Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Media Consortium Emerging Technologies 2009 Report

The 2009 Report identifies Mobile Devices as an emerging technology with time-to-adoption of one to two years.

■ Mobiles. Already considered as another component of the network on many campuses, mobiles continue to evolve rapidly. New interfaces, the ability to run third-party applications, and location-awareness have all come to the mobile device in the past year, making it an ever more versatile tool that can be easily adapted to a host of tasks for learning, productivity, and social networking. For many users, broadband mobile devices like the iPhone have already begun to assume many tasks that were once the exclusive province of portable computers.

Identified emerging technologies in education include (in order ofadoption timeframe)

  1. Mobiles

  2. Cloud Computing

  3. Geo-Everything

  4. The Personal Web

  5. Semantic-Aware Applications

  6. Smart Objects



Monday, January 26, 2009

Smartphones & the future of Music Sales

NZHerald article on future delivery of music – via smartphones!

Schweizer, K. (2009, January 24). Musicians turn to tech-savvy audience: Smartphones and the internet prove popular with both artisits and fans. Weekend Herald, p. C5.

"Most music will eventually be accessed over smartphones such as Apple's iPhone and Research In Motion's BlackBerry, said Terry McBride, who manages Sarah McLachlan and Avril Lavigne."

"The smartphone is changing the music industry because of its platform and I predict most consumption of music will be through a smartphone in the future," McBride said in Cannes.

Read full article HERE:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some Mobile Learning Options:

  1. Eee PC 901,
  2. Nokia N95 with bluetooth folding keyboard,
  3. Nokia Xpressmedia 5800,
  4. Nokia E90,
  5. 3M MPro110 pico projector
  6. Apple iPhone (not shown)
  7. Palm Pre (not yet released)
  8. Nokia N97 (not yet released)

You may notice an absence of windows mobile or Blackberry devices - this is by choice ;-) . I'm interested in devices that students will want to own and use, rather than 'business' focused devices.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nokia XM5800 & MPro110

Here's the Nokia Xpressmusic smartphone connected to the 3M MPro110 pico projector!
Needs quite a dark environment to be effective.

Ning iPhone 1

Ning mobile version optimized for iPhone

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Nokia Share Online services

Screenshot of Noka XpressMusic 5800 Share Online destinations

Posted via Pixelpipe.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Why You Have To Jailbreak the iPhone - ReadWriteWeb


Sent from my iPhone

A way forward for learning

Here's a thought-provoking post!

A way forward for learning: "

Teemu Arina has a link on his blog to an article he wrote for his company blog on ‘Horizontal technologies for learning.’ The following definitional distinction between LMS and PLE is huge. It is a key insight into why education has barely moved into the connected age and why social technologies are, as he says, ‘a way forward’:

Horizontal integration is a way forward. In the eLearning sector many vendors have created eLearning solutions primarily for educational institutions. These technologies are supposedly designed for learning but that is not true. These technologies are institution-centric and vertical by nature. The concept of Learning Management System (LMS) was wrongly named. Better fit for a name would be Teaching Management System or Institution Control System.

No student would use the current so-called learning environments during their worktime or freetime. In 2006 I was at EC-TEL where Scott Wilson asked the audience full of educational technology specialists, ‘how many of you use a LMS for your personal learning?’. Surprise. No hands.

Social technologies are different. Blogs and wikis are already being implemented by learners themselves. Call them Personal Learning Environments (PLE) if you want but the key issue here is that they are based on user-centric design.

(Via Smart Mobs.)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pixelpipe mobile test

uploading from Pixelpipe on iPone

Posted via Pixelpipe.


PixelPipe is a media uploading service for mobile and desktop that supports over 60 web2 services. It appears very similar to Shozu. It works via email or "Share Online" (Nokia NSeries only), iPhone App, or Android App for mobile uploads (No Java or WM App). This is a PixelPipe Uploader upload - testing Mobile upload soon.

Posted via Pixelpipe.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Picasa for Mac

Google have finally released a Mac version of their photo management/uploading/editing application Picasa. It's been a long-time favourite of mine on the PC, but I've usually defaulted to iPhonto on the Mac with Picasa and Flickr scripts for web uploading of photos or the Picasa web uploader application. While it's great to see it available for Mac, I'm not sure (yet) that it brings anything significant to the party - apart from better Blogger and Picasaweb albums integration. Perhaps if you are usually a PC user Picasa would feel like 'home'?

Download link HERE