Virtual School Meanderings

February 24, 2013

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the eSchool News’ Top News of the Day.

Texas district sees boost in elementary reading after rolling out iPads Texas district sees boost in elementary reading after rolling out iPads
Instructors in the McAllen, Texas, school district see iPads as a tool to boost reading rates among younger students and say they’ve already seen a difference in the first months since the tablets were introduced. [ Read More ]

Next, the ASCD SmartBrief.

Online math program adds up to fun for N.C. students
Davidson County schools in North Carolina have adopted an online math portal — called First in Math — where K-8 students can interact and compete with peers. High scorers receive recognition each month. “I’m very proud of them. The students enjoy it,” said principal Dan Shamblen. “It’s engaging. They see immediate feedback. It’s more in line with the curriculum.” The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.) (2/18)

Similarly, SmartBrief on EdTech.

Mobile app pairs students with prospective careers
A mobile application allows college students to quickly flip through various personality questions to help them determine possible career paths after graduation. Compass Lite, developed by Baltimore-based Web development company Woofound, matches students with potential careers based on their answers and provides extra information such as salary and employment prospects. Education Week/College Bound blog (2/19)

Also Education Week’s Digital Directions.

E-Learning

Tablets, Smartphones Change Reading Instruction
The number of games, apps, and software to help students learn to read and increase their literacy skills is growing fast, and the tools themselves are becoming more interactive and animated.

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

Nokia helping UNESCO’s drive for mobile learning
Nokia Conversations
Mobile Learning Week 2013 gets underway today, which is an initiative organised by UNESCO and supported by Nokia that explores how mobile devices can contribute to literacy and education. With more than six billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and …
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Singapore schools to adopt Chinese mobile learning tool
FutureGov Magazine
Singapore primary schools will next year adopt a Chinese language mobile teaching and learning tool to enhance lessons, language proficiency, and deliver new learning experiences for students.
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Bring Your Own Device and the next generation of learning
TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)
Returning back from the 2013 Learning Technologies show, it was clear that there were two main themes dominating this year’s event: First, the appetite for learning using mobile devices – and second, the need to support a diverse range of learning …
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Army team sets a standard for developing mobile learning apps
GCN.com
Mobile Learning — or mLearning, as it’s being called — is starting to show up on the radar of many government agencies. IT departments are fielding requests to build a mobile app for many of the training and information-delivery applications their …
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NOKIA OYJ : Nokia helping UNESCO’s drive for mobile learning
4-traders (press release)
Mobile Learning Week 2013 is an initiative organised by UNESCO and supported by Nokia that explores how mobile devices can contribute to literacy and education. With more than six billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and twice as many people …
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DynEd® Mobile English Attracts Attention of Emerging Nations at UNESCO …
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
DynEd® launches a new model for mobile English learning, short English lessons delivered as a combination of daily audio and SMS text messages. The unique feature of this series is the text files, branded Teach2Learn™, that enhance learning with …
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For the third or fourth week in a row there were no items in the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.  So finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning | M-Learning | Dell
Whether emailing a teacher or doing research for a school project, today’s tech- savvy students use mobile computing devices to pursue learning. Likewise …
www.dell.com/…/k-12-solutions-featured-solutions-mobile-lea…

MOBILE LEARNING CENTER
Mobile-learning-center-web. Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) Director Theresa Mundita Lim inspects educational materials contained in the …
www.denr.gov.ph/news…/1207-mobile-learning-center.html

Mobile Learning Week 2013 kicks off, Nokia lending a helping hand …
Mobile Learning Week 2013 is kicking off today. The initiative is organised by UNESCO, supported by Nokia and actively explores how mobile devices can …
www.wpcentral.com/mobile-learning-week-2013-kicks-nokia-…

Expanding the Classroom with Mobile Learning | Cornell IT News
This overview of options and considerations for mobile learning is provided by Academic Technologies. Academic Technologies can help faculty identify and …
itnews.cornell.edu/…/expanding-the-classroom-with-mobile-le…

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning …
Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017,” which included …
rjacquez.com/learning-designers-have-3-choices-regarding-m…

A Collaborative and Mobile Learning Environment at Milpitas USD …
A Collaborative and Mobile Learning Environment at Milpitas USD. February 19, 2013. Posted …
www.meraki.com/…/a-collaborative-and-mobile-learning-envi…

Mobile Learning in South Africa: “Ai Shakespear rocks!” | United …
Mobile Learning in South Africa: “Ai Shakespear rocks!” Photo by Steven Vosloo – Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0. User testing Yoza.mobi with Students for …
www.unesco.org/…/mobile-learning-in-south-africa-ai-shakesp…

Mobile learning: Increased personalization? – Elearning blog …
By Margot Cook, Skillsoft Learning Strategist and Program Manager I was amazed this morning as I watched my 5-year old daughter use my Apple® iPhone®.
blogs.skillsoft.com/…/mobile-learning-increased-personalizatio…

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