15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
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. The decision between building a mobile website or a mobile application is ultimately a decision unique to your business. If What do you think? Send to Kindle.
A better mobile browser | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact A better mobile browser 8 09 2006 This isn’t news by any stretch, but worth posting – just for the record. With the desktop browser market fiercely competed by Microsoft Explorer and Firefox, Opera have designed and implemented the best web browsers around for mobile devices. Opera also make a version of their browser for PDAs and smartphones called “ Opera Mobile – which is a commercial product costing US$29.
Opera mini for iPhone/iPod on our mobile Moodle application: great!
APRIL 20, 2010
A couple of years ago I was simply playing with Opera mini (simply the best mobile browser: speed, strength and opening sites that would not open up with other browsers). He explained the finer issues and benefits of Opera mini and the love for Opera mini mobile browser has never left me since. During the Future of Mobile I met the fantastic Chris Mills.
Free M-Learning Applications
APRIL 29, 2008
prolific developer of mobile applications, Tea Vui Huang, provides the tools he develops for free via his website; and many of his applications are either very useful for education, or are made-for-education. It’s fantastic for students to have access to powerful software tools that help them develop their skills; and it’s even better if the software is free.
Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India
MAY 18, 2011
As Elearning developers, we need to ensure that our development team members (Instructional Designers, Graphic Designers and Programmers) are more familiar with HTML5 and some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. The gradual shift to HTML5 will allow programs to run through a Web browser rather than a specific operating system or plug-in.
So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 23, 2013
Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. Oh, and not all browsers are ready for HTML5 and if you are still using IE 6, 7, & 8, it’s not good news, I am afraid! HTML5 works best with IE10 and browsers like Maxthon, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. and later. Surprised? So what’s the fuss about HTML5? learning.
Here’s how Adobe Captivate 6 could have been a Game-Changer for mLearning
JUNE 21, 2012
Of course one could just Preview in a Browser and then manually adjust the width of the browser to see the preview in desktop size, tablet size and smartphone size. Easy, Adobe acquired PhoneGap, which I would argue is one of the most solid HTML5 app platforms that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and even gain access to APIs and app stores.
Apple announcement is excellent news for cross-platform app developers!
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Although not really “app building”, special mention needs to go to JQTouch ( [link] ) and Sencha Touch ( [link] ), 2 AJAX frameworks that you need to use if you want web-apps to look and feel like native apps Rhodes / RhoMobile - [link] Rhodes is a harder-core techie solution, which tries to do without the browser, giving you tools to build cross platform native apps.
10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]
JULY 25, 2012
There’s so much to like about this book on the mobile-first movement, but here are 10 lessons I personally found applicable to all of us in mLearning: Lesson 1: The Future is Mobile and Mobile Learning — Hopefully you aren’t too surprised by this truth but it’s worth mentioning it. I love Mobile and everything that it represents. enjoy the simplicity of mobile.
Global Mobile Awards
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
This category was created “to highlight the rapidly increasing convergence of the mobile and education sectors, and to highlight some of the key areas of genuine innovation in learning initiatives, products, services or applications throughout the world today.” An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The device also has phone functionality.
My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook
JUNE 12, 2011
This is why I was very pleasantly surprised when I tapped the Help app and found loads of video tutorials for many of the applications included. One final thing about the Playbook browser is that I wish it had a way to ‘Share’ the page you are browsing via e-mail or Twitter or other Social Networks. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. Once I got used to it, it was OK. update.
mLearning #research focus: new features of #html5 for future offline #mLearning
MARCH 13, 2012
Web Database : HTML5 provides an implementation of SQLite that allows associating a Web application with a local database and load remote data into it. LocalStorage : consists in a hash table with 10Mb capacity to store values; these data are related to the Web application in online and offline mode. FileSystem, manifest and offline mode: The key of developing web applications is the combined use of FileSystem and the Manifest file. FileSystem is an API that provides an independent file system from other applications and user files.
A Mobile Game World
JUNE 12, 2012
It is interesting to note that casual bite-sized gaming started off in the browser, on PCs almost a decade ago, the democratization of gaming is on! Today, casual gaming using social networks or mobile phone applications is a huge business, Zynga claims to have 200 million plus active users, and 60 million daily users. Who hasn’t played ‘Angry Birds’ yet?
