Saturday, December 15, 2012

Infographic Provides an Inside Look at the Modern Student


The Learning Life: An Inside Look at the Habits of the Modern Student was created by StudyBlue, a leading mobile study tool with more than 2 million users. The data comes from a survey issued November 26-30 to the company’s users aged 15-22 attending high schools and colleges across the country. Read more here ...




Saturday, December 8, 2012

Handbook of Mobile Learning


1. An Historical Overview of mLearning: Toward Learner-Centered Education by Helen Crompton
2. M-learning as a Sub-field of Open and Distance Education by William C. Diehl
3. A Summary And Critique Of mLearning Research And Practice by Thomas Cochrane
4. A Socio-cultural Ecological Frame for Mobile Learning by Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, and John Cook
5. Mobile Learning: New Approach, New Theory by Helen Crompton
6. Framework For Mobile Learning Integration Into Educational Contexts by Adeline Moura and Ana Amélia Carvalho
7. Learning and Teaching as Communicative Actions: A Theory for Mobile Education by Scott J. Warren and Jenny S. Wakefield
8. Future of mLearning by Clark N. Quinn
9. Seamless Learning: An International Perspective on Next Generation Technology Enhanced Learning by Marcelo Milrad, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Mike Sharples, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chee-Kit Looi, and Hiraoki Ogata
10. Substantive Educational Change Is in the Palm of Our Children’s Hands by Cathleen A. Norris and Elliot M. Solloway
11. Future of Mobile Apps for Teaching and Learning by Ferrial Khaddage and Christoph Latteman
12. Mobile Learning Across Developing and Developed Worlds - Tackling Distance, Digital Divides, Disadvantage, Disenfranchisement by John M. Traxler
Section II. Learning and Learner Support
13. Mobile Learners: Who Are They and Who Will They Become? by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
I14. Mindtools for Supporting Mobile Learning Activities by Gwo-Jen Hwang
15. Rethinking Scaffolding in Mobile Connectivist Learning Environments by Ozlem Ozan and Mehmet Kesim
16. A Mobile Pedagogy Approach for Transforming Learners and Faculty by Scott Hamm, George Saltsman, Stephen Baldridge, and Scott Perkins
17. The Power of the Personal: Discovering the m in m-Learning by Colleen Carmean, Jill L. Frankfort, and Kenneth N. Salim
18. Social vs. Individual Flow in Mobile Learning by Ah-reum Lee and Hokyoung Ryu
19. The ‘Reflective Student’: The Use of Mobile Devices through Seamless Educational Spaces and Authentic Learning Scenarios by Maria Cinque
20. Museums: Gateways to Mobile Learning by Denise M. Bressler
21. eBook Readers and PDAs for Work-based Learners by Ming Nie, Terese Bird, and Palitha Edirisingha
Secton III. Teaching and Instructional Design
22. Mlearning as a Catalyst for Pedagogical Change by Thomas Cochrane
23. Flipped Classroom Meets Mobile Learning by Aaron Sams
24. Team and Community Building Using Mobile Devices by Jackie Gerstein
25. Mobile Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Online: Case Studies in K-12 by Michael M. Grant and Michael K. Barbour
26. Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching by Andrew M. O’Loughlin, Siew Mee Barton, and Leanne Ngo
27. Teachers’ Tools: Designing Customizable Applications for M-learning Activities by Sara Price, Paul Davies, and William Farr
28. iPad Human Interface Guidelines for M-Learning by Sabrina Huber and Martin Ebner
29. Three-Dimension Design for Mobile Learning: Pedagogical, Design, and Technological Considerations and Implications by Xun Ge, Dingchung Huang, Huimin Zhang, and Beverly B. Bowers
30. Mobile Assessment: State of the Art by Stavros A. Nikou and Anastasios A. Economides
31. mMOOC Design: Ubiquitous, Open Learning in the Cloud by Inge de Waard
Section IV. Policies, Administration, and Management
32. Becoming an Mobile Insititution by George Baroudi and Nancy Marksbury
33. Framework for Implementing Mobile Technology by Ryan M. Seilhamer, Baiyun Chen, and Amy B. Sugar
34. So We Had This Idea: Bring Your Own Technology at Brebeuf Jesuit by Jennifer LaMaster and JD Ferries-Rowe
35. Towards a Holistic Framework for Ethical Mobile Learning by Laurel E. Dyson, Trish Andrews, Robyn Smith, and Ruth Wallace
36. Copyright and Fair Use in mLearning by Patricia Aufderheide
37. Accessibility in mLearning: Ensuring Equal Access by Jodi B. Roberts
38. The Role of Academic Libraries in the Development and Support of Mobile Learning Environments by Rachel Wexelbaum and Plamen Miltenoff
Section V. Cases and Perspectives
39. Mobile Learning Strategies for K-12 Professional Development by Dustin C. Summey
40. An Exploration of Mobile Learning to Enhance Student Performance in High School Mathematics by Vani Kalloo and Permanand Mohan
41. Becoming a Digital Nomad: Transforming Education through Mobile Devices by Sharon M. Stoerger
42. Mobile Medicine Praxis by Richard Brandt and Rich Rice
43. A Mobile Knowledge Management System for Military Education by Ioana A. STĂNESCU and Antoniu ŞTEFAN
44. M-Learning During Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes – An Australian Story by Julie Willems
45. Improving Students’ Modern Language Speaking Skills Through Mobile Learning by Henry Grover Tuttle
46. How Mobile Learning Facilitates Student Engagement: A Case Study from the Teaching of Spanish by Elizabeth A. Beckmann and M. Daniel Martìn
47. Architecture of a Device Independent Collaborative Language Learning Game by Andreas Christ, Patrick Meyrueis, and Razia Sultana
48. An International Perspective on Mobile Learning by Diana J. Muir
49. M-Powering the Poor through Mobile Learning by Sheila Jagannathan
50. Acceptance of Tablet Devices for Learning and Teaching in Institutions of Higher Learning: The Malaysian Perspective by Zoraini Wati Abas and Raja Maznah Raja Hussain
51. Teachers as Learners: Concerns and Perceptions about Using Cell Phones in South African Rural Communities by Mpine Makoe
52. From MXit to Dr. Math by Adele Botha and Laurie Butgereit
53. Mobile Learning Games for Low Income Children in India: Lessons from 2004 - 2009 by Matthew Kam

