How Education Technology Will Revolutionize Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

The school, in turn, cannot turn its back on this new reality, but must incorporate educational technology into pedagogical practices. During these years, the development of educational technological solutions has proved to be extremely efficient in supporting school management and the teaching-learning process. For this, educators need to seek information and knowledge. Some educators may think that the rise of technological tools is replacing professionals.

K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

Kitaboo on EdTech

Institutions need to start thinking about the impact of this pandemic and the resulting disruption on K-12 education globally. Educators across the country are reacting in real-time to the new situation. Educators across the country are already worrying about learning loss for students, with the entire second semester being disrupted. Surprisingly, a lot of education service providers have started working furiously amid this global chaos to support the learning institutions.

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

The requirements of a higher education institution such as a college or a university are quite different from that of a K-12 institution. Therefore, the education provided in colleges and universities must be at par with the requirements of the job market. As college education is an important phase in a student’s life, given that it paves the path towards employment and financial stability, educational institutions are under pressure to deliver courses in the best possible way.

10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

Kitaboo on EdTech

An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. This high demand has resulted in the production and availability of many such online education platforms in the market, putting educational institutions in a dilemma. So, here are the must-have features of an online education platform. Though it’s an online education platform, it must also be accessible offline. The online education platform must be device agnostic.

The Future of Mobile Learning in Higher Education

Float Mobile Learning

Industry News Pedagogy and Learning Educause higher education Rick Oller of the Marlboro College Graduate School writes for Educause about the possible futures of mobile learning, including learning implants.

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iPods in Education Part 14: Enhanced Science Education

The Mobile Learner

Much time as been spent in this “iPods in Education&# series on uses as they relate to Language Arts or geography instruction. Tags: apps differentiatedinstruction iPod in Education mlearning mobilelearning tools True, mobile devices work well across the curriculum. This time, I’d like to branch out and look at some uses in science.

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Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone).

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

uLearning Blog

Despite being a consumer device, it has seen massive adoption by professionals in business, medicine, and education. Here are the top 3 things that iPad 2 has going for it as far as education is concerned: 1. So what does the iPad not have yet for education? As mentioned above, the iPad is a consumer device – its not been designed with the needs of education in mind specifically. We also need clarity around education use off apps and iTunes content.

Two new ubiquitous technologies for Education

uLearning Blog

Wanted to post about two new technologies I am exploring for their ubiquitous impact on technology that I wanted to share… Both are currently being deployed, but as it is very early days, especially for Education, the ultimate uses of them in a learning context are yet to be defined. its being used in retail to send alerts about sales to shoppers in the US, but in education it sounds perfect for libraries and museums.

Mobile Devices in Education Survey

Cell Phones in Learning

If you have a few minutes please take the Mobile Devices in Education Survey (it is from Totem Brand Strategy). Teachers! They are drawing 10 winners randomly and each will win $100 USD. They plan to close it in 10 days (April 18). See Contest Rules at beginning of survey.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. Why is this technological innovation different for education than previous moments (for example, the rise of television or the popularity of personal computers)? I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Education is under pressure to change because of a number of factors. New models of education.

Mobile Devices in Education Survey

Cell Phones in Learning

If you have a few minutes please take the Mobile Devices in Education Survey (it is from Totem Brand Strategy). Teachers! They are drawing 10 winners randomly and each will win $100 USD. They plan to close it in 10 days (April 18). See Contest Rules at beginning of survey.

The Immigration Debate and Education

mLearning World

The latest immigration debate prompted me to do some thinking about adult education. From an educational and business perspective, this may be an interesting opportunity. There is, however, an educational gap that needs filling. From the obvious ESL to computer, business, and citizenship courses, the adult educational opportunity is huge. eLearning Education for the iPod Generation. immigration adult education

Inside Michigan Education Podcast

Cell Phones in Learning

Last week I was interviewed by Rob Huisingh of Inside Michigan Education. The podcast with my interview is now up on the website, along with many other interesting interviews concerning Michigan education issues

Inside Michigan Education Podcast

Cell Phones in Learning

Last week I was interviewed by Rob Huisingh of Inside Michigan Education. The podcast with my interview is now up on the website, along with many other interesting interviews concerning Michigan education issues

What does the new iPad mean for education?

uLearning Blog

Significantly, my number one item for how the new 2012 iPad will impact education is not the new 2012 iPad at all – its the fact that the 2011 iPad 2 is now much more affordable for schools – $100, or a permanent 20% discount in fact. mobile/miniaturisation 2012 Apple education iPad mlearn mlearning retina Schools- apple.com/iPad.

