Lars is Learning

Have chance, will learn

Lars is Learning

EdSurge reported this great story from Ethiopia that demonstrates further the power of the motivated learner: HAVE CHANCE, WILL LEARN: Amazing preliminary results reported by One Laptop Per Child around a bold experiment happening in rural Ethiopia. education mobile learning m-learning

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#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

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Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivationIt largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. Good use was made of alternative formats and seeding conversation between groups.

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Augmenting reality - technology is going invisible

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Here's my article, just published on Trainingzone as the headline story, exploring how augmented reality and mobile technology promise to radically improve learning effectiveness. Tags: trainingzone e-learning gesture technology augmented reality kinect mobile learning performance support

Mobile learning – keep taking the tablets

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There is growing excitement with a new class of mobile device hitting the streets over the next few months – the electronic tablet. Most of the buzz is about Apple coming out with what’s dubbed the “iTablet” that essentially would be a larger screened iPhone or iPod Touch. Some enterprising people have mocked up images of what it could look like: But several other vendors are beating Apple

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Mobile Learning goes large in 2008

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Here's another sign that the barriers to anytime, anywhere learning are falling indicated in this report in the Financial Times: "After years of false dawns for operators, the use of mobile phones for web surfing is on the verge of becoming widespread in Europe and the US, and iPhone research by O2 shows the device is acting as an important catalyst for such activity."

Black Swans - Barriers to Effective Learning

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Here's an article I wrote a few weeks back for Learning Technologies magazine which has just been published. It's a fairly long post but if you make it to the end I would welcome your comments. == When unpredictable change becomes the only constant, learning on your own terms is an essential survival skill in these turbulent times, says Lars Hyland.

Tagging Reality - Enkin has huge learning potential

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Great submission for the upcoming Google Android mobile platform. The rather dense description is: "Enkin" introduces a new handheld navigation concept. It displays location-based content in a unique way that bridges the gap between reality and classic map-like representations. It combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services, and a novel user interface into an

Location based learning

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Check out the video for a feel for the service - it's especially well integrated with Google maps and a whole range of mobile phones. Jotyou is a location based messaging service for your phone. It basically allows you to send messages to friends which are received when they enter a specified geographical area. Now the main focus of the service at present is on getting messages to people to come