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Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now

Why Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Is So Hot Right Now | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a thorn in the side of IT departments since the very first laptop, so why is it big news now?
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Strategies and tools for effective mLearning in Higher Ed.
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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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Advancing Mobile Learning in Formal And Informal Settings via Mobile App Technology: Where to From Here, and How

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In this paper a brief review of the framework that addressed mobile learning implementation challenges (pedagogical, technological, policy and research) that was developed by Khaddage et al. (2015) is briefly discussed, followed by possible solutions that could be deployed to tackle those challenges. A unique approach is then applied to bridge the gap between formal and informal learning via MAT (Mobile Applications Technology). This approach is based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) as subjects to be taught and the specific skills needed to achieve the RLOC (Required Learning Outcome) that can support student learning informally. This specific approach shows HOW to advance mobile learning in formal and informal settings.
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M-learning Applications: Changing the Face of Corporate Training - Thinkmobiles

M-learning Applications: Changing the Face of Corporate Training - Thinkmobiles | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the world where information plays a key role, corporations are in constant research of the most effective means of team learning. No more need for tones of books, long lectures and big auditoriums; the strategy of m-learning has revolutionized the idea of team education. Accessible, flexible, interactive, cost-saving… and surely much more effective, m-learning applications meet the demands of both the employers and the employees.

The global mobility makes mobile devices the preferred tool to access and consume the content. At this stage, the number of mobile devices exceeds that of human beings for 600 millions! This figure is considered to grow in the years to come. This is the reason of the steady shift towards mobile learning solutions over the last few years. M-learning application is not just a mobile version of an existing e-learning course. It is an entirely new approach than traditional e-learning and it certainly has many advantages as compared to the traditional  team learning.
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The Rise of Mobile Learning

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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! Rather, this general guidance is meant to serve as a reminder for planners and decisionmakers to consider how it might be possible to take advantage of and leverage *existing* technologies, and the activities and processes these technologies enable, before committing to introduce totally new (or foreign) technology tools into a given environment. Just because something is new doesn't mean that it is automatically better. Of course: It doesn't mean that it is worse, either. At a conceptual level, when considering what technology devices are to be utilized as part of a given project or activity, mobile phones may often be the 'best' technology. But: Does that make the mobile phone an appropriate or practical technology choice for use in schools, and/or by students and teachers? It depends. When it comes to mobile phones and the education sector, things aren't so simple, and answers vary considerably by place -- and are changing. In some countries and schools, mobile phones are not allowed at all for students (and in some cases for teachers as well) and/or their use is limited to certain circumstances inside (and in some instances even outside) of school. In other places, phones are allowed with few restrictions. In yet other places, long time bans on phones are being reversed. Even where bans are in place, phones are still to be found in schools, for better and for worse, and they are used for a variety of purposes (again, for better and for worse). What are some current perspectives and practices related to the use of mobile phones in schools and education systems around the world?
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Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com

Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms | Scholastic.com | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The mobile revolution is here. More and more schools are moving toward mobile learning in the classroom as a way to take advantage of a new wave of electronic devices that offer portability and ease of use on a budget. Netbooks, iPads, cell phones, iPods,
e-readers and even PDAs are increasingly becoming the tools of choice for today's educators, and it is easy to see why.
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44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1)

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tired of battling the use of smartphones in class? Disengage from the battle by engaging students in lessons that integrate these powerful gadgets.

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Simple ways to use smartphones in a classroom.


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Use Smartphones to Collaborate
Use Smartphones to CommunicateUse Smartphones to Create
Use Smartphones to Coordinate/Curate

It's a 2013 post, but still most of the apps are running and with the same uses.




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        Fitbits now mandatory for students at this Oklahoma university

        Fitbits now mandatory for students at this Oklahoma university | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

        Now, all 900 freshmen are required to use Fitbits, the wearable fitness monitors. It's part of a new college requirement that began last fall and will be rolled out with each incoming class until all students are using them.

