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Learning Services have been awarded a Mobile Innovation Award as part of the 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award programme. This exciting achievement recognises the impressive growth of mobile enhanced provision and practice at Edge Hill University and specifically, Learning Services’ strategic approach to supporting all staff and students to embrace the educational affordances of mobile technology. In September 2011, evidence of increasing mobile device ownership and student feedback about the potential of mobile technology led the university to invest in the Blackboard Mobile Learn app and our journey to mobility began!
Whether you call it BYOT or BYOD (technology vs device), it’s clear that as people become more attached to their mobile devices and as mobile devices become more customized and an extension of their owners, more schools and employers are permitting and even encouraging students and employees to bring their own devices to work. Devices may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. As a result, many educators are scrambling to get a handle on the issues surrounding the “bring your own device” trend.
Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom.
More middle- and secondary-school teachers are using digital tools in their classrooms and professional lives, a new report says.
Course materials can be downloaded on to mobile devices and accessed by students wherever they are. Photograph: Mike Harrington/Lifesize
This is Sartre. This is me scratching an itch. Although there are plenty of statistics that suggest people have scanned QR codes out and about, used Blippar watching television and Aurasma whilst reading their sportsday match programmes, I’m a bit of a sceptic.
Mobile technology is making explosive growth into our schools and classrooms.There is now a growing trend towards taking advantage of mobile devices to inspire learning and promote students engagement, but the problem is that school districts can not cover the costs of these devices and to provide every student with a gadget would be out of their affordability particularly with the shrinking budgets being allocated for high tech materials.However, several initiatives have been taken to counter this financial block facing the implementation of mobile technology in classroom and one of these initiatives is called BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device). BYOD is all about students bringing their Mobile gadgets from home ( like smartphones, tablets. laptops etc ) and use them for educational purposes inside the classroom.
From EdFutures Models of ICT provision | Desktop provision | Mobile loan | 1:1 | BYOD | BYOT Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) refers to learners being able to bring any mobile computing device in to school and connect it to the school network, without having to register the device in advance.
L’UNESCO lance la deuxième Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade (MLW).
The eighth e-learning symposium will be held on 24th and 25th January 2013. This conference is organized by the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS) at the University of Southampton who are our partners on the REFLESS project. As the organisers have put it: “the aim of the symposium is to seek to bridge the gap between the ‘techie’ and the teacher, giving educators ideas to help them integrate e-learning into their practice but also to inspire them to see where the online future could lead.”
Mobile Learning and the Future of Learning: An HETL Interview with Dr. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme | Higher Education Teaching and Learning PortalHETL Note: Dr. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme has written and edited several books on mobile learning, among them, Mobile learning: A handbook for educators and trainers , Routledge , 2005 (co-edited with John Traxler), and Researching mobile learning: frameworks, tools and research designs, Peter Lang , 2009 (co-edited with Giasemi Vavoula and Norbert Pachler).
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John Medina reveals in his book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School that the initial stage of learning – the encoding stage – is the most critical step in the acquisition of knowledge attainment.
Last week we established a few baseline expectations of the benefits of a mobile learning strategy.
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