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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

I had a student contact me recently to ask me a few questions about my thoughts on education.  I thought I would post them here.  He is making a documentary about using mobile phones in the classroom.  I hope he makes his documentary available - perhaps on YouTube and if he does I will link it here.  Meanwhile, here are my responses to his questions:
1. What do you believe are the benefits of using mobile devices in the classroom?
There are a couple of reasons using mobile devices in the classroom …

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[30 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom - Education Review Article

I recently wrote this article for the Education Review. It is a very concise summary of my thinking 6 months after completion of my research. “It seems somewhat ironic that while schools try to find extra funding to increase student and teacher access to ICT, the tool that many students already have in their pockets is overlooked and its use actively denied through restrictive school policy…”

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[24 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
The Power of an Authentic Audience

This is another discussion that I am cross-posting from the School of Education online course in which I was a guest contributor. Popping it here to see what others think.
The modern web - namely web2.0 or the read/write web allows any user to create and share content with the world. Harnessing the power of this audience is certainly not limited to the secondary classroom - infact there are a huge number of highly successful primary school blogs, wikis and podcasts that attract audiences from around the world.
The fact …

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[12 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Mobile Phones in the Classroom

I have just recently completed a literature review exploring mobile phones in the classroom. It focuses solely on mobile phones as these are the tools our students already have. Here are my conclusions and a link to the full documents.

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[7 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
Mobile Tools Roundup

I recently was invited to participated as a guest in an online course run by the School of Education at the University of Waikato. The paper was a second year course “Telecommunications in Education”. My role was to facilitate and contribute to online discussion for one week. I thought I would cross-post some of the discussion starters I used here on my blog for other people to discuss also perhaps. Click to read more…

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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.

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[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, …

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[22 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
Ubiquitous Information - My Research Complete!

This report considers the impact ‘anytime’ access to information via access to the mobile internet will have on teaching and learning in the future. It explores the potential applications for mobile phones in the classroom and the skills that our students will need in order to cope with the mass of information on-demand that is available to them.

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[16 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been lucky enough to have my hands on a developer iPhone from Vodafone for the past few weeks. It has led to hours of much fun and much procrastination!
Whenever I tell people about my research, the first thing they want to know is what do I think about the iPhone and do I think it will be the next big thing in schools.

I am undecided.
Unless you have held, touched and played with an iPhone (or an iPod Touch) you really can not begin to understand this little …

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[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 …