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Reinventing learning spaces

Learning with e's

Phone charging station at Stratford Shopping Centre, London I have written extensively about education spaces, architectures for learning , and personal learning environments. elaborated on these ideas in my recent book Learning with ''e''s like this: If the design of a space is wrong, learning can be constrained or even stifled. Reference Wheeler, S.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Mobile demands quick, simple and easy-to-use.

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. You can download the 258 page book here.

Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

Bottom-Line Performance

Mayra Aixa Villar. I had the opportunity to interview Mayra Aixa Villar , instructional designer and thought leader in the mobile learning space. Mayra has authored articles for ASTD and Learning Solutions Magazine and writes frequently on her personal blog. How did you get started in instructional design, and what sparked your interest in mobile?

How to Use Augmented Reality for Technology Based Learning

Origin Learning

Technology acts funny at times. On the other hand, cutting edge graphics and 3D technology make it possible to create life like, real environments! That being said for the humor, let’s explore how augmented reality can be used for technology based learning, such as e-learning and m-learning. can benefit from augmented reality programs. Like our post ?

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. During this period we’ve tried several things; experimented a lot; and in the process have built a good understanding and capability in the mobile learning space. What is Mobile Learning.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? Over the last three years there have been various predictions , ranging from pessimistic to optimistic about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning.

Free Book on Mobile Learning Research #mLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Inge Ignatia de Waard for pointing this out, this free ebook (well, PDF edition that looks like a book) on global mobile learning has some interesting research. The highlights for me include subjects and research like: State of Mobile Learning Around the World. Mobile Learning in International Development .

Reading: “Pupil perspectives on using mobile devices for learning”

Dont Waste Your Time

The advance of mobile devices into our everyday lives continues, and doesn’t look to falter any time soon (if at all). As educators and facilitators we talk and plan and design and write about implementing and using these devices (phones, tablets, etc.) as either part of the learning process or as an ancillary device, something additional, to where we want the learning to take place.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance. Where do students plug their laptops and mobile phones into when they need to recharge their batteries?

#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!

Ignatia Webs

For those interested in adding to the creation of a mobile instructional design model. As a growing number of mobile innovations become available in the learning space, education and training technology thought leaders are now interested in how to effectively design for a variety of mobile learning scenarios. this is your chance!

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

It's difficult to see much beyond the end of the year, so trying to predict what technologies we might see in schools by 2020 is like staring into a very strong spotlight. We don't know what informal personal technologies will look like in 2020. But teachers and education leaders are beginning to realise that there is a huge untapped potential in today's personal technologies.

Mobile Learning in India

Upside Learning

They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. In India, the mobile phone has revolutionized communication and India is now one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phone services, with growing usage and increasing penetration.

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

This resource from Vicki Davis – “A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom” on Edutopia is a good starting point for planning the inclusion of social media in learning spaces. Vicki closes by saying something very similar to what I submitted to the Mobile Learning – “Improving Learning with Mobile Technology” eBook: “Social media is here.

The Importance of Learning Technologies

CLO Magazine

Technology is essential to run learning like a business. While small organizations (less than 50 employees) may get by without technology, medium and large organizations depend on it for both efficiency and effectiveness. Here the first learning technology an organization needs is a good learning management system (LMS). I am still surprised by the number of organizations without one or with systems that fall far short of meeting their needs. Used in this way, portal technology increases the efficiency of the LMS.

The Learning Experience as a Mobile Endeavor

CLO Magazine

I often ask my parents what college — and, therefore, learning — was like before the Internet came to be. Point being, my entire adult learning experience has revolved around learning through technology. Much of what I know about learning today (I am 24 years old) is filtered through the use of e-learning, or learning technologies. So when I sat down to chat with my younger sister, who started her freshman year of college a few weeks ago, I was astonished to find the progress that’s been made — particularly in the mobile learning space.

ET and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Well, if you thought that was what I was referring to, then you have the wrong blog – I think the movies section is somewhere over there — ET in this case refers to emerging technology.  Emerging technology that has I believe the potential to do wonders in the e-learning space.  We have all been witnesses to emerging technology in just the past couple of years.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Unported License.

Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal

Ignatia Webs

There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). learning's, in Particular the iPad’s Potentials in Education (György Molnár Dr.) [link] jim/article/view/2398 [link] ijim.v7i1.2398. mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearningGreat news!

Talking tech

Learning with e's

Here it is: Do teachers have a choice about whether to engage with technology? Technology is already so embedded in the fabric of schools, it''s probably unavoidable now. Technology offers us unprecedented opportunities to transform education. The question is not whether teachers should engage with technology, but how. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?

SHIFT eLearning

There is no question about it: now is the time to embrace mobile learning. Mobile learning, or mLearning , is a rapidly growing area for training and development departments in organizations of all industries. With the amount of mobile devices exceeding 7 billion (the world’s current population), mobile technology has provided companies with the opportunity to reach employees in new and striking ways. It''s about understanding how to use everyday life situations for learning. People can learn when normally it will be not possible.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!

A growing divide?

Learning with e's

In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. The first, he describes as "A move to opening up learning, making it more accessible and flexible. The classroom is no longer the unique centre of learning, based on information delivery through a lecture." And yet, with the advent of mobile technology, learning can now take place any where, and at any time.

