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On(X) setting up my #Android for my #personal needs & #mLearning frontiers

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Israeli Microsoft developers just came up with On(X) a WONDERFUL way to get some automation to your personal - my personal - android driven phone (well, not all Android, so check if it matches your phone before getting excited). I got the news from Yishai Mor , a great educational researcher (Thanks Yishai). mobile mLearning development mobile learning androidit is fun anyway.

Layar the first mobile augmented reality application

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Augmented reality is the natural next step off technological mobile applications. Layar builds on the Android platform. But this application might be very interesting for educational purposes, to get learners out in the street and amongst the topics they need to learn. Tags: mobile tools augmented reality ubiquitous learning applications Cool idea.

#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

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and tablet or smartphones compatible with iPad and Android tablets or iPhone/iPodtouch/Android 4.x moodle mobile mLearning tablet mobile learning LMS applicationsGreat 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. Moodle2Mobile:

Using Somebody app at #eMOOCs2015 conference? Art & communication

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This morning I got an e-mail update from Miranda''s mailing list, telling me the Somebody app was back to be tested (iPhone and Android enabled). applications art conferences connectivism conversation eLearning mobile Would you be willing to use the Somebody app at an academic learning conference? Being able to connect with people you know, through strangers? would you want to use it?

Tracking your #mobile data journey with #Singly

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Singly takes all the applications and tools that are based in the cloud and offers an API to get meaningful interactions, data, connections from it. If you are a mobile developer, have a look at the iOS SDK, Android SDK, and open source. open source learning analytics data social network mobile development social media mooc applications Although I bookmark, make annotations.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

One final statistic I would like to include here is the fact that as of September 2012, Android alone accounted for 1.3 iPhone) and Android (e.g. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now.

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Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

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Like anything else there are pros and cons, so it depends. I ran into the infographic below, and while it compares Apps vs building a website, I believe the principles here are still applicable for deciding how to go about building and delivering learning experiences on mobile. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. What do you think? Send to Kindle.

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Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

Mobile Learning Edge

How to Improve the Accessibility and Reduce the  Total Cost of Ownership with Ecolig Protocol and Android in Mobile Learning. Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Most of the articles are on mobile learning. Kwang B Lee).

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

The lesson here is that if there’s something people do today on the desktop, they will also want to do that on mobile! I got inspired to write this post when I read about the latest version of the Yelp app for iOS and Android. Yelpers can now contribute their useful, funny and cool reviews directly from their Yelp mobile application available today on iOS and coming soon to Android.

html5 is growing, and this looks like a good e/mLearning solution

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The learners on desktops will see the application in flash, the others on html5. Although the tool will only be launched in March 2011, I had the pleasure of playing around with it (desktop, iPhone and Android running 2.3). The example course ran smoothly and wonderfully on my desktop, iPad and iPhone, but it was not completely running as it should on my Android phone.

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Google’s App Inventor … liberation or stagnation?


A year ago, Google released App Inventor – a fascinatingly visual, albeit rather buggy tool for developing android apps. open source pedagogy mobile in schools app development learners as creators constructivism innovation google applications androidAlthough not robust enough for our commercial development, we loved the fresh ideas about interface, and app building.

Google App Inventor – Can It Boost mLearning?

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Last week Google launched App Inventor a visual development tool to build Android applications. This tool will allow anyone to create an Android app without writing even a single line of code. The video below shows how easy it is to built an Android app using this tool –. To begin with the App Inventor is available only for the Android platform (understandable).

Opera mini for iPhone/iPod on our mobile Moodle application: great!

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Well, last week Opera launched its iPhone and iPod opera mini application and what a treat it is. If any opera mini people want to join our mobile moodle project (which also includes initial android phone steps) and check out the demo course, feel free to join in, we would love your feedback! During the Future of Mobile I met the fantastic Chris Mills.

iPad + apps = amazing archaeology


He is using Android devices, and off-the-shelf Google tools to support Vets in Africa collect and share some extremely valuable data. Tags: projects data collection mobile africa 3rd world gps applications android archaeology He is using iPads, with simple off-the-shelf apps to collect data in a simpler, and more shareable manner than ever before. learning with a twist?

I had an hour with an #Android tablet today & reflected on its suitability for schools #mlearn #slide2learn

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The Acer Iconia which runs Android 3.0 Anyway, I have to say I was more impressed with an Android tablet than I expected to be – hardware wise it was mostly responsive and had the bibs and bobs you’d expect. Even the widescreen format that Android tablets use which I’d found annoying elongated on a Windows 7 tablet was fine in this slimmer device. With B, while there are heaps of Android apps now, only 2000 are optimised for the tablet form factor, which is just unacceptable. However, what I did find lacking was not the device itself but A.

WeFi: a nice way to stay connected globally, without cost

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This easy to download application is available for Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android devices. Tags: mobile tools applications android While traveling, many of us don't know where to find the nearest wifi spot, hence paying through the nose to get on the internet with our mobile devices (well, some of us, like me). How to install it on your wifi-enabled phone and start?

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

In June 2012, at the mLearnCon conference in San Jose, Float Mobile Learning took aim at the elusive 70-20 with the release of the Tappestry app for iOS, Android and the web, and have since released several updates. A review by Jessica Knox. Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project).

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The new web-based HTML5 authoring package looks and performs quite well and delivers an impressive array of authoring features that can produce exceptionally nice looking mobile content for the various web kit-based mobile devices and tablets including Apple’s iPad and the full range of Android-based tablets. See a screen shot of the application on display from the show below.

