Educate Application | The M-Learning Digital Education Evolution

About Digital Education

The Loft Group has identified the need for a software application upon which an individual can engage with content through self-organised educational models, benefit from proven social collaboration and be encouraged through the sharing of their efforts with industry professional mentors and peer groups. The purpose of this tool is to assemble the large concepts of education and make them more accessible and consumable by the individual.

The Loft vision for the ideal digital classroom is emerging. It meets the needs of the students and the community that surrounds them. It assists in the creation of innovative content design and supports delivery and assessment. It provides opportunity for active learning and collaboration amongst peers and mentors by putting control into the hands of the individual. In short, it’s not a room at all.

Loft Educate | Overview

Loft Educate Advantages

  • Mobile delivery and offline availability of learning materials provides a complete mobility solution
  • Create and maintain content via the CMS or utilise our support services to manage this process
  • Optimise content for the user’s devices, laptops, tablets and smartphones
  • Communicate easily with push notifications to your audience
  • Manage students, educators, course content and digital learning assets simply via a CMS
  • Create course content that engages learning through gamification, interactive features or scenario based learning that encourages and supports the student
  • Measure, manage and make informed decisions with our Business Intelligence & Analytics Dashboard
  • Choose from a full range of BYOD Applications
  • Designed to integrate with company data sources or feeds from your own content channels
  • Comprehensive integration into your existing LMS, HR, Accounting or In-House systems

Interactive Course Content

  • Notes/Comments – Create and add notes or comments to course material / workbook
  • Camera – Take and add photos in the classroom to course material / workbook
  • Scribble Pad – Enables students to handwrite notes and add comments to photos or illustrations by using touch or a stylus. Create and draw illustrations, circle and highlight answers
  • Drag and Drop – Enables students to drag photos, notes, answers or supplied images on to the course material / workbook
  • Video – View video content within course material /workbook
  • Social Sharing – Photos can be shared across multiple social applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or sent via email
  • Assessment – Ability to feature an assessment or quiz so students can test their knowledge
  • Feedback – Access feedback data to enhance the education experience

Self-Organised Learning

  • Modular curriculum, digital media enhanced through environmental (prescribed data) and community submissions
  • Learning through multiple pathways and learning styles
  • Inline assessment linked to individual progress

Social Profiles

  • Gamification and Scenario based learning through content interaction and social reward
  • Social integration and learning support from mentor and peer relationships
  • Professional Portfolio validating real-life learning outcomes
  • Encouragement and Supporting environment to encourage and engage learning
  • Identity and Community

Individual & Group Analysis

  • Metric analysis from individual, content and community contexts
  • Visualisations delivered inline to enhance reward

Key features for Teachers:

  • Student progress tracking
  • Real time feedback
  • Students notifications
  • Access anywhere/any time on your personal mobile device

Key features for Students:

  • View recent portfolio activity
  • Take photos and record videos and add them to your individual collections
  • Scribble pad and note pad for additional observations
  • Organise your recorded media through custom folders
  • Updated news feed
  • Library of easy-access study resources

What is Mobile Learning?

Mobile learning or m-learning or is defined as “learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices. A form of e-learning distance education, m-learners can use mobile device educational technology in many locations at their time convenience.

M-learning technologies include handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones and tablets. M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies. Using mobile tools for creating learning aids and materials becomes an important part of informal learning.

M-learning is convenient in that it is accessible from virtually anywhere. M-learning, like other forms of e-learning, is also collaborative. Sharing is almost instantaneous among everyone using the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. M-learning also brings strong portability by replacing books and notes with small devices, filled with tailored learning contents. In addition, it is simple to utilize mobile learning for a more effective and entertaining experience.

Definition reference Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-learning


About The Loft Group

The Loft Group is a creative digital agency which specialises in providing business consultancy through software solutions. Established in 2007, the Australian company constructs purpose-built digital infrastructure for clients to create online communities and harness the organisation’s communications, education, and human connections into one place, accessible from any channel.

The Loft Group lives and breathes a philosophy of customer intimacy and are committed to discovery, originality and entrepreneurship. With a Melbourne-based head office, the business is rapidly moving towards becoming a trusted business consultant, software developer and IT based business with satellite offices throughout Australia.

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