Archive for mobile learning

upcoming industry conferences and events 2009-2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by ruyoung

Bridging the Gap: Serious Games to Game-Based Learning
Feb 19, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada

Campus Crisis Simulation: Improving Campus-Wide Response to an Emergency
Feb 25-27, 2009
Irvine, CA, USA

Hybrid Learning: Instructional and Institutional Implementation
Feb 27,2009
ONLINE WEBCAST

Faculty Development in Blended/Online Learning
Mar 2-4,2009
Denver, CO, USA

Financial Information for Continuing Education Decision-Making
Mar 9, 2009
ONLINE WEBCAST

E-learning and language…the spirit of the age
Mar 14-15, 2009
Cairo, Egypt

Game Based Learning
Mar 19-20, 2009
London, London, United Kingdom

Globally Competitive Education – the need for enlightened leadership and system
Apr 2-4, 2009
Jabalpur, India

Language Education Today: between Theory and practice
May 8-9, 2009
Timisoara, Romania

Community Engagement and Service: The Third Mission of Universities
May 18-20, 2009
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Creative Skills Training Council Internationale 2009
May 26-29, 2009
Melacca, Malaysia

Educating Youth for Citizenship: East and West
Jun 1-3, 2009
Beijing, China

European College Teaching & Learning Conference
Jun 8-11, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

EEEL 2009 – International Conference on e-Education and e-Learning
Jun 24, 2009
Paris, France

EDULEARN09 (International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)
Jul 6-8, 2009
Barcelona, Spain

EC-TEL 09- Fourth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Sep 29-Oct 2, 2009
Cannes, France

Global Education Network (GEN) Conference
Oct 8-10,2009
San Diego, CA, USA

Edge 2009: Inspiration and Innovation in Teacher education
Oct 14-16, 2009
St. John’s, NF, Canada

mLearn 2009 – 8th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Oct 26-30, 2009
Orlando, FL, USA

2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society
Jul 21-24, 2010
Paris, France

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upcoming free webinars

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2009 by ruyoung

there are so any great events coming up that it is hard to decide which ones to choose. here is a snapshot of some free webinars coming up this month.

New Possibilities with Mobile Learning: A Discussion of M-Learning 2.0
feb 4, 2009
1:00pm est

Analytics for Your Small Business Website!
feb 10, 2009
2:00pm est

Planning for Content Reuse: Best Practices for Legacy and/or New Content
feb 24, 2009
9:00am pst

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace: Overview and Instructional Design Considerations
feb 25, 2009
1:00pm est

as well, on24 has published a white paper about webcasting, an essential ingredient for b2b success, and arguably an essential ingredient for e-learning. it is available for download here.

making face time while learning

Posted in video with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by ruyoung

though this advert is for the nokia nseries, the message is well appreciated.

it talks about how we’ve used various screens overtime to watch, entertain, learn, and play, and what that meant to us as social beings.

the power of mobile technology has allowed us to go back out into the world, and the power of mobile learning expands the classroom beyond brick walls to learn where we want to or need to.

for the better part of 3mos a local university has been on strike. the school year could be in jeopardy, and even if the school year is extended to allow the students to finish their studies appropriately, the summer jobs that these studens rely on could go by the wayside.

let me be clear that this post does not take any side of the issue other than the potential of education that the students are missing out on. this is not the place to debate who is right or wrong or what strike issues are most important. i hope the strike ends soon and learning resumes.

but what if it were a different scenario? what if there was an emergency at the school that shut it down for those same 3mos? or kept the instructors physically away for those 3mos for other positive reasons? what if mobile learning was in place so that the students could learn wherever they were and have it be accepted as part of their studies and credits, even if it was a brief interruption into the way things were supposed to be? i’m not talking about full e-learning courses, which are wonderful in their right, but rather the ability to switch from in-person analog learning seemlessly to streaming digital learning so that it would not only continue the learning process despite what is happening (or not happening) in the physical institution, but would exercise a lesson in preparedness for both students and faculty. students could still gather wherever they wanted (home, cafe, library, park) to learn from eachother while learning from an instructor. the learning stream becomes uninterrupted, the way i think it should be.

that’s the power of mobile learning.

mobile experience innovation centre research launch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 3, 2008 by ruyoung

meicon fri i’ll be attending a half day forum for the mobile experience innovation centre research launch. i am curious what will be discussed and how it will affect mobile learning. after much disdain that twitter has stopped outbound sms to canada, and with the rising costs of canadian data plans, and the general state of the economy, i’m wondering how the mobile industry will proceed and this seems to be a great place to strategise. it promises to be:

A half-day forum to discuss recent research findings into the current state of Ontario’s wireless and mobile industry, there will also be sessions discussing future strategies for the new and exciting changes in the Canadian Wireless Context. Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussion with industry leaders as we look towards creating a new wireless future.

event details:

  • ontario college of art and design, 100 mccaul st toronto
  • fri dec 5, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
  • free, but registration is required.

not many tickets remain, so if you are interested and available, i suggest researcing your ticket now.

upcoming industry conferences

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by ruyoung

Energy Education, the challenge of E-learning in schools
Oct 7, 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Speaking of Kids
Oct 24, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Canada

National Conference on Student Leadership
Oct 25-28, 2008
San Diego, California, United States

2nd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention
Nov 4-7, 2008
Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Has Education Lost Its Way?
Nov 7, 2008
London, United Kingdom

Disciplining innovation: new learning and teaching in media and cultural studies
Nov 21, 2008
Sydney, NSW, Australia

I-Learn Forum/RAC 2009
Jan 19-20, 2009
Paris, France

Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, IMCL2009
April 22-24, 2009
Amman, Amman, Jordan

LIHE 09 – 2nd International Symposium: Improving Students Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
May 31-Jun 4, 2009
Aghia Marina, Aegina Island, Greece

ICELW 2009 – The International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace
Jun 10-12, 2009
New York, NY, United States
— i’d love to have someone live blogging this event for me. please contact me if you plan to attend.

Sixteenth International Conference on Learning
July 1-4, 2009
Barcelona, Spain

grockit, the massive multi player online learning game

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2008 by ruyoung

world of warcraft can move over! grockit is about to enter the ring.

the folks at the centre for learning and performance technologies alerted me to the massive multi player online learning game that is still in beta development, and quoted techcrunch50 who reported that it is “an online, interactive learning tool that brings students together to answer quizzes with each other. The startup has raised $10 million for what it’s calling a “Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game”, which takes its cue from World of Warcraft and applies that game’s concepts to SAT-like study groups. Grockit features a chat room where students can talk with one another as they deliberate over questions. They can also award each other points for their insight.”

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blending learning 2.0 (with the emphasis on  collaboration) and edugaming can be a fun way to study and learn. small study groups can chat about questions presented, commend each other when comments are helpful, and reveal both correct and incorrect answers for a well-rounded learning experience.

adapting this to class groups for adult learning would work well too. i can see this working for any continuing education class i would take.

and the eventual mobile client component for this will be really, really sweet.

i’ll be really excited to try this.

2008 bloggers choice awards

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2008 by ruyoung

i’ve been nominated for the 2008 bloggers choice awards in the education category.

if you’d like to vote for my blog as well, click on this badge:

My site was nominated for Best Education Blog!

what an honour – thank you veganbilly!