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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Is email wasting your time?

Is email wasting your time? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn and use communication technology that best fits your work and relationships.
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4 Barriers To Mobile Learning Adoption

4 Barriers To Mobile Learning Adoption | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know what obstructs Mobile Learning Adoption in organizations? Check the 4 main Barriers To Mobile Learning Adoption and how to overcome them.
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Charmaine Thomae's curator insight, October 9, 2016 1:14 PM

I have wondered for a long time why mobile learning has not taken off as quickly as I had expected. I thought that it would take off quickly because of how involved we are with our mobile devices. We use them everyday for anything and everything we can possible think of. This article points out some barriers on why mobile learning has not been completely adopted with open arms. One of the barriers it mentions is older generations don't realize what an amazing tool this is. Which I agree with because most people perceive mobile devices to be a distraction, but if they can find a way to use them at work it would be beneficial for all parties involved.

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6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners

6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Guest author Brigg Patten shares six reasons for mobile learning's growing popularity in the modern classroom among learners and instructional designers.
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Edtech’s Next Significant Impact: Health and Wellness

Edtech’s Next Significant Impact: Health and Wellness | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When we think about the field of educational technology, our thoughts typically remain within the traditional arenas. We think about devices in classrooms, online learning tools, supplemental platforms in higher education or corporate learning management systems. But this focus on the traditional ignores a category where edtech has the potential to make an equally massive impact: health and wellness."

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We're already seeing this a UTRGV. EdTech students are collaborating with the School of Medicine to develop mobile apps to help medical students and home visitors to be more efficient in their work.

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10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know

10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room."

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New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Next year's wireless headphones, fitness trackers, glucose monitors and in-car audio traffic navigators are expected to offer a longer range, faster performance and a larger broadcast message capacity with the adoption of Bluetooth 5.
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Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! Mobi, can you tell me this? The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. All this happens within a minute, while Chris is driving his car, without touching his mobile device. Isn’t it amazing?"

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5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen.

 

Personalization is best created at the learning model and curriculum level rather shoe-horned in after the curriculum is done, but when you’re given lemons you play the hand you’re dealt when in Rome, because birds of a feather may not come back unless you set them free."

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Tablet Market Slides Worldwide, Though Detachables See Continued Growth

Tablet Market Slides Worldwide, Though Detachables See Continued Growth | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Worldwide tablet shipments slumped 14.7 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data released today by the International Data Corp. (IDC), a market research firm. First-quarter seasonality, along with an overall unenthused customer base, were factors that caused the decline, IDC reported."

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