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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world. In my meetings with clients and prospects in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne over that last couple of weeks, it is clear that the interest in mobile learning is very strong. Device to Access Information. Used as a Part of the Blend.

What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

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Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone or mobile device? Or is it of interest to you?

Make your Joomla or Drupal learning envirnmont mobile for any mobile device and for free. YES

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Your learners/students ask you (after buying an amazing array of different mobile devices) if they can access the learning content through their mobile phones (yes, that is how these things happen, we all know it - that is how it happened in my institute as well). So ANY mobile will be recognized! Tags: mobile mobile learning CMS applications

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Mobile browsers now almost fully support JavaScript and this makes it possible to implement SCORM using JS support. For identifying devices we used the information in request headers.

QR Codes and Beyond?

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Popular for the last decade in Japan, they’ve been gaining popularity here more recently and the mobile learning world is abuzz with their potential for bridging the gap between virtual and physical information for richer learning possibilities. 17, 2010). 11, 2010). Scan this QR code to see a super creative use of the technology from 2006. Articles Industry

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Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon

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For those who have been following my mobile blogs, you knew our great Peru/Belgian team (i.e. the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt (IMTAvH) in Lima and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp) was working on something special: a mobile moodle for iPhone. They started exchanging notes on the mobile moodle forum and only in an amazing 1 (one!)

Using Twitter in the classroom


This video shows the positive use of mobile devices in the classroom to provide a “back channel&# ; and also discusses other aspects of mobility, such as the teacher being able to interact with her class even though she was physically away that day. tools to support and enhance learning. Uncategorized back channel classroom feedback twitter

My top 10 learning tools

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These are my top 10 learning tools , they are all connected to mobile learning in some way and I linked them to the possible learning surplus they offer: Twitter: it is the easiest tool to use, cross devices (mobile or not) and it enables both networking, learning, and activism. Skype : simply the best tool which can be used across devices (mobile or computer).

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eModeration Station

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Home About Mobile Learning # 6: Six key m-learning resources Comments (8) By Nicky Hockly , June 9, 2010 1:54 pm How do you feel about housework? But in a recent fit of (late) spring cleaning, I decided to sort out my mobile learning bookmarks in delicious, in preparation for some research I’m doing on the topic. Last year you banned these devices from the premises.

Ken Robinson: Changing Educational Paradigms

The Mobile Learner

His message is relevant here as the utilization of mobile devices for learning is only possible when we understand the current state of education and that change is in order.  The video below is an animation and visualization of Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on Changing Educational Paradigms.  Above and beyond the message provided by Mr. Robinson, the animated visualization is a great way to connect to the message in different way.  Enjoy!

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The sale and use of mobile handheld devices has soared over the last few years. The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. This Guardian Weekly article , for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa. 2 The language learning picture. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

The Pod is Mightier Than the Sword

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With the ability for mobile devices to easily retrieve larger amounts data from mobile networks, podcasting is becoming an even more compelling way to reach audiences. In Featured Implementations Mobile Development Mobile TechnologyIn this post I want [.].

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

Upside Learning

We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well. designed a simple diagram to visually communicate what learning situations mobile learning is apt for and the various that may go into making a mobile learning solution. Mobile Learning can be used both in push and pull modes by users in times of learning need. The diagram is self-explanatory.

My top 10 #eLearning and #mLearning posts from 2010

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These where the top 10 posts (= most visited posts) in 2010: Blooms taxonomy for a digital world : an overview of how you can fit new media into Blooms taxonomy. What to take into account when choosing a mobile phone. My top 10 learning tools for 2010. My 8 learning predictions for 2010 The Horizon report 2010: this report gives an overview of emerging learning technologies.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog

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The Upside Learning Solutions Blog Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips Abhijit Kadle | March 1st, 2010 | Mobile Learning 1 3 There really is very little different about designing mobile learning from other forms of learning. KISS Keep it short and simple – a rule applied to all types of learning content also applies for mobile learning content. Re-use!

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SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

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Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. While going through the session list, I noticed one session on SCORM Implementation Strategies for Mobile. Number of devices supported.

2010 Forecasts

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I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. Mobile devices have certainly come into their own with champions and examples everywhere. I no longer feel that I am a single voice trying to convince of the importance of these ubiquitous capabilities to the future of learning. but "how?".

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit. Primitive hand held devices, once called PDA’s, phones, tablets , disappeared. All became real.

My 8 learning predictions for 2010

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In follow-up of the predictions I made in 2009 , I take a go at predicting the learning evolutions for 2010 (oh, how I wish I had an oracle to advise me). Overall I feel that learning research in 2010 will favor pedagogy over technology as the prime focus, and ubiquitous learning will be the central goal. For 2010 I think the cognitive will be increasingly in the picture.

Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Educause 2010 Proves Learning is (Going) Mobile

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That is how I closed each of my 8 presentations at the Cisco booth at Educause 2010 this week.  What I should have said instead though is “Learning is Mobile”. Mobility in Education is not a future trend; it is happening right now all around us.  Here is a quick summary of those discussions: Cisco: Right next to my mobility demo was the Flip prosumer video.

The Mobile Learning Edge: Table of Contents

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Here is the TOC for The Mobile Learning Edge : 1. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem 31 Mobile Devices for Learning 33 Mobile Network Infrastructure 44 Mobile Learning Contexts 47 Mobile Learning Content Sources 48 Mobile Browsers 50 Mobile Learning Applications, Uses, and Experiences 51 Putting It All Together: Building a Mobile Learning System 52 3.

