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Gamification & mobile come together for stickier e-learning -

Gamification & mobile come together for stickier e-learning - | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In our new e-learning insights section we discuss the trend towards gamification in e-learning. Please visit our website to read the article in full.
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Students want more class assignments available on mobile devices

Students want more class assignments available on mobile devices | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A survey, conducted by CourseSmart and Wakefield Research, asked 500 American college students about their dependence on devices, their opinions on eTextbooks and their views toward the rising price of a college education.
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Proof of mobile learning's impact on higher education.

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M-Learning's dirty little secrets

M-Learning's dirty little secrets | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. At my workplace a little while ago, I created a smartphone-friendly version of our online induction course. Ownership of smartphones is relatively common in this corner...
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Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing

Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Born out of Startup Weekend EDU in Washington DC last fall, ThreeRing has been hard at work over the past few months transforming its initial idea and prototype into a working application and a brand new startup. Earlier this month, ThreeRing launched its open beta with two apps -- one for Android (link) and one for iPhone (link) -- available in their respective mobile app stores.

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Higher Education Can't Ignore Mobility

Higher Education Can't Ignore Mobility | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges are figuring out to how enable mobile productivity while keeping data and networks secure.
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6 Ways the iPhone Changed Higher Ed

6 Ways the iPhone Changed Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This past Friday was the 5th anniversary of the launch of the iPhone. Over at the NYTimes Bits blog Brian Chen, author of Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future -- and Locked Us In, has some observations about how the iPhone changed phone and software industries.

The way to think about the iPhone in relation to higher ed is less as a single product but a new product category. This category, which includes Android/Google and maybe eventually the Windows 8 phones, equals smart phone plus an app ecosystem. The carriers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T etc.) remain a critical (as they own the cellular network), but annoying component of this ecosystem. Annoying because their voice/data pricing plans are only getting more expensive, restrictive and confusing as the hardware and software on smartphones improves exponentially each year. Any impact that the iPhone and its cousins achieve in higher ed will be in spite of, rather than because, the big cellular companies that we all must endure.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/6-ways-iphone-changed-higher-ed#ixzz1zVdNSCwI
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U Wisconsin-Milwaukee Rolls Out Mobile App Built on Open Source Platform

U Wisconsin-Milwaukee Rolls Out Mobile App Built on Open Source Platform | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen more than 9,000 downloads of an app developed in-house that provides students with easy access to campus information.
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