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How Google Glass Can Be Used in Education [Infographic]

August 18, 2013

An Infographic by Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing such as shoes or a jacket. The benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools, devices, power needs, and… Read More ›

The Best of Both Worlds – #mLearning and MOOCs

This presentation merges the benefits from mobile learning and MOOCs. The presentation was given during one of ADL Interagency Mobile Learning Webinars on 16 July 2013 by Inge Ignatia de Waard. Highlight Research: mobile learners enter into more interactions => more reflection A mobile accessible course will result in more learner interactions (more reflections, leading to knowledge… Read More ›

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#mLearnCon Debriefing

Many readers eyeing on mobile learning should know the #MlearnCon was just held last week, although it is mainly for enterprise learning and training, education stakeholders could learn from it too.  CEO of Easygenerator Kasper Spiro (@KasperSpiro) gave some good summary and highlights on the best sharing. (the following lists link to the posts worth your reading – with… Read More ›

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Why Are Geospatial Apps So Important?

This week Float Mobile Learning announced the release of Wayfiler, a mobile app that lets people connect files and websites to specific locations in order to find information when and where they need it. Wayfiler is available for free for iOS. Using the device’s GPS to access a user’s location, you can easily share files and… Read More ›

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2013 e-Learning Trend (#mlearning)

A succinct and visualized information from Knowledge One. Enjoy!

Aggressive Momentum of Going Mobile (#mlearning)

In 2009, Meeker published a ‘Mobile Internet Report,’ where she predicted that more users would connect to the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCs within five years, and here we are today in the middle of the biggest computing revolution in history. This slide presentation is 2013 Internet Trends from her. It seems the… Read More ›

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(Infographic) 50 Mobile Learning Statistics For K-12 Education (#mlearning)

From Mobile learning is among the latest trends in education that have captured educators’ interest, and seem to hold considerable promise in terms of learning potential. What the reality of mobile learning looks like on a day-to-day basis in classrooms and homes isn’t entirely clear, which is where mobile learning statistics–actual data–can help clarify… Read More ›

Mobile Learning on The Horizon of K-12 Education – Part II (#mlearning)

(Continued from Mobile Learning on The Horizon of K-12 Education – Part I (#mlearning)) A sampling of mobile learning applications across disciplines includes the following: Mathematics. Year four students at St Leonard’s College, a primary school in Australia, are using tablets loaded with math apps and e-textbooks to access information, receive instruction, record measurements, and conduct research: Music. Students at Institut… Read More ›

Mobile Learning on The Horizon of K-12 Education – Part I (#mlearning)

People increasingly expect to be connected to the Internet and the rich tapestry of knowledge it contains wherever they go. Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, enable users to do just that via cellular networks and wireless power. The growing number of mobile subscribers, coupled with the unprecedented evolution of these devices, has opened the door to myriad uses for education. Learning… Read More ›

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MERLOT Supports Mobile Learning

MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching –  is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. It’s a very important Open Educational Resources (OER) repository. MERLOT has developed new Mobile Learning… Read More ›

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An Online/Mobile Course Design Process

(This is the 4th article of a series  from dominKnow Knowledge Base.) Developing a good online course requires a considerable amount of planning. This is a development process that works very well when designing courses with Claro. You will notice that the course framework is put up in Claro as early as possible, even at the Storyboard… Read More ›

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Parent’s Voice on Mobile Devices in Classrooms (K-12)

In one of the most comprehensive studies of parents’ views on mobile devices in education, more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education and 32 percent agree that schools should require them in the classroom. These findings are from a new study of how parents perceive mobile learning… Read More ›

Augmented Reality

Extending Museum Learning with ARIS

by Winifred Kehl, : Extending Museum Learning with ARIS A dozen museum educators stand nervously and watch a class of elementary school kids pour into the Minnesota History Center, iPods in hand. After a 10-minute orientation from their teachers, they stream into the exhibit about life on the American frontier. They’re using a program on the iPods… Read More ›

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(Infographic) Mobile Learning is the Future of Workplace Learning

