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Yoza Cellphone Stories
"Yoza is the new space for short cellphone stories aka m-novels. They are hip, interactive and free. Read them, leave comments on the chapters and enter the writing competitions to win airtime. Each main story is a series: chapters are published daily. Think soapies on your phone.

There are four great new series: Kontax (adventure), Sisterz (romance), Confessions (teen issues), The Awesomes (romance) and Streetskillz (soccer). There are other great once-off stories, such as a bicycle ride through Lesotho! And don't forget Yoza Classics for the greats such as Macbeth.

To read Yoza stories go to:
or MXit > Tradepost > MXit Reach > mobiBooks > Yoza"
yoza  mobileed  mobilelearning  storytelling  mobile 
october 2013 by robertogreco
elearnspace › A few simple tools I want edu-startups to build [Quote is just one of three tools discussed]
"Geoloqi for curriculum…it combines your location with information layers. For example, if you activate the Wikipedia layer, you’ll receive updates when you are in a vicinity of a site based on a wikipedia article. One of the challenges with traditional classroom learners is the extreme disconnect between courses and concepts. Efforts to connect across subject silos are minimal. However, connections between ideas and concepts amplifies the value of individual elements. If I’m taking a course in political history, receiving in-context links and texts when I’m near an important historical site would be helpful in my learning. Mobile devices are critical in blurring boundaries: virtual/physical worlds, formal/informal learning."
georgesiemens  stephendownes  geoloqi  geolocation  rss  email  grsshopper  visualization  2011  informallearning  learning  education  patternrecognition  sensemaking  connections  place  meaning  mobilelearning  atemporality  crossdisciplinary  interdisciplinarity  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  wikipedia  media  context  location 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Friday Links – Blog – BERG
"Via @janchipchase is this $80 Android phone from Huawei, which, although suffering from limited memory and battery-life problems, is apparently selling very well in Kenya. Making the OLPC look less like a failure and more like a mistake in product category."
timoarnall  olpc  technology  mobile  failure  smartphones  kenya  africa  handhelds  2011  huawei  phones  mobilelearning 
august 2011 by robertogreco
What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone? | MindShift
"My conclusion: When it comes to the traditional definition of “learning” — studying a subject like chemistry or literature — mobile phones are not necessarily the best facilitators. Though kids are remarkably facile with phones — texting, researching, Facebooking, Tweeting — it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to focus on a complicated subject with any depth of thought using a four-inch device.

The potential magic of the smart phone when it comes to learning lies is its ability to provide instant access to facts and the ability to collaborate with others, as well as provide a fun, mobile platform for educational games."
mimiito  mobile  phones  mobilelearning  education  teaching  tcsnmy  technology  lcproject  collaboration  socialnetworking  socialmedia  2011 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Learning Through Digital Media
"This publication is the product of a collaboration that started in the fall of 2010 when a total of eighty New School faculty, librarians, students, and staff came together to think about teaching and learning with digital media. These conversations, leading up to the MobilityShifts Summit, inspired this collection of essays, which was rigorously peer-reviewed.

The Open Peer Review process took place on MediaCommons, [1] an all-electronic scholarly publishing network focused on the field of Media Studies developed in partnership with the Institute for the Future of the Book and the NYU Libraries. We received 155 comments by dozens of reviewers. The authors started the review process by reflecting on each other’s texts, followed by invited scholars, and finally, an intensive social media campaign helped to solicit commentary from the public at large."
education  technology  teaching  media  pedagogy  tcsnmy  lcproject  digitalmedia  learning  edtech  socialmedia  rtreborscholz  mobilityshifts  newschool  mobile  phones  mobilelearning  tumblr  youtube  cellphones  facebook  twitter  blogs  blogging 
april 2011 by robertogreco
A Networked Learning Project: The Connected Day
[Broken link, alternative refs here: ]

"Piper is a 15 year old who lives in Midcoast Maine, US. A year ago, Piper heard about a new way to learn, and decided to take part in a new learning experience called the Maine Networked Learning Project. Known as “the Mesh” to participants, this learning ecology offered Piper the chance to apply her passion for learning in highly experiential and collaborative ways with groups of young people of varied ages, adult and youth mentors with knowledge territory specialties and organizations focused on ensuring sustainable and resilient societies, economies, and the environment. This is a snapshot of her day…"
connectivism  cck11  thomassteele-maley  maine  mlearning  mobilelearning  mobile  networks  netoworking  lcproject  bighere  longhere  bignow  elearning  self-organizedlearning  self-organizedlearningenvironment  self-organization  sugatamitra  mesh  meshnetworks  twitter  googlereader  projectbasedlearning  realworld  farming  sustainability  ecology  projects  local  glocalism  experientiallearning  meetups  education  speculativefiction  designfiction  pbl  agriculture 
february 2011 by robertogreco
A Sense of Place, A World of Augmented Reality: Part 1: Places: Design Observer
"It’s not that the public became interested in nothing. They became interested in place as a zone of consumption, not production. Stripped of those meanings and relationships that were part and parcel of productive activity, everyday place became an unseen zone and we, its inhabitants, became experience addicts — constantly on the hunt for a flashier, more entertaining sensorial fix."
anthropology  ar  architecture  augmentedreality  change  city  location  media  mobilelearning  designobserver  design  future  film  reality  place  gps  geography  communications  cities  meaning  consumption  production  entertainment 
june 2010 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: The Atomized Library
"The basic idea was to scatter smaller information spaces throughout the city: buildings, kiosks, cafes, computer labs, public-access WiFi envelopes, media production centers, "teen spaces," public meeting rooms, and more. Importantly, though, the entire point of Young's investigation was to ask what libraries might look like if information was no longer accessed through books.

