Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Increasing diversity of the learner group : Non-participation in adult and lifelong learning is deeply entrenched in ‘trajectories’ based on class, gender, generation, ethnicity and geography, which are established at an early age (Tuckett & Aldridge, 2009). If you want to you can join us at 11.45 on Tuesday 10 September 2013 in session 342, right after the keynotes. 87-88). Hogue, R.,
Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning
APRIL 3, 2014
The project began in 2009, taking inspiration from work done in Japan, using an existing mobile chat platform to release content and advertise, and publishing in local languages, including Afrikaans and isiXhosa, as well as English. The focus is also on design-based research. Plans for evaluation and field studies were incorporated from the start.
Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
Social entrepreneurs (remarked that Bill Gates asked the audience what was meant by social entrepreneurs in 2009, Doha – ict4d), they might make a difference. Although a propagator of learning with mobile devices, in this seminar John Traxler takes a look at learning with mobile devices from another angle, a critical one while looking for answers from all of us. Is it real progress?
Free #mobile toolkit and link to the FRAME mLearning model
MAY 17, 2013
2009). The University of Leicester has been looking at a framework for mobile learning to fit their learning with iPads in university project called PLACES. In order to build their framework they used the Mobile Toolkit from JISC, and leaned on the FRAME mobile learning model of Marguerite Koole , which offers a comprehensive model for mobile learning in all its social and technical aspects.
#mLearn12 Lauri Jarvilehto on #games the learning playing brain
OCTOBER 17, 2012
So how do we get our children into learning and play Playing is an evolutionary requirement of every living creature (Stuart Brown: how it shapes the brain, 2009). Learning as Fun: introducing gaming pedagogy by Lauri Jarvilehto. www.filosofianakatemia.fi Wonderful keynote linking gaming to pedagogy to neuro-science! We can reproduce relevant information, because we engaged in it previously.
#LAK11 the #semantic web and how the intelligent curriculum will enhance our learning
JANUARY 27, 2011
Semantic Web: An Introduction: [link] Welcome to the Metaweb [link] (Metaweb was purchased by Google in 2010, but this is still a nice resource on dealing with ambiguity of words/text) Ray, K (2009) Web 3.0 The LAK content keeps intriguing. This week's content focused on the semantic web, linked data and intelligent curriculum. & B. Gates foundation for funding that was granted.
Beware critics of Connectivism ! Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access
JANUARY 28, 2010
In 2009 I wanted to follow the second run through of the course, but due to time restraints (buying a house, taking a master, full-time job) I just could not cope and so the intention stayed just that. In 2008 I enrolled in the CCK connectivism course. It was the first time I took such a mass course and … I liked it, though I could not really say why I liked it. The content is open.
Blooms taxonomy for a digital world, including mobile learning
FEBRUARY 15, 2010
His educational wiki, called educational origami , was voted as the best wiki in 2008 and in 2009 he was again nominated for best educational wiki. Andrew Churches is curriculum manager of computer studies and teaching and Learning technologies at the Kristin school in Albany Auckland, New Zeeland. So where does Andrew’s wiki come in? mobile learning eLearning concerns
New online book on mobile learning -available for free download
JUNE 12, 2009
New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by 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. Thanks to IAmLearn to send this new information around.
Why mobile learning is on the rise and benefits diverse populations
APRIL 3, 2009
In January 2009 Carly Shuler (a fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ) came out with a fabulous paper on the benefits of mobile learning entitled: pockets of potential - Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning. Although the document focuses on mobile learning for children, you can easily deduct the benefits for all learner groups. It also offers great resources.
Layar the first mobile augmented reality application
JUNE 23, 2009
Augmented reality is the natural next step off technological mobile applications. Augmented reality gives you just that bit more information when and where you need it. Layar is a Dutch app, build by Claire Boonstra, Raimo van der Klein and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald from the sprxmobile company. Layar builds on the Android platform. The extra information is displayed in layers. Cool idea.
How do develop web content on the iPhone
JANUARY 29, 2009
The next couple of months I will be working with colleagues from Peru (Luis Fucai, Ellar Llacsahuanga and Carlos Kiyan) on a mobile learning project (funded by the Reach initiative , Tibotec grant) that involves iphone's and NokiaN95's for physicians in Peru. The biggest disadvantage of the iPhone is the non-flash and non-java options, definitely limiting a wide aray of mobile interactivity, but.
CCK09: does Connectivism want to change the world?
