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Apple Sold Eight Million iPads Directly To Education In A Year

Apple Sold Eight Million iPads Directly To Education In A Year | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
While Apple's billion download total for iTunes U is impressive, a more surprising figure has since emerged: In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple noted it had sold 4.5 million iPads directly to educational institutions in the U.S., and separately...

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Ipad is a great revolution of the mobile technology. People were wanting something that can replace or integrate all of the things that they use everyday such as calculator, spread sheet, document editor, books, etc. The birth of Ipad was to prove that such a thing is possible. As people realised the importance and convenience of the Ipad, it's an obvious reason why it has been sold with a record number of sales.

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They have been sold but are they being used effectively or are we just in the realm of more IWBs?

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WOW! Creating a monopoly by luring the educators, administrators and students alike!

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Cambridge race team look to live the solar dream

Cambridge race team look to live the solar dream | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

The Cambridge University Eco Racing team (CUER) has unveiled designs for its latest solar powered racing car. Codenamed ‘Daphne’, the prototype is being developed to take part – and with any luck win – the 2013 World Solar Challenge, an arduous 3,000km road race from north to south Australia in cars powered by the sun.

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Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet

Bionic leg makes amputee faster on his feet | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Craig Hutto considers himself part bionic man. In 2005, doctors amputated his leg after a shark attacked him during a fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast.

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Mobile Technology Promises to Revolutionize eLearning

Mobile Technology Promises to Revolutionize eLearning | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
In 2012, mobile devices like tablets, e-readers and smartphones with oversized viewing screens surged in popularity. A recent survey by Forbes showed that

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Ipads or similar tablets are great tools for learning. Interactability is the most important aspect in learning as it provides learners with hands-on exercises and interaction. Learners can virtually study whenever and wherever they want.

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New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education | Faculty of Education | University of Wollongong

Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online). Complete book available here - individual chapters below...


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What the students say about digital learning

What the students say about digital learning | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
An MB Learning report surveyed 220 students, aged between 14 and 18, in 55 schools across Great Britain. The results were – perhaps predictably – inclined favourably to technology.

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The best thing about digital learning is their convenience. Almost everything is available on the great internet. To me, it's far more efficient than learning with a book. An example of this is you can quickly locate what you want to know in a mere second using your mobile compared to a few minutes or even hours searching around your book.

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:28 PM

No doubt, learners around the world want to embrace technology in learning!

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E-learning 'will be advanced by mobile technologies'

E-learning 'will be advanced by mobile technologies' | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Mobile technologies such as tablets and smartphones are starting to drive the success of e-learning, according to one expert.

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Five Mobile Technologies That Didn't Change the World

Five Mobile Technologies That Didn't Change the World | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

Sometimes when companies announce incredible new products or technologies and everybody proclaims that culture-shifting transformations are about to take place, nothing happens.


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I don't really agree with the last 2 selections.

 

Wireless charging is an evolution to me. Instead of having hundreds of wire lying around for different devices, the only thing you need for the wireless charging is a charging mat or small dock which can charge all of your devices. And besides they look stylish.

 

Haptics technology is a great addition to the technology world. It transforms a static device into a lively one by providing feedback with vibration or buzzes. I think it's not really successful at the moment just because no one has found a good use for it. The future may say differently.

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Next-Generation Enterprise: Harnessing Mobile, Social and Cloud Technologies to Embrace Innovation - The Cyber Hub

Next-Generation Enterprise: Harnessing Mobile, Social and Cloud Technologies to Embrace Innovation  - The Cyber Hub | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Next-Generation Enterprise: Harnessing #Mobile, #Social and #Cloud Technologies to Embrace Innovation #tech #startups http://t.co/47v7BJoF

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Restaurants Can Be Smarter About Their Use of Smartphones, Mobile Technologies

Restaurants Can Be Smarter About Their Use of Smartphones, Mobile Technologies | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Form national restaurant chains to the corner mom-and-pop bakery in your neighborhood, the deployment of mobile marketing through cutting edge technologies is nothing new.

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How is Mobile Technologies supporting the Teaching of Literacy in ...

