Category Archives: Mobile web

Mobile Learning Presentation at Miami U Mobile Learning Summit

I presented “Putting Mobile” Back into Mobile Learning” at the Miami University M-Learning Summit in Oxford, Ohio last week. The presentation slides can be found here. The main gist of the presentation is that there seems to be an increasing emphasis on mobile learning in the classroom (oxymoron anyone?), at the cost of the affordances that mobile devices provide, i.e. mobility!!

And BTW, John Traxler recently wrote an excellent post with some of his latest thinking about mobile learning, which is very similar to mine. His argument is one of disruption, i.e. the changes that mobile tools force upon learning with regards to where, when, and how we learn…

RCET Receives NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Reposted from the RCET site:

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced 28 new awards for the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program to support innovative projects in the digital humanities. RCET received one of these grants for its Geo-Historian project. The Geo-Historian project is aimed at educating K-12 students to become local historians who create digital content for an audience that transcends the walls of their classrooms. Project activities will include the creation of curriculum on how to do digital, local history, training teachers how to apply it in their classrooms, and implementation in local schools. Student-created digital content will be accessible in relevant historical locations in the City of Kent via QR codes that can be scanned with mobile phones.

The project is scheduled to begin in September 2010 and run through March 2012. Project partners include the Kent Historical Society, the Kent City Schools, and students from Kent State University’s Honors College.

For the press release and a list of all NEH awards, please click here.

As one of the project directors I’m really looking forward to getting this project started, now that it’s finally received the funding it deserves. We’ve got lots of ideas of where to go with this one, so stay tuned!

Carnival of the Mobilists #220

Hosted this week by VoIP Survivor, and covering topics including Apple, the state of mobile, services, and other mobile related items.

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.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #218

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

Mobilists of the world, welcome to Mobsessed, and the 218th edition of Carnival of the Mobilists. Its my first ever hosting of COTM, so feel very privileged to be part of its ongoing success.

We have quite the eclectic mix of posts this week, and for those of you who read this blog more regularly will be glad to hear there is no iPhone bashing from yours truly this week. Le’ts get the ball rolling….

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.

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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.

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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.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #214

Now online at http://mobithinking.com/blog/carnival-of-the-mobilists-214:

The first week of spring/autumn (Northern/Southern Hemisphere) brought an array of mobile topics from health to gambling and analytics to mobile payment, as mobilists – new, regular and not-seen-for-a-while Carnival contributors – pulled out all the stops. Thanks for your submissions and hosting the Carnival has been educational as always – keep up the good work. Find out how to submit your blog to next week’s Carnival.

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