University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

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University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The list covers useful products and tools for universities to use in the classroom and beyond. Considering that 97% of phone users between the ages of 18—29 use SMS to communicate , it comes as no surprise that our platform is so useful to colleges and universities across the country.

Podcasts Shown to be Potentially More Effective than Classroom Lectures

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But we are often asked about the effectiveness of mobile learning vs. classroom learning or traditional e-learning models. Well, this study from the State University of New York at Fredonia (my undergraduate Alma Mater) provides some evidence for the effectiveness for at least one form of m-Learning - podcasts. Many of us mobile learning enthusiasts are very excited about the technology associated with m-Learning.

Report says classroom walls and industrial-age schooling can go

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How far along the path to this kind of physically changing learning spaces is your school/ classroom/ campus? If its a new idea for you, don’t fret - all it takes is to read up on some universal design for learning (UDL) principles (which while coming originally from a disabilities/ learning styles perspective, does now give relevant underlying strategies for transforming learning spaces), and then start experimenting.

Ashley Smith's EDM310 Blog: iTunes University

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Ashley Smiths EDM310 Blog Thursday, March 5, 2009 iTunes University I found a lot of useful information on [link] First of all, it stated that learning no longer happens only at a desk. It puts the power of the iTunes Store in the hands of qualifying universities so they can distribute their educational media to their students or to the world. This information is very helpful because it is definitely something I would use in my own classroom.

One Laptop per Child Australia ‘flips’ the ICT in education deployment model

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There has been a new buzz word added to the education lexicon of late (as if one were needed) – the flipped classroom. Case in point is Salman Kahn whose prolific creation of online science and maths lessons is often cited as one of the best examples of the flipped classroom. Hopefully the flipped classroom movement can similarly learn from past experience to keep focused on the learning, not just on the technology that enables it.

CommLab University Blog » Blog Archive » Is m-learning a better platform for effective learning?

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CommLab University Blog « How effective is eLearning in imparting Product Training? M-learning has changed the mode of learning from the traditional instructor-led classroom teaching to constructive learner centered educational setting. Tony Post Comment CommLab Global Online University Blog The CommLab Global Online University blog is all about the latest, most useful and most talked about topics under Self Assessment, Career Growth and Success Tips.

ACU brings iPad, Mobile Learning to West TX science teachers - Abilene Christian University

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ACU News Championship Central Recent News ACU Videos News Archive ACU brings iPad, Mobile Learning to West Texas middle and high school teachers Abilene Christian University is bringing cutting-edge Mobile Learning technology to middle and high schools across West Texas. Pamplin says this project helps teachers determine whether technology makes a critical difference in the classroom, or is just an added bonus.

Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

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Home About Contact Links Resources Subscribe Mobile phones in the MFL classroom Dec 29th 2009 3 Comments respond trackback In the latest guest post about using Technology in Modern Foreign Languages , Dominic McGladdery writes about the apparent disparity between government advice on using mobiles phones in the classroom and the reality of teaching practice in classrooms where often every single student owns a mobile phone. Tags: language UK university

Rapid Doubling of Knowledge Drives Change in How We Learn


Classrooms were developed in Prussia in the 1770s as a new technology for dissemination of information that the state wanted students to know. Its purpose was to efficiently deliver a standardized curriculum to as many young people as possible, and in the 19th century, universal compulsory education at the elementary grades was available in most … The post Rapid Doubling of Knowledge Drives Change in How We Learn appeared first on Float.

SMS Study Service Success in NZ | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact SMS Study Service Success in NZ 15 06 2006 Auckland University has successfully implemented a first-in-the-world, SMS-based “learning on demand&# service for its students. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Designing Good Educational Podcasts | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Designing Good Educational Podcasts 15 06 2006 Andy Ramsden, a Learning Technology Advisor at Bristol University in the UK recently posted up a great guide for educators designing podcasts. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning 27 09 2006 “ Learner Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning ,&# [ doc ] [ pdf ] (which I co-authored with my colleague Margaret O’Connell), received the Best Paper Award at Queensland University of Technology’s “Learning on the Move&# conference which I attended yesterday (despite a raging flu!).

iPod Power | Mobile Learning


Andy Ramsden at the University of Bristol regularly publishes some of the best material on capture and delivery of podcasting materials on the web through his blog. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

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How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

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The classroom reality has changed drastically in the past decade. Stimulating Reading in The Classroom with The Help of Technology. However, it is possible to use the digital universe to encourage the habit of reading. 5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms. The advent of the internet and the popularization of digital devices brought a new context for teachers and school administrators, since students started to bring technology to the school routine.

Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students


The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the spotlight to online learning, with several schools, colleges and universities showing interest in interactive online platforms to deliver holistic learning to their students. However, online learning is not the same as classroom learning – the rules of the game are completely different.

