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Must Know Learning Theories for The Digital Age ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Must Know Learning Theories for The Digital Age ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

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"Transformative learning involves experiencing a deep, structural shift in the basic premises of thought, feelings and actions" O'Sullivan, 2003

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The Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy of Mobile Learning

This presentation explores the move from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy and from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism – all within the context o…

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, January 11, 3:00 PM

Interesting reading. It may be the role of the teacher is more to recognise the type of instruction required, rather than simply move towards self directed learning. In my experience many learners still need to learn how to learn - self motivation remains a long way off, with learning often driven by fairly ugly realities such as fear of being uneducated or there having no alternatives (like a job).

That said there is a need for teachers to understand this learning styles spectrum so they can provide for the wide range of needs learners present with.

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Are LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content?

Are LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content? | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"Mobiles are small devices. That is what makes them most suitable to fit your pocket and schedule as and when you like them. However, implementing a mobile-learning strategy involves a careful understanding of how far current LMSs are capable of developing and delivering content on the mobile platform."


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Mobile-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Mobile-Based Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
The Mobile-Based Training Infographic provides a clear overview of the current state of mobile training and where it’s headed.
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Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile Access

Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile Access | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
As the adoption of mobile devices increase, so does the demand for information to be readily accessible from them. As educators, we face the challenge of getting our courses online and modifying our design to meet that delivery method. However, the “online” delivery method is complex in that it can entail a range of devices ranging from desktop computer, tablets, smartphones, to the next big thing.

Even though you might not be designing your course to be taken solely on a mobile device, there is a high chance that your students will access it in this way. In today’s post, I am going to discuss some best practices to consider when designing yours courses so that they accommodate for mobile access.

1. Use a responsive theme. Moodlerooms recently released the Snap theme for Joule. This is a responsive theme that will provide users with the best experience when accessing Joule from a mobile device. If you are using Express for your site theme, you can use Snap for individual courses or your Site Administrator can set it as the default theme for any users accessing from a mobile device or tablet.

2. Rethink your content structure. First off, you clearly have less real estate with mobile. Because of this, there is more scrolling. Evaluate your course structure and make adjustments as necessary. As you design, you might want to rethink the chunking of your content to work with the mobile experience. Also, try keeping the important content at the top of the screen, so that it is read first, not last.

3. Rethink your graphic selections and layouts. While responsive sites will adjust the size of your media elements automatically to best fit the screen real estate, you might want to reconsider the overall design selections. You will want to avoid wide images that pan across the screen, tables, and the float attribute for image layout. Also, consider removing the height and width attributes for optimal display. Lastly, performance on mobile devices can be slower, so make sure you are optimizing your media appropriately.

4. Provide students with expectations for how materials can be accessed. You can include these expectations in your course syllabus. For example, you may have materials such as interactives or documents that will require access from a desktop or laptop computer.

5. Use a video player that will work across devices. You’ve probably heard the Flash versus HTML5 controversy, and you might be confused on how to best deliver media to your students. You will want to choose a mobile friendly player. You will also want to be consistent with which player you use throughout the course. Provide students with this expectation in the course syllabus. It is ok to tell students how your videos will best be viewed.

6. Use eLearning tools that support mobile content. There are many eLearning tools that output to HTML5 allowing you to integrate mobile friendly content.

7. Design for mobile access from the start. If you are designing a new course, you have the benefit of working in the best practices from the start. Consider an iterative design approach so that you can test the mobile experience after one module is developed.

8. Consider new activities. Your students most likely have a smart phone and love to use it. Why not use this to your advantage and make use of that functionality as part of your course activities? Think about the advantages of instant polling, capturing progress or findings through multimedia, documenting field trip experiences, and recording voice for submission.

9. Try accessing your course from a mobile device. Start with the smallest sized device that you own, and work your way up. By doing this alone, you will reach your a-ha moment more quickly. Take some time to identify any challenges in your design and consider making improvements. Sometimes, small changes can make a huge impact!

10. Ask your students for feedback! Consider polling your students. Find out if they are using their mobile device and how they are using it. Are they simply using it for message, to view grades, or are they going through course materials? The more you learn about your students the better equipped you’ll be to improve your course.