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

GURUS DA INTERNET

“A Internet mudou a nossa percepção do tempo” JOANA GORJÃO HENRIQUES 08:06 Nicholas Carr, finalista do Pulitzer, tem sido um crítico dos efeitos da Internet no nosso cérebro. Diz que a velocidade e bombardeamento de informação constante estão a fazer-nos perder a capacidade de concentração e a tornar-nos menos reflexivos. Quinta e última entrevista da série sobre a Internet. Mais aqui ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Gather your team, dream up your idea, develop your app and win big in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. More information here ...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mobile Learning Day

The 2012 Mobile Learning Day will allow experts from Canada, England, Switzerland and Germany to discuss about the implementation of Mobile Learning in different areas. Three workshops will also allow participants to  exchange experiences and make contacts. This will take place on November 8th in Hagen.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3 Articles: mLearning for language teachers

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Professors train to use in-class apps to engage students

Professors tired of fighting the battle against students texting and posting on Facebook during class are finding ways to embrace technology and use it as a learning tool.
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mLearning

At WSCC, mobile learning transforms the way students and faculty work in classrooms, across campuses, and outside the classroom.  The future of learning comes alive as mobile devices, the tools of mobile learning, new technologies and software as well as new media and projects intersect. 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

61 Tips on mLearning: Making Learning Mobile

People are using mobile technology everywhere these days: at work, in school, while shopping, waiting for a bus, riding to work, in front of the TV … This explosive adoption and use of mobile technologies opens up a new world and opportunity for learning at the moment of need anytime, anywhere. Read more here ...

Monday, October 22, 2012

HC1 Instructional Video

Mobile Learning Presents Opportunities and a Challenge to Modern Educators

Incredibly portable and simple to use, yet possessing the computing power and presentation ability to rival a desktop machine, tablets are tools that will aid education as no digital innovation has before, attendees were told at a conference on mobile learning in the United Arab Emirates. Read here ...

