Mobile learning is not only on the rise, it’s inevitable.
As you can see in the presentation below (there’s just 24 slides, pretty easy to scroll through and worth it!) the number of smartphones being sold is soaring while other hardware (desktops, for example) are slumping. That might be why I’m not expecting any majorly exciting things out of next week’s WWDC announcement(s) by Apple. They’re expected to show off new Macbooks and perhaps an internet radio service.
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.
Tablet computers, smartphones, e-readers, digital textbooks and the accessibility of digital video including YouTube are playing major roles in changing the way students are learning at both the K-12 and higher-education levels, Gates said during the keynote at the education arm of the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
Most schools are still living within and functioning through an Education 1.0 model. They are focusing on an essentialist-based curriculum with related ways of teaching and testing.
Similar to Web 2.0, Education 2.0 includes more interaction between the teacher and student; student to student; and student to content/expert. Some educators have moved into a more connected, creative Education 2.0 through using cooperative learning, global learning projects, shared wikis, blogs and other social networking in the classroom.
Education 3.0 is a connectivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning. The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs. Many resources for Education 3.0 are literally freely available for the taking.
The following 39 Mobile Learning Tools allow specific creation of learning modules for mobile devices and/or allow output to HTML5 and/or provide delivery of mobile learning. Most major LMS and LCMS vendors either have ...
IT organizations seek ways to take advantage of mobility.
There's no avoiding mobility; campuses must keep up or be left behind, IT leaders say.
Applications and uses continue to expand as IT departments help groups on campus identify ways to gain the most potential from the mobile explosion.
Participants include Dennis Cromwell of Indiana University, Joy Hatch of Virginia Community College System, Thomas Hoover of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Joanne Kossuth of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Kirk Moore of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Learn how cellphones, e-book readers, and tablets are getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.
KF: While the focus is K-12 many of the learning principles still apply in higher education. This guide is a useful stimulus towards rethinking and expanding gthe vision (and practice) of mobile strategies for learnign in higher ed.