Interesting Study on Mobile Device Addictiveness

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Here’s a link to a Yahoo news story about mobile device addiction. This is a quick and interesting read, and it speaks to the fondness that many people have for their mobile devices. Mobile devices definitely hold a special place in our lives, and therefore they hold a whole new place in our culture. iPhone is definitely an example of a device that holds a special place in the hearts of its’ owners, now you’ll get an idea of how people feel about it. Here’s a link to the Yahoo News article.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog -

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. If so, how?

#mlearn2010 Embedding Moodle into Ubiquitous Computing environments by Chris Glahn

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research is based on three pillars: adaptation and personalization orchestrating learning learner mobility Adaptation and personalisation Starting from Adaptive presentation (Brulowsky? How can we adapt the learning material on different devices or output modes. Device selection is also possible. Virtual learning environments are basically not aware of the overarching context.

2010: the year we make contact?

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Welcome to 2010. feel a bit foolish writing my first 2010 blog entry when the announcement that might define mobile and ubiquitous computing this year is still a week away, but there have been enough early signs from a range of companies to make some assumptions, and speculate on what they will mean for learning that attempts to take advantage them. Laptop sales overtook desktop pc sales, and mobile phone sales have long dwarfed both. Tags: Future mobile/miniaturisation uLearning 2010 interface iPod Touch iSlate tablet touch

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone.  While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone  into a musical device to create music as well.  This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device.  The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra.

Mobile Learning Blog » What makes mobile learning ubiquitous?

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Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Subscribe to our feed Archives May 2010 Categories General Mobile Learning Mobl21 Blogroll Mobile Learning What makes mobile learning ubiquitous? May 25th, 2010 by admin ubiq•ui•tous Pronunciation: yü-’bi-kw?-t?s With the development of mobile learning, the concept of ubiquitous education has become more tangible.

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

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We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices. Focus On A Few – We all want our sites to work perfectly across the whole range of browsers and the multitude of devices that may access it and seek information. Optimizing for the Mobile Web. Almost all major platforms have emulators.

Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I

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As we move more and more into the mobile space, we’ve found that there are several things very different from conventional courseware. One of the things that come to my mind right away is that in mobile, we are doing away with storyboards. Content is viewed differently, it’s data that has to be managed and rendered within the limitations placed by a variety of mobile devices. However as we started development on mobile learning applications, the game changed drastically. More importantly we stop at the number we’ve decided.

The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning |

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Marketing Research Analyst Careers List The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning Contributor By an eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: ( 0 Ratings) Email Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Add to Favorites Print Share I want to do this! Blackberrys, iPhones, iPads and other such devices have made learning-on-the-go much easier for the average person. What Are the Benefits of Oat Straw?

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow


While I was very interested in their potential when they were almost unheard of in the western hemisphere, I now believe they provide an interesting technology for situated mobile learning in the present day, but I increasingly think will be supplanted by visual searching (e.g. Google Goggles ) and mobile text recognition (both typeface and handwritten) within about five years.

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Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog

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The Mobile Learning Blog Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Sign Up For Free Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior admin | July 28, 2010 | Mobile Learning •    Schoolboys who would never consider cracking open a book, are reading classic English literature. •    Number of pupils suspended for poor discipline and disruption, down from nearly a hundred to a handful. •    Kids who hate doing homework, get it out of the way on the bus ride home. It was found that students’ creativity improved significantly using mobile learning methods.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

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The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device. It can use all the native features of the device provided the API is available in SDK. The application is deployed on some other server and not on actual IPhone device. This is the first. E.g. Mail. Folders.

On Five Difficulties in Mobile Learning Implementation

The Mobile Learner

As we continue to reflect on the value of mobile learning, it is important to consider the issues surrounding the difficulties in implementation.  One cannot successfully implement the use of mobile devices for learning in schools without reflecting on the difficulties associated with this form of learning.  Here, I reflect on what I perceive as five major difficulties associated with mobile learning.  Regardless of the device, mobile learning involves an added cost and while the school can support some of the burden, often this burden is left to parents.

The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback?

The Mobile Learner

Powered by modern devices that allow for instant communication by many people at the same time, the back-channel provides an opportunity not only for instant feedback, but also allows for students to supplement what is being taught by sharing their own ideas on a topic. That’s where using mobile devices comes in. The back-channel, however, is a completely new phenomena.

John Traxler on academic and corporate mLearning in a Global context

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example in Wolverhampton: small steps to take the IT illiterate student from no instrument, over mobile, to computer). One big EU mobile flagship the NEEDS projects with homeless learners (social distance), these projects are still going today. Sometimes time is an essential factor for learning with mobiles. Tags: mobile mLearning liveBlog conferences

Beyond the basics of mobile device rollouts: ideas for the learning environment

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So, you’ve decided to give these new-fangled mobile devices a place at your 21st century education (a term I use because I know so many can’t stand it) table. But in this post I’m talking specifically about the physical environment into which these devices will need to fit. It doesn’t take too long before even a few devices means many cords and cables snaking around desks.

News is king of content on mobile devices

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Mobile devices are used to consume media of all types, but the Pew Research Center reports that news is the number one thing that Americans access on their devices. We use our mobile devices frequently, but for short periods of time in most cases and that follows the byte-sized model so news may be a natural fit. We may be able to take a lesson from news sources as we create our mobile learning. It doesn’t appear that news sources spend a lot of time thinking about the formatting of their mobile content.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Mobile Pair Share encourages wireless collaboration through storytelling.