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The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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This is probably the first in a series of three post, the first in which I pose questions, in the second I try to analyze the components and ‘ecosystem’ in the manner of actor/resource/process, and in the last attempt to draw some conclusions on how L&D may be able to assist the development of such ecosystems. We should assume something similar happens when we develop learning networks.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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Wikipedia Zero - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. open source mUbuntu India m4d digital divide innovation developing world born mobile south africa free resources This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. mobile app development html5 content standards scorm zip tin can cross platformIf I build for an iPhone, what about Android? How can I ensure that all possible learners benefit from my awesome app? Packages can also contain non-html5 media (like eBooks).

iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

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6 months in the making, this infographic aims to map the emerging uses of iBeacons in Education against the levels of the SAMR model developed by Dr Rubin Puentedura. samr ibeacon. When a new technology emerges, its early uses in education will generally follow a path that begins at a substitution level of using the new tech almost exclusively just to replace something we could already do.

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

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We've already recorded and published our first episode and I welcome the readers of this blog to subscribe to this series where we hope to share leading news stories and happenings across the world of mobile devices and apps in general and Training and Development initiatives in particular. It should prove to be fun, engaging and hopefully beneficial to all who invest their time to listen.

Mobile Learning in India

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They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. Similar to India, it’s hard to quantify adoption in more developed markets. The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool.

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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► Mar 05 (1) Developing a Professional Digital Competency Portf. ► Apr 14 (1) Teacher Roundtable: Good Deeds Societies ► Apr 07 (1) The Energy Farm Concept for Small and Medium Produ. The edublog emphasizes real-world e-learning issues and appropriate uses of emerging technologies. Who is the Queen? You are, dear reader. Susan Smith Nash is the Queens assistant.

The Mobile Learner

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January 14, 2009 — Rob De Lorenzo As the break-neck speed at which development of digital technology continues to take place, and considering that my November 27, 2007 blog post titled “Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?&# This is a very valid concern and speaks to one participant’s point about developing critical mass. link] 2. link] 3.

Remembering the Social Contexts of Learning

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The disconnect here is that proponents of technology, myself included, often spend enormous amounts of time and energy discussing the mechanics of technology use but do so outside of the social contexts and realities of teaching and learning. Allow me to state right here that I continue to be an advocate for increased use of technological tools to help teachers teach and to help kids learn.

The touchscreen XO – a (p)review & update on OLPC Australia

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Announced just recently but under development for sometime is the next hardware iteration of the ‘its an education program not a laptop program’ XO. Preview: XO-4 Duo hybrid laptop/tablet from OLPC Australia. Based on use of an early XO with touchscreen prototype. An upgraded XO-1.5 No longer are cheap netbooks the frontier of computing. Externally the design of the XO is staying unchanged.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

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GE recently launched a website to teach customers about its’ efforts in alternative energy. Developers can start by leveraging the Flash Art (FlArt) toolkit. . The integration of innovative technology in learning has always been a goal of educators. In the past two decades, we’ve seen advances in learning technology that allow learners to connect to powerful learning systems and sources of information that were previously unavailable. However, most recent technologies have forced the learner to learn through computer-generated reality or “virtual reality&#.

Reflections on The First Ontario Educator Meetup

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This is a very valid concern and speaks to one participant’s point about developing critical mass. I hope that by using a web conferencing tool such as Adobe Connect and encouraging dialogue among members of a network, this space can act as a starting point for educators willing to learn more about social networks and getting involved in a PLN but are unsure about where, how or why to focus their energies on this pursuit. On Monday December 29th at 6:00 pm EST, this first Ontario Educator Meetup session took place online in Adobe Connect. digital tools.

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

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HeartOfGamingUK: Ashens is the best im loling while i type =D Popularity Contest 100% The Hottest Topic of the Moment, Renewable Energy 48% Enterprise 21 ERP Software From Technology Group International Discusses Too Much Inventory 38% Is the United States ready for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles? Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About MoSo Tech! Mobile phones can be easily carried.

Cloud Computing: money and mobilty

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Now imagine that computing power and the software it runs could be available not from your own expensive and energy sucking tower, but from the air. Well, ‘wirelessly’ might be a better way of putting it - because its the development of the wireless internet that is making this rather fanciful sounding idea a very real possibility as the tech industry goes forward. by Jonathan Nalder mLearnxyz.net So what does mobile learning have to do with ‘cloud computing’? And just what is ‘cloud computing’? Mine was via my parents in 1988 - the screen was CGA with wait for it - 3 colours!

