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Mlearning Infokit

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John Dewey, writing in the early years of the twentieth century, may not have foreseen the proliferation of 21st century ‘mobile devices’ but, in the quotation to the right, he does point out something that remains relevant: that mobile learning involves change, initiative and adaptability. Mobile learning involves change in the sense that the ability to communicate with tutors and peers, as well as access learning resources, changes what is possible in education. It takes initiative for leaders to create a vision to sustain that change and, finally, mobile learning requires adaptability by members of staff to carry out the change. This infoKit is a practical guide to thinking through the issues relating to institutional adoption of mobile learning. As with other forms of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) it is possible for mobile learning to be used in a small-scale and ad-hoc manner. Emerging Practice in a Digital Age Bee motif Related:  alisonwalker1

General Resources From 2 January 2015, Jisc brought its customer-facing teams, including Jisc infoNet, in-house. Although the variety of individual services have disappeared, our focus on practical support will remain. A nominated account manager, backed by a team of subject specialists, will operate locally to you and provide you with a fully-managed relationship, ensuring that you benefit from our full offer. Jisc’s local teams will draw upon expertise from across the organisation and will have direct access to events, training, communications and marketing, sector intelligence and subject expertise to support you on: Accessibility and inclusionTeaching, learning and assessmentTechnology and the lawOnline learning and the digital student experienceTechnology to support enterpriseResearchResearch data managementScholarly communicationsLibraries and digital resourcesStrategy and business processSystems, tools and information management Many of the infoNet resources can now be found on the Jisc website.

Professor Agnes Kukulska Hulme - People Profiles - Open University Profile Short biography Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology. She has been working in mobile learning since 2001, leading research projects investigating learning innovation in the UK and internationally. Agnes has led numerous international projects investigating innovative and emergent practices with learning technologies, recently as part of the European MOTILL project on mobile technologies in lifelong learning, the MASELTOV project on smart and personalized technologies for social inclusion, and the British Council research partnership on Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching. Within The Open University, Agnes has served in various management and leadership roles as Associate Director (Learning and Teaching) in 2011-12, Associate Director (Academic Professional Development) in 2013, Deputy Director IET 2005-7, and Co-Head of the Technology Enhanced Learning Group 2008-9. Teaching Interests Books

The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education The Augmented Web: Simplifying Augmented Reality In Education by Maria Politis, Head of Content and Community at buildAR If you spend time on twitter looking at the #augmentedreality and #edutech hashtags you will know that there is quite a lot of discussion going on about Augmented Reality, and how it can be used as an educational tool. And with good reason. The web is full of innovative examples of how Augmented Reality is used in classrooms around the world every day. The ability to overlay digital content and information onto the real world, using triggers like images and locations opens up a world of rich learning opportunities. There is a wide range of Augmented Reality applications for the classroom currently available and real, practical uses of the technology are easy to find. Misunderstanding The Complexity Yet there still seems to be a widespread belief that Augmented Reality is difficult to implement. How Does Browser-Based Augmented Reality Work? Want To Learn More?

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Professor Mike Sharples - People Profiles - Open University Profile For further information see My research concerns human-centred design of new technologies for learning. Qualifications PhD, 1984, University of Edinburgh, Thesis Title: ‘Cognition, Computers and Creative Writing’. B.Sc. Teaching Interests Teaching innovation: Pedagogy for eBooks project to promote research-led innovation within the OU, by understanding the opportunities to enhance teaching and learning processes of postgraduate students through next generation e-book technology, and examining new pedagogic practices that this emerging technology could support. Production of a series of Innovating Pedagogies reports, to inform policy makers and practitioners of innovations in higher education. Contribution to research and development of the iSpot system ( Research Interests Human-centred design and evaluation of educational technologies Mobile and contextual learning Design-based research Current Research Projects

30 Best Web 2.0 Tools Looking for the best cloud computing software for your school? What about a way to remotely store homework and other assignments? It’s time to figure out which web 2.0 tool is right for you! The following presentation contains dozens of the most popular tools being used in classrooms right now. See Also: The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You Each slide in the below presentation by Rafael Scapin contains the name, description, link, and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does. Edudemic’s Recommendations If you’re looking to try out some of these tools, here are the top 5 tools we recommend you try out (if you haven’t already). Slideshare - Get the credit and audience you deserve for your presentations! - A stellar social bookmarking service that is being used by a ton of teachers right now. PlanBoard - It’s an online lesson planner made for teachers. Evernote - Featured in Edudemic Magazine numerous times, we love all things Evernote.

