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How do we ensure that technology-enhanced learning is practical, effective and ethical?
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Your phone company is watching

What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code -- a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.

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75% of World Has Access to Mobile Phones

75% of World Has Access to Mobile Phones | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of the world - including many in developing countries - now has access to mobile phones, according to a new study.
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The Mobile Mind: Learning differently with mobile devices

The Mobile Mind: Learning differently with mobile devices | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We have come a long way since mobile phones and other portable devices were first used in education.
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10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.
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Using Mobile Screens To Make Reading Easier For Dyslexics

Using Mobile Screens To Make Reading Easier For Dyslexics | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When Dr. Matthew Schneps needs to read, he turns to his iPhone 4S. The handset’s 3.5-inch screen squeezes text into one skinny column, which is helpful because the Harvard astrophysicist has dyslexia.

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Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning

Mobile phone boom in developing world could boost e-learning | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A study of young people Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology...
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The Ed Techie: Give me an M!

The Ed Techie: Give me an M! | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The second of MOOC musing posts: On Twitter recently Alan Levine bemoaned that there was too much emphasis on the M in MOOCs... as I mentioned in my last post, one of the disappointing aspects about the new open courses is that they are not truly open. Real openness has a number of benefits – others can take elements of the course and use it in their own courses, the course itself acts as a learning resource that anyone can dip into at anytime, it allows open research through data analysis, learners are encouraged to use their own tools rather than the artificial course system. Not being fully open loses much of the subtlety in MOOCs that made them fun in the first place.

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Cell Phones in Social Transformation in Africa: Insights from Ongoing Research in Some African Countries

Cell Phones in Social Transformation in Africa: Insights from Ongoing Research in Some African Countries | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

For anyone interested in gaining a wider perspective on the situatedness of mobiles in African contexts, the social appropriation of technology and new configurations of marginality.

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The Magic of Going Mobile: Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

The Magic of Going Mobile: Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

How a new augmented reality platform for the iPhone is helping educators explore the possibilities of mobile for learning, and the value of putting students in the driver’s seat.


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Google's problem is that it now believes itself above others – even governments

Google's problem is that it now believes itself above others – even governments | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: The FCC revelations showing that Google's engineer knew that Street View would collect data, followed by the company's obstructive behaviour to the investigation, show that it has grown too big for its management...
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The drive to mobile learning – more potholes than road? | LINE

The drive to mobile learning – more potholes than road? | LINE | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The road of learning technologies has always had serious potholes for organisations wanting to drive value and performance from their IT deployment.

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Digital distraction in the classroom

Digital distraction in the classroom | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Even in this ideal environment, the temptation of digital distraction was too high. I might view this akin to addictive behavior now, and realize that students need more explicit support in order to do the right thing for their learning. I think that the biggest mistake that I made was to fail to have explicit guidelines for use of technology


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Mobile Apps and Resources for Students and Teachers

Mobile Apps and Resources for Students and Teachers | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

http://www.techlearning.com

 


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Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Is there a need for moderation when it comes to phones or the internet or social media? Of course there is, and social norms are developing around those things, just as they developed around the horseless carriage and the telephone and plenty of other modern inventions. One of the devices that has historically drawn the most criticism from scholars and theologians for its corrupting effect on humanity seems to have worked out pretty well — it’s called the book.


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Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study

Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: Unlike print versions or basic ebooks, enhanced ebooks distract children from the story and stop them remembering narrative details according to new research...
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Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one) | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one) | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

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62% Of Mobile Users Don’t Want Social Marketing Messages From Brands

62% Of Mobile Users Don’t Want Social Marketing Messages From Brands | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Mobile Marketing Council polled 1,200 mobile consumers about their perspectives on social media marketing, and some 35 percent said that they believed that brands should have no mobile social media presence. A further 31 percent said that they actively disliked the idea of communicating with brands via social media.
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Over half of surveyed e-reader owners use devices to conceal ‘shameful’ reading habits

Over half of surveyed e-reader owners use devices to conceal ‘shameful’ reading habits | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The UK’s Daily Mail surveyed 1,863 UK readers on their e-book reading habits and determined that 58% of the readers admitted using the device to “hide” reading something they wouldn’t want others to see them with.

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Should we sacrifice our brains to the Internet?

Should we sacrifice our brains to the Internet? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

One of the greatest effects of the Internet is its ability to capture our attention only to scatter it, ultimately producing a generation whose brains are being better hardwired to scan, skim and multitask, causing a weakening in our ability to read and think deeply in a concentrated manner.


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Being Practical About Mobile Learning

Being Practical About Mobile Learning | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

More recently, the conversation has shifted from purchasing computers to purchasing mobile devices. Whether they are tablet computers, cell phones or media devices, as long as there were ample productivity apps available as well as usable assess to the internet through WiFi, school would be able to better afford the cost of assess to technology and provide opportunities for ’21st Century Learning’ as these devices cost a mere fraction of the price of a computer.


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Is there a correlation between internet usage and depression?

Is there a correlation between internet usage and depression? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A recent study at the Missouri University of Science and Technology found that students were more likely to use the internet, file-share and send emails when they were feeling blue - going as far to say it could be an indicator of depression.
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Turkle: The Flight From Conversation

Turkle: The Flight From Conversation | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
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