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Apple iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks and Mobile Learning [VIDEO]

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Today Apple unveiled iBooks 2 for the iPad and iBooks Author for the Mac. What I didn’t know was how easy Apple would make it for anyone to create these interactive books, using video, audio, Keynote presentations and even simple-to-create quizzes, that’s where iBooks Author for Mac comes in. The whole process feels a lot like developing eLearning courses, but with a mobile learning twist to it. Mobile Learning , mLearning , Apple , iBooks. eLearning Mobile Learning It really is something. Send to Kindle.

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Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning

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I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. Like millions of people around the world, I too was glued to my computer on June 11 2012, following closely every news announcement Apple shared at their annual WWDC event. How can this be applied to designing learning experiences? What do you think?

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

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This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad. Apple iBooks , Author , mLearning , eLearning , Techcomm. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

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

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. do we take advantage of these devices to deploy learning content and how do we. Problem #1: How do we develop learning content that works on all of the different.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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Perhaps this is why in eLearning we have always gravitated toward using tools that publish learning in the Adobe Flash format in order to create engaging desktop experiences. have been a Camtasia fan for a long time, as well as a SnagIt and Jing fan and I’m also  very impressed with the work TechSmith is doing on Mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured review

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Learning Org. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Learning.

The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

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If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. I’m very happy with how the webinar turned out and I would like to thank Jeff Tillett  and Chad Udell  from Float Learning for having me, as well as Robert Gadd  for sharing the microphone with me. Send to Kindle.

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My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

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Why I’m excited about Apple iBooks Author beyond Apple’s walled-garden and EULA. Mobile Learning and Tablets. Apple iOS vs Android and Flipboard. This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. My Thoughts on Adobe Captivate and the challenges ahead. And much more.

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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 One Learning.

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eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. To say that Mobile has been a game-changer in our lives is an understatement.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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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. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!

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Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]

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recently had a number of epiphanies on mobile when I purchased a Windows 8 Samsung Ultrabook, touch-enabled laptop. My point with all these trends is that they will help expedite the adoption of mobile learning everywhere. Windows 8, touch-enable laptops and m-Learning – YouTube. Mobile Learning featured future mLearning touch-enabled laptops Windows 8

Talking Mobile Learning, Gadgets, Tablets, Flash and More [Video Interview]

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You can read more about our Interview on the RKCS Learning Solutions Blog. have also embedded the interview video below: An Interview with RJ Jacquez from RKCS Learning Solutions on Vimeo. Interview , Mobile , eLearning , Adobe. Send to Kindle. eLearning Interviews featured

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Microsoft Buys Nokia For $7.2 Billion: What Does It Mean For Mobile Learning?

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Industry News Mobile Devices Android Apple BlackBerry disruption theory Google iOS Microsoft Nokia Symbian Despite the deal, Float senior analyst Gary Woodill suggests iOS and Android devices are "sure bets" for your company, while the other manufacturers struggle.

Float Mobile Learning Expands Collaborative Web Browsing Capabilities with Launch of RabbleBrowser™ 2.5 for the iPad

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April 19, 2012 – Float Mobile Learning announced today the release of RabbleBrowser™ version 2.5, a collaborative Web browser for the Apple iPad. Press Releases collaborative web browsing iPad browsing iPad web browser mobile learning app RabbleBrowser 2.5Morton, Ill. Available for download from the [.].

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

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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. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Samsung S3).

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

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Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Tags: Innovation Mobile Learning Adobe Apple Frash HTML5 ipad IPhone mLearning Mobile About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript. 

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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.

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

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One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. eLearning Mobile Learning feature

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Hot Lava Mobile. Mobile LearningAdobe Edge Animate.

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

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they used: GPS, sensors for movements, compass working with AOS (Apple), but they also want to go with android platform. The mobility and the movement of the perspective also give extra value. As such the AR environment will work as a memory chamber of stuff you want to learn about. this is augmented learning with a vengeance!). Please if you can, look this research up!

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn. link]. 2.  link].

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. Given the nascent stage of mLearning development, the learning value that mLearning developers can derive from this training program is tremendous. Mobile Learning Android Android Training mLearning Training Initiative

eLearning On Tablets: What, Why & How?

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Last week, at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London, I spoke on “eLearning on Tablets: What, Why & How?” think tablets are quite unique in combining the portability of mobile [.] Related Posts: Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) How To mEnable Your eLearning eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO… iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablet Learning

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Mobile iEducator | the world of mobile learning

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Check them out at these utube links: SentenceSpin, [link] CountBy, [link] TimesBy, [link] 0 A Fantastic Discussion Posted by Kathy on Sep 29, 2009 in education , elementary education , handheld learning , iPhones for education , iTouch , technology in education I assume that since you are reading this blog you are interested in using mobile devices in the classroom. Check it out.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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Looking back, perhaps I should have done this right after leaving Adobe. I’m feeling refreshed and ready for round two with new ideas for my blog, books, courses on mLearning, presentations, and excited to take on a new projects for organizations looking to mobilize their learning. What can I do to help you with your eLearning and Mobile Learning projects?

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The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

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It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. There’s so much to like about what’s new in CS6, but to me what stands out the most is everything Adobe did around designing for mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. personally happen to think that Adobe’s recent news that they would be stopping further development of Flash on mobile is just the beginning of the end for Flash on Desktop, too. Fun times.

Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?

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really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. The thing is, most people are asking the wrong questions regarding what people really want out of mobile learning, including eLearning tools vendors. My point is that all of us in Learning Design, who are starting to design for multiple screens, need to be asking the right questions and the one question in the tweet above is a great question to ask. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

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There’s no denying there’s a revolution happening today in Education driven by important trends such as the Flipped Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and of course schools embracing mobile technologies creatively for learning. There are many great Apps out there from companies who are disrupting Learning and Education in a positive way through the use of Technology.

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

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I came across this interesting article on, which also includes a short video (below) of Mark Zuckerberg answering a question from the audience and basically saying that the iPad is not mobile. The author argues that Facebook’s lack of a mobile story should terrify investors, especially now that Facebook is a public company. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

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Catch Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, tonight from Abilene Christian University’s Connected Summit. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. … The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. Connected Summit, 2011). via  Keynote Speakers | Connected Summit 2011.

This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

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Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here:  [link]. 2. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. 4. Mobile Learning Podcast Surface by Microsoft: a new tablet.

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

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Dallas, Tex. – May 19, 2013 – Float Mobile Learning announced today its upgraded suite of mobile learning apps will be free for a limited time throughout the ASTD 2013 International Conference & Exposition, May 19-22. 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.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog

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This blog is about innovation, design, development, and trends in the Learning Solutions domain. 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. Re-use!

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Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

Upside Learning

Will it help Mobile Learning? I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier. Apple iPads have a significant head start in educational institutions so there may be a conflict as a result of adopting multiple ecosystems.

New online book on mobile learning -available for free download

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New online book on mobile learning -available for free download by Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. Tags: mobile mobile learning books

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¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

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No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Siempre he sido y soy un gran admirador de Flash desde que trabajaba en Macromedia y más recientemente en Adobe y me sentí algo disgustado cuando Apple publicó las impresiones de Steve Jobs acerca de Flash. Por qué?

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Apple Mobile Learning Roadshow


I attended the Apple Mobile Learning Roadshow last week, held at Sydney’s Maritime Museum; and I know other M-Learning bloggers will be interested to hear about this event.  It was attended by well over 150 people, and a glance over the name badges indicated that most attendees were from the higher education sector.  Authored by Leonard Low. Hosted by Edublogs.