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Will Mobiles Be THE Tool of The Future?

Will Mobiles Be THE Tool of The Future?

We debate which mobile devices (e.g. PDA, ipod, mobile phone) to use for mlearning? And it is good to hear differing opinions from people like Stuart Smith and Nick Cowie on the use of mobile phones. But more importantly, we have others reflecting on whether they should be letting their students take their mobile phones out of their bags. Unfortunately, in most circumstances, if teachers want to use their student’s mobile phones for learning they will not be allowed to…

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Please Wait a Sec, Just Need to Check Training Info on My Mobile Phone?

Please Wait a Sec, Just Need to Check Training Info on My Mobile Phone?

Most of your training is in the workplace but all your work mates are busy, no-one has time to remind you what to do, and you have asked the same question too many times before. WHAT you going to do? Phone HOME or better still access the answers on your mobile phone! [Image by outlan2000] In Australia the shift in vocational training and education is away from campus based to delivery within the workplace, i.e. on-the-job training. These learners are…

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What can we do about policies that are stifling innovation in educational uses of technology?

What can we do about policies that are stifling innovation in educational uses of technology?

My final post for this week’s series on mobile technology focuses on the great challenge and barrier facing uptake of m-learning: our organisation and Government policies on the use of technologies with students. Yesterday Dianne posted this comment “All of these devices are banned under our student code of behavior, although if cellphones are turned off and out of sight, they are not confiscated” in response to my post on How are we going to effectively use the mobile devices…

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How are we going to effectively use the mobile devices in our student’s pockets?

How are we going to effectively use the mobile devices in our student’s pockets?

So far in this week’s series on mobile technology in education I have discussed: Are UMPCs Going to Convert Courses from Paper Based to Digital? Mobile Web Usage is Increasing – How Will You Use It With Students? You Need Spyglasses – Are you Serious? Barcodes, RFID and NFC technology – use in education and training explained in Sue language! With m-learning and mobile technology the choice is to either supply the mobile devices that the students use OR take…

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Mobile Web Usage is Increasing – How Will You Use It With Students?

Mobile Web Usage is Increasing – How Will You Use It With Students?

This week I will be doing a series of posts on the use of mobile technology in education. Yesterday I asked the question are UMPCs Going to Convert Courses from Paper Based to Digital? So today – I want to know how do you plan to use the Mobile Web with students?… and I will show examples of how educators are currently using it with students. What is the Mobile Web? The Mobile Web refers to accessing the Internet from…

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Are UMPCs Going to Convert Courses from Paper Based to Digital?

Are UMPCs Going to Convert Courses from Paper Based to Digital?

This week I will be doing a series of posts on the use of mobile technology in education. So being the first post – I decided to start off with probably the most thought provoking… the Ultra-Mobile PC (commonly termed UMPC)… and show you a school in the UK that has set up a wireless network to handle the 245 UMPCs they have purchased for their students. What is a UMPC? For those that have never heard of a UMPC…

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Why I use PDAs in the classroom

Why I use PDAs in the classroom

New term has begun and out come the PDAs for the students to work with (PDAs are small pocket size computers that run mobile applications like mobile Word, Excel and Internet Explorer). Always fascinating to hear their response the first time they start using them, such as “Do we get to keep them?”, “How much do they cost?”, “Surely with the fees we pay we should get to keep them?”, “I have no hope of using one of these as…

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