The INFOGRAPHIC explains how the increasing sales of mobile devices, the dramatic growth in the mobile share of web traffic, the growing adoption of mobile devices in the workplace, and other factors, has led to the evolution of ‘A Mobile World’.

While the changing nature of work and the increasing number of mobile workers grow, ‘Mobile is Changing the Workplace’. These two factors are together presenting a ‘Great Opportunity’ for Mobile Learning.

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Source: http://www.upsidelearning.com

UAE Federal higher education institutions create history with mobile learning launch

The official launch marked the largest nationwide mobilization of mobile learning in higher education anywhere in the world; implementing the 3rd generation iPads .

 

 

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Mobile Learning Report Card (Infographic)

Quick mobile learning facts in this industry report card from T-Mobile

  • The US trails other nations in mobile learning adoption
  • $8 Billion is spent each year on K-12 textbooks in the US
  • 2.8% of the estimated $8M textbook market is #ebooks
  • 56% of schools/libraries plan to implement/expand digital textbook use
  • 45% of schools/libraries to implement/expand wireless devices for #mlearning
  • 100% of students will have digital text books within the next five years
  • One third of Americans have NOT adopted broadband at home
  • 100% of K12 students will use mobile handheld devices by 2016

Mobile Learning Report Card (Infographic) - Kevin Corbett

Edutopia Offers FREE Guide for Mobile Devices in the Classroom

Edutopia and Google Apps for Education have produced a new 10-page PDF guide to mobile learning in the classroom.

Teachers can download the free guide to learn how mobile devices in the classroom are engaging students on multiple levels. 10 page PDF

 

Mobile Phones in Learning

There’s a great little article at SmartTutor by Laura Ketcham titled Cell Phones in the Learning Environment: Missed Opportunity?

I like her list for incorporating cell phones into lessons because it’s simple and basic–something that any student or teacher could do in any class. Becoming comfortable in using cellphones as learning tools is the first step in harnessing the power for more advanced functions and activities.

I’ve organized her list into categories. Give them a try today!

8 Ways to Incorporate Cell Phones Into A Lesson

  • ORGANIZATION:  Students use the calendar option of their cell phone to add in assessment dates, homework, and other needed notes for assignments.
  • FEEDBACK:  Cellphone texting can be used as a response system. http://www.PollEverywhere.com allows kids to text in their responses to a question and you can immediately gauge understanding and re-teach a topic if needed.
  • CALCULATION:  The calculator function of a cell phone can be used for solving math problems.
  • CONTENT: Educational videos and podcasts can be infused into your lessons and kids can load and listen to them on their cell phones.
  • TIMING: Children can use the clock functions for a stopwatch, timer, or to access times around the world.
  • ARCHIVING & CURATION: With photo and video capture capabilities, they can archive class lectures, material from the board, or for creative assignments.
  • ACCESS REFERENCES: If available, they can use educational apps (applications) like dictionaries, calculators, flashcard creators, Google Earth, read public domain books, view the Constitution, use periodic tables, and access scientific calculators.
  • RESEARCH: An Internet search can be performed for basic research or fact finding when classroom computers may be unavailable.
  • DEMONSTRATIONS OF LEARNING: Students can use their cellphones to leave audio comments on VoiceThread, an online Web 2.0 application where students create photo slideshows with comments.
    Many Web 2.0 sites are becoming more mobile learning friendly.

Source:  http://thinkonline.smarttutor.com/cell-phones-in-the-learning-environment-missed-opportunity/