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Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?

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Two questions: Do you let employees use their personal mobile devices for learning?  How do you protect company information on their device? Does he wait until I report updates or does it come to his mobile device he uses to check his vacation property and personal stock updates? Well, Forbes gave me some insight today.   The article, “Doing More with Mobile Devices in Healthcare: Eliminating the Security Compromise.”  I Here are the highlights: Use of personal devices for work use: . Why are we waiting to share information face-to-face? link].

Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

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Will it help Mobile Learning? I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier. imagine the Surface will allow you to download files on your device (unlike the iPad), it also supports USB drives which makes it easier to ‘carry’ some learning material with you.

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Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

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Throughout this blog, we have always looked at the application of mobile devices in learning. I, for one, have always had the belief that mobile devices can be used to help student achieve in their learning because of the flexibility and access to content and collaboration tools that mobile devices allow. In the Flipped Classroom model, the sequence is flipped.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

After all, if, in publicly funded education, if we are going to serve the needs of all students, we need to provide equal access to devices to all students and equal access often comes at a high price – especially when equal access means purchasing computers. More recently, the conversation has shifted from purchasing computers to purchasing mobile devices

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

dissemination of the past, these devices are often being introduced in the workplace. do we take advantage of these devices to deploy learning content and how do we. devices? it locally on the device or is there some easier way? Different Devices? mobile devices in favor of longer battery life. smart phone device market and the outright. devices.

Video: mLearning Devices and Special Needs Students

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This 6 minute video shows how mobile learning devices are being used with special needs students to help them communicate and to help them learn. differentiatedinstruction edushifts mlearning mobilelearning video

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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Yet, the most common question is – how do we actually use it in workplace? I’m of the opinion that there are 3 primary types of usage for mobile devices in the context of learning. 1. Mobile devices are perfect to add to a blend in your training program. Mobile device based follow-up could increase retention and aid application of knowledge and skills. 2.

How To Bring Mobile Devices To Their Senses And Extend Our Performance

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So how does this phenomenon help with human performance? The post How To Bring Mobile Devices To Their Senses And Extend Our Performance appeared first on Float. All five of our senses can be replicated by computers. Mobile technologies, in particular, can detect even more. Industry News Mobile Development Pedagogy and Learning computer vision geolocation magnetoreception Project Tango TAO

mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.

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Here’s how Wikipedia defines mLearning today: Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. [1]  In other words mobile learning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices

How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

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One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life. How Sweden’s blood banks use text messaging to engage donors.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

The Mobile Learner

Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed. They need to augment their ideas.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Voice Recognition Technology.

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3 Examples of How to Use Google Glass for Performance Support

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Firefighters, surgeons, and medical professionals are some of the first to pilot Google Glass to help them do their jobs better. Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support

SmokefreeMIL Helps Service Members Win The Battle Against Smoking

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SmokefreeMIL, a part of the Defense Department’s “ Quit Tobacco – Make Everyone Proud ” campaign, sends service members motivational text messages that can help them bust through cravings, navigate relapses, and stay on the path toward a healthy, smokefree future. This powerful tool, especially alongside other aids, can help service members quit and stay smoke-free.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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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. 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. What makes BYOD popular?

9 Ways Smart Glasses Can Increase Employee Productivity

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From work site safety to sales, here's how smart glasses can help you. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices augmented reality enterprise mobile learning Epson Moverio Google Glass ODG R-6 smart glasses workplace performanceEnterprise applications for augmented reality are here, enabling businesses to be more productive.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

The Mobile Learner

In the first post of this series on mobile devices and 21st century skills, I focused in the use of mobile devices in developing communication skills. We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Similar to what is stated above, mobile devices can easily support information attainment by allowing students to access information online. Application of information and interconnecting ideas across multiple disciplines helps to develop learners that are ready to deal with the complex challenges of today’s digital society. 

The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Mobile Devices are too distracting for providing effective learning. Learning isn’t secured enough on mobile devices. Single Biggest Myth: Mobile Learning is ONLY About Mobile Devices. To me, the single biggest myth that we must correct is thinking that Mobile Learning is only about learning via mobile devices. There it is! 2014 " The mLearning Revolution Blog ".

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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. So we thought sharing that experience might help. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Each mobile device has different configurations and it is always better to identify the device requesting content before rendering the HTML content.

Help People in Your Community Live Healthier Lifestyles with a Text Message Campaign

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The campaign is a project of the National Association of Community Health Centers , an umbrella group that helps address the need of more than 9,000 community health centers across all 50 US states. We can help you get reliable information straight into people’s pockets – and start helping your communities live healthier lifestyles. Now there’s a solution. Contact Us Now.

