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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

While some may critique that BYOD shifts the financial burden of cost from school districts to already financially burdened families, I would argue that if families are already shouldering that burden, why not let students use the devices to support their own learning?

Digit: An SMS Program That Saves You Money Without You Noticing

Mobile Commons

Technology aimed at making consumers more financially savvy isn’t new – programs such as Mint.com are a popular choice for people who are trying to save more money. The SMS advantage for financial savings.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – A Review of Articulate Storyline [Episode 5]

mLearning Revolution

c- Big companies start to think about their mobile strategy: The Financial Times moves away from its native app over HTML5, Facebook doesn’t know what to do with mobile users and LinkedIn makes use of a hybrid app. Welcome episode #5 of our new podcast entitled “ This Week in mLearning. ” In case you missed previous episodes, you can find them HERE. Great news, our Podcast is now live on iTunes and you can subscribe HERE.

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Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know

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Across the world, kids are our future.

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

Mobile Commons

These youths–whose financial hardship and lack of resources contribute to their difficulty establishing contact with their colleges–managed to overcome situational obstacles with the help of text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher.

Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M

Float Mobile Learning

billion and diluted earnings per share at $0.59, Microsoft said in a release that the “financial results include a $900 million charge, or a $0.07 (Comic via Matt Forcum) Microsoft took one on the chin last week when the company announced they had lost $900 million on the Surface RT.

Your Weekly Mobile News!

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SMS News OpenMarket Releases New Infographic Demonstrating Massive Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Engage with Target Consumers via SMS – 35-55 percent of people prefer to receive SMS alerts for bank activity compared to 27 percent of the general US population.

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

I suspect even more of the same in 2013 especially with the looming uncertainty the financial and general business markets and the effects these constraints will have on R&D budgets and resulting lack of innovation coming from hobbled teams.

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Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

Here are a few great examples: Bowling Green State University uses live text-messaging chats to help answer questions from students and parents about the college admissions process, freshman orientation, financial aid, and other student concerns.

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

Bowling Green State University , for instance, uses text messaging in virtually all of their campus offices, from financial aid to housing to student life, to engage with their students.

Google announces $50m in support to EdTech in the developing world

moblearn

UNESCO estimates that there are over 130 million students around the world who don’t have basic maths or literacy skills.

Strategies for Engaging Baby Boomers with Mobile

Mobile Commons

First of all, companies need to acknowledge that many baby boomers lost significant savings during the financial crash, and are therefore more likely to choose brands that they can trust. By 2015, people aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

Steve Vosloo

According to the report, examples of how to achieve this include: Female specific airtime tariffs; Culturally sensitive marketing; Gender based information services via text messaging and IVR for education, entrepreneurship, health and financial inclusion; and.

Building your own apps? Try these top tips!

moblearn

The nice thing about building educational apps is that the financial models for them are different to normal consumer apps. Many thousands of people are developing apps. Many of those apps fail dismally to achieve what the original vision holders hoped for. How can you increase the odds that your app will be used by, and useful for many? The answer: learn from the gurus. Listen to those who have done it many times before.

5 Little Known Features of Text Messaging Campaigns

Mobile Commons

They have created several games to engage teens, from educating young people about financial awareness to raising awareness about teen bullying and more. Everyone knows how to send a text message from a mobile phone.

Asking for Donations Online: 7 Proven Strategies

Mobile Commons

Many potential donors who may want to help you might be unable to support you financially but don’t know how else they can help. by Abby Jarvis We’ve all read the reports: online giving has surged in popularity in the past decade, and it’s getting more popular every year.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010.

Three Mobile Campaign Ideas for Giving Tuesday in 2015

Mobile Commons

Not every one of your supporters will be in the financial position to donate to your nonprofit. Giving Tuesday is just around the corner, and nonprofits everywhere are looking to current trends and new technology in order to stand out from the crowd.

Content and mobile: Four key considerations

Steve Vosloo

Whether this is financial or not is another story. I recently participated in Mobile Web Africa 2014 , sitting on a panel about Mobile content, users and consumption. Below are the four key points that I think are important when thinking about content and mobile today. Content is back. It used to be important, then it became cheap, throw-away. People created sites and services with bad content, flooded the mobile web.

One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull

Steve Vosloo

He believes that the one textbook policy is utter nonsense, a harmful form of reductionism that offers short terms financial gains to the Government. Recently the Franschhoek Literary Festival hosted a session titled “We Won’t Get No Education”. Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

SMS: Powering communication in the financial services industry SMS messaging gives banks an unrivaled ability to reach every customer.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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TCPA petition could cause multiple industries to break laws, trade groups find Reasons why The Petition for Rulemaking and Declaratory Ruling regarding prior express consent under the TCPA would be bad for business… according to financial trade groups.

