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    EducationRevolutionize

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    Aflipbookcreatedby

    YawenWu

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    educationthatyoucanholdi

    nyourhand

    mLearning:

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    M-Learning Technologies Include:

    MP3players

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    HandheldGameconsole

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    Theingu

    aphones

    Language

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    mobilel

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    "the US market for Mobile Learning products and services isgrowingat a five-year compound annual growth rate of 21.7%

    the demand is relatively immune from the recession. ~ Ambient Insight(2008)

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    Smart phonesare transforming how we accessshared knowledgeby keeping us constantly connected tonear-infiniteinformation.

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    M-learning focuses on the

    of the learner.

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    mobility

    anywhereaccessible from virtually

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    unprecedented instantaccess to expertise frominformal cooking lessons

    on YouTube

    to online

    university coursesPhoto:JD Hancock

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    Education is in the process ofTechnology has given us opportunities thepeople who taught me didn't have.

    ~Jonathan Rees

    changing

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    Educationneedsnewm

    odels

    toavoidlosingto

    uchwiththeneeds

    of:

    Toddlerswhoareascomfortable

    withtouchscreensaswithbooksStudentswhoquestion

    thevalueofphysicalcampusesAdultswhohopetoearnnew

    skillsinsparetimetosecureajob

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    h t 2

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    key themes that drive

    mLearning

    ten

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    CONTINUOUSLEARNING1

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    EDUCAT

    IONAL

    LEAPFROGGING

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    Kids can skip past outdated

    formal school systems

    With low-pricedcell phones in the hands,

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    NEW CROP OFOLDER, L

    IFELONGLEARNERS

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    Availabilityreduces the complexity.

    People in their

    60sare being pulled into

    mLearning more than ever,motivated by the need to

    stay in touch with grandkids.

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    BREAKING GENDER BOUNDARIES,REDUCING PHYSICAL BURDENS4

    mLearning promises to

    Putwomen of

    All agesin contact withhigh-quality

    Education

    privately

    And on theirown time.

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    Learning

    softwareprogramming

    languages

    MLearningUshers In a boomOf interest in

    gainingsoftwareexpertise

    introduces

    opportunities

    foreconomicgrowth

    ANEWLITERACYEMERGES:SOFTWARELITERACY

    i i d i l

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    6

    existing educationalmaterials could be made

    accessiblevia mobile channels. mLearning can

    offer solutions

    forniche

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    audiences

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    TEACHERS

    AND PUPILS

    TRADE ROLES7

    kidswhoareraisedwithprogrammingcreateeducationalmaterialsforpeers,orsharek

    nowledgeinreturntoadults

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    SYNERGIES WITH

    AND

    INITIATIVES

    MOBILE BANKING

    MOBILE HEALTH

    8

    better education can improve

    virtuous cycle

    improves

    personaland

    national

    economies

    financial condition

    and positively influence health

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    9:NEWOPPORTUNITIESFORTRADITIONALEDUCATIONALINSTITUTIONS

    mLearning

    willnot

    competew

    ith

    Schoolsbu

    t

    compleme

    nt

    and

    extendtheir

    offerings

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    mLearningfindsnewpromisingstudentsorresearchhowpeoplelearn

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    students of any

    age

    or

    background

    can pursue knowledge that is

    relevant

    and

    Realistic

    10:AREVOLUTIONLEADINGTOCUSTOMIZEDEDUCATION

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    Theof mobile learning

    - brings new technology into the classroom.- devices are more lightweight than books and PCs.

    - can diversify the types of learning activities- supports the learning process rather than being integral to it.- can be useful add-on tools for students with special needs.

    - can be a hook to re-engage disaffected youth.- devices are cheaper than PCs and laptops.

    - provides multimedia content delivery and creation options

    Photo: Drew Stewart

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    If people spend too much time with one technology,and less time interacting with people,

    that could hinder the developmentof communications skills

    brain is highly sensitive to stimuli, like smartphone screens.

    Photo:Alexander Rentsch

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    which often have imperfections,

    will come to know a world where shiny screens give them

    afalsesense of intimacy without risk Photo:Khan Mohammad Irteza

    People who do not learn

    realinteractions,

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    Sources:Adkins, S.S. The US Market for Mobile Learning Products and Services: 2008-2013 Forecast and Analysis. Ambient Insight. 2008.C.Savill.Mobile learning in practice:Piloting a mobile learning teachers toolkit in further education collegesCurt Hopkins.Future U: fear and loathing in academia 2012.Fabio Sergio 10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education WRITTEN.2012.Mobile Learning Community Mobile Learning History. 2010.Nick BiltonThe Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind. 2013.Photo: Yawen Wu@Toronto

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    All images are licensed under theCreative Commons Non-Commercial share-Alike Agreement

    and sourced from Flickr.

    Photo by Yawen Wu @ Yunnan, ChinaContact: 0yw16@queensu.ca