Virtual School Meanderings

December 9, 2012

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs

Beginning with the SmartBrief for EdTech.

Innovative classroom lessons just one scanned code away
Bringing QR codes into the classroom can be engaging for students, says Tim Dwyer, of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Dwyer, in a presentation at the recent ACTE CareerTech VISION 2012 conference, described how students in his automotive course produce videos describing how certain car parts operate. The videos are assigned QR codes, and students in other classes use smartphones to scan the codes and watch the videos, writes SmartBrief senior education editor Melissa Greenwood in this blog post. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (11/30)

District purchases classroom sound systems, iPads
A Massachusetts school district has used a $100,000 grant to install high-tech sound systems in two schools, which allows students and teachers to better hear each other in the classroom. The sound systems, which were piloted last year, include speakers and microphones. The district also used a portion of the grant to provide iPads for some first-grade students, as well as high-school students. (Mass.) (12/4)

Why all students may not need tablets
In this blog post, journalist Swati Prasad suggests that while there have been widespread efforts to introduce tablet computers in India’s classrooms, the students in village schools — not cities — will benefit most from the technology. She finds that while there are drawbacks to using the devices in more connected schools in India’s cities, tablets offer more opportunities and resources for students in rural villages. ZDNet (Asia)/Inside India blog (12/7)

Why migrating to BYOD is a team effort
More than two-thirds of workers in Europe and North America pick the mobile devices they use on the job, research shows, but enterprises planning to institute bring-your-own-device policies need to think beyond the simple logistics of making that possible, experts say. According to Forrester analyst Michele Pelino, transitioning to a bring-your-own-device plan requires close collaboration between infrastructure and operations teams and line-of-business decision makers, as well as a long-term plan that details desired goals and outcomes. InformationWeek (12/5)

Back to the regular Google News alert for mobile learning.

ExpertusONE™ Cloud LMS Offers Market’s First No Compromise Mobile …
Sacramento Bee
3, 2012 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Expertus , a premier provider of next-gen, cloud-based learning systems and strategies, announced today ExpertusONE Mobile − the market’s first zero compromise, highly scalable and secure mobile learning application.
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Feed your mind at History Museum of Mobile
(History Museum of Mobile for The Press-Register). MOBILE, Alabama–On Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m., bring a sack lunch, enjoy free beverages and soak up some smarts at The History Museum of Mobile’s “Learning Lunch.” There is no cost to attend.
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Mobile in Action: CourseAvenue Announces Mobile Learning Development …
International Business Times (press release)
While there is so much attention focused on the challenges of mobile learning, this workshop will offer participants a tangible experience with a true mobile learning solution, tested and proven with the participants’ very own content. Throughout the …
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Next, the Google Blog alert for mobile learning.

Mobile Learning Event Videos Available Online | UPDATE
By Kathleen Tuck
In the summer of 2012, 34 Boise State faculty had the opportunity to attend a weeklong Teaching and Learning in a Mobile Environment Summer Institute. In September 2012, a one-day B Mobile: Exploring Mobile Learning event was held at …

Finally, the Google Web alert for mobile learning.

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS – Learning TRENDS – 757 – Mobile …
757 – Mobile Learning Trends Results, Learning 2012 Video Segments · Video in Learning Invitation · 756 – Stay Safe and Watch for Content Mode Shifts · 754 ……/757-mobile-learning-trends-results-learni…

Mobile Learning Programs @ Algonquin College – YouTube
Jared on “What it means to be in a Mobile Learning Program at Algonquin College”.

ExpertusONE™ Cloud LMS Offers Market’s First No Compromise …
3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Expertus , a premier provider of next-gen, cloud- based learning systems and strategies, announced today ExpertusONE Mobile ……/

CG21632Creating Mobile Learning That Works – TATA Interactive Systems
Given the rate at which mobile technology is currently growing, designers of training can no longer afford to explore m-learning as an after-thought. However, the ……/creating-mobile-learning-that-work…

Are You Ready for Mobile Learning? – ISTE Community housead&utm_medium=rectanglehousead&utm_campaign= ……/are-you-ready-for-mobile-learnin…

Mobile in Action: CourseAvenue Announces Mobile Learning …
CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CourseAvenue, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the Mobile Learning Development Workshop series.…/mobile-in-action-courseavenue-anno…

Mitigating the Risk of Mobile Learning by the Connection to …
Creating mobile tools just for the sake of flexing your creative muscles can lead to flashy products that lack real training impact, and most importantly can ……/mitigating-the-risk-of-mobile-learnin…

Voxy mobile learning infographic excerpt » Bottom Line Performance
Voxy mobile learning infographic excerpt. Published November 29, 2012 at 600 × 662 in This Week on #TalkTech: Infographics for eLearning, When ……/screen-shot-2012-11-29-…

Mobile Learning for the 21st Century Student
In the 1980s it was personal computers. In the 1990s, it was the Internet. In the 2000s, it was social networking. Now it’s mobile devices. You see one in most ……/catch-them-if-you-can…students-lear…

Le mobile learning n’est pas du e-learning
La 11e édition des rencontres du e-learning et de la formation mixte s est déroulée les 4 et 5 décembre derniers L occasion pour Xavier Voilquin e- learning ……/le-mobile-learning-nest-pas-du-e-learnin…

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