OCTOBER 9, 2009
The last couple of months I have been thinking more then I am writing. I am still thinking. In fact the more I think, the dumber I get and I start to see it as fact. So less writing is done. My network is amazing, however and so I keep connecting them if that seems like a good idea. Although still a bit reluctant to write, seeing as I feel in a cognitive slow period of life, this post had to be written. Especially after reading Stephen Downes’ article on Group vs Networks: the class struggle continues. We need to live and teach and learn where the students live and teach and learn.
3D animations for mobile devices
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Since the beginning of last year a Tibotec mobile project has been running. There are two partners in this project the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the esteemed Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt. The complete overview of the mobile learning project was given by my wonderful colleague Carlos, you can look at the presentation here if you like. wrote about the technical parts of the project a couple of months ago on how we would put all the pieces of the mobile learning puzzle together to get the most accessible mobile learning project on the rails using different media.
#mLearn2010 An mlearning Journey: Mobile Web 2.0 Critical Success Factors. Thom(as) Cochrane
OCTOBER 21, 2010
implementation identified throughout fifteen mlearning action esearch projects carried out and evaluated between 2006 and 2009. Thom(as) Cochrane is a gray bearded man who is silently, very knowledgeable and who started of with an eye-catching movie excerpt. This is also a real project to check out and definitely a man to follow! The used Wikitude to enhance the real world architecture.
#mlearn2010 Raising the bar of challenge with collaboration social flow in mobile learning by David Parsons
OCTOBER 20, 2010
2009: recent biological evidence suggests that team-play allows individuals to take on more risks and challenges (rise above the pain). David Parsons spoke on behalf of his team. Does mobile learning really mean social learning? We try to go beyond the Zone. What we have been looking at is looking at literature outside Learning: Cohen et al., Design and measures ?
the Horizon report 2009 from Educause
JANUARY 26, 2009
The Educause Horizon Report for 2009 has just been published. It makes predictions about the emerging technologies that are likely to have a significant impact on education. This year's predictions are: mobile devices, cloud computing, geo-everything, the personal web, semantic-aware applications, and smart objects (always linked with examples). For more details see the full report.
My humble and short eLearning predictions for 2009
JANUARY 6, 2009
What will 2009 give us? And I imagine 2009 will give us: content, social media, educational policies and. So let me give you my predictions for 2009. The world is evolving from an industrial age into a knowledge age, so content will become key in 2009. wish you all a fantastic 2009 in which you will see your wishes come true. mobile learning.
Open and Free Seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009
JANUARY 20, 2009
From the scope website: Title of the seminar: Open Educational Resources: January 19 - February 8, 2009 Facilitator : Scott Leslie The availability of Open Educational Resources is increasing almost daily. This seminar is part of the free educational seminars that are organized by ScoPE , a Canadian resource with seminars on all kinds of distance education topics.
You made me realize I cannot do it alone: my network is my strength, my beacon of light, my inspiration, so thanks to you all!
DECEMBER 22, 2009
The big question for December 2009 was: “What did you learn about learning in 2009”. 2009 was a very chaotic year for my blogging reflections. However, there were two bright and clear actions that pushed my learning in 2009 and which brought me back to this earth and all its wonders. The first actions that gave me a boost in 2009 were all your great ideas!
Recent Mobile books for your mLearning pleasure
NOVEMBER 24, 2009
These are some of the recent books that have appeared on mobile learning: free eBooks on mLearning # 2009: Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training, edited by Mohamed Ally, published at AU press. This is available as a free PDF download. nice free open eBook on mLearning build at Graz University of Technology in Austria. 2007: Bachmair, B. 105-152.
Online Educa Berlin is approaching - my active sessions
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Online Educa Berlin 2009 is coming closer. From 2 - 4 December 2009 a lot of people working and exchanging knowledge in the eLearning realm will join up at one of the biggest eLearning conferences. On Wednesday 2 December 2009 I will come together with 20 mobile enthusiasts and we will have a full day looking into mobile learning and how to start with it (from 9.30 - 17.00h).
paper review: Mobile learning paper summary
OCTOBER 21, 2009
In this article Jon Gregson and Dolf Jordaan (2009) focused on the challenges and opportunities of a two year mobile learning (m-learning) project started in October 2005. Gregson and Jordaan (2009) delved into the current status of eLearning in the SADC region within the DLP program design, and delivered a literary review of mobile projects in a Southern African context. 2009).
Mobile magazines and journals to get new ideas or publish your work
DECEMBER 16, 2009
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) was launched in 2009. As your mobile experience and knowledge grows, you might want to publish your findings and experiences, at least I do. Before listing the mobile magazines that might be interesting to send your manuscript to, consider the ISSN-option. These particularities themselves necessitated the introduction of the ISSN.