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        Ending texts with a full stop is terrible, study confirms

        Ending texts with a full stop is terrible, study confirms | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        Ending your texts with a full stop is truly monstrous. We all know this. Grammar be darned, it just doesn't look friendly. Now a study has confirmed it.

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        Changing Kenya's education by phone - BBC News

        Changing Kenya's education by phone - BBC News | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        The start-up business using mobile phones to change education prospects in Kenya.

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        Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 6, 2015 6:14 PM

        Not all mobile solutions rely on smart phones.  SMS/TXT solutions are more viable in some economies.

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        Amazon to Sell New $50 Tablet That’s Also Available as a Six-Pack | MIT Technology Review

        Amazon to Sell New $50 Tablet That’s Also Available as a Six-Pack | MIT Technology Review | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        As tablet sales slow, Amazon sees a way to widen its share: by enticing ultra-budget-minded buyers.
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        Global smartphone user penetration 2011-2018 | Statistic

        Global smartphone user penetration 2011-2018 | Statistic | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        The statistic depicts the global smartphone penetration per capita from 2011 to 2018. In 2011, the global smartphone penetration per capita was 9.6 percent. In 2017, the global smartphone penetration per capita is projected to reach 34.2 percent.
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        Mobile in and Out of the Classroom -- Campus Technology

        Mobile in and Out of the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        When Associate Professor Stephanie Cole walks into her U.S. History Survey class at the University of Texas at Arlington, she faces about 150 students, each of whom carries a smartphone, laptop or tablet. Cole, in turn, uses PowerPoint slides and a screen. For 80 minutes twice a week, Cole and her students engage with each other, discussing concepts, asking and answering questions, giving and taking notes.

        Her class, however, is more than a one-way lecture. Cole and her students are using Echo360's active learning platform, a system that combines lecture capture with student engagement, learner analytics and content management. With Echo360, students can use their mobile devices to ask questions anonymously, which is a boon for those reluctant to speak up. "I don't know if they're responding by laptop or by phone," she noted. "My guess is that smartphones are dominating. Probably less than a quarter of the students have laptops open, and tablets are in the minority."

        In addition, the system allows Cole to take attendance, lead the discussion and field questions, note points of confusion and immediately intercede, and refine her instruction in real time.
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        Orion Discovery Event - Mobile Learning

        Join Kim Flintoff (Learning Futures Advisor, Curtin University) as he shares his experience with the Mobile Learning Working Group, part of the EDUsummIT 2015 conference held in Bangkok.

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        The drug-like effect of screen time on the teenage brain

        The drug-like effect of screen time on the teenage brain | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        Teenagers today have never known a world without the internet, which may be why half of all adolescents say they’re addicted to their digital devices. In her new documentary “Screenagers,” Dr. Delaney Ruston explores why young people are so drawn to social media and video games and what effect it’s having on their brains. Ruston joins William Brangham to share what she’s learned.

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        5 Benefits of Microlearning Based Training for Learners Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

        5 Benefits of Microlearning Based Training for Learners Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        The infographic outlines why “less is more” and highlights the top 5 Benefits of Microlearning based Training for Learners.

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        This infographic helps explain what microlearning is and how it can benefit students and workforce training.
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        This is a technique that really fits with 21st Century Learners- great use of an infographic to highlight the effective use of short, sharp and focused information nuggets. 

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        Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective | Kearney | Research in Learning Technology

        Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective | Kearney | Research in Learning Technology | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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        Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study

        Students' Mobile Learning Practices in Higher Education: A Multi-Year Study | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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        Two university-wide surveys about students' mobile technology ownership and learning practices show that mobile device ownership is high and continues to increase among students.

        Students and instructors need technical, logistical, and pedagogical support for integrating mobile devices and apps in formal and informal learning environments.

