Tag Archives: Mobile phone

The proof of the pudding: Students using social media in class improve contributions, comprehension and literacy

Image source by Nomad Saleh Often the question arises – should mobile devices be banned from classrooms? I guess for many teachers it it the proof of the pudding that answers that question – much better than someone ‘telling’ them … Continue reading

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eLearning attributes of mobile devices with an emphasis on smart phones and the iPad (Peter Looms at Sharefest)

Peter Olaf Looms opened this session about the attributes of mobile devices, smart phones and iPads with a suggestion that the wait and see approach is an approach but perhaps not the most positive! Do we want to be reactive … Continue reading

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Using QR Codes, video clips and trades training: A pilot study (Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson at Sharefest)

Image via Wikipedia Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson are based at Wintec and have been piloting QR codes and video clips in trades training – partly to encourage students to do some revision. QR codes are described in Wikipedia as … Continue reading

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Vocational education and training: Can ICT enhanced learning and teaching help?

The Vocation Education and Training (VET) Sector, for those who are not sure, “prepares trainees for jobs that are based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, and totally related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation“. In New Zealand … Continue reading

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