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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. And it's the rare student who can't do an end run around Internet filters with a simple proxy server.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. So here’s the tally for "runs batted in (or attempted)" during the 2010 mLearning season. A.K.A. Validated (“Double”). Batter up

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

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Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. Works only on targeted smartphones. The choice really depends on the richness of your mLearning solution (user experience, performance and features) and the range of audience (rather smartphones) you are targeting. I stumbled upon this presentation , shared by Chad Udel , comparing four main mobile OSes. Take a look -.

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

Ignatia Webs

The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. Or is it of interest to you?

#mLearn2010 Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning - some lessons learned by Gunnar Liestol

Ignatia Webs

in February 2010 with Parthenon with classical students, they said that the mobile should not be 'competing' with the real objects. An overarching approach to this endeavour is to develop a method for how to create innovative communicative and expressive forms based on emerging digital technologies, such as mobile augmented reality on regular smartphones. Just amazing!

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

The great aspect of this application is that you can use it with basic text messaging (no GPS or smartphone required) OR you can use it with an iPhone! Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). The hunt can be anywhere!

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

Ignatia Webs

In 2008, our Peruvian/Belgian team won the Tibotec Reach Initiatives grant , which allowed us to start looking at solutions to get two types of smartphones (iPhone and NokiaN95) linked up with the mobile moodle learning platform. For those who have been following my mobile blogs, you knew our great Peru/Belgian team (i.e. And now we are at the brink of releasing the code. How did they do it?

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. In fact sales of Smartphones (or mobile phones that are also computers) will very shortly pass those of laptops to become the main way that we access and share information. That’s the hardware story.

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. We have been using smartphones in the classroom.  At  St. Scott Newcomb, a St.

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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Teaching Techniques (Packt Pub, 2010); Klub Dobrih Dijanj (Ljubljana,2009); Excellence in College Teaching and Learning (CC Thomas,2008) co-authored with George Henderson View my complete profile Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To? Smartphones and other handheld devices are much more powerful and more flexible than ever.

Reflections on WES 2010

mLearning Trends

Our team just returned from a full week down in Orlando, Florida participating in Research in Motion’s 2010 Worldwide Enterprise Summit (“ WES ”) Conference which proved once again to be a spectacular event and learning experience for all in attendance. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010. and opportunities abounded! Who’s not in attendance at WES?

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Android Tops in Q4 2010… What Does This Mean for mLearning?

Float Mobile Learning

A report published by analytics firm Canalys has placed Android ahead of all smartphone platforms in sales for Q4 2010, including Symbian. From the report: Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached [.]. Android Mobile Technology

A Big Week for Smartphones

mLearning Trends

Here are a few of the key announcements this week and my take on the overall impact we might expect: Google's Nexus One Device Smartphone Announced. down the path with the introduction of a top shelf smartphone designed by and sold direct to market (at US$529 unlocked). AT&T is set to expand their smartphone stable by announcing the coming availability of new Android and Palm WebOS-based devices later this Spring. In the case of Android, they are planning to release devices from Motorola, HTC and Dell (rolling out their first non-Chinese smartphone).

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← Exploratree: A Metacognition Tool QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Posted on September 26, 2010 by diannerees | 1 Comment QR code for this blog QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of data matrix barcode made up of a pattern of black squares on a white background, with larger squares at three corners.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

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thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week. Figure 1 1. Basic Communications. Training Delivery. Information Access. Social Networking. Content Creation.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

Instinctively, I reasoned another one of the "Big 10" LMS/Talent Management platform players was finally joining the mLearning party with their own well conceived and highly polished solution for the creation, packaging, delivery and tracking on mobile-friendly content to on-the-go workers via their now omnipresent smartphone devices. Thump !

CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010

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We're pleased to officially announce two awards for OnPoint's CellCast Solution gained from our recent participation in DemoFest 2010 held in conjunction with The eLearning Guild's annual DevLearn 2010 Conference in San Francisco. Our winning entry in the Sales Training category also was recognized as "Best in Show - Vendor" for the entire event.

#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

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These two plugins started as one of the earliest Mobile Moodle projects (back in 2010: Moodle4iPhone ). and tablet or smartphones compatible with iPad and Android tablets or iPhone/iPodtouch/Android 4.x Great news for all of us Moodle users. Carlos Kiyan and many other contributors have released their plugins for mobile Moodle to the plugins repository. devices.

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

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After many years of sitting on the sidelines and reading the postings of others, I've decided to enter 2010 with this new mLearning Trends blog where I can post my own scattered thoughts and musing about all things "mobile learning" and begin sharing my own experiences in the design, development, deployment and support of mlearning solutions for the enterprise. I'll start things off by offerings my own list of mobile learning-related predictions for 2010. So, without further ado and in no particular order, I offer my early January predictions for mlearning in 2010. Mobile.

Picking the "Right" Smartphone for mLearning

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The reason is simple: mobile devices -- especially smartphones -- were not created equal. Everyone talks about how smartphones are really "pocket computers" -- and to some extent they are -- but the reality is some of the older mobile device still in active service are more akin to an early Osborne 1 luggable portable PC (circa 1981) than they are to a sleek and powerful mordern Dell Precision laptop or Apple Macbook Pro. Generally, older data-enable mobile phones have smaller screens, less storage capacity, slower processors and operate on slower 2G networks. seem advanced.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Or how I feel connectivism opens up content creation and access - Ignatia Webs , January 28, 2010 SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder! Beware critics of Connectivism !

Google Survey Has Lots of Interesting Data on Mobile Use

Mobile Learning Edge

Today, Google released the findings of a smart phone study done at the end of 2010. The sample size was 5,000 American adults who owned a smartphone and accessed the mobile Internet. The results showed that 93% of smartphone owners use their phones while at home, including 39% said they use their smartphones “while going to the bathroom. &#. Dining (51%).

