Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy
OCTOBER 3, 2012
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.
Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey
Mobile Learning Edge
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. In particular, take time to download the free report titled Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond. That is because it is still complicated. As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. WordPress Admin
Saltbox Developers Discuss Tin Can
Float Mobile Learning
JULY 16, 2012
Mobile Development Mobile Web Video mLearnCon 2012 Saltbox Services Tin Can APIJeff Tillett gets a feel for the experience in Tin Can Alley during mLearnCon 2012.
SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support
MARCH 30, 2015
39% are responsible for creating a development platform. Springfield, Missouri library uses text messaging for patron services. The service sends you a text message when books or other library materials are available for pickup. We want to save the time of our users while continuing to connect them with quality, relevant information and services.”.
The Importance of Informal Learning For Your Sales Force
Float Mobile Learning
APRIL 26, 2012
And as leaders in learning and development, [.]. Pedagogy and Learning informal learning interviews peer-based learning Saltbox ServicesAs most of us know, a lot of knowledge we use to do our jobs come from the people we work side-by-side with.
Training Plan For iPhone Application Development
AUGUST 20, 2010
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. Topic. NavBar.
5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning
Mobile Learning Edge
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
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.
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. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.,
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Instagram was not only a mobile-first success story, but until recently it was a mobile-only photo sharing service. We need to realize that we are no longer developing learning for the stationary learner, sitting in a stationary chair, in front of a stationary PC. Unlike 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now.
BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Digg it In mobile technology, it is often the developing world that leads the way – by using mobile phones to teach people a foreign language, for example. The service is very simple: by dialling "3000", mobile users access classes ranging from "Essential English" to the more advanced "How to tell a story". The BBC has also set up a website giving learners free access to content.
Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]
APRIL 3, 2012
Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. The importance of thinking ‘mobile-first’ when developing Learning. I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. And much more.
mLearning-World.com: More Info on Alltels Podcasting Service
AUGUST 9, 2006
► 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. Podcasts are like radio shows. The main menu shows a list of channels such as music, news, movies/TV and comedy.
#mLearn2010 Sustainable, scalable and affordable mobile learning service for formal education in South Africa / Finland by Riitta Vanska
OCTOBER 22, 2010
It is easier to develop flashy, hype smartphones applications, then all covering viral educational mobile projects. Riitta Vanska is a blond woman wearing white clothes and glasses, she is part of the responsible corporate world who looks for sustainable projects (nice). Background October 2008 the project started. And it needed to be free, so children could access it sustainable.
Reviews for The Mobile Learning Edge
Mobile Learning Edge
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
To date, the reviews have been very positive, and reviewers seem to recognize that the book is aimed at business decision makers, more than instructional designers. WordPress Admin
Free mobile sms service getting to grips with bullying in schools: Bullyproof
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
Bullyproof will be released in March 2010, but you can check it out with the developer Brendan O'Keefe pre-release. The free Bullyproof software , developed by Brendan O'Keefe , enables kids from primary and secondary school to send sms-allerts when bullying is taking place, or has happened. So if you hadn't heard of Frontline which is software from Kiwanja.net , take a look, as it might inspire you to develop some mobile applications for social change as well. Because the software is open source and free, you can adjust it to your language also (if necessary).
The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
JANUARY 15, 2013
With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects. Source: Ambient Insight’s 2010-2015 worldwide market forecast for Mobile Learning Products & Services).
#ic_moveme Agnes Kukulska-Hulme mobile learning applications for newcomers in a city @agneskh
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Maseltov project [link] The project consortium designed, developed and evaluated a complex suite of tools and services accessible from a single context-aware mobile app. Apps for civic engagement: transforming local citizenship, particularly for immigrants, improving access to local services, better understanding the needs of the populations they serve. Online free manual.
Mobile Learning Conferences
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 30-July 2, 2011 International Conference on Innovative, Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS2011), 5 th , Korean Bible University, Seoul, Korea. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy. For a copy see: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link] or [link]. link]. link]. link].
2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design
MARCH 25, 2016
Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Stephen Downes) using LPSS Instructional Design Service Course My colleague Johan Thys just sent me a link to a wonderful self-guided, instructor-driven online course on designing courses via a project-based approach. During this 12-week course, you will engage in a real-world authentic instructional design challenge that centers on the design and development of free open educational resources (OER) for adult basic education.
mLearning Demand Is Growing
JULY 29, 2010
This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of training and development. This is in line with the recently released Ambient Insight Report which forecasts US market for mobile learning products and services to be growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7%.
Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India
MAY 18, 2011
While India is a relatively poor country, more than 70 percent of its urban consumers already spend about $1 a month on content and services through offline, unorganized retail channels – a market estimated to be worth more than $4 billion annually. Impact On Elearning Developers. It is a well-known fact that Mobile learning hasn’t yet picked up steam within India. Key Points.
President Obama issues a directive Urging Focus on the growing Mobile Revolution
MAY 24, 2012
” In a note issued by The White House this week, Obama says “it is time for the Federal Government to do more” to assist American people using Government services on smartphones or tablets. This goes for eLearning Professionals, who may still be focused solely on developing learning for the desktop. This may be about to change with mobile. Send to Kindle.
My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Actually there were two mLearning winners as the mobile learning project BBC Janala , also for learning English, won the Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segment category. There was really no other focus on mobile learning at the conference other than an invitation only mLearning Convening Session hosted by the GSMA Development Fund and an open mLearning Business Breakfast hosted by the same organization. The venue was kept very clean with service employees clearing your plate as soon as you took the last bite. mHealth was evident though.) The U.S.
