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The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 805 www.eLearningGuild.com April 14-17, 2008 Orlando, FL Page 1 Session 805 – The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries – Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp the impact of Mobile Social Media in now-emerging countries Inge de Waard The mobile market is expanding in now-emerging countries Everyone is part of the mobile tribe But what are th
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  The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries   Ingede Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 805   www.eLearningGuild.com  April 14-17, 2008 Orlando, FL Page 1Session 805 –The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries –Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp the impact of Mobile Social Media in now-emerging countries Inge de Waard The mobile marketis expandingin now-emergingcountries Everyoneis part of the mobile tribe Butwhatare the consequencesof thisglobaltrend?And whatcanwe learnfromeachother? Mobile roamingData per country Bangladesh: 2,5 million mobile users added in Jan 2008  April 14-17, 2008 Orlando, FL Page 2Session 805 –The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries –Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp Is thisthe globalknowledgerevolution?  Human history has never before witnessed such a massive global content creation, this is a knowledge revolution boosted by technology.  It affects politics, economy, science ...   Mobile + Web2.0 offers (informal) learning and per definition intrinsic motivation Informal learning + (personal) content production + community = mobile knowledge exchange Social Media gives everyone the means of production -Harold JarcheThinkaboutthe Zone of ProximalDevelopmentthatwas mentionedbyLevVygotskyto put mobile communitylearningintoa learningtheory. Informal learning: definition by Jay CrossMobile device  ≠ 1 user   Let’sfocus oninformalmobile learningprojectsand initiatives <= scientificcases =>Whatis socialmedia?the start of mobile possibilities  April 14-17, 2008 Orlando, FL Page 3Session 805 –The Impact of Mobile Social Media in Developing Countries –Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp Whatis socialmedia?  Youwrite, youlearn=> the readand writeWeb co design and co deploy SocialMedia = Connections Sharing knowledge + sharing contexts + (global) network= benefits of Social Media Youand yourimmediatepeersConnectingto peerswithinother(similar) communities Youwithinyourglobaldigital peer network
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