Best iOS Apps for Mobile Learning

Best iOS Apps for Mobile Learning
From: OnlineUniversities.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond

Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘animations‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 or 3.0 vision. No, the future of eLearning and Learning in general is Mobile Learning or better yet Multiscreen Learning, either way we can abbreviate it as mLearning. read more here ...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mobile Learning: The future of education and youth employment

On Tuesday, we tackled the question of how mobile learning (m-learning) can help improve the quality and reach of education. Today, there are increasingly sophisticated learning tools on offer via mobile phones, tablets and other devices. And, the opportunities provided by augmented reality, educational gaming and social networking for peer collaboration are enticing. Read more here ...

MobiMOOC mobile serious games by David Parsons

Sunday, October 7, 2012

iPads enable UCLA docs to monitor chronically ill patients

Chronic conditions continue to be a gateway for healthcare providers to offer aid to their patients using mobile health tools. Case in point, doctors, nurses and patients at University of California, Los Angeles, are taking advantage of the iPad to improve the quality of treatment for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the school. Read more here ...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Shifting Mobility, Learning and Assessment

Mobility defines our times. From cheap flights to ever more accessible mobile phones, being mobile, being able to connect anytime anywhere is taken for granted in many parts of the world. Read more here ...

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

The iJIM journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive mobile technologies. The objective of the journal is to publish and discuss fundamentals, applications and experiences in the field of interactive mobile technologies in learning and teaching as well as in industrial and other applications. Read more here ...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. In the past, smart phones and tablets were something only the “trend setters” had, but now that they are more affordable and accessible than ever (with Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 earlier this month, the iPhone 4S price has dropped to $99) it’s no wonder mLearning has taken off. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. Read more here ...

Virtual Browsers, Free Wi-Fi and mLearning in Traditional Industries

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Read more here ...

MobiMOOC Amit Garg on corporate mLearning

MobiMOOC Geoff Stead Closing the Gap between mLearning theory and practice

Friday, September 28, 2012

5 Ways The iPhone 5 Will Affect eLearning

Since the first iPhone came out in 2007, Apple releases have been characterized by camp outs, long lines, and controversial ads by competitors. The recent release of the iPhone 5 is no different. Apple’s track-record for successful launches has sent business thinkers scrambling to bottle the company’s secret sauce, asking “What is it that makes Apple and their products so successful?” Read more here ...

Mind the gap: bridging gaps between mlearning theory and practice

Wireless is Transforming Education

Wireless EdTech 2012 is being held October 10-12 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. This year’s event features new speakers in addition to some of the key players from last year, a more interactive agenda and even more enthusiasm behind providing students with the 21st century tools they need to succeed. Read more here ...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

20 Blogs about Mobile Learning You Should Know

Not even one decade ago, educators considered cell phones and laptops a most egregious classroom distraction. These days, though, many tech-savvy teachers actively try to incorporate them into engaging lessons rather than snatching them away. While tablets, smartphones, and other mobile computing devices have yet to enjoy universal implementation, many in the business adore exploring emerging technologies to unlock their full potential as learning tools. Such as these folks, listed in no particular order! Read more here ...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mobile learning environment of the university

Understanding Mobile Learning with Amit Garg

Interested in Corporate mLearning, feel free to join Amit Garg during his free MobiMOOC webinar. During the webinar he will focus on what mLearning in the corporate world is. This webinar can be followed here ...

Introducing Serious Mobile Games, by David Parsons

For those interested in Serious Mobile Games, feel free to join David Parsons during his free MobiMOOC webinar. During the webinar he will focus on serious mobile gaming and provide insights on how he and his team created a specific serious mobile game for the University in Auckland New Zealand. This webinar can be followed here ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!)

Even Luddites have to admit the iPhone definitely altered the way humanity interacts with its own devices, making Douglas Adams’ cheeky The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (the eponymous book itself, not the whole Earth being demolished to build an interstellar highway thing) leap from science fiction to science fact. Because of so much power packed into a sleek handheld, this means some pretty amazing educational implications for gadget enthusiasts. As a result, some innovative developers out there provide hundreds of hours of engaging content meant to get anyone of any age up and learning about the world. Read more here...

Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework - MobiMOOC 2012 Adele Botha presentation

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Primeiro QR Code em calçada portuguesa

Treinta más ciento diez aplicaciones Android imprescindibles.

30 aplicaciones Android que no pueden faltar y 140 imprescindibles. Por Ismael Callejas. El Android Libre. En El Androide Libre somos culos inquietos y nos gusta probar muchas, muchas aplicaciones para poder comentar con todos vosotros qué tal son y despejar un poco las dudas de muchas de ellas. También vosotros nos aportáis nuevas aplicaciones que analizar y dar a conocer. LER MAIS AQUI ....

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

From smartphones and tablets, to MP3 players and e-readers, today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile learning resources from Edutopia and around the Web. Read more here ...

How We Use Adobe Shadow for Mobile Learning Development

Are you using Adobe Shadow? It’s a free tool released last Spring by, you guessed it, Adobe. Adobe Shadow is a series of Applications and Plugins that makes previewing web content on all devices simple. Quite simply, it’s a web developer’s dream come true…and it has vastly streamlined our mobile learning development process. Read more here ...

What is the “Killer App” of Mobile Learning?

I get asked this question all the time. Here’s my answer. Here’s how wikipedia defines killer application as it pertains to marketing: Read more here ...

10 Big (But Never Discussed) Problems With Mobile Learning

The mobile learning revolution is creating a lot of buzz in the education world, and the benefits undoubtedly stand out. But nothing exists as a purely positive entity. While the movement toward “m-learning” (as those totally in the know call it) marks a change in how education approaches technological developments, anyone considering the developing tools needs to research the downsides before making the leap. Read more here ...

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition. While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection. read more here ...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

El futuro de la lectura

Leemos todos los días. A todas horas. Inconscientemente. La información nutricional de la caja de cereales, las señales de tráfico, la factura de la electricidad, las vallas publicitarias. Conscientemente. Ler mais aqui ....

Setting up your personal iPad for presenting and teaching

In this blog post, I describe configuration steps to help you setup your personal iPad for presenting at conferences and teaching in the classroom. iPads have great personalization features, however, not all of these features are appropriate if you are displaying your iPad screen to a large audience, such as in the classroom or at a conference. Here are the things you should consider: Reada more here ...

Friday, September 14, 2012

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN M-LEARNER

TED Mobile

TED mobile app brings the TED experience to our iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. We can watch the videos with subtitles and even download to watch them offline later on. Download here ...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7 apps essenciais para Profissionais de Marketing

Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry… O que têm estes em comum? Os smartphones estão em todo o lado e com eles, o acesso à Internet através de redes Wi-Fi, 3G e mais recentemente através das redes 4G. Esta nova realidade disponibiliza-nos o acesso a milhões de apps (muitas delas gratuitas) com o objetivo de satisfazer as nossas necessidades enquanto pessoas e profissionais da área onde atuamos. Ler mais aqui ...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. read more here ...

Converting e learning to mlearning (why and how)

Introducing Agumented mLearning topic at MobiMOOC 2012

EXCELLENT SLIDES ON THE USE OF IPAD IN EDUCATION

Find here some great slides about iPad in Education and visite Silvia Tolisano Wiki here ....

Poderão as tecnologias móveis moldar a aprendizagem de línguas?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Best mLearning Practices for Sales Staff

mLearning can be used by organizations as an additional resource to train their sales and marketing staff. Here is a presentation on "Best mLearning Practices for Sales Staff".

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mobile quiz using google Drive Flubaroo

Mobile and connected: the challenges and implications - John Traxler

How Can Mobile Learning Increase Student Motivation?

The mobile learning movement is beginning to gain momentum. Teaching in schools, universities, colleges (and even learning from home) has the potential to be more engaging with the integration of m-learning. And as a result, mobile learning is becoming exceedingly popular. It was reported by Ambiant insight that the US market for mobile learning products had generated a staggering $958.7 million in 2010. Not only this, but they predicted the compound annual growth rate to be 13.7% over the next five years, proving that mobile learning will continue to develop as more and more people begin to recognise its advantages. Read more here ...