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Successful eLearning Project Infographic

Successful eLearning Project Infographic | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
What does it take to create a successful E-Learning project Infographic So, what does it take to create a successful E-Learning project? What are the

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:37 AM

Successful eLearning Project Infographic

 

What does it take to create a successful E-Learning project Infographic

 

So, what does it take to create a successful E-Learning project? What are the different types/levels of E-learning and how long does it typically take to create each one? Who is involved in developing successful E-Learning? These are some of the questions Designing Digitally, Inc. is asked on a regular basis by potential clients. Since the team at Designing Digitally, Inc. loves colorful pictures we thought it would be a good idea to provide you a fun infographic to answer those questions!

 

http://elearninginfographics.com/successful-elearning-project-infographic

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A Guide & Infographic for Mobile Learning Implementation

A Guide & Infographic for Mobile Learning Implementation | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

CoSN has just published a "guide provides key information and tips to educate and support administrators interested in implementing mobile learning. It addresses common questions from administrators including...:


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:00 PM

Is your district considering mobile learning? If so this guide and infographic may be helpful as you begin the planning. Both are available free of charge. The guide provides best practices, resources and outlines. The infographic is split into three sections.

* Planning

* Implementing

* Continually Improving

Within each section you will find:

* A Common  Mistake

* What to Do

* Pitfalls

You may find that the infographic provides sufficient information or you may want the detail included in the guide. Links to both are found in the post.

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Nice outline

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Learning

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"According to the NMC Horizon Report 2014: K-12 Edition, the uptake of BYOD in American schools has increased by over 30% in the past year, with 56% of school districts currently implementing BYOD programs. “This model ultimately gives learners ownership of their learning, as they are entrusted to demonstrate their mastery of required competencies in methods of their choosing, and select the technological tools they need to do this. Education researchers highlight BYOD as the technology practice that will best accommodate this vision of personalized learning.” According to further research, 70% of students report a significant increase in motivation for learning using mobile technology."


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What You Need To Know About m-Learning

What You Need To Know About m-Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
This article covers the winning features of a mobile learning (m-Learning) platform that enables to achieve learner engagement when he/she is on the go.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, August 14, 2014 4:41 AM

I read this rambling blog and then imagined a phone app which asked my what my interest was, how long I had and what media I would prefer. It then offered several choices of informal lesson. Over time the App tuned into my preferences and added the question - follow the thread or new path?

I would like that App. Does it exist?

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Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tabl

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, July 30, 2014 5:02 AM

Rather than focussing on a learning theory first. sometimes it is best to think about what would work best for your learners given the content and learning objectives. Then see if your plan matches particular learning theories and explore from there.

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Are E-learning and M-learning the Same…?

Are E-learning and M-learning the Same…? | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

Over the last 2 decades, eLearning emerged as a highly effective medium of training, and now mLearning is also gaining equal importance. So what is the difference between eLearning and mobile learning?

 

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mLearning: The Way of Learning Tomorrow

mLearning: The Way of Learning Tomorrow | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile devices have become deeply engrained in our everyday lives. From reading to schedule management to entertainment to GPS, it is The Multi-Purpose Gadget in our lives and some have even said to suffer from the “phantom limb” syndrome without it! Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, lets learners learn and get performance support via their mobile devices. This article introduces to you the unique features of mLearning, what it can be used for and the difference between mLearning and traditional eLearning.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, June 7, 2014 5:25 PM

A common misunderstanding in Ed Tech circles is that mLearning is short bite sized learning. Delivering information can be bite sized (just in time short pieces for on-job or specific tasks) but contextualised learning (which mLearning is particularly good at) can be complex and may require time to explain. 

Posts like this are about earning, not learning. 

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Aurion Learning Announces storee Beta

Aurion Learning Announces storee Beta | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

Aurion Learning is pleased to announce the beta availability of their new digital storytelling tool; storee.

 

The beta release is made available to allow a broad user base to test, evaluate and provide feedback on the new online storytelling tool.

Aurion Learning designed and built storee to help make it easy for people of all technical abilities, to create and share their stories using their own text, audio, video clips and photos online.

 

“We’re excited about creating a vibrant digital storytelling community,” said Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning “storee’s features combined with its easy to use interface will provide the best user experience and most importantly one of the efficient ways to create and share short stories online.”

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Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile

Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"It’s not always a good idea to adapt your existing content for mobile. Avoid it if you can, and create mLearning from scratch that supports what you already have. But if you must—then these guidelines should keep you in good stead.”