Think of it as a network of partially prefab, rapidly deployable, plug-in, book-less micro-libraries, with potential for global distribution. EasyLibrary, perhaps.
In fact, it raises an interesting question: when it comes to public libraries, whether we're referring to New York City or Ciudade del Este, what is the architectural equivalent of One Laptop Per Child? Is the future of the community library a modular shed, or has an entire building type been made obsolete by handheld devices?"

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lcproject  explodingschool  libraries  architecture  design  books  library  unschooling  deschooling  mobility  neo-nomads  nomads  nomadicschool  easylibrary  prefab  tcsnmy  mobilelearning  handhelds 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Global Tech. Prep on Vimeo
"How are mobile devices used, and not shunned, in a 21st century, student-centered, classroom?
mobile  mobilelearning  schools  tcsnmy  phones 
december 2009 by robertogreco
25 practical ideas for using Mobile Phones in the Classroom ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"Good list of ideas, credited to Doug Belshaw (here is his new blog location). A lot of people promote the use of mobile phones in learning. But here's my take: I want to see something like a cost-analysis on this. How much does using a mobile phone (with unlimited data transfer, at decent (3G or better) speeds) as compared to using (free?) wifi and a netbook? Or as compared to a typical desktop with DSL or cable? Also, I would like to see a study of how much freedom a mobile phone user has to use software and access content as compared to a computer user. We're getting a lot of promotion for mobile phones - but honestly, I think moving in this direction in any serious way would be a big mistake."
mobile  phones  mobilelearning  education  stephendownes  mlearning 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Fortnightly Mailing: We must ..... a call to action to create the university of the future
"1. We must encourage the reuse and remixing of rich media. ... 2. We must embrace the full promise of mobile devices as learning platforms. 3. We must award credentials based on learning outcomes. 4. We must enable a culture of sharing. 5. We must take care that open resources include the context that will enable its use and understanding."
education  learning  teaching  students  sharing  pedagogy  openaccess  openness  colleges  universities  mobile  phones  mobilelearning  change  gamechanging  manifestos  remixing  reuse  credentials  learningoutcomes  access  highered  remixculture 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Learning in Hand Blog by Tony Vincent
"Creating is reorganizing elements to form a new functional whole. In order to create, you have to evaluate. But in order to evaluate, you must be able to analyze. In order to analyze, you have to understand. And to understand something, you must be able to remember things about it. So, creating is the ultimate activity."
mobilelearning  iphone  pedagogy  comics  creativity  mobile  teaching  learning  ipod  handhelds  applications  ios 
october 2009 by robertogreco
BSF Leadership Programme - Handheld Learning 09 - still pushing the frontiers
"Kurzweil, who has an uncannily accurate track record in predicting the future, said: “Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called ‘gateways to all human knowledge’.” He also warned that education systems could be seriously challenged as:
learning  mobile  handheld  raykurzweil  mobilelearning  education  schools  schooling  technology 
october 2009 by robertogreco
MiLK - The Mobile Learning Kit
"MiLK is a new way for you to connect students, curriculum and everyday environments using simple web and mobile technologies."
mobile  learning  mobilelearning  education  technology  teaching  software  informal  connectivism  interactive  tcsnmy  phones  iphone  schools  curriculum 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Mobile Learning Institute
"The Mobile Learning Institute’s film series “A 21st Century Education” profiles individuals who embrace and defend fresh approaches to learning and who confront the urgent social challenges that are part of a 21st century experience. “A 21st Century Education” compiles, in short film format, the best ideas around school reform. The series is meant to start, extend, or nudge the conversation about how to make change in education happen. "
mobilelearning  mobile  education  change  reform  alternative  21stcenturyskills  learning  future  video  edtech 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Sci-Tech Today | Getting Mobile Technology into Schools
"Rather than spending a bundle on building a sophisticated wireless infrastructure and another bundle on maintaining it, a school could make use of cell-phone computers and the telecoms' existing wireless infrastructure for Internet access. Besides connectivity at school, the students would then have wireless access to the Internet at home."
mobile  phones  schools  education  tcsnmy  learning  mobile-computing  mobilelearning  leapfrogging  laptops  information  teaching  lcproject 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List « The Mobile Learner
"To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently:"
via:hrheingold  mobile  learning  mobilelearning  iphone  education  phones  teaching  schools  ipod 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch on how WE learn
"How do WE learn in the age of the web? Michael Wesch, known for his YouTube videos “A Vision of Students Today” and “The Machine is Us/ing Us“, talks about anti-teaching and harnessing collective intelligence in his class." Somewhew around the 8:20 mark, Wesch imagines a campus-wide learning environment that utilizes mobile phones, RFID and barcodes."
