Via the always-indispensable OLDaily, a pointer to the MobileEducator, described by Michael Fienen as “a framework that would allow anyone to get into mobile apps without the expensive cost of development and cumbersome integration processes that schools face now.” Fair enough, that’s enough for me to take a look.
Noted: that on the MobileEducator site it suggests it “has been developed with Admissions marketing in mind.”
Noted: a number of prominent social media projects on my campus that have been driven by Public Affairs and others with an interest in admissions marketing. A Place of Mind is one recent high profile example.
Not to suggest that the teaching and learning side isn’t doing anything in the mobile (or social media) space, but I’m not aware of an equivalent to MobileEducator for pedagogues. Maybe I’m overthinking this… a reasonably clean weblog installation has some nice mobile affordances. Even without specialized plugins.
I’m aware of some interesting work, but it all still seems well off from where mainstream efforts are happening.
Noted: The idealistic MIT Nextlab Initiative describes its mission as “Launching Mobile Ventures for the Next Billion Consumers.”
I’m afraid I’m simply throwing out points of conjecture without connecting them. But my recent lack of blogging output suggests that if I need to feel coherent on something before posting, I might as well close this space up…