Erik Wahl: Put Energy and Creativity Back Into Learning

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I just had the privilege of attending and presenting at Learning Solutions 2012 in Orlando, another great conference hosted by the eLearning Guild. Since this was my first time attending [.]. Conferences eLearning Guild Erik Wahl Learning Solutions 2012

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Mobile Learning = Green Learning

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Apps Mobile Technology education energy environment fuel consumption government green LutronReducing paper consumption in government meetings One of the areas where the iPad is gaining traction is in government meetings. Granicus announced in March a free app called iLegislate, which helps [.].

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The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Any ecosystem depends on the sum of resources available (in essence energy); in nature it is the sun that drives most of the system by providing infinite energy coupled with naturally occurring resources such as nitrogen and carbon. So this type of energy must exist in a learning network, used to generate value in the network. Agents in the network must have the ability to utilize this energy to produce ‘objects’ of value.

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Louis Vuitton bags to the cycle tend to be ready

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You home security system had been supposedly the one alarm, because none Louis Vuitton bags of the alternative managers noticed the cascade involving issues which bit by bit killed the energy power grip. It had become the other most disastrous electric power outage ever, and everything due to a incompetent alarm.

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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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Recognizing the educational value of encouraging such behaviors, many school leaders have shifted their energies from limiting the use of these technologies to limiting their abuse. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They have just released a position statement , summarizing their thoughts on the matter … and it is surprisingly good!

Corporate Training & Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Kitaboo

But channeling their energy towards productivity requires some effort from your side as well. Enterprises are leaving no stone unturned in order to create an efficient workforce. Today’s workforce is competitive. They are goal-oriented and self-motivated. A lot of it depends on what you as an enterprise have to offer them. What employees require is growth and development opportunities; the lack of which compels them to leave the organization.

Saving money with Straight Talk using coupons for cell phones

Mobile Learning Edge

Individuals with children or full-time occupations ordinarily don’t have sufficient energy to scour the Internet and print out, compose, and utilize much else besides the infrequent coupon. Using a cell phone while shopping through coupons can spare you a considerable measure of cash, however it can likewise take a great deal of vitality.

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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 great news for the 60 million subscribers of Aircel (India''s 7th largest network provider), who now get free access to all wikipedia information via the Wikipedia Zero. This is also great news for the developing world at large.

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Design briefs for a teacher workshop

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Identifying THE challenge that one feels passionate about and sparks the energy to have an impact is the key, but also very challenging. We are organizing a teacher workshop / focus group. The following six design briefs will be presented to teachers who can choose which ones they are interested in. Time is limited, as this is only a 1,5 hour session, but we still want to use design briefs that are relevant in the real world. Visualizing information for knowledge building.

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Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

Mobile Commons

After the speech was over, the Sierra Club sent out a text broadcast to their members asking for their zip code, and their opinions about this new plan “to cut carbon emissions & boost clean energy.” We need clean energy for the future of our kids! The Sierra Club used a recent speech about climate change by President Obama to engage their base with an SMS campaign designed to create a telling image of national support for the President’s “bold climate plan.”.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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In our work we found huge benefits in making content as richly interactive as possible, so we have narrowed our focus to high-end devices only (smartphones, tablets, wifi devices), but because we invest a lot of our energy into the media quality, it is essential to us that it travels well between Android - iOS - Windows Phone - others We have put ourselves here (see image above).

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The Cloud and the power cut

mLearning World

I’ve got an energy monitor that displays your current (badum tish) energy consumption, my normal evening power draw is circa 200-300 watts, when the surge hit it spiked to well over 1.4kw, it continued to spike in this manner for over 20 minutes.

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Every Big Data Algorithm Needs a Storyteller – Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

In the USA, algorithms influence the criminal justice system through risk assessment and predictive policing systems, drive energy allocation and change educational system through new teacher evaluation tools. The use of big data by public institutions is increasingly shaping peoples’ lives.

iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

uLearning Blog

As our experience grows however, the challenge in regards to getting the most out of the time, money and energy spent on on deploying the new technology is to learn how the capabilities it brings allows us to augment, modify and then redefine the original learning task in ways that would never have been possible before. samr ibeacon.

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Remembering the Social Contexts of Learning

The Mobile Learner

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. I’m struggling with a few thoughts at the moment… I continue to read, and be inspired by, blog posts, statements, tweets, etc from educators about the need to integrate technology into daily teaching and learning.

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POSH Training in the Modern Workplace: Creation, Delivery & Best Practices 

Kitaboo

As a result, they have started to progressively focus their energies on imparting competent, effective and proactive POSH training on a regular basis.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

mLearning is Good

GE recently launched a website to teach customers about its’ efforts in alternative energy. . 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.

9 Reasons Why Publishers Should Move to Digital eBook Libraries

Kitaboo

The fact that the reader doesn’t have to physically go anywhere to find a book or reference material makes digital eBook libraries much more convenient, cost-efficient and less energy consuming. The idea of digital eBook libraries replacing the traditional ones isn’t new.

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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?

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Coca Cola Replaces Corporate Voicemail with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Curious to learn more about how text messaging saves time, energy, and money in the work place? Soft drink mogul Coca Cola recently made the decision to dump voicemail in lieu of text messaging and email. Coca Cola’s move is part of a larger, growing trend, in which companies are choosing to simplify their communications by eliminating older, more obsolete methods and replacing them with a more convenient and modern option: text messaging. Why Coca Cola made the switch to SMS.

