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Why and How-To of Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

Why Mobile Learning? The benefits of mobile learning : Benefit 1 : Expand the reach and equity of education Benefit 2 – Facilitate Personalized Learning Benefit 3 - Provide immediate feedback and assessment Benefit 4 - Enable anytime, anywhere learning Benefit 5 - Ensure the productive use of time in classrooms Benefit 6 - Build new communities of learners… Read More ›

How can Badges be Used in Seamless Mobile Learning

Digital Badges and Mobile Learning

In the twenty-first century, learning takes place almost everywhere, at all times, on all kinds of paths and at all kinds of paces. With the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen, young people and adults can access a wealth of information, analyze it, and produce new knowledge at any time. They can do this, moreover, on a “just-in-time” basis,… 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 ›


Transformative Learning and Self-Motivational Learning Enhance #mLearning

The results of an investigation into the connection between mobile learning (mLearning) and interactive design processes through the adaption of transformative learning and self-motivational learning were presented in the chapter of “Interactive Learning Strategies for Mobile Learning”(by Anthony Ralston) in the open licensed ebook “Increasing Access through Mobile Learning”(published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, 2014). The author argues that the integration… Read More ›

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The Learning Story of YOU (#mlearning)

Ever since the beginning of the Internet age, all things and processes can be digitized and hence exchanged through the Internet are only getting more decentralized and democratized. This trend includes learner-centered learning, and that a learner can involve in plotting his/her own learning story, personalized his/her own learning journey. Can you tell the significance of… Read More ›

Mobile Technology at the Service of Teachers

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 ›

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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 ›

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Design of Contextualised Mobile Learning Applications (#mlearning)

The chapter 5 in the open licensed ebook “Increasing Access through Mobile Learning”(published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, 2014) discusses several issues about linking the user experience to the current context of use.  (authored by Marcus Specht) The linking of the mobile learning support to the current context is seen as key to efficient and effective design of mobile learning applications…. 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 ›

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World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Introduces Mobile-Friendly Design

In keeping up with the rapid growth in mobile usage worldwide, the World Bank just relaunched the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)—its open access portal to its publications and research—on an upgraded platform specifically optimized for mobile use. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank optimizes its publications and research website for mobile phones. Nearly half of all users… Read More ›

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Learning Layers and Co-design Mobile Learning (#mlearning)

Learning Layers is a large-scale research project co-funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.The consortium consists of 17 institutions from 7 different countries. It aims to develop technologies that support informal learning in the workplace. The concepts and technologies we develop help to bridge the gap between scaling and adaptation to personal needs. By building… Read More ›

20 Mobile Strategies to Increase Learner Interaction in a #MOOC (#mlearning)

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 ›

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Learning through A Constructivist Approach with Mobile Device (#mlearning)

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 ›

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Interoperability is an Educational Imperative

Standards play an important role in all aspects of our lives. Everything we take for granted – from standard light bulbs and batteries to the width of roads – could be significantly disrupted without the uniformity produced by consensus around a standard. Interoperability is an Educational Imperative Educational systems are accelerating their transition to 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 ›