Skills for Success Afghanistan

Today there are still more than 4 million Afghan refugees outside of Afghanistan and over 1.5 million internally displaced persons within Afghanistan. Afghanistan has seen over 15 years of solid progress; GDP production is more than 4.5 times larger than it was in 2001 and school enrollment has increased from less than 1 million to[…]

What would a Learning Management System look like if it was designed for offline low resource areas?

Sustainable Development Goal #4 is an inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.   There’s many efforts that make some of what you can do with an online learning management system (LMS) like Blackboard or Moodle work offline.  You can use content offline; but you can’t enrol students for example.[…]

Mobile Learning Data: It’s a tossed salad (MLW 2014 Reflection)

At Mobile Learning Week I saw presenters from all over the world describing how they are picking and choosing applications to deploy mobile learning like they would pick up good healthy stuff from the salad bar. We get App A for one thing, App B for another, and then ask students reflect and share it[…]

3 billion capable feature phones: why wait for smartphones?

Rise of the smartphones! More smartphones are in everyone’s pockets. Everyone will be able to share cat videos and argue with strangers (maybe even learn something). However, almost all of what we hope will come from the “smartphone revolution” is actually already possible with the feature phones that people already have in their pockets.  3 billion[…]

Known and unknown in mLearning

It is the question that will not die and doesn’t evolve as it should. Can technology improve learning outcomes?  We have known for decades that certain things can help in the learning process: computer aided instruction, Sesame Street, reminders, feedback since way before the proliferation of mobile phones. The right questions are how?, how can[…]

How SciDev.Net article fails in mobile learning analysis

In this article on SciDev.net titled “How teachers in Africa are being failed by Mobile Learning” Niall Winters asserts that: Teachers are being excluded en masse from mobile learning projects with a whole sub-heading called “excluding teachers” (though the examples cited are irrelevant to mobile learning such as a project that fixes computers inside brick[…]