Grace Oakley, Mark Pegrum, Robert Faulkner & Michelle Striepe (2012) Exploring the Pedagogical Applications of Mobile Technologies for Teaching Literacy, Report for the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia Using a ...

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The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve Health Care Service Delivery Processes

The Effectiveness of Mobile-Health Technologies to Improve Health Care Service Delivery Processes | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

Mobile health interventions could have beneficial effects on health care delivery processes.

Plos Medicine conducted this systematic review of controlled trials of mobile technology interventions to improve health care delivery processes.

 


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In the old days where patients are attached to big and bulky machines which are used to monitor their health. It also relies heavily on manual processes such as regularly visiting the patients or someone nearby to keep an eye on them. With the modern technology, doctors can see how their patients are going and receive notifications when something happens via their phones. This way, they can also keep up-to-date with their patients' status.

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Elinext Leverages Latest QR Code and NFC Technologies in Mobile App Development for Retailers, Manufacturers, Advertisers, and Real Estate Companies

Elinext Leverages Latest QR Code and NFC Technologies in Mobile App Development for Retailers, Manufacturers, Advertisers, and Real Estate Companies | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Elinext Group, an international alliance of software development companies, expands its capabilities in the development of mobile applications using QR codes and NFC technologies.

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It's very cool when your mobile becomes your virtual wallet. Thus you don't need to always bring your big wallet along with you all the time. 

 

However, this can be a big risk as well. What happens when the phone is stolen and it's not password-locked? Are thieves going to be able to spend your money without you knowing?

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How young is too young? Mobile technologies and young children

How young is too young? Mobile technologies and young children | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

Dr. Joanne Orlando examines the potential and disadvantages of young children engaging with mobile technologies as learning devices, concluding that the positives far outweigh the negatives.


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I agree that there should be some controls over letting kids rely on mobile technologies. There's nothing wrong with using mobile devices to help with daily life activities. It can be a great advantage for kids to start learning how to take advantage of the technologies around them. However, relying on them too much can be dangerous. What happens if one day they disappear? Will kids still be able to keep up with life as they haven't got a chance to learn the basics, and how to live without technologies.

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Touchy-Feely Bionic Hand Closer to Reality

Touchy-Feely Bionic Hand Closer to Reality | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

In recent years, a plethora of bionic hands have emerged for amputees. However, surveys of those using such artificial hands have revealed that up to 50 percent of amputees do not use theprosthesis regularly, due to poor functionality, appearance and controllability.

 

So, to improve the amount of dexterity and sensation of these bionic hands, scientists reasoned they could use interfaces that link the hands with the nervous system, potentially enabling intuitive control and realistic sensory feedback.

 

"Our dream is to have Luke Skywalker getting back his hand with normal function," researcher Silvestro Micera told TechNewsDaily, referencing the hero in "Star Wars" who gets an artificial hand after his real one is cut off.

 

Micera is the head of the translational neural engineering lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is one of the collaborators helping to develop the new bionic hand.

 

In a four-week clinical trial, Micera and his colleagues found they could improve the sensory feedback an amputee received from bionics by using electrodes implanted into the median and ulnar nerves in the arm near the stump. This helped deliver feelings of touch.

 

In addition, the researchers analyzed motor neural activity from the nerves, signals used to help control muscles. They found they could tease out signals related to grasping to help control a prosthetic hand placed near the amputee but not physically attached to the person's arm. In other words, it may be possible to develop an artificial hand that can transmit signals to and respond to data from the brain. "We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next years," Micera said.


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10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

Technology has been used in the classroom for decades now.  The foundation is there for a new set of mobile learning trends ...


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Great insight. This is the time for replacing hundred of books and notebooks with a portable phone or tablet. Of course, books will still be around as they're great sources for learning and referencing. Mobile devices are there to help people access virtually whatever they require in a few seconds.

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Will Mobile Education Arrive in the Developing World?

Will Mobile Education Arrive in the Developing World? | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

But with the combination of different factors -- the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens and lower connection speeds in nations with little alternative -- the landscape in developing countries may be at a tipping point.


