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How Wearables Will Revolutionize the Workplace

How Wearables Will Revolutionize the Workplace | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
For bodyworn gizmos, the enterprise says beam me up.
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More about the coming world of work for which we need to be preparing our students

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New issue of Gender and Mobiles Newsletter: Focus on the Philippines, Brazil, Tanzania and Uganda

New issue of Gender and Mobiles Newsletter: Focus on the Philippines, Brazil, Tanzania and Uganda | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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As always, a useful roundup of mobile use by women around the world.

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EU, China partner to make 5G a “reality by 2020”

EU, China partner to make 5G a “reality by 2020” | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The EU and China announced a 5G partnership at the recent EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing.
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So, we could have 5G networks within 5 years!

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The mobile web is slowly dying

The mobile web is slowly dying | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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This chart makes it clear that smart device users are continuing to migrate away from the mobile web and towards apps. That in turn has some important implications - including benefits and drawbacks - for education.

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AroiaKortabitarte's curator insight, January 6, 5:33 AM

Software aplikazioen erabilera hazten doa.

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4 Ways You Can Blend E-learning Courses with M-Learning

4 Ways You Can Blend E-learning Courses with M-Learning | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This blog post shares about several ways to blend e-learning with m-learning.
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This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs around the world — and the differences are striking

This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs around the world — and the differences are striking | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs — and what percentage that is of the average income — in various countries.
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What Augmented Reality Is—And Isn't

What Augmented Reality Is—And Isn't | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We need a better definition.
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Some interesting reflections on how we should define augmented reality, and where it might take us.

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Google Glass is back! But now it's for businesses?

Google Glass is back! But now it's for businesses? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Head-mounted wearable computer is returning to the market, but this time aimed squarely at business users rather than consumers
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The much-anticipated relaunch of Google Glass appears to be happening, but initially it's aimed squarely at business.

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Smartphone apps are making us more committed

Smartphone apps are making us more committed | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Commitment devices are basically a way of locking yourself into doing something that you know you wouldn’t have had the willpower to do otherwise.
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A fascinating insight into how aspects of the quantified self can support commitment to goals - thanks to ubiquitous mobile apps.

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Preparing Students for the Robotic Revolution

Preparing Students for the Robotic Revolution | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Today we rely on robots to do many dangerous, mundane things for us. From routine lab work to tilling the soil on farms and stocking shelves, robots have either
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Some thoughts about a whole new generation of independently or semi-independently mobile devices that are beginning to make their way into our educational and working spaces.

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4 ways that staring at screens all day is destroying kids' minds and bodies

4 ways that staring at screens all day is destroying kids' minds and bodies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

The average 8-year-old spends eight hours a day with her head submerged in screen time — that much debated phenomenon of unplugging from the real world to live in the realm of pixels.

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This article adopts a slightly apocalyptic tone, but it does contain some important warnings.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Jess Farley's comment, May 29, 6:55 PM
Great article Mina! I have seen this strategy on prac. The students love it.
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 30, 4:03 PM
A short and easily read introduction to flipped learning.
Tim Pennycuick's curator insight, June 2, 6:37 AM
Very good comparison between traditional and new ways of teaching and learning.
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The Greatest Potential—And Obstacle—For Wearables At Work

The Greatest Potential—And Obstacle—For Wearables At Work | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Strapping gadgets on employees sounds great, but it’s not easy.
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A good overview of the potential of wearables for workplace learning.

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More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year

More people have died from selfies than shark attacks this year | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The leading cause of selfie-related death was falling.
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A sobering statistic

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What should parents know about Instagram?

What should parents know about Instagram? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media helps you deal with tough Facebook, Instagram, and Social questions like: "How do I keep up with the latest social apps and sites teens are using?"
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Here's how many hours you'll have to work to afford that new iPhone

Here's how many hours you'll have to work to afford that new iPhone | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Smartphones remain relatively so much cheaper in the developed world

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Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon's Lab 126 for a new wearable tech initiative called 'Project Aura'

Google has hired a bunch of engineers from Amazon's Lab 126 for a new wearable tech initiative called 'Project Aura' | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google is working on a new wearable technology...
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Watch this space for more developments in wearables!

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5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies

5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
How body-worn devices will influence the workplace.
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This is the world of work for which we'll increasingly need to prepare our students. If wearables belong in the workplace, then they should also have a place in the classroom.

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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | Ubiquitous Learning | 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! ...

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Wearables at work

Wearables at work | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Views on the integration of wearable technologies into the workplace. And if they're going to be integrated into the workplace, they should be integrated into education first!

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Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do?

Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there
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We love ourselves so much ‘it’s becoming deadly’ | The New Daily

We love ourselves so much ‘it’s becoming deadly’ | The New Daily | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Experts warn there's no way to protect yourself while doing this one thing.
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Some comments on the dangers of extreme selfies

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2015 Internet Trends Report

2015 Internet Trends Report | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
2015 Internet Trends Report | Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
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Lots of key mobile trends are highlighted in Mary Meeker's new report.

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Activities people say they do while driving

Activities people say they do while driving | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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One of the downsides of mobile tech ...

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