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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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[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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[23 Nov 2008 | 8 Comments | ]
Ways of Communicating

There is definitely a whole new culture being developed around the social norms to do with the way we communicate with others which I find fascinating. Things that I personally have noticed in my own use is that I use email to contact ‘contacts’ or work colleagues but social networking sites (facebook) to contact friends. I think it is interesting how different online spaces seem to have such distinct unwritten rules that we follow (or that I seem to!) and because this space is all so new we are writing them as we go.

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[19 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nothing like a good set of stats to try and get your head around where the future of mobile is headed!
This in from Reuters based in Britain between January and May, 2008, from the Mobile Data Association
Nearly 1.5 billion (1,492,400,769) text messages (SMS) were sent per week
More than 10 million (10,734,555) pictures and video messaging (MMS) were sent per week
The number of Mobile Internet (MI) users between May 2006 and May 2008 rose from about 13 million (13,140,000) to 16 million (16,425,000). It dipped slightly on last year (16,500,000), but …