Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project: A global technology initiative

Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project: A global technology initiative

by Jacob Hodges

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Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project: A global technology initiative by Jacob Hodges

The 'Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project: a global technology initiative', was a two-year project that included e-Learning and medical professionals from academia, commercial, government and NGO representing 24 countries from five continents. It focused on providing training/education in areas with low-bandwidth and limited internet connectivity and infrastructure.

This eBook provides readers with -
- a comprehensive education and training app that contains six major content categories (i.e., learning, reference library, standards, networking, mission tools, and mission pack);
- access to, and use of, the Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project source code for iOS and Android devices, and the online content catalogue repository to create, share and develop apps;
- the data collection and evaluation strategy that incorporated social responsibility, ethical practices, solid research approaches and professional standards;
- an in-depth review of the evaluation finding on the accessibility, effectiveness, satisfaction/self-efficacy, utility and usefulness of mobile technologies as a learning medium; and
- conclusions on what made the app learner centered (i.e., built on the skills and knowledge of the individual/teams), knowledge centered (i.e., providing educational content that is factually sound), and community centered (i.e., promoted the sharing of knowledge and collaboration).

It also provides in-depth information on what is contained in the six major content categories that were developed (i.e., library, networking, mission packs, mission tools, leaning, and standards), which is also available in both the Apple and Android Markets.

This eBook will be of interest to:
- Anyone developing mobile applications
- Educators and Teachers
- E-Learning and m-Learning Professionals
- Evaluators
- Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
- Information Technology (IT) Professionals
- Medical Professionals
- Quality Management Professionals
- Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT&E) Professionals
- Scientist and Technology (S&T) Professionals

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783010455
Publisher: eBookPartnership.com
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jacob Hodges has over 40 years’ experience in academia, defense and the commercial sector. His vast knowledge and understanding of defense requirements; learning, education and training; educational science and technology; process improvement and quality management; and human research protocol plays a key role in his activities as an advisor to US and international organizations. Jacob earned his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau) and his Bachelor of Science in Communications (BSc) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and former Member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and former Chair of the Research, Technology, and Development Topical Interest Group (RDT TIG). He has also served as a faculty member in both the United States (University of Alaska Anchorage, Central Texas College, and Anne Arundel Community College) and in the United Kingdom (London South Bank University, Carshalton College, and Roehampton University/Carshalton College Foundation Programme). Jacob is mostly recognized for his ability to serve as a bridge between academia, industry and technicians. His advice and counsel is sought for innovative approaches for achieving solutions as well as out-of-the-box thinking that provide practical approaches to problem solving. In the last fifteen years, Jacob has conducted several technology assessments on speech-enabled capabilities and has been the catalyst for more than 20 e-Learning-related science and technology research projects. He instigated three innovative multinational e-Learning initiatives called the Coalition Chat Line (CCL), Machine Language Mapping (MLM) and the Multinational Virtual Learning Environment (MVLE), which were the result of US/International e-Learning requirements. He has also conducted over 20 working group meetings focused on identifying potential solutions to user-requirements in a global setting. Jacob instigated the Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project based on the research findings from the MVLE Project. He conducted internet and independent research into mobile providers, as well as met with several organizations before developing a “Voice of the Customer (VOC)” matrix to select the project’s technical advisor. He provided program management and technical support to the Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project Manager, technical support to the Testing & Evaluation Team, and assisted the MoLE Science & Technology (S&T) Coordinator in conducting S&T reviews. He was the Research Protocol Coordinator and the lead for all collaboration activities among the US and international delegates to ensure research protocol issues were addressed. He worked closely with Tribal, the MoLE Technical Advisor, on implementing research protocol requirements into the Proof of Concept. Jacob is currently located in London, England and works as an independent consultant and Learning, Education and Training (LET) Advisor on innovative approaches that will meet the needs of the 21st century user. He can be reached at jacobhodges46@gmail.com.

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