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?

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.

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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.

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. So what about the education system? Part 1.

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.

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.

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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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.

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).

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

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.

Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms

The Mobile Learner

The video below is an animation and visualization of Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Changing Educational Paradigms. His message is relevant here as the utilization of mobile devices for learning is only possible when we understand the current state of education and that change is in order. Above and beyond the message provided by Mr. Robinson, the animated visualization is a great way to connect to the message in different way. Enjoy!

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.’. Check it out and let me know the Impact that Social Media has had on you as an Educator by leaving a comment. Social Media , Educators , eLearning , mLearning , Informal Learning.

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.

Help for busy Educators: Posterous

uLearning Blog

The wonderful, ever faster pace of technological change does have its downsides, especially for already busy educators. So again fellow educators in need of less to do: Posterous lets you auto-update multiple services using just email.

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10 intriguing iPad apps for Educators

uLearning Blog

Amidst all the hype, here is a look at 10 intriguing iPad apps that may just be useful in your classroom. This video was created 100% on an iPad alone.Apps:Time BOM, The Australian, SIB Romeo & Juliet, Popplet, AudioNote, Caster, ReelDirector, Mover+, TypeDrawing, 2Screens, and Paperdesk.

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 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. This project has encouraged the implementation of e-learning and distance education.

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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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.

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

Artificial Intelligence in Education: Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

Continuing the focus on artificial intelligence (AI) , this weekend looks at it in education. An Argument for AI in Education. Figuring out how humans and AI can bring out the best in each other to improve education, now that is an exciting proposal.

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.

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. Higher Ed higher education summer melt Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher.

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 also decided to check out some of the existing PSP educational titles available.

Take Note: ‘Explain Everything’ app is THE top education app right now

uLearning Blog

For educators, it means the option to create video podcasts is now available whenever and wherever we require it. Indigenous Education and Training Futures Division | [link]. Department of Education and Training | Queensland Government.

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.

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

uLearning Blog

There has been a new buzz word added to the education lexicon of late (as if one were needed) – the flipped classroom. This is a trap that many ICT in education programs have fallen into in the past.

Slide2Learn event for iPod touch in Education

uLearning Blog

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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Can education systems anticipate the challenges of AI? (IIEP-UNESCO strategic debate)

Steve Vosloo

I was honoured to be a discussant in the IIEP-UNESCO strategic debate in Paris on the question Can education systems anticipate the challenges of AI?

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

uLearning Blog

In a few days, I get to present at a massive educational conference – Ulearn09 in Christchurch, New Zealand. This year there will be over 1700 educators present. the joy of educating during a time of rapid technological change.

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.

iPhone 4 – not much for educators? (updated)

uLearning Blog

While I wait for a decent Android tablet to ship (be it iPod touch or iPad sized), I’ll instead post here about the just released info on the iPhone 4 and its OS (iOS4). Well because in my state alone there are many many schools using the iPod touch to enhance learning.

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

mLearning World

Yes really iPod is preparing a great space in education, This a great technology.Thanks for sharing this post. 1:16 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Education for the iPod Generation The world of personalized, on demand educational technology.

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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).

Direct observations about where Educator’s are at.

uLearning Blog

I’ve recently had the fortune to attend major technology in education two conferences in the space of a week that featured Keynote’s from such high-profile educators as Stephen Heppell, Gary Stager, Mark Treadwell and Mark Prensky. I saw educators flirting with software and hardware vendors rather than asking ‘where’s the research for that?’. Secondly, that paper and pens are still ahead as notetaking tools of choice for educators, but only just.

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

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.

Gathering of Educators using ubiquitous devices

uLearning Blog

As one of 130 educators from around the world (and two from my institution Education Queensland), we logged on to hear real life stories of Universities and Schools that are integrating connected, mobile, wireless devices into their learning activities.