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Insights into how ICT4D projects can support learning, skill development and provide key information services for development.
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The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
“ December 18, 2014 TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and provide a very good source of inspiration.. ”
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Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system - The Guardian (blog)

Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system - The Guardian (blog) | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
“The Guardian (blog) Digital technology means development is now happening outside the system The Guardian (blog) I recently spent an evening at the University of Sussex talking to students interested in a career in the international development and...”
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Interesting view from Ken Banks citing Planet Read as an example of social enterprise in development
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New Users In India And China Will Dominate Global Smartphone Sales This Year

New Users In India And China Will Dominate Global Smartphone Sales This Year | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it

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Tranformative Use of iPads in the Education: Pedagogy, Examples, Activities


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Bringing education to young mothers through mobiles

Bringing education to young mothers through mobiles | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
The challenges of educational access for young Kenyan mothers present opportunities for mobile learning support, says Ronda Zelezny-Green
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This is a great article on some of the initiatives in Mlearning and some problems facing these kinds of initiatives in developing country contexts. I think that tackling issues like early pregnancy and basic school access will be much more likely to galvanise popular backing for the use of mobiles in schools than if they are placed in a classroom in a way that disrupts the modcel fo education iin that conext.

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When it comes to mobile learning, timing is everything - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

When it comes to mobile learning, timing is everything - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
I was discussing with a colleague the fact that some of us were trying years ago to introduce mobi...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:39 PM

The author has a point. Patience must be grafted onto enthusiasm.

Heather Thompson's curator insight, May 17, 2013 5:01 PM

good to see reflection on the technologies

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Paul Kim | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Paul Kim | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
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Innovative pedagogical model for SMILE seems to be very well thought out.

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New Mobile Learning Book Provides Practical Roadmap by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine

New Mobile Learning Book Provides Practical Roadmap by News  Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it

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Here's How Much An iPad Costs In 46 Countries

Here's How Much An iPad Costs In 46 Countries | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
Outrageous in Argentina.

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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:10 PM

This is an eye opener!

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The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana

The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
Authors: Troy Devon Thomas, Lenandlar Singh and Kemuel Gaffar, University of Guyana, Guyana In this paper, we compare the utility of modified versions of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in a developing country and evaluate the size and direction of the impacts of the UTAUT factors on behavioural intention to adopt mobile learning in higher education.
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The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana

The utility of the UTAUT model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in Guyana | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
Authors: Troy Devon Thomas, Lenandlar Singh and Kemuel Gaffar, University of Guyana, Guyana In this paper, we compare the utility of modified versions of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model in explaining mobile learning adoption in higher education in a developing country and evaluate the size and direction of the impacts of the UTAUT factors on behavioural intention to adopt mobile learning in higher education.
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Why text messages could be the future for charities

Why text messages could be the future for charities | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
Sending a text message to supporters can be an effective way to communicate and save money, says Mandeep Hothi and Andrew Wilson

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Seems like a logical step

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sledderwool's comment, June 13, 2014 1:23 AM
Thats outstanding...
ropesemphasize's comment, January 14, 1:41 AM
Its cold
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UNESCO presentation why a MOOC should be mobile #mooc #mlw2013


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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, February 19, 2013 7:52 AM

UNESCO's mobile learning week exploring the potential of MOOCS

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Aidlink: Education

Aidlink: Education | Mlearning for Development | Scoop.it
Souktel designs and delivers mobile phone services that link people with jobs and connect aid agencies with communities who need help.
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A great success story here I think

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