Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

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The municipal New York City government’s use of text messaging has already started to trickle into other cities across the nation. To learn more about how to your government organization can start using text messaging to reach citizens, please email us at sales@mobilecommons.com. The post Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging appeared first on Mobile Commons.

I/ITSEC Hosts xAPI PlugFest Dec. 3

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Conferences Experience API ADL government IITSEC LRS Tappestry If you’re looking for more information on the Experience API, I/ITSEC is hosting an all-day session on it in Orlando.

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Mobile Learning = Green Learning

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

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Progress in the U.S. Government’s Use of Mobile Technology

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The White House is spearheading a five-point strategy for the federal government to adopt mobile technology. Industry News Mobile Apps Digital Government government Presidential Innovation Fellows

TXT-2-Work Wins a Digital Government Achievement Award!

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Their “TXT-2-Work” campaign, which texts out employment opportunities to low-income New Yorkers, won a Digital Government Achievement Award. All Posts Awards Blog Government health Congratulations to New York City’s Human Resources Administration!

Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU

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[link] #mLearn: Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU. mlearn

Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU

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[link] #mLearn: Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU. mlearn

Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU

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[link] #mLearn: Congrats #OLPC Australia: strong Ed-focused program & advocacy now = Australian Government grant for 50,000 students #ICT4E @OLPCAU. mlearn

SFpark wins a Good Government Award!

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Congratulations to SFpark, which just won a Good Government Award from SPUR , an organization devoted to “good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.” All Posts Blog Customer News government Success Stories” The full awards citation reads: The SFpark team was chosen for its implementation of the groundbreaking smart parking management program.

FastCoExist Features Mobile Commons Enroll

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All Posts Blog Government health Mobile Commons Enroll Nonprofit npo Press FastCoExist has a great article about Mobile Commons Enroll, our new product that helps educate people about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

President Obama issues a directive Urging Focus on the growing Mobile Revolution

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Historically, the government has always fallen behind the private sector in embracing technology. Powerful stuff and certainly a sign of the mobile times: President Obama has issued a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.”

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

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Over the past few months, the New Yorker writes , so many people have called the government that “voice mail filled up and landlines began blurting out busy signals.”

The FCC Has New Rules for Text Messaging. Mobile Commons Already Complies with All of Them

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Text Messages Why Mobile Commons Starting October 16, the FCC will require that marketers obtain written consent from consumers before they can send text messages or launch robocalls.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

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c- President Obama issues a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.” d- Last Wednesday, the White House released its Digital Government Strategy : Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People. 1- Highlights of the week. a- Google has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. b- Stats about Android activations per day. Relevant figures related to its competitors.

#SXSW2016 Panel: Augmented Reality’s Potential in Work Environments

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government, and Float to hear how augmented reality can change how we work and live. Vote for our proposed panel consisting of members from Qualcomm, the U.S. Conferences augmented reality

Samsung’s Improved Security and Management Features for the Enterprise, Government and Military

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Samsung SAFE targets retail, healthcare, education and hospitality verticals. Gary Woodill helps explain what this means for mobile in the enterprise. Industry News Android BlackBerry enterprise security iOS mobile security SAFE Samsung Samsung Knox

UK government pays £300m to get families online

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In one of the worst kept secrets of the summer, the DCSF has announced a credit-crunch-beating £300m to buy laptops and broadband for the neediest kids in England. Is this good news? It is great news! Evidence is mounting that kids perform better at school if they can take some of that school work home, and share it with their families. Several recent reports seem to be converging on this from

Be Sure You Comply with the FCC’s New Rules for Text Messaging

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Text Messages Why Mobile Commons Starting October 16, the FCC will require that marketers obtain written consent from consumers before they can send text messages or launch robocalls. Mobile Commons platform is already in compliance with all the FCC’s regulations, but you may need to make some changes to your published terms.

SmokefreeMIL Helps Service Members Win The Battle Against Smoking

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All Posts Blog Government health Text Messages Use Cases The military has a new tool in the fight to keep its soldiers healthy: the text message.

Our GM Amanda Moskowitz on Mobile in Politics

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All Posts Blog government Press Use CasesAs the 2012 election heats up, candidates are more and more reliant on mobile engagement, says a new article in Mobile Marketer.

