Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
There are some surprising numbers available that tell a dark story about mobile apps and what they can be doing on your device.
By now you've read about malicious apps that leak privacy data, but do you realize how serious it really is? If not, you'd better pay attention to the following statistics gathered by Symantec*. And if you think that Google Play is 100% safe, it isn't. I have some data that yields some shocking results about the number of malicious apps waiting to grab your data.
===> Unfortunately, the playing surface for Internet naughtiness has changed in the past couple of years and you need to know that it's only getting worse. <===
Oh dear - the world of technology seems to be one step forward two steps back but these issues are important especially of we are going to be using mobile devices in education and promoting BYOD approaches.
There are some great free tools around for supporting learning and teaching but it's wise to make sure any you download are from reputable sites. This list has a range of sites including some international ones you might not have come across.
Win7 is only Beta at the moment so might be worth waiting a bit but certainly useful kind of tool to explore. Suddenly it doesn't matter what device you have - you can still teach with the best from different platforms!
Edudemic doesn’t cover Android as much as it deserves so this useful list should be a helpful start. It details 50 useful (and free!) Android apps from Google Play, Google’s online app store. There’s some categorization here so be sure to scroll around to find the right area you’re looking for.
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