Join the Oulu Winter School


Set in the UBIKO, one of the most innovative school buildings of Finland and charged with the latest educational equipment, Winter School participants will also explore and experiment with state-of-the-art iTEC technologies for an engaging classroom. The travel and accommodation expenses of the teacher plus friend are covered by iTEC Aalto University. Date: March 13-15, 2013 (Wednesday – Friday). In the capital of Northern Scandinavia: Oulu, Finland.

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4 Ways Technology Improves Teaching for the Next Generation

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Modern technologies, when implemented in the classroom to complement traditional teaching methods, can help professors teach better, and students retain the knowledge they gather. Whether it is in K-12 or university, educators who embrace digital learning activities can make their lessons more interactive, enjoyable, and straightforward for their students. In addition, with computer access in the classroom and at home, these resources are now closer to students.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide


Are you BYOD while flipping the classroom? OER - Open Educational Resources Mobile Learning Game based Learning Learning Analytics MOOC - Massively Open Online Courses Flipped Classrooms BYOD - Bring your own Device Coding for Kids OER - Open Educational Resources: Historically, there has been an uncomfortable relationship between publishers, and educators. Why the hype: Several big universities have started offering free access to their course materials.

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K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

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It will probably take months for schools and universities to get back to what was once considered normal- with students and teachers coming to the classrooms and participating in knowledge sharing sessions. We will never look at disaster movies the same again. The last few weeks have suddenly made them seem just a little bit less far-fetched – the mask and glove-clad grocery shopping, the slightly dystopian feeling of driving on near-empty highways.

Dial M for Mobile

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Several quotes from both Liz Kolb of Madonna University and Quasy Mahmoud at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, caught my eye: "It's important to start looking at the cell phone as the Swiss Army knife of learning, rather than as the most annoying thing in the classroom." Thanks to Kristen Beattie for pointing me to Dial M for Mobile , a very nice article about the potential for mobile phone use in schools, while also explaining some of the concerns.

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa


Championed by the excellent Steve, Ana & Marion at the University of Cape Town m-Ubuntu – Helping transform teaching in impoverished classrooms, and empower resource-poor teachers. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA! I have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach.

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5 Strategies to Improve Your Learning Management System

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You are a school, college or university looking to publish online courses and assign virtual work to your students. Through this interactive learning method, learners can be surprised at the page-linked assets they unearth amidst their training, and because education no longer has to be limited to the four walls of a classroom or on the physical pages of the book, you can be sure that this will spike up engagement and lead your students towards the future of the virtual classroom.

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Help Spread the Message- Scholarship Fund

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I apologize I''ve been very neglectful of this site and I do have some big plans coming for it, especially as mLearning is starting to become as standard as the QRG in classrooms. The West Rusk Scholarship fund goal is to provide full scholarships for the this year''s graduating students of West Rusk High School to East Texas Baptist University. Sturghill promised every student in this school to pay in full their tuition to East Texas Baptist University.

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8 Reasons to Create Interactive Textbooks for Engaging K-12 Students

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Well, it’s 2019, and most of the schools and universities have already accepted digital textbooks as the future of education. Today, schools and universities focus more on immersive learning for knowledge retention than just completing their syllabus. How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom. Are you still looking for reasons to create e-textbooks for students?

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Benchmark study in UK shows mobile learning technologies at 39%

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Mike Sharples at the University of Nottingham in the UK. Virtual classroom 46%. I have been questioned as to whether the many learning uses of mobile reviewed in my book are simply “visionary,&# or are becoming part of the landscape for learning and development professionals.

10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

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And therefore, these platforms are in high demand in schools and universities across the globe. A lot of teachers are still getting used to the idea of using eBooks and online content delivery platforms in classrooms. 5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms. An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. The platform, unlike a textbook is an interactive medium where students can engage with the content.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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We tend to focus on the 10% that we can easily relate to: formal learning in classrooms, print and online (essentially a lifelong hangover from our educational system) with a nod to the other 20% comprised of coaching, mentoring and learning from others. A review by Jessica Knox. Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). As learning professionals we see it everywhere.

October Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Ignatia Webs , October 9, 2009 Students Can Use SMS to Check & Post to Their Google Calendar - Cell Phones in Learning , October 6, 2009 M-Learning Goes Corporate and Succeeds - mLearning is Good , October 5, 2009 Using an iPod Touch with 8 Year Old Students - The Mobile Learner , October 3, 2009 Mobile University Access - mLearnopedia on Blogspot , October 24, 2009 TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Your Weekend Long Reads

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A 2016 report (two-page summary ) from Pearson and University College London’s Knowledge Lab offers a very readable and coherent argument for AI in education. Besold , lecturer in Data Science at City, University of London, talk about AI in Ed (my rough notes are here ). Actually creating this teacher-machine symbiosis in the classroom will be a major challenge, though, given the perception of job loss from technology.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. Many Universities Already Text Their Students. Universities nationwide are embracing the mobile revolution. Minnesota State University uses texting to help students who are struggling academically. And the University of Virginia offers application support through text messaging. These days, however, it is a no brainer.

iPad + apps = amazing archaeology


As an ex-archaeologist I keep an eye on digital trends in the digging world, and came across a great post on about an old friend and colleague Dr Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinatti and his digitally-enhanced fieldwork at Pompeii. It's not hard to imagine a collection of classrooms 'partnering' a dig, and getting data piped straight from the trench to a few iPads of their own.

