submitted by Sean Cordes
MOBL21 Release Announcement
As the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey and the New York/New York City Metro regional United States Distance Learning Association chapters, with over 20 years of educational technology experience from both the vendor and educator/trainer perspectives, I am proud to be part of an organization that shares my commitment to being on the forefront of eLearning/mLearning best practices and cutting-edge technologies. I truly believe that MOBL21 will change the way we consume academic education and corporate training by allowing us to learn when we want and where we want.
Just go to http://www.mobl21.com to sign-up for a FREE MOBL21 account and to test drive the greatest advance in education and training since the Internet. And for a limited time we are also actively seeking highly visible academic, corporate, government, publishing and non-profit organizations to join us in a FREE MOBL21 pilot program.
To support the MOBL21 community we have created both Facebook and Twitter social networks that will help build an ongoing resource for best practices plus tips and tricks. In addition, MOBL21 will be conducting FREE online training sessions on an almost daily basis. Please go to the MOBL21 website for scheduling and sign-up. And make sure to check your email for information about upcoming MOBL21 special offers and giveaways, content creation contests, and our 4th in a series of highly informative FREE Mobile Learning Webinars, featuring internationally recognized experts, scheduled for June 3rd from 1:p-2:p EST.
Please feel free to contact me or your MOBL21 representative for more information. Thank you for your consideration and I congratulate you on your insight in joining the mobile learning evolution.
Your Innovative Learning Partners,
Exec Dir: PADLA/NYDLA
US Sales Dir: Emantras/MOBL21
MOBL21: K-12 Representative
If you are away from a computer but you want to know what’s happening tonight in Western Illinois University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC), it’s as easy as downloading the new COFAC app (application) available free through Apple’s App Store and iTunes.
Developed through AppMakr, a service from the company PointAbout, Inc., the COFAC app offers a quick way for iPhone, iPod iTouch and now iPad users to get the latest news, calendars and blogs from the college.
Read More University Press Release
To Download COFAC iPhone Apps
Article From ReadWriteWeb, by Xplana
Submitted by Teresa
“Today, digital textbooks for higher education and career education account for only 0.5% of all textbook sales in the United States. According to a new study by social learning platform Xplana, this could soon change. Xplana predicts that digital textbooks will account for almost 20% of all textbook sales within the next five years. This will make digital textbooks a $1 billion market. According to Rob Reynolds, who is one of the co-authors of this report and also the director of product design and research for Xplana, this rapid growth will be driven by a number of factors, including the proliferation of tablets and e-readers like the iPad and Kindle, the availability and pricing of e-textbook content and an increasing interest in online learning. According to this study, sales of digital textbooks will increase 100% year-over-year in 2010 and the continue to grow rapidly for the years to come.”
The report/study is available here:
submitted by Samuel Edsall
The Council for Instructional Technology just received this survey from our students regarding their use of technology. I haven’t looked over all of it yet, but here are some quick numbers:
98% students have a personal computer
84% have a laptop, 23% have a laptop and desktop
Pittsburgh Business Times 3/31/2010
As part of a schoolwide initiative to invest in technology and encourage student access to technology, Seton Hill University in Greensburg is supplying every full time student in the fall of 2010 with an iPad and a MacBook laptop.
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