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

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I’m fascinated by the impact Social Media has had on just about everything we do, including how we learn and how we share knowledge with our peers. Some people may call this Social Learning, or Informal Learning, I just call it Learning. Social Learning.

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. Use social media in the classroom.

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Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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It is one of many educational systems that are beginning to think differently about in-class mobile behavior. Embracing mobile technology is a smart move for todays educators; were observing this become realized. Lets educate accordingly. Tags: K-12 classroom education

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

Mobile Learning Edge

Wozniak will be speaking about “will discuss education, emerging technologies, and his vision for the future of technology and society.&# (American Banking & Market News, February 28, 2011).

Social Media Smarts for New and Veteran Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

to hear that the parents of their students will be looking them up on the Internet, in particular in social media sites such as Facebook (or "mombook" as some teenagers are now calling it!). We spend time developing guidelines to follow as new teachers using social media for personal use.

Exploring Educational Technology

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The Ning ( [link] ) social network is used to facilitate collaboration between the two different courses ( [link] ). How are we as educators harnessing the potential of this technology that our students have ion their pockets?Video

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

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.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

But, as Bill Tancer showed in his 2008 book Click , the number of people visiting porn sites has gone down as the use of social media has gone up. Think of the educational uses for this app!

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Use Text Messaging to Educate Consumers about the New Health Insurance Marketplaces and Drive Enrollment

Mobile Commons

It is vital that governments, insurance agencies, health centers and non-profits educate citizens about their new insurance options and drive enrollment – both for the health of the system, and for the health of the citizens themselves. Consumer outreach and education must begin today.

The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)

Steve Vosloo

The article I wrote for the BBC Future site (24 August 2012) is not available to users in the UK, so here it is below … The future of education in Africa is mobile. Education systems are under stress. The “usual” tried and tested methods of delivering education are not enough.

Feedback Goes Mobile

Mobile Learning Edge

As educators and L&D professionals face the challenge of waning attention spans yet an increased demand for knowledge and information acquisition; this article’s summary of the survey is a good highlight of our audiences interest and ability to freely give us their feedback on how good, bad or indifferent the learning was. Articles Learning Technologies Reviews Social MediaWe all know we are behind in mobile device utilization compared to most of Europe.

Mobile Knowledge for Social Change

mLearnopedia Blog

A new site ShareIdeas.org : Mobile Knowledge for Social Change was just launched for NGOs with the support of Nokia and Vodaphone. Although not specifically for m-learning, there are case studies about civic engagement, economic empowerment, education, environment, health and safety and humanitarian relief. It definitely is a wiki site which I plan to follow.

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. In that blog post, I suggested that social networking sites can be a tool to allow for that type of feedback. The idea of instant feedback is not new in education. This situation is just as possible with coloured cards as it is with social networking sites.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of teacher PD, Twitter can be used as: - a networking tool to link with other educators to discuss ideas and issues with like minded colleagues around the world. - It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform.

Get Mobile to Implement Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

In an article from Float Mobile Learning , an mLearning firm based in Illinois, Scott McCormick suggests that to really discover what your firm requires in terms of mobile education and support, you have to get mobile yourself.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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If you are new to this movement in Education, here’s how Ted-Ed describes the Flipped classroom: This refers to a method of instruction where classroom-based teaching time and traditional “homework” time are reversed (flipped).

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Global Mobile Awards

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The category for this year was expanded to Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning and drew further entries. It provides over 10,000 educational contents, diverse motion controls, voice/touch recognition, facial express and more.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Search for everything we need just in time, - finding locations/directions instantly, - news, ebooks, sports updates, - social networking, facebook, twitter, - banking & shopping, - face time / video calls.

Shareideas.org - mobile communications for social benefits

MobilED

Shareideas.org is an online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. The education section of the site is gathering case study stories explaining how mobile tools have been used in education. MobilED case is already reported in there (thank you Kobus, for fixing it!). I also wrote an small article to the site with the title: Mobile learning - what is it?

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Each week we will review existing tools for social change, cover techniques for mobile hacking, and piece together new experiments. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Each week we will review existing tools for social change, cover techniques for mobile hacking, and piece together new experiments. I just read an interesting post on MobileActive.

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

The content is fully curriculum-aligned, levelled for difficulty and based on a solid theoretical framework, while the service includes leaderboards, badges and social network integration. I contributed to Education and Skills 2.0:

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. 3) Language Study Students learning a new language can call in voicemarks and practice their new language skills 4) Social Studies Students can ask others (friends and family) to call in from different parts of the country to give their perspective on local, national, and international social and cultural issues.

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. 3) Language Study Students learning a new language can call in voicemarks and practice their new language skills 4) Social Studies Students can ask others (friends and family) to call in from different parts of the country to give their perspective on local, national, and international social and cultural issues.

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

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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.

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

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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.

iPods in Education Part 13: Uses in Kindergarten?

The Mobile Learner

While it is true that it is better to have a child actively engaged with an iPod that passively watching TV (whether at home or in an automobile), and while it is also true that there are many apps available that can begin to teach children at an early age, what is also true is that the devices cannot provide the experiences necessary for socialization or teach gross motor skills that physical activity can. Tags: edushifts iPod in Education reflections

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

In education there are SO many apps, so many mobile learning services and products. Content is social. There were fears, and to an extent many of us in education are still cautious, about intruding into the social media lives of learners. However, I think that with the rise of social media, the door has opened. Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Content is social.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

Many of those same customers are also students or other education partners and shifting to a mobile strategy in education can help us connect with those students and partners. Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort.

November Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning November 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

New issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

Mobile Learning Edge

Medical English M-Learning: Positioning a New Paradigm in E-Education. The Importance of Social Media for Commerce. A new issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012), is available.

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce.

Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

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The more I blog about different things, the more I realize that every time I talk about mobile, be it through statistics or Trends to watch, or educational apps I try, or even Interviews I do, I always get passionate about the topic. Over the weekend, I read this great article entitled 10 Social Media Tips for Bloggers and tip #2, specifically got me excited about launching a Facebook page for my Blog.

Research on Mobiles and Social Networking | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Research on Mobiles and Social Networking 7 09 2006 From the fantastic Mobile Life blog , a couple of reports on mobile phone use. Social interactions are examined via cumulative statistics as well as directed graphs to model interactions in various learning modes (providing useful visual comparisons between face-to-face and mobile learning, for example).

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.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. One reads of digital installations as parts of student social spaces and libraries.

Reflections on The First Ontario Educator Meetup

The Mobile Learner

On Monday December 29th at 6:00 pm EST, this first Ontario Educator Meetup session took place online in Adobe Connect. Judging by the fact that 3 individuals sent me their regrets beforehand and expressed interest in participating in session #2, I’m encouraged that this humble attempt to connect Ontario educators with other educators from around the world will turn out to be a positive learning experience and environment for all involved.