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Mobile market share 2011 – really?


But it does mean that these stats are NOT a real assessment of who is buying which phone. Nor is it a real assessment of which phones are using mobile data all over the world. Instead, it is a measure of the percentage of hits on statcounter-tracked sites made by each type of phone. Fascinating overview of mobile operating system market share - but is it real?

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011


I can’t help but be bowled over when I try to get my head around exactly how many people are doing useful tasks on their phones. Many of the stats are by their nature skewed. good rule of thumb is that “the more financially viable, the more accurate the stats”. So if you want to know mobile internet usage in Ghana – you will struggle.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. After years of BlackBerry dominance in the pockets and purses of enterprise personnel, iOS (Apple) and Android -based mobile phones and tablet devices will supplant RIM-supplied smartphones as the primary desired (and likely used) smart devices for mobile learning – at least in North America. Here Come the Experts!

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. As of the writing of this article, the main players in the mobile device space are: •Apple with iOS •Google with Android OS •RIM with Blackberry OS •Microsoft with Windows Phone OS •Symbian which has plans to use the Windows Phone OS So how do you create content that works on all of these devices? began. devices? Rapid.

Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 makes improvements

Mobile Learning Edge

The company has a mobile learning program that links the LMS with mobile phones, called Blackboard Mobile Learn , which is a mini version of the Blackboard platform. Journal | David Nagel | 19 January 2011. Blackboard is the leading learning management system (LMS) in the college and university market, with installations in over 500 institutions. According to David Nagel in T.H.E.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat? hotlist hot May

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

Ignatia Webs

This is a description of a seminar given by John Traxler at the London Knowledge Lab (London, UK): “Too many elephants in the room: learning with mobile devices in developing regions" on 8 November 2011. There have been successful projects in non-educational fields: phone banking for example. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. Various stakeholders barking up the wrong trees.

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Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaFive social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Mark Horton, Socialcast ).

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Internet connectivity on phones not restricted to WiFi alone. For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc. Weaknesses. Due to lack of Flash. Threats.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iear #slide2learn #edapp - uLearning Blog , April 27, 2011 Keyword Texting! April 14, 2011 Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis , April 11, 2011 Development (726) Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

So many phones, operating systems, screen sizes, interface capabilities, sensors, etc. Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices.

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Mobile Learner

apps cell_phone digital culture edushifts mlearning mobilelearning mobile learningThis infographic links back to it’s original location on [link]. discovered this infographic from Louise Duncan’s blog found here: [link].

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Answers from mLearn experts - Ignatia Webs , January 13, 2011 #LAK11 what about #privacy when using #data analytics to create #knowledge? Ignatia Webs , January 11, 2011 #SCORM the future of #elearning? Get involved!

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). Tirozzi, added that blocking technologies like smart phones and social networking sites takes education in the wrong direction. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They have just released a position statement , summarizing their thoughts on the matter … and it is surprisingly good! Very impressive!

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon


Mobile phones have become part of our lives. There are more phones in the developed world than people. Bringing mobile devices and phones into the class to enhance learning. build software to support their learning – regularly making use of mobile phones as a stimulus. Let the kids learn the details about the phones, and become your technical support. Ubuntu.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

As you move your phone around, or even up and down, you see the action in the room in all directions. Ten years ago internet innovation was led by the pornography industry, as they tried to figure out ways to entice you to sign up for their sites. Here are two examples, both involving mobile. Developers of both mobile and internet apps need to pay attention to the capabilities of HTML5.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. Taking a cue from a Gartner forecast about how the smart phone market could look like in 2015, this post will give you an insight into the device you should be targeting for your mLearning endeavor. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. But what next?

Industry Forecast

Mobile Learning Edge

Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. With the increased use of technology in all education and training and the increased use of mobile phones globally, it makes less sense than ever to talk about e-learning and m-learning. 2011 will be beginning of the end of the “you will need it later&# model in e-learning. For the rest of the predictions read eLearn Magazine’s: Predictions for eLearning in 2011 by the publication’s staff and contributors. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed.

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. Chances are that they’re also on the move while accessing the application on their phone. This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. Limitations.

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 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. &#. In terms of the types of content that smart phone users search for, the results broke down as follows: News (57%). Dining (51%).

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

Ignatia Webs

It will emphasize the possibilities of using mobile devices for educational or training purposes (basic cell-phones, to smartphones, mp3 players, tablet pc's,). A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning. The date will follow later as well, but. we are well on our way. So what is a MOOC?

Help the world in #education and #ICT4D by winning prizes and let the community decide

Ignatia Webs

Prizes will beawarded monthly to the best ideas, chosen by a panel of judges.Monthly smart phone prizes will be awarded to the best ideas recognized by the panel of judges. The aim is to develop suggestions emerging from an interactionbetween education experts, teachers, parents, students and software developers. Eachmonth will feature a separate EFA goal. How to participate?

