by staff writers at OnlineColleges.net Not even one decade ago, educators considered cell phones and laptops a most egregious classroom distraction. These days, though, many tech-savvy teachers act...
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The unique aspects of the mobile learning context present advantages and challenges that must be considered when developing an effective set of instructional design principles for guiding mobile content development. Understanding the differences between the mobile learning context and other learning contexts can offer significant advantages to instructors and learners.
The reason for moving away from textbooks is that they offer a myopic vision of a world that is ever-changing. Simply viewing a textbook on an iPad does not change or innovate learning, nor does it use the iPad to its full potential. If your plan is to digitize a standard textbook, save your money and renew your textbook licenses.
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Whilst it’s early days for evaluating the impact on achievement, there are significant gains in quality and standard of pupil work and progress and potential for extending use even further. As more schools across the country consider adopting the use of tablets in classrooms, the messages from this research will be incredibly helpful for those who are deciding on their next steps.
En plein boom depuis la sortie du nouvel iPad d’Apple, le marché des tablettes devrait continuer de croître à une vitesse folle pendant encore de longs mois. A tel point que les internautes surfant via ce type d’appareils devraient être majoritaires d’ici très peu de temps.
The growing use of different devices has implications for those of us involved in designing learning for improved business performance. The survey suggests that most serious learning which requires time and focus will continue to take place on a computer. However, the rise of smartphones means that where time is short and something is needed quickly people will look to use their smartphones, this is especially so if they are on the move.
"Google has published an interesting survey into consumer cross-platform behavior. Not surprisingly the survey found the majority of our daily media interactions are screen based, that we are multi-screeners ie we use different screen devices, and that the device we choose to use is driven by context such as where we are, what we want to achieve and the time we have.
The survey found that we frequently move between our devices and that we currently use four main devices as follows:
We use devices for different purposes
I think the most interesting results for those of us involved in learning technology are about why people use the different devices for different purposes. The main differences the survey identified were as follows:
Computer use is greatest where the context is task orientated, requires time and focus, and requires a serious intensive research attitude. Usage is motivated by finding information and keeping up to date.
Smartphone use is greatest where the context is on the go as well as at home, where there is a requirement to connect and communicate, where time is short and we need things quickly. The main usage is motivated by communication and entertainment.
Tablets are primarily used at home and the context is relaxed and leisurely. The main usage is motivated by entertainment.
The detailed survey results were as follows:
Interestingly 60% of smartphone use was actually in the home..."
"If you haven’t heard of Learnist yet, you’re going to see the name around a whole lot more as of 11am today. That’s because Learnist just launched its new iPad and iPhone apps. Edudemic got a hands-on view of these apps and they are quite remarkable. Not just because they’re fancy apps that look nice, but because of what they signal to the larger world of education technology.
"These apps are going to be the yardstick by which future edtech apps are judged."
LyricsTap is an application for Android to learn English and other languages through music. Learn English and other languages in a fun way through music videos and Karaoke. Since the goal is to complete the lyrics of songs, this is a great way to develop your listening skills and learn new vocabulary and expressions in context.
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