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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. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Check it out when you have a chance, it’s simply awesome. What do you think? Send to Kindle.

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A better mobile browser | Mobile Learning

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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.

mLearning-World.com: More Podcasting Educational Resources

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Monday, October 02, 2006 More Podcasting Educational Resources My wife is a Music and Spanish teacher at a local private school and Ive been working with her for the past few months on how she can enhance her teaching through mLearning and other technology. More Podcasting Educational Resources Texting Improves Literacy - lol Break Out of the Box - From Breakthrough eLearning. Applicable for all levels. Download the feed here. Or download a sample podcast here. Good links.

mLearning-World.com: Note: More mLearning resources to explore

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Sunday, December 03, 2006 Note: More mLearning resources to explore QuizFaber - QuizFaber creates multiple-choice quizzes for the mobile web. Flickr - features a mobile version of Flickr. Mobilicio.us - Mobilicio.us allows you to remotely access your bookmarks, and Del.icio.us Training.

Global Mobile Awards

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The proprietary UbiSurfer browser shrinks data using Datawind’s own proxy servers and allows for fast web delivery on existing infrastructure. In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition. An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards.

The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle

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For handsets that cannot install the Java application to access Moodle, a standard web/browser-based interface can be used to access MLE.  One recent interesting development in mobile learning has been the creation of mobile interfaces for Online Learning Environments.  MLE provides a mobile interface to Moodle in two different ways. Authored by Leonard Low. Hosted by Edublogs.

Google Chrome and translator to get 1 click translations and increase your PLE and network

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Just two nifty tricks for those work with international colleagues or simply interested in eLearning resources from different languages. Translate any webpage really quickly Google Chrome is moving up in the browser world and there are many reasons why, a personal favorite is the reason mentioned in a blogpos t by Ivan Boothe who is all into nonprofi and activism. How cool is that!

MASHe » Blog Archive » Mobile Learning: Some resources, tools and statistics

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Home WordPress Plugins Google Wave Tips Contact Notebook MASHe The Higher Education blog from the JISC RSC Scotland North & East Mobile Learning: Some resources, tools and statistics I was looking for resources for a potential mobile workshop and came across the slides below from Judy Brown. The mobile learning area can be accessed with the mobile phone browser or with a special mobile phone application , which is designed for mobile Learning.” The blog is designed to highlight news, events and resources related to higher education.

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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Simultaneously, improved text recognition will allow retrieval of, or access to, web-based activities or resources simply by typing or writing our a URL in human-readable form and pointing a mobile phone camera at that URL.  I’ve been writing about QR Codes in education for the last five years ( [link] ), on this blog, as well as in a few published and formal papers.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

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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”).

Five Myths of Mobile Learning

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Developing content for mobile devices is no longer an expensive, platform dependent exercise. I’d go out on a limb and claim it’s possible to develop mobile learning content that’s mobile browser savvy for less than or equal to the cost of conventional eLearning that runs on personal computer based browsers. I’d really like to hear from readers what they think about these myths. Related posts: Mobile Learning in India Top 100 Learning Game Resources QR Codes in Learning. Today’s devices have large usable screens, and full QWERTY keyboards.

Mobile Learning in India

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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.

Moodle on a Nokia 770 | Mobile Learning

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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

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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.

SMS for Mobile Learning

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The PollEverywhere service allows your learners to respond to polling questions through SMS and a web interface for devices equipped with a modern browser. Think about how you can support your eLearning and mLearning resources. SMS for mobile learning. There are lots of ways that SMS could be used. liked the simple example that I saw when working for a previous company.

Firefox Extensions for Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning

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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.

Access your PC from your mobile | Mobile Learning

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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.

mLearning-World.com: Someone who truly gets it

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Mobile learning has existed as long as learning itself: a book is a mobile learning resource, and so is a cassette walkman. Both of these tools enable a learner to take information resources with them to learn mobile-ly. And a cassette walkman is just as valid a source of audio learning as an iPod. TrackBack to the original post here to read the rest. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.

What does the new #iOS5 mean for Educators? The device better fits to me. #slide2learn #edApp #iear #iPadEd #ADEANZ

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Newsstand – an app to hold all magazines you are subscribed to – another small productivity gain by simplifying the process of accessing these resources. 3. There were a huge amount of new mobile operating system features announced today for the iOS iPad and iPhone platform, including the fact that there are over 200 million iOS devices out there, making it the leading mobile platform (44%). There are over 425,000 apps available now also. Plus you’ll be able to see previous notifications also so you can ignore them as they come in if needed, but look them up later. 2.

Where Does the mLearning Go?

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But knowing that people are using their mobile browsers, their voice capabilities and their text messaging capabilities allows us to think about how we could embed learning into those capabilities. I’ll take a cut at the first of those in this post, and I’ll cover the others in subsequent posts. My first reflex is to use the browser. What does mLearning look like?

mLearning-World.com: Mobile Learning - Learn Chinese Online or Off

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Thursday, December 07, 2006 Mobile Learning - Learn Chinese Online or Off From: TerenceOnline: An eLearning Resource Center: Mobile Learning - Learn Chinese Online or Off Keeping with the theme of foreign languages and online learning, I found a website that uses blogs, rss, podcasts, and other web 2.0 Chinesepod.com is a good place to start and may be an excellent resource for Mandarin Chinese language teachers to incorporate into their classroom. Training. iTunes 7.7

June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for cc.mlearnopedia.com from June. Enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

mLearning-World.com: NLP in Education

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Tuesday, December 12, 2006 NLP in Education This is something that most designers overlook, but is a great resource for eduction- NLP or Neuro-linguistic Programming. ► 07/06 - 07/13 (2) mLearning Developing while Mobile Detecting Mobile Browsers- Applying CSS ► 06/29 - 07/06 (5) Script to Detect iPhone and Blackberry OnPoint Digital CellCast- Opinions Our Domains Reminder Learning Solutions Mag- Mainstreaming Mobile Learn. Or, what is the greater purpose or vision?

mLearnCon Mobile Learning Content

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We had gathered resources that we had been using in workshops and presentations for ADL and decided to make it available on various mobile devices. Some thought this was intended to be a course--which it is not--but could definitely serve as resources or check lists for a course on mobile learning. We had a great group with lots of good questions. To begin, we have two versions.

The Mobile Learner

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Chris Webb’s blog post with links to resources that can be used on an iPod Touch to help students learn. The room will be open at 5:30 pm to allow anyone to come it, install any required browser plug-ins and to adjust audio input and output settings. Tags: resources envy those who can cut the MS cord. Interesting visualization. link] 2.  link] 3.  link] 4.  link] 5. 

Mobile Web Grows – But User’s Can Find it Tough

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Most users are probably frustrated by the “mobile web&# because the web they are viewing is often the same web that’s formatted for the desktop and desktop browsers. Many of us who’ve tried to load a desktop site on a mobile browser know how poorly mobile browsers render those sites. Some helpful development resources are shown below: Great book about mobile web design: [link]. According to this report from MediaPost (a web site devoted to advertising and mobility) mobile web usage continues to grow, which we knew. animations: [link]. link]. link].

Maths and Science mobisite for “SmartLearners”

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For the full experience, view it from a mobile phone using Opera Mini , although it should display in most phone browsers. Tags: Africa Country Resources South Africa mLearning Maths Science Secondary school Vanesh Gokal is Principal at Burnwood Secondary School in Durban, and a Maths and Physical Science teacher. He is also passionate about mlearning. In his own words: “Our learners are mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, including informal settlements. Hence mobile learning through cellphones (which they all have) is very necessary.&#. Maths Literacy notes.

Mobile, ubiquitous access to 1.5 million books

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Surely that must be useful for some students somewhere? I was only discussing yesterday with my schools librarian about what he was planning to do about physical resources vs web-based (ie cheaper, less time and resource hungry) ones… TUAW.com link with more info: Google releases Books browser for iPhone. Not only is the around 1.5 Via TUAW.com. Authored by jnxyz.

The Mobile Learning Edge: Table of Contents

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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

The Mobile Web: Consider the User

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Mobile browsers, even on smart phones, are not conducive to searching, browsing, or exploration. Mobile visitors have limited non-standard browsers with which to get information. Additionally, there are dozens of browsers and formats among the hundreds of makes and models. Tags: All Posts Mobile Resources mobile mobile commons targeting usability web Thirty-eight percent of American mobile phone users — 120 million people — access the web via their mobile device; fewer than 30 million are iPhones or Android phones. Not so with the mobile web.

