Invitations – forthcoming events, webinars, book

Our next event… MELSIG will be changing focus slightly for an event focused on ‘Social Media for Learning’ to be hosted by Liverpool John Moores University on 3 June 2014. Registration is not open yet but will be announced here and on twitter (#melsig, #LJMU) by @melsiguk. The programme is emerging and will follow a … More Invitations – forthcoming events, webinars, book

Horizon Reports

I thought it would be useful to add links to the last two New Media Consortium/EDUCAUSE Horizon Reports . If you are not familiar will these reports, they set out proposals for emerging technologies that innovative educators should be paying attention to. The 2012 report highlights Mobile Apps for learning The 2013 report highlights Tablet … More Horizon Reports

New Book on Student Engagement through Mobile Applications

A new book has been published which might be of interest to the MELSIG community. Laura A. Wankel and Patrick Blessigner have edited Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Applications: Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies published by Emerald (2013) as part of the Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education series. (ISBN: 978-1-78190-509-8). Chapters use case studies, … More New Book on Student Engagement through Mobile Applications