Increasing Access to Education for All Through Mobile Learning
Mobile technology use has increased faster than that of any other technology in our history, and developing countries have the fastest growth rate of mobile technology acquisition. Mobile Web usage is expected to double within five years and so become the most common way of accessing the Web. People in remote locations and in developing countries are moving directly to mobile technology rather than acquiring desktop and notebook computers. Mobile technology (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, etc.) has been proven to be a powerful learning tool. Educators and governments must be prepared to use mobile learning approaches to meet the needs of, and empower, the current and future generations of learners. Successful implementation of mobile learning, however, requires organisations to have the proper infrastructure, people, policies and training programmes. This start-up guide will help. The Knowledge Series is a topical, start-up guide to distance education practice and delivery.
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Ally, Mohamed; Tsinakos, Avgoustos (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Athabasca University, 2014)As the use of mobile technology increases around the world, there is growing interest in its use in education and training. This is especially true in developing countries, where citizens are acquiring mobile technology ...
Ally, Mohamed; Nasir, Zarmina; Abdulbaki, Anwar; Cheng, Ricky (Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), 2016-11)A research project was carried out in using mobile learning to increase access to education. This project is contributing to the achievement of Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “inclusive and equitable ...
Making Mobile Learning Highly Viable in Contexts with no Connectivity or Grid Power: A Recent Implementation Balaji, Venkataraman; Ally, Mohamed; Shinde, Vanita; Mose, Mose (Commonwealth of Learning (COL);Qatar Foundation;Athabasca University;Mann Deshi Foundation;The National University of Samoa, 2017-03-22)Workshop presentation by Dr. Venkataraman Balaji (Commonwealth of Learning), Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University), Vanita Shinde (Mann Deshi Foundation), and Mose Mose (National University of Samoa) for Mobile Learning ...
Successful Delivery of a MOOC via Basic Mobile Phones: A Case Study of Mobile Learning in India for Increasing Awareness of Science-Based Production Practices Among Semi-skilled Horticultural Farmers Moloo, Raj; Prabhakar, T V; Venkataraman, Balaji; Khedo, Kavi (Springer Singapore, 2018)Increased concerns about food security in the context of increasing climate variability and globalized trade in agricultural commodities have led to a realization that scalable and technology-enabled methods of learning ...
Access to Learning for Development: Mobile Technologies and Distance Learners in the Mountains of Lesotho Kolosoa, L. C. (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2008)PCF5: Cross-Cutting Theme // Goal 8 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) identifies the advantages of new technologies, especially Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs). Lesotho together with other ...