2010 Forecasts

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More organizations are exploring mobile learning to provide just-in-time resources and learning objects to an increasingly mobile and virtual workforce. One damper on progress has been the diversity and incompatibility of devices, and the lack of Flash on one of them, but this is becoming less of a problem as browser-based applications become available. but "how?".

M-Learning: Google vs Apple as Web Apps square off against Native Apps

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iPhone applications often link out to external services and resources and Google’s Android applications are native on the Android open source operating system (Google also has an Android market place, much like the Apple App Store). Re-purposing your Web-based LMS courses to run on a mobile browser will be an easier transition for companies and learning institutions.

PDAs in learning: new podcast blog | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact PDAs in learning: new podcast blog 8 09 2006 Sue Waters, from WA Maritime Training Centre, has started a new podcast blog on using PDAs in learning and assessment. Leave a comment September 2006 M T W T F S S « Aug Oct » 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Recent Posts “A kitten learns to fish using the iPad.&# Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette.

A Seamless Learning Approach with Mobile Learning

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They gave the students HP RX3725 Pocket PCs with WiFi, camera capability and a browser. Applying these principles to seamless learning, learning takes place through individual learning in private learning spaces, collaborative learning in public learning spaces, and cognitive artefacts created across time and physical or virtual spaces mediated by technology within a context.&#. - The authors really valued what they referred to as a “one-to-one &# relationship between mobile devices and students, i.e. each student should have a mobile device, it should not be a shared resource.

Current Events: Anytime, Anywhere Via Cell (No Mobile Internet Required)

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There are some great FREE resources online that couple with cell phones to allow people to keep up with current events and happenings. While the lucky ones who have purchased mobile Internet can use their mobile browsers to connect with web-based resources, many cannot afford that luxury. As a result there are some great alternatives. Lexy Phone Call Lexy is on-demand radio.

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Flash Player On Devices – Going Mobile Just Got Easier

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Apple is still not allowing the Flash Player on the iPhone, and depending on who you talk to it’s either because the Flash Player is “too resource intensive&# for the iPhone OR Apple has made a “business decision&# not to allow the Flash Player on the iPhone because Apple plans to use a competing technology to deliver video and other content that Flash has been good at for awhile now. But iPhone aside, Adobe has been doing a lot to try to get mobile device manufacturers to include the Flash Player on their devices as either a stand-alone player or a browser plug-in.

Mobile Landscape Really About to Change

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So if you’re looking to build a mobile learning application or to be the provider of mobile learning resources of any kind, you may want to consider the possibility that we will see only a few of the current players in the mobile platform market in a couple of years. As I eluded to earlier, web access and a real browser are at the top, and the ability to download/access applicatons is very big as well. There’s been a big stir of comments, reviews, predictions etc. surroungding the release of the newest Android device in the US.

Mobile Business Card

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Thanks to my twitter colleague Dan Rezac , I learned about a free resource called Contxts. LOVE this resource. have investigated other resources that have a mobile business card feature, and have found that often you need blue tooth, GPS, or an Internet browser on your cell phone to view and/or send digital business cards. For example my keyword is KOLB.

Current Events: Anytime, Anywhere Via Cell (No Mobile Internet Required)

Cell Phones in Learning

There are some great FREE resources online that couple with cell phones to allow people to keep up with current events and happenings. While the lucky ones who have purchased mobile Internet can use their mobile browsers to connect with web-based resources, many cannot afford that luxury. Some of the news resources include NPR, NOVA (PBS), Local News, Foreign Language Programs, Front Page from the New York Times, and 60 Second Science. As a result there are some great alternatives. One of which is an RSS feed for the webpage(s) of your choice.

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Current Events: Anytime, Anywhere Via Cell (No Mobile Internet Required)

Cell Phones in Learning

There are some great FREE resources online that couple with cell phones to allow people to keep up with current events and happenings. While the lucky ones who have purchased mobile Internet can use their mobile browsers to connect with web-based resources, many cannot afford that luxury. Some of the news resources include NPR, NOVA (PBS), Local News, Foreign Language Programs, Front Page from the New York Times, and 60 Second Science. As a result there are some great alternatives. One of which is an RSS feed for the webpage(s) of your choice.

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