UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. I was one of the interviewees for the report. From the handy list of the report’s key messages , a few stand out for me: ICTs and development.

UNESCO report: A mobile reading revolution

Steve Vosloo

Such is the conclusion of the recently released report by UNESCO titled Reading in the Mobile Era ( infographic ). Indeed, many are funded by governments, foundations or CSI budgets (and the report’s recommendations talk to these stakeholders).

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M-Learning Game Report

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Costabile, Rosa Lanzilotti, Thomas Pederson, and Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy. "M-learning—the The full 5 page report is available here.

Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives

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Client Stories Fundraising Live SMS Chat Mobile CRM Mobile Research Reports & Analytics Studies Text Messaging Text messaging’s trademark is fast, efficient communication.

SMS Nation: August Edition

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According to the report: 68% of 18-29 year olds say that they texted “a lot” the previous day. 47% of 30-49 year olds also report texting “a lot,” and only 26% of 50-64 year olds would say the same. Industry News Mobile Research News & Updates Reports Text Messaging

Refugee education – your weekend long reads

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A juicy synthesis report distills the key findings and lessons learned from the case studies. The surge in global refugees has had devastating effects on the education of affected children.

New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

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I just read an article titled, “Smartphones Make IBM Smarter, But Not As Expected&# about IBM and Columbia University’s recent study on the behavior and effects of mobile learning within IBM. The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material.

Report says classroom walls and industrial-age schooling can go

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As reported at eSchool News recently, a new white paper from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) says that while changing the curriculum, using digital pedagogies and training teachers are all important, it is the physical environment in which learning takes place that also needs urgent adjustment if the full advantages of the digital age are to be harnessed by schools.

Research around using and selecting apps for literacy learning

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Over the past couple of years there has been a few very robust reports and research around apps and websites for literacy learning. Zosh (Penn State University, Brandywine), Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (University of Delaware), James H.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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The recently released Towards Maturity report ‘Mobile Learning at Work’ indicates that only 30% of organisations are incorporating mobile learning. Interestingly, these statistics are only marginally better than those reported by ASTD for the US market in May 2012.

EDUCAUSE Report on Undergraduate Student use of Technology

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This report provides insights into the ways in which students use, and would like to use, various technologies in their own lives and in their learning. Tags: General Pedagogy Technical ecar educause higher education learning m-learning mlearning Mobile mobilelearning teaching technology university The latest edition of “ The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 &# has just been released by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning. Nick was assisted by Louis Cremen, a mobile developer and teaching member at the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Informatics.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning. Nick was assisted by Louis Cremen, a mobile developer and teaching member at the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Informatics.

Panlibus » Blog Archive » Oxford University 2.0

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Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org License « Mobile learning: The bigger picture University of the West of Scotland talks with Talis » Oxford University 2.0 Even august institutions such as University of Oxford now produce podcasts.”

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

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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. According to a report by the Pew Institute, 86% of adults with an annual income below $30,000 own a cell phone.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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At the core is a mobile app that allows prospective sellers to input information, receive a quote, and schedule a runner to haul away the item, reports TechCrunch.

Text Messaging for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes

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According to a report done by the American Diabetes Association , around 29.1 What’s more, 95% of the participants who received text messages reported liking the study.

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

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The results were promising: patients who received the supportive text messages reported a pain reduction, while those who did not receive the messages did not report any reductions in pain.

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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The study, titled Precision and Disclosure in Text and Voice Interviews on Smartphones , was a joint collaboration with several researchers from the New School in New York, The University Of Maryland, the University of Michigan and other institutions.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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2009 Horizon Report. Duke University: Mobile Devices in Education. 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. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. Again, as with the links I posted about Games and Simulation, these aren’t categorized in any way nor does the order assume any significance.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: How to Structure Tone and Content for Text Message Intervention Programs

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The first study, run by Dr. Beth Brock of Brown University, compared general motivational text messages on curbing alcohol consumption with messages composed by peers that contained safety tips about drinking, driving, and social situations.

