February, 2012

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Truly Amazing Video – The Power of Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

If you had any doubts, you need to watch this video. Powerful stuff indeed. These devices may be the best, most effective and least expensive assistive technology yet. We’ve written a [.]. Pedagogy and Learning

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Noam Chomsky on the purpose of #education via #LWF

Ignatia Webs

Across time there have always been people who's voice was sounding louder than the voices of others. Simply because they have/had a solid opinion based on vision and strong arguments. And apart from the fact that you can always agree or disagree, listening and reflecting on ideas of outspoken, well-argumented people always brings you to the next level of understanding.

My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly. Here are some topics we covered and my honest thoughts on how I feel about them: My departure from Adobe and my thoughts on the new corporate world. Mobile Learning and Tablets.

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Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  When the development of the Internet and it’s widespread use in the the 1990′s initiated the information age, we saw companies scrambling to move their advertising and sales agents from physical spaces to online spaces.  Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort. Google Calendar).

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

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#qualitative research: introduction to #grounded #theory and some emotive language use in courses idea

Ignatia Webs

The last couple of months I have been immersed in data analysis research: some qualitative (argh) and some qualitative (well, argh as well). No matter how I twist and turn it, I need to really dig into data analysis to understand how it works and why this type of analysis is a good thing. This experience got my eyes opened as I understood how less I understood of qualitative research.

Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

It has been roughly two months since I left Adobe and I could not be happier with every aspect of my life. People ask me all the time what I’m going to do next and for the most part I say I still don’t know exactly, and then in a more serious note, I say that things are becoming more clear every day. I am going through this great exploratory phase where I embrace every opportunity that comes my way. I’m learning a great deal of new things and meeting great, supportive people along the way. One of those topics is this mobile thing we are witnessing. What can you do now? hope you join me.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

We are in the midst of another change in the world of business.  When the development of the Internet and it’s widespread use in the the 1990′s initiated the information age, we saw companies scrambling to move their advertising and sales agents from physical spaces to online spaces.  While this does demonstrate that shifts in strategies do not occur without some growing pains, it is clear that there is huge growth potential for business to connect with their customers online through mobile devices. Developing a mobile strategy in education does not come without effort.

How To Build Your Mobile List: Add a Mobile Field to Your Web Forms

Mobile Commons

When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list.  . If you have an existing outreach campaign, you probably already have what’s called “web forms.” Maybe you’re asking them to sign up for email alerts.

Float’s Chad Udell Gambles on ASTD TechKnowledge and Wins!

Mobile Learning Edge

There are now so many interesting conferences relevant to mobile learning, that it is difficult to attend them all. So, I was happy that Chad Udell, managing director at Float Mobile Learning , attended ASTD’s TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas and then wrote a long blog post describing his experiences over the 3 days. Thanks, Chad. To read Chad’s post, click here.

3 Ways Glass Could Transform Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

Earlier this month, Corning released A Day Made of Glass 2. The opening of the video begins with a tagline that states, “Enabling a future of communication, collaboration, and connectivity.” These [.]. Implementations Innovations Mobile Technology A Day Made of Glass augmented reality collaboration Corning Gorilla Glass

Blogphilosophy: why I stopped measuring my e-penis #rankingsoftware

Ignatia Webs

Sometimes I need a good (figurative) slap in the face to keep it real. A few weeks ago David Bezemer put my feet back on the ground in a tweeted reaction ( @dbezemer ) on me sending him a 'klout' invitation: "over my dead body! there are enough people out there desperately measuring their e-penis, I do not feel good about that". So he got me thinking. and he is right (of course). Why would I even look up and share my uncritically analyzed ranking in anything with others, if I am propagating critical awareness, open learning, open standards. openness? So I stripped my blog from 'Klout'.

