Monday, February 13, 2012

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs ? Virtual School Meanderings

Beginning with the ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief.

Canadian study links texting among students with ?shallowness?
Teens and young adults who frequently text were more concerned about wealth and image, compared with those who did not text as often, according to a Canadian study of more than 2,200 college psychology students. A researcher said young people who texted more than 100 times a day were 30% less likely to feel strongly about the importance of an ethical, principled life than those who texted 50 or fewer times a day. The study was presented at a Society for Personality and Social Psychology meeting. WebMD (03 Feb.)

Next the SmartBrief for Ed Tech.

Education-technology trends to watch in 2012
In this article, academics and instructional technologists reveal five education-technology trends to watch in 2012. Among them are an increase in mobile learning, plus an increase in the number of students learning online. Experts also foresee greater use of social-networking websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, in the classroom, and the adoption of more learning-management systems. They also expect more teachers to lead one-to-one computing initiatives in their schools. T.H.E. Journal (2/2)

Can BYOT programs help bridge the digital divide?
Some say Bring Your Own Technology programs may help bridge the digital divide for students in low-income school districts. Jennifer Roland writes in this blog post about policies, such as one in the Mankato Public School System in Minnesota, allowing students to use their own mobile devices for learning in the classroom, creating more availability for school-owned computers for other students. There are challenges to such arrangements, however, including meshing the use of various devices from new iPad tablet computers to older laptops and the need for increased bandwidth on campus, she writes. blog (2/3)

Pilot program uses mobile devices to help students learn
A Michigan school district has distributed Droid X2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab devices to students in elementary, middle and high schools, as part of a pilot program to increase students? access to learning. Students are using the devices to access class notes, collaborate with their peers using Google Docs and blog with teachers. ?We?re hoping that allows them to be more engaged in their learning and have more ownership,? said LeeAnn Eyer, Greenville School District?s technology director. WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) (2/8)

How are mobile devices being used in student assessments?
More schools are using iPad tablet computers and other mobile devices as tools for collecting data and assessing students. While the use of the devices for assessments and instruction depends on background work from schools? technology teams, plus system upgrades in other cases, some educators say the devices allow for quick checks of student understanding ? as well as deeper looks into students? thought processes ? and can transform the learning environment in a positive way. Digital Directions (premium article access compliments of (2/8)

Also, the eSchool News Today.

