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mobile learningResearch for UNICON, produced by Ashridge, November 2011
Research Question:  How are mobile technologies changing the executive learning landscape?

DOWNLOAD MOBILE LEARNING RESEARCH REPORT HERE (64 pg PDF)

Table of Contents

  • Definition of ‘Mobile Learning’
  • What is a Mobile Device?
  • Why Mobile Learning?
  • How Mobile Devices can be used for Learning

Case Examples

  • Introduction
  • Hub of expertise in the education sector:
    Abilene Christian University
  • Hubs of activity in the education sector:
    Embedding library resources within programmes
  • Hubs of activity in the education sector:
    Bringing the real world into the classroom
  • Hubs of activity in the private sector:
    Cementing knowledge through simulations

Moving Forwards with Mobile Learning

  • Implementation
  • Getting Buy In
  • Choosing Technology
  • Costs
  • Knowing your Mobile Learner
  • Pedagogy First
  • Content
  • Support
  • To Evaluate or Not?
  • Next Steps

TheNextWeb writes on October 4th, 2011 that

92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads

Certainly mobile learning and the use of tablets has a significant impact for work and learning in the future!

Read the article below:

 

Tim Cook of Apple is talking iPad during todays Apple event, and has some interesting information to share. The iPad is not just for geeks.

The growth is amazing, and shows that despite other companies getting into the tablet game, the iPad has a secure foothold on the market.

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92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad

Other people are getting into the market including Samsung and Microsoft, but that is not stopping Apple. At all, and not even close. The ability to capture a market other than regular computer consumers, have helped Apple quite a bit. The younger and older demographics have enjoyed the iPad experience.

And despite everybody and their brother trying to compete with iPad, 3 out of the 4 tablets sold in the US are iPads.

iPad is the undisputed, top selling tablet in the world.

When it comes to business, a market that Microsoft has owned for years, Apple shares numbers showing that the biggest companies in the world are turning to the iPad:

At this point, and this is a stunning number, 92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad. It is unheard of.

Tim Cook says that it’s important that Apple customers are happy, which of course brings people back to buy more and more Apple products. They shared a customer satisfaction score to back these claims of happiness up:

The customer satisfaction ratings show a 95% score in a recent survey. They’re showing up everywhere. In schools they’re helping kids learn in amazing new ways. … every state in the US now has an iPad deployment or pilot in place today.

Again, to show how many markets the iPad has touched, Apple points out the surging adoption of the device in schools as well as hospitals:

It’s not just in the classroom. Pilots are replacing 40 pound flight bags with iPads — making pilots more efficient, and planes more fuel efficient. Yes, that’s true!

80% of the top hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting the iPad.

Read our full Apple roundup here, and read all of the Apple announcements here.

Source: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10/04/92-of-the-fortune-500-companies-are-testing-or-deploying-ipad/

 

by Tanya Elias
Athabasca University, Canada

originally appeared in The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
February – 2011

Abstract

The report extends a previous analysis of universal instructional design principles in distance education by applying them to the design of mobile learning. Eight principles with particular relevance for distance education are selected, and their recommendations are discussed in relation to the design of educational materials for a range of mobile devices. The problems and opportunities of mobile learning are discussed as is the need for educators to focus on content design issues rather than on searching for the next new technology.

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Abstract

Using Mobile Phones to Improve Educational Outcomes

Despite improvements in educational indicators, such as enrolment, significant challenges remain with regard to the delivery of quality education in developing countries, particularly in rural and remote regions. In the attempt to find viable solutions to these challenges, much hope has been placed in new information and communication technologies (ICTs), mobile phones being one example. This article reviews the evidence of the role of mobile phone-facilitated mLearning in contributing to improved educational outcomes in the developing countries of Asia by exploring the results of six mLearning pilot projects that took place in the Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand, India, and Bangladesh. In particular, this article examines the extent to which the use of mobile phones helped to improve educational outcomes in two specific ways: 1) in improving access to education, and 2) in promoting new learning. Analysis of the projects indicates that while there is important evidence of mobile phones facilitating increased access, much less evidence exists as to how mobiles promote new learning.

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