Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore.

7 mobile learning myths no educator should believe

eSchool News

Two researchers discuss myths associated with mobile adoption and use. By now, educators are familiar with the term mobile learning — or mLearning — having experienced its rush in classroom popularity starting as early as 2000.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I recently learned about Pocket Points , an app that educators are using to promote better decision-making amongst students with the goal of keeping them off their phones when not being used to achieve learning outcomes associated with the class.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. Powerful learning devices.

Company provides a Windows desktop on Chromebooks

eSchool News

K-12 schools are Chromebooks, and now NComputing Chromebooks – with the vSpace client – provides easy, multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications. IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning News

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination. For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Learn more in this article.

4 Things That Can Turn Students into Authors and Self-Publishers

Brilliant or Insane

The process involved writing sample chapters, book proposals, contacting agents, submitting to publishing companies, and facing constant rejection. But things are a little different now, thanks to companies like […]. Mobile Learning Strategy eBooks kindle self-publishing

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Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

In its promotional materials, the company references a Gallup State of America’s Schools report that found nearly half of all K-12 teachers reported daily stress. Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) recently partnered with the company behind the app to help faculty reduce stress.

The demise of the full-time MBA

The Christensen Institute

Many companies—the customers of the MBA’s student product—have increasingly been shut out, as they are unable or unwilling to recruit at campuses where they have had to pay starting salaries high enough that could allow students to pay back their loans for such an expensive program. That created nonconsumers—companies—looking for other management education solutions.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The philosophy is simple but significant: every student deserves the opportunity to learn computer science. Anyone can learn the basics of computer science in a fun and easy way!

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

While the benefits of technology in the classroom seem straightforward, it’s important to remember that the core goal of all digital and blended learning programs is to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Mobile Learning

5 questions schools should be asking about student screen addiction

eSchool News

They have told us that tech companies have a deep understanding of the mechanisms of screen addiction, and that they use this understanding to make apps super-addictive. Featured on eSchool News Mobile Learning Opinion

Remind101 - A Safe Message System for Teachers

The Mobile Native

Now co-founders of one of the leading companies in mobile education, the Kopf brothers have found how truly impactful their product can be in the lives of educators. Learn more on their website: https://www.remind101.com/. Mobile Learning Texting

Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy

eSchool News

Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the internet company’s Chrome operating system. “Our services enable students everywhere to learn and keep their information private and secure,” Google said in a statement.

30hands Learning

Technology Tidbits

30hands Learning is a company I''ve blogged about many times for their spectacular free mobile iOS app for digital storytelling/presentations. However, they also have a fantastic LMS (Learning Management System) that is an online community for educators and students.

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Courses, or learning episodes?

Learning with 'e's

During a recent Learning Pool Live event in London, I posted the following message on Twitter: Move away from courses, towards events, experiences, challenges. We were discussing a range of digital provisions for learning and development in the corporate world.

Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills. gave its 500 7-12th graders the option to stay home as part of a planned virtual learning day. There also are a lot of companies that give employees the chance to work from home.”

"M" Stands for Memorable #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Unfortunately, the same year, the company that made them decided to stop manufacturing them. That year we allowed the students to extend their learning outside of the classroom by taking their devices home. They were more than excited to share this learning beyond the school setting.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. According to the company, this includes more than 5,000 videos, images, websites and games “reviewed and approved by LeapFrog learning experts.”

Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate

eSchool News

The largest, Idaho Virtual Academy, uses a curriculum developed by a national, for-profit education company and targets the general population. McClatchy Mobile Learning Networking & Broadband News Top News charter charter schools districts Education failure graduation graduation rate graduation rates help high school high school graduation rate high schools leaders news school

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0

Lenovo’s big updates to laptop and tablet lines

eSchool News

Additional updates to the company’s ideapad line of laptops, including speed and reduced weight, were also announced. IT Management IT Newsletter Mobile Learning laptop Lenovo tablet thinkpadNew updates include faster speeds and thin devices.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning.

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The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

No - I'm just one more person who wants to know what might influence my professional life and my students' learning over the next year or two. You have been working in learning technology for over 35 years. Does the evolution of learning still hold surprises for you?

Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! However, 95 percent have mobile phones. Mobile learning just makes sense for these learners, if for no other reason than providing access. Before my company Cell-Ed sent its first emoji four years ago, and still today, I am asked, “Does mobile learning work?” Research tells us how adults learn.

Why Your Community Makes a Difference

Digital Promise

Building on their first adult learning XPrize that asked edtech companies to create high-quality mobile learning apps for adults, the Communities Competition is now challenging organizations to design ways to use the power of the community to get these apps into the hands of adults.

Creating a mobile phone website

Nik Peachey

With the growth in interest in mobile and handheld learning, I thought I’d investigate one of the many new Web 2.0 type start ups that are offering free (at the moment at least) services for setting up websites and web based communities to be accessed on mobile phones and other mobile devices. On the home page of their website the company claims that, “Winksite makes it easy to publish mobile websites and communities that can be viewed worldwide on any phone.”

3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

Students were excited about learning. “What you find out very quickly as teachers is not just the power of using technology in the classroom, but the power to extend learning, to carry it beyond just the school day,” says Brian Nicol, communications coordinator and, until recently, a teacher at the Wisconsin school district. In December, the district won a $15,000 grant from Cellcom, a local cellphone company.

The power of ed-tech in the developing world

Neo LMS

We focus a lot on the K-12 system of the United States in our blog , and I thought it would be fun and interesting to explore how countries in the developing world are facing their specific educational challenges with blended learning models. Zaya Learning Labs. E-learning

Trashbots: How Some Students Are Helping Educate the World in Robotics

techlearning

For more information about their company, I asked co-founder Rohit Srinivasan to give me an overview on his company’s philosophy and mission: Trashbots is a low-cost robotics kit with an artistic twist. Learn Coding, Robot Maintenance with Cozmo ] Here’s where you come in.

Accelerating Change in Adult Education

Digital Promise

Patti is the Director of Adult Learning Initiatives at Digital Promise and has over 20 years experience developing products for adults. The program is 10 months old and immensely popular as these moms learn to use many of the same digital tools their kids are using in school.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Virtual Ways to Learn During ISTE.

Here Are the 10 Michelson Runway Startups Vying For Future Funders

Edsurge

But the latest cohort at Michelson Runway, an startup accelerator geared towards higher-ed companies, highlights a broader approach to innovation in education. Now in its third year, MIchelson Runway offers early-stage education companies $25,000-100,000 in investment, along with legal advice, product feedback and opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs and potential funders. The company is asking for $10 million by October 2018.

Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Osmosis is a web- and mobile-learning platform designed to help medical students and allied health professionals organize, absorb, and apply the knowledge they will need as clinicians.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun.

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Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. About Company. Company website: [link].

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The 32 million disruptive adult learning opportunity

The Christensen Institute

These two factors are part of what makes the market for helping adults learn basic skills or develop workforce skills so intriguing. So, I think, there is more room for innovation and for small companies to do well and to be heard.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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