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The Future Of Mobile Learning

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We already live in an era where our interaction with technology can be simplified and governed by technology agents ( Siri is a good example ). Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning.

American Journal of Public Health Shows How Mobile Health Campaigns Can Reach Underserved Populations

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All Posts Blog government healthAn article in the American Journal of Public Health documents how mobile health campaigns can reach undeserved populations with vital healthcare information. The article chronicles the development and execution of Text4Baby, a text initiative that provides pregnant and new mothers with nutrition and care information to help the development and birth of their children.

NY Health Department Uses Text Messages to Keep HIV+ Patients Healthy

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All Posts Blog Government health Last month on World AIDS Day, the New York City Department of Health launched a text message service that can help save the lives of HIV+ patients.

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

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Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines. Apparently, even though the government has asked for public input on the policy-in-making, it is a fait accompli and the decision was taken some time back at an ANC conference in Bloemfontein. In the North-West province: only 30% of learners have access to government bought textbooks. Uncategorized government one textbook policy

Advocacy Callers Can Press a Number to Connect to their House Representatives

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All Posts Blog Government Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Our Products Product Tour Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons Advocacy now lets your callers connect directly with the right House Representative by pushing a number on their keypad.

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

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There is tremendous focus from Saudi Government to look beyond oil, aiming at creating a knowledge-based economy. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world.

Bus Time is Coming to Brooklyn and Queens

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All Posts Blog Customer News Government Use Cases Great news for commuters in the outer boroughs. You don’t have to wait in the cold wondering when the next bus is coming anymore. Starting March 9 th , the MTA’s Bus Time system is expanding to include Brooklyn and Queens.

A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

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One such project I was a part of recently, was developing a ‘ Mobile Learning Decision Path, ‘ which was produced by Adayana Government Group in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO).

Report on Mobile Computing Opportunities in Ontario, Canada

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The authors of this more than 400-page report tackle the use of mobile devices in learning, health, government, commerce and finance, and entertainment in Ontario. Industry News Research commerce and finance entertainment government mobile health Taking Ontario Mobile

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

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The list is quite a mix of K-12, enterprises and government organizations. Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week.

National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Has Doubled Quit Rates Among Teens

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Blog Customer News Government health Mobile Resources and Research Success Stories Use Cases The National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation campaign has more than doubled quit rates among teens, according to a recent article in Politico.

Take Note: ‘Explain Everything’ app is THE top education app right now

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Department of Education and Training | Queensland Government. There has been a new genre of iPad apps released lately (ShowMe, ScreenChomp) that allow one to record what happens on the screen – anything from drawing to writing to completing sums – along with a live audio narration.

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

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Many companies and organizations from small private companies to large government agencies are beginning the move to enterprise mobility and most have long ago abandoned the notion that it’s a bad thing. Enterprise Mobility.

New Yorkers Find Out Where to Vote over Text Message

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All Posts Blog Company News Government Nonprofit npo Use Cases Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons is launching a new polling place locator to ensure that New Yorkers can find their way to the polls on Tuesday’s election.

Connections: Articles on Mobile Learning in Security and Defense Organizations

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Experience API Industry News Mobile Strategy Connections journal government security Quarterly journal features articles on mobile learning research ethics, the Experience API (xAPI) and mobile serious games.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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US Government plans unhackable alternative to WhatsApp – The US Government is planning to build an “unhackable” alternative to current over-the-top messengers, like WhatsApp.

e-Learning: “e” is for exchange, not electronic

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Recommendations for development cooperation (and any organisation involved in e-learning really): Take an ecosystem view and include partners (from government, private, civil society and academic sectors), as needed.

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make Health Insurance Enrollment as Simple as Texting with a Friend

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Tracking Required Documents Another barrier to government benefits enrollment are the additional documents and follow-ups with government that individuals and their families need to send. There are many barriers to public benefits enrollment.

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

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The points about funding being limited in time and scope from governments/foundations, or being driven — and dictated — by the private sector, are not at all new to ICT4D.

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

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A common argument is that governments and their large bureaucracies are notoriously slow to innovate. Macomb County Innovates Civic Engagement with SMS Macomb County, Michigan recently received six good government awards for its innovative use of technology.