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#unesco_mlw Mike Sharples on #mLearning pedagogies

Ignatia Webs

Appropriate pedagogy and learning with mobile phones. Still liveblogging from UNESCO mLearning symposium 16 December 2011. Another option is empowerment, by sharing perspectives with basic mobile phones. He gave an overview of different learning models for mobile learning. pick up from where Mike said it would be an asset for UNESCO. We need to look at education that could not be done in traditional education before, that is the strength of learning with mobile devices. So it is a three step process towards collaborative knowledge construction. It is an iterative process.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Your workforce uses mobiles for more than just phone calls or text messages. Using phones, they browse the web, connect on social networks, share photos and videos, make purchases, play games, and keep track of what they care for through dedicated apps. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The Challenge. The Solution. Summing It Up. Mobile Learning: ?

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

There was a lot of excitement with new announcements such as LG’s 3D phone, Sony’s Experia Play, HTC ChaCha and Salsa devices with integrated Facebook, new Samsung devices and lots of tablets from companies such as HTC with their Flyer, Samsung which includes a pen, Motorola’s Xoom and RIM’s PlayBook, all trying to distinguish themselves from the absent iPad. I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The U.S.

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New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) Finally! Their stories are inspiring!

#ICT4d Using #mHealth to improve access to family planning and child health services in #Malawi by Limbanazo Kapindula

Ignatia Webs

He comes all the way from Malawi where he was involved in three 5year projects with Management Sciences for Health , they all came to an end inSeptember 2011 (5 year projects). Limbanazois an IT expert, and he gave the mobile phone training to people who had neverused mobile phones before. This is a short synopsis of his presentation. So how canthe access to care be increased?

India And The Mobile Internet Revolution

Upside Learning

The average price of smart phones that deliver much richer content, including video, is falling rapidly—already nearing $125, significantly less than the cost of PCs. While doing some research, I came across this interesting article ‘Can India lead the mobile-internet revolution?’ registration required) that McKinsey published in February of this year. In fact, they consume an average of 4.5

Future trends in #mobile technology what can we expect in the next 5, 10, 15 years #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

In the next 15 years, we will no longer have mobile phones, innovations evolve towards embedded technologies. Charging mobile phones by charging while riding a bike. Mobile phones will be cheaper in the future, but we must also learn children to be constructive, self-exploratory and critical in and out of classrooms. Keynote Paul Kim, Stanford University. for most human fields.

Benefits in #mobile technology development: the implications for #education #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Not all knowledge that young kids can learn, can be delivered through mobile phones. Panel: Mario Deriquito, Jill Attewell, Don Knezek, Jonghwi Park on mobile tech development benefits Mario Deriquito, beliefs in mobile technology for improving the educational system (works in Philipines). But the mobile solution will not be immediate, nor will it be a total solution.

Keyword Texting! New Free Web Resources for Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

As a result I have been looking for new FREE resources that would allow people to "opt in" and subscribe to my mass text alerts (without me having to type in everyone's phone number). Each channel is set up with a keyword so that students, teachers, community members, and parents can join your mass text message with a keyword from their cell phone! ly website or via phone.

ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

Cell Phones in Learning

In addition it DOES NOT use shortcodes (it uses real phone numbers) so it will work with just about any cell phone (YAY for Metro PCS!). This also allows people who don't have cell phones but do have iPod iTouches to participate with Free Texting Apps (because they give you a free phone number or you could use Google Voice). It is 100% free! Additionally, it is private.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

However, when defining mobile learning, I think the use of a mobile phone (or some sort of a tablet) will be essential. I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. Good sign I’d say. Unfortunately everyone has their own definition of each of these terms. Agree?

mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

It is starting to feel like the smartphone is finally going to start replacing the feature phone inside every knowledge worker’s pocket or purse; I’m not saying my mom is going to replace her Jitterbug anytime soon but she’s a grandmother not an enterprise employee. To me, the more significant advances introduced at CES 2011 were the formal introductions from the leading carriers of their much anticipated “4G”, high-speed networks. This year’s event is as big as ever with 100K+ attendees roaming through 2,700 vendor booths across multiple sites. Better Devices.

Scanning the status of #mLearning across the globe #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

Hyo Jeong So focusing on Asia Pacific region Mobile phone penetration is also very impressive, and increasing fast in those countries who are still catching up. Descriptiveness of mobile phones, lead to the minister of Maleysia to send a recommendation to ban mobile phones from schools (like in many other countries around the world). immediately starts with a gender picture.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

Here’s a forecast from Gartner about how the smart phone market could look like in 2015. Source: Gartner April 2011. Windows Phone 7 – with better phones and the tie-up with Nokia – will grow fastest in next 2-3 years and will be the platform to watch out for. From a user’s perspective that’s a big plus and might be the ace the Microsoft holds in the battle of smart phones. When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. Swallow this with a pinch of salt!

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications. When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist.

#html5 #authoring tools and how you can code it yourself

Ignatia Webs

of course html5 enables designers to come up with cross device designs, even allowing a variety of mobile phones to access material in a pleasing way (well, it is not that standardized yet, but we are getting there). Html5 is the new magical solution for cross-device publications. It is all the rave for mobile developers and newbies. So I wondered, why did it become cool again to use html?

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Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

It also allows you to capture photos and videos from your mobile phones and share with other users leading to collaborative learning. Upside2Go will be formally unveiled at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, on 3rd February at 1.00 PM (local time) by Amit Gautam, Director of Technology Solutions at Upside Learning. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning. Key Features Of Upside2Go.

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