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Global Tablet Shipments on Track to Surpass Total PC Shipments by 2015 [#mLearning]

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This naturally bodes well for all who follow the mobile learning revolution, but it also puts enormous pressure on learning designers to develop learning that can be consumed beyond just the desktop computer. Today we don’t get to decide which device learners use to access our Learning – slide used in my mobile learning workshop. Send to Kindle.

Top m-learning reports of 2012

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With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! So much for the meaty reports … for more current news, there are some great developer teams (like ours!) resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. It is good stuff, but bear in mind their audience. Enjoy!

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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Wikipedia Zero  - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s  first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. This made the local press, which caught the eye of the South African wikipedia team, who passed on the message to their global team. Spread the word.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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The mobiMOOC attendees certainly thought so, encouraging me to do this post, and proceeding to work with us to develop their own top tips for m-learning practitioners I hope you find them useful! usage global blended learning html5 publicity innovation guidelines trends why mobile MOOC mobimoocIs there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice? Start small. Practice.

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

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The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. Uncategorized mlearning mobile learning mobile phones mobile phones mlearning teacher development teachers yozaBelow is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa.

A 21st Century Global Acceptable Use Policy for Schools

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Now a few things on my wish list to go along with the aup for cell phones. 1) Teaching mobile etiquette, safety, and legalise 2) Training teachers on academic uses for cell phones (lets' give our inservice and preservice teachers the professional development they need to effectively integrate cell phones Last Fall I sent out a survey on my Twitter network asking K-12 teachers about cell phone use in their schools. received 100 responses on SurveyMonkey (Wow! Imagine how much more difficult it would have been to get survey responses from random teachers around the nation in 1995???).

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. In the same vein, this post talks about a new app developed by the BBC which will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad. 8. See you there.

Mobile Learning Conferences

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March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 13-15, 2010 Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR 2010), 9 th , Athens, Greece. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy. The most comprehensive listing of conferences for learning technologies is the one produced by Clayton Wright. For a copy see: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link] or [link].

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

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Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth. While all of these statistics are compelling, one simply needs to get out and look around to realize that there’s a massive shift toward mobile computing happening and this means that developing learning only for the 1024 x 768 desktop computer and laptop is no longer an option. Internet Growth Remains Strong.

2014: A year in review

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joined Pearson South Africa ‘s Innovation Lab as head of mobile, with the following milestones under the belt: Developed the 3-year mobile learning strategy for the company. Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age. See previous years here. Writings.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least! An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch. Rings a bell?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. It’s already true for some developing countries like India, where a majority of people access internet from mobiles only. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning. Doing More With Less.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. Global issues on mLearning. Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D). The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Do feel free to send in your thoughts on the topics you would like me to include. Learn More.

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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There was a lot of excitement with new announcements such as LG’s 3D phone, Sony’s Experia Play, HTC ChaCha and Salsa devices with integrated Facebook, new Samsung devices and lots of tablets from companies such as HTC with their Flyer, Samsung which includes a pen, Motorola’s Xoom and RIM’s PlayBook, all trying to distinguish themselves from the absent iPad. I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The U.S.

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

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I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. Easy with multimedia: There is a cost associated with the development and access of such content. ? This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time.

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

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With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. JUSUR, LMS System. Saudi Digital Library.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? Mobile Learning

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. What is Mobile Learning. and what it is not?

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

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If you don’t use one of the two major platforms, it’s unlikely developers will spend the time and resources to build an app. closed and restricted Internet is not necessarily an inevitability but neither is free and open access to the Internet.  We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open. Let me provide a little context. Every tried to access iMessage though Android?

Industry Forecast

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With the increased use of technology in all education and training and the increased use of mobile phones globally, it makes less sense than ever to talk about e-learning and m-learning. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011. Below are excerpts from three of my favourites; the list includes discussion of increased informal learning, gaming and less resistance to mobile-based education. On the horizon: alternate reality games and other social gaming. learning will lead the way.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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Spongelab Interactive - developer of mobile learning materials for the school system. is working with the University of British Columbia on a Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System “for audio and voicemail based learning” It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. Being a Canadian, I am interested in how the mobile learning is progressing in my home country. Here

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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Apple’s insistence on never wanting to support Flash content on iOS devices will drive innovation across the authoring tool market that is sure to benefit everyone in the Training & Development field. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Prediction #2.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

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If you don’t use one of the two major platforms, it’s unlikely developers will spend the time and resources to build an app. closed and restricted Internet is not necessarily an inevitability but neither is free and open access to the Internet.  We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open. Let me provide a little context. Every tried to access iMessage though Android?

