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Tracking Disease One Text at a Time

Tracking Disease One Text at a Time | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Accurate bookkeeping is on nobody’s list of heroic acts. But without it, some revolutions are impossible, including the overhaul of a nation’s health care infrastructure. And Uganda’s health care system needs quite an overhaul.
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RapidSMS: Saving a life in 160 characters

RapidSMS: Saving a life in 160 characters | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Mobile phones and simple text messages are being used to tackle everything from food shortages to childhood HIV across Africa.

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Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia

The Mobile Learning via SMS project was initiated in 2009. This powerpoint gives a brief picture of the rationale, design and implementation of the initiative.
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Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom

Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Social media and smartphone-based learning help typically shy students find their voice.
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Texting in class affects learning

Tertiary students who send text messages during lectures pay less attention and demonstrate lower levels of learning as a consequence, research has found.

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Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction| The Committed Sardine

Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction| The Committed Sardine | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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How Texting and IMing Helps Introverted Teens

How Texting and IMing Helps Introverted Teens | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is plenty of grumbling about how social media — texting in particular — may be harming children's social and intellectual development.

 

But a new study suggests that constant IM’ing and texting among teens may also provide benefits, particularly for those who are introverted.

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The 60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom | Edudemic

The 60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom | Edudemic | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Teachers of the 21st century are no longer just intercepting notes as they circulate the classroom. What used to manifest as a simple distraction on a slip of paper has evolved into a tiny symphony of beeps, ring tones and vibrating phones.

 

As technological penetration increases, cell phones are not the only things becoming smaller; cell phone users are younger, and teachers throughout the country are feeling the effects.

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Study: Text-messaging increases course-related interactions

Study: Text-messaging increases course-related interactions | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The importance and prevalence of text messaging is certainly undeniable. This 2008 study placed the monthly volume at over 75 billion. But where does it fit into academia? This Spring 2011 study, 'Using Text-Messaging in the Secondary Classroom', conducted by two professors at Bellarmine University, found text-messaging to be beneficial for increasing course-related interaction. Students liked the versatility that mobile phones and text-messaging provide, enabling them to access course materials and communicate with peers and teachers while riding on the bus, waiting to be picked up, or during other ‘down’ time."


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The joy of txt: 20 years of SMS - Technology - NZ Herald News

The joy of txt: 20 years of SMS - Technology - NZ Herald News | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The humble SMS is 20 years old ...and a far more important invention than the flashier inventions that have followed it, writes John Naughton...
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Texting 1, 2, 3: Schools Test ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ Programs | Techland | TIME.com

Texting 1, 2, 3: Schools Test ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ Programs | Techland | TIME.com | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Celly, a text-messaging service that teachers and students can use to make classwork more fun and engaging.

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