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5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

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Learn how you can follow their example and start building your mobile list! To make it as easy as possible, the form asks for just a cell phone number and a zip code. Your organization may have created the world’s greatest mobile campaign, but the real question is how are you going to get people to opt in? The first step to a successful mobile campaign is a great call to action.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) Finally! Their stories are inspiring!

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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From collecting patient data to conducting clinical trials, a well-run survey can make a big difference in how efficient and effective your healthcare organization is run. A new study published in PLos One suggests that health surveys conducted over text messages gather higher quality data than surveys conducted over phone calls. Comparing survey responses from text messages and phone calls.

New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Second, it includes many practical lessons plans to integrate student cell phones (any kind!) Finally! Their stories are inspiring!

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. As of the writing of this article, the main players in the mobile device space are: •Apple with iOS •Google with Android OS •RIM with Blackberry OS •Microsoft with Windows Phone OS •Symbian which has plans to use the Windows Phone OS So how do you create content that works on all of these devices? began. devices? Rapid.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR. In SCVNGR you can participate in or create your own mobile scavenger hunts. The hunt can be anywhere!

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5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

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Text messaging is the default communication method for most people, above and beyond a phone call, simply because it is a quicker and more convenient way of reaching people. This ability to reach hotel staff from any location offers a huge leg up on the traditional hotel room phone call. Reason #4: SMS fosters a better client relationship than phone calls.

Mobile Content Examples

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Although there are currently no specific mobile learning examples, the site MOOOBL.com from Spain has an emulator to view various WAP sites. These examples can give mlearning developers some ideas for content creation for smaller screens.Choose from the "Select a WAP site" drop down and use the buttons on the Nokia phone skin to navigate. found the various Operator Portals and the Seat Guru site to be interesting examples.

mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa

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have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. It is the perfect example of collaboration, empowerment, and shared learning. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA! Young people writing mobile stories.

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

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In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. In addition, With mobile phone subscriptions now outnumbering computers, TVs and even FM radios (T. One example that can be googled forms part of the Drillham State School ?Responsible phone? see p20).

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

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Examples of how Smartphones transcend beyond Phones and make our lives better. Examples of how we can create better learning on mobile vs. desktop. 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. Send to Kindle.

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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This is also why I encourage you to choose your Learning Design tools wisely and lean towards those with support for Responsive Learning Design, for example, the new Adobe Captivate 8. Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc. 2. Take for example Articulate Storyline 2 which does not support Responsive Design and Adobe Captivate 8, which does. How many devices do you own?

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Mobile Learning is Global: Examples of Teachers Using Cell Phones for Learning!

Cell Phones in Learning

I have come across two examples of international teachers using cell phones for learning, one in India and one in the United Kingdom. It should not be surprising that we are seeing more examples of mobile learning globally since it has been found that "There are estimated to be over 3.3 billion cell phones by 2010" (globally) "Cell phone usage (over 350 million in China alone) outstrips television and internet usage in many parts of the world save radio" India In India Rashmi Kathuria has blogged about how she has been using cell phones with her mathematics students.

Mobile Learning is Global: Examples of Teachers Using Cell Phones for Learning!

Cell Phones in Learning

I have come across two examples of international teachers using cell phones for learning, one in India and one in the United Kingdom. It should not be surprising that we are seeing more examples of mobile learning globally since it has been found that "There are estimated to be over 3.3 billion cell phones by 2010" (globally) "Cell phone usage (over 350 million in China alone) outstrips television and internet usage in many parts of the world save radio" India In India Rashmi Kathuria has blogged about how she has been using cell phones with her mathematics students.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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Take Microsoft’s design guidelines for their Windows Phone 7 platforms for example, which recommends that each touch target be at least 9mm in size and that there be at least a 2mm space between actions. vision. No, the future of eLearning and Learning in general is Mobile Learning or better yet Multiscreen Learning , either way we can abbreviate it as m Learning. Mobile Challenges.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

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Here are two examples, both involving mobile. The other example is from The Black Eyed Peas who have released an app for the iPhone that includes an immersive 360 degree, augmented reality music video that puts you in the middle of a party, dancing to the music. As you move your phone around, or even up and down, you see the action in the room in all directions.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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User generated content is exploding on the internet, YouTube and Flickr are great examples of that. what smart phones are today, and all phones will be). We already live in an era where our interaction with technology can be simplified and governed by technology agents ( Siri is a good example ). You can find our presentation here. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

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In his projects, mobile phones were used by students to capture data from the neighbourhood, on which the students then conducted statistical analysis for their assignments. This is a great example of maximising a device that so easily spans the different learning spaces of our lives. Uncategorized mlw mobile learning mobile phones mlearning UNESCOTrain and support the teacher.

Cell Phones in Education Part 2: Assistive Technology

The Mobile Learner

Connecting back to a previous blog post where I was musing on the difference between Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning , we can see that today’s cell phones are adding more functionality and are designed with the spirit of Universal Design in mind.  Let’s take the voice dialing feature on most cell phones as an example

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc. Internet connectivity on phones not restricted to WiFi alone. For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. Weaknesses. Due to lack of Flash.

Children and Mobile Phones

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Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009. Mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous and, in line with this trend, children’s use of mobile phones has increased to the point where mobile phones are becoming commodities for them."

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). Tirozzi, added that blocking technologies like smart phones and social networking sites takes education in the wrong direction. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They have just released a position statement , summarizing their thoughts on the matter … and it is surprisingly good! Very impressive!