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15 E-Learning Statistics You Need To Know For 2015 | Aurion Learning

15 E-Learning Statistics You Need To Know For 2015 | Aurion Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
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Infographic: Mobile Learning in Europe - e-Learning Feeds

Infographic: Mobile Learning in Europe - e-Learning Feeds | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

Europe.. here are the stats. In 2013 there were 403 million unique mobile subscribers which is set to increase to 417 million by 2017. There …


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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching

Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"When smartphones first became popular, the struggle was to shrink Internet Explorer to the size of a playing card. The internet browser was the de facto app installed on every computer—it allowed you to browse the web. For many, the web browser is a computer. (See Google Chromebooks.)

 

It quickly became clear that squeezing desktop actions on handheld technology was backwards. Mobile-first thinking changed things. Facebook became mobile-first—which meant that it’s designed to not just be accessed on your phone, but work better on your phone. Websites are often now responsive, scaling to the size of your screen."


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:44 PM

Truly supports a BYOD mindset.

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5 Learning Apps that are changing the world | Aurion Learning

5 Learning Apps that are changing the world | Aurion Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

The theme for the United Nation’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is to ‘think, decide and act together against extreme poverty’ so we’ve compiled a list of five learning apps that are working towards this purpose and making a positive impact on the world.

 

Mobile apps are increasingly popular because they allow learners to tap into on-demand, bite sized and just in time learning both wherever and whenever they want to.

 

The apps we want to highlight stick out because they deliver short, relevant pieces of information that either create awareness of the daily struggles faced by those in poverty or else provide users with the information they need to make informed decisions.

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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates. It’s wired for social learning. Our respective environments actually shape our brains and the rest of our bodies."


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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:55 PM
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SH!FT has published a new post that looks at how one can meet social learning needs in an online environment. The post includes a link to a short video (~3 minutes) that looks at "the application of neuroscience to organizational development."

The six areas are also found in a face2face environment (although there may be students whom do not experience all of them).

To create a more effective eLearning course consider these areas as you design it:

1. Belonging to a group

2. Ability to express

3. Ability to compete

4. Ability to support and be supported by other learners

5. Ability to see what's being learned

6. Excitement about applying learning

More information is available on each of these concepts in the post.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:45 PM

Suggestions for how to meet these 6 social learning needs in your elearning course.

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9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

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Ann Francis's curator insight, October 14, 2014 9:22 PM

#edtech

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:59 PM

This is a good list that is focuses solely on iPad apps.  I think they are missing a few of the good ones though too...like Scoop.it for instance. Scoop.it is great for growing and managing a PLN.  Wonder why they didn't include it?

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The State of Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The State of Mobile Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
State of Mobile Learning Infographic. 95% of tablets in the US education system are iPads. 2nd Most Popular Educational Platform for Kids are smartphones.

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, August 19, 2014 6:39 PM

My Pick: only 20% of educators say their school's Internet connection meets their teaching needs.

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing.

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz3823Nvmxn

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 20, 2014 1:52 PM

The mobile phone is the ultimate hand held computer. It's what we hoped for watching Star Trek on TV.  Beam me up Scotty to a world of infinite information and connectivity... from anywhere on the Planet. 


See what's happening and how things are changing from around the world! 

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South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas - student news - Education - StarAfrica.com

South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas - student news - Education - StarAfrica.com | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

"There have been multiple attempts in the past couple of years by African companies to market African-designed tablets ..."

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Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile by Paul Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Tips: Distilling Existing Content for Mobile by Paul  Clothier : Learning Solutions Magazine | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

For many companies the first step towards mLearning seems to be adapting existing eLearning content for mobile use. Moving eLearning courses onto smartphones is not the best approach for mLearning—the context for using mobile content is very different. (See “Right Time and Place: mLearning Use Cases” in the Related Articles listed at the end of this article.)

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Designing Courses with Mobile in Mind

Designing Courses with Mobile in Mind | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it
There are plenty of instructors who create engaging, entertaining, and effective online courses – for the web. However, there is a rapid rise of students accessing and completing coursework through...

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Learner Engagement: Tips for Responsive Design

Learner Engagement: Tips for Responsive Design | Mobile Learning | Scoop.it

“These were just some of the common challenges and considerations we thought would be worthwhile sharing. Responsive design can be complex and somewhat daunting, and we hope that we have made it easier for you to know where and when to use responsive development to make the user and device experience a more engaging one for your learners.”


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