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5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

Mobile Commons

Here is a list of five reasons why using text messaging as part of your hotel concierge service is a good idea. Instead of making people wait on the phone to listen to the entire length of the typical recorded phone message in order to find out one piece of information, use an automated text message service to send them answers immediately. Hotel and Accommodation Amenities Services.

Shark Net Leverages Location Data to Make Connections

Float Mobile Learning

Shark Net is a mobile learning app that utilizes location data for safety and making connections between people and white sharks. iOS Pedagogy and Learning geolocation location data location research location services Shark Net

Expand Access to Healthcare Services with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Connecting people to local health resources is an important service that healthcare organizations provide for their communities. In particular, underserved populations who may not have reliable access to the Internet can find out where they can access the services they need the most. All Posts Blog health Text Messages

#ICT4d Using #mHealth to improve access to family planning and child health services in #Malawi by Limbanazo Kapindula

Ignatia Webs

Challenges in Malawi Challenginginfant mortality rates (69/1000 children die in the first year) and only 40% ofwomen in Malawi had access to family planning services. LimbanazoKapindula ( Twitter: @Limkapin ) has come to ITM to help us out in setting up a mobile diabetic project (willreport on this later) in Cambodia, the Philippines and the Democratic Republicof Congo.

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

Cell Phones in Learning

From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. think location moblogging could be a very useful resource for social studies teachers who are doing local history projects or science teachers studying geographical distances and features. In other words I think there could be many applications for location moblogging in education. Most basic cell phones will not work.

Location Moblogging.Resources? I've exhausted my search.

Cell Phones in Learning

From a post on Mobile Learning (Thank you Leonard Low!), I got the idea to start researching "loco mobloging" or location mobile blogging, where you can use your cell phone to immediately pinpoint your location on a map and post to the internet. think location moblogging could be a very useful resource for social studies teachers who are doing local history projects or science teachers studying geographical distances and features. In other words I think there could be many applications for location moblogging in education. Most basic cell phones will not work.

Location is the next big thing, how will m-learning take advantage?

mLearning is Good

I keep reading and hearing more and more about how location and location based services will be the the next big wave in mobility. Many devices already come equipped with GPS antennas and others are able to approximate the user’s current location through triangulation (measuring distance by calculating signal strength from multiple cell towers or WiFi hot spots). And with companies like Garmin teaming up with Asus to deliver smartphones, you know the industry is getting very serious about leveraging the location of mobile users.

#mLearn2010 Sustainable, scalable and affordable mobile learning service for formal education in South Africa / Finland by Riitta Vanska

Ignatia Webs

The project had three locations (under-which a really rural school in Western Cape, which actually gave the best results). 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.

DoSomething.org Delivers Our Thanks to Emergency Service Workers

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The messages are updated in real time on a map showing the location of the many people who want to express their gratitude to emergency service workers. On the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks,we remember with gratitude the emergency workers who risked their lives that day – and who continue to risk their lives to keep us safe. All Posts Use Cases

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

The button is located at the top of the device and while you can see it, pressing it to turn it on is a different story. The speakers are nicely located in the front of the device and the audio quality is fantastic. The Music and Books Services. would prefer native apps of these two services. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. Once I got used to it, it was OK. update.

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

Ignatia Webs

The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved. Maseltov is into its 3 year, and they are building services: finding local help, social network connection, information resources, translation, navigation guide, language learning and serious games (e.g.

NY and NJ Can Now Text WHERE or NYCVOTES to 877877 to Get Updated Polling Locations

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With power still out at many polling place locations, election officials for both states worked around the clock to find alternative polling locations.  In New York City alone, the Board of Elections announced on Sunday changes to 66 polling sites in all five boroughs. to provide pro bono our Polling Place Locator mobile tool.

Mobile Commons Provides Polling Place Locator in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy – A Press Roundup

Mobile Commons

As a result, Mobile Commons made our polling place locator available for free to the State and City governments. Here are some of the press mentions and news stories that covered the polling place locator. Voters without Internet or spotty cell phone service can also text “NYCVOTES” to 877-877, using a newly-launched system courtesy of NYC Votes!

A “Starbucks Locator” for the Rest of Us

Mobile Commons

Users could text their zip code to MYSBUX and they would get back the closest Starbucks location. Google has an SMS service that lets you text in to GOOGLE and get back weather, directions, sports scores and more. Mobile Commons has a similar application that our customers use to make their own SMS lookup services. It’s a “Starbucks Locator&# for the rest of us!

A “Starbucks Locator” for the Rest of Us

Mobile Commons

Users could text their zip code to MYSBUX and they would get back the closest Starbucks location. Google has an SMS service that lets you text in to GOOGLE and get back weather, directions, sports scores and more. Mobile Commons has a similar application that our customers use to make their own SMS lookup services. It’s a “Starbucks Locator&# for the rest of us!

Free book increasing access through #mlearning

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73 Anthony Ralston Chapter 7 Mobile Learning: Location, Collaboration and Scaffolding Inquiry. 193 Christoph Pimmer and Norbert Pachler Chapter 15 Changing the Tunes from Bollywood’s to Rural Livelihoods — Mobile Telephone Advisory Services to Small and Marginal Farmers in India: A Case Study. With over 200 pages of mobile learning wisdom, there is a lot to read and reflect upon.

How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016

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look back at developments during 2015 reveals the emergence of SMS-based features and services — built on existing businesses and preferences — that will continue to drive text messaging as a dominant force in the coming year and beyond. Cloe provides personalized recommendations based on the user’s preferences, location and other people’s reviews.