Site to Evaluate Mobile Apps for Education

Cell Phones in Learning

Common Sense Media has an excellent website that educators can use to find apps for teaching and learning in their curricular area. The website also allows you to look at ratings and reviews of websites and games for children too. This is incredibly helpful for teachers who are using or considering using iPods, iPads, Kindle, Nook or other mobile devices in their classrooms.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

The Mobile Learner

There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education. While the introduction of the iPhone and the iPod Touch has changed the rules in how handheld devices can be used in education, this series has laid dormant as I’ve been in the process of catching up with the technology. In recent years, attitudes in the education system have begun to change.

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Refugee education – your weekend long reads

Steve Vosloo

The surge in global refugees has had devastating effects on the education of affected children. Only 61% of refugee children have access to primary education , and only 23% have access to secondary school. Technology has been shown to make a contribution to alleviating this crisis in a range of ways, be it through widening access to learning materials, enabling virtual mentoring of teachers, improving education administration, or better and quicker data collection.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone).

Are MOOCs the technology to break the Education Cartel?

uLearning Blog

Imagine if the streaming music app Pandora was the education system. The MOOC did it: What it all means for Education. Education is the cartel that technology is going to break next” Heppell, 2011. Higher education is just on the edge of the crevasse … I think even five years from now these enterprises are going to be in real trouble” Clay Christensen, 2013. So what about the education system? Part 1.

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

Higher educational institutes across the globe are investing heavily to advance teaching and learning to cope with students’ needs in the emerging knowledge economy and information technology world. It is now investing heavily in IT for Saudi school systems and funding Mobile Learning projects, particularly in higher education institutions. In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects.

Good positive coverage of tablets in Education

uLearning Blog

Want to point you all to this story published in major newspapers across Australia recently that gives a positive look at where tablets in Education are going rather than the ‘we did alright with pencils’ view thats often offered up. A year ago Apple amped up its iPad push into the education market with the launch of iBooks 2.

The iPad mini review for Educators

uLearning Blog

WHAT ABOUT EDUCATION? In Australia the Sydney Morning Herald (1.7.12) has reported that 60% of Catholic Schools in the Sydney area have deployed them, with large official trials having been run by almost every state Education Department as well. So, yes, iPad is big in education. “It seems to me that in the last 2 1/2 years, Apple have pretty much already done the work needed to explain to most people what the iPad is.

The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

uLearning Blog

But what will it mean for education? As it seems to strike a better balance between being a media consumption platform and a productive #PostPC device than the Kindle Fire and Nook devices do for the same price, this may turn out to be true for education worldwide.

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing instant feedback using a back-channel titled: The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback. The idea of instant feedback is not new in education. Tags: Cell Phones in Education cell_phone edushifts cell phone in education cell phones mobile learning mobilelearning

A New Series: Cell Phones in Education

The Mobile Learner

At that time, I began a series of blog posts titled “iPod in Education&#. Tags: tools mobilelearning Mobilelearner cell phones differentiatedinstruction digital culture cell_phone Cell Phones in Education education When I began writing this blog a little over one year ago, the major focus of my thoughts were around using the iPod to help kids learn.

iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten?

The Mobile Learner

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From Lead Learner-Changing Education from FM to Pandora

mLearning World

Education for the iPod GenerationHow times have changed- has yourlearning changed? Growing up, we listened to our favorite songs on FM radio. We had our favorite DJs that built excitement about new songs, and he kept our attention with games and contests to be caller number 10. We also had to endure listening to songs that we really didn't care for, and when we repeatedly heard songs we didn't like, we would give up and change the channel or turn the radio off all together.

