Mobile Learning Week (MLW) is the flagship UNESCO conference on mobile technologies and education. Held annually, this event assembles a diverse group of stakeholders to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals. The theme of MLW 2014 is teachers Teachers are the pillars of education systems and their involvement… Read More ›
Over the last decade, the importance of mobile devices has grown dramatically in education. The latest issue of RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal devotes a special section to the analysis and assessment of the current state of m-learning by studying specific cases - ”Apps for M-learning in Higher Education“. It presents a general overview of successful mobile learning experiences in higher… Read More ›
As mobile learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs) become the latest global reality. What are the similar characteristics of both? How can they bring an impact to each other? Inge Ignatia De Ward has done an interesting research on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC. She has ever organized MobiMOOC course –… Read More ›
The paper on “mobile learning through indigenous languages: learning through a constructivist approach“(Creative Commons BY 3.0 licence) written by Mmaki Jantjies and Mike Joy reports on a case study in a South African high school that evaluated the potential use of mobile learning to support bilingual learners using a constructivist learning approach. With their research they provide… Read More ›
The mobile learning toolkit is developed by International Labor Organization (ILO) of the United Nations. It is the result of research into mobile phone use and user needs within the African context, however it has been developed for use in all developing contexts. It is intended as a “trainer’s toolkit” that can help deliver a wide range… Read More ›
by Baiyun Chen and Aimee Denoyelles, instructional designers at the University of Central Florida Key Takeaways A university-wide survey on students’ mobile learning practices showed that ownership of mobile devices is high among students and that tablets are the most popular devices for academic purposes. The survey also found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors. To improve mobile… Read More ›
The growing trend towards mobile computing using the power of networks has opened the door for learners and teachers to access the world’s knowledge from almost anywhere, at anytime. The Internet is the world’s intellectual commons and open educational resources(OER) renders this knowledge accessible to all. The UNESCO Chair in OER initiative - Rory McGreal – has… Read More ›
What’s mobile learning? (mLearning) An insight for this question: “That which is mobile is not knowledge or information, but is the individual’s habitus.“(Kress, Pachler) Habitus: a structure of the mind characterized by a set of acquired schemata, sensibilities, dispositions and taste. This presentation from Michael Gallagher discusses using mobile technology for field learning activities and… Read More ›
From Cj’s Instructional Systems Design blog, this nice infographic gives an overview of the whole picture of instructional design. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics So, what are the differences between mobile learning and other types of technology-enhanced learning? Christian Glahn introduces “Mobile Learning Operating Systems” including learning management and learning orchestration system in… Read More ›
This infographic by MobileDevelpmentExperts helps you understand the pros and cons of mobile site vs responsive design.
Mobile and ubiquitous technologies have been expected to foster shifting from classroom based learning to the one that is free from time and space boundaries. In the paper — “Guidelines on Implementing Successful Seamless Learning Environments”, the authors review recent researches on mobile assisted learning in order to set pedagogically-based guidelines for instructors, learning environment designers and the administrative end or decision… Read More ›
This slideshare presentation has been popular since it’s published, if you haven’t read it, enjoy! Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology from Studio B Productions, Inc.
From “Innovating Pedagogy”(2012, 2013) published by The Open University, several emerging pedagogies and trends were studied. Publisher-led short courses are short courses offered by publishers either in affiliation with recognised educational providers, or independently. The publisher’s incentive is to understand learners in the subject areas covered by their regular publications, and to engage consumers in extended learning… Read More ›
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics Intuition created a mobile learning infographic which explores why there has been a significant increase in the use of mobile learning in enterprise. We look at the number of mobile devices in use by employees, how these are used for ‘Just-in-Time’ training and why mobile learning is so… Read More ›
McKinsey & Co. and the GSMA have estimated the worldwide mobile opportunity in the education sector will be worth USD 70 billion by 2020 (check out the previous post), of which USD 32 billion is attributable to hardware and equipment sales with the balance split across a range of products and services, such as eBooks, eCourses, game and… Read More ›