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Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

Upside Learning

Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft. Couple this with a steady decline of Blackberry devices as preferred corporate mobile devices and there is a perfect slot for Microsoft tablets and mobiles to fill.

Blogphilosophy: Microsoft's #Hololens, the #augmented journey

Ignatia Webs

With Microsoft providing a glimpse into its hololens project (related to Windows 10 options), I felt it would be good to recap on augmented reality, and see what thoughts come to mind when thinking about the exiting hololens endeavor. but now Microsoft comes up with the stand-alone (nice!) This is where it becomes of interest for education, as simulations become a possibility.

Surface RT Costs Microsoft $900M

Float Mobile Learning

(Comic via Matt Forcum) Microsoft took one on the chin last week when the company announced they had lost $900 million on the Surface RT. Just days before, Microsoft shaved $150 off the original price. Comic Industry News Mobile Devices Microsoft Microsoft Surface RT With quarterly revenue of $19.90 Somewhere between 900,000 (IDC) and 1.5

For the sake of ‘Mobile’ I hope Microsoft Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet fall short

mLearning Revolution

For the last few weeks, I have been reading and watching everything I can find on Microsoft’s Surface Tablet and Windows 8. My biggest fear is that with the upcoming launch of Windows 8 and the Surface Tablet, Microsoft is trying to UNDO everything we have accomplished in Mobile since the mobile revolution began back in 2007. (Image Credit) [link]. USB Ports on Tablets, really?

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

With competition from Google, Blackberry (RIM), Microsoft, and HP heating up. 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.

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Apparently, Microsoft released their “answer&# to the iPhone today: a refreshed version of their Windows Mobile operating system, skinned with an iPhone-like icon-driven navigation system, dubbed “Windows Mobile 6.5″ apple iphail iphone microsoft Mobile oh dear windows windows mobile Those offset icons have “fail&# all over them.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – 09 – Apple’s Post-PC vs. Microsoft’s PC-plus

mLearning Revolution

10- Apps of the Week: SharePlus and Google+. Your browser does not support the audio element. Podcast Powered By Podbean. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning Podcast

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today! single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days. eLearning is dead!

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Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think

mLearning Revolution

Crazy talk you say; we need full versions of Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Avid Studio and Final Cut Pro running on Tablets in order to do that, oh and plenty of USB ports on my Tablets so that I can plug-in my hefty Excel spreadsheets in order to work on them in the train ride on my way home from the office. What are you thoughts? Send to Kindle.

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

mLearning Revolution

Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet. In 2012 tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Intel and HP posted disappointing earning results. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. iPhone) and Android (e.g.

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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.

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

mLearning Revolution

Other companies like Microsoft do the same thing with Office and I would suspect soon others will follow suit. The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for! eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. The Future of the Web is Responsive Design! Responsive Projects. link]. 2. Mobile Gestures.

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Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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Skype Translator – Microsoft has been busy working on some exciting technology for Skype. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch this video: Kudos to Microsoft and the Skype team! Here’s a short video:  [link]. Storyline 2.0 and the new Android Support and Sliders – I’m now working on a review of Storyline 2.0 Kudos to Articulate!

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This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

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Surface by Microsoft: a new tablet. Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here:  [link]. 2. Find RJ Jacquez´s impressions here:  [link]. 3. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. 4. devices). 5.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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Desktop App Stores — Mac users have downloaded over 100 million apps from Apple’s Mac App Store and Microsoft recently showcased their upcoming Windows 8 Store, which will enable PC users to easily download, install and stay up-to-date with software. I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. Fun times.

7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

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Storyline es una aplicación independiente que no ha sido desarrollada como un complemento de Microsoft PowerPoint, sin embargo si saben cómo usar PowerPoint, solo eso basta para sentirse cómodos usando Storyline. En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Pero, por supuesto, aún hay más. 2.  Completamente fácil de usar.

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Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite. Send to Kindle.

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Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]

mLearning Revolution

Microsoft is ahead of the game here with Windows 8 and while Apple is famous for saying that they will never make a MacBook or an iMac with touch, it’s worth noting that they have said that many time of other things and eventually have done it, so I do believe the same will happen with touch-enabled Mac laptops and desktops. Touch-enabled laptops and desktops are game-changers.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Google’s new Google+ offering aims to start making inroads into enterprise social interactions as well and the message layer social functions of Microsoft’s SharePoint platform are perhaps the only mobile friendly features of that platform ready to work on today’s most popular mobile handsets and tablets. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? On the Target – But Barely. Bullseye!

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

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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. I love Mobile and everything that it represents. enjoy the simplicity of mobile. This is why I’m a big fan of Luke Wroblewski’s book entitled Mobile First. Amazing right?

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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The buzz was about Android, security, services, reliability, mHealth, the Microsoft/Nokia partnership, femtocells, NFC, cloud services, mobile money and global opportunities for mobile. Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. For several years I was privileged to be a judge for Best of Comdex, so became very familiar with the conference. The Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week in Barcelona reminded me of the early days of Comdex. mHealth was evident though.)

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4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About

mLearning Revolution

Around the same time, stories related to how Microsoft is doing thus far with their Surface tablet began to come out. I have been on vacation for three weeks taking a break visiting my parents and celebrating my son’s 7th birthday. I am back and looking forward to more great mobile conversations. hope you are doing well and thanks for staying tuned in to my writing. Namely: 1.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

From a user’s perspective that’s a big plus and might be the ace the Microsoft holds in the battle of smart phones. When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. In 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. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. Here’s a forecast from Gartner about how the smart phone market could look like in 2015.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

Some form of consolidation will come to the mobile device/handset sector as a few of the key but descending players –namely Nokia, Microsoft, HP and RIM – aligning themselves together to try and overcome the momentum of the two ascending players – namely Apple and Google. 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. mLearning Engagements Expand. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

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iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets

Upside Learning

Related Posts: Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads) Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning? With the launch of iOS 7 it is now apparent that Apple will soon be coming out with hybrid laptop/desktop and tablet devices. Patently Apple reports that Apple has already filed a patent for hybrid notebook/tablet whose display can be removed from the base containing the keyboard. How soon before the launch? We will have [.] How To mEnable Your eLearning Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads? eLearning – Responsive & Responsible.