Mobile Learning should be more than converting Desktop eLearning to HTML5

mLearning Revolution

Over the weekend, I was looking at the entries submitted to the Adobe Captivate HTML5 Contest, hosted by my former Adobe colleagues. The basic idea behind this contest is that Adobe Captivate 5.5 users create a project and then use the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate to convert it into HTML5. The entry with the most votes wins. In other words, while I think HTML5 will play a big role in how we develop and deploy learning and how our learners will consume those learning experiences on mobile, I think mLearning should be a lot more than just ‘converting’ desktop eLearning to HTML5. eLearnin

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Keynote Speakers for Learning@hand mobile learning forum

uLearning Blog

Learning@hand is a first of its kind mobile learning forum being held in Cairns April 29-30. Visit www.Learningathand.info for more details. Download the PDF:  Learning@hand Keynote Speakers. mobile/miniaturisation Cairns indigenous mlearn mlearning OLPC queensland slide2learn Wayan Vota

Using Accents in SMS Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , Presente.org , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. None of the characters have the appropriate accent marks. For example, “alertas móviles” is spelled “alertas moviles” As everyone knows, text messages are limited to 160 characters. Well, they make a trade-off.

Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I found this video on Youtube, I do not know who created the video, but it is a nice introduction to the complexities and current state of cell phones in schools. The creator put together a montage of video clips from TV shows to news broadcasts about using mobile devices in school

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iPad 3 Rumors Aplenty

Float Mobile Learning

(Click the image to make it larger. Thanks to Matt Forcum!) The next iteration of the iPad should soon be on its way. Apple’s original tablet dropped in April 2010, with [.]. Comic Featured iOS iPad 3

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4 Calls for #papers and 2 #PhD opportunities

Ignatia Webs

Educause 2012 Conference dates: 6 – 9 November 2012 Location: Denver Colorado, USA More information: [link] Deadline for submissions: 21 Februari 2012 Themes: The conference program will be organized around IT-related themes and how they are tied to different IT professional domain focus areas. Please be prepared to identify the most prominent theme you would associate with your proposal. You also can select up to two additional themes that are reflected in your proposal. Indicate up to two domain focus areas for which your session will most resonate with representative staff.

Gestando la Revolución del Aprendizaje Móvil [en Español]

mLearning Revolution

Bienvenidos a una nueva sección de mi Blog donde encontrarán información en Español. Después de un poco más de dos meses de mi salida de Adobe , donde trabajé como Evangelista Técnico por más de 6 años para la línea de productos de aprendizaje electrónico (eLearning), mucha gente me pregunta qué haré ahora y me gustaría compartir un poquito acerca de eso en este artículo. Conforme publico información en este Blog, uno de los temas que más me apasiona es esta revolución increíble de la que todos somos testigos: la “ tecnología móvil. Bueno, eso es todo por ahora. Hasta la próxima. Gracias!

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Global Mobile Awards Update

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

The Winners were just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for the GSMA 17th annual Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning. Congratulations to Robert Gadd and OnPoint Digital for their CellCast Solution as the top global mobile innovation for education or learning. Gadd award CellCast OnPoint GSMA

5 Ways to Use Mobile to Increase Giving

Mobile Commons

Mobile messaging can be a powerful and effective way to raise money. But there’s more to mobile fundraising than a text to give campaigns. Below are five ways to use mobile to increase your revenues. 1) Text to Give. Text to give is the most well known form of mobile giving.  Users text in a keyword to donate $5 or $10 to your organization by having the donation amount added to their cell phone bills.* 73% of these donors contributed on the same day they heard about the campaign. 43% of donors encouraged friends or family to give as well. 2) Send a Link to a Web Page.

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ). Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phones

Vote for Float at TechWeek 2012

Float Mobile Learning

Float wants to present at two sessions at this year’s Techweek in Chicago, and you’re the only ones who can make it happen. Voting is open until February 16 for SessionCast [.]. Conferences Pedagogy and Learning #sessioncast #techwk #tw2012VOTE Chicago TechWeek 2012

8 contemporary #learning needs for the #knowledge age and K12 reform book

Ignatia Webs

While writing a chapter for a book, I was wondering about the contemporary needs of a course to fit the demands of this knowledge age. The beginning of the new millennium has been described as a Knowledge and this shift from the industrial age affects all of us (global audience). The societal changes brought along with the Internet, social media development and the rise to ubiquity by a number of technologies (wifi, mobiles…) has changed human society as a whole. He strongly beliefs (and I concur) that the emphasis of future education should not be on instruction, but on engagement. 2000).

Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores. In fact I think every company that has traditionally made desktop software, needs to come out with a mobile App that complements their desktop software before someone else does. What do you think?

New review: Owle iPhone video recording rig | www.appcessories.info

uLearning Blog

Read my review of the Owle rig for educators and parents at  www.appcessories.info. mobile/miniaturisation uLearning appcessory camera rig iPhone Owle review video

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

Mobile Commons

Greenpeace ships are made for hard work. The environmental advocacy organization is famous for confronting illegal whalers right on the high seas. But last week, one Greenpeace vessel served a friendlier function: promoting SMS advocacy. The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission. They also were promoting their toxics campaign, a national effort to remove toxic chemicals from being used in industrial plants nationwide. of South Kearney, NJ.

So, You Want to Build an App…

Float Mobile Learning

(Thanks to Matt Forcum for the comic!) In the past decade, we have seen a ton of rapid development tools for learning on the desktop. If I would like to create [.]. Apps Comic Cross-Platform Toolkits Mobile Development Mobile Web Adobe AppGyver Articulate Camtasia Captivate Dreamweaver eLearning HTML5 iOS Lectora mobile apps mobile Web phonegap rapid video training Trivantis

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MDM and MAM

Float Mobile Learning

We all know the scene. Row after row of cubicles as far as the eye can see with each one looking almost exactly the same. That may describe a corporation [.]. Apps Implementations Mobile Learning Glossary Mobile Technology Security Strategy mobile application management mobile device management mobile learning ROI security

Register Now For Float’s Free Webinar: Seven Myths of Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

“Mobile learning is not as effective as either instructor-led training (ILT) or online learning.” To Dr. Gary Woodill, this is a ludicrous myth about mobile learning. “In my view, mobile learning can [.]. Webinars free webinar mobile learning myths

Digital Learning Day: Download RabbleBrowser for Free!

Float Mobile Learning

We like technology. And we like to promote learning. Naturally, we loved hearing that Digital Learning Day would be today. Digital Learning Day is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative to promote innovative teaching [.]. Apps iOS Pedagogy and Learning #DLDay #edtech colla Digital Learning Day educational technology web browser for learning

A Look Back at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012

Float Mobile Learning

The following commentary was written by Float’s managing director, Chad Udell. Well, another week down, another conference over. just returned from ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 held at the Rio Suites Hotel [.]. Conferences Featured Newsletter 7 Myths of Mobile Learning ADDIE ASTD ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Dr. Michael Allen Jane McGonigal Jason Haag jQuery Project TinCan Reuban Tozman Stuart Crabb Tim Martin Todd Hudson Tony Bingham Training 2012 Conference & Expo

New issue of the free #eLearning journal #IRRODL is out - a great read

Ignatia Webs

Below you will find the contents of the new issue of IRRODL, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. The issue contains 12 research articles and one field note, research note, and article reaction note. The winners of last years Best Articles of the year in IRRODL for 2011, have also been selected by the Editorial Board. This is a new reward the IRRODL people launched and it comes with it the opportunity to have the work translated and published in a number of our partner educational journals that publish in languages other than English (great initiative!). Garrison.

Super Bowl Commercials Miss a Major Mobile Opportunity

Mobile Commons

Companies spend millions of dollars on their ads for the Super Bowl. 30-second spot in last night’s broadcast cost an average of $3.5 million dollars. But the tradeoff is that Super Bowl ad time also exposes a brand to an enormous audience. million people tuned in last night – many of whom focus much more on the ads than they would during a normal TV broadcast. With so much at stake, you would think that companies would do everything possible to maximize their impact. But last night, only a handful of the night’s many commercials engaged users on their mobile phones. And that was it.

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