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Learning is not just in the classroom. mLearning and students bringing their own devices has the capacity to change the way we learn. https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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BYOD and mobile learning

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Welcome! Bring your own device (BYOD) is using the powerful computing devices that most students are now bringing to classes to enrich the learning experience. Also mobile learning (mLearning) allows students to access their courses, be creative and learn anywhere now. This topic explores both BYOD and mLearning opportunities for teaching staff and students.

 

This topic is curated by staff in Learning Environments at the University of Melbourne, along with invited colleagues.

 

Note: These articles are posted around a common interest in MOOCs, to provide information and promote discussion. They do not represent the views or positions of the University of Melbourne.

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Top 22 Google Apps for Teachers Using Android

Top 22 Google Apps for Teachers Using Android | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Cedars-Sinai hospital's Apple Watch app lets patients find doctors, locate clinics

Cedars-Sinai hospital's Apple Watch app lets patients find doctors, locate clinics | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai offers an Apple Watch app said to be one of the first available from a U.S. hospital, allowing enhanced care for patients directly from their wrist.
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3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it

Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.

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Faculty Say Laptops, Mobile Phones Are Most Popular Student Devices -- Campus Technology

Faculty Say Laptops, Mobile Phones Are Most Popular Student Devices -- Campus Technology | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
In our second annual Teaching with Technology Survey, faculty weighed in on students' favorite tech, the BYOD model, whether or not to ban devices in the classroom and more.
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Banning smartphones for kids is just another technology-fearing moral panic

Banning smartphones for kids is just another technology-fearing moral panic | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
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Betty Skeet's curator insight, July 16, 4:49 AM
While while panicking never solves anything, one must get informed about the effects that indiscriminate use of digital technology can have in children.
Penny McIntyre's curator insight, July 26, 12:03 AM
# screen time
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Does cellphone use in class encourage active learning? (essay)

Does cellphone use in class encourage active learning? (essay) | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it

At a recent academic conference, I attended a plenary session on active learning. While spouting the virtues of student engagement, the presenter seemed to be admonishing cellphone use in class, labeling it as a sign of distracted and bored learners. 


I was feeling uncomfortable in the second row from the front because I was using my phone to take pictures, live-tweet the lecture and engage with other conference attendees on social media. I wondered, “Is he talking about me?” However, not only was I paying attention, but I was also completely engaged in and interacting with his content in a self-directed way. If that’s not active learning, I don’t know what is.


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Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones

Why Professors Shouldn’t Ban Smartphones | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
As smartphones have become more common, educators have struggled with the question of what to do with smartphones in the classroom. For K-12 educators, the answer has been to ban smartphones from the classroom completely. College professors have also banned smartphones in increasing numbers. But now there’s some evidence to suggest that banning smartphones in the college classroom isn’t such a good idea.

A study conducted by researchers in Singapore found that undergraduate students who were allowed to keep their phones with them actually scored better on tasks that measured their cognitive functioning. Even when they weren’t allowed to use their phones, students who were allowed to keep their phones in their pockets performed better than students whose phones were confiscated.

In this case, researchers theorized that the poor performance by students without phones was due to a kind of smartphone withdrawal. When students had their phones taken away, they may have been anxious about missing out on something—a text message or friend request, for example. This anxiety could take students’ minds off of what they should be learning.

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Apple launches App Development Curriculum for college

Apple launches App Development Curriculum for college | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it

Last year, I tried learning code with Apple’s Swift Playgrounds iPad app. It schooled me in the basics of Swift, the new programming language Apple unveiled three years ago, while entertaining me with an adorable on-screen code buddy. I liked it, but also had trouble seeing the path from my training (which, to be fair, I never completed) to building a Swift-based mobile iOS app. Swift Playgrounds also launched at the same time as Apple’s K-12 Everybody Can Code educational curriculum materials.


Now, though, the path is clearer as Apple has launched its first ever college-level code curriculum--with it, Apple’s Swift-based curriculum now spans from kindergarten through the first two years of college. Available for free starting Wednesday in Apple’s iBooks, the curriculum includes everything students and teachers need to learn how to code in Swift and build real mobile apps.