Hopes for #Google #MOOC partnership with #EdX

Ignatia Webs

And although Apple and Microsoft have launched some educational initiatives, it does not even begin to compare with the prior expertise Google has built up. With a bit of a delay some thoughts on Google''s move towards education ( lining up with EdX for the platform ). It does not come as too much of a surprise, as Google has been exploring education for a longer period of time.

Serious #gaming conference with #education interest

Ignatia Webs

Plenary sessions will include topics such as: · The Future of Sims and Games in Large Organizations · Sizing the Potential Market for Serious Games · Measuring Game Effectiveness · Getting the Best Virtual vQuotient in Non-Entertainment Games There will be speakers from IBM, Microsoft and UCLA and lots of other leading game developers and visionairs. That sure looks promising.

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The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

uLearning Blog

So Google has now personally joined the other big PostPC device makers (Amazon, Microsoft and of course Apple) in creating a dedicated tablet device designed to serve those consumers who choose their particular operating and media eco-systems. But what will it mean for education? I’ve already seen ICT Works comment on FaceBook that its price will be great for developing nations. nexus_7_8gb. mlearn uLearning Android Kindle nexus postpc surface tablet

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Apple’s iPad will continue to be the market leader in 2012 though a collection of tablet devices based on Android (in older Honeycomb to newer Ice Cream Sandwich flavors), Microsoft Windows 8 and possibly even RIM’s PlayBook 2.0 OS will continue to eat away at Apple’s market share as organizations seek to take advantage of the tablets for media consumption, user-generated content creation and in situ selling supported. 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. Summary.

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New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

effort here and look forward to seeing where they can take it all when supporting legacy mobile devices like the ever popular BlackBerry in the enterprise as well as newer smartphones like those based on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS that don't fully support the HTML5 spec as of yet. It took no longer than the end of January for new product announcements to be made by two of the leading authoring tool vendors who are now offering both Flash and HTML5 course publication output options to instructional designers using their respective applications. Harbinger Group's Raptivity.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation. We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog! Every week, our Lead Mobile Strategist Ti Chesley will post a roundup of the biggest news in mobile messaging.  Rply 69 to unsubscribe.”  ”  Really, Kale?

On(X) setting up my #Android for my #personal needs & #mLearning frontiers

Ignatia Webs

Israeli Microsoft developers just came up with On(X) a WONDERFUL way to get some automation to your personal - my personal - android driven phone (well, not all Android, so check if it matches your phone before getting excited). I got the news from Yishai Mor , a great educational researcher (Thanks Yishai). running (location/paced based). it is fun anyway. Here is the short video.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As predicted, the number and variety of tablets introduced throughout 2012 was smaller than seen in 2011 and serious market leadership was relegated to a select number of tier one vendors including Apple, Samsung, Google/Motorola and Amazon fighting to stay a few steps ahead of tier two competitors like RIM, Microsoft, Lenovo, Barnes & Noble. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out.

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#free report on learner at the center of a #networked world

Ignatia Webs

report offers insight in the strategies that are put forward by an intelligent task force of experts in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (experts from Google, UN, public libraries, national council of education, Microsoft, School districts, creative commons, Voto Latino, to name a few). The 115 p. Every student should have access to learning networks.

Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]

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The report has many interesting statistics, including the fact that Microsoft has now become the No. The report shows that while feature phones sales continue to decline steadily (21% year-over-year), worldwide smartphone sales reached a whopping 225 million units, up 46.5 percent from the second quarter of 2012. Smartphone vendor, overtaking Blackberry. Send to Kindle.

Blogphilosophy: annoyed by genius @Thrun on education, me on a rant

Ignatia Webs

Because which schools or learning centers around the world can compete with the fact that " Higher education is an enormous business in the United States--spending approximately $400 billion annually on universities, a figure greater than the revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined". All of us having the learning gene will learn no matter what.

mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

For those of us with the means and the desire, the choices are plentiful and reasonable in most markets and the up-trending Bring Your Own Device movement is starting to influence IT departments to allow newer Apple iOS , Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone7 devices to coexist on the highly restricted/locked down networks IT has operated in the past. It is the first week in January and the annual International CES (“Consumer Electronics Show”) is in full swing out in Las Vegas – just as if Santa Claus came twice within a two-week period for gadget freaks and tech nerds alike.

The OLPC (X0) does windows!


Shocking news from New York Times is that the passionately open-source team behind the hundred dollar laptop have done a deal with Microsoft, so that the X0 laptop can run Windows as well as Linux. After-shocks are flowing throughout the community, with several leading OLPC developers resigning and much angst being aired in the blogospere - as well as some misleading "microsoft buys OLPC

2D Barcode News

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Microsoft has entered the barcode reader and creation space with their new Microsoft Tag. Microsoft has already entered into agreements with major players and it does have several advantages over the market leaders Datamatrix, EZcode and QR, but there are also some unknowns. You can see a demo, download the reader and create tags here.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Microsoft focused its energies on ways to leverage its own Silverlight support within the new Windows Phone 7 environment before it adds Flash Player support. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! On balance, it was an interesting year and there were far more expected outcomes than there were actual surprises. Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”). Validated (“Single”).