Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mobl 21 Webinar

Mobl21 is hosting another free webinar, this time it’s entitled “Mobile Learning: Easy, Effective, Affordable”:

The Event:   You are cordially invited to join us for the 3rd in a series of 1 hr FREE webinars concerning the emergence of Mobile Technologies and its game-changing effects on how we learn. This event features a panel of educators who are implementing mobile learning solutions within their organizations. In addition, there will also be a demonstration of the MOBL21 software app and a discussion about how educators are using MOBL21 to deliver Easy, Effective, and Affordable Mobile Learning.
 
The Panelists:   Dr. Fran Cornelius: Coordinator of Informatics Projects & Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Profession
Her area of research involves student learning, faculty development in integration and application of instructional technology for classroom innovations; mobile learning, virtual learning environments for distance learning, and traditional/hybrid courses for students and professionals in healthcare.

Debi Crabtree: Coordinator of the Hamilton County Virtual School program serving nearly 4,000 students statewide since 2002, by offering K-12 students nearly 100 Virtual Dual Enrollment opportunities in partnership with Chattanooga State Community College.  A passionate believer in the need for “www” education (whatever, whenever, wherever), Debi is an enthusiastic proponent of technologies that blend formal/informal opportunities for rich and engaging learning experiences that can foster life-long/life-wide learning.

Michael Reuter: Director of Technology Operations at Central Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Services.
The College has a strong commitment to educational technology reflected in a wide range of pilot programs and initiatives including the use of iPod Touch devices in the classroom, class/group/individual student blogs, podcasting, grant writing and support efforts, and a Digital Commons rich media creation and manipulation center.

Michael Connet: Director of Education & Outreach for LearniT-TeachiT
, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting 21st century teaching & learning. By connecting business, industry and other organizations with schools LearniT-TeachiT harnesses the power of technology to enrich teaching and learning.

 
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in the latest mLearning trends 
 
Date:  Tuesday, April 6, 2010
 
Time 1-2 pm EST / 10-11 am PST

To register for this free event, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/729374577

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A Downside of Going Mobile?

Mobile devices and cloud computing are great, as long as you have power. A new Greenpeace report , “Make IT Green: Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change“, is calling for renewable energy in cloud computing:

As the internet grows as a platform — a place where more things are done, not only stored away — the IT industry’s hunger for energy will increase. Efficiency is a hot topic in IT, but improving energy efficiency is only part of the solution, the industry also needs to take responsibility for where it gets its energy from in the first place. Simply put: Will the cloud run on coal or renewable energy?

Via the ReadWriteWeb

Call for Papers: Medienpädagogik Issue on Mobile Learning

Got this the other day from Norbert Pachler:

The London Mobile Learning Group (http://www.londonmobilelearning.net) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the online journal Medienpädagogik (http://www.medienpaed.com/) on mobile, location-based and context-aware learning to be published in late 2010.

Papers are invited in English or German. Expressions of interest of up to 500 words should be submitted to mobile.complex@googlemail.com by May 23,2010.

For details, please see
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call-for-papers_special-issue_MedienPaed_m-learning.pdf

ISTE SIGML Book Study (Continued)

The SIGML book study is already heading into week 10! We’ve had some good discussions, but it has been somewhat quiet lately on the Ning site at http://sigmlbookstudy2010.ning.com/. We’ve got four more chapters to read and discuss, as well as a final wrap up with Dr. Ally during the week of April 26.

It’s not to late to register and participate. You can download the book for free at http://www.aupress.ca/books/120155/ebook/99Z_Mohamed_Ally_2009-MobileLearning.pdf. If you’d like a hard copy, it can be ordered from Athabasca University at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155

Hope to see you there…..

Image Credit: www.iste.org/sigml

Carnival of the Mobilists #217

This week’s edition of the Carnival is hosted by Indigo 102:

A week in mobile is never a dull affair.

The mobile buzz has continued in no uncertain terms; two major US events completed – South by South West, in Austin Texas and CTIA, Las Vegas Nevada. M&A activity continuing – Amdocs snapping up UK based MX Telecom, Nokia buying Chicago based mobile browser operator Novarro. Location based services and advertising still a major topic of conversation, Martin gives his view on the challenges and who he believes have potential to win out.

 A theme that seemed to resonate in a number of posts this week; People are key, their needs may not always be placed at the forefront of thinking!

Carnival of the Mobilists – the weekly line-up of top-notch mobile blogging from experts and mobile passionatas — the Carnival exposes you to the very best posts of the previous week, all written about mobile and gathered together in a central place. You can read the summary on the host’s site and click on any story that catches your eye. Each week, it’ll be hosted at a different site, so you can visit the Carnival and experience both new writers about mobile, as well as all your old favourites. To contribute to the Carnival, send your entries to mobilists@gmail.com.

Image Credit: Carnival of the Mobilists, Logo:
http://www.mobili.st/images/cotm-button.jpg

Carnival of the Mobilists #215 and 216

While I missed Carnival #215, posted at Mobyaffiliates, this week’s Carnival is hosted by TamsS60. While #216 is a short Carnival, it still contains some interesting developments in the world of mobile.

To contribute to the Carnival, send your entries to mobilists@gmail.com.

Image Credit: Carnival of the Mobilists, Logo:
http://www.mobili.st/images/cotm-button.jpg

Call for Articles: Special Issue on Mobile for Medienpädagogik

The London Mobile Learning Group (http://www.londonmobilelearning.net) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the online journal Medienpädagogik (http://www.medienpaed.com/) on mobile, location-based and context-aware learning to be published in late 2010.

Papers are invited in English or German. Expressions of interest of up to 500 words should be submitted to mobile.complex@googlemail.com by May 23,2010. For details, please see http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call-for-papers_special-issue_ MedienPaed_m-learning.pdf