With this new focus comes a new emphasis on mobile learning. A recent e-Learning Guild survey reports 70.2% of respondents are using their personal mobile devices for business applications ... That translates into using their devices to learn, not to mention browsing the Web, connecting to social networks, making purchases and playing games. ... When does using m-Learning make sense?
With mobile devices now being able to offer better connectivity, we are always connected to the world, wherever we may be. But just how literal that saying becomes is apparent when we look at the ways in which mobile learning can be used in the subject of geography
IJILTH invites papers addressing the connections between mLearning (learning with the aid of mobile phones, portable computers, ubiquitous location-based services etc.) and tertiary education, with special attention to the field of Humanities.
One great class project could be to create a mobile tourist guide of their city or town (geography or foreign language class, or in combination). Google sites now lets you create mobile friendly websites.
The 2011 Horizon Report places mobile devices as a top technology to watch for in the coming year.2 The article focuses on mobile computing with a tablet PC, drawing from over five years of experience teaching with tablets in outdoor, field-based classes.
Dr Jan Herrington, explores the use of mobile phones as powerful ‘cognitive tools', where students’ phones can be used to research, produce and publish polished products of learning. Jan is Professor of Education at Murdoch University, and she discusses here some strategies for the design of innovative learning activities and tasks for mobile devices, using authentic learning principles, where whole units of study or projects can be designed around complex and engaging tasks.
Concord working on phone app to help med studentsCt Post(AP) â€” Concord University is working with the West Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine to create an application for smartphones that could simplify medical term studies.
In this new report, the editors of eSchool Media Inc.—with support from Kaseya—highlight what every school needs to know about the benefits of mobile devices, why they’ve become a game-changer in education, and best practices for implementing and...
Does mobile learning need interactivity? Even more so, says Janhavi Padture, one of the invited speakers at Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, hosted by SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technologies).
These new tools engage us all in various contemporary projects of shareable knowledge, hyper-connected communication and collective cognition. Our own constantly connected mobile device puts nearly infinite information at our fingertips in a dematerialized, timeless and placeless context. Strangely though, the fruits of this placeless and timeless mobility shift yield a seemingly tactile media (e.g., multi-touch) for chronological (e.g., blog) and geo-locative (e.g., check-in) tendencies.