Cloud Computing: money and mobilty

mLearning World

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. by Jonathan Nalder mLearnxyz.net So what does mobile learning have to do with ‘cloud computing’? And just what is ‘cloud computing’? Anyone who has been into tech for even 10 years will remember the big step it was to buy that first PC. Mine was via my parents in 1988 - the screen was CGA with wait for it - 3 colours!

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POSH Training in the Modern Workplace: Creation, Delivery & Best Practices 

Kitaboo

As a result, they have started to progressively focus their energies on imparting competent, effective and proactive POSH training on a regular basis. A safe, amicable, and inclusive work environment can prove to be highly effective in improving employee productivity and enhancing organizational efficiency. A culture of inclusion and safety reduces workplace stress and lowers staff absenteeism and also ensures that the overall business environment remains goal-oriented and professional.

DoSomething.org Launches a TMI, A New Marketing Agency to Connect Organizations with Young People

Mobile Commons

With a presence in half of US high schools and a thumb on the pulse of youth culture, DoSomething’s insistence on harnessing teenage energy—and respecting and trusting its user base—will be an invaluable asset to any company looking to tap into that demographic.

Reflections on The First Ontario Educator Meetup

The Mobile Learner

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.

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

uLearning Blog

Once hyped as the ‘$100 laptop’ at at time when such machines cost many hundreds more, the final manufacturing price of the XO-1 was closer to $200 plus – but even so the impact of the XO’s development was enough to shock traditional computer companies such as Intel and Microsoft into helping birth the netbook and focusing on emerging markers with new energy. Preview: XO-4 Duo hybrid laptop/tablet from OLPC Australia. Based on use of an early XO with touchscreen prototype.

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Addressing Some Critiques of Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

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. 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. I’ve stayed away from the whole discussion on the social side of mobile learning because it is so emotionally charged.

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

Cell Phones in Learning

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. 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?

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

Cell Phones in Learning

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. 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?

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Harvard Pilgrim Uses Text Messages to Motivate Healthy Parenting

Mobile Commons

The campaign sends out educational messages – for example, informing parents about the sugar content of juices and energy drinks, or the importance of exercise. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care , one of the nation’s top health care plans and Harvard Medical School , one of the nation’s top academic institutions, is a leader in innovative public health research.

My 100th Post: A Look Back

The Mobile Learner

I was trying to figure out where I would spend my energies. 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. Just before I began this blog in November 2007, I was working as an Academic ICT consultant with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

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Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

First class training begins with first class trainers, and Nick’s ascendancy into the realms of Apple itself provides some indication of his energy, enthusiasm and talent in iPhone development.

Some Thoughts on Future Cell Phone Technologies

Cell Phones in Learning

Green" science teachers may appreciate that companies are starting to create solar powered cell phones, thus using up less energy and not having to worry about power! Cell phones are changing everyday, bigger and better improvements. I remember a time (not so long ago) when cell phones were big and bulky, now cell phones are being created the size of a credit card!

Some Thoughts on Future Cell Phone Technologies

Cell Phones in Learning

Green" science teachers may appreciate that companies are starting to create solar powered cell phones, thus using up less energy and not having to worry about power! Cell phones are changing everyday, bigger and better improvements. I remember a time (not so long ago) when cell phones were big and bulky, now cell phones are being created the size of a credit card!

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

mLearning Trends

He now focuses much of his energy and passion in the area of mobility/mLearning recognizing how important the tools, technologies and processes our industry is now developing will be to everyone's ability to learn and prosper now and in all the years to come. I'm pleased to share details about a new social venture I'm supporting with my friend and colleague, RJ Jacquez ; namely, a weekly podcast titled This Week in mLearning.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

First class training begins with first class trainers, and Nick’s ascendancy into the realms of Apple itself provides some indication of his energy, enthusiasm and talent in iPhone development.

Profs on Speed Dial

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Turns out much of the “outside-of-class communication with students can be handled via the mobile devices, allowing faculty to deploy their energies on other things,&# said a college spokesperson.

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

uLearning Blog

There is a technological revolution in anywhere, anytime computing, but with economic downturns, you have to focus on real, productive solutions, thus more energy is spent on what can be produced and static (data asphyxiation) is pushed aside ”.

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.

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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Why don’t we give them a constructive outlet for this energy? About Evergreen Education Group Contact Us January 12, 2011 Mobile learning: Ready or not!

Do Something’s mobile campaign wins NYTimes plaudits – and motivates millions of teens

Mobile Commons

Projects range from recycling bottles to collecting used jeans for the homeless to brainstorming new ways to reduce energy consumption. This weekend, the New York Times chronicled how the charity Do Something is revolutionizing its outreach to young people by taking its message mobile. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Do Something provides teenagers concrete steps they can take to do good in their local communities.

The Future of Mobile Learning? « Online Blogucation

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At the same time, to develop separate apps for every existing and emerging mobile platform would be a tremendous waste of time and energy. Online Blogucation Subscribe via RSS Home About 28 Jul/10 1 The Future of Mobile Learning?

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? skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Online Ideas and information about teaching and e-learning online. Friday, April 10, 2009 What if learning could be as fun as Appy Newz?