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Toward a mobile learning strategy

Toward a mobile learning strategy | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Based on the JISC Mobile Learning InfoKit, with my additional points based on recent developments in mobile learning as well as on our own observations through the Places mobile learning evaluation...

 

... In order for a school or university to strategically implement mobile learning, it must, as an institution:
> put learners at the centre
> ensure staff are on board and kept in the communication and policy loop
> consider cultural implications of employing technology often used for leisure
> consider cultural and other implications of expecting students to use their own equipment in their learning (in BYOD initiatives)
> consider cost including institutional wireless capacity, charging, and furniture in learning spaces
> plan for sustainability" from Source: http://placesmobile.wordpress.com/

 

ghbrett's insight:

This blog post offers a good abstract for the JISC Mobile Learning Infokit. It points to the JISC content as well as other pointers on related works.

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Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies "Tipping Point" Technologies That Will Unlock Long-Awaited Technology Scenarios

Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Identifies "Tipping Point" Technologies That Will Unlock Long-Awaited Technology Scenarios | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
"Big data, 3D printing, activity streams, Internet TV, Near Field Communication (NFC) payment, cloud computing and media tablets are some of the fastest-moving technologies identified in Gartner Inc.'s 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

 

Gartner analysts said that these technologies have moved noticeably along the Hype Cycle since 2011, while consumerization is now expected to reach the Plateau of Productivity in two to five years, down from five to 10 years in 2011. Bring your own device (BYOD), 3D printing and social analytics are some of the technologies identified at the Peak of Inflated Expectations in this year's Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle" - from source

 

NOTE: The Gartner Hype Cycle 2012 is recommended reading from the New Media Consortium.

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10 Tips to Make BYOD A Success In Your Enterprise

10 Tips to Make BYOD A Success In Your Enterprise | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
BYOD is a major undertaking. These 10 steps can make it simpler and more productive.
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Bring Your Own Device is a growing trend, especially in Higher Education. But, in the corporate or government it has not been adopted as much. Many of these employees have personal IT equipment at home, but are issued a standard device for work. As an example many workers carry two smart phones around: 1 for family and 1 for work.  Some people would like to merge the equipment they use to simplify things. On the other hand, other people want to keep their work life separate from their personal life, so BYOD will not work for them. Some people would like to merge the equipment they use to simplify things. On the other hand, other people want to keep their work life separate from their personal life, so BYOD will not work for them.

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Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal

Mobile Matters for Blended Learning -- THE Journal | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
In the third installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker address BYOD and other mobile device strategies for blended learning.

 

"...Are bring your own device (BYOD) policies a high-tech classroom distraction, or are they key to broadening access and creating personalized blended-learning experiences for students?

 

Early reports indicate some of both. The implications of schools allowing smartphones and iPads on campus differ significantly depending on whether schools use the devices to create technology-rich traditional classrooms or to extend access to transformative blended-learning models to far more students.... " - from the Source

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