Yoda: Mobile Learning (M-Learning) the Future + InfoGraphic

Categories: Access,Education
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Why Care About M-Learning?

Justic Ferriman+

LearnDash, 27 March 2014

Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner.

In fact, today if there is a learning management system (or courses) that do not perform on mobile devices, it is borderline in-excusable. In five years time, it will be flat-out archaic.

The infographic below (originally created by Upside Learning) presents some very compelling facts about the shift to mobile learning in the workplace, and the opportunity that is there for organizations that take action.

The section of the infographic that rang true for me were the points around the way work is changing – particularly in reference to no office, device freedom, and the desire for greater flexibility on the job.

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Apr 5

Berto Jongman: Federico Pistono on Learn Anything Anywhere [Grossly Over-Sold But Provided for Information]

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

IEET contributor, Federico Pistono discuses a project him and an international team are working on that will allow anyone, anywhere access to information in all languages, cultures, and economic situations ON VIDEO. Home page: esplori.net

BOOK: Robots Will Steal Your Job But That’s OK: How to Survive Economic Collapse and Be Happy (2014)

BOTTOM LINE: They make software tools available for individuals to create specific small video learning modules suitable for hand-held learning. This is NOT a concept for a global brain or a distributed diaspora of volunteers.

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Apr 5

Stephen E. Arnold: OpenText Innovates In File Sync And Share

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

OpenText Innovates In File Sync And Share

OpenText announces its new product: OpenText Tempo. The new file sharing collaboration platform is highlighted in the press release, “Social Collaboration Combined With Secure Files Sync and Share: Introducing OpenText Tempo.” OpenText describes Tempo as a project that required teamwork from all over the world.

OpenText Tempo will be able to:

“…provides an engaging user experience that combines the convenience of secure file sync and share with social collaboration and seamless integration to Content Server. It connects people with each other and with their content in a secure, compliant environment that enables open dialogues to take place, extending the value of content through the process of collaboration.”

It is the company’s first EIM application with integration for other products, including Tempo Note, Tempo Social, and Tempo Box. OpenText also says it improves Web site management, web experience management, and portal applications.

It is a commercially secure file sharing and social platform. Will Dropbox and other free services be able to something similar on at an appealing price point?

Whitney Grace, March 01, 2014
Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Augmentext

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Mar 1

Danielle Villegas: Social, Digital, Mobile 2014

Categories: Education
Danielle Villegas

Danielle Villegas

Global Digital Statistics 2013

VIDEO

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Jan 25

Jean Lievens: Seven Job Creation Strategies for Open Cities

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Seven Job Creation Strategies for Shareable Cities

The sharing economy offers enormous potential to create jobs. Sharing leverages a wide variety of resources and lowers barriers to starting small businesses.

Cities can lower the cost of starting businesses by supporting innovations like shared workspaces, shared commercial kitchens, community-financed start-ups, community-owned commercial centers, and spaces for “pop-up” businesses.

Read full article — list, comments, examples.

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Dec 26

Robin Good: What Is Curation and Why It’s Important

Categories: Education
Robin Good

Robin Good

What Is Curation and Why It’s Important for Learning and Work: A Basic Introduction

Martin Couzins and Sam Burrogh introduce in simple words the importance of curation and its relationship with their story and work. How do we get to the information that is really useful? How do we get to it quickly? A good introduction for beginners. 7/10 Original video Check also the related article.

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Aug 23

Jean Lievens: Noam Chomsky on Education

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.

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Aug 15

Tom Atlee: Surveillance and parasitism harm society’s collective intelligence

Tom Atlee

Tom Atlee

Surveillance and parasitism harm society’s collective intelligence

What this post is about:  Society’s collective intelligence needs to be able to see clearly what’s going on and take action about it.  Both NSA surveillance and corporate suppression of activism interfere with that vital dynamic.  This post clarifies what’s going on in these dynamics and suggests strategies to counter them and increase society’s collective intelligence.

Any healthy living system will try to weed out challenges that threaten its functioning. That’s what immune systems do: they preserve business-as-usual in a body.

But this natural maintenance activity of a system can be counterproductive:
(a) when changing circumstances demand adaptive responses, when the system NEEDS to change its business-as-usual – and
(b) when the system has been parasitized by something that is using it for the parasite’s own purposes at the larger system’s expense.

Entire post below the line, with links.

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Aug 11

Mini-Me: Give Every Afghan a Radio? Or Give Every Afghan OpenBTS with a Radio App? + OpenBTS Meta-RECAP

Who?  Mini-Me?

Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

Overheard in the World Cafe:

Speaker A:  My friend is creating a wide-area radio network for Afghanistan.

Speaker B:  Afghanistan has no infrastructure — including radio stations.  Although radio is popular, it is mostly shortwave, with a few local FM stations for the local Iman.  And electricity for radio stations is spotty at best including in Kabul.

Speaker A:  Well, I can build really cheap, “ultra” cheap, radio receivers.

Speaker B:  As long as you are doing that, why not give them OpenBTS cell phones running on ambient energy, and include a radio app?  Then get someone else — Google, Virgin Mobile, the Chinese or India — to focus on all-purpose cellular towers and tethered ballons?

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Aug 4

Robin Good: EdShelf for Best Educational Apps

Categories: Education
Robin Good

Robin Good

EdShelf is a free web service which allows you to curate, review, rate and organize your favorite educational apps as well as to find and discover the ideal ones for your kids or for the next class you need to teach. Ed apps can be organized into collections which can be further filtered thanks to tags and categories. You can search for tools as well as browse curated categories, most recent additions and popular ones. To keep the quality of new apps included in EdShelf and to protect itself from spam, while you can add at any time a new app and add it to your collections, for any new app added the EdShelf curation team will then review it for inclusion in the general EdShelf database and if accepted, it will add more detailed info to it including video clips, and other relevant info. Here’s the official rundown: “edshelf is a directory of tools for education. You can search and filter for specific tools, rate and review tools you’ve used, access your tools with a single sign-on, receive recommended and featured tools, create collections of tools, and share your collections with friends and colleagues.” My comment: Crowdsourced curation focusing on a very fast-growing and much in-demand niche: educational apps and tools. Simple to use. Excellent tool for finding relevant apps for different educational uses. Intercepts a specific need. Promising. Free to use. More info: https://edshelf.com/ FAQ: https://edshelf.com/faq Reviews: https://edshelf.com/press *Added to Curation for Education section of Content Curation Tools Supermap

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Jul 23