My 100th Post: A Look Back

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I was trying to figure out where I would spend my energies. I hope the next year and a half and 99 posts bring as much development in the area of mlearning and in my own personal learning as the last year and a half and 99 post have. After a little over one year and a half of thinking about and writing about mobile learning, I have reached my 100th post. I would like to take this opportunity to take a look back and reflect on how the world of technology has changed my experiences and my thinking. My PLN consisted essentially of the people I had physically around me. right?

Addressing Some Critiques of Mobile Learning

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Instead of using energy to ban cell phones, and then policing the ban, we should be teaching student how to live responsibly in the world and how to treat others with respect – basic social skills. Personally, I feel it’s time to modernize teaching and learning models where the emphasis is on skill development and where information is a resource to skills attainment. Throughout the many posts on this blog, I have mainly focused on trends and ideas in how mobile devices can be integrated into teaching and learning. This is another common criticism.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted. The main trainer trainer was Nicholas Circosta, a 21-year-old Honours student from Murdoch University and a founding partner in start-up software development company Codelity.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted. The main trainer trainer was Nicholas Circosta, a 21-year-old Honours student from Murdoch University and a founding partner in start-up software development company Codelity.

21st Century Skills: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?

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I often did this because I was an exhausted teacher who worked very hard, and at times didn't have the energy to align standards to real-world work skills and expectations. Develop and teach lessons that integrate these tools. I just saw a very interesting report called Ready to Innovate which was sponsored by the Conference Board. The report asks the question, Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce? The report surveyed both educators and business leaders about what are important 21st Century skills pertaining to "creativity."

21st Century Skills: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?

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I often did this because I was an exhausted teacher who worked very hard, and at times didn't have the energy to align standards to real-world work skills and expectations. Develop and teach lessons that integrate these tools. I just saw a very interesting report called Ready to Innovate which was sponsored by the Conference Board. The report asks the question, Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce? The report surveyed both educators and business leaders about what are important 21st Century skills pertaining to "creativity."

TIME between TIMES: the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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Mobile, wireless and cloud computing developments are leading very quickly towards a world of ubiquitous, or ‘everyware’ computing. I believe that we are seeing, in educational technology, a rare convergence of technological transformation and ideological development. CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a software, web and eLearning development firm. Enjoy! TIME between TIMES. : link]. “My

The Future of Mobile Learning? « Online Blogucation

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It’s such a popular business model that competitors like Google and Microsoft have (and are continuing to develop) their own app stores, Google Apps Marketplace and Windows Marketplace, respectively. And doesn’t creating an iPhone app — whether from Walgreens or thousands of other developers — suggest that a Google app and a Windows Mobile app are close behind? Simple! A Web app.

Learning as Reflexive; Reality as a Series of Filters « The Ddeok is Always Greener on the Other Side ?? ?? ? ? ???

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To understand the pitfalls, the natural rhythms, the paths to cognitive development. The technology bends to you and allows your natural learning impulses to be exploited for greater cognitive development. Perhaps, if only by unlocking means of channeling our natural energies into discovery. Michael Sean Gallagher ?? ?? ? ? ??? Learning with a phone? There are approximately 6.7

e-Learning Online: What if learning could be as fun as Appy Newz?

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Why not flip that angst and energy into an embrace for Mobile Learning? Google Earth™ Lessons ► October (6) PODetc Professional Development Fall 2008 8 Online Discussion Response Techniques Creating and Managing groups for E-Learning Google Documents (Fully Facilitated 5 Day Online C. Friday, April 10, 2009 What if learning could be as fun as Appy Newz? Response Clickers?

"The students don't think of it as learning" | Education IT | ZDNet.com

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Fear of Mobile Learning - Taking Teaching Further

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the largest provider of online course development and management, released a widget to Facebook and an application for the iPhone. I know some teachers are afraid of emerging tools. But I also wonder if that fear is a barrier to student learning. But should we as educators fear them? Mobile Phone Breakdown Mobile devices are growing at an astronomical pace. Roughly 1.6 But about 4.3 2009).

The Hindu News Update Service

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Can connectivity be expected to deliver quickly in areas relating to social development where other conventional methods have not been too effective? Therefore, more focus as well as investments into the other sources of energy would be required. News Update Service Wednesday, January 28, 2009 : 1155 Hrs RSS Feeds Sections Top Stories National International Regional Business Sport Sci. Entertainment Agri. BK) Syngal , former Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL). Mr Syngal, a B.Tech. Hons) and M.Tech. I would say connectivity is already taken as given.

Relevant Science: "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges"

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My organization, Digital Millennial Consulting was responsible for the design and development of Project K-Nect. Professional Development, 2. actually foster critical thinking), professional development, cost. Tuesday March 23, 2010 2:23 Mary Adham 2:23 Mark Hess: yes - we are seeing more and more applications being developed for mobile devices. Eastern. my 6 yr. Thanks.