Virtual School Meanderings

January 20, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Ind. teachers, students praise iPads in lessons
Students and teachers at Caston Junior-Senior High School in Fulton, Ind., were given iPads this year, and the benefits are seen everywhere — from fewer copies and papers to keep track of, to improved communication and enhanced research capabilities. “It makes things a lot more efficient in the classroom,” said social studies teacher Carl Davis, who has incorporated the tablet computers into lessons on world geography using Google Earth and explores the Middle Ages with WebQuest, among other assignments. Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Ind.) (1/11)

Tablets to replace textbooks under NYC official’s plan if elected mayor
A New York City councilwoman has proposed replacing textbooks in the city’s schools with tablet computers. In announcing her plan as part of her campaign to succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the school system spends about $100 million on textbooks — enough to provide tablets for all of the city’s students. She said educators then could rely on some open-source, free material to supplement printed material in class. Daily News (New York) (1/15)

App aids in speech exercises outside of formal therapy
A new smartphone application called Fluently helps individuals with speech disorders, such as stuttering or articulation issues, practice speech exercises outside of formal therapy sessions. Developed by Tufts University junior Jack McDermott and based on his 15 years of being in speech therapy, the app provides a visual cue to help users know when they stutter or when they need to slow their speech to aid in pronunciation. BostInno (Boston) (1/14)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning, which oddly enough didn’t have any items this week.  So…

Next, the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

Getting Started in Mobile Learning | Mindflash
By Bill Cushard
In a recent post, I talked about a new feature in Mindflash that allows you to create training modules that work beautifully on the iPad. This opens up a whole.
Mindflash

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

mobile learning platform – Pearson | Always Learning
Learning Platform Provides Quality Content, Forum for Teacher Collaboration New York January 08, 2013 Pearson’s Online Learning … Continue reading → …
www.pearsoned.com/tag/mobile-learning-platform/

VIDEO: Overview of the New Mobile Learning-Friendly Absorb LMS …
We’ve just this month launched the new HTML 5 version of Absorb LMS, code named `Ninja …
absorblms.wordpress.com/…/video-overview-of-the-new-mobi…

Mobile Learning In Saudi Arabia | Upside Learning Blog
Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Saudi Arabia – Post highlights some stats.
www.upsidelearning.com/…/emergence-of-mobile-learning-fo…-

BETT NEWS: The new realities of mobile learning
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning …
www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid…

@Ignatia Webs: Join #UNESCO #mobile learning week at 18 – 22 …
From 18 – 22 February 2013 the second UNESCO mobile learning week is taking place at the UNESCO European headquarters in Paris, France. It will be a …
ignatiawebs.blogspot.com/…/join-unesco-mobile-learning-wee…

The future is mobile: Mastering mobile learning | TrainingZone.co.uk
By Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus (previously e2train) Rob Caul, CEO of learning and talent management specialist Kallidus, looks at the rise of mobile learning and …
www.trainingzone.co.uk/topic/learning…/future…/1825963

Design Guidelines to Consider for Mobile Learning
When looking to deploy elearning to mobile devices, there are two major considerations; technical and design.
info.alleninteractions.com/…/3-Design-Guidelines-to-Consider…

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