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SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 Two days before free, open, online #mLearning course #MobiMOOC launches
Okay, I admit, as organizer of MobiMOOC I am at this point feeling both very anxious ("I will never get everything done in time!), blissfully excited ("Oh my, so many wonderful people have joined!") and definitely nervous ("I sure hope everything will work. crossing fingers"). We are with 526 registered participants already, from all around the world (only Alaska is not represented as a continent).
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions
Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. During some time off earlier this month, I’ve been ruminating how a ‘mobile learning ecosystem’ evolves in an organization; here are ten questions I asked. Thought you might find them interesting. 1.What are the factors that drive adoption?
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Send Pictures Over MMS, Just like Sending Text Messages
If a picture is worth a thousand words – how much more valuable is that in the world of mobile messaging, when every character counts? With a mobile campaign, you can do a lot more than just send text messages. You can also send picture messages to your subscribers’ phones. And you can ask your subscribers to submit pictures of their own. Send MMS Messages to your Mobile List.
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 Mobile Learning in practice
How time does fly. Another summer has almost past and having just returned from my Executive MBA first session I am thinking more mobile than ever. It would be great to get my text books and reading material on my mobile device so I could learn at my convenience. I also recalled a presentation on getting started in mobile learning I had access too. was speaking with an old friend who has over a 100 time pressured lawyers he is responsible for training in the UK. I benefit from reviewing slides 11, 19, and 22. link].
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IGNATIA WEBS Call for peer review on #mLearning Curriculum Framework
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Adele Botha took the lead to construct a Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework. And she graciously asked some domain experts to co-construct it in a first phase. So we (Jacqueline Batchelor, John Traxler, Marlien Herselman, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Tom Brown, Mike Sharples, Johannes Cronje, Dolf Steyn, Leon Kunneke, Gloria Adedoja and myself Inge de Waard (so people from South Africa, Nigeria, United Kingdom and Belgium) got together and got a draft going. But now the floor is open to all of us to strengthen the framework. Look at the course wikipage here for more information. MORE >>
MOBILE COMMONS Apply For a Knight Grant to Fund Your Mobile Program
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
Do you have a great idea for a mobile campaign? Are you thinking of expanding your existing outreach? The Knight Foundation is distributing $5 million in funding to breakthrough ideas that “harness mobile technology to inform and engage communities.” In addition to financial aid, the grants will give their winners access to Knight’s network of advisors and industry leaders. So if you’ve got a great concept for crowd-sourcing local news-gathering over SMS – or you want to develop a text message alert system to keep your constituents informed – you should apply now to submit your idea. MORE >>
MOBILE COMMONS Jed Alpert on Tech Talk with Craig Peterson
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
On Sunday, our CEO Jed Alpert appeared on the radio show Tech Talk with Craig Peterson to discuss how mobile is transforming marketing both for businesses and consumers. The conversation was centered around Jed’s book, The Mobile Marketing Revolution , in which he explores some of the sweeping changes that mobile has facilitated in the ways our society communities. He also highlights companies that are taking advantage of new mobile technologies to better engage their target consumers. We’ll be posting the audio as soon as we get it! MORE >>
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