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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. 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! It's no wonder that school leaders responded by attempting to eliminate the use of mobile and social media in schools. Very impressive!

Smartphones Will Offer Personalized Learning and Decision Support

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Smartphones are getting smarter. Mobile Strategy Google Glass learning analytics predictive analytics sales enablement smartphones So smart, in fact, they''ll be able to easily digest data into learning analytics that will ultimately allow your business to grow.

The Smartphone Generation and Healthcare Marketing

Mobile Commons

As mobile phones become ubiquitous, there’s a huge opportunity for healthcare marketers to capitalize on this shift, especially with today’s smartphone generation of millennials. The Rise of the Smartphone-Only Generation. Around two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone and 19% of them rely on their phones to stay connected to the world.

Typing With Our Thumbs Changes Our Brains

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A recent study suggests that typing on our smartphones changes the relationship between our thumbs and brains. Comic Industry News neuroscience research smartphones

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

HTML5 gives the learner interactivity and animation, such as: •Swiping to move forward and back between pages •Animations such as flipping animation when the TOC is loaded (on the smartphone. the quiz and showing the tools on the smartphone form factor •Dynamic links to the glossary terms so that the definitions pop up on top of the. began. Unlike prescribed IT hardware. devices?

The Value of Smartphones in a Disaster

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is learning at the point of need, and the ultimate point of need is a disaster. Use your phone to help you prepare for and make life easier when disaster strikes. Mobile Devices Pedagogy and Learning geolocation natural disaster point of need push notifications tornado

Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones

Float Mobile Learning

We’re just a little more than a month away from mLearnCon 2011, so it’s a good time to start boning up on some mobile learning terms. You don’t want to [.]. Android iOS Mobile Learning Glossary Mobile Technology

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

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We have reached another key milestone in the mobile revolution, which bodes well for everyone involved in Mobile Design and Mobile Learning. A new report by Gartner, which came out today, shows that for the first time, smartphone worldwide sales exceeded those of feature phones in the second quarter of 2013. Smartphone vendor, overtaking Blackberry. Send to Kindle.

Gaming is Getting Increasingly Mobile, Smartphones are Getting a Larger Slice of That Pie.

Float Mobile Learning

The general public is putting more and more entertainment focused games on their smartphones and mobile devices. As serious games and gamification gain traction in learning circles, it’s not a [.]. Apps Mobile Technology Other

10 Big Pharma smartphone apps

Mobile Learning Edge

Big Pharma smartphone apps: Janssen's Care4Today app. As such, we’re keeping our eye on the use of mobile in the industry. For a Friday morning round-up, check out this sample of the types of apps that 10 Big Pharma companies have recently produced. Newsfeeds with relevant disease-related information. What do you think? Have you tried any of these apps?

Can your Smartphone do this?

uLearning Blog

Not to start any disputes as to which Smartphone is better because several modern platforms are now capable of the feat I’m about to report,  but can your phone do this? Tags: remote access wireless communications mobile Connectivism smartphone homework mobile/miniaturisation wireless Future Can it: &# Look for files on your remote home or office computer and download those files to your device or e-mail them to a friend or colleague. ’ ’ ReachMyFile ‘ provides easy, secure, instant access to remote files over cellular (3G, EDGE) and Wi-Fi networks&#.

Most Smartphone Users Download Zero Apps Per Month

Mobile Commons

65.5% of smartphone users download zero apps in a typical month, according to comScore. Creating a smartphone app can seem like a great way to connect with your core supporters. The post Most Smartphone Users Download Zero Apps Per Month appeared first on Mobile Commons. Industry News Mobile Research Reports Uncategorized

9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

While some of the first smartphones had touch […]. What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. It’s the mobile phone. Mobile Learning

How to compare PocketPc smartphones?


We end up buying an awful lot of smartphones - many of them PocketPC based. probably almost 3000 over the last couple of years) it is always a really messy business, haggling with suppliers to get the best price. And it gets extra complicated trying to compare different devices when network providers are rebranding and renaming what are often, essentially, the same phones. If this sounds

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

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In 2014, Samsung alone had 56 different smartphones with different sizes and resolutions. Remember this: You can no longer control what devices learners use to access your learning! A  Tecmark Survey finds the average user picks up their smartphone 221 times a day? iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today!

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

mLearning Revolution

How many times do you pick up your smartphone throughout the day? How many times do you reach for your smartphone even when you are in front of a fully capable Mac or PC computer? A  Tecmark Survey finds the average user picks up their smartphone 221 times a day? The learning can now be viewed on any device, desktop computers and laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones.

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The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Mobile Learning is just the same eLearning shrunk down to fit on smartphone and tablets. It’s not about designing learning only for a smartphone, or only for a tablet, and certainly not about designing only for the desktop, mobile learning is about designing for ALL devices, ideally using a single project that gets published and delivered through a single URL. There it is!

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Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility has unforeseen implications

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Mobile Technology Android Google mobile Motorola Mobility patents smartphoneChances are by now you’ve heard Monday’s announcement from Google that it expects to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, pending approval from federal antitrust regulators. Google said in its Aug. [.].

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

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Articulate for example has gone the native app route for deploying learning projects to tablets and HTML5 for smartphones like the iPhone and the Moto X. For the learner is yet another app to download to their smartphone and then there’s the issue of installing apps inside certain IT corporations. eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. Responsive Projects.

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What is Driving the Move to Mobile Learning?

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile Technology Pedagogy and Learning communication mobile learning nomophobia smartphonesThe idea of mobile learning has been talked about seriously for only about 20 years, but the dream of using mobile electronic devices to communicate is at least 100 years [.].