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Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Learning from Kenya: Mobile money transfer and co-working spaces
The Next Web
It?s not a banking system for mobile phones, but a technology that facilitates money transfers. This is a major difference, since M-Pesa doesn?t require users to have a bank account, a necessity its Kenyan innovators were responding to.
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Reverse mentoring boosts corporate learning
Korea Times
Young enthusiastic employees are trying to persuade the senior managers to buy their ideas on location-based mobile advertisement services. However, you can easily tell that the harder the young people try to impress, the more confused the gray-haired ?
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Dental school provides free care for local children
Daily Trojan Online
The Ostrow School of Dentistry brought two mobile vans to the Foshay Learning Center, a K-12 school one mile west of the University Park Campus, to give elementary school-aged children dental screenings Friday. Students who returned parental consent ?
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BridgeFront Exhibits at HIMSS12, Announcing its ICD-10 and Meaningful Use ?
PR Web (press release)
BridgeFront to exhibit at the 2012 HIMSS Conference, announcing its ICD-10 and meaningful use education, and new mobile learning platform. BridgeFront announces its ICD-10 and Meaningful Use education, and new mobile learning platform, ?
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Defining ?Media Literacy?
Huffington Post
Phrases like ?media literacy? and ?digital learning? are thrown around so frequently now in the world of education that they are beginning to lose their meaning. They encompass a huge range of classroom activities: doing Internet research, using mobile ?
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The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012
Library Journal
Librarians, technologists, and information professionals are learning about and experimenting with mobile technologies while exploring and adopting best practices from library peers, institutional partners, and cross-industry experts.
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Lectora Provides Tips & Tricks for Mobile Learning in Upcoming Free Webinar
PR Web (press release)
Lectora? e-Learning software will conduct a free webinar to provide first-hand demonstration of the most effective ways to create mobile learning content for courses and training on the go. As part of the weekly free Inspiration Wednesdays webinar ?
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Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart, a Leading Provider of Next Generation?
MarketWatch (press release)
Kenexa will integrate OutStart?s Learning Management Suite, which includes award-winning social and mobile learning solutions, with Kenexa?s Global Talent Management solutions including its Performance Management suite. ?Kenexa has been working ?
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E-Learning Company OutStart To Be Acquired By Kenexa, and Why This Space Matters
Kenexa plans to integrate OutStart?s social and mobile learning tools into its own talent management offerings. ?Kenexa has been working aggressively toward the delivery of a complete, integrated suite of SaaS-based talent management solutions,? said ?
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USC Mobile Apps Bring Social Networking, Captured Lectures to Online Graduate ?
Campus Technology
Having access to lectures and assignments on your phone takes the idea of mobile learning to a whole new level.? The new apps, along with iOS versions, were developed by TouchAppMedia and are integrated with the 2tor learning management system used by ?
See all stories on this topic ? Launches Writing Dynamo: Supercharge Your Writing, Achieve Your ?
MarketWatch (press release)
It now joins latest learning features, including the Spanish Channel, Quotes, Hot Word Blog, and desktop and mobile Flashcards. is the leading provider of online and mobile language reference products and services.
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SumTotal Closes Stellar Year with Continued Growth, Profitability, and ?
MarketWatch (press release)
In addition, SumTotal continued to innovate with numerous advancements for its flagship products and launched new capabilities in Mobile, Social Learning, Workforce Analytics, and end-to-end Talent Management. ? Mobile: The fully rich media capable ?
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Four Ways to Assess the Latest Learning Trends
Chier Learning Officer
Trends come and go in learning and development. These days they?re often centered on social learning, mobile technologies, gaming and increased interactivity. And while it?s often tempting to get caught up in the possibilities introduced by every new ?
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Brainshark Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award, in Recognition of ?
MarketWatch (press release)
Brainshark was honored in the ?Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology? category, in recognition of its powerful and easy-to-use mobile learning (mLearning) solutions. Now in its 18th year, the awards program is hosted by Brandon Hall Group, ?
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New Interactive Textbooks for iPad, Other Digital Classroom Materials ?
PR Web (press release)
Sneak Preview: Pearson, pioneer in digital and mobile learning, to showcase programs helping Texas schools dive into technology. More Texas students can say farewell to their heavy backpacks as new interactive textbooks for the iPad and other digital ?
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ECRMC learning event
KXO Radio
Richard Morales, Marketing coordinator of ECRMC, says the reason they are bringing this mobile learning center is to inform patients, that may require or already require, joint replacement, about the possible solutions that they have.
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Learn how to Develop iOS Apps, Build a Social Networking Site or Create HTML 5 ?
PR Web (press release)
The HTML5 Mobile Development Cookbook was added to PacktLib last week, allowing subscribers to the library to learn how to create fast and responsive mobile websites that work across a range of platforms. Moreover, readers will also be able to plan, ?
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Step 1: give every kid a laptop. Step 2: learning begins?
Ars Technica
About three months ago, the venerable ed-tech evangelist told the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco that his organization would ?literally take tablets and drop them out of helicopters,? and return a year later to see if the effort was a success.
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Top Education Scholars Publish Book Exploring Latest Research in Technology ?
Sacramento Bee
GYLO became an early pioneer in mobile learning by conducting extensive research with Abilene Christian University?s Connected program exploring the use of iPhones, iPods, and iPads in higher education. GYLO?s ?Statistics 1? iOS app was found to ?
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Constant Contact Delves into Daily Deals, Mobile Marketing
Daily Deal Media
Just this week, we?re learning more about the venerable email marketing outfit?s most recent acquisition. This time, it?s digital startup MobManager ? a daily deal management solution for small businesses. If you?re keeping score at home, ?
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Harbinger Knowledge Products? Raptivity Software To Provide Complete Support ?
openPR (press release)
?Harbinger continues to be at the cutting edge of the eLearning industry?s move into mobile learning, and today?s announcement will strengthen our market leadership position in this important field,? said Vikas Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director of ?
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Brainshark Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award
Citybizlist (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)?Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, today announced that it has received a Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award. Brainshark was honored in the ?Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology? ?
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Modo Labs Adds New Platforms and Functionality to Mobile Campus Solution for ?
Business Wire (press release)
The Mobile Campus Solution covers mobile web, iOS and Android. New powerful functionality includes: Courses module now integrates with Learning Management Systems enabling students to browse the courses catalog and get up-to-date information including: ?
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Kajeet? Nominated for Prestigious 2012 Global Mobile Award
PR Web (press release)
Together with Telcordia, an industry leader in global, mobile and enterprise solutions, kajeet was nominated in the Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning category for the development of kajeet?s Sentinel? platform for education, ?
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MEDL Mobile and the National Rifle Association (NRA) Creating Mobile App ?
MarketWatch (press release)
?We wanted to provide current and future shooters with an entertaining way to learn about gun safety, so we partnered with MEDL Mobile to create an experience in which users engage in target practice at the NRA Headquarters shooting range, ?
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Regional MobileX event hits NKY
Developers will spend the day learning to program a simple application on the newest mobile and tablet devices. Corporate industry professionals and entrepreneurs and investors will learn about mobile strategy and trends from national and local ?
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European Maritime Safety Agency awards eXact learning solutions a new four ? (press release)
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has renewed its relationship with eXact learning solutions, the global vendor of online and mobile LCMS and digital repository solutions. EMSA has selected eXact learning solutions to deliver a new four year ?
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EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative?s 2012 Annual Meeting to be Webcast Live via ?
Bradenton Herald
? as those associated with digital literacy in light of the arrival of mobile computing, ways to address and incorporate the emerging field of learning analytics and if social media and networking are accelerating progress toward active learning.
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Augmented reality and HR ? is it just a gimmick or does it have real utility?
Initial impressions suggest that Augmented Reality could combine with mobile learning to build a truly immersive learning experience. However, to get the most out of Augmented Reality it needs to be looked at from the mobile perspective ? it cannot ?
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Freed-Hardeman University iKnow Initiative Named Apple Distinguished Program
PR Web (press release)
Freed-Hardeman University and the iKnow initiative have been named an Apple Distinguished Program for their innovative efforts to incorporate mobile technologies into the teaching and learning process. FHU Student Andrea Chambers with the Apple iPad.
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LIU Offers Online Certificate in Mobile GIS Applications Development
C.W. Post Campus
Student will learn how to build apps that deliver information and services directly to a user?s smartphone or tablet ? in real-time ? based on their geographic location. Proximity-based apps can help users find the nearest business or service such as a ?
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The shift to autumn enrollment
The Japan Times
First, the shift will provide practical lifelong learning development opportunities for students during transition periods between high school and university (toward the creation of mobile learners). Students will have greater potential for ?
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Next the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant! | Upside Learning Blog
By Amit Garg
Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. Just as we expected this is probably the best show for the.
Upside Learning Blog

