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5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

It is notoriously hard to predict the future of anything, but predicting technology trends can be done if you look for products and services already in development. That means digging for innovations, inventions and ideas that have been already developed in the past 3-5 years, and assessing their potential growth. Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

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Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Mobile learning (mLearning) is all the rage at the moment, but how do you get started and how do you maximize the mLearning plans you have? Simple, follow this free online course facilitated by 7 mobile experts and turn your mLearning knowledge into a practical project. Interested? Join the online google group, the course wiki and enter the mLearning conversation with other peers. Interested?

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Developing Better PhoneGap Apps

Float Mobile Learning

A few days ago, Chad mentioned that creating a mobile experience for your users does not have to come at a steep cost if you take advantage of the mobile [.]. Cross-Platform Toolkits Mobile Development Mobile Web javascript phonegap

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. From trying to explain five myths of mobile learning to assisting customer  new to mobile learning, getting started with mobile learning has been an exciting journey through which we have seen mobile learning seeing increasing adoption. Weaknesses. Opportunities.

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

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New Book! "Cell Phones in the Classroom"

Cell Phones in Learning

Finally! My new book is coming out this September called Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Educators ! It is once again being published by ISTE. I am very proud of this book. First it has over 16 different cases of K-12 teachers integrating student's own cell phones into classroom learning. Their stories are inspiring! into classroom learning. You can pre-order at ISTE or Amazon

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Getting Started With Mobile Learning? Rapid Intake Mobile Learning , March 1, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals. How are non-profits using text messaging? March 28, 2011 Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Take Note: ‘Explain Everything’ app is THE top education app right now

uLearning Blog

There has been a new genre of iPad apps released lately (ShowMe, ScreenChomp) that allow one to record what happens on the screen – anything from drawing to writing to completing sums – along with a live audio narration. This is brilliant for being able to make podcasts / instructional movies anywhere anytime. What all have so far lacked is a local export to camera roll option. link].

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. Contact them directly to sign up for the official beta of Claro too! Storyline from Articulate. Check it out here.

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New Issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)

Mobile Learning Edge

Academic articles on mobile learning are found in many different journals. However, only a few journals are specifically dedicated to mobile learning. One of these is the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation , a UK journal in its 5th year.   Here is the table of contents for its latest issue (Volume 5, No. 2, 2011):  . Mohammed-Issa Riad Mousa Jaradat.  . Norman A. Garrett.  .

Are #mLearning projects in Africa really successful? #ICT4D critique

Ignatia Webs

Although a propagator of learning with mobile devices, in this seminar John Traxler takes a look at learning with mobile devices from another angle, a critical one while looking for answers from all of us. John Traxler lives and breathes mobility. During his seminar, John raised two major questions: Are learning projects based on mobile devices really helping Africa forward? Is it real progress?

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is about more than plopping mobile devices in front of students sitting in a classroom. This is one of the main messages delivered by Float mobile strategist Jeff Tillett [.]. Pedagogy and Learning Speaking Webinars augmented reality instructional design

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Content pull?

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

moblearn

Geoff Stead presents mobile learning as a tool for empowerment at TEDxLondon – a TED event dedicated to shaking up education Original slides available on slideshare Presentations by the other (amazing!) co-presenters on the TEDxLondon site Transcript: I’d like to introduce you to a word. Ubuntu. Ubuntu is an African concept that doesn’t translate easily into English. And where. And when.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the next generation of the Android operating system, which is optimized specifically for Tablets. One question that I get often is How does the Motorola Xoom compare to the iPad? So without further ado, here are 10 things I really like about the Xoom as compared to the iPad, which I bought and have used since the first day it went on sale: 1. No PC required to get started. Widgets. Notifications.

Twitter as Mobile Learnibg

The Mobile Learner

It’s been almost 5 years since Twitter came into existence and it has become quite the versatile platform

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Planet Text!

Cell Phones in Learning

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May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat? hotlist hot May

Latest #Slide2learn beginners guide to iOS in education UPDATED w’ #iOS5 & #iPhone4S info www.slidetolearn.info

uLearning Blog

Download at www.slidetolearn.info. iCloud info to come… Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. examples the industry has waited for over the past many years. Prediction #2.

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Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Even more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. Mark Horton, Socialcast ). elliance.com. intac.net.

Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects

Ignatia Webs

It also describes the assets and expertise the mobile ecosystem (i.e. mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, systems and solutions providers) can offer to support education. For those interested, there is also a report on the mLearning landscape, focusing on mLearning in Japan, France, Spain and UK, with examples from these areas. That report can be viewed here. So get your bid in!

Mobile Learning Through the Years [Infographic]

Float Mobile Learning

Believe it or not, mobile devices for learning have been around for thousands of years. Just think about it. The abacus is a portable device used for counting. Mattel’s See [.]. Mobile Technology history info mobile learning

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

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. See you there.

Mobile Learning InfoKit [free download]

moblearn

Hot off the press, we are pleased to present the Mobile Learning infoKit. Thanks all! projects mobile in schools mobile development work-based why mobile reading free resources top tips

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

In addition to owning an iPad and a Motorola Xoom, I have now picked up a BlackBerry Playbook and while I’ve only had it for 3 days, I did want to share my initial take on this tablet, especially from the perspective of having two other tablets. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. It also includes an AC charger and a USB cable, as well as cloth for cleaning the screen. update. The Online Help.

Are We Wired For Mobile Learning? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Mobile Learner

This infographic links back to it’s original location on [link]. discovered this infographic from Louise Duncan’s blog found here: [link]. apps cell_phone digital culture edushifts mlearning mobilelearning mobile learning

Keyword Texting! New Free Web Resources for Teachers

Cell Phones in Learning

Over the last few years my two favorite mass keyword texting apps have either shutdown ( TXTblaster ) or are no longer free ( Textmarks ). As a result I have been looking for new FREE resources that would allow people to "opt in" and subscribe to my mass text alerts (without me having to type in everyone's phone number). have finally found two that I really LOVE. The first is called Cel. ly Cel.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. iear #slide2learn #edapp - uLearning Blog , April 27, 2011 Keyword Texting! Love this statement re: the #Post-PC world #slide2learn #iPadEd - uLearning Blog , April 4, 2011 Education users of the iPad – I present video mirroring! hotlist hot April

iPad 2: whats in it for education?

uLearning Blog

So, version 2 of the device that has spurred the tablet computing market into the mainstream over the last 12 months (15 million sold) has been announced. Despite being a consumer device, it has seen massive adoption by professionals in business, medicine, and education. In Australia, there are iPad trials occurring in nearly every state, with over 500 deployed officially in Victoria alone.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. examples the industry has waited for over the past many years.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0 makes improvements

Mobile Learning Edge

Blackboard is the leading learning management system (LMS) in the college and university market, with installations in over 500 institutions. The company has a mobile learning program that links the LMS with mobile phones, called Blackboard Mobile Learn , which is a mini version of the Blackboard platform. It also now supports Angel and WebCT customers, LMSs that are owned by Blackboard.

Measuring Quality in eLearning through 33 indicators

Ignatia Webs

Quality Assurance (QA) hits all of us at some point, but QA in eLearning is fairly new. I was looking for something else when coming across this nice quality assurance online manual that is the result of a European Research on quality assurance. This online manual features six chapters each focusing on a specific eLearning part and in total it features 33 eLearning benchmarks.

Learning About Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

Last Friday, June 10, Float hosted its first-ever one-day symposium on mobile learning at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Presenters from a variety of backgrounds spoke to nearly 100 participants [.]. Conferences Pedagogy and Learning Bradley University symposium