MLearning and a Global Workforce

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Mobile Learning: What it can do for a global workforc e | Aneesh Bhat | Upside Learning | 21 February 2011. UpSide Learning blogger Aneesh Bhat suggested this week that to remain competitive, companies must increase their agility in the informational and educational support they provide their employees. Access to information at all times is now necessary to sustain momentum and provide employees with the tools and reinforcement they require.

Global Mobile Awards

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An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition.

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The global workforce today is confronted with a demanding environment in which to perform. A vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning.

Global Mobile Awards Update

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The Winners were just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for the GSMA 17th annual Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning.

Global Tablet Shipments on Track to Surpass Total PC Shipments by 2015 [#mLearning]

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“What started as a sign of tough economic times has quickly shifted to a change in the global computing paradigm with mobile being the primary benefactor,” said Ryan Reith, Program Manager for IDC’s Mobility Trackers.

Yet Another Global K-12 Success Story

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1:1 Educational Computing Initiatives — Lessons learned and confirmed at the Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2014

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I recently had the privilege of attending the 8th Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2014, themed Transforming Education with 1:1 Computing (3-5 November, 2014, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea).

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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usage global blended learning html5 publicity innovation guidelines trends why mobile MOOC mobimoocIs there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice? How should teachers decide which approaches, technologies, or approaches to adopt with their mobile learning?

New Issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies

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Here is the Table of Contents: Global Telecommunications Security: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances. The latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Vol. 5, No. 3) and is available as a free download (but you have to register on the site). McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Adams. A Software Tool to Visualize Verbal Protocols to Enhance Strategic and Metacognitive Abilities in Basic Programming. Carlos A. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez.

Ed/Tech Friday Roundup

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Pearson and The Unreasonable Group expand the world’s first accelerator for entrepreneurs focused on closing the global literacy gap with a new cohort of 12 ventures. New Broadband Commission report highlights emerging global skills gap. For your Friday reading pleasure …. Project Literacy Lab – new ventures announced.

Mobile Commons Nominated for Two Global Mobile Awards

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Mobile Commons has been nominated for two Global Mobile Awards ! The Global Mobile Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the mobile communications industry, and companies from around the world enter.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. I received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Imagine how much more difficult it would have been to get survey responses from random teachers around the nation in 1995???). Survey Says. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times).

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. I received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Imagine how much more difficult it would have been to get survey responses from random teachers around the nation in 1995???). Survey Says. Of 100 teachers, 97 of them said that their school had a policy that highly restricted cell phone use during school hours (either banning them completely or restricting their use to non-academic times).

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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With the almost insatiable need for information and communication increasing across the global workforce, most of them are turning to mobile devices.

Free Mobile Learning Book

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The Open University of China has recently released an mLearning book called Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends. The book is available for free online here. It has been edited by Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University) and Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology in Greece). Dr. Ally had previously published a […]. Mobile Learning mLearning

Mobile Learning is Global: Examples of Teachers Using Cell Phones for Learning!

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It should not be surprising that we are seeing more examples of mobile learning globally since it has been found that "There are estimated to be over 3.3 billion cell phones by 2010" (globally) "Cell phone usage (over 350 million in China alone) outstrips television and internet usage in many parts of the world save radio" India In India Rashmi Kathuria has blogged about how she has been using cell phones with her mathematics students.

Mobile Learning is Global: Examples of Teachers Using Cell Phones for Learning!

Cell Phones in Learning

It should not be surprising that we are seeing more examples of mobile learning globally since it has been found that "There are estimated to be over 3.3 billion cell phones by 2010" (globally) "Cell phone usage (over 350 million in China alone) outstrips television and internet usage in many parts of the world save radio" India In India Rashmi Kathuria has blogged about how she has been using cell phones with her mathematics students.

2014: A year in review

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Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. Read this to know how you can leverage mobile learning for training your global workforce. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons.

Refugee education – your weekend long reads

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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.

Mobile Learning Conferences

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June 13-15, 2010 Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR 2010), 9 th , Athens, Greece. The most comprehensive listing of conferences for learning technologies is the one produced by Clayton Wright. For a copy see: [link]. Here are all the conferences on Clayton’s current list related to mobile learning: February 7-10, 2011 International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security , 4 th , sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Paris, France.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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of global workforce. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning.

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. The buzz was about Android, security, services, reliability, mHealth, the Microsoft/Nokia partnership, femtocells, NFC, cloud services, mobile money and global opportunities for mobile. presence was much higher than I would have expected at this global conference with most keynoters from the U.S.

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Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least!

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

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I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Inge De Waard ( @ignatia ), the organizer of MobiMOOC started this fantastic event last year which was quite successful.

The evolution of corporate mobile learning

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A great article from Caroline Avey via CLO Media: The challenges for today’s CLOs are more complex than ever: They are required not only to demonstrate clear value and business relevance for their learning strategy on a global stage, but also their ability to link learning and performance programs directly to the goals of their organization, despite constraints in time, budget and talent.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society. 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!

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it.

Children and Mobile Phones

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There is a lot we all can learn from such global initiatives. Tags: global report Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009.

Online Conversation: “Exploring the ROI of mobile learning”

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There is no global answer to calculating the ROI for mobile learning in general because each case is unique. On November 9, 2011 I will be having an online conversation with mobile learning strategist Jeff Tillett about the ROI of mobile learning. Full disclosure: both Jeff and I are doing work for the sponsor, Float Mobile Learning ). Participants will receive a copy of my new white paper for Float on how to calculate the ROI of mobile learning for your company.

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

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In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad.

Gestando la Revolución del Aprendizaje Móvil [en Español]

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” Vivimos en una era increíble donde estamos siendo testigos de una transición global en donde casi todo lo que solíamos hacer en nuestra PC de escritorio, ahora con avances de infraestructura móvil podemos hacerlo desde nuestro teléfono inteligente (smartphone) y nuestras Tabletas como el iPad de Apple, el Xoom de Motorola y el Kindle Fire de Amazon. Bienvenidos a una nueva sección de mi Blog donde encontrarán información en Español.

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Industry Forecast

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With the increased use of technology in all education and training and the increased use of mobile phones globally, it makes less sense than ever to talk about e-learning and m-learning. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on upcoming Nokia handsets or tablet devices, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. a.k.a.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

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We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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the leading provider of Internet infrastructure software for e-education; Hewlett-Packard , a leading global provider of technology products, solutions and services; and Avaya , a global leader and innovator in enterprise communications serving customers who require superior communications to power their business. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada.