Friday, August 24, 2007

CTLI Minisymposium 24 August

Workshop on integrating learning technologies into teaching & learning - a show & tell session followed by brainstorming! Great fun!!!

Notes for the workshop:

Friday, August 17, 2007

Treo680 test

Date: Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:38 pm

Mobile camera phone trial options
advantages: cost, text entry
disadvantages: low connectivity, no multitasking, low res camera.

Nokia E65
advantages: marketshare, 2MP camerra, WiFI
disadvantages: cost, txt entry

Nokia N80
As E65, plus only available as parallel import in NZ - cost lower than E65 from parallel.

Traxler on Mobile Learning - again

John Traxler has published a paper that explores and articulates mobile learning issues and the connections between them specifically in the context of the wider and sustained development of mobile learning.

Available from Educause. and Journal article online: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 8, No 2 (2007), ISSN: 1492-3831

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Educause Resources - Immersive Environments

Two new ELI resources address emerging tools for teaching and learning. The video Immersive Learning Environments: New Paths to Interaction and Engagement offers a look at the pedagogical applications of online games, simulations, virtual worlds, and other immersive environments.

The video is a 154MB Flash Video file!

The 7 Things You Should Know About Twitter brief looks at the microblogging and social networking service and its potential value for teaching and learning.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Apple updates .Mac

As I suspected would happen, Apple are beginning to roll-out integration of their .Mac services with the iPhone - you can now upload photos to a gallery on .Mac directly from the iPhone. Storage limits have been increased significantly as well - now 10GB, and 100GB/month data transfer. While very welcome, it still seems a bit steep to pay US$99 per year for the service (although I do) when there are plenty of free alternatives around!
However, at least iMovie has been updated to enable exporting of movies directly to YouTube!

Another new .Mac feature: "Another new feature of .Mac is the ability to use a personal Web address. A new “Personal Domain” button now appears in users’ .Mac settings windows, and enables you to forward a registered Web site domain directly to a Web site hosted on .Mac."

iPhone vs Mobile Web

This is an interesting article comparing the mobile web experience on the iPhone to 'traditional' mobile web browsing. While not conclusive - it points to a brighter future for the mobile web experience! Read the full article at Read/WriteWeb:

iPhone vs Mobile Web: "

Recently a Forrester report was released stating that the iPhone 'signals the beginning of the end for the mobile Web as we know it today'. The report suggested that re-designing sites for the small screens of mobile phones would become 'a thing of the past', because of the iPhone's advanced technology such as zooming.

(Via Read/WriteWeb.)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Mundu IM on iPhone (web based)!

The mundu experience now on your iPhone

Enter the url into your iPhone browser. Go!