Mobile Connections: QR and NRC in Higher Ed

This post provides an overview of the Experience IT session presented at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference by David Middleton and Michael Taylor on January 12, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.  It is meant to provide resources for use by participants during the...

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Out of the rubble: Haitian Need Sparks Innovation

Out of the immense tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti, some light through innovation, and the recognition that simple tasks to coordinate aid efforts has led to more creative applications of mobile technology.  Basic SMS messaging and other inherent mobile...

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mLearning Assessment Project

While mLearning continues to evolve and grow, it is natural that questions will continue to be posed regarding exactly what it consists of, its efficiency, intent, effectiveness etc.  As a fervent believer in the potential of mLearning to complement formal and...

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Doing Good with Data – Data Without Borders | jake.porway

  We live in a data rich world, where access to high quality and timely data sets has become much easier. While access has become more democratized, the ability to analyze and use this data remains a barrier for many. Jake Porway has suggested a clever and innovative...

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Mobile Security Risks

MobileActive has posted a fantastic overview of the security risks associated with the use of mobile devices. While the primer is geared towards activists, journalists, and rights defenders, it is a great introduction to the inherent privacy risks for all cell phone...

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The Decade of Gaming?

Seth Preibatsch of SCVNGR believes we are leaving the decade of social and entering the decade of gaming. That is, the decade where mobile and web services move beyond the role of connecting people, and begin to influence behavior through the use of various...

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A Vision of the Future of Medicine

Daniel Kraft provides an interesting vision of the future of health care.  Among other insights, he provides a summary of the increasing role of sensors, mobile connectivity, and remote monitoring in emerging participatory medicine networks....

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Paul Golding’s Mobile Ecosystem Dynamics

This slide deck from Paul Golding (@PGolding) provides excellent insight into mobile ecosystems.  Golding does a nice job outlining the current state, as well as clarifying certain notions (i.e. Augmented Reality) and where to look for innovation opportunities and...

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Apple Removes Teaching App From App Store

Apple generally makes news by publishing new apps, not by unpublishing them. But last week, it made some educators upset when it removed an app, Scratch Viewer, from the iTunes App Store. Scratch Viewer was designed to let educators and others review a child's work...

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How "Open" is Android?

What's even more fascinating is how closed Android is, despite Google's do-no-evil mantra and the permissive Apache 2 license which Android SDK is under. Paraphrasing a famous line from Henry Ford's book on the Model-T, anyone can have Android in their own colour as...

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