John Traxler Seminar in Kwazulu Natal University

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Current State Of Mobile Learning In Education

How many students are projected to use mobile devices by the year 2016? How many are using devices while learning right now? How much is spent every year on textbooks? Read more here ...

Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning?

The only thing better than Blogging is the comments one gets below a post. Comments I believe is the real killer app of Blogs and some times comments are so insightful than they trigger ideas for new posts. Read more here ...

Mobile Learning - Adding Student Engagement to Classes (OTC 2011)

MSH’s Innovation Challenge (INCH) Fund Supports Mobile Learning in Malawi

In the rural Salima district of Malawi, where the closest health facility is more than a day’s walk away, community-based health workers provide the first and often only line of care to families who need health services. While it is essential that these health workers remain up-to-date on current medical norms and knowledge, this proves challenging considering that most villages in Salima do not have electricity, let alone internet. Read more here ...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

mobiMOOC – Augmented mLearning

Mobile augmented reality technologies provide an innovative tool for the educational environment. The combination of real and virtual elements allows us to design new teaching and learning strategies and enhance learners’ experiences. See more here ...

The mLearning Scholars Program

The mLearning Scholars Program is designed to facilitate the exploration of questions about teaching, learning, and collaboration in the information-rich, “connect anywhere and anytime” environment enabled by mobile technology such as tablet devices and smartphones. Each year sees two cohorts of mLearning Scholars. The1.0 cohort are faculty just beginning to experiment with mobile learning, while the 2.0 cohort consists of faculty who have already gained some experience teaching with mobile technologies. (For many in the 2.0 cohort, that experience was gained by participating in a prior year’s 1.0 cohort.) While all participants assess impacts, the 2.0 cohort is especially focused on asking specific research questions and answering them by gathering data. Re4ad more here ...

Technology in the Classroom: Use and Misuse

Cell phones have taken over the world. No? They seem to have taken over college campuses, and isn’t that where revolution often begins? I am not anti-technology. In fact I am a gadget addict and have been from the days of the Betamax. technology, however convenient and useful, can be abused. I am afraid the era of cell phone misuse is upon us. We text while driving. We engage customers with cell phones in our hands. We sit at tables breaking bread with our friends and loved ones while updating our social networking pages. We record concerts on our smartphones instead of being present and enjoying the experience. Read more here ...

Celling It: Mobile Phones in the Classroom

From time to time, I like to check out various education-related Twitter feeds to see what’s trending. One topic that seems to generate a lot of chatter is the use of cell phones in the classroom. To date, teachers’ experiences of using mobile phones in the classroom are mixed: some report great success in using them to sustain student interest and to teach content in a new way, while other teachers experience problems with students focusing not on classroom content, but on texting their BFFs instead. What to do? Read more here ...

UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere. Read more here ...

Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools

As schools get ready to deploy iPads this year, each one is scrambling to figure out how to develop an efficient and effective system that works. With no standardized system or uniform roadmap to follow, at the moment, it’s up to individual schools to reach out through their networks to find information about best practices and smooth, streamlined service. Read more here ...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Educational Outcomes: An Analysis of Evidence from Asia

Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies (ICTs), mobile phones being one example. This article reviews the evidence of the role of mobile phone-facilitated mLearning in contributing to improved educational outcomes in the developing countries of Asia by exploring the results of six mLearning pilot projects that took place in the Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh. In particular, this article examines the extent to which the use of mobile phones helped to improve educational outcomes in two specific ways: 1) in improving access to education, and 2) in promoting new learning. Analysis of the projects indicates that while there is important evidence of mobile phones facilitating increased access, much less evidence exists as to how mobiles promote new learning. Keywords: Mobile phones; mobile learning; distance learning; educational outcomes; information and communication technologies; new learning Read more here ...

NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition

The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE Program. Read more here ...

The NMC Horizon Report 2012 K-12 Edition

The NMC Horizon Project identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within education around the globe. Read more here ...