This infographic gives a good summary on why mobile learning is the future of workforce learning. It supports the same conclusion for teachers’ learning. Triggered by Gottfeedson’s 5 moments of learning needs, mobile learning facilitates continuous learning and 3 forms of informal learning – on-demand, social and embedded learning. (published on Related articles A Guide for… Read More ›

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(Infographic) The Future of Mobile Apps

Summarizing the information from difference sources, Mobile Future’s infographic showcases the rapid emergence of this relatively new segment of the mobile marketplace and its contributions to U.S. innovation, job creation and economic growth. By 2016, the app economy is expected to reach 46 billions, although it shows a bright future, but also a very crowded… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning for Teachers and 8 Policy Considerations

This is a very short briefing to bring the public awareness to the important series published by UNESCO last year. These key points are from those papers. UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning comprises fourteen individual papers that were published throughout 2012. The Series is divided into two broad subsets: six papers examine mobile learning initiatives and their policy implications, and… Read More ›

Kids and the Mobile Technology Takeover

from Do you feel lost if you lose your cell phone? Is your house full of iDevices? Do you talk to your friends more online than in person? With all the technology that surrounds us each day, it’s no wonder that younger and younger children are becoming proficient at using electronic gadgets. But is… Read More ›

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Mobile Education is Poised to Transform The Way We Learn

Business Insider featured The Next 10 Tech Markets That Will Be Worth $1 Billion Or More, you might be interested to go through the list. Among them, 5 trends out of 10 are about going mobile, it’s not surprising that “Mobile Education is Poised to Transform The Way We Learn” makes one of them. Fast Company… Read More ›

Mobile Devices and Apps as Accelerators for #OER

by Fred de Vries and Frank Thuss, from Trend report: open educational resources 2013, published by (CC BY) At first sight, open educational resources (OER) and mobile devices would not seem to have much to do with one another. Mobile devices are rapidly replacing normal computers where creating and studying educational resources are concerned. That offers opportunities, but there are also downsides. The higher… Read More ›

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10 Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning and The Importance of #OER Going Mobile

Today, a growing body of evidence suggests that ubiquitous mobile devices – especially mobile phones and, more recently, tablet computers – are being used by learners and educators around the world to access information, streamline administration and facilitate learning in new and innovative ways. Last week, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published a document “UNESCO Policy Guidelines for… Read More ›

(Infographic) Mobile Lives of College Students

As smartphones are getting more popular, college students rely on them more. This is another infographic from about the statistic of usage. Please include attribution to with this graphic.

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Mobile Learning and The Affective Context Model

by Işıl Boy, Işıl Boy’s Blog : Mobile Learning & The Affective Context Model (licensed under CC BY-NC-ND) Mockus et al. (2011: 5) defines mLearning as “knowledge on the move”, and it is claimed that mobile learning, in addition to motivating learners, helps them to learn anywhere anytime since learning is now available to the learners’ in their own environments and is… Read More ›

A Guide for Setting Mobile Learning in Your Districts

Leadership for Mobile Learning, a CoSN leadership initiative, has released a new resource to help school leaders navigate the mobile learning landscape. The guide for administers, which was developed based on the shared experiences of pioneering school and district leaders, industry experts and leading scholars, provides key information and tips to educate and support administrators interested in… Read More ›

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Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE)

The Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE) enables students to quickly pose multimedia-rich multiple-choice questions and share them with peers using mobile phones during class. After the questions have been created, students can respond to and rate the questions that they and their peers created moments before. Finally, when all students have responded to each… Read More ›

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Make An eBook out of A Bunch of Resources Right Away

When more and more contents are digital and available online for free or for a affordable fee,  it makes creating and sharing digital stuffs much easier and flexible. And the innovations of software from new ideas are growing everyday. What’s a Readlist? A group of web pages—articles, recipes, course materials, anything—bundled into an e-book you can… Read More ›

Augmented Reality

ARLearn for Authoring Mobile Serious Games

ARLearn is a cloud-based tool suite for educators and learners supporting different phases and activities for field trips, role-playing games and classroom response systems.. Learners can use the ARLearn app to explore and annotate the real world, while teacher can monitor their progress in real time. On this web site you can check out the source code of… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning Story – Literacy

