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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world. In my meetings with clients and prospects in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne over that last couple of weeks, it is clear that the interest in mobile learning is very strong. Device to Access Information. Used as a Part of the Blend.

QR Codes and Beyond?

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Popular for the last decade in Japan, they’ve been gaining popularity here more recently and the mobile learning world is abuzz with their potential for bridging the gap between virtual and physical information for richer learning possibilities. 17, 2010). 11, 2010). Scan this QR code to see a super creative use of the technology from 2006. Articles Industry

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

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How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. So here’s the tally for "runs batted in (or attempted)" during the 2010 mLearning season. A.K.A. Validated (“Double”).

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Mobile browsers now almost fully support JavaScript and this makes it possible to implement SCORM using JS support. For identifying devices we used the information in request headers.

Using Twitter in the classroom

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This video shows the positive use of mobile devices in the classroom to provide a “back channel&# ; and also discusses other aspects of mobility, such as the teacher being able to interact with her class even though she was physically away that day. tools to support and enhance learning. Uncategorized back channel classroom feedback twitter

2010 Forecasts

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I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. Mobile devices have certainly come into their own with champions and examples everywhere. I no longer feel that I am a single voice trying to convince of the importance of these ubiquitous capabilities to the future of learning. but "how?".

SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

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Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. While going through the session list, I noticed one session on SCORM Implementation Strategies for Mobile. Number of devices supported.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit. Primitive hand held devices, once called PDA’s, phones, tablets , disappeared. All became real.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog

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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. KISS Keep it short and simple – a rule applied to all types of learning content also applies for mobile learning content. Re-use!

Interesting Study on Mobile Device Addictiveness

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Here’s a link to a Yahoo news story about mobile device addiction. This is a quick and interesting read, and it speaks to the fondness that many people have for their mobile devices. Mobile devices definitely hold a special place in our lives, and therefore they hold a whole new place in our culture. iPhone is definitely an example of a device that holds a special place in the hearts of its’ owners, now you’ll get an idea of how people feel about it. Here’s a link to the Yahoo News article.

The Pod is Mightier Than the Sword

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With the ability for mobile devices to easily retrieve larger amounts data from mobile networks, podcasting is becoming an even more compelling way to reach audiences. In Featured Implementations Mobile Development Mobile TechnologyIn this post I want [.].

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

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We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well. designed a simple diagram to visually communicate what learning situations mobile learning is apt for and the various that may go into making a mobile learning solution. Mobile Learning can be used both in push and pull modes by users in times of learning need. The diagram is self-explanatory.

2010: the year we make contact?

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Welcome to 2010. feel a bit foolish writing my first 2010 blog entry when the announcement that might define mobile and ubiquitous computing this year is still a week away, but there have been enough early signs from a range of companies to make some assumptions, and speculate on what they will mean for learning that attempts to take advantage them. Laptop sales overtook desktop pc sales, and mobile phone sales have long dwarfed both. Tags: Future mobile/miniaturisation uLearning 2010 interface iPod Touch iSlate tablet touch

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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While I was very interested in their potential when they were almost unheard of in the western hemisphere, I now believe they provide an interesting technology for situated mobile learning in the present day, but I increasingly think will be supplanted by visual searching (e.g. Google Goggles ) and mobile text recognition (both typeface and handwritten) within about five years.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos April 19, 2010, 1:27 pm Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School By SANDHYA NANKANI AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO George Osodi/Associated Press At an electronics market in Lagos, Nigeria, cellphones appear in great profusion, as they do throughout poorer lands. If so, how?

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone.  While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone  into a musical device to create music as well.  This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device.  The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra.

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

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We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices. Focus On A Few – We all want our sites to work perfectly across the whole range of browsers and the multitude of devices that may access it and seek information. Optimizing for the Mobile Web. Almost all major platforms have emulators.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Mobile Behavior: an Omnicom Group Company Home People Blog Work Events Press About Us May 12, 2010 by Caleb Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow The classroom was traditionally a controlled environment; when wireless technology began to invade, skewing the rules of time and space, teachers panicked. Mobile Pair Share encourages wireless collaboration through storytelling.

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar E-Learning Queen E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors. Is mobile learning really doing what it’s supposed to be doing? Who is the Queen? You are, dear reader. in Geology, M.A. and Ph.D. in English.

Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I

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As we move more and more into the mobile space, we’ve found that there are several things very different from conventional courseware. One of the things that come to my mind right away is that in mobile, we are doing away with storyboards. Content is viewed differently, it’s data that has to be managed and rendered within the limitations placed by a variety of mobile devices. However as we started development on mobile learning applications, the game changed drastically. More importantly we stop at the number we’ve decided.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

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The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device. It can use all the native features of the device provided the API is available in SDK. The application is deployed on some other server and not on actual IPhone device. This is the first. E.g. Mail. Folders.

Beyond the basics of mobile device rollouts: ideas for the learning environment

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So, you’ve decided to give these new-fangled mobile devices a place at your 21st century education (a term I use because I know so many can’t stand it) table. But in this post I’m talking specifically about the physical environment into which these devices will need to fit. It doesn’t take too long before even a few devices means many cords and cables snaking around desks.

