As part of this week’s computer housekeeping, I’ve been going through my Twitter favourites of the past two weeks on the topic of mLearning. Below are five of the tweets I’ve found most interesting or useful. I’ve ordered them from tweets on more theoretical issues, to those with a more practical slant. Hope you find them useful as well!

1 mLearnCon2010: Mobile gets real

Learning Solutions Magazine provides a good overview of the mLearnCon 2010 conference, divided into key sections, including lessons learned, and considerations for developers.

  • One thing I especially like about the post:
    Thorough, with a nice list of other blogs posts about mLearnCon 2010, at the end – good for further reading.
  • My favourite line:
    Designing mLearning is more about the user and less about the technology.

2 Mlearning on multiple devices: A practical guide

A blog post from The Learning Journey blogger Nicole Fourgere, which summarises her notes from a session of the same name at mLearnCon 2010.

  • One thing I especially like about the post:
    Provides a useful overview in list format of general considerations, development options, ad testing options.
  • My favourite line:
    If you are going to go with cross platform be sure not to favor the logic of one OS over another.

3 Layar & Augmented Reality for Your Campus

From the Mobile in Higher Ed blog, this post briefly describes a project to use the augmented reality (AR) app Layar with a campus map. Includes some helpful videos on location-based AR and object/simulation-based AR if you’re not sure what these are!

  • One thing I especially like about the post:
    It’s critical and points out some of the shortcomings of location-based AR (the ‘Yes, but…’ factor).
  • My favourite line:
    Location-based augmented reality isn’t quite there yet.

4 Classroom iPod Touches: Do’s and Don’ts

Tony Vincent’s excellent blog has a post on iTouches from Feb 2010, which I had missed. Useful, very practical advice for educators planning to use these devices with classes.

  • One thing I especially like about the post:
    The advice is based on experience, and covers a range of areas, from tech considerations, to implementation issues such as having a fair usage contract (with several examples).
  • My favourite line (ok, two lines in this case):
    Don’t forget professional development. There’s always something new to learn when it comes to teaching and learning with iPods.

5 A Phone for Geography

An interview with Noeline Wright (University of Waikato, NZ) about using mlearning in the secondary school geography classroom, with practical examples.

  • One thing I especially like about the post:
    It’s practical, and the project could be replicated by foreign language teachers, especially for CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).
  • My favourite line:
    Secondary school learners that I’ve interviewed say that mostly, they prefer to be able to work with others to develop knowledge, understanding and skills.

Please add any tweets or resources related to mLearning YOU have found especially helpful, in the Comments section here – thanks!

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Nicky Hockly
The Consultants-E
July 2010