A Big Week for Smartphones

mLearning Trends

Here are a few of the key announcements this week and my take on the overall impact we might expect: Google's Nexus One Device Smartphone Announced. down the path with the introduction of a top shelf smartphone designed by and sold direct to market (at US$529 unlocked). AT&T is set to expand their smartphone stable by announcing the coming availability of new Android and Palm WebOS-based devices later this Spring. In the case of Android, they are planning to release devices from Motorola, HTC and Dell (rolling out their first non-Chinese smartphone).

The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

The screens are too small on smartphones for us to do anything worthwhile, connections on mobile devices aren’t reliable enough, there are too many devices to target all of them, and on and on. It’s so easy to take a picture anywhere and then publish to Facebook with a couple of taps using your smartphone. And when we do this, invariably innovation follows. Send to Kindle.

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The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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In Captivate 9, we now get up to 5 breakpoints enabling us to design fluid learning experiences that can be accessed on the desktop, tablets and smartphones, including in landscape and portraits modes. What a difference three short years make in technology. However, about a year ago I started to notice the tables turning. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. It really is impressive. Incidentally,

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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

mLearning Revolution

Right now, we have the traditional desktop PCs and Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones, but it’s not too early to start thinking also about smart TVs, game consoles and dashboards in cars, and why not the foldable screens of the future. What does it mean for the digital products and services we are designing, when PCs, smartphones, TVs and other electronic devices are connected?

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

mLearning Revolution

Examples of how Smartphones transcend beyond Phones and make our lives better. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? You will immediately benefit from all of this in a one 6-hr session. Understand the mobile learning landscape, technologies and tools.

Mobile Diabetic: new invention for painless blood glucose monitoring via smartphones

Ignatia Webs

Four engineering students got their heads together and came up with a start-up company that would allow diabetics to monitor their glucose via a micro-needle patch which sends the blood glucose level to an android and/or iphone smartphone. As I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 a month ago, I have been reading up on some mobile solutions that are in the pipeline. it is worthwhile following.

8 Ways to Use Sound With Your Mobile Device

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Smartphones are capable of recognizing various audio inputs, allowing for secure authentication, annotation and translation. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Newsletter audio mobile affordances sound

Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

We believe that 2013 is going to be the year of tablets and smartphones, and for us, at Upside Learning, eLearning on iPads (tablets) and mEnablement (as we call it) are powerful themes – ones that can get organizations started towards mLearning. We have been talking a lot about iPads (by iPads we also imply other ‘tablets’) on our blog for the past couple of weeks. And it’s for a reason.

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

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billion smartphone users worldwide and counting, mobile web traffic now accounts for 15% and is growing 1.5x per year and likely to maintain its trajectory or accelerate according to Meeker. We check our smartphones 150x per day. 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

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

Bring Your Own Device’ or BYOD, refers to an organizations employees using their personal devices (usually Smartphones/Tablets) at the workplace to access company resources for business use. Trawling through my feeds across various social media, I’ve been noticing a spurt in the number of discussions around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement. What makes BYOD popular?

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

As for the batteries in our smartphones, they will last longer or better yet, will be replaced all together by solar power technology. Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 or 3.0 vision.

Google Survey Has Lots of Interesting Data on Mobile Use

Mobile Learning Edge

The sample size was 5,000 American adults who owned a smartphone and accessed the mobile Internet. The results showed that 93% of smartphone owners use their phones while at home, including 39% said they use their smartphones “while going to the bathroom. &#. Today, Google released the findings of a smart phone study done at the end of 2010. Dining (51%). Shopping (47%).

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

mLearning Revolution

If you don’t yet have a smartphone (and you don’t think you are getting one for Christmas) go out and get one yourself, if you can afford it, get two or three. 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. Embrace Change and Adopt a new Mindset. Samsung S3).

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Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

It’s hard to imagine something worse than doing nothing, but I actually think that converting exactly what you have today on the desktop to HTML5, in order to shrink it down for smartphones and tablets, is a pretty bad choice, too. mobile devices per capita. It’s entirely possible to dismiss the mobile revolution as a passing fad and, as learning designers do nothing about it.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

The problem is that it’s easy to make assumptions about the mobile user, we often picture him or her in a rush, trying to get many things done at the same time, all while holding a cup of coffee or a baby with one hand and a smartphone with the other. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” Send to Kindle.

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

We need to explore other industries such as web design and new movements around it such as Responsive web design and learn how these principles are being used to develop once and deploy the same content across desktops, smartphone and Tablets without plug-ins. There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. Let me explain. Absolutely we can.

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Mobile Learning: mAssessments Through Text Messages

Upside Learning

According to the ‘2013 Internet Trends’ report by Mary Meeker and Liang Wu, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), India is ranked fifth in the world in terms of number of smartphone subscribers, with a staggering 67 million smartphone users. From the CEO of a company to the housekeeping staff of a multinational […]. Mobile Learning mAssessments

#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

Ignatia Webs

and tablet or smartphones compatible with iPad and Android tablets or iPhone/iPodtouch/Android 4.x Great news for all of us Moodle users. Carlos Kiyan and many other contributors have released their plugins for mobile Moodle to the plugins repository. These two plugins started as one of the earliest Mobile Moodle projects (back in 2010: Moodle4iPhone ). devices.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon


Smartphones are like a swiss army knife, packed with school friendly tools: They are cameras, writing tools, eBook readers, calculators, diaries, reference books. They take refurbished smartphones, with some educational software and tools installed onto them, and use them to improve teaching and learning. Think of the smartphone as a tool to do stuff. Ubuntu. And where.