Still in many places, paper and books are luxuries. Phone screens are like e-readers, and phone lines are the bridge from home to school. They could make a difference in education. This is a story featured on UNESCO website : To find out if teenagers in South Africa would read stories on their mobile phones,… Read More ›

Global Mobile Learning on the Move (#mlw2013)

Here are some great tweets from #mlw2013 you should know, and links to important posts too, especially lots of them are from @IGNATIA. (more to come) Use our mobile app to learn about UNESCO Mobile Learning Week #mlw2013 — UNESCO (@UNESCO) February 18, 2013 Tell us how UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning will assist… Read More ›

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Toward a Mobile Learning Friendly Environment

The good, the bad, the challenges, infokit, toolkit and “quick win” strategy for mobile learning, at a glance. Mobile Learning: It’s Not Just About the Kids; It’s Also About the Teachers! The reality voice: During a standard, PowerPoint presentation at FETC in Orlando (Jan 31, 2013), Cathie received a hearty, loud “amen” from a teacher… Read More ›

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A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future top 10 trends of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.

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A Classroom Framed by The Sky, The Earth, and Everything in Between

The future of science education is mobile and participatory. WildLab lets learners see their world in a whole new way. The WildLab leverages mobile technology to engage learners in citizen science activities that promote STEM learning and encourage local environmental stewardship. From its home page: We envision a classroom framed by the sky, the earth, and… Read More ›

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Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities

Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” Using both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from the work with Fortune 500 clients, Sharon uncovers both what the learning and development field currently looks like AND where is it headed in the next 12 – 18 months. In… Read More ›

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44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Classroom

This article is by John Hardison, first published on : Part 1 : 44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class. John Hardison is a facilitator of learning in an interactive classroom called Studio 113 at East High School in Gainesville, GA where literature creatively comes to life on a stage with students as the stars. In… Read More ›

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Mobile Learning Matters in Developing Countries

According to the infographic from World Bank, the developing world is now more mobile than the developed world.  (Maximizing Mobile Infographic permanent URL : The mobile revolution is right at the start of its growth curve! Mobile learning matters significantly for developing world, why? Given Tablets but No Teachers, Ethiopian Children Teach Themselves!  (from MIT Technology Review) With 100… Read More ›


OER in the Mobile Era

Mobile learning is no doubt one of the converging trend in Ed-Tech for the next several years. Open Educational Resources (OERs) repositories should adapt their features so their contents can be accessed from mobile devices. has published a report : OER in the Mobile Era: Content Repositories’ Features for Mobile Devices and Future Trends This paper… Read More ›

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7 Augmented Reality Apps Good for Informal Learning

Holidays are good for informal learning beyond the walls of classrooms. The following Augmented Reality (AR) applications could be both educational and entertaining in different environments. (we skipped those with rating not good enough) Visilizer AR Price : Free Christmas is a time of joy, excitement and magic so we at have decided that… Read More ›

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Making Financial Literacy Mobile

Your smartphone is capable of serving more roles than ever: navigator, research tool, newspaper… even financial adviser? The MyMoneyAppUp Challenge, launched by the U.S. Treasury Department in partnership with the D2D Fund and Center for Financial Services Innovation, is a contest intended to motivate American entrepreneurs, software developers, the public, and students to propose the… Read More ›

Google’s Eric Schmidt Claimed Android Is Flipping The Mobile War, Is It?

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has declared Android the winner in its mobile war with Apple. Mashable gave a quick notice about the changing market trend here: Recent statistics support Schmidt’s optimism, with Android capturing 72% of worldwide market share in the third quarter, while Apple took 14%, according to Gartner, which conducts information technology research. Unlike… Read More ›

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25 Ways To Use Tablets To Enhance The Learning Experience

When I was a kid, I dreamt about our school desks as computer screens. How cool would it have been to be able to draw, write, and learn directly onto my own computer? As the years went on, people theorized that laptops would take over the classroom, but the price of these devices was too… Read More ›

The Intersection of Mobile Media and Place-Based Learning

Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) is an open source authoring platform that enables users to create place-based or narrative gaming activities designed for teaching and learning. Augmented reality enhances an indirect or direct view of reality through computer-generated sensory input, as opposed to rendering a “virtual” reality. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players… Read More ›

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).