The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning | eHow.com

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Marketing Research Analyst Careers List The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning Contributor By an eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: ( 0 Ratings) Email Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Add to Favorites Print Share I want to do this! Blackberrys, iPhones, iPads and other such devices have made learning-on-the-go much easier for the average person. What Are the Benefits of Oat Straw?

News is king of content on mobile devices

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Mobile devices are used to consume media of all types, but the Pew Research Center reports that news is the number one thing that Americans access on their devices. We use our mobile devices frequently, but for short periods of time in most cases and that follows the byte-sized model so news may be a natural fit. We may be able to take a lesson from news sources as we create our mobile learning. It doesn’t appear that news sources spend a lot of time thinking about the formatting of their mobile content.

Mobile Learning Blog » What makes mobile learning ubiquitous?

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Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Subscribe to our feed Archives May 2010 Categories General Mobile Learning Mobl21 Blogroll Mobile Learning What makes mobile learning ubiquitous? May 25th, 2010 by admin ubiq•ui•tous Pronunciation: yü-’bi-kw?-t?s With the development of mobile learning, the concept of ubiquitous education has become more tangible.

Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices

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Only a few short years ago, when mobile devices were still mainly cell phones and music players, the thought of a mobile revolution supplanting the computer revolution seemed distant. However, we have seen a major shift in the way we use communication technologies mainly because wireless access to the Internet has improved dramatically and major investments have been made, and continue to be made, in mobile hardware and software. What will the immediate future of mobility look like? Desktop vs. Mobile OS. Desktop vs. Laptop vs. Netbook vs. Tablet.

Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

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Ignatia Webs gives us an interesting article on choosing a mobile device for learning. This article, however, is good if you are looking at starting from scratch on a mLearning project where you will be in charge of providing the devices. Read it at: Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning? A few notes of contention or commentary- * BlackBerry devices do not require the Enterprise Server software for mLearning (or even email). When considering a device that has Wifi, look for one that creates a mobile hotspot.

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← Exploratree: A Metacognition Tool QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Posted on September 26, 2010 by diannerees | 1 Comment QR code for this blog QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of data matrix barcode made up of a pattern of black squares on a white background, with larger squares at three corners.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

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thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week. Basic voice and messaging communications represent the primary reason and easiest cost justification for enterprise mobile device purchases.

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

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Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes.

CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010

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We're pleased to officially announce two awards for OnPoint's CellCast Solution gained from our recent participation in DemoFest 2010 held in conjunction with The eLearning Guild's annual DevLearn 2010 Conference in San Francisco. Our winning entry in the Sales Training category also was recognized as "Best in Show - Vendor" for the entire event.

Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog

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The Mobile Learning Blog Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Sign Up For Free Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior admin | July 28, 2010 | Mobile Learning •    Schoolboys who would never consider cracking open a book, are reading classic English literature. •    Number of pupils suspended for poor discipline and disruption, down from nearly a hundred to a handful. •    Kids who hate doing homework, get it out of the way on the bus ride home. It was found that students’ creativity improved significantly using mobile learning methods.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

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I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure. The marketing blurb provides the following background: At first blush, this all sounds great! Thump !

MLearning and a Global Workforce

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Mobile Learning, Bhat suggests, can provide instant support as well as reinforce other learning formats as mobile devices have become so much a part of our business lives. Putting it another way, Clark Aldrich and Tom Parkinson blogged in 2010 that a corporation must examine the different “lenses&# or contexts that reveal the effectiveness of their employee training and provide insight into potential “blind spots&# where training is ineffective. Mobile Learning: What it can do for a global workforc e | Aneesh Bhat | Upside Learning | 21 February 2011.

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

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After many years of sitting on the sidelines and reading the postings of others, I've decided to enter 2010 with this new mLearning Trends blog where I can post my own scattered thoughts and musing about all things "mobile learning" and begin sharing my own experiences in the design, development, deployment and support of mlearning solutions for the enterprise. I'll start things off by offerings my own list of mobile learning-related predictions for 2010. And mobile learning is still in its infancy where both mass market acceptance and adoption are concerned.

Place-based Learning and Mobile Devices – Part I

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July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Upside Learning , July 19, 2010 Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! July 1, 2010 Google App Inventor - Can It Boost mLearning?

CBC’s Spark: Interview on Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Click the link below to listen to the March 17, 2010 episode of CBC’s Spark where Nora Young interviews Marie Bjerede on how several North Carolina schools are working to incorporate cell phones into daily classroom instruction to increase student engagement and collaboration: Link to the episode on CBC’s Spark website: [link]. Tags: Cell Phones in Education cell_phone differentiatedinstruction edushifts cell phone mobile devices Direct link to the audio file: Full Interview: Marie Bjerede on cell phones in the classroom.

April - June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts - Ignatia Webs , April 14, 2010 What is mobile learning? Ignatia Webs , June 27, 2010 Can my m-learning course run the same on every phone?