The Future Of Learning Design
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Having said that, another challenge confronting instructional designers is to “think outside the classroom” paradigm.
Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A
MARCH 26, 2013
Early this month we ran two webinars on “Designing eLearning for Pads (tablet)” A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us! What is mLearning? A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. Authoring Tools. Q 18.
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. See you there. But what next?
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. We need to design for this truth.
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
Many of these were designed and developed before the modern smart. He has been managing, designing and developing inter- active e-learning solutions for over nine years. as an instructional designer and Training Manager for two software companies. worked as instructional designer, developer, technical lead, and project manager on. began. devices? issues. devices.
Five Myths of Mobile Learning
AUGUST 24, 2009
However, if learners are distracted I’d rather blame the learning activities and content and not the technology or device itself. Simply converting and packaging existing course-ware for mobile consumption does not qualify as ‘mobile learning’; for it to be effective learning, the learning content and activities have to be designed keeping mobile device usage and the like in mind. Tags: Learning Design Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Learning Mobile Technology Given boring content, who wouldn’t be distracted? 3.
The “m” in mLearning means More
APRIL 17, 2012
” In the context of mLearning, I also believe that we should not approach designing for mobile with the mentality that we need to create learning experiences that are stripped-down version of their eLearning counterparts on the Desktop. And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices?
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. number of these posts can be found at this link.
Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012
JUNE 21, 2012
The session interestingly was titled ‘Design of the Possible: Powered by the Tin Can API’. Summary: Tin Can is designed to provide a common data storage for learning experiences across a number of devices/platforms/media/information systems. LRS is the single, safe data store where a learner’s complete learning stream (all instances of activities logged) would be stored digitally.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. percent of Good Technology’s enterprise activations. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. into HTML5 format.
The Future Of Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 4, 2012
While the web buzzes with talk of ‘big data’, it only indicates the huge amount of data that is now being generated by human and machine activity and resident in the cloud. Being able to leverage this user generated content for a variety of learning application is something learning designers will need to master soon. You can find our presentation here.
Use Smartphones in class, say school principals
JUNE 2, 2011
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. Social networking sites provide platforms for student creativity by enabling them to design projects using words, music, photos, and videos. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society. Very impressive!
Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning
AUGUST 10, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities 11 08 2006 Repost of posting to EdNa forums , with other commentary here. We can classify mobile learning activities using an activity-based model of the “Four R’s of Mobile Learning”. Ubiquette.
Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning
JANUARY 10, 2010
IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. And there are all sorts of learning games where learners may coordinate activities; these may involve geo-caching and other spatialized fun. They have been physically embodied from the beginning, and the nuances of learning in that space may be exploited with the design of various types of augmented reality learning.
Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools
Float Mobile Learning
MARCH 5, 2012
Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the
Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012
AUGUST 28, 2012
MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Mobile activism & education. TOPIC.
6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace
MAY 23, 2012
This is already having an impact on the way we design and manage work itself and is bound to impact the training domain as well. While the millenials lap up technology faster than others, the ‘older’ generations are also beginning to use mobile technology for daily activities like. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. Clark Quinn in his book’ Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organisational Performance’, says “…mLearning should be viewed as augmenting your learning or performance…”, which, for me, captures the soul of mobile learning. Work is changing.
A Mobile Game World
JUNE 12, 2012
As a learning designer, it pays to watch what people are doing around me. Today, casual gaming using social networks or mobile phone applications is a huge business, Zynga claims to have 200 million plus active users, and 60 million daily users. Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport. Who hasn’t played ‘Angry Birds’ yet?
Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead
JANUARY 28, 2014
To test this out in a meaningful activity, we used Gimbal to create a mobile tour guide, adding contextually relevant information into our Qualcomm Museum. Learning designers who have been masters in designing e-learning interventions for years are facing a major challenge with transitioning to mobile. What''s the future of mobile learning? Which trends should we be watching, and which ones are nonsense? What about NFC / iBeacons / Geofencing? How to get started with m-learning? What are your thoughts? Where is the learner? What are they doing? This changes with mobile.
iPad Apps for Visual Creativity
AUGUST 11, 2010
There’s a pretty decent post over at the AppStorm blog, which has posted its reviews for the “ 30 Essential iPad Apps for Designers and Creatives “ Adobe Ideas 1.0 The apps described in this article are great for designing charts, diagrams, graphics, illustrations, images… and more. for iPad (a free app on the iTunes Store).
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
2012 will be a pivotal year in the way enterprises must think about designing, producing, delivering and managing their content strategies, and mobility strategies will alter many of our current tool kit and business process choices. Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Summary.
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
This recent post suggests more tablets were received/activated on Christmas Day than smartphones fueled by our sustained interest in gadgets to help inform, entertain and hopefully educate us in times of need. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Or perhaps this is more a case of the classic “frog in boiling water” scenario. Bullseye.
Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning 27 09 2006 “ Learner Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning , [ doc ] [ pdf ] (which I co-authored with my colleague Margaret O’Connell), received the Best Paper Award at Queensland University of Technology’s “Learning on the Move conference which I attended yesterday (despite a raging flu!). Well done Len! Thanks james for the congrats too – hope you’re going well.
