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.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

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.

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Top m-learning reports of 2012


With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! It is about helping network operators (GSMA) understand the commercial opportunities. Teachers may find the other reports (Case Studies) more helpful. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to!

edWeb Webinar: Global Efforts to Understand the Potential of Mobile Learning: UNESCO Shares Its Insight

Steve Vosloo

In a recent webinar for the Mobile Learning Explorations community , I provided attendees with a global perspective from UNESCO, while Jennifer Fritschi, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SETDA and Mary Ann Wolf, CEO of Wolf ED, shared the United States’ perspective.

Yet Another Global K-12 Success Story

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Students are currently using cellphones to help learn English and current events, but are also moving to use them for math and Chinese. Tags: education global language English

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

Upside Learning

This post will help you understand how and where you can use mLearning, and the possible plan of action you would need to follow to get the most out of this endeavor. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

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!

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 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.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

If you’re a new to the m-learning space, this post will help you get started with mobile learning. What services will help learners be more productive? In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce?

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month.

2014: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

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.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

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.

WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour

Mobile Commons

Earth Hour – a global movement organized by World Wildlife Fund – encourages people around the world to do something simple: turn off their lights. The post WWF Uses Text Messaging to Help Celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of Earth Hour appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011


I can’t help but be bowled over when I try to get my head around exactly how many people are doing useful tasks on their phones. I like the stats, above, as they are a pretty accurate, global summary.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!


This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

Mobile Learning Edge

is working with the University of British Columbia on a Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System “for audio and voicemail based learning” It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

Mobile Commons

Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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 Learning in Canada

Mobile Learning Edge

It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario.

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

Mobile Commons

The same survey, conducted by Kelton Global and commissioned by Surescripts, showed that patients would like the option of communicating with their providers via email or text instead of phone only. There has to be a better way.

You + students + free entrepreneur courses = seed $

uLearning Blog

I’m super pleased to announce that my E20 group (‘make education better’ – has been chosen by the New Media Consortium (of Horizon reports fame) as one of only 10 NGO’s worldwide to help bring free entrepreneur short courses to school!

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources


The flagship UNESCO publication … helps fill this void. It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum!

Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

Mobile Learning Edge

”) The MIX community recently piloted a “Hackathon” – an experiment in open collaboration and global ideation that they hope will help shape the future of the MIX and lead to genuine progress when it comes to crafting the “source code” for Management 2.0. I just came across this post for a webinar and although it has past, the idea of converging and diverging ideas and approaches appealed to me.

Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action

Steve Vosloo

The proposed project builds on a global study headed up by Diane on how mobile phones are being used to empower women and girls by helping to improve their literacy skills. At the recent mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington, D.C., I presented, on behalf of my colleague, Diane Boulay, Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action.

Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?


I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world.

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

Mobile Commons

Research from SAP Global shows that across the globe, 64 percent of people think companies should use SMS more often to interact with customers, and 70 percent of people consider SMS a great way to get their attention.

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Literacy, gender and mobiles

Steve Vosloo

Brief for the panel: Due to a history of educational inequity, many more women than men are illiterate: globally, 64 per cent of illiterate people are women. How can mobile technology help develop essential literacies beyond reading and writing, such as media and technology literacy? Last year Pearson launched Project Literacy , a five-year campaign to help ensure that by 2030, every child around the world has the support they need to become a literate adult.

Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

Mobile Commons

The CDC has written a guide that can help you craft better texts. It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. Messages should be around 140 characters to leave room for help messaging and links. Provide help messages to users who reply HELP.

5 Ways “Green Thumbs” Can Text for the Environment

Mobile Commons

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo consulted their community to help plant 1,000 trees. Avaaz , a global civic organization, used SMS to help organize supporters in NYC during the climate march.

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Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

Mobile Commons

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. The organization helps people save lives in disasters, build stronger futures for themselves, and hold the powerful accountable.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

There will certainly be 30+ tablet devices to choose from by mid 2011 and all will help to grow the market and a select few will actually succeed as products. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Empowering Change with Text Messaging: The 2014 People’s Climate March

Mobile Commons

Individuals and organizations alike – including Mobile Commons’ own employees and clients – came out to show solidarity for environmental awareness and to send the message that climate change needed to be addressed as an important and urgent global issue.

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Mobile Commons

Can simple text messages help heart disease patients manage their condition and improve their health? It’s customizable, giving patients a flexible tool to help them stay on track for their individual goals. How text messaging can change the global face of healthcare.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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But while mobile phones have been blamed for an increase in exam cheating , SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

The Mobile Learner

Approximately one week ago, I activated and began using an iPhone 3G S and feel that while not yet an expert, I can now begin discussing intelligently how such interactive mobile devices can be used to help students learn. With Wi-Fi enabled devices such as the iPod Touch, communication can now be global. 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.

Nimbuzz: Connecting Mobile and Web users for free? | Mobile Learning


″ connective technologies, reports a new product that promises to connect the global community of 1.1 I’ve downloaded a copy of Nimbuzz to my mobile phone – installation was very easy – but at present I lack people to try it out with (though the automated helpbot account that comes with the installation is both helpful and witty).

Digital for Development Roundup

Steve Vosloo

The recently released UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report tracks progress towards achieving SDG4 on education, including indicator 4.4.1: The key messages: it’s really hard to globally track digital skills, and from the existing data the results are bad.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog -

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And because it reaches so many people, because it is always with you, because it is cheap and sharable and easily repaired, the cellphone has opened a new frontier of global innovation. Why is the cellphone seen as a “new frontier of global innovation”?

UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution

Steve Vosloo

Given that 64% of illiterate people worldwide are female, interventions to facilitate mobile reading among women could help alleviate the global literacy crisis. Mobile phones offer a new channel to literature and an opportunity to improve literacy that is revolutionary.