The rapid rise of ebooks and e-readers has been phenomenal. Ebook sales have risen from 10 million in 2008, to 457 million in 2012, and despite slower growth in 2013, account for 20 per cent of all book sales. CILIP estimated that academic ebooks will account for 18 per cent of the global textbook market by 2013, up from 3.4 per cent in 2011. - See more at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/how-green-my-ebook#sthash.Q4xKNx4D.a5waSy2n.dpuf
Many schools that have adopted one-one tablet technology struggle with the pre-requisite skills associated with moving files from app to app. This process is now called App Smashing, and when you learn how to use it to your advantage, it really does make things nice and simple.
Workflow is king and the easier it is to distribute content, create solutions, and then store that information for feedback, the more success you will have in the digital classroom.
"Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.
Learning through play. Self-directed learning. Flipped learning. Mobile learning. Collaborative learning. Social learning. It’s all here. Alone, none offer the turn-key approach to education that textbooks have traditionally turned to. But this is a strength. As education technology grows, we can adapt to new learning models that take advantage of the fragmented but enormous potential of self-directed, creative, collaborative, and almost entirely mobile learning."
ny organisation 774 million people worldwide -- more than double the population of the United States -- cannot read and write.
Illiteracy is rampant, but it is also highly concentrated in a few countries, where poverty, conflict, and poor health care often complicate efforts to provide education. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of illiterate people has increased by 40% since 2000, despite significant gains in other global regions.
Kim Flintoff's insight:
Any Educational organisation contemplating global reach and engagement would be well advised to consider the implications of this report.
"Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner. In fact, today if there is a learning management system (or courses) that do not perform on mobile devices, it is borderline in-excusable. In five years time, it will be flat-out archaic."
This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world. Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world's largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA. For other reports in this series, please visit http://wearesocial.sg/tag/sdmw
Kim Flintoff's insight:
The key stat seems to be access via mobile -access to 93% of the world's population.
Key TakeawaysA university-wide survey on students' mobile learning practices showed that ownership of mobile devices is high among students and that tablets are the most popular devices for academic purposes.The survey also found that mobile learning typically occurs outside the classroom, with only limited guidance from instructors.To improve mobile learning effectiveness, students and instructors need help adopting more effective learning and teaching practices across content areas.
Moving in the direction of mobile learning? Working to enable your traditional eLearning courses to run on tablets and smartphones? Consider another direction. Unless your eLearning offerings draw rave reviews from your workforce, moving them to a mobile device only makes it more convenient for your employees to access marginally effective training.
Raise the bar on your online training as you go mobile. Produce more effective, more engaging mLearning in a fraction of the time required to develop unengaging eLearning. How fast? How about 8 hours to produce training with 10 distinct learning activities? With built-in addictive learning games, extensive leaderboard capabilities, and the most extensive analytics on the market.
The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.
Kim Flintoff's insight:
The implications for learning engagement are significant. Recent data suggests that mobile engagement can potentially target 93% of the world's population. Learning design must shift to accommodate these growing patterns for engagement - instructional design and knowledge of more dynamic mobile platforms will need to become more common. Universities are still a decade or more behind current trends. What will blended and elearning look like in another few years if anyone takes notice of this?
At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California,…
It seems like everything is changing in the mobile world: Smartphone and tablet adoption has skyrocketed, users have discovered unexpected ways of using their mobile devices, and many organizations have moved from thinking about mLearning to actual...
MoLeaP - The mobile learning project database is a public and free-of-charge online database for teachers, researchers and other (education) professionals interested in learning and teaching with mobile media. The concept behind MoLeaP builds on LMLG's research on mobile learning. read more
In line with its efforts to support the Smart Government initiative that was launched earlier by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has launched the virtual classroom system via mobile devices for the first semester of the academic year 2013-2014. The new technology, which enables learners to access virtual classrooms from anywhere via a smartphone or tablet, reaffirms HBMeU’s focus on maximizing the flexibility of e-learning. The state-of-the-art technology has been generating excellent feedback from learners.