Redefining learning spaces

Learning with e's

Next year we will be under the banner of 'Crossing Boundaries: Redefining Learning Space'. We will focus on new practices, new technologies, new environments and new learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Tags: e-learning learning spaces Plymouth e-Learning Conference

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy

Dawn of Learning

The topic of conversation was this idea of going mobile with your learning; a hot topic in the learning space no doubt. They touched on the concept that learning expectations have shifted with all of the new technology, which has caused change among those who are initially developing the content. Furthermore, while social media monitoring and exploring, I am seeing an increase in not only speculation of that point, but a firm belief from others in the industry that there IS a shift happening in todays learning market. Social and mobile converge.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

These people, who I’ve built my Personal Learning Network (PLN) around, have made me laugh, cry, think, reflect, criticise, critique, avoid, seek out, and generally strive to know more about myself. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. links to videos.

A quiet invasion

Learning with e's

In others it is rare or unlikely, because mobile phones are banned in some schools and colleges. They will ask whether this a trivialisation of their content, or an undesirable development that leads to superficial learning. Alternatively they can celebrate that learners are adept enough at using their personal technologies to make learning easier and more productive for themselves.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. know its in the buzz phase, but every day new apps are being developed and launched in the commercial space. If emerging technology has taught us anything, it is only a matter of time until it bounces into our space.

The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew

Ignatia Webs

On many occasions these reports are linked to educational technology or trends, which is great when you are interested in training/education with innovative technologies. Ranging from full online learning as the key factor to high prized face-to-face, old school appreciated learning. The same can of course be said about the mobile web. more hybrid world is likely.

Real Mobile Learning: Are Smartphone Printers Worth the Investment?

eLearningMind

When learners are already acquainted with the technology they’ll use to access information, it reduces prep time so everyone can jump straight into learning. But while most of your learners will have access to their own smartphones and tablets, mobile printers might be a different story. Mobile Printing Applications. Portability and Quality.

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Learning Tech Rock n Roll.

eLearning 24-7

Do you envision or better yet salivate at the thought that Oculus Rift is coming to your training department soon?  Do you wish that there was learning tech that you could lighten up the whole e-learning experience? Wondering what is the next evolution of social in the e-learning space – guess, what I’ll tell you and how it will start off as a slow ride but eventually make you scream “I can’t drive 55!” You bet – but not from a fee standpoint, rather an added value to the mobile options itself. Learning 24/7. See me?

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Learning Tech Rock n Roll.

eLearning 24-7

Do you envision or better yet salivate at the thought that Oculus Rift is coming to your training department soon?  Do you wish that there was learning tech that you could lighten up the whole e-learning experience? Wondering what is the next evolution of social in the e-learning space – guess, what I’ll tell you and how it will start off as a slow ride but eventually make you scream “I can’t drive 55!” You bet – but not from a fee standpoint, rather an added value to the mobile options itself. Learning 24/7. See me?

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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online. Mobile Technologies. The Future of Learning Design.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0

FocusOn Learning 2016 Presents “Microlearning: The Ideal Partner for Mobile”

mLevel

Delivering mobile learning presents a challenge to any organization, given the smaller form factor and the fact that learners don’t want to stare at their screens for extended periods of time. breaking information into bite-sized chunks) is the ideal partner for mobile. Event: FocusOn Learning 2016. Location: Learning Stage – Strategic Solutions at the JW Marriott Austin. For the past 20 years, Jordan has been delivering and educating corporations on disruptive technologies, witnessing firsthand the engagement challenge that companies face today.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

G-Cube

The dynamics of e-Learning Industry have recently witnessed swift changes due to emergence of new technologies in recent past. Emerging Platforms -  Pressure on e-Learning Development. Unfortunately, the supply of competent manpower always lags behind the pace of the new technology adoption, and such is the case with e-Learning technologies as well.

False frontiers

Learning with e's

In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ). There are other spaces to use.

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Designs on eLearning #DEL12: The printer, the book, and the cloud

Dont Waste Your Time

With presentation on a mixture of eLearning techniques based around the inclusion on cloud technologies, the delegates can listen to experienced innovators to gain knowledge of (good) practice and experience from those utilising different aspects of technology in their teaching and learning. Related posts: Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning.

5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing.  Be it a traditional LMS offering, new software-as-a-service tools or the newer MOOC platforms , the list seems to grow larger every day. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. million students have greatly benefited from distance learning.

Elearning Review of the Year 2015

Sponge UK

January Learning Technologies The largest L&D show in Europe returned for its 18 th year, busier than ever with more than 7,500 visitors, 150 free seminars, 250 exhibitors and two packed exhibition halls at London’s Olympia. The scale of the event highlighted the growing interest in how to best utilise technology to modernise learning in the workplace. July #Blimage!

Increasing LMS adoption: Does the User Interface make a difference?

G-Cube

With increasing training and knowledge needs within an organization, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a part of the training structure in every workplace. With changing technology and more importantly, changing learner needs, LMSs too are now evolving to increase their scope and impact on workplace learning. personalized way of learning is thus a priority for them.

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The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

Tale of Two Keynotes We live in tumultuous times where change is constant and disruptive and where technologies are increasingly pervasive throughout society. Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. My main recommendation however, was one grounded in the technology mediated learning approach.

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M-Learning Message Home

eLearning 24-7

Anyway, ET always talked about phoning home and since we know the technology back then was either a rotary or the new touch tone (unless you were super rich and had a cell phone bag like thing) he was limited in his options. He faced a similar challenge we in the e-learning world suffer from today – not enough information on the mobile frontier. Except our space isn’t the universe, rather learning. Mobile to Me is not necessarily M-Learning to you (from the vendors’ perspective). We Support Mobile. Learning 24/7.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

Everything is saved online. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. Vendors who are already in the SaaS only space, should continue to offer features that maximize its power. Mobile Learning. Let’s see – what is the fastest e-learning subset ever to garner audience interest for all solutions? Hmm, oh yeah mobile learning. It has blown past social learning, and continues to roll. Learning 24/7. Apple.