        Continuous support and targeted training resources at the University of Central Florida have produced positive changes in students' mobile learning practices.

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        Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility

        Don’t design for mobile, design for mobility | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

         

        MOBILITY IS ABOUT THE CONTEXT, NOT THE DEVICE

         

        Just when we were starting to get used to the tools, frameworks and methodologies needed to design good mobile apps, we find the device landscape is changing again: smartwatches and other connected wearables, sensors and everything under the “Internet of Things” umbrella are bringing new complexity to our field, and makes it very difficult to tell where “mobile” or an “app” really starts and ends.


        And we designers are having a hard time getting used to it. Given that many of us first approached mobile design through responsive web design, it’s been much easier to approach mobile design as if it were some kind of “smaller web with touch support and camera access”.


        But the upcoming products and services are meant to live fluidly across a range of devices, sensors and network connections. So I believe that mobility, rather than mobile, defines much better the kind of environment we will have to design for.


        Rather than a focus on a specific device, designing for mobility is a broader approach to design; one that delivers value because it can be transmitted by any combination of devices. Mobility forces us to think broadly and zoom out from specific devices to look at the ecosystem in which we will be designing.

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        The Exciting World of Game-based Mobile Learning – A New Way Ahead For Modern Learners

        The Exciting World of Game-based Mobile Learning – A New Way Ahead For Modern Learners | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        With the introduction of e-learning more than a decade ago, learners were mostly confined to a computer and accessing learning at a specific location through CBTs which were essentially page-turners. Recent developments in internet and wireless technologies have led to the emergence of devices that allow us to access information anywhere and anytime. Most of these devices are interconnected, giving us the context we need and creating a ‘smart’ universe for us.
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        Prospective Teachers—Are They Already Mobile?

        Prospective Teachers—Are They Already Mobile? | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it

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        This research study investigated the prospective teachers purposes of using mobile phones and laptops, as well as the significant differences across genders and grades. Furthermore the frequency of connecting to Internet via both mobile devices was investigated comparatively. The study was designed based on cross-sectional survey and casual-comparative methodologies in order to first determine specific characteristics of the relevant  population, and to determine the possible causes for differences in terms of variables investigated. A total of 650 prospective Turkish teachers participated in the study. The results point out that, compared to mobile phones, laptops were used more frequently for various purposes, particularly the educational ones. However, in-class use of both laptops and mobile phones for educational  purposes was not very common. Mobile phones were used less for educational  purposes, but more for communication and entertainment purposes. Though there were statistically significant differences in terms of some purposes, given the lack of practical significance, both male and female prospective teachers can be said to use mobile phones and laptops for various purposes with similar frequencies. The same was also true for the grade variable: all prospective teachers from 1st to 4th  years used mobile phones and laptops for various  purposes with similar frequencies in practice. The present study also revealed that, for prospective teachers, connecting to the Internet via mobile phones is not very common and even significantly less common than doing so via laptops. The findings in general suggested a need to raise awareness among  prospective teachers about the mobile learning potential of mobile phones in general and in-class use of laptops in particular.

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        A Mobile-First Approach to Competency-Based Education -- Campus Technology

        A Mobile-First Approach to Competency-Based Education -- Campus Technology | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recently launched a new competency-based Biomedical Sciences degree program delivered via iPad.
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        iPad-Enabled Curriculum in a Graduate Program

        iPad-Enabled Curriculum in a Graduate Program | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        This case study examined student satisfaction with Apple iPad technology in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. The iPad proved effective in student recruitment and engaging students in active learning. Although technical issues diminished its effectiveness as a teaching tool, these needs prompted important changes in network management at the institution. Overall, the adoption of iPads enhanced the students’ educational experience.

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        You don't need an app for that

        You don't need an app for that | Mobile Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
        Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation.
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        Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015

        We Are Social's comprehensive new report covers internet, social media and mobile usage statistics from all over the world. It contains more than 350 infograph…
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