Trending Sources

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Even more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. elliance.com.

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

MIT Introduces First Graduate Course on Mobile Phones for Social Activism

Cell Phones in Learning

The graduate seminar (Call4Action) focuses on how mobile phones and other devices are being used around the world for activism. According to MobileActive, this is the first graduate course to be offered on the benefits of mobile phones for activist organizations. How can mobile networked devices be used for social change, politics, and expression? Can Web2.0

Mobile Phones vs. Computers

The Mobile Learner

Some articles argue in favour of computers while others argue in favour of mobile phones. The articles that argue in favour of computers seem to focus on the fact that even low end computers have computational and media capabilities that far surpass mobile phones, especially the older and limited capability models that are found in underdeveloped countries. Those that argue in favour of using mobile phones argue that the cost of a mobile phone, even when connectivity costs are factored in, are cheap enough that many individuals can afford them without assistance.

Mobile Phone Video Challenge.Film on the Fly

Cell Phones in Learning

Yesterday I ran across a twitter post by Hall Davidson about a very interesting mobile phone video challenge sponsored by a local PBS station in California called Film on the Fly. On February 2nd, 2009 the contest will send out a text message challenge (story) to anyone who signs up and ask them to create a mobile video of the topic in 20 hours or less! Since drop.io

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

The second was the phenomenal incursion of mobile phones, it seems everyone carried one and many individuals were absorbed in its use through their commute. Things change somewhat with smart-phones contrasted with the feature phones and media players being used by commuters earlier. It just goes to show the ubiquity of mobile games and metaphors emanating from them.

Games 33

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. In the process they will learn about the science or social science involved in their particular issue. The youth movement called Mjaft!

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. In the process they will learn about the science or social science involved in their particular issue. The youth movement called Mjaft!

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing.

Research on Mobiles and Social Networking | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Research on Mobiles and Social Networking 7 09 2006 From the fantastic Mobile Life blog , a couple of reports on mobile phone use. Social interactions are examined via cumulative statistics as well as directed graphs to model interactions in various learning modes (providing useful visual comparisons between face-to-face and mobile learning, for example). Ubiquette. M-learning device for $60.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. The mobile part is that the solution lets you complete your courses even when you are not connected to the Internet.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

RIM 25

Language practice using mobile phones | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Language practice using mobile phones 1 09 2006 Ewan McIntosh highlights a post by Lynne from Tobermoryhs , where she relates “how her students have been practicing French speaking skills on their mobile phones, including a great game – how long can you spend speaking on the phone… in the foreign language&#. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. Embedded in the individual predictions is the continued tension between the economic value of mobile learning, along with negative perception of personal social media tools in play at work, and the value of immediate and quality support for an evolving workforce. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming.

Games 26

StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact StudyCell – Mobile Phone Flashcards 28 06 2006 StudyCell, a company specialising in mobile-phone-based flashcards and formative assessment quizzes, today announced it has surpassed the 10,000 downloads mark. Their site, at [link] , allows students to download a number of free “flashcard&# games to their mobile phone, which will test them on subjects including several languages, mathematics, and even movie trivia.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

RIM 22

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning. Mobile Devices for Learning: What you Need to Know : This publication by edutopia supports the successful use of mobile devices in classrooms by providing ideas and resources ranging from using the technology to getting parents involved. Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List.

Mobile phone translates English to Japanese | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile phone translates English to Japanese 5 09 2006 Here’s a cool bit of software for (Japanese) language teachers, reported by Slashphone. Mediaseek just announced a mobile phone application called “Camera Dictionary&# (Kamera Jiten), which uses a cellphone’s built-in camera to scan and translate words into Japanese. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

Mobile Commons

The mobile market is changing and that means healthcare marketing has to change with it. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials. Why Healthcare Institutions Must Engage with Mobile Marketing.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

Mobile Commons

In the search for a teacher worthy of such an award, Fission Strategy provides campaign support, website and social content design, and outreach strategy and implementation. To convert nominees to applicants, one central component of this strategy is our mobile texting campaign. Oftentimes SMS is the quickest way to connect with your audience, even more directly than social media.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

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. Here’s the slide deck/video from that webinar: Tablets as part of mobile learning mix : although not the same as mobile phones, tablets are included in the study as part of mobile learning devices.

E-learning on Mobile Phones | MoSo Technology Blog

mlearnopedia delicious

» E-learning on Mobile Phones by Cyprien E-learning on Mobile Phones The main advantage of E-learning is independence of both location and time. Using technological devices such as Mobile phones can solve these types of problems. For example, globally mobile phones are being widely used and the number of users is still increasing. Crazy!

From David Hockney to Photosynth: applications that build on social media content

mlearnopedia delicious

During the latest mobile learning conferences, I was frequently surprised by the surplus of mobile learning possibilities. One of which is that the user would use her/his mobile phone, not just to capture the environment (whether it is audio, video, picture), but also to add to the reality s/he is experiencing. It just felt right when I watched those pictures.