The Hindu News Update Service
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
News Update Service Wednesday, January 28, 2009 : 1155 Hrs RSS Feeds Sections Top Stories National International Regional Business Sport Sci. Indeed it does, it would require investments to keep the quality of service within acceptable norms, it would require investments in rural India where the tele-density is low; and it would, on a positive side, require education or familiarisation of the technology for enhanced services. Value additions by newer applications only will provide high-end services. Entertainment Agri. Hons) and M.Tech. Look at MMS.
The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.
JANUARY 3, 2012
feel very blessed about the important relationships I have developed and I would like to express a very especial thanks to everyone who has encouraged me in the past three weeks. First and foremost, Happy New Year! Without even asking anything about the job or the salary, I said YES. You have to believe that the products you are talking about are the very best there is. Not really.
2014: A year in review
JANUARY 20, 2015
joined Pearson South Africa ‘s Innovation Lab as head of mobile, with the following milestones under the belt: Developed the 3-year mobile learning strategy for the company. Product manager of X-kit Achieve Mobile , Pearson South Africa’s first schools mobile service, offering high school test and exam revision for learners with feature and smart phones. See previous years here.
Free #mLearning papers from IJIM, an open access journal
JANUARY 22, 2013
Great news! There is a new free edition of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM). iJIM has just published its latest issue at --> [link]. In order to view the papers and articles, you only need to register (which is for free) and once you are registered you can access any article you want. mobile mLearning journals research paper mobile learning eLearning
Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning
APRIL 3, 2014
MEP took into account areas as diverse as curriculum development, teacher training, resource organisation and support. Use of the service has been strong, with over half a million completed reads and 50,000 user comments recorded in the 17 months to December 2012. The focus is also on design-based research. Plans for evaluation and field studies were incorporated from the start.
Emerging trends in education and mobile learning
MARCH 13, 2014
Developed country trends are very different from developing country trends. Mobiles already support skills development in a range of fields including agriculture and healthcare, and provide paying job opportunities for mobile-based ‘ microwork ’. With the guidance of teachers, mobiles provide a medium for developing these skills for millions of Africans who go online ‘mobile first’ or even ‘mobile-only’. huge amount of mobile apps and services bring education content to mobile devices. App development and programming is being taught in some schools.
New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As SiLive reports, The new mobile texting program is the latest tool the Department of Education has developed to deliver information about public schools and programming to parents and families. By giving parents the information they need, straight to their phones, the NYC Department of Education is using technology to make city services more accessible. To sign up, parents should text NYCSCHOOLS to 877877.
Mobile challenge from a diabetic project developed and implemented in Trinidad and Tobago region
JUNE 8, 2010
Group services: contact members, post discussion forums, share results, arrange meetings (real life meetings) Personal services: capturing observations of daily living 5ODL) readings, activity, food intake, location … and reviewing past results. Salys. A bit more on the evaluation factors that they use in the peer-based mobile project: Peer-based medical service for DSMS by S.
Great Resources at Float Mobile Learning
Mobile Learning Edge
JULY 5, 2011
Float Mobile Learning in Morton, llinois (near Peoria) is an up and coming mobile services company that is making a great effort at adding useful resources to the information on mobile learning available on the web. Finally, they have developed two mobile apps, including a Mobile Learning Primer, a free download from the App Store or the Android Market. This is a company to watch.
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
As we prepare to iterate development of Upside2Go, we will need to start figuring out what sort of features our users (learners, managers, administrators) would really like from a mobile LMS. services, we see that there is scope for slowly bringing in Web 3.0 While our current system offers some cool features, we must look further into the future. technologies.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
What services will help learners be more productive? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now.
Free book increasing access through #mlearning
DECEMBER 3, 2013
It is important for developers of mobile learning materials to follow standards so that the learning materials can be shared as open educational resources (OER). Helen Crompton Chapter 2 Educational Standards for Mobile Learning and Mobile Application Development. What to expect: Part I describes considerations for, and approaches to, designing mobile learning materials.
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry. suspect there will be three times as many interesting and compelling offer announcements across a full range of products and services in the coming months culminating with activities surrounding the mLearnCon event in late June.
Report on risks of #learning analytics in education #educause
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
In addition, special care and expertise are needed for managing outsourced (cloud or SaaS) services. In the case of the developing research area of learning analytics, questions remain about the ethical use of data—a general understanding of these issues is still in development. education eLearning higher education learning analytics
Mobile market share 2011 – really?
MARCH 2, 2011
They offer analytics services to millions of websites. If you use their services to track your site, your visitors contribute to these stats. So – to use an extreme case: If the only African website that happened to use statcounter was an Android developer site, it would show Africa as almost 100% Android when in actual fact the dominant phone in the entire continent is Nokia!
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
Apple’s insistence on never wanting to support Flash content on iOS devices will drive innovation across the authoring tool market that is sure to benefit everyone in the Training & Development field. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Prediction #2.
Mobile Messaging News Roundup
MAY 29, 2016
Mobile eases into IoT through Twilio’s new Programmable Wireless service for developers – T-Mobile US will power a new service from Twilio called Programmable Wireless that gives developers the ability to control voice, texting and data operation on Twilio’s T-Mobile-powered SIM cards. Notable in the context of a lot of recent tech IPO failure.