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Bad Practices in Mobile Learning

This updated summary of “Bad Practices in Mobile Learning” from EduTech blog of The World Bank (by Michael Trucano)  is more schools than enterprise, but these are common mistakes observed in multiple initiatives and in multiple places, and seem to repeat over time with only slight variations. In no particular order,  and with specific reference to common realities in middle… Read More ›


Good Practice Guide and Use Case Studies of Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

As ownership of smartphones and tablets grows there is increasing interest in how they might be used to support learning and teaching, both in the classroom and beyond. This Best Practice Guide has been put together by the UCISA Digital Skills and Development Group Academic Support sub-group to provide examples of good practice in using… Read More ›

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What is The Future of Mobile Learning in Education? (#mlearning)

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 ›


Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework (MLCF)

The Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework is a framework that is in a state of perpetual beta. The Framework is build in order to enable all educational institutes and schools to implement mobile learning in their existing or future curriculum. The MLCF is open science, so open to all. In the wake of a telecommunications landscape that… Read More ›

The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-ducation

The latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, has been written in collaboration with  Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank.  The Paper draws on many of the case studies from  SVC2UK  2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students. This report looks at the… Read More ›

How to Integrate Learning into Work and Life (#mlearning)

As we move into an era of ‘seamless learning’ (using mobile devices to connect learning experiences more easily across locations, social settings and time), we increasingly recognize that at times formal learning takes place in informal settings, and informal learning in formal settings (Wong & Looi, 2011; Wong, 2012). These articles and paper shed the… Read More ›

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Research on Mobile Learning Practice in Higher Education

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 ›

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Guidelines on Implementing Successful Seamless Learning Environments (#mlearning)

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 ›

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From Learning Content Provider to Learning Facilitator

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 ›

10 Fantastic, Must Have iPad Apps for the Classroom

You’re a teacher and your school has handed you an iPad. You’re expected to do something with it and you’re freaking out. Where to start? What to do? What apps should I start with? When I first started on the iPad journey, I downloaded so many apps, it was impossible to learn how to use them all effectively…. Read More ›


Secrets of Mobile Learning Failures (#mlearning)

Secrets of mlearning failures: confronting reality, from Research in Learning Technology Thomas Cochrane Centre for Teaching and Learning, Auckland University of Teaching, Auckland, NZ Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning… Read More ›


#mLearning as a Catalyst to Transform Pedagogy towards Heutagogy

Documented in the paper: (PDF file : iArchitechture), the potential for using a community of practice model built by mobile social media for supporting pedagogical transformation in broader educational contexts is illustrated. iArchi[tech]ture: Developing a mobile social media framework for pedagogical transformation Thomas Cochrane, AUT University, New Zealand David Rhodes, Te Puna Ako, Unitec, New Zealand The goal of the research was to… Read More ›

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How to Build Successful mEducation – A Bigger Scope (#mlearning)

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 ›


The Power of Mobile in Changing Education (#mlearning)

We rely on mobile technology for many simple tasks, but we have yet to tap its potential to enable and even transform education. That’s why experts from McKinsey and GSMA published a report “Transforming learning through mEducation” last year(2012). It reviewed early initiatives that already enhanced learning outcomes worldwide. With growing availability and demand, the report predicted mEducation is poised to… Read More ›

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How Technology Benefits Special Education

By Rebecca Louis Students with speech delays, autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome have found new ways to express themselves, thanks to modern technology. Source: A Brief History of Children with Special Education Needs Before the 1800s: Persons with physical and mental disabilities were targets of discrimination across cultures for thousands of years. On virtually… Read More ›