March 2012 Archives

Kick-off meeting of the Swiss Mobile Learning SIG

Mobile learning is one of the hottest topics currently in education. At the same time, mobile learning is one of the latest trends in educational technologies. Therefore is the development of best practice networks is critical to support both researchers and practitioners in the field.The ELK-Team of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Zürich has taken the initiative to organise a kick-off meeting for a Swiss mobile learning SIG. This Special Interest Group invites researchers and practitioners who work with mobile technologies in education and training in Switzerland. Currently, there is a poll for the exact date. Below you find the exact details of the invitation.

Printed books on the decline

Over the past 12 months we have seen many new tablets and e-book readers appear on the market. Remarkably, since the launch of the iPad three years ago, also other and older e-book reading devices seem to benefit from the technology hype around apples product. What appears to be smart marketing trick of the late Steve Jobs, could also be part of a much larger change of accessing text information in the information society. Today, I found a nice visualisation of some statistics about reading preferences of American students on Schools.com

© 2002-2016, Christian Glahn and Michael Valersi