4 Challenges Designing Augmented Reality Applications for Smart Glasses
Float Mobile Learning
MAY 4, 2015
The transition from desktop to mobile computing required a new approach, and so does the transition from traditional mobile devices to smart glasses and other wearable technology. Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy augmented reality Google Glass intent ODG R-6 smart glasses
Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare
MARCH 2, 2015
The scan examined evidence from 7 systematic reviews (typically considered the “gold standard” for assessing evidence of the effectiveness of a technology or intervention), covering 60 individual studies, as well as 11 text-messaging interventions from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality’s Health Care Innovations Exchange. In May 2014, the U.S.
Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I
AUGUST 12, 2010
However as we started development on mobile learning applications, the game changed drastically. Storyboards were sorely inadequate to describe application features and states. Mobile applications include myriad ways to present features, offer a variety of interaction types and combinations of those, making it very different. What we needed was ’something’ that let us model the features and functions of a mobile application. The fidelity required for a mobile application prototype would vary depending on the features/functions and user experience sought.
Layar the first mobile augmented reality application
JUNE 23, 2009
Augmented reality is the natural next step off technological mobile applications. 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 Layar builds on the Android platform. Cool idea.
Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available
Mobile Learning Edge
OCTOBER 7, 2011
The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. Most of the articles are on mobile learning. Here is the Table of Contents: Mobile Tourist Guide – An Intelligent Wireless System to Improve Tourism, using Semantic Web. Kwang B Lee).
MDM and MAM
Float Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Apps Implementations Mobile Learning Glossary Mobile Technology Security Strategy mobile application management mobile device management mobile learning ROI securityWe all know the scene. Row after row of cubicles as far as the eye can see with each one looking almost exactly the same. That may describe a corporation [.].
New issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)
Mobile Learning Edge
JANUARY 26, 2012
A new issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012), is available. Here is the Table of Contents: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012). Exploring Accessibility Scenarios for 2020 in Relation with Future ICT Trends on Assistive Technology and Accessibility. Canessa, M.
Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Tags: Mobile Learning Training Companies mLearning Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Training Why Mobile? Why Apps?
The future of #HigherEd and #apps & #web two free report by Pew
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
On many occasions these reports are linked to educational technology or trends, which is great when you are interested in training/education with innovative technologies. mobile education research mooc applications open education future of educationThe American Pew research center publishes a wide variety of human research topics. Overall a nice read and food for thought.
Using Somebody app at #eMOOCs2015 conference? Art & communication
APRIL 23, 2015
The reason I like this Somebody app is because it stimulates conversation = exchanging ideas, it brings people together = networking, and it uses technology in a human way. applications art conferences connectivism conversation eLearning mobile Would you be willing to use the Somebody app at an academic learning conference? Getting more conversations going? find that a wonderful idea.
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
Collaboration is another area where mobile technology can enhance and support performance and learning. Make sure to KISS, demand low information density – whether it’s an application, or a content look-up, the need to keep is simple straightforward is very important given the context of use. Native application. Vs web application. Content pull? Collaboration?
Infographics for Social Media
Mobile Learning Edge
MARCH 7, 2011
Five 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. Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaMark Horton, Socialcast ). elliance.com.
#MOOC papers: challenges, learner self-determination & #pedagogy
MAY 15, 2014
The value and applicability of the MOOC model in the current era of higher education and the nature of learning in such an open online format need to be investigated. The results suggest a high extent of technology deployment for learning and interactions by the participants in cMOOCs. For learners, the challenge rests in self-determination and participatory literacy skills.
Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
This is the first day of Alt-C2013 which takes place in Nottingham this year. I am glad to be part of the preparation group of the panel discussing Technology Enhanced Learning in times of crisis. The learning and teaching processes of today are impacted by the use of social media, new mobile technologies and pedagogical formats. For a full time schedule, look here. 87-88). Hogue, R.,
Managing Mobile in the Corporate Environment
Float Mobile Learning
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Gary Woodill explores the challenges of mobile application management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM). Mobile Learning Glossary Security Strategy bring your own device bring your own technology byod BYOT mam mdm mobile application management mobile device management mobile management strategy mobile security
#Googleglass out, other smart tech in? Where is #educational bonus?
JANUARY 16, 2015
The wearable technologies are booming business, but a lot of it is still very expensive. Cheap virtual reality and smart glass solutions are increasingly being rolled out, but as with all technology: multiple companies are trying to corner the market, but in the end only a few will keep on standing (and it seems tech launches and halts happen quicker than ever). Time or budget wise.
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce. The Advent Of Mobile Learning Technology – Presentation. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology SWOT Analysis Workplace Learning
How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes
JULY 12, 2012
It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The iPhone is above all an incredibly easy phone to use (very intuitive in its user interface), so for those not that comfortable with technology, the iPhone is the way to go (although it is expensive). Look here for those interested in the applications of gyro-sensors.
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
What a difference three short years make in technology. The sooner we embrace this truth and rally around tools and technologies that can enable us to deliver compelling learning experiences across multiple devices anytime and anywhere, the better off we will be as an industry. However, about a year ago I started to notice the tables turning. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad.
iBreathe, An Innovative Application to Allow Military Men and Women to Relax
mLearning is Good
JULY 12, 2010
Reading about iBreathe at Information Week gets me thinking about the combination of real-time performance support and learning and how it integrates so well on the mobile device. I’ve never used this application of course, but the idea of it is very cool.
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students’ Educational Experiences. Voice: The Killer Application of Mobile Learning. Mobile technologies and Learning. Mobile Learning Technologies and the Move towards ‘User-Led Education’. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009. Things You Should Know About Location-Aware Applications. Tags: Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Apple Education.
Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps
JULY 13, 2010
High end (rich) applications can be developed if HTML5/CSS3 technology is used for development, which also enable use of audio, video and animation within the application. Tags: Mobile Learning Frameworks mLearning mLearning Technology I stumbled upon this presentation , shared by Chad Udel , comparing four main mobile OSes. Take a look -. So Native Apps vs Web Apps?
#free report on learner at the center of a #networked world
JUNE 24, 2014
report offers insight in the strategies that are put forward by an intelligent task force of experts in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (experts from Google, UN, public libraries, national council of education, Microsoft, School districts, creative commons, Voto Latino, to name a few). The 115 p. Every student should have access to learning networks.
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
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. Also learn everything you can about new technologies like HTML5, responsive design, CSS3 and begin to let go of some of the older technologies like Flash. iPhone) and Android (e.g.
Does #mobile learning really make a difference in this world?
AUGUST 2, 2012
how to actually negotiate the barrier of technology to an 'illiterate' health worker? The best way to negotiate the barrier is by using what they use, or trying to reimagine new technology with how they use old or known technology. with rapidly changing technology. As fast as technology ? Is technology gender sensitive ? what is happening to pedagogy?
What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?
JUNE 27, 2010
It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The iPhone is above all an incredibly easy phone to use (very intuitive in its user interface), so for those not that comfortable with technology, the iPhone is the way to go (although it is expensive). Tags: mobile technology ubiquitous learning mobile learning linked to your location).
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
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.
The Future Of Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 4, 2012
We’d like to share what we presented because it encapsulates technologies that will impact/affect the future of mobile learning and learning in general, readers of this blog will probably find it of special interest. Our presentation identified four key technology areas that will impact learning in the future: Big data, huge quantities of user generated content and sophisticated curation.
Mobile Learning: The natives
Mobile Learning Edge
MARCH 4, 2011
Younger generations have an obvious advantage and therefore an easier time adapting to using new technology (because they’ve grown up with it) than many of the people who are now in the highest positions within corporations, who, having worked their way to the top, have had to actively learn new technology to remain competitive within the digital world. INFOGRAPHIC] | Voxy Blog.
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 ). coding social interaction social media technology tools twitterWhen twitter first changed the star into heart, I could not be bothered. Although I must admit I did follow some of the discussions (one from Kate Bowles here ). This is also true for the symbols socmed companies use, in this case the #twitterheart. oh Yes. went for a mobile phone.
Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update
Mobile Learning Edge
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) both on the same campus in Oshawa, Ontario, provide a mobile learning environment and resources on campus. The Mobile Learning consortium is comprised of post secondary institutes — Seneca College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) — and educational publishing and technology companies. This mission will be fulfilled in a variety of ways including, cutting edge research projects that have been completed or are in progress, research partnerships, and technology transfer.
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
This has been possible due to a variety of factors – better, faster, cheaper smartphones, the advent of tablet computers, and an increasing awareness of the benefits and applicability of mobile learning. Devices getting faster and better, with increasing memory and storage capacity making it possible for complex applications to reside on devices. Early stage technology curve.
A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links
MAY 28, 2012
Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Do note some of these link up to dated articles.
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
This is why I strongly believe the lack of Flash on iOS devices is a blessing in disguise, because it forces us to find new ways of developing learning experiences for mobile users, as well as to embrace new technologies, such as HTML5 and new principles, such as Responsive Web Design and thinking mobile-first. We need to get out of our comfort zone and explore mobile applications and learn about what these apps do well and apply these principles to our mLearning design. Let me explain. But what about the experience for mobile users? Absolutely we can. So there you have it.
What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning
mLearning is Good
APRIL 14, 2011
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. Basically, the Army is doing some field testing and they’ve decided to make training and education one of the early uses of the technology. think it’s even more important when that workforce is widely dispersed.
Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement
APRIL 30, 2012
In its Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions 2012 , Deloitte predicts that by the end of the year 2012, 500 million smartphones with a retail price of $100 or less will likely be in use worldwide. As per a survey conducted by Good Technology in October 2011, 72 percent of its customers were already formally supporting BYOD programs. What makes BYOD popular?
Mobile Learning Conferences
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
The most comprehensive listing of conferences for learning technologies is the one produced by Clayton Wright. Here are all the conferences on Clayton’s current list related to mobile learning: February 7-10, 2011 International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security , 4 th , sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Paris, France. June 22-24, 2011 Mobilware2011 : International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems and Applications, 4 th , London, the United Kingdom. For a copy see: [link]. link].
mLearning Demand Is Growing
JULY 29, 2010
At Upside Learning, we constantly strive to develop new solutions in tune with the technology and market demand, which helps us deliver the best and the latest to our clients. Hence, in response to the rising requirements, our innovation team has been taping onto the latest trends and developing new applications across various platforms such as Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian etc.
6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012
JANUARY 17, 2012
I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. Every software application needs to be on these App store as quickly as possible in order to not miss out. started in computers when DOS (Disk Operating System) was at its peak, I still remember knowing all the commands and I thought it was the coolest thing ever invented.
Free book increasing access through #mlearning
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Delivered on mobile technology, OER have the potential to enable citizens all over the world to access affordable education from anywhere and at any time. PART I: Designing Mobile Learning Chapter 1 A Diachronic Overview of Technology Contributing to Mobile Learning: A Shift Towards Student-Centred Pedagogies. 125 Panagiotis Zervas and Demetrios G. 205 Balaji Venkataraman and T.V.