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[4 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Creativity and student learning

 I had the absolute privilege of being asked by students to talk with them about my views on education. Recently I spoke at TechHui in Wellington - a conference by students, for students.  It was videoed so I will post that when it becomes available.  However, in the meantime here is the Prezi I spoke to.

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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The inaugural AUPOV conference was held in Wollongong, (near Sydney) last week. I felt incredibly privileged to be invited as the International Guest Speaker and gained a huge amount personally from the networking opportunities and the wide range of engaging and informative speakers.

Uncategorized, mobile, mobile web »

[15 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
Role of Mobiles in the Indian Elections

I came across this article today from the BBC.
What astounded me was this fact from the article:
There are just around 45 million internet users as compared to over 370 million mobile subscribers.
Voters are being targeted via their mobiles with ring tones, text messages and wallpapers for their phone!  Bluetooth kiosks are in prominent locations to push similar media to people’s mobile devices.
“Sunil Rajshekhar, the chief operating office of Times Internet Ltd ,says they have developed special election packages which can be subscribed for as little as 30 rupees ($0.60, …

Uncategorized, mobile, mobile web »

[8 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments | ]


you can go to telecom directly to be confused by their plans yourself here.

Mobile Data - $3/MB
See information on their site here
To me, Vodafone’s plans make sense - they are still too expensive for many New Zealanders, but the $1 a day casual rate certainly makes dipping in and out of the mobile internet on an as needed basis realistic - and will in time hook people in to using the mobile web and then they will probably move on to plans.
To Telecom,  I can not for the …

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[8 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

The other day Chris Betcher - aka betchaboy on twitter - messaged me to find out if I was interested in creating a podcast with Liz Kolb.  Absolutely!
So - to deal with the power of Web2.0 part of this post’s title I will explain how we got to this point…
I follow Chris (betchaboy as I know him) on twitter.   Recently there was a whole heap of discussion on-line about a press release from PLC about using mobile phones in classrooms which resulted in a lot of negative feedback from readers.  …

Uncategorized, devices, mobile, resources »

[28 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

A week or so ago, I gave a couple of presentations to members of the Hamilton Journey Cluster.  A slideshow of that presentation is in an earlier post here.
At the end of the presentation, a lady asked if I knew of a way to block unwanted callers from her child’s cellphone.
Today I stumbled across a solution - although only for Symbian 60 phones (later model phones using the Symbian 60 operating system).
Go to symbian-freak for more information and to download the application.

StopCall is a free application that allows you …

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[11 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]

One of the biggest concerns for teachers is that of the time it takes to navigate the mobile web - particularly when both teacher and student are getting used to the mini-screen of the mobile and the command systems.
QR Codes - or Quick Response Codes, I believe, have the potential to make this a non-issue. You simply install a QR Reader application on your phone and then whenever you see a QR Code, open the application, take a photo of the code and just like a barcode your phone …