TABLETS and IPADS in Education

Many colleges and universities have begun experimenting with tablet computers and iPad classroom integration initiatives that vary from campus-wide distributions to small-scale, single-class pilots. These programs are designed to provide evidence of improved student learning and engagement. Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to tablets and iPads in the classroom. Read more here ...

New Study Finds iPads in the Classroom Boost Test Scores

A new study shows that students who use iPads in the classroom score better in literacy tests than those who don’t. As previously reported, educators in Auburn, Maine began instructing 266 kindergarteners using the iPad 2 this fall, and those who used the tablet scored higher on literacy tests and were more enthused about learning, according to Apple blog TUAW . Read more here :

Friday, August 10, 2012

A list of interesting mobile learning links

Here are some interesting links I’ve come across recently, mostly about mobile learning and some about learning in general that I found interesting. Read more here ...

mLearning (mobile learning) seminar Philip Uys

The mobile tablet: can it change how we reach students?

Yes, the mobile tablet is a new touch point for learning. The mobile tablet is the first technology that truly reimagines a textbook as a 24/7 always-on learning experience—delivering compelling layers of instruction brilliantly illuminated with color, video, 3D animation, and powerfully interactive images. The print textbook will face its first true competition. Read more here ...

THE FUTURE OF MOBILE [SLIDE DECK]

See here the SLIDE DECK

How can mobile learning address different learning styles?

The most popular model for analysing learning styles is the VAK model, which breaks learning into three distinct strands: Visual, Auditory, and Kinaesthetic. Read more here ...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Three perspectives on making mobile e-Learning work.

Read here the three presenters perspectives on MLearncon: Geoff Stadd, Clarck Quin and David Metcalf.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Only one IPad in the Classroom- What Can I Do?

Some ideas to put in practice if you have only one iPad in the classroom. Reade more here... See here more suggestions...

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. Read more here ...

The Top 20 Popular Articles in Educational Technology and mLearning for Last Month

Find here the most read articles in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning portal, in June.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning difficulties

Last week I got a mail from Jenni Wright from Australia. She is a trainer and she was looking for solutions that could help her optimize the already wonderful vocational courses that her company the BedfordGroup in Australia is setting up for adult learners. The challenge was that the learning environment should be secure for the Intellectual Property content portion, yet at the same time dynamic as a MOOC AND - a tough one - if possible cater to people with learning challenges, whether it be disabilities or learning difficulties of any kind. Read more here ...

A disseminação da aprendizagem com mobilidade (M-learning)

Resumo: Este artigo revisa a literatura de aprendizagem com mobilidade (m-learning) e de modelos de aceitação e adoção de tecnologia com o objetivo de identificar a situação atual acerca dos estudos sobre a adoção do m-learning, almejando propor um modelo para avaliar a intenção de uso do m-learning no contexto brasileiro. O artigo aprofunda a compreensão da literatura acerca das teorias e fatores relacionados à adoção do m-learning. Ao modelo proposto, adaptado do Modelo de Aceitação de Tecnologia (TAM), foram introduzidos dois construtos, compatibilidade e autoeficácia, com o intuito de melhor avaliar a intenção de uso dessa tecnologia. Palavras-chaves: Modelos de aceitação de tecnologia; Aprendizagem com mobilidade; M-learning . Abstract: This paper reviews the present m-learning and technology acceptance literature in order to portrait the current state of mobile learning (m-learning) research. This work ultimately aims propose an extended model to evaluate users’ intentions to accept m-learning in the Brazilian higher education context. The paper offers an in-depth evaluation of the literature reviewed, related to the theories and factors impacting upon m-learning adoption. The proposed model, an extension of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), introduces two constructs, compatibility and self-efficacy, with the goal to better assess users’ intentions regarding the adoption of the evaluated technology. Ler mais aqui ...

The ‘Multi-Generational’ workforce and m-learning

Social Media, New media and e-Networking, whatever we want to call it, has certainly changed more than the way we work, the way we share and consume knowledge and even complain. The context in which we work is faster and faster, and result can almost happen in real time around the world. Well they have come up with yet another gadgetry word, wait for it… The workforce of the 21st century is now being referred to as the ‘Multi-Generational Workforce’ because it consist of a mixture of baby boomer’s and generation Y. Read more here ...