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #2: The issues

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April 2010. Tags: mlearning android apps devices EFL elearning ESL handheld ideas iphone m-learning mobile smartphone tips Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend? [Or: What do I need to keep in mind if I want to start using m-learning?]. Where to start? What to do? Or both? Or not. Or both?

US Army Going All the Way with Mobile

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Beyond simply creating a branded mobile app, the Army will begin distributing smartphones to soldiers as standard issue equipment. According to this short article over at Informationweek.com , the US Army is really taking mobile seriously. In my opinion this is a huge move for an organization as large as the US Army with a tremendously diverse population dispersed all over the world.

Why I disagree with Mark Zuckerberg who claims the iPad isn’t mobile [Poll]

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The question was about whether Facebook would build an iPad app, which at the time of the question (November 2010) it didn’t exist. strongly believe the iPad is a mobile device and all of us who publish content online should spend some time optimizing our content not only for smartphones, but also for Tablets accordingly and differently from what we offer our desktop readers.

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.  The couple ones that were the most memorable were the ability to see course registrar info on the smartphone or tablet of your choice (they had Apple and RIM products), figure out the semester course schedule and even email the instructor if the class was full. My conclusion? 

Simple voting boxes to enhance learning

Ignatia Webs

2009 April 7; 73(2): 21 : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2690899/ Build your own online mobile survey application for training feedback (in real time) If your students have their own smartphone, you can of course build a voting area with the smartphones as tools to enhance learning yourselves. Activate participation in the complete group. Lesage, A. link] Cain, J.,

#mLearn2010 Sustainable, scalable and affordable mobile learning service for formal education in South Africa / Finland by Riitta Vanska

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It is easier to develop flashy, hype smartphones applications, then all covering viral educational mobile projects. Riitta Vanska is a blond woman wearing white clothes and glasses, she is part of the responsible corporate world who looks for sustainable projects (nice). Background October 2008 the project started. And it needed to be free, so children could access it sustainable.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

The great aspect of this application is that you can use it with basic text messaging (no GPS or smartphone required) OR you can use it with an iPhone! Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). The hunt can be anywhere! SCVNGR

Mark Siegel: advancing learning in healthcare using mobile technology (mHealth) at mLearnCon

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smartphones pushes us to take a relook at learning (not training, real learning). Rapidly talking grey haired man, focuses on the end user as the main stakeholder. Consultant working in Asia and Africa, his company: [link]. Great book to read: Checklist Manifesto book ( [link] ) by Atul Gawande. Use creativity. Many emerging regions is leapfrogging into a different learning ecosystem.

Richard Clark: mLearning on multiple devices: a practical guide at mLearnCon

Ignatia Webs

Turning up your web development skills, will enable you to prepare cross platform content for smartphones. Again blogging live, so excuse me for short sentences, mistypes. very intelligent and sharp minded man with glasses, with kind gestures to give energy to his words, mainly elaborating with iPhone examples. First: what role do these mobile phones play in your strategy?

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6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Smartphones showed a massive 63% growth in 2011, to overtake PC sales for the first time in history – Canalys. And in a few years the number of smartphones will dwarf the number of PCs. Earlier in 2010, Gartner had projected that by 2013 more people will access the internet on mobile phones than from PCs. These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1.

Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Bonus Poscast: Jesse at TEDx : Jesse Brown from TVO’s Search Engine talks about digital comics in the classroom. 9) 12 Interesting Ways to Use an iPod Touch in the Classroom : A google docs page providing various tips on utilizing an iPod Touch for Learning. 10) Why Mobile Innovation is Blowing Away PC’s : A Techcrunch article comparing innovation trends between mobile devices and PC and a discussion about why mobile will surpass PC’s. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List.

New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

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I just read an article titled, “Smartphones Make IBM Smarter, But Not As Expected&# about IBM and Columbia University’s recent study on the behavior and effects of mobile learning within IBM. The article is in the January 2010 Issue of Training and Development Magazine. The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material. Employees did not find the mobile courseware to be particularly helpful. would urge you to go to the ASTD Web site and get a copy of the article.

CIDER free online session: Mobile Learning: Solutions and Challenges

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Twenty physicians, deployed in urban peripheral HIV/AIDS clinics in Peru, used Smartphones with portable solar chargers to access 3D simulations of interactive clinical cases, discussion forums, and quizzes. When : Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton), which is 19.00h CEST, or look here for the time clock conversion. Interested in mLearning? Or do you have a question concerning mobile learning, and you do not know where to ask it? Join this CIDER session presented by Marguerite Koole and myself. project piloting a Java-based system called "MobiGlam". Look here.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool. geograffiti

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

Cell Phones in Learning

No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay! This is an excellent and easy to use tool.

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

Much of this increase can be linked to the strong growth of smartphones in the marketplace." The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report. Previously, the top response was “school filters and firewalls.” 11% of teachers and 16% of parents dismiss mobile devices as having no positive impact on learning. million to 17.6 million. research

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

Cell Phones in Learning

Much of this increase can be linked to the strong growth of smartphones in the marketplace." The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report. Previously, the top response was “school filters and firewalls.” 11% of teachers and 16% of parents dismiss mobile devices as having no positive impact on learning. million to 17.6 million.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Gary Woodill had estimated different types (platform & make) of mobile phones at 5000+ in his 2010 book “The Mobile Learning Edge”. This article points out how they are approaching the security issues - “The Army is pursuing a solution that sidesteps the security issue in a sense, one that ensures that these consumer smartphones access data without storing it. Establish the Need.