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Skills: The last frontier for digital learning

Clive on Learning

To most learners and most learning professionals, digital learning is a way to meet requirements for knowledge. Even in its most contemporary forms – responsive, massive, open, mobile, point-of-need, video-based and gamified – the priority is still knowledge, whether that is of facts, concepts, principles, processes, rules, procedures or spatial positioning. Skills define us.

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Digital Distraction

Dont Waste Your Time

” The article ‘ Your smartphone could be turning you into a lousy friend – even when you’re not using it ‘ is as much about the social impact of the always-on connections we have through our mobile devices as it is about how we manage them. How digitally distracted are you (if at all)? More “Digital Immigrant vs Digital Native” Posts.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. Dealing with this mega disruption calls for a digital mindset, which is not equal to tech savviness or the ability to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with ease. Growth Mindset.

Textbooks: paper or digital?

Dont Waste Your Time

The question as to when (or if) paper textbooks will be replaced with digital editions keeps cropping up, and I was asked this again on twitter today by @SteljesEdn : “Are textbooks coming to the end of their life? Reading: Digital Vertigo #digitalvertigo. what do you think” : read the discussion we had on the link. shame on you! readers from all over the world. 

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

eLearning 24-7

Heck it is still today, but that time… Digital Learning. I, yes I, who has always fought to the end that term e-learning should not be used in an LMS to mean an online course, has come to the realization that something has to change. Other tech advances include gesture free capabilities with your desktop, laptop and tablet/phablet/2to1.  I’ll add speech capabilities too including “voice recognition within a mobile app, similar to a “Siri”experience (already one vendor has it in play, but is not using it to its full potential). Under digital learning. 

20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “Mobile phones are misnamed. THE JOURNEY: We love mobile learning, and are excited about its potential, not just for learning, but also for performance support! Today, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on mobile learning. This changes with mobile.” – Geoff Stead (in our interview with him here ). From Our Blog Posts.

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. 1. Today they equate to 19.5%. Source: Knewton.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

Learning with e's

One recent disruptive innovation is mobile technology. The Internet of Things , when it arrives (and some would claim it is already here) will introduce a new global digital infrastructure that features, among other things, ubiquitous sensors. conductive thread connected clothing Digital education Internet IoT learning smart clothing Technology wearablesUnported License.

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Tapping into Mobile Learning

Dont Waste Your Time

Another infographic, this time looking into how we can tap into mobile learning. Some figures from the infographic for you: Only 17% of surveyed schools state that children are required to use mobile or portable devices in the classroom, and only 16% allow BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 2/3 also agree that the very same mobile devices can distract children from learning.

Digital habitus

Learning with e's

So what of our habitual use of digital media? What are the effects of our fearsome fascination with mobile phones, our predilection to video games, our inexorable gravitation toward social media? Do these constitute a digital habitus? Does the digital trail we leave online represent any part of our real lives? As ever, your thoughts and comments are very welcome.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

Digital Learning Futures: 3 things about future learning from Steve Wheeler In the 1980s, we saw the rise in popularity of multi-media, which revolutionised content both inside the classroom and beyond it. It could be said that where multimedia brought the world into the classroom, so smart mobiles took the classroom back into the world. So what next? It will come. Unported License.

Creating Digital Learning Content: Mobile-friendly E-books

CommLab India

Well, you need to focus on one of the important aspects — making the e-books mobile-friendly. Here are five proven tips to develop e-books for the mobile device. People are increasingly using various devices to access digital resources including e-books. This eliminates the need to “carry” these online learning materials on their learners’ mobile devices. 

Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters

LearnDash

Mobile learning shouldn’t be ignored. There is a shift occurring in the way people consume digital content. One major reason being that people are nearly always connected to their mobile devices. It is my personal opinion that mobile learning will soon be more widely used than traditional elearning methods. mlearning mobile learning

Free online book on #mobile learning research

Ignatia Webs

The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. books ebook mLearning mobile mobile learning

Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In a blog post entitled '' Digital literacies and the bottom line '' Steve Philp questions whether digital literacies should be taught as a part of the school curriculum. The term ''digital literacies'' is a relatively recent addition to our vocabulary. It is essentially the skill set that enables us to become digital citizens. So what can schools do? Unported License.