36 (and growing) Resources For Using Cell Phones In Class

Looking for some great resources for using cell phones in your classroom? Check out these 36 resources for cell phones in the classroom. The list will grow so we’ll continue to update. See here ...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mobile Learning Lab Uses Technology to Prepare Students for College

Every Wednesday during the school year, Charles Gaines and several of his classmates at Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. have skipped class and made a beeline for the school parking lot, all under the watchful eyes of their principal, teachers and advisors. Read more here ...

Does #mobile learning really make a difference in this world?

Years ago I met Devaji Patil in Bangalore, India and … I related to his spirit and wisdom. Devaji is a philosopher at heart and a medical doctor by profession. In his new job he wants to set up mobile health projects, but at the same time he wants to make sure they will be durable and basically… make sense to the people it is designed to help. So he challenged me with some tough questions comprising ethics, meaningfulness, gender challenges and effectiveness of learning with mobiles. I could get some thoughts in, but I feel many more people are needed to answer his questions in full, so feel free to add ideas or send Devaji additional answers. Read more here ...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

How Schools Are Using iPads to Increase Learning: Three Case Studies

Join this informative webinar "How Schools Are Using iPads to Increase Learning: Three Case Studies" Presenters: David Vinca, Founder of eSpark and Colleen Loftus, Teacher and School Partnership Leader for eSpark Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4pm ET REGISTER HERE

Open and online MobiMOOC course

This open and online MobiMOOC course which will run from Saturday 8 September - Sunday 30 September 2012, will focus on learning/training with mobile devices (mLearning). You can register for the course by becoming a member of the Google group. Read more here ...

BYOD _ Bring your own device - Program Guide

Saline Schools has developed a pretty thoughtful BYOD policy that includes cell phones. Read more here ...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mobile Learning: How Technology is Transforming Education Around the Globe

Mobile Learning and technology in the classroom may just be the game-changer that gives students around the world equal access to learning. This week on Netflix I watched “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary that follows the lives of several American students that strive to be accepted into charter schools. Read more here ...

Sunday, July 29, 2012

How to choose a mobile device for mLearning purposes

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Read more here ...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mobile Learning at New Canaan High School

These are just a handful of the pictures we took during 15 minutes of a typical day's lunch at New Canaan High School. Kids are using their devices... but HOW are they using their devices? Even though 73% of our students have an app-ready device, only 29% have an ereading app on that device. In almost every class, when asked to input a URL to the mobile library catalog app, a students will say, "I don't have that two-dot thing on my keyboard." (meaning a colon). This is part of what is required for meaningful 21st century education. Without a robust instructional program that embeds communication (email at least, and unrestricted access to mainstream social media at best), collaboration (Google Apps) and mobile instruction (BYOD at least and 1:1+BYOD at best) into the core curriculum, schools are not preparing students for the century they already live in - not the one of the future - the one we inhabit now.

6 Gotta's of Mobile Learning

Blackboard Mobile Learn 3.0 Demo

Mobile Learning - Adding Student Engagement to Classes (OTC 2011)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Leadership for Mobile Learning

Mobiles Phone at Melbourne high school

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

WEBINAR - Leadership for Mobile Learning

Preview the webinar "Leadership for Mobile Learning" with Lucy Gray, Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative. To assist here ...

WEBINAR - Mobile Phones in Education Part II

Preview the webinar "AUP and ePolicy Protection" with Gail Palumbo, host and presenter in the edWeb.net community. To assist here ...

Friday, July 20, 2012

The best 40 augmented reality applications

Las mejores 40 aplicaciones de realidad aumentada existentes actualmente. Read more here ...

How to Use Maps on The iPad

CamScanner - Phone PDF Creator

Turn phone to document scanner I scan newspapers articles to keep as file and share it on the internet and scan personal docs to my own records. It as simplify my everyday tasks! — Zed Ruger Read more here ...

iPad Basics – How To Take an iPad Screenshot

This is another in our occasional iPad Basics tips series – so if you’re a veteran iPad user you’ll want to skip this as you’re very likely to already know this stuff. Read more here ...