michaelwesch  via:preoccupations  assessment  teaching  interenet  wikis  collaboration  education  leadership  edtech  learning  psychology  pedagogy  anti-teaching  elearning  social  tcsnmy  gamechanging  mobile  mobilelearning  mobiled  rfid  community  connectivism  barcodes  qrcodes 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Golden Swamp » Mobile now better for edu content than late 1990s desktops
"Internet delivered by pocket mobiles will be core device for accessing knowledge for learning...will be true globally...not be a separate “mobile learning.”...Internet’s role in future learning will be delivery of One Web through a mobile carried b
mobile  mobilelearning  education  learning  future  iphone  internet  onemachine 
july 2008 by robertogreco
New direction? at MobilED initiative
"probably the best area where one could use MobilED technology, and the basic interaction provided with it, could actually be rather generic community information system than a service used in formal education, such as in schools"
mobile  phones  education  mobilelearning  mobiled  technology  learning  schools 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Mobile phones in the classroom…. again - Teach42
"So let’s stop exerting so much energy trying to ‘bust’ students for carrying the same devices the rest of us carry. Rather, let’s start focusing on how we can use them to improve education in the classroom. You know, prepare them for the world an
mobile  phones  schools  learning  technology  teaching  mobilelearning 
may 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC, personal computer, web browser and connectivity - FLOSSE Posse
"So, what would then be a better approach to design a device for school and educational use, if the PC / software model is not the right one? My answer is a web browser with all possible input and output methods, with ultimate network connectivity."
mobile  phones  olpc  connectivity  access  future  iphone  n800  nokia  internet  online  mobilelearning  learning  education  lcproject  technology 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Ambient Wood I
"outdoor playful learning experience. Pervasive technologies are used to digitally augment a woodland in a contextually relevant way, enhancing the ‘usual’ physical experience available to children exploring the outdoor world."
citizenship  environment  gaming  geography  geotagging  mobile  photography  video  education  phones  learning  objects  outdoors  experience  mobilelearning  pervasive  schools  location-based  locative  spimes  ubicomp  everyware  children  flickr 
april 2008 by robertogreco
myartspace: Myartspace enables students (as part of a school visit) to collect physical objects from a cultural venue using a mobile phone, learn more about the objects that they collect, then publish their own gallery online.
Discover more about worlds of art, history & architecture...Use mobile phones, provided to your whole class, to collect & find out more...Capture memories & create online galleries of your visit...Back at school, your class can see their galleries online,
mobile  phones  learning  objects  art  history  architecture  mobilelearning  pervasive  collections  schools  location-based  locative  spimes  ubicomp  everyware  children 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Cellphone college class opens in Japan -
"Cyber University, the nation's only university to offer all classes only on the Internet, began offering a class on mobile phones Wednesday on the mysteries of the pyramids."
education  mobilelearning  mobile  phones  learning  japan 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Mobile Learning - Abilene Christian University
"What might a university look like with a fully deployed program of converged devices like the iPhone? Connected is one possible vision. This fictional day-in-the-life account highlights some of the potential benefits in a higher education setting when ev
convergence  education  elearning  iphone  ipodtouch  technology  mobilelearning  mobile  phones  video  universities  colleges  academia 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Mobile phones as language learning tool : The Language Connection : Features : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
"When the system was undergoing testing in Chinese classes at schools including Waseda and Tokyo University, Yang discovered that the students using the cell phone system progressed faster than those using the computer version."
language  mobile  phones  learning  software  mobilelearning  audio 
february 2008 by robertogreco
MAMK: Research: Mobile Learning Foresight: Scenarios for Pervasive Learning in 2015
"I am Mark A.M. Kramer, a mobile research fellow who is examining the present state of mobile learning and providing an empirically sound forecast of it’s future within the time frame of 2015."
future  learning  mobile  phones  mobility  mobilelearning  research  education  pervasive 
february 2008 by robertogreco
SUbTLE: Semantic Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning and Exploration - Project page
"MOBIlearn: Exploring context-sensitive approaches to informal, problem-based and workplace learning by using key advances in mobile technologies"
mobilelearning  mobile  phones  learning  schools  education  locative  location  location-based  workplace  informal  informallearning  semantic  contextual  ubicomp 
november 2007 by robertogreco
IAmLearn - Australia
"The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) was officially launched at mLearn 2007 in Melbourne, Australia."
mobile  phones  mobilelearning  learning  mobility  education 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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