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wobble: Lessons Learned – Learning Journey Made Mobile

Many Thanks to Theresa Welch, an E-Learning Advisor working for the Regional Support Centre (RSC), West Midlands who wrote the following on her wobble blog on Thursday, 23 June 2011

“Earlier this year, myself and Jason Curtis (our Learning Technologist), initiated a new Mobile Project which aimed to explore and potentially increase the use of mobile technologies in the work based learning sector. This involved awarding successful bidders small amounts of funding which could be used to buy mobile devices that would enhance aspects of the learner journey. The eleven successful applicants that were chosen to take part have now purchased and evaluated their chosen mobile devices and reported their findings back to us. The report below summarises what these providers found, highlighting what technology they bought, what were the main challenges, what benefits were gained and what their plans are now after using their chosen device. Click the image for the report.

The illustration below offers a snapshot of what was bought by the group and shows just how varied their choice of technology was. (Click the image to enlarge.)

More details and full project information is now available on our supporting project wiki page. This includes a snapshot of who bought what and why.We hope you find our findings useful in your own technology choices.

To read more of Wobble click here.”


Life after BECTA – The Department for Education

BECTA’s existence came to an end on March 31st, but what is happening to its role?
The Department for Education has put together a summary page that shows how the work of the Agency will continue ‘under new management’
Apart from the expected links, which include the procurement and ICT Mark functions, formerly of BECTA, there is also a link to an archive of the BECTA website.
This will now form a part of the National Archives.
You can read more by clicking on the link below.

Becta – The Department for Education.

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