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Free #OER trend report with #MOOC and innovative learning foci

Ignatia Webs

The renowned SURF group that are situated in the Netherlands just published a wonderful, insightful and all over great read on the trend of Open Educational Resources (OER). The OER Trend Report for 2013 provides an extensive survey and explanation of these developments, primarily from the perspective of experts. OER mooc open education

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

mLearning Revolution

If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. Here are my top 5 key takeaways for m-Learning from this year’s Internet Trends Report: 1. With 1.5

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch. 1. Apparently this is true as anything seems to be possible now with mobile apps. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

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. Note: The issue of Emerging Trends and New Technology begs the question: for who? Developed country trends are very different from developing country trends. Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. In all of these instances, mobile learning is well suited to supporting these changes. core feature of mobiles is that they support ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning.

Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide


Have a look at our quick guide to the top trends in Learning Technology. Mobile Learning: Much hyped, only moderately understood. Mobile learning is a term used when mobile devices are woven into a learning, or training scenario. Often, but not always where the learner themselves is mobile. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are.

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. Timo Ilomaki has collected 5 different presentations on the future of mobile learning in one post, to allow you to see the variety of results.  Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

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

mLearning Revolution

OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? What about you, how many devices do you own? According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita.

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

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Earlier this year Comscore reported that 2014 will be the year in which the number of mobile users will surpass desktop users for the first time. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. Samsung S3).

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

mLearning Revolution

When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. They have a good app called Articulate Mobile Player, which initially was only available for the iPad and now is also available for Android Tablets. Mobile Gestures. eLearning Mobile Learning featured Responsive Projects.

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Workers Favoring Mobile Devices Over Laptops

mLearning is Good

I stumbled onto an article from the Wall Street Journal called “Time to Leave the Laptop Behind&# and found some interesting information about trends in employee preferences while traveling. 52% of the 1400 respondents said they could see themselves using their smart phone as their only computing device (if manufacturers continue to improve those devices). This evidence is relevant because it demonstrates the acceptance and reliance on mobile devices for productivity tasks beyond voice calls and basic email.

Free online book on #mobile learning research

Ignatia Webs

The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. books ebook mLearning mobile mobile learning

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

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. 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. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

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. Every new computing paradigm has challenges and the new mobile revolution is no different. with all the sensor superpowers ) in order to create amazing learning experiences on mobile. vision.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning. We’d like to share what we presented because it encapsulates technologies that will impact/affect the future of mobile learning and learning in general, readers of this blog will probably find it of special interest.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning? Understanding Mobile. The term ‘mobile learning’ is its own biggest enemy.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption


Is there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice? How should teachers decide which approaches, technologies, or approaches to adopt with their mobile learning? This wave-riding theme kept growing, as we discussed the different approaches to coping with the myriad of available devices and approaches, until it became a theory in it's own right! Start small. Practice.

The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s nothing in there that addresses real solutions for today’s trending topics, such as Cloud computing, Mobile Learning, Responsive Design, Adaptive publishing, Mobile Apps, etc. There’s a mobile revolution out there and is passing this once-great product by, in the way Kodak was left behind in the new digital age. Fast Forward One Year Later. Conclusion.

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Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn

Mobile Learning Edge

The past six months has seen the publication of three new books on mobile learning. First, there was Mobile Learning: structures, agency, practices by Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook, and Gunther Kress (Eds.) The volume edited by Norbert Pachler and his colleagues is a very academic book and is mostly about the use of mobile devices within the school system.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Getting Started With Mobile Learning? Rapid Intake Mobile Learning , March 1, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals. March 28, 2011 Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now? March 23, 2011.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 The only two devices to do better than the iPads were the iPhone 4s and the iPhone4. Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. with HTML5 Converter. Thanks!

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

mLearning Revolution

Tips for developing a BYOD strategy. 8- What does this mean to eLearning developers? 9-  Webinar “ Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. Mobile Learning Podcast BYOD mLearning 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.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Mobile Learning featured Language mLearning mobile Learning with Mobile Devices, Whats the Best Way?- From the eLearning Queen

mLearning World

skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Monday, September 18, 2006 Learning with Mobile Devices, Whats the Best Way?- While it is true that one of the key benefits of mobile learning is the convenience, perhaps the most overlooked aspect is cognitive receptivity. The mobile learning device (mp3 player, pda, video player, laptop, smartphone, etc.), can help the student capture content when he/she is at the highest level of cognitive receptivity. From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Here’s the slide deck/video from that webinar: Tablets as part of mobile learning mix : although not the same as mobile phones, tablets are included in the study as part of mobile learning devices.