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
After all, would you rather check your email, Twitter or Facebook on your smartphone using your device’s native email/twitter/FB app or launch your mobile web browser to stay connected? a.k.a. 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. Bullseye!
Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]
JUNE 3, 2013
Every Software Application as we know it, will need to be Re-imagined for Touch. Watch the video I recorded below as I demonstrate each of these points. I’m a Google Search and Google browser user, but I do give kudos to the Microsoft Bing and Internet Explorer teams, who worked on these native Windows 8 versions of their products. Check out the video for more on this.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011
JANUARY 2, 2011
will agree that accessing mobile learning content via a device’s embedded web browser can be an effective and useful delivery modality (and is improving every year) but the overall experience is generally watered down and less effective and engaging. speculate RIM’s first generation PlayBook tablet will also ship to mixed fanfare with enterprise learning customers due to the lack of available applications supporting off-grid learning. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.
The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle
MAY 18, 2009
It features a custom Java application, capable of running on the majority of contemporary mobile phones. Some testing on different handsets shows that this Java application run on different handsets and at different resolutions. For handsets that cannot install the Java application to access Moodle, a standard web/browser-based interface can be used to access MLE.
Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A
MARCH 26, 2013
So what do you guys do differently? A: True, when accessed via a browser. We can build content, applications that are designed for the device and accessed from an LMS. Q 9. How do you address IE browser issues in Storyline? A: Storyline’s Flash output supports Internet Explorer 6 and above. And not all browsers are ready for HTML5 and if you are using IE 6, 7 or 8. Q 27.
mLearning: ‘Using Your Senses’
mLearning is Good
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
Through the browser, you have access to geolocation through the devices location sensors (GPS and WiFi can be used to access the location of the device [link] And with native applications, you can access the camera, accelerometer, GPS location and any other sensors on the device. Obviously, there are several considerations when building a mobile learning application. Here are a few developer resources to get you started if you have to use the browser for your mobile design. desktop and mobile device). So how can you start to use these in your designs? link].
IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I
JUNE 24, 2010
The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device. To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications. Types of application: Based on implementation method. E.g. Mail.
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Bullseye.
GeoLearning Acquired by SumTotal: The mLearning Impact?
JANUARY 5, 2011
SumTotal's ToolBook authoring tool, now in version 10.x, is a well crafted desktop-based application that we've used many times in the past to help design and produce mobile learning content that can be packaged for delivery with many different enterprise mobile learning platforms including our own, Intuition 's and others. Interesting news indeed. But actually getting a version 1.0
SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond
FEBRUARY 24, 2010
As mobile smart phone applications, mobile data, the wireless Internet and smartphones morphed into location aware systems, the need for augmented reality disappeared. Smartphone technology and wireless mobile applications migrated to the only necessary computing device–the human brain. All became real. Reality became anything people wanted it to be. Write comments below.
Changing the #twitterheart to X via simple coding
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Software is always biased and represents the cultural and philosophical background of the developer/s (nice overview paper from Friedman and Nissenbaum, 1996 , but also a lot articles, latest one from Gizmodo on job application software ). But this is a bit of work, a simplified version was offered by Adam Clark Estes from Gizmodo in an overview article , focusing on a simple addition of coded lines to a browser extension (either chrome/firefox), which only takes 6 steps to get the twitter heart replaced by an emoji (= character or symbol) of your choice. oh Yes.
2010: mLearning Year in Review
DECEMBER 27, 2010
Several more of the Tier 2/Tier 3 LMS vendors also “tossed their hat in the ring” (or towards it anyway) announcing some way of publishing content so it could appear via a mobile browser on the iPhones , iPads and Android device trying to capture a few of their most “loyal fans” in learning land. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”).
mLearning-World.com: 480 x 320 is the new 1024 x 768 (From Clark Quinns Learnlets Blog)
APRIL 30, 2008
skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, April 30, 2008 480 x 320 is the new 1024 x 768 (From Clark Quinns Learnlets Blog) Clark Quinn has an interesting thought I would like to challenge: How do we achieve a balanced solution for mobile content and applications? The new 800 x 600? 160 x 160 is the new 640 x 480, etc.
Mobile Learning in India
JULY 25, 2009
Mobile Internet Browsers — Internet browsers are now built into an increasing number of phones, especially those that take advantage of 3G or enhanced data networks such as GPRS. Having a browser on the phone opens up all the learning resources available on the web, including Google, LMS applications, typical eLearning courseware and other tools/applications.