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead


See  for more details.     Q: As we know, m-learning is not e-learning on a mobile device. What would be your advice to help them to detach from the traditional mindset and relearn new strategies? I’d say “Break it up!” app development Augmented Reality future devices trends 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?

Four Futures for the Mobile Age

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David Rose''s new book helps us think about where we''re going with all this. Mobile Devices Pedagogy and Learning books David Rose Internet of Things review As a culture, we struggle to keep up with the constant technological changes that surround us.

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

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And since employees are most likely to have their mobile device with them at all times, their situational awareness would be improved by using your application on their device. Most of the thinking I do about mobile learning applications seems to come back to information delivered at the point of need or learning content that helps someone do a job. Enterprise Mobility.

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

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Examples and Demos of these Tools on iOS and Android devices. UPDATE : If you are interested in helping me promote this training, I have created an affiliate program HERE. thank you in advance if you choose to help me promote this event. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals.

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

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actually think that Adobe, by embracing Responsive Design principles in Captivate 8, is going in a better mobile learning direction, because it helps users design flexible and fluid m-Learning, that can be consumed on desktops, tablets and smartphones, without the need of installing an extra app. Instantly Preview m-Learning projects on multiple devices with Adobe Edge Inspect.

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

mLearning Revolution

In this post I want to share with you a great presentation I found on Slideshare, that inspired me for my workshops, and that helps me make a case for developing a multiscreen mLearning strategy vs. an iPad-only strategy. Working for all those devices was interesting and challenging. Even more interesting, however, is the question how those devices relate to each other.

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

mLearning Revolution

This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. 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. The more devices you have for testing, the better.

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Charities Use SMS to Raise Funds and Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

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In response, charities such as World Vision and Save the Children turned to SMS to raise the vital funds to help these communities. After a major disaster strikes, many people are moved to help, but they don’t know how. Text-to-Give can be extremely helpful after a major disaster, when a large amount of media attention raises the public’s awareness.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. Audience profile: How do your learners use their mobile devices? Decide on Devices & Platforms to Support. Built on these varied platforms are an even larger number of different devices and a large proportion amongst them do not use any operating system.

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

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. Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

The Mobile Learner

After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection. This makes it difficult to know what the depth and breadth of use is after only 5 weeks of tweeting.

Virgin Atlantic Using Google Glass for Performance Support

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The airliner is in the midst of a six-week pilot test to help deliver more personalized experiences to air travelers using wearable technology. Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support Virgin Atlantic wearable technology

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

However unlike some people who think that things like the price tag of a mobile device or its battery are holding mobile learning back from full adoption, I’m convinced technology has little to do with what’s holding us back from crossing the chasm. vision. Mobile Challenges. Every new computing paradigm has challenges and the new mobile revolution is no different.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. So here’s a few – 15 actually! Adobe Edge Animate. Claro.

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Parent's Fears about Cell Phones and their Children are Exaggerated According to Duke Study, Yet both Parents and Children are Distracted by Devices

Cell Phones in Learning

As far as safety is concerned, most teenagers do not interact with strangers online, rather they are interacting with friends and family through their cell phones and mobile devices. Lack of sleep is a concern and with proper parenting structures around devices, such as "no devices in bedrooms" or "devices out of bedrooms by 9pm" could help to eliminate this issue.

Gathering of Educators using ubiquitous devices

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As one of 130 educators from around the world (and two from my institution Education Queensland), we logged on to hear real life stories of Universities and Schools that are integrating connected, mobile, wireless devices into their learning activities. It was also a big help with my thinking about the small temp trial of OLPC XOs I’m managing at present. But yes, it was.

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

If there’s one thing Articulate knows is helping customers design eLearning and it shows in the way they developed Storyline. would like to see Articulate gradually expand beyond the iPad and into other mobile devices over time. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. But of course, there’s a lot more. 2. Virtually No Learning Curve.

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

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This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. Designers must consider the always on nature of phones which help capture the moment of creative learning and other such factors. I’d suggest staying away from converting existing elearning courses to mlearning unless you have a strong reason to do so. 2.

The President’s “Blackberry”… this should help

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Our President now has a mobile device. Based on the article from CNET , It appears as though this device is actually NOT a Blackberry. It’s more likely a Windows Mobile device with super security restrictions. The important thing here is that the leader of the free world is now carrying and relying (to some extent) on a mobile device to keep up with people. It sounds like the President is using this more as a social networking device than a hard-core business phone.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

mLearning Revolution

and there’s a lot to be excited about, especially the new Android support and Sliders, which I personally believe is one of the ways to re-imagine eLearning on Desktop into thumb-friendly mLearning on any device. ″ screens, the onslaught of new Android phones continue and we need to constantly adjust how we address all of these new mobile devices in our learning design.