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Digital Distraction

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” 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.

Textbooks: paper or digital?

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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. 

3 Trends of Digital Education

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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.

Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters

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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

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 40% agree that staff in their organisation have access to job aids online or via mobile. resources: 73% use open education resources/digital materials that are free at the point of use –. In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind.

#LearningIs mobile

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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 habitus

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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.

Digital classrooms

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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

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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.

The Power & Potential of Mobile Learning

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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!

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

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On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Apart from the very sinister twist at the end, you could argue we’re already at this point in time with Apps and mobile technology. Here are links to the other pages that will form the series of posts on the Coursera MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC.

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.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

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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

What digital literacies?

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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.

7 Random Mobile Learning Facts

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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.

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.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. To give you an idea, I am adding the abstract of her paper here: Mobile devices transcend the educational affordances provided by conventional tethered electronic and traditional learning. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

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

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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

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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.

9 Surprising Mobile Learning Facts

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This post is along the same lines, except in relation to mobile learning (often referred to as “mlearning”). Mobile learning is hot right now, and it will only continue to gain in popularity – as evident by its growth in various sectors, such as in K-12 education. We certainly live in exciting time for digital learning! Surprising Mobile Learning Facts.

Is Mobile Learning in our DNA? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Mobile learning is an exciting concept across many industries, however for future generations it will be the expectation. The term, “Digital Natives” has been coined for these individuals. Which begs the question: is mobile learning now in our DNA ? We are already seeing mobile learning used in grade school. elearning mlearning mobile learning

Can we teach digital literacies?

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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.

Corporate learning in the digital age

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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.

What is digital learning?

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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.

A Mobile Game World

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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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Welcome To The Digital Learning World [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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.

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.

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

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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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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.

Designing Mobile Learning Content: Getting Started

Origin Learning

After getting enough inspiration from the current trends and stats about mobile learning , the obvious next question that must be bothering you is – where and how to start? Just like with any new project, a mobile learning implementation program needs a thorough assessment of the current training situation and the tools being used to deliver training. Image Credit – Freepik.com.

The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

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MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. What about mobile? MOOCs themselves are not entirely mobile yet. But this is changing.

Getting Started with Digital Learning

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The use of mobile technology to deliver learning is helping to reshape the landscape of the traditional course development and delivery. This new surge in mobile learning is leading to the “mobilization” of digital content on an enterprise level. At schools, we see a similar mobile learning strategy being implemented with the growing use of classroom tablets.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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The rigid structures of the past are increasingly anachronistic in the fast paced world of mobile phones, the Web and pervasive computing. Students no longer passively absorb content, because they own personal digital devices, and they can use these to produce, organise, repurpose and share their own content. Education and schooling are not the same thing. Unported License.

20 strategies for learner interactions in mobile #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

Well, here is a new set of useful strategies for mobile MOOCs, I hope you like it! In my latest research I focused on the impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Impact of mobile access on learner interactions in a MOOC. List of 20 mobile related strategies to increase learner interactions in MOOCs: Design 1. 2013).

Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing

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True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced and opened up a new world of possibilities for training and education. Thailand’s government is planning to supply 13 million mobile devices to students within the same time-frame. ed tech mlearning mobile learning

Digital story of the Nativity

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Yes I know it’s June, but this is still a good video: how social media, web and mobile would’ve impacted the Nativity story – as told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon, etc: YouTube: The Digital story of the Nativity. Related posts: More “Digital Immigrant vs Digital Native” Posts.

Blooms taxonomy for a digital world, including mobile learning

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He does this in a variety of ways, but what caught my eye (Thanks to the formidable Wilfred Rubens ), was how he uses and interprets Blooms taxonomy for this digital age. In just a couple of hours time (= reading through the pdf ) I could pinpoint mobile learning inside Bloom’s framework and I could see where some defaults were located within some of the mobile cases I have co-developed.

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Global digital tribe

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To me it resembles a global digital tribe. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. The global digital tribe has many smaller sub-sets we can call clans. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones. Call it what you wish.