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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

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Granted, the iPad accounts for 91% of all tablet web traffic and that statistic alone is compelling enough to make you want to focus your entire learning development efforts on just this tablet, however as you think about your own mLearning strategy, I strongly encourage you to think instead about the multiscreen world we live in and develop for it. Send to Kindle.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. iPhone will not be THE device to target. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Mobile OS SalesIn a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today. Source: Gartner April 2011.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

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When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist. They are good to consider when taking on that app development assignment. Unlike other software applications, companies cannot spend months on development and deployment, speed is of the essence. This can easily accomplished with a simple interface to the system.

#ict4d challenges to deliver sustainable #mLearning in developing regions

Ignatia Webs

All through his talk he links to the philosophical undertow of technological beliefs that have and are coloring our contemporary development in mobile learning, and as such risk being at the core of what is and is not working with target populations that are not fully understood. and so on. Well, not sure if my brief transcript is clear, but the presentation surely works inspirational.

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. dissemination of the past, these devices are often being introduced in the workplace. do we take advantage of these devices to deploy learning content and how do we. devices? devices.

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

Developer on Duty

Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  In order to develop at that pace, monthly or weekly releases for example, content templates and styles play a vital role. eLearning Strategy

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

mLearning Revolution

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.

Goldilocks and the Three Mobile Devices

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Development Mobile Technology resolution screen sizeOnce upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She went for a walk in the forest. She was enjoying her walk and wanted to listen to some [.].

The Unique Affordances of Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

With more than 20 unique affordances, mobile learning designers and developers should work toward understanding the potentially complex possibilities available to them. Mobile Development Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy cloud storage geolocation instructional design learning technologies mobile affordances mobile device cameras mobile device sensors

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 6 – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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Tips for developing a BYOD strategy. 8- What does this mean to eLearning developers? 9-  Webinar “ Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t? held on 15th May, 2012 and hosted by   Robert Gadd. 10- Apps of the week: Prezi Viewer for iPad and Skitch for iPad. Your browser does not support the audio element. Send to Kindle. Mobile Learning Podcast BYOD mLearning

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

Ignatia Webs

The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. First of all if you are a tech savvy person you could go for a less expensive device which has all the options of the iPhone and more, for the iPhone costs a lot, yet is similar to many other mobile phones that are cheaper. Or is it of interest to you?

Help us #save new born babies lives by using #mobile devices for #ultrasound

Ignatia Webs

"Why not save the lives of new borns by making use of mobile devices that can be used for ultra-sound?" The development of a network of primary care maternities with their referral hospitals, aiming at providing technical and moral support to health workers working in remote areas. If we get enough votes, the project will be funded by the Belinda and Bill Gates foundation.

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5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

Developer on Duty

Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  In order to develop at that pace, monthly or weekly releases for example, content templates and styles play a vital role. eLearning Strategy

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead

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Qualcomm develops an open source toolkit called Gimbal that lets you extend these to inside a building too. We placed small Bluetooth LE beacons (similar to iBeacon) around the museum, and developed an app that allows visitors to get extra information on their phones as they walk around the exhibits. See worklearnmobile.org/articles/mobile-museum-tours-apps-and-indoor-positioning  for more details.     Q: As we know, m-learning is not e-learning on a mobile device. app development Augmented Reality future devices trends What''s the future of mobile learning?

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

The Mobile Learner

Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed. They need to augment their ideas.

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Each mobile device has different configurations and it is always better to identify the device requesting content before rendering the HTML content. Have you tried to get SCORM working on mobile devices?

Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know

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They are also unemployed, under-resourced, and working hard to put things right If you are interested in youth workforce development, and the empowering opportunities of mobile, I''d encourage you to look at the brand new  Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review. Across the world, kids are our future. What type of programming has been implemented and how?

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

The Mobile Learner

In the first post of this series on mobile devices and 21st century skills, I focused in the use of mobile devices in developing communication skills. We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Therefore, knowledge construction is about a change in focus from knowledge attainment to skill development. Similar to what is stated above, mobile devices can easily support information attainment by allowing students to access information online. Alternatively, one could access the knowledge of an expert.

How do develop web content on the iPhone

Ignatia Webs

The choice of the phones that are used in this project was primarely given by the types of mobile devices that were supported in Peru and the preference of people involved. Mobile modules will be developed that offer lifelong learning to physicians working on HIV/AIDS. So along the way I will give feedback on the hurdles we take during the development of these courses.