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Learning about Infuse Learning from My Teaching Intern

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Every year my students (called teaching interns at my university) show me new methods, resources and ideas to approach teaching and learning. Then students log into the room (by using a classroom number also very quick!). One of the reasons why I teach is because I love learning. This past week one of my teaching interns, Matt, introduced me a website that I like even better than for using mobile devices to get instant feedback from students.

Socrative for Mobile Polling Just Got Better!

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So how do I use Socrative in my classroom? Below are a few ways that I have used it with my preservice teachers in our university courses. 1) Entrance Tickets As soon as the students enter the classroom they log into Socrative (via their laptop, cell phone or iPod/iPad) and answer the getting started question. On of my favorite free resources for mobile polling, surveys and brainstorming is Socrative. Socrative can work on any mobile device with Internet access.

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5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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Prof Mike Sharples (Open University) put forward the single, strongest point on mobile learning: that it needs to be led by pedagogy and not technology. In fact, fully embracing mobile means challenging our ideas of teacher, classroom and content( @activeducator ). We need to think of learning spaces and not learning classrooms, and envisage the role of mobile in such contexts.

Corporate M-Learning Realized!!

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We see quite a few articles and studies on m-Learning in k-12 and university settings, but we don’t often see a good case study in corporate mobile learning. This article proves that when done properly, mobile learning can not only provide an equal training experience… but it can beat the results attained through traditional classroom and eLearning. Mobile Learning. Those who read my posts know that my biggest area of interest is corporate mobile learning.

Text-message course helping newcomers learn English

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Text-message course helping newcomers learn English A pen and paper aren't necessary in an Edmonton classroom where students are learning English with a new tool — text messages on their cellphones. Athabasca University, a long-distance post-secondary school, created the cellphone lessons for those wanting to learn English as a second language (ESL). You're controlling it, which is so nice," said Tracey Woodburn of Athabasca University. "A

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mLearning and Geocaching

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With our guide (Teacher Alan Morely, who has developed the program) dressed as a pirate, we ventured out all over a university campus, deciphering clues to find a treasure. As far as getting students out of the classroom, the potential of using mobile GPS devices in this way almost limitless. GPS-based spatial learning (geocaching) is a new form of mobile learning for me. I had the chance to experience it in person recently and came away with a new tool in my mLearning kit.

3 New Reports on Edtech for Refugees, Displaced Populations and Deprived Settings – Your Weekend Long Reads

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Scaffolded, appropriate, and adaptive software can be extremely useful in classroom settings. The Teachers for Teachers project in Kakuma camp, Kenya, by Columbia University is a great example of how teacher training and virtual mentoring is possible. There are over half a billion children living in countries affected by conflict and disasters , making them three times more likely to be out of school than children living in stable, but low-income countries.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

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However, they do have special fees for universities (so my guess is that a school could negotiate a very small fee). Classroom Integration Ideas Downtime Play When students finish a test or quiz, there is usually some downtime for some of them. Spring Break (or other school breaks) Doing mobile scavenger hunts around the city (or at local museums) might be a nice way to keep students connected to the classroom learning goals while they are on break.

The Pearson years: A brief review

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All product development was based on user-centred design, through constant classroom observations, user interviews, user tests and data from the app itself. In an independent study, conducted by Wits University, of Grade 8 learners and teachers at a Johannesburg public school, teachers found that struggling learners seemed to benefit the most from using X-kit Achieve Mobile.

Soloway explains his mobile learning software

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Elliot Soloway is not a stranger to many people in the field of e-learning and m-learning, in this short and interesting video he demonstrates his mobile learning products and endorses cell phones in classrooms. In the last few months, there have been several press releases by Soloway, the University of Michigan and his company so I took a short look at his website

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

mLearning World Abstract Although ICT integration is growing across all sectors of Education, the one device that most symbolises the current stage of the Digital Revolution, the mobile phone, has not been welcomed into classrooms. Background: The benefits of the micro-chip (developed in 1971) and the hard disk drive, while confined at first to large corporations and universities, have since impacted wider society (and by implication, Education) in three successive waves.

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South African Professor Dr. Dick Ng'ambi Inspired Me Today

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My radio co-host Jeff Stanzler and I had a wonderful interview today with Dr. Dick Ng'ambi who is a professor at the University of Capetown in South Africa. Dr. Ng'ambi is doing something that could be very useful in classrooms around the world where students' fear ridicule by their identified participation. He also runs a mobile phone project at the Centre for Educational Technology.