great story in the guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/22/africa-mobile-phones-usage-rise
Thanks to Ken Banks for the lead !!
Welcome to Andy's first blog what's this blog going to cover Technology to support learning , Pedagogy of supporting learning with technology and Communities of practice Some fun stuff you didn't know about me. Why Andy's Black Hole? Well it was going to be called Andy's Ramblings from edge but Katrina Lambert came up with a better suggestion. What’s it for? A place Andy can dump all the things he come across that might be useful to those people living the dream of promoting e-learning.
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The rise of twitter and the like from highly respected pew in the US
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Had a brilliant week but really had my mindset challenged. Now reguar readers know I keep banging on the fact the next billion users of the internet will be from mobile devices. Read earlier post from ITU. But what ive missed is the role that limited bandwidth will have on those users. See story on south african broadband http://www.osnews.com/story/22149/Carrier_Pigeon_Faster_Than_South-African_Broadband
even simple webpages will take ages to load if they load at all no youtube etc just think . Ive dscovered Mixit this week thanks to Adele Botha this is a social etworking app for mobile phones you never heard of it. Well wake up there are 16million users in africa . The role of the mobile cevice that nevers go near a desktop laptop to sync is vital. the role of sms cant be over stressed and the wake up to the fact outrageous charges for data no longer tolerated in most of europe are alive and well in Africa .
So bit of a rant dont go mad on media rich papers if you want to reach a wider audience think lean code and good old wap .
But this really had made me think and also not to get diverted by the shiny and new of the I or G Phone if we are serious about digtal inclusion outside developed north think second generation devices not fifth genration moble devices.
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Great Mobile Learning blog described as
Mobile Libraries Is Devoted To Documenting Any and All Topics Relating To Services Provided By Libraries To patrons Within Mobile Environments.
Much more exciting than it sounds .
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Thanks to Richard Scullin for reminding me to blog this
Simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation.
Use drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want. interesting cross platform cross media
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