Top tips for mlearning: wisdom of the crowd
OCTOBER 2, 2012
Information is everywhere, learners are mobile, m-devices are the bridge between them (Involve real-life tasks into educational activities) Let learners do things their way -- congratulate yourself if they do not proceed exactly like you had planned. Our aim was to explore the gap between the theory, and practice. This is what the MobiMOOC class of 2012 came up with. What do you think?
Current trends in Learning Technologies: a bluffer's guide
APRIL 26, 2013
Or maths skills) Two interesting, and more successful models are: playing a real game, designed for entertainment, but setting challenges within it that build on learning. ( Tym Rylands has been doing this for years, with Myst) doing real, learning tasks. MOOCs designed for individual access to teach a specific subject. Do you know your MOOCs from your OERs? What they are.
Open Standards for m-learning?
SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Authorised users download an app designed for their particular smartphone, and then go and get whichever cross-platform mobile content / courses / tools / activities they want If you are interested in further details, see also our free report on cross platform app development. If I build for an iPhone, what about Android? Packages can also contain non-html5 media (like eBooks).
Designing mobile content « learning about learning….
DECEMBER 23, 2008
learning about learning… read, reflect, refine, apply, redefine Home About jump to navigation Designing mobile content December 14, 2008 Posted by ppang in Mobile learning. Why Mobile Learning Before we plunge headlong into any design and development work for m-learning, the first question we need to ask is ‘ Why do we want to implement m-Learning?’. Thus, a general rule is to keep it clean and simple in the design of content for mobile devices. Mobile devices are not restricted to just cell phones or PDAs. Cute and irrelevant subheadings must be avoided.
mLearning-World.com: m-Learning: Microlearning
DECEMBER 18, 2006
skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Monday, December 18, 2006 m-Learning: Microlearning Another M for mLearning- m-Learning: Microlearning Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Source: [link] [link] Posted by Matthew Nehrling at 10:51 AM 1 comments: Anonymoussaid.
UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development
APRIL 29, 2014
It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children. Achieving this synergy requires buy-in, and ideally participation in design, from intended users. Equity. Gender issues. Gender is a key dimension of inequality. Pilots. Failure.
mLearning-World.com: mLearning Worlds New Domain
SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
Posted by Matthew Nehrling at 4:41 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Education for the iPod Generation The world of personalized, on demand educational technology. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U. From mLearnopedia: April - June Hot List: Mobile L. Training. iTunes 7.7
4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
Clipped into the iPhone, iTok designer Yanin Alexa Kramsky notes that the case is proposed as a simple learning tool, which gets rid of paper records through digital archiving. The iOS and Android-capable app provides students with activities to practice basic German, Italian, French, and Spanish. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Voice Recognition Technology. Smarphone Widgets.
Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices. While idealistic, discard this thought right away, its just not practical for designer and developers to create a universally portable site like that. One goal of the design would be identifying target devices that potential users will have.
A Great Resource for Mobile Learning
mLearning is Good
APRIL 2, 2009
Designing Learning Activities with Mobile Technologies …………………………………………………………… 1. Instructional Design…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 83. Section I. Chapter I. Chapter II. Section II.
5 Common Mistakes Schools and Teachers Make When Implementing BYOD
Cell Phones in Learning
MARCH 2, 2015
Not creating a policy first In the early days of BYOD, many teachers would get excited by the idea and immediately ask their students to take out their cell phones in class for an activity. Teachers can do small optional projects for homework and then simple activities in the classroom. Then design BYOD lessons for ALL students. would love to hear from you
The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle
MAY 18, 2009
One recent interesting development in mobile learning has been the creation of mobile interfaces for Online Learning Environments. Here at the University of Canberra, I’ve been investigating one particular extension for the University’s new Moodle-based learning environment: the free and open source Mobile Learning Engine (MLE). Authored by Leonard Low. Hosted by Edublogs.
7 Creative Ideas to Keep Your Nonprofit Mobile Subscribers Engaged
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Schedule activities together. Planning local activities will give your subscribers a sense of community and keep them engaged for the long haul. DoSomething.org designed an interactive SMS game called “Would You Rather?” to help teens learn about personal finance. Running out of ideas for your text message campaign? Look no further! Tell a story to share with friends.
Location is the next big thing, how will m-learning take advantage?
mLearning is Good
AUGUST 25, 2009
For example, we can take an employee’s location and provide him or her with active directions during an orientation period. We could also use location services to alert a coach to a learner’s location, so the coach could actively engage the learner as they enter a relevant physical space. Tags: Mobile Learning m-Learning mobile landscape mobile learning market mobile technology mobile user experience instructional design m-learning effectiveness mobile augmented reality Let’s focus on how we can use location in our training and education.
Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog
MARCH 4, 2010
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. & Nikolaou, N. We hope the tips help. Re-use!
Asking for Donations Online: 7 Proven Strategies
JUNE 9, 2016
After designing an online donation form that would look great on laptops and mobile devices, Share Our Strength saw an increased donation rate for visitors from 17% to 25%. One donor might prefer to get their appeals in a structured email campaign, but another might prefer to see your activity on social media, instead. Let’s get started! 1. What does this mean, though? Make it easy!