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Even though mobile technologies have been around for ages, many developing worlds are still a far distance from this great technology. Some countries are too poor to be able to afford devices such as mobile phones or tablets. It's going to be a while until developing worlds can bring mobile technologies into their education system.

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Industry Brief: Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning

Industry Brief: Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Industry Fellow Carly Shuler draws on interviews with mobile learning experts as well as current research and industry trends to illustrate how mobile devices might be more broadly used for learning.

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.

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I remember when I was going to primary school, I had to bring many heavy textbooks with me. Imagine how good it is to replace all those 10kg books with a light and small Ipad. 

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How has your instruction changed with tablet technology in the classroom?

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The e-Learning Market: It's About the Learner, Not the Instructor! | Digital Delights

The e-Learning Market: It's About the Learner, Not the Instructor! | Digital Delights | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
E-learning is first and foremost about learning. Without a focus on the learner, the learners' needs, and the aptitude of the learner, e-learning cannot take place.

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:36 AM

As new products come to light, more and more focus needs to shift to the learner, their learning styles, and the types of content they consume.

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Technology in classroom reinvents learning process - Seacoastonline.com

Technology in classroom reinvents learning process - Seacoastonline.com | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
Technology in classroom reinvents learning process Seacoastonline.com This is just how they learn, that's their culture." In Wong's classroom, the first-year EHS teacher has typed a possessive phrase in English into his computer and it appears...

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:32 AM

It is a new world when it comes to the classroom with new definitions of what a classroom actually is and what the dynamics should be between educators and learners.  Engagement now includes a third party, technology.  

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Apple Sold Eight Million iPads Directly To Education In A Year

Apple Sold Eight Million iPads Directly To Education In A Year | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
While Apple's billion download total for iTunes U is impressive, a more surprising figure has since emerged: In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple noted it had sold 4.5 million iPads directly to educational institutions in the U.S., and separately...

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Ipad is a great revolution of the mobile technology. People were wanting something that can replace or integrate all of the things that they use everyday such as calculator, spread sheet, document editor, books, etc. The birth of Ipad was to prove that such a thing is possible. As people realised the importance and convenience of the Ipad, it's an obvious reason why it has been sold with a record number of sales.

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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:56 PM

They have been sold but are they being used effectively or are we just in the realm of more IWBs?

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:03 AM

WOW! Creating a monopoly by luring the educators, administrators and students alike!

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Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the ... - T.H.E. Journal

Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the ... - T.H.E. Journal | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
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Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies - AR

Mobile Technologies in Libraries | Supporting Libraries in the use and development of mobile technologies - AR | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

By Jo Alcock:

"Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). Compared to other technologies that are discussed AR has:

- fewer introductory barriers to overcome;
- is virtually cost-free;
- does not require specialised technical staff;
- the general public will increasingly have some familiarity with it;
- can also be a lot of fun."


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Birmingham City University library's use of Aurasma to provide useful and timely information, plus tutorials to its customers. Via @sallyheroes

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Special focus on augmented reality (AR) > 9 possible uses of AR in libraries!

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Top mobile technologies to watch out for in 2013

Top mobile technologies to watch out for in 2013 | Life with technologies | Scoop.it

How new technology will transform mobile marketing in 2013
SUMMARY: New developments and refinements in mobile technology hold the potential to make 2013 the year that mobile comes into its own in marketing and commerce, writes Rimma Kats. Mobile payments should make more inroads in the next few months, and tracked mobile-triggered consumer interactions at the point of sale may prove to be the next big trend, experts say. "Ultimately, each of these technologies aims to do the same thing: drive consumers to action by putting a powerful message in front them when they are open to receiving it," said Open Market's Tim Richie.

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M-Government – Mobile technologies for responsive governments and connected societies

M-Government – Mobile technologies for responsive governments and connected societies | Life with technologies | Scoop.it
This report by Hani Eskandar (ITU), Barbara- Chiara Ubaldi (OECD) and Vyacheslav Cherkasov (UN-DESA) highlights the critical potential of mobile technologies for improved public governance, as well as for economic and social progress in achieving...

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This is a very good insight. From my view, there seems to be some sort of barriers between people and the government. Most of the current communications are still paper-based which is time-consuming, insecure, and hard to keep track off. 

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