Saturday, March 26, 2011


Really please to be invited by my fellow mobile learning protagonist Inge De Ward . To be one of the course team on Mobi Mooc Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about mobile learning   . Its a pretty impressive line up if you ignore my inclusion. The details are

Topics and facilitators?
Week 1: Saturday 2 April – 8 April 2011: Introduction to mLearning;
Facilitator: Inge ‘Ignatia’ de Waard

Week 2: Saturday 9 April – 15 April 2011: Planning an mLearning project;
Facilitator: Judy Brown

Week 3: Saturday 16 April – 22 April 2011: Mobile for development (m4D);
Facilitators: Niall Winters and Yishay Mor

Week 4: Saturday 23 – 29 April 2011: Leading edge innovations in mLearning;
Facilitator: David Metcalf

Week 5: Saturday 30 – 6 May 2011: Interaction between mobile learning and a mobile connected society;
Facilitator: John Traxler

Week 6: Saturday 7 – 13 May 2011: mLearning in k12;
Facilitator: Andy Black

What really cool is the MOOC concept Its a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC.
I've got to say looking forward to it hugely . Great video from Dave Cormier ( his blogs worth a read to !)

a website has recently appeared as well

Following in the steps of some serious pioneers Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Dave Cornier   .
Dave Cormier has done a great video on success in MOOC 

The whole thing is really challenging the way I think about learning and sharing and putting the message across or more importantly listening to the evolving conversation .

Come and help me out and join the conversation at MobiMooc join the Wiki and the Google group details on the wiki at

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mole project surfaces

Just been made awre of the Mole Project now being visible

MoLE (Mobile Learning Environment) is about using a global cellular network and mobile devices to deliver and share learning between U.S. and multi-national partners.

Initially, the project will focus on the reconstruction of healthcare and associated services in areas of conflict or natural disaster (known as 'medical stability operations', or MSOs).

well worth a look interesting !

Also as a unexpected bonus great reports link page at   

including What in the world are you doing with your mobile phone?

plus various GSMA and ITU reports.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ProSPER.NET-Scopus Young Scientist Award in ICT for Sustainable Development: Call for nominations and applications

Youth Scientist in sustainable development Award

The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.

In line with its mission to further the development and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to address the pressing global challenges of sustainable development, UNU-IIST seeks ways promote research in this important new area. This year, therefore, the YSA includes a special category in ICT for Sustainable Development. The award in ICT for Sustainable Development is intended to spur research in this area by promoting the careers of outstanding young scientists and inspiring others through their example.

Nominations and applications are open starting 01 March 2011 and will close at midnight GMT on 30 April 2011. Late submissions and incomplete applications will not be accepted. As part of the judging process, the top three finalists in each category will be sponsored to present their work in a public symposium to be held the first week of July 2011 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. For more details of the award and application process, follow this link

Friday, March 11, 2011

Create, Share, and Track QR Codes

Is it me or this brilliant qr code and URL shorteners that's sleek and lean. Thanks to Tom Barret John Davitt and numerous other for pointing it out

Create, Share, and Track QR Codes

Thursday, March 10, 2011

02 Telefonica to support M2M market

Basically about sim enabled devices talking to each other . Be that smart meters (200000 sims in meters planned) . This is only the start exciting times ahead . this is the next branch of mobile ois it fixed smart !!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Online Educa Berlin 2010 post conference report

Nice to see the post conference report of Online Educa Berlin 2010 published my slot in the Online Educa Berlin debate as a late substitution due to a snow bound Donald Clark being unable to to make it . Interesting debate oh yes and my debating team won ! Photo of me on page seven with a 10 metre high projected image behind is scary. But other photo's in report are really good !

Report to download can be found at
Go on have look

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Decade of storage falling cost of memory

Outlining the falling cost and change of technology in storage over the last decade well worth a look .

The humble USB is over 10 years old !!

Online Storage Online Storage

Monday, March 07, 2011

Tribal Labs

As a solo blooger I always admire those that get a collective presence together. I also like people working for commercial companies who are encouraged to blog. So I was delighted to come across tribal labs with a impressive list of contributors who all happen to work for Tribal
  • Geoff Stead
  • Ben Smith
  • Chris Ballard
  • Gustavo Hartmann
With Themes of
  • Business intelligence
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning technologies
  • Mobile Technology
With initial posts on HTML5 (yep its going to be big), Market share on a global scale in mobile all seems useful to me.

Tribal labs can be found at

So it seems one to follow so your in my rss reader .

Nice one !