You are Never Alone » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids?

mlearnopedia delicious

You are Never Alone communicate and collaborate in an online world Skip navigation About « Digital Diversity: ACEC2010 in Melbourne Blog Action Day 09 - Climate Change » Mobile phones - powerful learning aids? It encourages teachers to allow students to use their phones in classes for educational purposes. Do phone us … we will phone you … Phone?

Mobile phones in the MFL classroom - Box of Tricks

mlearnopedia delicious

Dominic opts to make the most of mobile phones as a teaching and learning tool and explores the different ways in which he has used mobile phones in his classroom. As long ago as 2001, the UK government asked the Stewart Inquiry to set guidelines on a minimum age for mobile telephone users. However, officially, mobiles are still banned in many schools.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

mlearnopedia delicious

I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education. Cell Phones in Learning. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

Steve Vosloo

Below is the presentation that I gave at the Girl Geek Dinner in Cape Town , 4 May, about women, mobiles ( mwomen ) and exciting possibilities. Well, in the context of what I’ve been speaking about, an interesting initiative was started last year called mWomen , which is about increasing mobile access to women in the developing world for their socio-economic advancement.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

In a recent Healthcare Dive webinar , Chris Boone, CEO of the Health Data Consortium , and Alyson Rixner, Director of Healthcare Solutions at Mobile Commons, discussed why text messaging is an effective means of reaching and engaging patients in the healthcare space. Traditional phone calls are not only more expensive, but they are not nearly as effective at increasing patient adherence.”

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Technological innovation, however, can be crucial for strengthening social networks, disseminating information and linking disadvantaged communities with vital knowledge. Understanding the social context and rooting ICT for development efforts in existing incentive systems is vital if systemic changes are to be supported. Uncategorized children icts innovation mobile UNESCO unicef

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

Mobile Commons

Can text messaging provide social support to patients? Ten researchers from around the nation – including Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco, and Weill Cornell University – collaborated on a four-week study titled “Piloting a Text Message-based Social Support Intervention for Patients with Chronic Pain: Establishing Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy.”

A bright future for mobiles in schools? Yes.

mLearning World

//Rather than just reporting on what others have been saying about this new frontier in mLearning - that being kids using their own mobile phones for learning - I’ve written my own paper dealing with policy responses from schools and Education departments. Policy before practice: Reactions, Revisions & Recommendations for the educational use of mobile phones. This paper aims to examine the reactions of current policy to the presence of mobile phones in education and then detail emerging examples of their use to enhance learning. Enjoy! ? jnald2@eq.edu.au

Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning | Instructional Design Fusions

mlearnopedia delicious

Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning Posted on September 28, 2010 by diannerees | Leave a comment In my last post , I described instructional strategies for using QR codes, particularly in augmented reality applications. Bookmark the permalink.

QR 0

Mobile phones as cultural resources for learning | Personalising Learning with the iPod Touch

mlearnopedia delicious

The paper is based around two cases studies, one of “Cyrill’ in Germany, a young man who causes controversy by using his mobile phone to video the homeless at a train station and post the video online. The existence of many educational videos produced for mobile devices online is used as evidence that the social and educational use of mobile devices need not be kept apart.

Student Research with ChaCha

Cell Phones in Learning

Chacha is a free resource which allows anyone to do research via mobile phone. By giving students an avenue to get answers to questions in their everyday lives, it allows them to see their cell phone as more than just a social toy Thanks to Charlie A. Roy for pointing me to ChaCha. I am so excited about this resource because it allows students to connect learning to their everyday lives anytime, anywhere! All you have to do is call ChaCha (toll free number!) at 1-800-2242-242. Then ask a question. I asked "how old was George Washington when he died?" Hang up.

The Key to Multichannel Engagement: Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The problem has everything to do with perception: As a marketer with a compelling story to tell, email, social media, and mobile apps are viewed as individual communications channels that each serve their own purpose. Consider this: More than 90 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and virtually every mobile phone available today can send or receive a text message.

SMS 15

Literacy, gender and mobiles

Steve Vosloo

At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. How can mobile learning interventions break through barriers and promote literacy for women and girls in ways that are sustainable and scalable? How can mobile technology help develop essential literacies beyond reading and writing, such as media and technology literacy? Much has already been achieved by mobiles for literacy. The good news is seeing how far mobiles for literacy has come, how it has grown, how many young and old people it is reaching and engaging. Take an ecosystem view.

Experian Explores the Value of Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Commons

Just how important are mobile subscribers to your business? Assessing Mobile Subscriber Value. The ebook looks at how two brands assess the value of their mobile subscribers. One brand found that people who subscribed to the company’s email marketing list and its mobile list (called dual subscribers) were 3.9 Why Mobile Subscribers Matter.

eBook 21

ramblings: Learning with ‘Appropriate’ Technology in Africa: PC Labs or Mobile Phones

mlearnopedia delicious

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.

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

Steve Vosloo

I presented, on behalf of my colleague, Diane Boulay, Advancing Literacy through Mobile Technologies: Empowering Women and Girls – Phase II: From Insight to Action. 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. Uncategorized empowerment gender girls literacy mobile learning UNESCO women At the recent mEducation Alliance Symposium in Washington, D.C.,