Are students ready for QR Codes? Findings from a student survey at the University of Bath [mobile-learning.blog-city.com]

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Findings from a student survey at the University of Bath « H E » email posted Wednesday, 18 February 2009 Student awareness and interactions with QR Codes.

CommLab University Blog » Blog Archive » Is m-learning a better platform for effective learning?

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CommLab University Blog « How effective is eLearning in imparting Product Training? Executive – Business Development Online Training Course: Business Writing Learn more about business writing skills and know how to write effective letters, memos, business reports and emails. Launching of CommLab University Do we need to learn ‘Business Writing’? Is m-learning a better platform for effective learning?

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

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Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. A strong case can be made that a revolution is underway in how computers are being perceived and used in schools across the world.

SMS Thought Leadership Series: Text Messaging Strategies for Behavior Change

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The study consisted of a 12-week randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention led by Brian Suffoletto, MD and assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. This Guardian Weekly article , for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

Horizon 2009 Report « Electric Archaeology: Digital Media for Learning and Research

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The Horizon Reports describe the continuing work of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Horizon Project, a long-running qualitative research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations. The report includes numerous links and examples of emerging projects that really push the boundaries.

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Championed by the excellent Steve, Ana & Marion at the University of Cape Town m-Ubuntu – Helping transform teaching in impoverished classrooms, and empower resource-poor teachers. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA!

SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

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The Washington Times covered a new report by Informate Mobile Intelligence that claims Americans text the most compared to other countries. The report found that the average American sends and receives 321 text messages per day, and spends 26 minutes per day on SMS.

Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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CTL has been in operation for just over two years but has already handled more than 8 million messages with individuals in distress, reported the New York Times. Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers.

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Artificial Intelligence in Education: Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

A 2016 report (two-page summary ) from Pearson and University College London’s Knowledge Lab offers a very readable and coherent argument for AI in education. Besold , lecturer in Data Science at City, University of London, talk about AI in Ed (my rough notes are here ).

Mobile learning: Ready or not! | Keeping Pace

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According to a survey released by Project Tomorrow in October, 48% of high school students and 34% of middle school students reported that they use their profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites to collaborate with classmates on projects.

Text Message Reminders Increase Vaccination Rates Among Low-Income Populations

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A recent study by researchers at Columbia University builds on several earlier investigations (see here , here , and here ) that found text message reminders to be an effective means for increasing vaccination rates in low-income populations. A report by the U.S.

Artificial Intelligence: Your Weekend Long Reads

Steve Vosloo

To get the big picture, an excellent place to start is the Stanford University report Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. In each of these domains, the report both reflects on progress in the past fifteen years and anticipates developments in the coming fifteen years.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Some called it the “university of the sky&# ; others, the “artificial intelligence Internet.&# Mobile Internet Research Report Reveals Massive Mobile Internet Growth Mobile’s Future Celebrated at MLOVE ConFestival in Berlin Are Smartphones Really Smart?

Erik Duval’s Weblog

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Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments » Snowflakes at Time Magazine 25 March 2009 by erikduval As reported by the IHT , Time is experimenting with snowflaking their magazines: I expect much more experimentation in this space.

Four Ways to Build Healthier Communities with Text Messaging

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The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to low-income families with tips on healthier food choices and how to maximize their use of food resources. Over the past three years, more than 250,000 teens have used the program and users report lower levels of anxiety in post chat surveys. When you hear the words ‘text messaging’, you probably think about personal conversations you have with friends and family.

eModeration Station

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This website includes not only experiences and reports on the St Mary’s projects, but also links to other case studies, and news articles on topic. Step 4 In the next class, or about a week later, get learners to report back on what they did to the group.

Fake News – Weekend Long Reads

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In an attempt to bring structure to the discussions, the Council of Europe produced a report on what it calls information disorder. According to Open University research, misinformation is rife among refugee populations.).

New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

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Scientists at the University of Oregon and UCLA used fMRI on 27 smokers to map the areas of the brain where they control their impulses. The studies found that real-time texting dramatically increases the accuracy of people’s reporting, and can serve as an effective tool for helping them quit altogether. The report hints at a future world of radical targeting – where everyone’s ability to resist temptation is calibrated and accounted for.