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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing...

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Thoughtful and informative blog article from Saga Briggs - get your phone out and see what you can do with it!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

Via Nik Peachey
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The focus is on schools, but many of the principles are common in tertiary education

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:13 PM

Some useful videos on the why and how of mobile learning.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:52 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey for sharing this video resource post from Edutopia. If you are not familiar with Edutopia, I strongly encourage you to follow them on Twitter (@edutopia) as well as visit the edutopia.org website. Edutopia has a vast collection of education based strategies along with a growing collection of highly respected educators blogging.

 

I plan on using this post to help lead into my video unit with my Sterling College pre-service students. 

Claudia Sahagún's comment, September 25, 2013 1:34 PM
I really think this videos are an excellent way to learning how technology is used in classrooms.
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SPAIN: ItsasFish - New mobile application for rapid identification of fish species

SPAIN: ItsasFish - New mobile application for rapid identification of fish species | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Esta guía realizada por el centro tecnológico AZTI-Tecnalia (www.azti.es) pretende ser un manual de identificación rápida de las especies que aparecen en los caladeros del golfo de Bizkaia y que son explotados por las distintas flotas (con sus correspondientes modalidades de pesca), con puerto base en la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca. Por supuesto, no refleja todas las especies existentes en la zona sino sólo las que son accesibles a los distintos aparejos, redes y artefactos de pesca utilizados por dichas flotas.

El objetivo primario de esta aplicación es servir de herramienta para una primera aproximación a la diversidad faunística que podemos encontrar a bordo tras las operaciones de pesca y, por lo tanto, no se limita a las especies que presentan un claro interés comercial, sino que tiene intención de recoger información sobre aquellas especies que no son objetivo de nuestros barcos pero que tienen un cierto interés comercial (bycatch) o que son descartadas en su totalidad por no ser aptas para su consumo o comercialización (descartes).

Cada especie está presentada con una cabecera en donde figura el nombre oficial y el código FAO de la especie, el nombre científico, la foto y los nombres comunes si los hay, tanto en euskera como en inglés y francés. A continuación hay unas breves notas sobre la distribución, tanto geográfica como batimétrica y algunos datos sobre hábitat y biología (alimentación, crecimiento y reproducción). Se aportan, así mismo, algunas notas sobre los caracteres distintivos de la especie, la posible confusión y diferenciación con especies similares y el tipo de pesca en la que suele aparecer. Por último, se especifica si es una especie de interés comercial o no y en el margen derecho se presenta su posición taxonómica.

 

AZTI-Tecnalia has presented (for the moment only for Android  terminals) ItsasFish, a new mobile application which aims to be a manual  for the rapid identification of species found in the fishing grounds of  the Bay of Biscay and which are fished by the various fleets (each with  their mode of fishing) based in the Autonomous Community of the Basque  Country or Euskadi (the coast of the Basque provinces of Bizkaia and  Gipuzkoa). Of course, this does not reflect all the existing species in  the zone but only those accessible to the various nets and other fishing  gear used by these fleets. The technological centre is working on 80  new species records, which will be published successively on the  application.

 

The main objective of this application is to act as a tool for an  initial approach to the animal diversity that we can find on board after  such fishing expeditions. Thus, it is not limited to species that have a  clear commercial interest, but also aims to gather information on those  species that, while not being the target of our fishing vessels, do  have a certain commercial interest (bycatch) or are totally discarded as  not being fit for human consumption or commercialisation (discards).

 

Each species is presented with a label providing its official name  and the FAO code of the species, its scientific name in Latin, a  photograph of it and its common names in Basque, English and French.  Then there are some brief notes about its distribution, both geographic  and bathymetric, and certain data on habitat and biology (feeding,  growth patterns and reproduction). Also provided are notes about the  distinctive features of the species, possible confusions that may arise  and the how to differentiate from other, similar species, as well as the  fishing mode with which it is normally caught. Finally, whether it is a  species of commercial interest or not and its taxonomic position are  specified.

 


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Does this qualify as bilingual mobile learning?

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Cheap In Madrid's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:07 PM

Nice to see Spain at the forefront of technology and exploration!

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Mobile technologies can contribute to making learning environments more open

In this short interview Dr. Evgeny Káganer, Associate professor at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, shares his views on how mobile technologies can fac...
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Some challenging thoughts on how mobile learning might develop

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