Float Mobile Learning’s Suite of Mobile Learning Apps Free During ASTD 2013 International Conference & Exposition
Float Mobile Learning
MAY 19, 2013
RabbleBrowser 2.7 – RabbleBrowser is a collaborative Web browser for the iPad that is great for classrooms or meeting rooms. 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.” The Primer is now optimized for tablets and has received a number of content updates.
Moodle on a Nokia 770 | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Moodle on a Nokia 770 5 09 2006 Nokia produce a Debian Linux-powered, portable, wireless internet browser, the Nokia 770. David Delago notes on this page that the Moodle for Mobiles module should *not* be accessed with a WAP browser, but a proper internet browser, to enable you to mobile-ly connect to Moodle while you’re in a pub having a beer. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.
QR Code generator extension for Firefox | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact QR Code generator extension for Firefox 6 09 2006 I just located an extension for PC-based Firefox browsers that allows automatic generation of a QR Code for the current URL. Here’s a screenshot of the extension in action, integrated with my Flock browser: Mousing over the word “Barcode in the bottom right of the browser brings up the page’s QR Code. rightclick-and-copy) to paste into other applications on the PC! Ubiquette.
M-Learning Decisions: Web App or Native App?
mLearning is Good
DECEMBER 7, 2009
I’ve written a couple of posts about the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of native applications and web applications when it comes to mobile learning. But one thing seems to be clear and that’s the fact that mobile browsers are getting much better and most newer mobile browsers are implementing the WebKit Open Source framework similar to what Apple did when they created Safari for the iPhone. Native applications are great and can benefit from the performance gains of being on a device. “Native Vs. Web.
Firefox Extensions for Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 10, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Firefox Extensions for Mobile Learning 11 09 2006 Following my discovery of the Mobile Barcode extension for Firefox , I’ve had a bit of a rummage around for other extensions for the fantastic Firefox browser that support mobile learning. XHTML Mobile Profile : allows your Firefox browser to view WAP webpages designed for mobile phones (MIME-type vnd.wap.xhtml+xml). Another extension, WML browser , would also be useful for this purpose. Thanks!!
Access your PC from your mobile | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Access your PC from your mobile 28 09 2006 A new free service called SoonR allows mobile phones equipped with the Opera Mobile web browser to securely access PC files, Outlook data (including emails), and talk using VOIP. Happily, because the service can be used from a mobile web browser, it doesn’t require any additional software to be installed on mobile phones, avoiding problems with phone hardware or carrier incompatibilities. Ubiquette.
M-Learning: Google vs Apple as Web Apps square off against Native Apps
mLearning is Good
JULY 28, 2009
Google and Apple appear to have different outlooks on mobile application development, and those differences will certainly have an impact on how we consume mobile content. Apple is very strong in the native app market, where it’s App Store is a marketplace for all sorts of applications. But both companies overlap in certain places. Ultimately, it comes down to money.
mLearnCon Mobile Learning Content
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
JUNE 16, 2010
In preparation for the workshop, Jason and I had been working on a mobile application with content all about mobile learning. The first was built using plain HTML and appears to run on all mobile devices with browsers. This has already been a full week at mLearnCon in San Diego and we still have one more day to go. We had a great group with lots of good questions.
RSS Tools at XFruits | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
application that allows users to manipulate RSS feeds in a number of very useful ways. Strict web page; create a mobile browser version of an RSS feed; convert emails to an xfruits email address to an RSS feed; and convert an RSS feed to a PDF file – which can be read on a mobile device. Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact RSS Tools at XFruits 12 09 2006 I’ve just found a new Web 2.0 Both are accessible on a new page, [link]. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.
Portable Apps: your PC in a USB key | Mobile Learning
JULY 4, 2006
These applications are stored, and can be executed, on an ordinary USB key, allowing a user to take not only their data, but a fully configured application environment, around with them in their pocket, to use on any current PC. Software on the cover disc includes a portable CD and DVD burner, backup utility, web browser, email client, office package, image editor and more. It’s not exactly my idea of “mobile learning, but may still be of interest to educators involved with learning mobility. « Mobile Learning 2.0? Ubiquette. learning device for $60.
The Mobile Learning Edge: Table of Contents
Mobile Learning Edge
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
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. Here is the TOC for The Mobile Learning Edge : 1. WordPress Admin