Mobile Learning in Canada

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It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. Here is what I have found: Blogs and Websites. Mobile Syrup - mobile news and reviews for Canadians.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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Apple’s insistence on never wanting to support Flash content on iOS devices will drive innovation across the authoring tool market that is sure to benefit everyone in the Training & Development field. 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. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Here Come the Experts!

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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The flagship UNESCO publication … helps fill this void.  It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum! UNESCO has come out firmly in favour of mobile learning, and published a series of very well researched guidelines on how to make use of it.

Here’s a Challenge from Nokia

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million global competition to accelerate the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being, using mobile technologies. Even in developed countries it is difficult to receive healthcare that is timely, convenient, cost effective and reliable. So, the development of biosensors is seen as critical for improving timely and effective healthcare for all. Industry News Mobile Development biosensors XChallenge Up for a challenge? The Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is a $2.25

Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?

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I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world. Our Mobile Learning Lab will be in both Cambridge, UK, and San Diego, California. In San Diego we work closely with the Learning Technology team. Join us!

Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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mLearning-World.com: Elliot Masies Learning 2007 Conference

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Learning 2007 is the annual global gathering of learning professionals focused on Learning Changes! ► 07/06 - 07/13 (2) mLearning Developing while Mobile Detecting Mobile Browsers- Applying CSS ► 06/29 - 07/06 (5) Script to Detect iPhone and Blackberry OnPoint Digital CellCast- Opinions Our Domains Reminder Learning Solutions Mag- Mainstreaming Mobile Learn. learing+2.0

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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Investing in women is proven to be smart economics,” said  Beth Brooke , Ernst & Young’s global vice chair of public policy, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. It turns out that women are the key to rebuilding the global economy. The GSMA Development Fund wants to address the gender gap so that both the economic and social benefits can be realised.

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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Brief for the panel: Due to a history of educational inequity, many more women than men are illiterate: globally, 64 per cent of illiterate people are women. Limited access to physical books and other learning materials disproportionately affects women, particularly in developing countries. How can mobile technology help develop essential literacies beyond reading and writing, such as media and technology literacy? At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. Below are my speaking notes. Three basic points I want to make. Take an ecosystem view.

How SMS Saves Money in Mobile Marketing

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Did you know that half the global population will own a smartphone by 2017? survey conducted in 2013 of IT professionals found that over half reported spending more than three months and over $50,000 developing a typical app. To companies invested in mobile marketing, this statistic sounds like a win-win. Why relying upon mobile apps is inefficient. It’s a classic case of oversight.

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Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Mobile broadband , operating at nine terabytes a second, saturated both developed and developing continents through intelligent satellites, ground receivers and spread spectrum Wi-Fi. The Earth, itself, an intelligent, global, wireless Internet cafe. But it was a special day–an inevitable one–when mobile devices, artificial intelligence and cloud computing merged.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Mobile Learning and Social Networking each attained much higher hype levels across the Training & Development during the 2010 “season” and both concepts were featured topics in articles and conference sessions alike. 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.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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The global mHealth market, meanwhile—a category that includes mobile health solutions like wearables, telemedicine, mobile apps, and text messaging—is projected to reach $10.2 Unfortunately, for most healthcare organizations the tradeoff between advanced features and development time and costs is not yet worth it. billion by 2018. That’s almost eight times what it was in 2012.

Virtual Worlds News: Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS

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Virtual Worlds News « Shocking: Taser Sues Linden | Main | AT&T Maps Your Family With Virtual Earth » April 21, 2009 Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS Somehow this slipped by me when it must have initially been announced over the summer. The goal is to develop real-time interaction between people and apps over a service-oriented infrastructure.  Tags: virtual global location research The IRMOS Project is a 36-month,  €12.9 million project from the European Commission. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. Web content has often been developed, edited, and cleared through the proper channels. How do you craft health care messages that will inform your audience and change their behaviors? The CDC has written  a guide that can help you craft better texts. In this post, we’ve pulled out some of the key lessons the guide imparts.

Serious game play for learning analytics

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veteran in the field, Marcus explained that his company has created around 400 serious games, many for corporates with the goal of developing key competencies and testing those skills in a game-based simulation context. Marcus Vlaar,  one of the founders and Chief Creative Officer at  Ranj Serious Games , gave a fascinating keynote about  The Ancient Learning Method of the Future.

mobile learning across the commonwealth

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The m-learning team were very excited to present our mobile learning work at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning This is held every two years, and has grown to become one of the world's leading conferences on learning and global development - bringing together ministers of education, and practitioners from across the commonwealth.   We are asked to present - in 20 minutes - on