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Mobile Learning Technologies

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 Mobile Learning Technologies


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The following articles and website, address the mobile technology of providing location-based services for educational networks, engaging in campus life through mobile electronic technology and shows the collaboration between students and instructors remotely.  (J Gonsiewski)





Califone MP3 Player


The first MP3 Player designed for schools.  Blog and website:  http://www.califone.com (Trimble)




The Mino HD - compact version of The Flip Video Camcorder (Trimble)

The Flip Ultra (Trimble)


Cell Phones


At a conference this week in Washington called Mobile Learning 09, CTIA, a wireless industry trade group, plans to start making its case for the educational value of cellphones. It will present research — paid for by Qualcomm, a maker of chips for cellphones — that shows so-called smartphones can make students smarter… The only difference now between smartphones and laptops, they say, is that cellphones are smaller, cheaper and more coveted by students (Richtel & Stone, 2009).


 1.  McNeal. T & Van't Hooft.  (2006).  Anywhere, anytime;  Using Mobile phones for learning.  Journal for the Research Center for  Educational Technology.2 (2).  Retrieved on October 14, 2009 from http://www.rcetj.org/?type=art&id=79575

This article lists several activities for which cell phones can be used in the classroom.  It also introduces a new program being explored in     which video cell phones are being used as video conferencing tools.  The purpose is to bring the community to the classroom without the   head aches, hassle and cost of regular teleconferencing.  (Wahoff) 


2.  Cook, Pachler, andBradley. (2008). Bridging the Gap? Mobile Phones at the Interface Between Informal and Formal Learning.

Journal for the Research Center for Educational Technology. Retrieved on October 17, 2009 from http://www.rcetj.org/type=art&id=87827&


3.  Presentation found on School Library Journal website titled "CellPhones As Learning Tools" (Trimble)


4.  Cell Phones Make Headway In Education. Business Week article discussing promising uses for cell phones in education and the main barriers being the teachers who fear the new technology. (DeJulio)


5.  This article was posted on Yahoo November 28th, 2009  http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20091127/ap_on_hi_te/us_schools_cell_phones  (Trimble)



Eslick Reader 


by Foxit is a new ebook device.  Click here to learn more on their website. (Trimble)



          What is GPS? 

Great tool for taking children geocaching or letterboxing. (Trimble)

U.S Geological Survey provides more GPS educational resources. Click here. (Bennett)


IPOD touch


          What is iPod? 

1.  Apple Learning Interchange. (2009).  IPod Touch. Touching student lives in the classroom. Retrieved on October 10, 2009 from http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.phpitemID=16472&version=7386&page=2

This site has been put together by Apple and contains a collection of stories created by educators.  In this exhibit educators share the way they use the iTouch in their classrooms.  This site contains the many potentials the iTouch can hold in the classroom. (DeJulio)


2. Cairns, Virginia and Dean, Toni.  (2009). Library Tour: Introducing the iPod Generation to the Academic Library. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED505032


This research article describes the process in which the The University of Tennessee at Cattanooga went through as they revamped their Freshman Orientation class for its Library.  It shows how they were able to allow students to interact with the resources available at the library in a way that was relevant to them. By using iPods, they were able to transform the students experience with the university library. (Peters)




The new Barnes and Nobel version of the e-book similar to the Sony Digital Reader and Kindle. Nook Link (Peters)


Sony Digital Reader


Review of the Digital Reader created by Sony.  (Peters)


The upside and downside of digital readers: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/ETextsintheClassroom/162511




Wireless reading device.  Click here to learn more on their website. (Trimble)


News article that lays out the positives and negatives of e-books used in the educational setting:

The Year of E- Textbooks? (Peters)



LabQuest by Vernier


Hold it in your hand or hook it to a computer.  Use the attached probes to collect samples and retrieve data.  Colorful display, built-in graphing and analysis software make this handy gadget one of the Teacher's Best Pick of 2009 according to Scholastic Instructor Magazine (March/April 2009).  http://www.vernier.com/labquest/ (Trimble)


Neo 2 


A smaller version of a laptop - great for small hands. Runs Renaissance Learning software and supports text-to-speech.  http://www.renlearn.com/neo/NEO2/default.aspx (Trimble)




From Plastic Logic.  New lightweight glare-free flexible plasitc display.  Click here to learn more on their website.  Article:  Author, This. "The Buzz: Databases that talk, Plastic Logic V. Kindle, cute & cheap tunes to go - 3/1/2009 - School Library Journal." School Library Journal - Books, Multimedia, & Technology-Children & Teens. 20 Oct. 2009 <http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6640436.html>. (Trimble) 




          Ebay's Skype software allows people to speak from computer to computer using VOIP.  Skyp is free computer to computer and

        can use calls to landlines and cell phones for a nominal fee.  This is to be considered a good tool for librarians and libraries to

        use where bandwidth is not a problem.  Article:  Atwater-Singer, Meg & Sherrill, Kate (2007)  Indiana Libraries, vol. 26, issue 3.

        "Social Software, Web 2.0, Library 2.0, & You:  A Practial Guide For Using Technology @ Your Library."  pp. 48-52.

         More information about Skype


Technology Effects and Effectiveness

Technology Effect and Effectiveness Introduction

Blended Learning Technologies

Classroom Based Learning Technologies

Cost-Cutting Technologies

Distance Learning Technologies

Mobile Learning Technologies 

Technology Effects and Effectiveness Conclusion


Contributors Fall Semester 2009

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