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. open source mUbuntu India m4d digital divide innovation developing world born mobile south africa free resources This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

9 Tips For Converting Content to Mobile Using Adobe Captivate

Float Mobile Learning

Chad Udell explains how to optimize converting eLearning for a mobile device using Adobe Captivate. Mobile Development User Experience Adobe Captivate audio conversion eLearning javascript optimization

Training Plan For iPhone Application Development

Upside Learning

Right now, everyone wants to develop applications for mobile devices and in particular for the iPhone, as it has changed the way we look at mobile devices. There is lots of material available about iPhone development on the web but very little about how to go about it. While working on IPhone development I have collected some links and we thought of creating a training plan for iPhone development for other Upsiders. The training plan below, assumes that you'll have the following skills to speed your iPhone development: Knowledge of C/C++/Java.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

While Articulate continues to make small, trivial improvements to their apps, sadly most with emphasis on the old, traditional eLearning, Adobe has been working hard on innovating and solving big problems, that truly matter in today’s multi-screen and multi-device world. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. What a difference three short years make in technology. Conclusion.

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Mobile learning in Iceland

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They were using mobile devices and content sent over from our office in the UK, but then blended by them into a 5 week programme delivered in Iceland. pedagogy mobile development EFL work-based ESOL TEFL on the roadloved it. Iceland is awesome. The people we met were great fun (and perfect hosts). The entire island is dominated by nature in the raw. Waterfalls. Geysers. Volcanoes.

5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

It is notoriously hard to predict the future of anything, but predicting technology trends can be done if you look for products and services already in development. That means digging for innovations, inventions and ideas that have been already developed in the past 3-5 years, and assessing their potential growth. Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices #Slide2learn #ADEdu

uLearning Blog

Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices. Great comments here from John Gruber as usual: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

This is all good for us as mobile learning technologists, designers and developers. And since employees are most likely to have their mobile device with them at all times, their situational awareness would be improved by using your application on their device. Enterprise Mobility. Many predictions for 2013 include the rise of enterprise mobility.

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone.  While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone  into a musical device to create music as well.  This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device.  The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra.

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

mLearning Revolution

This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. The more devices you have for testing, the better.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. 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. Adobe Edge Animate.

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

mLearning Revolution

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. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.,

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Mobile devices are slowly gearing up to be media consumption devices, but it is still important to note they have small screens and are given short and limited attention by users. Have a target device, allow for graceful degradation. Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Content pull? Collaboration?

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

In the early days of mobile, many companies tried to cater to their mobile users by creating two versions of their web site, one for desktop users and a lighter, less powerful mobile version for users coming to their site using a mobile device. “ Smart multi-device design needs to be fluid in the way water is, whatever container you put water into, water becomes that container.

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Mobile Usage Among The Youth

Upside Learning

Some critical insights from the report: Young adults choose their own devices ; only 16% of the sample reported that parents selected the phones for them. In the age group 15-24, price is a key driver in device selection. Mobile Learning mLearning mLearning Development Mobile Learning Technology Mobile Technology Mobile TrendsYou can download the report here.

The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices? The screens are too small on smartphones for us to do anything worthwhile, connections on mobile devices aren’t reliable enough, there are too many devices to target all of them, and on and on. Send to Kindle.

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On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

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The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I had  a cold so please excuse any nasal sounds!]. Uncategorized mlearning mobile learning mobile phones mobile phones mlearning teacher development teachers yozaBelow is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

Develop the right mindset needed to design for a multiscreen ecosystem. Examples and Demos of these Tools on iOS and Android devices. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? You will immediately benefit from all of this in a one 6-hr session.

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…and the App was Good.

Float Mobile Learning

What if I told you there was an app that has been installed on one out of every 17 iPhones, iPads and Android devices, downloaded more than 34 million times [.]. Android Apps BlackBerry iOS Mobile Development User Experience WebOS Bible case study LifeChurch.tv

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion.

Paper on Continuing Medical Education through mobile devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries

Ignatia Webs

For this conference my colleagues and I have written a paper on Continuing Medical Education via mobile forhealth care workers in developing countries. This paper focuses on delivering mobile continuing medical education (CME) to health care workers (HCWs) in developing countries. It runs from 26 to 28 February 2009.