101 e-Learning Tips From Experts

A FANTASTIC compilation of e-learning tips from MANY established online learning experts, from Scott Hawksworth & Sarah Bass at Best Universities Online.

I am grateful to be able to offer a few contributions and be included among a great field of educators.

Topics include:

  • Time Management Tips for e-Learners
  • Study Tips for e-Learners
  • Useful Apps and Websites for e-Learners
  • General Tips for New e-Learners
  • Best Practice Tips for e-Learning Educators
  • Tech Tips for e-Learning Educators

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The U.S. education system is having its mobile learning (mLearning) moment, with devices in some form in the majority of schools and more predicted in the next 1-2 years.

At different paces using different model and depending on funds, districts across the country are making the digital transition and are working to provide students with 21st-century teaching and learning. The above Mobile Moment in K-12 Infographic shows how mobile learning technology’s substantial presence in schools is expanding and will only continue to grow in the next few years.

According to the infographic 71% of districts surveyed in 2014 reported that at least a quarter of their schools have adopted mobile technology–up from 60% in 2013.

67% of those with no mobile learning technology at present said they were very or somewhat likely to adopt it in the next 1-2 years.

While the most common model remains the class set shared by multiple classrooms, more and more schools are moving towards every student having their own device to use across classes.

82% of school districts are highly interested in implementing or expanding a district-wide 1:1 mobile device solution within the next 2 years, if budgets allow.

Furthermore, more districts have “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies in 2014 than in 2013 and those policies range widely. However, regarding Implementing school-wide mobile tech initiatives isn’t without its challenges. Respondents from districts that adopted mobile technology reported the following difficulties:

  • Bandwidth, WiFi connectivity, and/or technology infrastructure (55%)
  • Lack of professional development and support for teachers (70%)
  • Managing a large fleet of devices (60%)
  • Breakage, device damage, repair (45%)

Financial sources for mobile tech hardware purchases include:

  • District technology funds (63%)
  • General district funds (57%)
  • State grant/funding (33%)
  • Federal grant/funding (31%)
  • Other sources of grant/funding (31%)
  • Students’ families/BYOD model (23%)


1.By 2015 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices.
2.In 2012, 65% of workers declared their mobile devices to be their “most critical work device.”
3.65% of information searches started on a smartphone with 64% of these searches continued on a PC or tablet.
4.99% of mobile learners believed the format and presentation enhanced their learning
5.75% of mobile learners praised the convenience and time management benefits
6.46% of mobile workers would pic a smartphone over a tablet or a laptop as their favorite device
7.45% spend less time in training with no lost of comprehension
8.Mobile learners study 40 minutes more each week by studying everywhere they go.
9.Users studying on mobile devices are 3 times more likely to track their progress.
10.Students with smartphones are twice as likely to study between 6am and 8am.


Source: http://www.mnalearning.com

The Mobile Learning in Higher Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

72% of best selling apps in 2012 were aimed at PREschoolers and children in elementary school
52% of children now have access to a smartphone or tablet
On average, each millenial owns 2.4 devices
Kids 11-14 spend on average 73 minutes a day texting
94% of students text every day
57% of college students use a smartphone (2013 data seems low to me)
75% of students have their phones near them 24 hours a day
58% can’t go more than an hour without checking their phone

With mobile devices being used at younger and younger ages, what are the implications for Higher Education?

Mobile Learning in Higher Education Infographic

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