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

Ignatia Webs

Although a propagator of learning with mobile devices, in this seminar John Traxler takes a look at learning with mobile devices from another angle, a critical one while looking for answers from all of us. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. Are learning projects based on mobile devices really helping Africa forward? Is it real progress?

Relevant Science: "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges"

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Friday, March 26, 2010 "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges" 1 10:21 Edweek Producer: Jennifer: Todays chat, "Mobile Learning: Trends and Challenges," sponsored by CDW-G is open for questions. Tuesday March 23, 2010 10:21 Edweek Producer: Jennifer 2:00 Moderator: Katie Ash: Hello everyone, and welcome to todays chat about mobile learning devices. Thanks.

HTML5 – New Opportunities for Mobile Authoring

Mobile Learning Edge

One of the purposes of this blog is to update the information in The Mobile Learning Edge. Such is the case with a recent non-technical article in the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Magazine, where Yael Even-Levy presents the latest word on HTML5 , the new version of the markup language that will work with most, if not all, mobile devices. How-to HTML5

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

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Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils. 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

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. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Mobile Web vs. Mobile App Debate Intensifies. Access Points Diversify.

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

mLearning Revolution

recently had a number of epiphanies on mobile when I purchased a Windows 8 Samsung Ultrabook, touch-enabled laptop. My point with all these trends is that they will help expedite the adoption of mobile learning everywhere. Mobile Learning featured future mLearning touch-enabled laptops Windows 8 Google’s Chromebook Pixel is a fully touch-enabled laptop. Conclusion.

Learning wrap up, last post of Gregorian Calendar 2013

Ignatia Webs

TEDx2013 Another trend that kept going were the TED conferences. Mobile learning will become seamless With mobile devices popping up everywhere, it is no longer the device which makes the difference, but the seamless learning experience that makes a difference. eLearning future of education mobile mooc seamless learning Nothing new here, please move on.

Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus

Ignatia Webs

drop-out, business model); Empirical (re)analysis of MOOC studies against the background of previous knowledge from the ODL field; Vision papers focusing on emerging trends such as social production of knowledge or “digital solidarity” (Stalder, 2013) that can expand the focus of the current discourse. Get your papers out and use one of these calls to do it.

Our 2013 Mantra for #mLearning: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify [Lessons from LinkedIn]

mLearning Revolution

Don’t look now, but there’s a revolution happening everywhere driven primarily by the rise of mobile. Virtually every process and every product is being “ reimagined ” because of mobile. Companies in every industry are embracing the mobile revolution, and are putting forth strategies to make sure they offer great experiences for their users on mobile devices.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. and will simply state “we need to offer learning to our workers via their omnipresent mobiles!” On Target But. Bullseye. On Target.

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How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

Mobile Commons

Carol Brugman, Marketing & Communications Specialist at Blood Systems, explained “as more people depend on mobile devices, we need to be at the forefront of changing trends and use whatever communication channel works best for donors.”. The post How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives appeared first on Mobile Commons.

The Mobile Learning Edge: Table of Contents

Mobile Learning Edge

Here is the TOC for The Mobile Learning Edge : 1. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem 31 Mobile Devices for Learning 33 Mobile Network Infrastructure 44 Mobile Learning Contexts 47 Mobile Learning Content Sources 48 Mobile Browsers 50 Mobile Learning Applications, Uses, and Experiences 51 Putting It All Together: Building a Mobile Learning System 52 3.

IAmLearn #mobile newsletter is out: research, ethics, CfP @IAMLorg

Ignatia Webs

One of the academically most influential mobile learning organisations IAmLearn , has just released the first issue of their mLearning newsletter. The newsletter begins with an overview of the changes in the organisation, and continues with some insights from mobile experts, and philosophical ideas with regard to mobile learning. via JISC.

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Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog

mlearnopedia delicious

This blog is about innovation, design, development, and trends in the Learning Solutions domain. The Upside Learning Solutions Blog Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips Abhijit Kadle | March 1st, 2010 | Mobile Learning 1 3 There really is very little different about designing mobile learning from other forms of learning. Tags: learning mobile implementation

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