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JULY 31, 2009 Let’s ban malls! Rethinking cellphones in education
Notes: 230 principals were at the conference, representing a diverse range of schools, from the very under-resourced to the very privileged. The presentation urged them to rethink banning cellphones at school and to consider their value for learning, assessment and administration. Tags: Africa Country Presentations Resources South Africa mLearning Dr Math on MXit ImfundoYami / ImfundoYethu Learners M4Girls m4lit MXit Secondary school Teachers By: Steve Vosloo, Shuttleworth Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org. Download presentation (PPT).
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JULY 30, 2009 Teens and their cellphones
Over the last few months I’ve interviewed a few South African and Zambian high schoolers about their cellphones, mobile IM and school. Tags: Africa Country Resources South Africa Videos Zambia mLearning MIM MXit Download the video: WMV (37MB) or Flash (17MB).
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OCTOBER 9, 2010 TVO’s Search Engine Podcast Episode: “Class, Turn on Your Cellphones”
The link below will take you to the September 28th, 2010 podcast episode from TVO’s Search engine where host Jesse Brown interview’s Royan Lee, a teacher with the York District School Board in Ontario, Canada. Tags: Cell Phones in Education edushifts mlearning mobilelearning tools mobile learning The discussion is around a project that Lee has participated in where students in his class use their cell phones and other mobile devices for learning. Click here to begin playing the audio podcast. Link to the episode on TVO’s website.
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AUGUST 19, 2009 Maths and Science mobisite for “SmartLearners”
Vanesh Gokal is Principal at Burnwood Secondary School in Durban, and a Maths and Physical Science teacher. He is also passionate about mlearning. Hence mobile learning through cellphones (which they all have) is very necessary.. He has created www.smartlearner.mobi , an mlearning mobisite that includes: Grade 11 and 12 Physical Science exam papers and definitions. Tags: Africa Country Resources South Africa mLearning Maths Science Secondary school Grade 11 and 12 Maths exam papers and definitions. Maths Literacy notes.
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JUNE 25, 2009 Go Mobile! The mlearning summit kicks off in Zambia at mLearning Africa
The event is one of four in Africa (other countries are Tanzania (done), South Africa and Angola (upcoming)) to introduce mlearning to summit delegates and to discuss with them local and content needs for future mobile-based learning and teaching projects. Delegates include education ministry officials, curriculum experts, school masters and teachers. See more images at Flickr.
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MAY 18, 2008 Students share their experiences of m-learning
Dean’s ongoing experiences with learners using mobile phones as learning tools continue to demonstrate what’s possible when it comes to using the advanced capabilities of cellphones in learning contexts. In Dean’s latest installment, he suggested that classroom teacher Carla Dolman be invited to do a session on her use of cellphones at the recent TLT conference.
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IGNATIA WEBS #mLearn2010 keynote of Agnes Kukulska Hulme on Conversations en route to Learning
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
Live from mlearn
2010 Wednesday 2010. Second case study is by Madoe, M (2010) Exploring the use of MXit - a cellphone
social network to facilitate learning in distance education, Open learning 25(3). Build by London school
of economics (remark from me: I think, not sure, but something with economics). Tags: mobile mLearn
constructivism mobile learning liveBlog communication conversation mLearn10 conferences Conversations are a very strong form of human communication. Big interest in Learner-led mobile language learning. Physical traveling has become more complex. MORE >>
STEVE VOSLOO The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
In sub-Saharan Africa, 10m children drop out of primary school
every year. Even those fortunate enough to complete primary school
often leave with literacy and numeracy skills far below expected levels. Mobiles are streamlining education administration and improving communication between schools
, teachers and parents. For example, projects such as Yoza Cellphone
Stories , which offers downloads of stories and novels, has shown impressive uptake amongst young African readers who enjoy mobile novels or ‘m-novels’. Education systems are under stress. Numbers game. MORE >>
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009 South Africa’s youth are mobile-savvy at mLearning Africa
Skip to content mLearning Africa News, projects and research about mobile learning in Africa Home About Contact Get involved « Internet and Online Media Usage on Mobile Phones among Low-Income Urban Youth in Cape Town Article about a few South African mobile projects » South Africa’s youth are mobile-savvy Published by Steve Vosloo on June 1, 2009 in Reports/Strategy papers , Resources , South Africa and mLearning. The results of the fifth annual Sunday Times Generation Next Study have been released. Teens (16%) and Tweens (17%) less so. License. MORE >>
IGNATIA WEBS Tomi Ahonen: Mobile in Learning: lessons from around the world
| TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
More kids have their own personal cellphone
, than they have their own personal books (Inge: sad fact. except if you think about the Kontax-project lead by Steve Vosloo which increases literacy in young adults by the use of cellphones
). When did mLearning
start? The first school
implementation was in Singapore in 2001. First key speaker at mLearncon Tuesday 15 june 2010. Tomi Ahonen comes in with a grey mob-reminding hat and starts with a joke on the age of a mobile learner based on sms-capacity. 4,6 billion people have a phone. Sms is much faster than e-mail. MORE >>
MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010 Mobile Learning: Educause ELI Focus Session Recap
Not only did the session presentations offer valuable insight into mLearning needs and pedagogy, but the session’s Twitter feed proved to be just as valuable. Text will often get a faster response from students than email: One of the participants in our session room at the University of Illinois mentioned the case of a student who was sent an email notification that she had won a prize from the school. RichardLeslie mLearning true power – content “BY students rather than FOR students #elifocus. Today’s children are growing up with mobile devices. MORE >>
- Mobile Learning « Shijina’s Blog MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2009
- Mobile Learning: Cellular Phones as Learning Tools « Compassion in Politics: Christian Social Entrepreneurship, Education Innovation, & Base of the Pyramid/BOP Solutions MLEARNOPEDIA DELICIOUS | TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
- Text-message course helping newcomers learn English MLEARNING WORLD | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007
- 2010: A year in review STEVE VOSLOO | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
- Text Messaging on the Rise with Young People | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2006
- Why M-Learning Is Cheap. | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
- Cheap and Easy M-Learning Ideas | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006
- Learner-Friendly, Environment Friendly | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2006
- PDAs: going the way of the dinosaurs… | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
- Keitai – The Future of PDAs | Mobile Learning MLEARNING | SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
- mLearning-World.com: Jozi college goes mobile- mLearning & Learning 2.0 w/ MobilED MLEARNING WORLD | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2006
- ADL workshop first day - rough notes IGNATIA WEBS | FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
- Day 3 of Go Mobile! mlearning summit in Zambia STEVE VOSLOO | FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
- Principals Trying out Cell Phones MOBILE LEARNING | MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2008
- Exploring Cellphones as Learning Tools MOBILE LEARNING | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008
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