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

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Saffer believes that microinteractions are everywhere, in the devices we carry, the appliances in our house, the apps on our phones and desktops, even embedded in the environments we live and work in. Take the ‘Actors’ feature in Adobe Captivate for example, they are simply static images that you add just like any other image. The New Articulate Studio ’13.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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It’s worth noting that many of these internet users are not only accessing the web using their mobile phones, but in many cases this is their only way to access the web. ” Above are just a few examples mentioned by Mary. Here are my top 5 key takeaways for m-Learning from this year’s Internet Trends Report: 1. Internet Growth Remains Strong. There are now 2.4 With 1.5

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

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Whispersync from Amazon is a great example of this, I can start reading a book on my Kindle Fire and then later continue from where I left off, right on my iPad using the Kindle App. With Evernote for example all of my saved content is synced up across devices, and through Dropbox, I can always access my files from just about any device. One more example is a Google Chrome plug-in that I use quite a bit between my PC and Mac and my Android devices. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning

Pew Report Shows that Mobile Phones are the Best Way to Reach the Most People

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A recent Pew Report shows that mobile phones are the best way to reach the vast majority of the American public. It show that large differences in Internet access still exist across demographic groups, and that the cellular phone is the technology owned by the largest percentage of Americans. The #1 function for which people use their mobile phones? Text messaging.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

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Again Luke provides great examples of what we have today and other things we can expect in the near future especially around what mobile browsers need to support in comparison to native apps. In his book, Luke has great examples of companies like Southwest, Flickr and ESPN that benefited from thinking mobile-first and desktop-second. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

QR Codes: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

augmented reality edushifts mobilelearning cell phones qrcodesI’ve had this growing interest lately in QR codes and their application to education.  I’m quickly coming to the realization at how useful QR codes can be in education and how these little graphical icons can make mobile learning a little easier for teachers to incorporate with students.  Just Scan my QR Code : An article on using QR codes for personal advertising – this can work to advertise a school or a school program as well; 10) Qurify : We will end this list with a free QR code generator.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile’ is a unique device that brings together the capabilities of numerous disparate devices – like a phone, a camera, an audio/ video player & recorder, a computer, eBook reader, a GPS device, a game console – all in the palm of your hand. Not a bad move, unless you plan to put the same eLearning onto mobile phones too. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile.

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

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The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones. Integration of HTML5 output in smart phone devices is now seen as the solution that will register the growth of mobile learning. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library. 23.8%.

New Research on Teens and Cell Phones and What it Means for BYOD Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

PEW has just released a new study about teenagers (13-17 year olds) and their cell phone use and ownership. This is important for BYOD schools keep in mind that about 30% cannot access the Internet through their phone, so plan lessons accordingly!

Cell phone software created for visually impaired learning.

Cell Phones in Learning

A new software has been developed for cell phones by K-NFB Reading Technology and the National Federation of the Blind, in order to help visually impaired people "see". It allows you to take a picture of an item and then your cell phone will read the item and it's label information to you. The cell phone will then read the tea bag labels to you! Very cool!

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead

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Mobile Learning can offer 2 very different things: 1) mobile, and flexible access to learning you were doing before: (like e-learning, looking up information, phone calls, etc.) 2) new ways to learn, very often connected with your context. This is another example of connecting Real world to Digital / Virtual. Geo-fencing lets you define a physical area (using GPS, or similar) that can act as a trigger on your phone, when you enter that zone. What''s the future of mobile learning? Which trends should we be watching, and which ones are nonsense? What are your thoughts?

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Uploading movies to Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

While there are many sites that allow you to download images and video from your cell phone, such as YouTube, Eyespot, Flickr, Facebook, or MySpace, less commonly known are websites that allow you to upload images, sound, and video into your cell phone. They can upload to their own cell phone and their classmates. How can this be helpful for the classroom? ukabobs 3guppies

Uploading movies to Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

While there are many sites that allow you to download images and video from your cell phone, such as YouTube, Eyespot, Flickr, Facebook, or MySpace, less commonly known are websites that allow you to upload images, sound, and video into your cell phone. They can upload to their own cell phone and their classmates. How can this be helpful for the classroom?

Commercial Mobile Learning Content Examined

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I have been looking at some commercial mobile training modules recently and have found some excellent examples -- as well as some lessons learned. By submitting your email address you receive a link with the examples from the video. Tags: presentations Photoshop examples medical The first one is Presenter Pro for the iPhone ($.99 99 in the iTunes store). Check it out.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

examples the industry has waited for over the past many years. After years of BlackBerry dominance in the pockets and purses of enterprise personnel, iOS (Apple) and Android-based mobile phones and tablet devices will supplant RIM-supplied smartphones as the primary desired (and likely used) smart devices for mobile learning – at least in North America. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

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Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Cell Phones in Learning

Thanks to Andy Mann for pointing me to this TED video called Our Cell Phones, Ourselves. The presenter Jan Chipchase (a Nokia researcher) really connects cell phones with global survival and mobile identity. take away ideas from this presentation concerning the rise of cell phone culture in the world: 1) Immediacy of Ideas: Speed at which ideas go around the world, all ideas and people matter 2) Immediacy of Objects: Move quickly around world, adoption speed more rapid 3) Figure out ways to innovate: Innovate things in ways that we cannot anticipate. Embrace it.

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Cell Phones in Learning

Thanks to Andy Mann for pointing me to this TED video called Our Cell Phones, Ourselves. The presenter Jan Chipchase (a Nokia researcher) really connects cell phones with global survival and mobile identity. take away ideas from this presentation concerning the rise of cell phone culture in the world: 1) Immediacy of Ideas: Speed at which ideas go around the world, all ideas and people matter 2) Immediacy of Objects: Move quickly around world, adoption speed more rapid 3) Figure out ways to innovate: Innovate things in ways that we cannot anticipate. Embrace it.

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.