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Roland Gesthuizen

BYOD - Worst Idea of the 21st Century? : Stager-to-Go - 127 views

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    Schools and school districts who have come to the personal computing party decades late now have conjured a cheap less-empowering way to produce an illusion of modernity. They call it "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) or "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) and it's a terribly reckless idea for the following reasons.
Roland Gesthuizen

New Statistics: The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web « INFOdocket - 54 views

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      nteresting case for BYOD and making things accessible on mobile platforms.
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    The majority of 25-34 and 18-24 year olds now own smartphones (64% and 53% respectively);
Roland Gesthuizen

Twitter for Teachers - a professional development tool | learningblog.org - 145 views

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    Twitter is one of the most powerful social media tools to help teachers with their professional development. The video below explains why.
Roland Gesthuizen

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Bringing Your Own Device (BYOD) Even If You Are Poor - 107 views

  • When we shift our thinking from demanding the government provides one-size-fits-some solutions and move it to let's empower families to take ownership of securing tools for their learning, change can happen.  
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    When the topic of bring your own device comes up, one of the first complaints we often hear, is "What about the have nots." Yes, there are have nots.  However, students should not only be given the freedom to do what those who have the least can do. Students are not prisoners and they are not widgets. They are people with minds, choices, and parents or guardians who can make decisions and should be empowered to use the learning devices they choose. 
Roland Gesthuizen

5 Ways Higher Education Is Leveraging Mobile Tech - 61 views

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    Mobile technology is on the minds of higher education professionals more than ever before. At the recent HighEdWeb conference in Austin, the itinerary included several ways schools can use social media, blogs and mobile technologies to better captivate its student body .. As tomorrow's grads become increasingly married to their mobile devices, here are five ways that mobile tech matters just as much as social technology in the higher ed space.
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Reporting & Analysis of Mobile Learning: Is It Worth It? by Skip Marshall : Learning So... - 1 views

  • “Mobile learning is here to stay. There doesn’t appear to be an end in sight as smartphones and tablet devices become more and more pervasive. Through continual evaluation and analysis, mobile learning strategies will become an effective component of any learning strategy.”
Ruth Howard

Misadventures in Learning - 38 views

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    Everything you really want to know about contemporary mobile and informal learning includes backchannels from various conferences huge variry of links incredibly thorough archive and curation. Plenty on social media best practice here too.
Roland Gesthuizen

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] - 163 views

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    Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources. .. Check out this infographic from OnlineEducation.net about how the world of online learning has changed and grown over the years.
Roland Gesthuizen

School principal answers call to ditch mobile phone ban - 60 views

  • 'If there is too big a disconnect between school and the rest of society, people start to think we have got our heads in the sand - and the boys think we are even bigger idiots than they do normally,'
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    "THIS year Christian Brothers' College in St Kilda East did something radical: overturned its long-standing ban on students bringing mobile phones to school. The decision was not made lightly. Principal Gerald Bain-King recalls agonising over the risks when a trial was first mooted several years ago."
Ralf Appelt

10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps: Instructional Design and eLearning: T... - 95 views

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    "10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps"
Roland Gesthuizen

Drill Down: Mobile Devices in Education -- THE Journal - 105 views

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    "As educators continue to weigh the many considerations attached to allowing student-owned handheld devices on campus, Speak Up asked parents what good they think the use of mobile technologies would have on their children's education."
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    Interesting to look over the perceptions reported by parents.
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