NY Health Department Uses Text Messages to Keep HIV+ Patients Healthy
JANUARY 9, 2014
New York Presbyterian, Columbia University and Harlem Health Send Targeted Health Reminders over Text. 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. HIV+ patients often face a complex schedule of medications and appointments.
American Journal of Public Health Shows How Mobile Health Campaigns Can Reach Underserved Populations
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
University of Maryland Changed 95% of Lower-Income Parents’ Behaviors with Nutrition Information. 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. Ultimately more than 320,000 people enrolled between February 2010 and March 2012.
The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
JANUARY 15, 2013
There is tremendous focus from Saudi Government to look beyond oil, aiming at creating a knowledge-based economy. Saudi Arabian universities have been early adopters in the region followed by corporate. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library.
Mobile Messaging News Roundup
APRIL 29, 2016
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. Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley posts a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging. Mobile providers (and the CTIA ) don’t think so. Remember to stay compliant, folks!
One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull
MAY 19, 2015
Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines. Francis Wilson asks Arthur Attwell (Book Dash), Jonathan Jansen (How to Fix South African Schools) and Nic Spaull (post-doc Education fellow at the University of Stellenbosch), what the implications are. 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. Nic Spaull. Every year 1.1m
Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations
OCTOBER 16, 2015
According to a report by the Government Accountability Office , approximately 5 percent of Medicaid patients account for almost 50 percent of the program’s spending. That’s why Sense Health researchers at Montefiore Medical Center’s University Behavioral Associates conducted a clinical trial to see if text messaging could increase medication adherence among high-cost Medicaid patients.
UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development
APRIL 29, 2014
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. If governments/foundations have not changed their funding habits by now, and private companies continue to ultimately be driven by profit, then the change may never happen. Equity. Gender issues. Pilots.
Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives
OCTOBER 13, 2014
All the compiled information from CTL’s text messaging service essentially creates a data “map” that can be used not just by researchers who want to help teens, but also by schools, other organizations, and even the government to help teenagers proactively navigate their problems. Text messaging’s trademark is fast, efficient communication. That’s right. Since CTL’s inception, over 3.3
Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools
MAY 10, 2012
Much has been said about the parental responsibilities involved with students having mobile phones by experts such as the Queensland Governments bullying adviser Michael Carr-Gregg who has advised parents not to “outsource responsibility to schools” (Brisbane Times, October 26 2010). In Australia it could be said Queensland is one of the epicenters of this change. How do we know this? phone?
Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Whether you’re a government agency, a public college, or a healthcare organization, responding to questions in a timely manner is very important. One of the most sophisticated features of the Mobile Commons platform is the ability to communicate with individual mobile subscribers in one-on-one conversations. The value of two-way text messaging. Agent View. Chat sessions.
5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar
MARCH 10, 2016
Prof Mike Sharples (Open University) put forward the single, strongest point on mobile learning: that it needs to be led by pedagogy and not technology. They were frustrated that, once in the confines of the school, their devices and mobile lives were being governed by narrow policies. Image: @AndrewGraley ). However, old challenges have dug their heels in deeper. Period.
ICT lessons learned from Rwanda
MAY 26, 2015
At the recent Africa – Continent of Opportunities: Bridging the Digital Divide event in Berlin (see my notes here ), Mr Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Rwanda, shared some lessons from 15 year of ICT adoption in his country: Vision 2020 is a Government development program in Rwanda , launched in 2000 by Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Keeping focus and momentum.
Province, industry, and university partner for mobile learning research | Tony Bates
FEBRUARY 21, 2009
iCORE is providing $760,000 over five years, Athabasca University is contributing $1.6 ’ Written by tony2 · Filed Under Events , Technology , geolocation , mobile learning Tagged: 2009 , Alberta , Athabasca University , iCORE , k , Kinshuk , Malkin , mobile learning , Xerox Canada Comments Got something to say? million, Xerox Canada is contributing $310,000, and Allan Markin is contributing $450,000.’ et al. 2008) The Tower and the Cloud Kimberly on Laptops in lectures Blog@UOe-L » Blog Archive » Laptops nas aulas teórias?
CommLab University Blog » Blog Archive » Is m-learning a better platform for effective learning?
AUGUST 6, 2009
CommLab University Blog « How effective is eLearning in imparting Product Training? Recent studies in Europe and US have shown that many educational institutions and government organizations are using the portable mobile devices to conduct research projects as these user-friendly devices are helping them achieve better results in reduced time period. Tony Post Comment CommLab Global Online University Blog The CommLab Global Online University blog is all about the latest, most useful and most talked about topics under Self Assessment, Career Growth and Success Tips.
UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution
MAY 8, 2014
Because increased reading carries numerous educational and social benefits, governments and other institutions can take steps to promote mobile reading, especially in areas where illiteracy is widespread, but mobile phones are common. Indeed, many are funded by governments, foundations or CSI budgets (and the report’s recommendations talk to these stakeholders).