What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. My argument is that new media and new opportunities for learning trhough digital technologies requires new literacies.

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

The second was the phenomenal incursion of mobile phones, it seems everyone carried one and many individuals were absorbed in its use through their commute. There is a stepping away from the ‘hardcore’ gaming metaphor to a more accessible and casual mobile gaming metaphor. It just goes to show the ubiquity of mobile games and metaphors emanating from them.

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Acquiring a digital culture thanks to learning

Learning Wire

“Going digital” involves more than just familiarity with digital tools and environments. It refers to a culture that training departments must acquire if they want to play their part in corporate digital transformation. Training is at the heart of this transformation, which works on the assumption that all staff must reach a “threshold level” of digital culture.

#mLearn12 David Parsons on digital divide

Ignatia Webs

Bridging digital divides in the learning process: challenges and implications of integrating ICTs Digital divide 3 parts: digital access, digital capability, digital outcome. Projects on digital divide tend to focus on access, so open territory for research. mobile mLearning digital divide mobile learning

Distributed digital identity

Learning with e's

So, for a biospheric environment, the person would use a biological body, for the Metaverse, a person would use an avatar, and for virtual reality, the person would use a digital form. Selfies and simple avatars are merely the beginning of this digital identity transformation. Here''s a quote from the article: In the future, people won''t be confined to their meatspace bodies.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

Learnnovators

This may feel futuristic, but the cool thing is that the technologies are all already there (and cheap!) ” – Geoff Stead (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm). They help us precisely pinpoint the location of mobile phones indoors, and enable us to communicate with the users (of the phones) through specific apps installed in their mobile devices. What are the advantages?

Welcome To The Digital Learning World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kineo

If you didn't think so before now, you only have to look around you to know we're well and truly in the realms of a digital learning world. We're seeing learners expecting more mobile, personalised experiences and budget holders expecting more bang for their buck whilst still getting learning that's adding value to the business.

Welcome To The Digital Learning World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kineo

If you didn't think so before now, you only have to look around you to know we're well and truly in the realms of a digital learning world. We're seeing learners expecting more mobile, personalised experiences and budget holders expecting more bang for their buck whilst still getting learning that's adding value to the business.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees. We started by discussing the rapid development of new technologies such as social media and mobile phones, and their implementation in work place learning.

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Mobile the final frontier.  These are the voyages of mobile learning.  To seek out new devices. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. .

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The Power & Potential of Mobile Learning

LearnDash

Chances are that by now you have at least heard of mobile learning, though you may still be confused as to what that actually means. With over 50% of the United States accessing the internet via a mobile device in 2015, it is imperative that the learning technology plays “nice” with mobile formats. In other words: ignore mobile learning at your own peril!

5 Reasons Mobile Learning Rocks

LearnDash

Mobile learning use is quickly on the rise and with good reason: we use mobile devices more than traditional laptops. This essentially means that the elearning market needs to adapt and begin catering to the mobile learning experience. Some may even contend that elearning should be developed with a “mobile learning first” approach. mlearning mobile learning

What is digital learning?

Learning with e's

Learning has always had a large informal component and now we''re witnessing its fruition in mobile learning, augmented reality, gaming, and other technology-supported learning on the move. How would you define digital learning? We hear about digital learning, e-learning, blended learning , mobile learning, and even micro-learning. Learning is learning. Unported License.

Mobile Learning’s Upward Trend

LearnDash

Mobile learning is on the rise as well. While it can be easy to attribute the growth of mobile learning to one or two things, the reality is that a combination of factors are driving the upward trend. Cultural norms around mobile technology, learning remotely, and accessibility expectations all influence the industry. mlearning mobile learningCompanies also benefit.

Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”. OnlineColleges.net came to the rescue with their post The 10 Biggest Downsides to Mobile Learning. mobile learning barriers

7 Random Mobile Learning Facts

LearnDash

Mobile learning is starting to become the standard in educational settings given its flexibility and ease of use. If you’re still not convinced, here are some more random mobile learning facts: This year, 56% of schools and libraries are expected to go transition to digital textbooks. 45% of schools and libraries plan to expand use of mobile devices.