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Britisch Council Almaty Workshop reading


UNESCO Mobile Learning Policy http://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/files/3214679.pdf   Video   https://nus.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/IARU2014+-+What+can+Mobile+Technology+do+to+Transform+Learning+at+UniversitiesF/0_7wuokjxg/10212662   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W2_E5VAHp0   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuolpKe3cQ   Slides   A slide deck discussing the nature of research   http://www.slideshare.net/johntraxler/writing-a-research-paper-8160011?qid=7c7ce58b-c20a-46e6-9b89-7792bee95d54&v=qf1&b=&from_search=3     Reading ADL, Mobile Learning Handbook, https://sites.google.com/a/adlnet.gov/mobile-learning-guide/homefree download Ally, M. (Ed.) (2009). Mobile Learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training,http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155free download Ally, M. & Tsinakos, A. (Eds) (2013) Global Mobile…

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Kazakhstan – Mobile Learning Researcher Forum


In the coming week, I will have an opportunity to visit this Central Asia nation which used to be a Russian economy. The reason for going to Kazakhstan (K) is because of a specialist interest group of researchers in Mobile Learning will be joining Almaty Management University and University of Wolverhampton and British Council to…

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CFP – Open University Hong Kong


http://icofe2015.ouhk.edu.hk/e-date.html The 2nd International Conference on Open and Flexible Education is having a call for paper and this year the title is related to Mobile Learning – and is called “Making Learning mobile and ubiquitous”.

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The Modern Learner Infographics


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MMA – synchronous or asynchronous?


One of the long established understanding from many educational tech researchers about elearning is whether the media is “asynchronous” or “synchronous” Prof. Diane Laurillard in her book “Rethinking  University Teaching”  on page 146 even defined that :- Synchronous – where particpiants are together in time, communicating through text, audio, or video via a network; Asynchronous…

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Study contradictions, meaning and texts in mobile learning


Having been intrigued by Activity Theory (AT) – I was able to find some literature that actually goes deeper to investigate the type of contradictions. It has been said that “Contradictions” is AT’s basic principles, by way of the subject identify differences in the task, and reflect upon with teachers and the learnt “outcomes” has…

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From Interaction-Design.org – introducing a perspective of Activity Theory


Historical roots and underlying assumptions The immediate conceptual roots of activity theory can be traced to Russian/Soviet psychology of the 1920s and 1930s (footnote 2). During that time theoretical explorations in Russian psychology were heavily influenced by Marxist philosophy. A collective effort of a number of prominent psychologists, most notably Lev Vygotsky and Sergey Rubinshtein—which effort…

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CITERS Hong Kong University 2014 Research Forum


This is the 2nd year I have participated as a researcher presenting my working papers or finished paper. I personally really like this and CITE (short for Centre of Information Technology in Education) has been really generous and often invite scholars and world renowned experts from around the world in E-learning, MLEAR, Educational Research, Social…

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Google Keep as one the simplest note taking + voice annotation tool


Check this review from LifeHacker, It’s FREE, backup to Google Drive, Android native – fast ! Wow ! http://lifehacker.com/not-just-another-notes-app-why-you-should-use-google-k-509256637  

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3 SIM cards for receiving 3 calls & SMS


An Android phone that can accept a custom build native application. Android is basically a small linux machine and with 3 SIM cards, that is a simple SMS / GSM Modem pool on its own with connectivity to connect to WiFi and a host server. This will enable a lot of applications to be further…

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