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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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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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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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It’s been 2 weeks since AUPOV and I am still mulling over the discussions I had and the presentations I listened to.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to hear Tony Herrington speak. Tony is the Associate Professor of Adult Education and IT in Education at the University of Wollongong and his research focus is around using emerging technologies to support professional learning. I was particularly keen to hear about his research investigating the use of mobile technologies to support the professional learning of pre-service teachers.
Tony began by saying …
First of all, I would like to state that I am a trained secondary school English teacher - not primary trained, and certainly not trained in the teaching of basic literacy skills to new entrant students. However, I would like to evaluate TeacherMate in the context of handheld-devices and personalised learning in the classroom.
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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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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.