Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Granted, the iPad accounts for 91% of all tablet web traffic and that statistic alone is compelling enough to make you want to focus your entire learning development efforts on just this tablet, however as you think about your own mLearning strategy, I strongly encourage you to think instead about the multiscreen world we live in and develop for it. Send to Kindle.
Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey
Mobile Learning Edge
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. In particular, take time to download the free report titled Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond. That is because it is still complicated. As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. WordPress Admin
Saltbox Developers Discuss Tin Can
Float Mobile Learning
JULY 16, 2012
Mobile Development Mobile Web Video mLearnCon 2012 Saltbox Services Tin Can APIJeff Tillett gets a feel for the experience in Tin Can Alley during mLearnCon 2012.
SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support
MARCH 30, 2015
39% are responsible for creating a development platform. Springfield, Missouri library uses text messaging for patron services. The service sends you a text message when books or other library materials are available for pickup. We want to save the time of our users while continuing to connect them with quality, relevant information and services.”.
The Importance of Informal Learning For Your Sales Force
Float Mobile Learning
APRIL 26, 2012
And as leaders in learning and development, [.]. Pedagogy and Learning informal learning interviews peer-based learning Saltbox ServicesAs most of us know, a lot of knowledge we use to do our jobs come from the people we work side-by-side with.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.,
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Instagram was not only a mobile-first success story, but until recently it was a mobile-only photo sharing service. We need to realize that we are no longer developing learning for the stationary learner, sitting in a stationary chair, in front of a stationary PC. Unlike 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now.
BBC's education service Janala has delivered 1m lessons in three months | Media | guardian.co.uk
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Digg it In mobile technology, it is often the developing world that leads the way – by using mobile phones to teach people a foreign language, for example. The service is very simple: by dialling "3000", mobile users access classes ranging from "Essential English" to the more advanced "How to tell a story". The BBC has also set up a website giving learners free access to content.
Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]
APRIL 3, 2012
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. The importance of thinking ‘mobile-first’ when developing Learning. 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. And much more.
mLearning-World.com: More Info on Alltels Podcasting Service
AUGUST 9, 2006
► 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. Podcasts are like radio shows. The main menu shows a list of channels such as music, news, movies/TV and comedy.
Reviews for The Mobile Learning Edge
Mobile Learning Edge
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
To date, the reviews have been very positive, and reviewers seem to recognize that the book is aimed at business decision makers, more than instructional designers. WordPress Admin
The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
JANUARY 15, 2013
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. Source: Ambient Insight’s 2010-2015 worldwide market forecast for Mobile Learning Products & Services).
Mobile Learning Conferences
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 30-July 2, 2011 International Conference on Innovative, Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS2011), 5 th , Korean Bible University, Seoul, Korea. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy. For a copy see: [link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link] or [link]. link]. link]. link].
Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India
MAY 18, 2011
While India is a relatively poor country, more than 70 percent of its urban consumers already spend about $1 a month on content and services through offline, unorganized retail channels – a market estimated to be worth more than $4 billion annually. Impact On Elearning Developers. It is a well-known fact that Mobile learning hasn’t yet picked up steam within India. Key Points.
mLearning Demand Is Growing
JULY 29, 2010
This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of training and development. This is in line with the recently released Ambient Insight Report which forecasts US market for mobile learning products and services to be growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.7%.
My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Actually there were two mLearning winners as the mobile learning project BBC Janala , also for learning English, won the Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segment category. There was really no other focus on mobile learning at the conference other than an invitation only mLearning Convening Session hosted by the GSMA Development Fund and an open mLearning Business Breakfast hosted by the same organization. The venue was kept very clean with service employees clearing your plate as soon as you took the last bite. mHealth was evident though.) The U.S.
President Obama issues a directive Urging Focus on the growing Mobile Revolution
MAY 24, 2012
” In a note issued by The White House this week, Obama says “it is time for the Federal Government to do more” to assist American people using Government services on smartphones or tablets. This goes for eLearning Professionals, who may still be focused solely on developing learning for the desktop. This may be about to change with mobile. Send to Kindle.
The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.
JANUARY 3, 2012
feel very blessed about the important relationships I have developed and I would like to express a very especial thanks to everyone who has encouraged me in the past three weeks. First and foremost, Happy New Year! Without even asking anything about the job or the salary, I said YES. You have to believe that the products you are talking about are the very best there is. Not really.
2014: A year in review
JANUARY 20, 2015
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. Product manager of X-kit Achieve Mobile , Pearson South Africa’s first schools mobile service, offering high school test and exam revision for learners with feature and smart phones. See previous years here.