Education design in a mobile era

Steve Vosloo

I recently gave a presentation on Education design in a mobile era at the 3rd International North South TVET ICT Conference held in Cape Town. Uncategorized design mobile learning tvet

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

Mobile Commons

College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Consider the range of activities that a text message campaign can be used for—textbook rentals and returns, last-minute schedule changes, and even student rallies—and you can see why the mobile revolution is not just here to stay, it’s changing the face of higher education for the better. Higher Ed higher education summer melt

The first Web2.0, comprehensive iPhone education app?

uLearning Blog

One common problem for educators seeking to use the iPhone or iPod touch in their learning environment is the fact that the most common uses of the devices for things such as taking attendance, voice recording or interfacing with learning management systems (such as Moodle) require constant exiting and switching between several different apps. Helping to solve this problem is a new app from iKonstrukt thats simply titled ‘Educate’. By Jonathan Nalder, and Shane Roberts.

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mLearning-World.com: Sony PSP as Educational Handheld?

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Sony PSP as Educational Handheld? Ive never been much of a gamer, and only recently have I delved into Second Life, however, with more and more educational games being made for the Sony PSP, Ive decided its time to jump into the foray. Ive also decided to check out some of the existing PSP educational titles available.

Book: Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches

Steve Vosloo

At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, a short book Education and Skills 2.0: The book critically reviews existing and new ideas, perspectives and frameworks on education through relevant analyses and case studies. Uncategorized case studies Education and Skills return on investment wef world economic forum yoza New Targets and Innovative Approaches was released.

4T Virtual Education Technology Conference! FREE for K-12 edcuators and administrators

Cell Phones in Learning

The 4TVirtualCon is an opportunity for educators from across the globe to connect, network, and learn from each other about issues in technology education. The current Elementary and Secondary Master of Arts with Certification (MAC) interns at the University of Michigan School of Education are assisting with the development of the conference. The conference is FREE and OPEN to all educators.

Education for All in Africa

Steve Vosloo

The presentation looks at the Education for All goals and how mobile phones can support their achievement. Education for All mLearning presentation, Open Innovation Africa Summit [link]. Uncategorized education for all efa m4Lit mlearning yozaOn Monday I gave a keynote presentation at the Nokia Open Innovation Africa Summit in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. Questions were asked in order to get the delegates into problem solving mode!

iPad: first thoughts from an educator

uLearning Blog

This is a big limitation, and potentially limits it’s use by students accessing me education departments LMS. Well, here it is- the much hyped iPad itself. Several observations have occurred to me in the last hour since taking the obligatory unboxing shot above that I’d like to share: 1. My 2 1/2 year old, who is a 2 year iPhone veteran, upon first seeing it, took one look and told me it was an iPhone.

Let’s Talk: Online Educator Meetup Session 1

The Mobile Learner

To all educators in Ontario, Canada: we need a place online to talk. I’ve witnessed and experienced so many wonderful conversations happening between educators abroad but struggle to find these conversations here in my own backyard. As a result, I’ve thought about setting up a place for Ontario educators to come together to engage in professional dialogue with local educators and other educators from around the world.

The best Presentation on Social Learning and the New Role for Educators

mLearning Revolution

There is one slide in particular that caught my eye, entitled ‘ The New Role in Education.’. Social Media changes everything for Educators, it’s a revolution that takes us from being passive content consumers, who sit on the sidelines, to being passionate producers of information we share with our learners. Check it out and let me know the Impact that Social Media has had on you as an Educator by leaving a comment.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

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mLearning-World.com: Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, May 02, 2008 Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. GoMo News Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. Called M4Girls the handsets come loaded with educational material designed to “help improve the mathematics performance of Grade 10 girl learners.&# Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Cu.

mLearning-World.com: The iPod in Education - video overview

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, December 14, 2007 The iPod in Education - video overview //This new mLearn Vidcast looks at how the iPod can be used for educational purposes - over 7 different examples are detailed and demo’d, with practical uses of things such as quizzes, podcasts, audiobooks and more covered. Open Discussion- Is There an Educational Laffer Cu.

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Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series. Tags: mobile devices tools mobilelearning cell phone cell_phone Cell Phones in Education mobile learning I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom.