Description : The book provides new conceptual frameworks to understand good practice in the field of mobile learning. The book fills a gap in the current literature by drawing on examples of best practice from leading schools in the United States, Canada and Australia. The author visited thirty educational sites and interviewed over 100 eminent teachers, principals, district superintendents and academics in the three aforementioned countries to study the implementation of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in teaching and learning. During that period evidence and exemplars on issues that currently challenge educators worldwide such as modern pedagogies, digital citizenship, institutional change, equity and professional development were collected. The book presents a large number of case studies illustrating an effective integration of mobile learning and other technologies into the curriculum. The contents include topics that are at the core of current attempts by educators to meet the demands of 21st century learning. The book Addresses issues related to the delivery of mobile learning (e.g., smartphones, tablets) Presents real life scenarios from leading practitioners in the United States, Canada and Australia Introduces a four?conversion model for whole?school school transformation Provides principals with practical strategies to create effective communities of practice Provides teachers with best practice examples and recommendations for using mobile devices in teaching and learning Suggests practical activities and insights as to how to implement digital citizenship in schools
Description : The Only Tutorial Covering BOTH iOS and Android—for students and professionals alike! Now, one book can help you master mobile app development with both market-leading platforms: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Perfect for both students and professionals, Learning Mobile App Development is the only tutorial with complete parallel coverage of both iOS and Android. With this guide, you can master either platform, or both—and gain a deeper understanding of the issues associated with developing mobile apps. You’ll develop an actual working app on both iOS and Android, mastering the entire mobile app development lifecycle, from planning through licensing and distribution. Each tutorial in this book has been carefully designed to support readers with widely varying backgrounds and has been extensively tested in live developer training courses. If you’re new to iOS, you’ll also find an easy, practical introduction to Objective-C, Apple’s native language. All source code for this book, organized by chapter, is available at https://github.com/LearningMobile/BookApps Coverage includes Understanding the unique design challenges associated with mobile apps Setting up your Android and iOS development environments Mastering Eclipse development tools for Android and Xcode 5 tools for iOS Designing interfaces and navigation schemes that leverage each platform’s power Reliably integrating persistent data into your apps Using lists (Android) or tables (iOS) to effectively present data to users Capturing device location, displaying it, and using it in your apps Accessing hardware devices and sensors Publishing custom apps internally within an organization Monetizing your apps on Apple’s AppStore or the Google Play marketplace, as well as other ways of profiting from app development, such as consulting and developer jobs
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, ICT 2012, held in Hong Kong, China, in July 2012. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They explore the use of information technology to improve learning and teaching and showcase innovative pedagogical practices. The papers are organized in topical sections on the construct of student engagement and the applications of ICT; emerging pedagogies through ICT; applications of ICT in teaching and learning; research/case studies on ICT in engaged learning; and finally three papers on open textbooks, which address the current problems with conventional textbooks in Hong Kong.
Description : As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of 21st century tools. Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications gathers research on user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in the fields of robotics, assistive technologies, and computational intelligence. This four-volume reference contains cutting-edge research for computer scientists; faculty and students of robotics, digital science, and networked communications; and clinicians invested in assistive technologies. This seminal reference work includes chapters on topics pertaining to system usability, interactive design, mobile interfaces, virtual worlds, and more.
Description : Congratulations—you’ve purchased an iPhone 4, arguably the coolest smartphone on the market. Now it’s time to learn how to take advantage of all the features, apps, and secret techniques available. To accomplish this, look no further than iPhone 4 Made Simple. Over 1,000 screen visuals and clear-cut instructions guide you through both basic and advanced features of the iPhone xG, from email and calendar tips to navigating the App Store and understanding Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks. Written by two successful smartphone trainers and authors, this is the go-to guide for the latest and greatest version of the iPhone.
Description : Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learningto effectively reach K-12 students Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators andLearners provides research-based foundations for developing,evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy.Twenty-first century students require twenty-first centurytechnology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways toeducate children. But with new technologies come new challenges—therefore,this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning bysynthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusionsfor developers, educators, and students. Mobile devices—in ways that the laptop, the personalcomputer, and netbook computers have not—present theopportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, andavailable in both traditional classroom settings and informallearning environments. From theory to practice, MobileLearning explores how mobile devices are different than theirtechnological predecessors, makes the case for developers,teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustratesthe many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective ineducating K-12 students. Explores how mobile devices can support the needs ofstudents Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations toenhance the material presented in the book Provides developers with the background necessary to create theapps their audience requires Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classroomsas early as preschool Discusses how mobile learning enables better educationalopportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, andadult learners. If you're a school administrator, teacher, app developer, orparent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researcheddiscussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as wellas practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.
Description : An ever-widening gap exists between how students and schools use communication technology. Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning introduces new methods (inspired by ‘pedagogy 2.0’) of harnessing the potential of communication technologies for teaching and learning. This book considers how attitudes towards network and mobile technology (NMT) gained outside the school can be shunted into new educational paradigms combining formal and informal learning processes. It begins with an overview of these paradigms, and their sustainability. It then considers the pedagogical dimension of formal/informal integration through NMT, moving on to teachers’ professional development. Next, the organizational development of schools in the context of formal and informal learning is detailed. Finally, the book covers the role of technologies supporting formal/informal integration into subject-oriented education. Includes a framework for the sustainability of new educational paradigms based on the combination of formal and informal learning processes supported by network and mobile technology (NMT) Provides a series of recommendations on how to use attitudes towards NMT gained outside the school to integrate formal and informal learning Gives a teacher training approach on how to use network and mobile technology-based informal learning to enhance formal learning pathways
Description : Make learning more accessible with your iPad! All students—including those with special needs—can benefit from having options for how they access curricular information. The good news is that help is readily available on your iPad! With this engaging, all-in-one resource from an Apple Distinguished Educator, you’ll gain a practical toolkit to empower all of your students. Here you’ll find: Step-by-step instructions, tips, and practice activities for using your iPad in conjunction with Universal Design for Learning guidelines Discussion and reviews of more than 150 applications Access to more than 20 video tutorials, through QR codes located throughout the book
Description : The world is going mobile at an astounding pace. Estimates show 80 percent of global Internet access will take place through mobile devices by 2016. Smartphones, tablets, and handheld devices have reshaped communications, the global economy, and the very way in which we live. The revolution is an electronic nirvana: for the first time in human history we have sophisticated digital applications to help us learn, access financial and health care records, connect with others, and build businesses. But the one trillion dollar mobile industry is still relatively young. Leaders in both the public and private sectors need to figure out how to apply mobile technologies or mobile devices to optimize education, health care, public safety, disaster preparedness, and economic development. And the ever-expanding mobile frontier presents new challenges to law, policy, and regulations and introduces new tensions; one person's idea of cautious deliberation can be another's idea of a barrier to innovation. In Going Mobile, Darrell M. West breaks down the mobile revolution and shows how to maximize its overall benefits in both developed and emerging markets. Contents 1. The Emergence of Mobile Technology 2. Driving Global Entrepreneurship 3. Alleviating Poverty 4. Invention and the Mobile Economy 5. Mobile Learning 6. Improving Health Care 7. Medical Devices and Sensors 8. Shaping Campaigns and Public Outreach 9. Disaster Relief and Public Safety 10. Looking Ahead
Description : If you have a Droid series smartphone—Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, or Droid 2 Global—and are eager to get the most out of your device, Droids Made Simple is perfect for you. Authors Martin Trautschold, Gary Mazo and Marziah Karch guide you through all of the features, tips, and tricks using their proven combination of clear instructions and detailed visuals. With hundreds of annotated screenshots and step-by-step directions, Droids Made Simple will transform you into a Droid expert, improving your productivity, and most importantly, helping you take advantage of all of the cool features that come with these powerful smartphones.