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5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Worldwide, Samsung probably sells more smartphones than anyone else , Looking into the future – this article predicts that iPads will retain more than 50% of the installed base of all tablets in 2016, but Android and Windows Metro will be the other two dominant platforms. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. with HTML5 Converter.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

You may have noticed already – mobile platforms (or operating systems) are jostling for larger share of the pie with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android together ruling the market as of now. Platforms like Upside2Go offer the best of both options for key platforms like iOS, Android, and Blackberry. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content.

#Augmented Reality #AR overview and examples provided by Victór Alvarez

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The video of Ariane shows the application that will be available on iPhone, iPad and Android soon and which gives teachers and/or trainers immediate, intuitive and simple access to embedding the outer world into a meaningful learning experience. Augmented reality is moving us slowly moving towards the future of embedded intelligent technology.

#mlearn2010 Sci-Droid by Maurizio, Claire and Gertrude

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primary school environment, so they developed an application for 8 -10 youngsters learning: human body game (all parts of the body) and chemical reaction game (teaches them on chemical reactions). Android 1.5 Android for Eclipse ( link to android post ). Open GL recognizes the android marker. The android marker must be placed before the marker and the user chooses the appropriate object from the screen. Tags: augmented learning mobile mobile learning android Great stuff, this was presented by three third year university students.

Flash on my iPhone? It’s showdown time!


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How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

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Tablets The same is true for tablets (there is an increasing array of tablets out there, running on Apple (iPad) or Android (Samsung Galaxy tab) or. Look here for those interested in the applications of gyro-sensors. Applications - can you add software that is build for your mobile phone, to your mobile phone? Tablets have the advantage of having a bigger screen.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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In virtual learning, there is a wrong notion that educational technologies are not applicable for students with  disabilities. Smartphone Applications. Compared to  tablets , smartphones have a greater market penetration when it comes to speech learning and translator applications. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Voice Recognition Technology. Smarphone Widgets.

Apple announcement is excellent news for cross-platform app developers!


Those are the app developers using one of a few choice systems (many open source, collaborative frameworks) that allow you to code once, and deploy to iPhone, Android, WinMob, Blackberry …. But it does support more phones (iPhone, Windows Mobile, RIM, Symbian and Android) These three are the main players. The smallprint of the Apple restrictions, also restricted this sort of App.

Can my m-learning course run the same on every phone?


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Even the US Military wants mobile APPs!


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$10 million from Google for cool mobile apps


The Android Developer Challenge: Google has offered $10 million to developers for the coolest, most interesting, creative applications that will run on their new mobile operating system. Android is the google sponsored operating system that they hope will run on all future phones, and with true google flair, they are offering some no-strings-attached funding to encourage developers to get

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. Robert

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What is the “Killer App” of Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

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Here’s how wikipedia defines killer application as it pertains to marketing: A killer application (commonly shortened to killer app) is any computer program that is so necessary or desirable that it proves the core value of some larger technology, such as computer hardware, gaming console, software, a programming language, software platform, or an operating system.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. Sure, companies may still provided workers with an old BlackBerry (on a 2-year contract), but increasingly more people will opt to use their own iPhones/iPads or Android handsets or tablets once their devices can be secured and supported within their organizations. 3. Here Come the Experts!

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

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Applications - can you add software that is build for your mobile phone, to your mobile phone? To me, being able to add extra applications to a phone is very important, as applications offer a wide variety of possibilities not necessarily integrated in the basic features of a phone (e.g. do not buy the first android phone, but buy the second version they put out).

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

These days, I see more and more smart-phones – Android, BlackBerry, even the occasional iOS device (a rarity in India because of their relatively prohibitive cost; plus the typical iOS user in India is not one who takes public transport). Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport. As a learning designer, it pays to watch what people are doing around me.

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Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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We can build content, applications that are designed for the device and accessed from an LMS. Q 9. For addressing security issues, you may think of these options – screen locks, auto-timeouts, password-protected access to the content inside the apps, data encryption, and solutions such as Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM). Read more. Q 26.

Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

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At the moment the tool is only accessible for Android version 4.0 or higher, or via the web. Last week I got a message from Stephanie Ray and she asked me to take a look and review Nota , a free mobile collaborative learning platform which is available in a web format and as a mobile app. After playing around a bit with Nota, it sure seems a nice tool. all over again.

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Float Mobile Learning’s Suite of Mobile Learning Apps Free During ASTD 2013 International Conference & Exposition

Float Mobile Learning

The following apps have been updated: Float Mobile Learning Primer 1.5 – The Float Mobile Learning Primer is an introductory guide to mobile learning, featuring terms, examples, book excerpts and idea starters available for iOS and Android. These advanced custom-developed applications for mobile learning purposes show the way to a new world of professional development, as well as K-12 development, higher education and beyond,” Udell said. “It is clear that ‘I’m learning’ is not just you learning on mobile device, and these applications prove just that.”

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

It took no longer than the end of January for new product announcements to be made by two of the leading authoring tool vendors who are now offering both Flash and HTML5 course publication output options to instructional designers using their respective applications. Raptivity is a well regarded "rapid interactivity builder" application used by many companies to "add some spice" to their online learning courses through the delivery of interactive exercises. Let's take a quick look at both companies and their respective offerings: Rapid Intake's mLearning Studio.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

I’ve been trying to keep up with all of the latest in the US Army’s Connecting Soldiers with Digital Applications (CSDA) program. As someone who works in the learning world, it’s significant when any organization with hundreds of thousands of learners decides to equip their entire workforce with mobile devices and applications. The article lays out a few of the applications that can be looked at as training applications. These kinds of applications can be extremely powerful and can only be used in context with a mobile device.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

And I am not just talking about the classic iOS vs. Android vs. other argument but the fact that different classes of hardware will start to get into our learning mix too. think Apple will continue to be the majority player for the next year although their overall market share will continue to erode to the benefit of various Android-based alternatives. On Target But. Bullseye. Robert

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