Mobile apps and their role in learning

The next meeting of the OU's M-Tech SIG on 29 April will be an opportunity to discuss how we use...

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Keren Mills
30 March 2010

During the meeting of the OU's M-Tech SIG on 29 April we discussed how we use apps in our personal lives, and how apps could support teaching and learning.

Please share your favourite mobile apps, and your thoughts on your ideal app for learning.

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Gadgetman
4:22am 1 May 2010


Its really good to read unique information on your site on mobile phone gadgets. Thanks.

Al Briggs
10:44am 11 May 2010


My favourite mobile app is Instapaper - can't live without it now!

Then I guess DropBox and GoodReader would be second.

Tweetie for social networking (well twitter).

I have to mention uHavePassed for tests and revision etc.

The rest is all done with the browser!

Gráinne Conole
11:26am 11 May 2010


My iphone is now an essential tool for me! I have so many great apps, a spanish dictionary, an expenses app, Evernote, TweetDeck......

Rhodri Thomas
11:27am 11 May 2010


Hi folks, as I mentioned in the session I suppose I now try to keep tabs on the rapldly changing tech environment now through Google Reader - so apps such as NewsRack on my iPodTouch and SlideScreen on my Android phone are great for that (and other things).

I'm also definitely a handheld eBook reader than any of the other solutions/devices - so Stanza (for Apple), eReader and Aldiko (for Android) are my faves - but it's increasingly difficult to get reasonably priced eBooks outside of US Geographic restrictions I'm finding - or formats that restrict usage and transfer to my mobiles :-(

Gráinne Conole
11:32am 11 May 2010


I like Stanza too I think its great.

Daisy Mwanza-Simwami
11:46am 11 May 2010 (Edited 11:46am 11 May 2010)


My favourite is Mobile Messenger or Windows Live Messenger Mobile which I use for instant messaging and file transfer and sharing. I also find Tumblr helpful for mobile blogging i.e. sharing and posting text, images, video, links, quotes, and audio online using mobile devices such as iphones ...

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