Call for papers and presentations on #mobile and online learning

Ignatia Webs

mLearn 2014 conference Dates of conference : 3 - 5 November 2014 Location : Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey (which is a WONDERFUL location with GREAT researchers!) Sloan Consortium annual conference Dates of conference : 29 - 31 October 2014 Location : Orlando, Florida Deadline : 19 May 2014 Submitting a presentation can be done here.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

Learning that is time-dependent and location-dependent is not an option for everyone anymore. huge amount of mobile apps and services bring education content to mobile devices. At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Below are the notes of the key points that I made. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? For students in California, or for those in Kolkata? Developed country trends are very different from developing country trends.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on upcoming Nokia handsets or tablet devices, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. On the Target – But Barely. Prediction #2. Robert

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Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

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.

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5 Call for #papers on #mLearning, #MOOC and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

EdMedia 2013 – World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Deadline for submissions : 12 December 2012 Conference dates : 24 – 28 June 2013 Location: Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services. Here are some of the calls that got into my mailbox. 2007).

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010. 8. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.

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Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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The Revolution No One Noticed: Mobile Phones and Multimobile Services in Higher Education. Location-Aware Computing. Mobile Services Taxonomy. Things You Should Know About Location-Aware Applications. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Kapp Notes.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

And more advanced operating systems combined with embedded chips will provide support for new forms of proximity computing using Near Field Communication (“NFC”) thus allowing new kinds of location-based services for learning. Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Or perhaps this is more a case of the classic “frog in boiling water” scenario. Access Points Diversify. Summary.

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Mobile Learning in Canada

Mobile Learning Edge

This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. The mission of CMER is to engage in leading edge applied research to develop state-of-the-art applications and services to facilitate and enhance mobile education and learning, and to provide leadership in integrating mobile devices into the computer science curriculum. Hardware Vendors. Consultants.

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Text Message Appointment Reminders Improve Bottom Line for Healthcare Providers

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Likewise, a recent study commissioned by Apptoto, a cloud-based appointment messaging service, found that patients replied to text message appointment reminders more often than calls or emails. ” Similarly, blood-services provider Blood Systems used an automated text messaging service to make it easier for donors to confirm or reschedule blood donation appointments.

3 Ways SMS Builds Customer Loyalty and Engagement

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One that allows you to promote your product or service in the easiest, most convenient way possible? With advanced targeting features, you can even segment your list to send relevant messages based on a person’s location, age, gender, or any other kind of data you want to collect from your mobile users. 3. If so, look no further—because text messaging does exactly that.

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unesco: opportunities, threats & challenges of #mLearning #mlw2013

Ignatia Webs

Mobile pedagogy: achievements and challenges MASELTOV project - information servics, incidental languagel earning, community building smart city learning in the 'ubiquity era' Maseltov project is a European FP7 project, at this point in time results are starting to come out. And I will try and get hold of the slides and add a link when possible. so an overall lively use of mobile devices.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But. Bullseye.

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How to Sound like an SMS Pro

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SMS , which stands for short message service, is the standardized communications protocol for mobile devices. MMS, which stands for multimedia message service, is the standardized communications protocol for multimedia content. Nearly everyone sends and receives personal text messages on a daily basis. Step 1: Know the lingo. In other words, it is shorthand for a text message.

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How Your Text Message Inbox Has Changed for the Better

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Passengers can text their location or bus stop code and receive an instant response telling them how far away the next bus is. Another application is customer service interactions. Hundreds of luxury hotels, from the Four Seasons to Starwood Hotels, the Hyatt Regency to Loews Hotels, are working with text messaging providers to connect customers to concierge services via text message.

What’s New with SMS and the World Today

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Greenwich Hospital introduces a text message service for surgery updates. Greenwich Hospital, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, now lets friends and family members of patients having ambulatory care receive surgery status updates via secure, one-way text messages from the patient healthcare team. We’re always keeping an eye peeled for text messaging news.

4 Ways Text Messaging Builds Safer Communities

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Users then received an automated text message detailing the exact location of the nearest vaccination center. Because a text message is discreet, quick, and easy, many are calling this text message service a revolutionary approach to keeping the roads safe. 3) Texting for Teens in Crisis. A text message is a 160 character, bite-sized chunk of text.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

If you and your date are looking for something fun to do after dinner, sending a simple text message query is an easy way to locate nearby activities. Organizations who use the Mobile Commons platform can set up a service to allow users to text in their zip code and a keyword – such as “bookstore” – to receive a list of the locations nearest to them.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The program also prompts participants to locate a Community Health Net clinic close to them to be screened for other co-morbid conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Healthcare organizations have many reasons to make meaningful connections with people in the populations they serve. Text messaging is one particular technology that’s helping them accomplish their goals.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

We are seeing companies making these decisions based on the location and usage of the devices, the context of the content and usage and the job-role of specific employee groups. Q 12. We have been helping our clients with HTML5 development services & solutions. Q 21. We hope you enjoyed it and found it useful. Do let us know what you think. mLearning and Tablet Learning. Q 1.

Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

Mobile Commons

The great thing about SMS in this situation is it’s efficiency: the court could send messages to all jurors on a case or a personalized communication to particular jurors, allowing it to provide real-time updates on room locations and other relevant information. As a result, 33% of recipients got their shot at the suggested location, while another 40% planned to do so.

Five Government Agencies Improving the Lives of New Yorkers with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

With over eight million people who have different needs and ways of communicating, the City of New York frequently uses text messaging as a platform to meet people where they’re at, no matter their age, race, or location. One example of a general wellness campaign is a text messaging service that helps people find the closest location to get a flu shot. And in a city where the majority of its citizens rely upon mass transit, the MTA wanted to create a service with comprehensive reach throughout the five boroughs that would give bus riders personalized,real time assistance.