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Knowing where we’ve come from will help us understand where we’re headed.
Mobile learning in its purest form isn’t a new idea, although it is a new coin phrase that’s catching a lot of buzz. What exactly is mobile learning?
While we’ve yet to establish a universally-accepted definition of mobile learning, I’ve chosen to adopt a shortened definition found on Wikipedia:
Mobile learning is any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.
One word that’s commonly (and understandably) misinterpreted is technology. Technology isn’t just confined to electronic devices; “technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem…”
For example:Read More
When I got in trouble as a child, I was often told it was because “the little things just added up.”
Books have been written that try to teach us not to sweat the small stuff.
The Police sang about the little things in their song, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.
The Power of Now teaches us to embrace the little things in life.
If we kept searching, we’d find that most cultures are fascinated with the little things, for better or for worse. Either way, the little things always add up, and they either serve to enhance our lives or detract from our well being.
The “little-things-add-up” principle manifests itself in nearly all aspects of life:
- In math, the little things mean the difference between right and wrong.
- Sports teams that do the little things right often win.
- In our jobs, the little things we do make a big difference.
- The culmination of little things have a huge influence on local, state, and national economies.
I guess my parents knew what they were talking about.
Depending on the nature of the little things, I believe that we expose them with the hope that we will either (a) appreciate them more, or (b) put forth more effort to do the little things right. Fortunately, this is a universal principle that isn’t exclusive to economics, sports, and parenting. There are little things in all facets of life, and once we expose the little things, we can leverage them to our advantage.
Mobile Learning During the “Little Time”Read More
In my previous post, I discussed seven questions that should be considered prior to adopting any mobile technology in education. As stated in that post, the trick lies in striking a balance amongst all the factors.
What do I personally feel best achieves this balance?Read More
The video below was produced by IDEO and published on Vimeo. This excerpt describes what they believe is the future of the book:
Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?Read More