The New York Times Says Text Messages Can Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in College

Mobile Commons

Unlike their well-off peers, cosseted by counselors and parents … they are understandably daunted by navigating the passage between high school and college — completing financial aid forms, submitting grades, picking courses and signing up for orientation.”

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Trump Team Embraces FCC Remake Blueprint The Donald Trump Administration has signed off on an approach to remake the FCC that squares with the deregulatory philosophies of FCC Republicans Michael O’Rielly and newly-appointed chairman Ajit Pai.

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

Mobile Commons

Furthermore, 4 in 10 adults do not have high speed broadband internet access at home, mainly because of financial or resource limitations. A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public.

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

Mobile Commons

With the help of text messaging, these youths–whose financial hardship and lack of resources contribute to their difficulty establishing contact with their colleges–managed to overcome situational obstacles with the help of text messaging. Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. These days, however, it is a no brainer. College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Understanding the New Era of Mobile Messaging “Businesses across multiple vertical sectors like financial, retail and healthcare are increasingly turning to SMS.”

What Business can teach Development

Steve Vosloo

Will they pay for it – financially or with their time? For twelve years I was a practitioner and researcher in the fields of ICT for development, education, government and digital media, always developing tech solutions for social good. Then, in 2014 I left the non-profit world of international organisations and moved to a corporate when I joined Pearson South Africa’s Innovation Lab.

Google’s App Inventor … liberation or stagnation?

moblearn

STEP, StarLogo TNG , StarLogo , Scratch , Logo etc) So – while saddened by the implication that there will be less Google financial investment in it, I cannot think of a better new home for what seems to be a powerful tool for learners.

2010 Forecasts

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Already, several financial service firms such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are exploring using mobile phones to deliver compliance training, product training and performance support/on-the-job aids.

What You Can Do to Kick Off Your Summer Melt Prevention Program Right Now!

Mobile Commons

Train the Enrollment and Financial Aid Teams to Respond in Real-Time. Its effort demonstrates that even with certain language preferences, text messaging is an ideal, low-barrier way to answer students’ financial aid questions.

Radio Show #5: Taking Advantage of Text Messaging on Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

Peggy_G:students can become the experts-perfect angle for this site Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:Phonezoo.com Peggy_G:these suggestions are so valuable for districts facing the financial crunch of purchasing things like response systems (everyone is facing financial crunches) kcaise:thanks everyone kcaise:Thanks Liz Peggy_G:Wonderful show (again!) Thank you to all who listened to the broadcast. The next broadcast will be Wed Dec. 3rd at 3:00.

Radio Show #5: Taking Advantage of Text Messaging on Student Cell Phones

Cell Phones in Learning

Peggy_G:students can become the experts-perfect angle for this site Liz Kolb:[link] Liz Kolb:Phonezoo.com Peggy_G:these suggestions are so valuable for districts facing the financial crunch of purchasing things like response systems (everyone is facing financial crunches) kcaise:thanks everyone kcaise:Thanks Liz Peggy_G:Wonderful show (again!) Thank you to all who listened to the broadcast. The next broadcast will be Wed Dec. 3rd at 3:00.

Your Weekly OTT, Secure Messaging & Healthcare News

Mobile Commons

AmEx Unveils Facebook Messenger Bot – It’s the first financial services bot on the Messenger platform. This week, we had so much news to share we’re breaking it into multiple posts!

The Nature Conservancy Grew Its Mobile List 800% with One Simple Change

Mobile Commons

Adding Mobile Numbers to Forms Makes Good Financial Sense Kearns knew that requiring mobile numbers on opt-in forms would dramatically increase the subscriber base. Sometimes the greatest successes are inspired by first coming up short.

Even More Secure Access to Accounts

Mobile Commons

Enhanced Security Access is available to all Mobile Commons customers with highly sensitive data, such as Protected Health Information (PHI) or financial data. Mobile Commons has numerous health care customers that demand the highest levels of security. We developed an option for them–and for you–to address this specific need. Enhanced Security Access provides an additional level of security, including: Strong Password Reinforcement. Password Expiration and Re-use.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania.

The Youth Activists of the Future: Via Mobile Phone

Cell Phones in Learning

A recent article in the Financial times , some Albanian youth have been using their mobile phones to gather evidence (photos/video) against the local police who have been corrupt and failing to help with the poverty and crime in Albania.

Listen to Your News Feeds on Mobile! Students and Current Events.Anywhere!

Cell Phones in Learning

Jott has a large list of news categories from political to financial to technology. Jott has just added a brand new resource called Jott Feeds. It allows you to call in to Jott and listen to your favorite news feeds on your cell phone!