PhD thesis on tagging learning resources in a multilangual context
DECEMBER 21, 2009
The nodes are teachers and the edges are common projects (Breuer, Klamma, Cao & Vuorikari, 2009). For years people are pushed to tag their learning resources, but I often wondered whether these tagged resources actually do get reused? But here comes Riina with a clear answer to these questions. There are also other smaller scale projects that share their learning resources.
Mobile Telemedicine: turn your camera equipped mobile phone into a microscope and heal the world
NOVEMBER 24, 2009
taken from the article the New York Times published on 7 November 2009 ). At the Institute of Tropical Medicine we focus on a lot of tropical diseases. In the quest to conquer those diseases there are a lot of hurdles to take and one is the lack of analyzing facilities in the field. Based on blood analysis it is easy to screen for a lot of the diseases (tuberculosis, malaria…).
Join the CCK09 course on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge
JULY 27, 2009
Connectivism and Connective Knowledge 2009 Given the interest in the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course Stephen and I delivered in 2008, ’re pleased to announce an open version of the same course for fall of this year. The course will begin on September 14, 2009. The support wiki for the course provides additional information in the coming weeks.
Living a mobile life? How do you cope?
DECEMBER 18, 2009
First I was a nomad, I did not have a house nor passport for two years, moving from one place to another. Then I was house hopping for another three years. Eventually I got myself a house, then I started to learn on top of my work. so all along I had to be mobile. With this post I would love to hear your mobile life and how you are coping? All in all, here are some mobile learning snapshots.
Addressing continuously evolving learning needs: Karyn Romeis
DECEMBER 3, 2009
After virtually connecting to Karyn Romeis from time to time, I now have the opportunity of seeing Karyn in action while addressing one of her topics of expertise. So I am excited. Karyn Romeis will talk about how can educators keep pace with the changing needs of business. Educators must learn to look at those solutions that people use already. It was really a tread to see her in action.
European report on 'The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' also mobile social media
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
The European Commission JRC (Joint Research Center), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies released last week at the EU Ministerial Conference on e-Government a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media]. The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' (Eds.) Valverde.
eLearning report: Review of Learning 2.0 Practices by Christine Redecker
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
If you are interested in eLearning and Learning2.0 in particular, this study on the impact of Web2.0 innovations on education and training in Europe written by Christine Redecker might be your cup of tea. Christine does not talk of social media use, but of social computing when refering to blogs, wiki's. cases. The report is 122 pages long , written with great clarity. Empowerment of the learner.
Join the free CIDER session on Wednesday 6 May, entitled: Re-Thinking E-Learning Research
APRIL 23, 2009
Referring to his 2009 book, " Re-Thinking E-Learning Research: Foundations, Methods and Practices ", he will outline ways in which research in distance education and e-learning can be re-thought, to catch up to new theoretical, technical and empirical developments. When: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton) to get your local time, look at the worldclock time converter here.
eLearning predictions from across the globe
JANUARY 11, 2009
While roaming the net I came across a lot of predictions for 2009. At the end of the year the people who got close to the achieved facts in 2009 wins. Editors' top 10 forecasts for 2009. While reading just a couple of predictions is fun, reading a variety of opinions and future visions gives a holistic idea of what lives in the minds of all these great eLearning people.
Using transparency to get citizens alert and active, or how Christian Kreutz influenced my thinking
SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
It has been a very hectic period over the last couple of weeks. tight workshop, planning a facilitator training, a short course with a lot of online activity, budget hassles, my master starting up … and this kept me from writing posts on a regular basis. I was also in an existential dip on blogposting. So what did Christian say that I found so enlightening? In the past he has been writing about it.
free eBook on mobile learning just got published by Athabasca University, Canada
APRIL 7, 2009
The eBook is published by the Athabasca University library (2009). Jeroen Van Eeghem from Ghent's eLearning company U&I learning , twittered me this newly published eBook on mobile learning. The other authors are equally impressive (Tom Boyle, Gill Clough, Merryl Ford, Teemu Leinonen,) and even when you just roam the eBook chapters, you want to start reading the articles right away.
Do you know of other changes in education for students?
SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
Education is changing and all of us feel the results of that change. We are amidst the change as educators, but how does this affect the student/learner? After reading the book ‘Disrupting Class – how disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns” by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson, I had the urge to start putting the changes on a piece of paper.
What is your eLearning history?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
The new academic year is starting and so I am reminiscing… Do you remember your first eLearning experience? And the way it looked and felt? I was looking back yesterday and I suddenly realized how eLearning moved from a more techy demanding field into a more mainstream learning approach and. never thought about the change as it happened or as I lived it. It would free us all!