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Mobile Learning is about Self-Actuated Personalization

Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

This is a great quote from TeachThought, which actually published a post “12 Principles Of Mobile Learning” with an infographic. With the concepts, we could approach the true meaning of mobile learning beyond the tools or Apps. Worth your reading!

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An animated highlight of John Seely Brown’s Keynote Presentation, “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century” at the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference, can give us a deeper insight about the undergoing paradigm shift in learning. Love the idea: “The key is to play, fail, play, fail… until we get it right!” We need a mobile learning playground to let everybody hands on to play! I am thrilled to see the power from that everyone participates. (Watch John Seely Brown’s full Keynote Presentation at

The Global One-Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown (Highlights from his “Entrepreneurial Learner” Keynote at DML2012) from DML Research Hub on Vimeo. The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub’s ( mission is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era.

BYODBut if you are a stakeholder who likes to facilitate a mobile learning playground, what to do next? We found that “Float Mobile Learning” has some useful stuffs for you.  You could take the readiness assessment and find out where you lie in the mobile learning awareness continuum. Also it offers a free App “Float Mobile Learning Primer” to help you become a mobile learning expert.

  • A glossary of more than 200 terms defined to help you understand the language of mobile.
  • Excerpts from the latest books by industry experts Dr. Clark Quinn and Dr. Gary Woodill.
  • An App or Mobile Web? assessment tool to help you determine whether you can build your idea using the mobile Web or an app.
  • Links to blogs that report on mobile news and trends.
  • Mobile statistics that may help you in the right direction.
  • A mobile learning readiness assessment that helps you decide whether your organization is ready for mobile learning.
  • Idea starters to get those creative juices flowing.
  • Dozens of mobile learning examples from apps that are available now.
  • Primer 2.0 is on the way, which will feature even more stats, examples, and book excerpts from some of the leading minds in mobile today.

They have some other free Apps with good ideas to support personalized learning, check them out! Tell us if you have more suggestions on this topic.


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