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MobilED initiative

Published: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 14:23:50 +0000


Demoing MobilED in GTF’08

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:53:56 +0000

So we have been presenting MobilED Community Wiki at Grasping The Future 08 - conference in Helsinki for two days. The reception has been surprisingly positive and interested, as both the Community Wiki and Audio Encyclopaedia -applications are primarily designed for cultures with stronger oral tradition and less internet than our Finnish culture. We are [...]

+358-9-4288 7140 - Taka-Töölö’s community wiki

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:03:13 +0000

Have you heard of Craig’s list? It’s pretty popular. Why? It’s a service with information that everyone needs once in a while. It’s local classifieds and forums, which are community moderated and free. The MobilED Community Wiki brings the same services to mobile users. No need for Internet access or smart phones - MobilED works [...]

Local community wiki with news and classifieds

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:16:10 +0000

This week we have been setting up a new MobilED server that works as a platform for local news and classifieds. The basic idea is still the same - MobilED is an audio wiki, you may reach with your phone - but this time it is designed for very specific purpose. The local community service works [...]

New direction?

Fri, 09 May 2008 00:21:18 +0000

It has been quiet in the MobilED project. In the Helsinki team we have been writing an article where we conclude that probably the best area where one could use MobilED technology, and the basic interaction provided with it, could actually be rather generic community information system than a service used in formal education, such as [...]

Educación virtual móvil

Mon, 14 Jan 2008 19:03:17 +0000

Discussion and talk about MobilED in Bogota. More information of the even in here:


Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:07:08 +0000

The UNICEF’s NY Headquarters’ Division of Communication has a great new initiative called UNIWiki. The big question in the UNICEF UniWiki projects is: “How do we connect people who have no access to computers or the internet to people who do? How do we allow for some of the same faculties and functions that people in [...]

Wikimania 2007 conference

Sat, 04 Aug 2007 06:26:08 +0000

The Wikimania 2007, the international Wikimedia conference is, talking place in Taipei on this weekend. Me (Teemu) and Kim from Meraka South Africa are presenting their projects, including MobilED. Many participants are presenting ideas and proposals on how to use Wikis on mobile phones and how to distribute free content in the developing world. It looks [...] - mobile communications for social benefits

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 09:40:31 +0000 is an online community and a wiki for sharing ideas on how to use mobile communications for social and environmental benefits. The education section of the site is gathering case study stories explaining how mobile tools have been used in education. MobilED case is already reported in there (thank you Kobus, for fixing it!). I [...]

Mobiledu and Widsets for China

Thu, 31 May 2007 14:02:24 +0000

Nokia has just launched two new mobile Internet services for the market in China. According to the Nokia’s press release Mobiledu is China’s first interactive mobile learning service. Mobiledu starts with services targeted for language learning - learning English. Wisely, Mobiledu advocated the concept of studying together - any time or any place - on [...]

MobilED Helsinki server up and running

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:46:50 +0000

The MobilED Helsinki server is now up and running. The basic functionality works now. The server receives SMS search terms, makes the call back to you and reads the articles found from our own installation of the MediaWiki. Our MediaWiki installation is called MobilED Helsinki test server. The server is publicly available online, so you [...]