Friday, January 4, 2013

3rd Prize to Innovative Ideas for Apps in Mobile Environments

The UAM-Telefónica Chair is carrying out its 3d edition of the Prize to Innovation in Mobile Environments. This year, the focus will be on apps.
Submit ideas within 4 pages max, in Spanish and with no need to describe the technical process to develop the app. 
Participants can submit more than a project, but it's important to submit each project separately.
31st of January 2013
Any theme.
Students, researchers and PYMES as well. The apps described in the proposals should be able to use Telefónica mobile networks.
Level (students):
Vocational Education: Higher Education.
There will be 3 prizes, the first of them of 10.000 euros. 
Note: There is a real chance that the company wants to develop your idea, and you will always preserve your copyright.
Read more here

Some personal ideas:
As app creators you should invest in quality ideas of apps of course. But you really know that Mobile learning is on the top in a lot of schools. So, don't forget the educational apps and the peadogogical quality.  Play, formative feedback, identity, narrative, activity, are not only the same things that make for a good app but also a good learning environment.
It's not vital for the prize but as an educator, I would like that you think about.
Those who are innovative and creating new apps that could extend children's learning and development will be important mediators in education.  
Mobiles are not only another platform but also come with a whole cool set of new interfaces and approaches in education.

"We could see little apps allowing students to operate in areas where they don’t have expertise as long as they have the technology literacy, augmenting not only knowledge but ability."
David J. Gagnon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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