Camtasia like Screen Recorder for iPad

Fix the School Not the Child

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

Mobile Collaborative Informal Learning Design: Study of collaborative effectiveness using Activity Theory

Smart Mobile Devices (SMD) are there for many years but using them as learning tools started to emerge as new research area. The trend to merge collaborative learning methodology by using mobile devices in informal context is important for implementation of Learner Centric Learning (LCL). Read more here ...

Mobile collaborative learning

Katy ISD -- A New Vision for Mobile Learning

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Practical tips and tutorials about using web2.0 tools and mobile apps in education .The best free web, adnroid, smartphone,iPhone, and samsung applications to help you better enhance your mobile learning. Read more here ...

Soundgecko - transform Web URL in MP3 files

Listen to any article on go... Transforming Web text articles in MP3 files with Soundgecko, for free. See here ...

6 free applications for teachers for the mobile age

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iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Digital Futures: Innovations in Mobile Learning

21 Reasons Technology Works for Education

Survey sheds new light on how students, parents and teachers view the role of technology in schools. If you’re an educator or someone who works in the nation’s K–12 system, you’re probably familiar with the word no: No, we don’t have enough money for supplies. No, we can’t afford new computers for the science lab. Yes, we believe in the power of technology. We just can’t afford it. No way. No how. Read more here ..

Monday, July 16, 2012

Using basic mobile phones for ESOL learners

This article has been written by Aleks Palanac who works as an ESOL Resources Specialist for the British Council in addition to having teaching commitments with the Workers' Educational Association and the University of Leicester. Her main interest lies in how to marry new technologies with language teaching in order to enhance the digital literacy of ESOL learners. Read more here ...

Designing mlearning - Book Review – Chapter 4

A brief synopsis of each chapter of ‘Designing mlearning‘,.. Read more here ...

EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF MLEARNING IN EMERGING MARKETS

It is estimated that by 2020, every single person in Africa will own a mobile phone. A 2011 country census revealed that households in India were more likely to own a mobile phone than a toilet: 59% have mobile phones compared to 47% who have toilets. Read more here ...

Hangout "Era Pós-PC"

Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls

Identification of factors for effectiveness and scaling up good practices The Mobile Phone Literacy project was launched on 26 May 2011 on the occasion of the visit to UNESCO of Ms. Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State. It is to be implemented within the framework of the UNLD Fund and the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s education – "Better Life Better Future: Quality Education for Girls and Women". Read more here ...

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

The iJIM journal aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of interactive mobile technologies. Vol 6, No 3 (2012) Read more here ...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

George Couros: Why School Administrators Should Embrace the Social Web

iCame, iSaw, iTouch (and iPhone!...and iPad, too!)

50 Apps You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

5 Big Mobile Trends

The Future of Mobile

Google Webinar: Are You Mobile Ready?

Google Sites: Bob's Cardboard Cutouts

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Day in the Life of an iPad Teacher

6.30 am: Woken by the dulcet tones of Lana Del Rey and a new ‘Wake up Light‘. Contemplate staying in bed then notice the email icon flashing with a number of new messages – check twitter. Read more here ..

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool

Longfield Academy in Kent, England is a recently built school covering years 7 through 13 (ages 11 to 18). At Longfield, they strive to provide a cutting edge learning experience incorporating a high level of technology integration in the curriculum. Read more here ...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Is email and mobile learning (mLearning) making students dumb?

Here is an interesting question: Is access to the Internet, mLearning, and email making students dumb? Read more here ..

TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING MLEARNING

How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

The micro-computer revolution of the 80's radically improved how teachers and schools carry on the business of learning. We now have iPads in classrooms that will not only improve it, but it has the potential to change the business of learning in schools. The question is, "Are teachers ready to adjust their teaching for this new learning revolution?" Read more here ...

Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom

If I had thirty iPads in my class, what would I do with them? How would I use them to help my students learn better and help me teach better? Perhaps a better question is what would I do with them that I could not do with other tools that are available and cheaper? Certainly iPads are cheaper than computers, desktop or laptop, and they are more mobile. Read more here ...