A Must Read Blog- New Learning Playbook
APRIL 28, 2008
The New Learning Playbook tracks innovations and trends in corporate learning and talent management among corporations, universities and government agencies. I've discovered a new blog today that I would recommend for everyone to add to their feed list. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0 eLearning Education for the iPod Generation
WNYC Wins Major Award for Crowdsourced Snow Map Using Mobile Commons Platform
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
When the government was saying the snow cleanup was going fine, WNYC listeners told the station otherwise by texting the snow situation on their block. Thirty-four judges from a diverse range of media organizations and universities selected the winners at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. This elite group, composed of creative minds in the new media industry, included representatives of Storify, NPR, Facebook, CNN International and universities such as the University of North Carolina and the College of Staten Island. ONA’s press release.
Centene’s Start Smart For Your Baby Texting Program Receives Children’s Health Award
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Centene Corporation provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured or uninsured individuals. Mobile Commons is excited to announce that Centene received the Children’s Health Award last week! The Start Smart For Your Baby Texting Program. In particular, the program encourages breastfeeding and doctor’s visits during and after pregnancy.
How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 3
AUGUST 2, 2013
This post was written by Benjamin Stein, CTO & Co-Founder of Mobile Commons, and Mark Hunter, MPH PhD(c) Health Services & Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley. Others may have antipathy toward “government-run” health care and may avoid exchanges because they (incorrectly) believe that only public plans are available. What To Say and How To Say It.
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 20, 2009
Businesses and government are finding how much more productive workers can be using these devices for communication, data gathering, information access, and yes, even learning and performance support. Some forward thinking colleges and universities have also begun to integrate mobile capabilities into their infrastructures. Students use these devices and throw them away.
The 35 Dollar Tablet Computer
JULY 27, 2010
The tablet is intended for children from the primary to university level. The Indian government wants to put the tablet into production by 2011, but hasn’t yet found partners to build it. Am I glad to hear this; it was high time India jumped on the low-cost tablet and its happened! Kapil Sibal announced it, and described it as a dream project.
Your Weekly Mobile News Roundup
JULY 15, 2016
Skype’s new Universal Windows 10 app will soon include SMS integration – This seems to support insider previews that there are plans to reintegrate Skype and its operating system messaging experience. Also, as a reminder, in April I reported that KPN unit iBasis agreed to sell its A2P & P2P SMS hubbing business to the company. Notable for M&R. Industry News
Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game
MARCH 21, 2012
DoSomething.org was a forerunner in adopting a new strategy that is revolutionizing business, government, and non-profit work. An op-ed from Richard Thaler in the New York Times described how governments, universities and companies are adopting gamification to encourage good behavior. It’s easy to use and almost universally adopted. When the non-profit DoSomething.org wants to mobilize its teen audience, they do it by text. As their CEO Nancy Lublin has said, “If you want to reach teens, you’re … better off sending them a text message.”. It’s called “gamification.”
Wired Explains What Happens in Congressional Offices When You Call – And Why A Phone Call is So Effective
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
It’s just a matter of how people process information,” says Kris Miler, who researches politics and government at the University of Maryland.” We’ve heard again and again (for example, on this blog! that phone calls are the best way to influence legislators. But when you call Congress, what exactly is happening at the other end of the line? Well here’s how the process works.
From the CEO: What’s Up With Mobile Messaging
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Mobile messaging is the most popular, universal, fastest growing, and effective form of communication ever devised. Governments serve people better, healthcare providers get better results for patients, candidates get more voters to the polls and companies better serve their customers. This post was written by Mobile Commons CEO Jed Alpert. The Whatsapp Facebook deal makes plain a theme that drives us at Mobile Commons: the power and value of the mobile message. Six billion people send and receive mobile messages. That is 6 out of every 7 people on the planet.
A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.
NOVEMBER 5, 2007
After all, it was over 200 years after printed books became available before the University of Paris allowed students access to its library on the grounds that they undermined the authority of the Teacher and the importance previously held by oral debate (Farrell, 2001, p41). Background: The benefits of the micro-chip (developed in 1971) and the hard disk drive, while confined at first to large corporations and universities, have since impacted wider society (and by implication, Education) in three successive waves. Enjoy! ? Copyright 2007 Jonathan W. firstname.lastname@example.org learing+2.0
Current thoughts on ubiquitous computing and learning
APRIL 4, 2010
My reason was that while mobile learning (or mLearning) had finally started to catch on amongst educators, we are often a conservative lot, and I felt there was much more yet to be done – such as using the mLearning as a basis to start preparing for the real show – what learning would have to look like in a world of totally universal, ubiquitous computing. Well, I started this ubiquitous learning blog just over 12 months ago as a successor to a long-runing mobile learning blog. Finally, I turn to a computing movement that doesn’t even qualify definitional-y as one.
SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates
APRIL 30, 2015
We thought why shouldn’t we use the most universal form of communication on the planet – a text message – and let fans complete a transaction,” Manley said. So far the program only sends out updates, although the program could become useful for other construction companies, or even governments, as a way of informing residents of local construction projects.
Mobile Commons, Sanofi US, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Partner to Improve Patient Understanding with the New PROST8CARE™ Text Messaging Program
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Petrylak, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY. Matthew R. Lemoine, APRN, MN, AOCN, RN-BC, Interim Louisiana State University Public Hospital, New Orleans, LA. Karen Minder, RN, MSN, Palm Beach Cancer Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Jacqui Mitchell, MSN, APRN, AOCNS, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 05, 2013.
From E-Learning To M-Learning | New Learning Playbook
JANUARY 17, 2009
See, for example, the recent news about Intuition : “Intuition, a leading provider of learning services to the financial markets, life sciences and government sector, today announced that it has partnered with edCetra Training to jointly market the ability to distribute learning content through mobile devices. Categories Blogs CLO CLO Media Corporate Universities Enterprise 2.0
Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks
DECEMBER 30, 2009
As long ago as 2001, the UK government asked the Stewart Inquiry to set guidelines on a minimum age for mobile telephone users. It didn’t, but that didn’t stop the government from issuing a circular to all schools in England discouraging non-essential use of mobile telephones among students under the age of 15. Tags: language UK university Since then, things have changed.
Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Educause 2010 Proves Learning is (Going) Mobile
OCTOBER 17, 2010
Blackboard: Spent some time checking out the mobile platform BB has created to develop apps for universities. They did not have as many apps as Blackboard did, but they business model seems different, as they enable universities to build their own apps. That is how I closed each of my 8 presentations at the Cisco booth at Educause 2010 this week. My conclusion? billion by 2014.”
The Hindu News Update Service
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
Let the Government or the public sector create infrastructure and share with the private sector at commercially-agreed terms and conditions, he suggests during the course of a recent email interview with Business Line. The Government sector is excellent in terms of creating infrastructure, but fails in either optimally utilising or marketing the products. from IIT Kharagpur is currently Senior Principal in Dua Consulting, New Delhi, heading the consulting and advisory team of telecom experts in the disciplines of licensing, regulation, policy formulations and Government affairs.
ramblings: Learning with ‘Appropriate’ Technology in Africa: PC Labs or Mobile Phones
MARCH 28, 2010
One specific reason for this debate and discussion is that we need much greater clarity about the perceived tension between those e-learning strategies based on near-universal ownership of mobile devices amongst potential learners on the one hand and those e-learning strategies based expensive large-scale installations of static institutional networked desktop computers on the other.
Mobile Learning;Lessons learnt from the eLearning Africa 2010 - telecentre.org
JULY 23, 2010
One specific reason for this debate and discussion is that we need much greater clarity about the perceived tension between those e-learning strategies based on near-universal ownership of mobile devices amongst potential learners on the one hand and those e-learning strategies based expensive large-scale installations of static institutional networked desktop computers on the other. The second speaker was Paul Birevu Muyinda ,Makerere University ,Uganda with a presentation entitled A model for mobile learning adoption and implementation in Africa (MLAIMA). Join the Discussion!
Reading the signs | Work, Learn, Play
APRIL 13, 2010
There are now two whole workplace generations of finance and government people who read this way, scrolling from story to story, screen to screen. Right now, a very small percentage of the universe of mobile phones actually run Apple, RIM, Microsoft or Android operating systems. Work, Learn, Play Notes on people, information & learning Home About This Blog Hosted by. The reason?
Enhance Your Study with Mobile Learning | tusaw.com
FEBRUARY 23, 2010
How Mobile Cell Phones Change Everything When We Do - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education
DECEMBER 15, 2009
Teachers decide pedagogy, not administrators, authorities or Governments. But iPhone-equipped students of Abilene university in the States have seen their lecturers change from information-transferal mode (that's what Google's for) to educator, leader and even developer roles in the lecture hall. I suspect not many)". He's right. What can we aspire to? Heck, it's in Wired.
E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog
JULY 26, 2010
Since the majority of students both at secondary schools and universities have a mobile phone at hand most of the time, Mobile Learning (M-learning) could be a new tool for assisting learning in future. Presently, the methodology and the pattern of learning are changing– especially in the universities. Follow me on Twitter RSS Feeds Home About MoSo Tech! No trackbacks yet.
Enhanced Learning In Professional Contexts: Summary Three: Mobile Learning.Myth or Reality?
APRIL 14, 2010
Mobile devices have become universally adopted tools for youth yet they are still not being transferred for effective use in educational contexts largely due to the issue of cost. ’ The Australian Government has seen the need to revolutionize education by granting $2.2 skip to main | skip to sidebar Saturday, April 10, 2010 Summary Three: Mobile Learning.Myth or Reality? 2003).