The Evaluation of Next Generation Learning Technologies: the Case of Mobile Learning | John Traxler to deliver informal and life-long learning, alongside conventional structured coursesand programmes; and other components of a larger political agenda such as personalised learning, work-based learning and skills-for-life to engage with industry and commerce by delivering more training and morevocational education; to compete globally and deliver internationally to work within more and more precise quality and regulatory regimes to teach increasing numbers of students in spite of static financial resources andinadequate and ageing estate.This suggests that ‘next generation’ trials and pilots working with new learning technologies inthese environments, in our case mobile technologies, must question the efficacy of traditionalevaluation techniques and must adapt and explore more imaginative and varied evaluationapproaches. The Purposes of Evaluation There are no a priori Rigorous, meaning that conclusions must be trustworthy and transferable Efficient, in terms of cost, effort, time

23 Resources 4 PLNs Part of the Cool Sites series For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs. A community raises a child! Below are several resources I have collected about the history of PLNs, how to build a PLN, and the tools needed to build a PLN. We Connect Wiki- This wiki is full of videos, Wallwishers, Wikipedia articles, and more that help educators find the resources to build a PLN. Wikipedia article about PLNs- This article explains the history and theory behind PLNs. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age by George Siemens- Siemens is noted as one of the forerunners behind the PLN movement. Why Do We Connect? Challenge:

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts November 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss The image you choose can make or break your social media updates, blog posts and other content. But, finding the right picture to accompany your post can be challenging. Not only do you need to find one that complements your post and grabs readers’ attention, but you also have to make sure you are free to share the pic. When you know where to look, you can find professional, attractive photos that are free for you to use. Why We Love It: Every 10 days, Unsplash releases 10 new, high-resolution photos that you can use in any way you want. Searches and Downloads: There is no search feature, so you’ll have to browse to find the photo you want, but you can subscribe and have the 10 new pics emailed to you each week. Images at Pixabay are published under Creative Commons Public Domain deed CC0, so you can use and modify them without asking permission or paying attribution, even on social media. There is no search feature. Related September 25, 2014 In "Blogging"

How to Create a PLN What Is A PLN? Through the use of my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) , I came across several great examples that both define what a PLN is, and explain the value of creating one for yourself. According to a wikispace about creating PLNs, “Personal Learning Networks are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to: 1) set their own learning goals 2) manage their learning; managing both content and process 3) communicate with others in the process of learning and thereby achieve learning goals Simply put: A PLN is a system for lifelong learning. ” Why Start Your PLN Now? Teachers in our district, especially freshmen teachers, have a ton on their plates this year. Here are some ways that educators are using their PLNs: 10 Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Personal Learning Network Social Networking – Keeping up with personal, more social contacts like friends, family, and former students (Facebook, Google+) Resources

HEAT The Jisc TechDis HEAT Scheme funded over 80 projects designed to uncover or develop an aspect of accessible or inclusive practice. Staff involved in delivering Higher Education were invited to bid for items of technology to run small projects up to one year in duration, using them innovatively to develop or uncover an aspect of inclusive practice in their everyday activities - not all were involved in teaching- sometimes explicitly to benefit students or staff with particular impairments, sometimes implicitly in developing a use of technology which is by nature more inclusive than the previous, often non-technological method. The advantage of small scale funding is that it can be highly targeted and the administration and auditing burden is much lower than in large projects. Success comes quickly. The projects have been subdivided into categories to make it easier to find projects of interest: Related Resources HEAT at the Higher Education Academy Conference 2009