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Can Apple Products Pave the Way to Personalized Learning?

Apple held a press event today at its Cupertino headquarters, unveiling a variety of improvements to its line of iPods and iPhones, including an update to its mobile operating system and a brand new version of its wildly popular iPhone. As always happens around these Apple announcements, there’s a flurry of excitement — before, during, … Continue reading Can Apple Products Pave the Way to Personalized Learning? →

Don’t Forget the Fun Factor in Educational Games

Too often, educational games are neither fun nor educational, and there are plenty of educational games that fail on both those counts. Without an exhaustive study of games and game designers, it’s hard to pinpoint why. Do those making educational games have little experience in game design? Or do those making educational games have little … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Fun Factor in Educational Games →

No More Lost in Translation with WordLens

You can take the time to learn a new language with online tutors as described in the post below, or you can just use your iPhone for immediate gratification. The WordLens app for the iPhone, released a few days ago, automatically translates words to your chosen language and pastes them onto the scene through its … Continue reading No More Lost in Translation with WordLens →

The Future of Mobile Learning Apps

The mobile app world is changing constantly, as are learning theories around them. For more context on the Cooney Center’s study “Is There an App for That?” here’s my Q&A with Dr. Michael Levine, executive director of the Center, Dr. Cynthia Chiong, the report’s lead author, and co-author Carly Shuler. How does this report change … Continue reading The Future of Mobile Learning Apps →

7 Important Traits of a Great Mobile Learning App

Parents shouldn’t feel guilty about letting their kids play games on their mobile phones — especially if they’re educational ones. That’s one of the main conclusions in the recent study released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, “Learning, Is There an App for That?” The report uses information from three quantitative and observational studies conducted … Continue reading 7 Important Traits of a Great Mobile Learning App →

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