Vote for Float at TechWeek 2012: Float Mobile Learning
By Adam Bockler
Float wants to present at two sessions at this year?s Techweek in Chicago, and you?re the only ones who can make it happen. Voting is open until February 16 for SessionCast 2012, a ?platform gives the?
Float Mobile Learning

mLearning workshop | Department of Instructional Technology
By drdoll
mobile learning, mLearning, online workshop, instructional technology.
Department of Instructional Technology

mLearning Scholars Experiment with Mobile Devices ? UPDATE
By Kathleen Tuck
As part of the Mobile Learning Initiative, faculty and students will once again have an opportunity to experiment with groundbreaking uses of mobile technology as participants in the 2011-12 cohorts of mLearning Scholars. Faculty across ?

Truly amazing video ? the power of mobile learning: Float Mobile ?
By Chad Udell
If you had any doubts, you need to watch this video. Powerful stuff indeed. These devices may be the best, most effective and least expensive assistive technology yet.
Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Expolartions Quiz 2
By edweb
?Using Mobile Technology & Game Methodology to Scale Student Achievement in the Early Years? Presented By: Ilene Rosenthal, Founder and CEO of Footsteps2Brilliance. Original Airing: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 ? 4pm / Eastern Time ?
ProProfs Quiz School

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning ? igniteCAST
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Inspiring Moment from Mobile Learning Experience 2011 | Mobile ?
One of the highlights for me at Mobile Learning Experience 2011 was connecting with fantastic educators. One of them was Eva Griffin. Eva Griffin is a fifth grade ?

Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective | Kearney ?
Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective.

Apple honors mobile learning initiative | The Optimist
Mobile learning to be evaluated, altered ? 11/29/2011 ? Digital texts assist, hinder education ? 11/17/2011 ? Conversation ? 11/13/2011. You must be logged in to ?

Keynote Speakers for Learning@hand mobile learning forum ?
News and views on ubiquitous, mobile, connected 21st century learning ? Learning@hand is a first of its kind mobile learning forum being held in Cairns April ?

Lectora Provides Tips & Tricks for Mobile Learning in Upcoming ?
?Our experienced Lectora trainers will walk attendees through each step and explain, from start to finish, how to create successful mobile learning content so ?

ADL Mobile Learning Newsletter #83 ? 6 February 2012
ADL Mobile Learning Newsletter, 6 February 2012 ?

?Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning?, Observes Upside Learning At ?
The recently concluded ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 and Learning Technologies 2012 expos, where Upside Learning was an exhibitor, have clearly indicated ?

Research Digest: Mobile Learning Matrix | EdLab
Compared to e-learning which has limited flexibility of device accessibility, mobile learning has higher portability, individuality and interactivity. It seems that the ?

Mobile Learning. Is now the time?
Since the launch of the iPhone in June 2007, the digital learning community has promised that mobile learning is going to be the ?next big thing?. Research firm ?

Wix Mobile Learning Center
Please go to our Mobile Learning Center! You can also find an answer by rephrasing your question in a generic form (i.e. ?How do I connect my domain name?

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