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#npf14lmd

#npf14lmd | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to Learners and Mobile Devices!

This website is the access point for all the resources from the 'Learners and Mobile Devices' project - a two year national project funded by Ako Aotearoa in partnership with six New Zealand tertiary institutions (Auckland University of Technology, Eastern Institute of Technology, Massey University, Otago Polytechnic, The University of Auckland, and UNITEC Institute of Technology), led by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) over the period 2014-2015.
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Peter Lyons: Tech zealots need to listen to grump Luddites - Opinion

Peter Lyons: Tech zealots need to listen to grump Luddites - Opinion | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
I have banned the use of electronic devices in my classroom. Maybe I have become a grumpy old teacher unwilling to evolve with the times but I don't think so. - New Zealand Herald
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Instructional Design Strategy for M-learning

Instructional Design Strategy for M-learning | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
This blog post shares about the instructional design strategy for mLearning.Read more ›

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Stop Asking Them to Turn Off Their Devices! | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Stop Asking Them to Turn Off Their Devices! | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Today’s youth face challenges in navigating a digitally infused world. Yet we often leave young people to make their own decisions about ethical, safe and responsible use of digital technologies, with minimal guidance.
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Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes

Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Even digital natives need support when it comes to using educational technologies effectively.
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Managing Student Cellphone Use In Class

Managing Student Cellphone Use In Class | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Over the years, when it comes to student cellphones in class, I've moved from outright hostility to begrudging acceptance to looking at them as an overall benefit (though not unreservedly)-- at lea...

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Considering Smartphone Mobile Access in Your Campus Security Plan

This article offers important considerations for colleges and universities deciding whether to incorporate mobile access into their campus security pl
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Student digital experience tracker

Student digital experience tracker | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
A survey of students' expectations and experiences of technology
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Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
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How schools are tracking students using their mobile phones

How schools are tracking students using their mobile phones | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Australian schools are monitoring what students do on their mobile phones using technology that can also disable their cameras.
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4 Ways to Leverage Mobile Devices to Streamline Student Services

4 Ways to Leverage Mobile Devices to Streamline Student Services | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Powered by apps, colleges can offer more efficient tools for students.
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Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology

Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
A mobile technology program that aims to teach students to be purposeful, pragmatic, proportionate, and present can serve as a framework for achieving mindfulness.
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U-M Researchers Expose Open Port Vulnerabilities on Android Apps -- Campus Technology

U-M Researchers Expose Open Port Vulnerabilities on Android Apps -- Campus Technology | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Open port backdoors on mobile phones, especially Android devices, could be exploited to illegally obtain personal information and perform other malicious activity. According to a new study from U-M researchers, it may be more widespread than previously thought.
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Prestigious school bans mobiles

Prestigious school bans mobiles | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
PRESTIGIOUS boys school Scotch College has banned mobile phone use during the school day because of concerns they are too distracting and stop students learning to communicate face-to-face.
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I’m Not Texting. I’m Taking Notes.

I’m Not Texting. I’m Taking Notes. | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Generations are different, and for digital natives, what looks like wasting time may actually be doing research or something else productive.
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While this article is about the workplace, I could see this happening in schools a lot.  The change from taking notes via pen and paper to smartphones may result in a lot of misunderstandings.  The digital natives and non-digital natives will have to find a way to understand each other, and that will take time.  

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Students want tracking apps in HE

Students want tracking apps in HE | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it

New Jisc survey has found that 86% of HE students think an activity tracking app for learning and teaching would be helpful Further findings show that 78% of HE students would be happy to have their learning data collected if it improved their grades, and more than half would be happy to have their learning data collected if it stopped them from dropping out (61%).

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Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them (EdSurge News)

Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them (EdSurge News) | BYOD and mobile learning | Scoop.it
Students cite the college visit as a top deciding factor in choosing a school. Yet schools of all sizes are struggling to meet demand for campus tours—and missing out on making that valuable first connection with a prospective student. With dwindling budgets and limited resources at higher ed instit
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