The Hindu News Update Service
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
News Update Service Wednesday, January 28, 2009 : 1155 Hrs RSS Feeds Sections Top Stories National International Regional Business Sport Sci. Indeed it does, it would require investments to keep the quality of service within acceptable norms, it would require investments in rural India where the tele-density is low; and it would, on a positive side, require education or familiarisation of the technology for enhanced services. Value additions by newer applications only will provide high-end services. Entertainment Agri. Hons) and M.Tech. Look at MMS.
Emerging trends in education and mobile learning
MARCH 13, 2014
Developed country trends are very different from developing country trends. Mobiles already support skills development in a range of fields including agriculture and healthcare, and provide paying job opportunities for mobile-based ‘ microwork ’. With the guidance of teachers, mobiles provide a medium for developing these skills for millions of Africans who go online ‘mobile first’ or even ‘mobile-only’. huge amount of mobile apps and services bring education content to mobile devices. App development and programming is being taught in some schools.
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry. suspect there will be three times as many interesting and compelling offer announcements across a full range of products and services in the coming months culminating with activities surrounding the mLearnCon event in late June.
Great Resources at Float Mobile Learning
Mobile Learning Edge
JULY 5, 2011
Float Mobile Learning in Morton, llinois (near Peoria) is an up and coming mobile services company that is making a great effort at adding useful resources to the information on mobile learning available on the web. Finally, they have developed two mobile apps, including a Mobile Learning Primer, a free download from the App Store or the Android Market. This is a company to watch.
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
As we prepare to iterate development of Upside2Go, we will need to start figuring out what sort of features our users (learners, managers, administrators) would really like from a mobile LMS. services, we see that there is scope for slowly bringing in Web 3.0 While our current system offers some cool features, we must look further into the future. technologies.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
What services will help learners be more productive? 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. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now.
New York Schools Debut a Text Messaging Service To Keep Parents Connected
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Last week, as New York City’s public schools came back into session, the Department of Education debuted a new text message service to keep parents informed. As SiLive reports, The new mobile texting program is the latest tool the Department of Education has developed to deliver information about public schools and programming to parents and families. By giving parents the information they need, straight to their phones, the NYC Department of Education is using technology to make city services more accessible. To sign up, parents should text NYCSCHOOLS to 877877.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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 market share 2011 – really?
MARCH 2, 2011
They offer analytics services to millions of websites. If you use their services to track your site, your visitors contribute to these stats. So – to use an extreme case: If the only African website that happened to use statcounter was an Android developer site, it would show Africa as almost 100% Android when in actual fact the dominant phone in the entire continent is Nokia!
Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update
Mobile Learning Edge
DECEMBER 1, 2011
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 mLearning Predictions for 2011
JANUARY 2, 2011
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!
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
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. And more advanced operating systems combined with embedded chips will provide support for new forms of proximity computing using Near Field Communication (“NFC”) thus allowing new kinds of location-based services for learning. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Summary.
Hacking Siri for Learning
JANUARY 3, 2012
When they started out, their hardware and software platforms were fairly open; as time has gone by, Apple has closed of its product/service ecosystems and removed much of that initial openness in favor of tight control (curation of sorts) over its platform. developer was able to hack Siri to find and play content through media center software. Very cool indeed. Please comment.
Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
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A Mobile Game World
JUNE 12, 2012
Facebook adds to these numbers, another 901 million active users (in March, 2012), a lot of which play games through the social networking service. mobile game world is afoot, the question in my mind as I look at these developments is simple – how will this impact learning, and the design of learning itself? Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport.
Mobile Messaging News Roundup
MAY 29, 2016
Mobile eases into IoT through Twilio’s new Programmable Wireless service for developers – T-Mobile US will power a new service from Twilio called Programmable Wireless that gives developers the ability to control voice, texting and data operation on Twilio’s T-Mobile-powered SIM cards. Notable in the context of a lot of recent tech IPO failure.
How Text Messaging Will Change for the Better in 2016
JANUARY 19, 2016
look back at developments during 2015 reveals the emergence of SMS-based features and services — built on existing businesses and preferences — that will continue to drive text messaging as a dominant force in the coming year and beyond. He claims that Chloe’s SMS service tops Siri in terms of being faster, more efficient and more “intelligent.”
Mobile Messaging News Roundup
APRIL 8, 2016
WhatsApp Messaging Service Introduces Full Encryption. Facebook currently provides developers with API tools to build chatbots and Live Chat web plugins for business clients. Kik has also taken its first step into developing that potential after it opened a bot store inside its app, alongside the tools to allow any developer or brand to create their own bot. Really?
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But. Bullseye.
Basic mLearning with BlackBerries
JANUARY 10, 2009
Go to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Device Simulators. Go back to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulator Package. Once you have the MDS Simulator installed, you should be able to follow these steps to browse web content on your BlackBerry simulator: Start the MDS service by going to Start -> Programs -> Research in Motion -> BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulators 4.x.x -> MDS. Heads up, Mac users.
Mobile Learning in Canada
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
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.