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Best tools for cross platform app development

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As part of our work on the MoLE project we have been revisiting the rapidly growing number of frameworks, libraries and platforms that developers can use to create cross-platform mobile apps If you are new to app development, you may know there is a constant debate between app developers, building “native” apps, and mobile web developers, championing “web apps”. We have hope you find it useful.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

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Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. Why is this technological innovation different for education than previous moments (for example, the rise of television or the popularity of personal computers)? I don’t believe that technology is the single driver of education transformation, although it is certainly a key influencing factor. Education is under pressure to change because of a number of factors. Recently, a United Nations task team led by UNESCO produced a  think piece on education and skills  beyond 2015 – key points listed below.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community. Whether The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. With text messaging, your organization can deliver messages to an entire community quickly and effectively.

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. Loosely defined as “behavioral nudges,” the idea is that educational systems don’t need major overhauls that exhaust budgets in order to make a change. Two recent studies showed positive results on the use of text messaging for improved educational outcomes.

Good positive coverage of tablets in Education

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Want to point you all to this story published in major newspapers across Australia recently that gives a positive look at where tablets in Education are going rather than the ‘we did alright with pencils’ view thats often offered up. I was privileged to be interviewed for it: “ SCHOOL technology is no longer limited to communal computer labs and a laptop lugged in every backpack.

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

Mobile Learning Edge

Wozniak will be speaking about “will discuss education, emerging technologies, and his vision for the future of technology and society.&# (American Banking & Market News, February 28, 2011). Industry Presentations Social Media Tools apple education Mobile Learning mobile learning in university steve wozniakIn 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc.

Are we wired for mobile learning?

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Believe it or not, Twitter may be an effective tool for comprehending a language. Pedagogy and Learning education infographic Italy mLearning TwitterMore than 90 percent of Italian students became more confident in writing Italian after tweeting with [.].

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iPods in Education Part 14: Enhanced Science Education

The Mobile Learner

Much time as been spent in this “iPods in Education&# series on uses as they relate to Language Arts or geography instruction.  There are many digital tools that students can utilize that can assist them in their scientific learning.  Tags: apps differentiatedinstruction iPod in Education mlearning mobilelearning tools True, mobile devices work well across the curriculum.  This time, I’d like to branch out and look at some uses in science.  Firstly, I go to the apps.  notes app. Voice notes for recording notes or observations in a different way.

Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning : Liz Kolb’s blog on using cell phones for learning. Why an iPod Touch in Education? Using the iPod for Learning: A slideshare presentation from an Grace Poli, Media Specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator. Tags: mobilelearning edushifts iPod in Education cell phone digital culture Cell Phones in Education To further your exploration into the world of mobile learning, here is a list of 10 blog post, articles and other musing on the topic of mobile learning that I have read recently: 1.  link]. 2.  link]. 3. 

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series.  I hope through this series of blog posts to provide practical ways teachers and students can use cell phones to help kids learn as a way to challenge the standard bias that cell phones are a useless distraction in the classroom.

New Issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies

Mobile Learning Edge

Software Tool to Visualize Verbal Protocols to Enhance Strategic and Metacognitive Abilities in Basic Programming. Interdisciplinary Approaches at Institutions of Higher Education: Teaching Information Systems Concepts to Students of Non-Computer Science Programs. The latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Vol. 5, No. 3) and is available as a free download (but you have to register on the site). Here is the Table of Contents: Global Telecommunications Security: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances. McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Adams. Carlos A.

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

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Steve Jobs reportedly spent the last few years of his life planning to shake up the textbook market, and revitalise education. Today’s event in New York is the first education-only launch from Apple in a long time. The Apple vision is by moving textbooks onto the iPad, they can be cheaper, more interactive, and ultimately more useful as educational reference tools.

A New Series: Cell Phones in Education

The Mobile Learner

When I began writing this blog a little over one year ago, the major focus of my thoughts were around using the iPod to help kids learn.  At that time, I began a series of blog posts titled “iPod in Education&#.  In these posts, I try to offer practical ideas in integrating this popular mobile technology into classroom instruction to help kids learn and to help motivate students to want to learn.  I have completed 10 posts in this series to date and these continue to be my most popular posts. Secondly, unlike the iPod, cell phones range widely in type, form, and functionality. 

iPods in Education Part 11: Digital Flash Cards

The Mobile Learner

However, with the advent of digital media devices, many educators and students are creating digital versions of flash cards and placing them on digital media devices such as an iPod to help student take their study tools with them. Tags: tools mobilelearning iPod in Education multiple intelligences ipod Obviously, the concept of using flash cards is not new. 

MLearning and a Global Workforce

Mobile Learning Edge

UpSide Learning blogger Aneesh Bhat suggested this week that to remain competitive, companies must increase their agility in the informational and educational support they provide their employees. Access to information at all times is now necessary to sustain momentum and provide employees with the tools and reinforcement they require. The need of the hour is —technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Bhat, 2011). Industry Learning Technologies

mLearning-World.com: Everything is a Learning Tool!

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Sunday, December 31, 2006 Everything is a Learning Tool! In a recent article on Learning Circuits, Clark Aldrich proclaimed Second Life is not a Teaching Tool which then followed with the flame wars in Second Life Redux & The Ultimate MMORPG? Everything is a Learning Tool!

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators. 25+ mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes – DevLearn 2010. Do note some of these link up to dated articles. Why You Need A Mobile Learning Strategy. Mobile Learning Portal.

Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies.

Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

mLearning Revolution

There’s no denying there’s a revolution happening today in Education driven by important trends such as the Flipped Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and of course schools embracing mobile technologies creatively for learning. There are many great Apps out there from companies who are disrupting Learning and Education in a positive way through the use of Technology.

mLearning-World.com: Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Friday, May 02, 2008 Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. GoMo News Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U. learing+2.0 Training. iTunes 7.7 Adam S.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

We tend to focus on the 10% that we can easily relate to: formal learning in classrooms, print and online (essentially a lifelong hangover from our educational system) with a nod to the other 20% comprised of coaching, mentoring and learning from others. A review by Jessica Knox. As learning professionals we see it everywhere. It’s trending in the corporate learning community.

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

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. 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. Here are some sound bites of what you can expect in this first episode: Introductions.

Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon

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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. Think of the smartphone as a tool to do stuff. Ubuntu. And where. And when. The unemployed.

It's Good Business! Mobile Web2.0 Tools Should be Free For Educators

Cell Phones in Learning

tools that couple with cell phones, I have found many tools that I LOVE, but they cost money to use. As an educator and former technology coordinator, I know that for many schools it is unrealistic to expect them to be able to pay (consistently--year after year) for access to the web2.0 At the same time I understand that most of these companies that create the tools are in business to make money. Therefore, here is my proposal to these companies. 1) Allow educators K-16 to use these resources for free. Over the last five years of researching web2.0

It's Good Business! Mobile Web2.0 Tools Should be Free For Educators

Cell Phones in Learning

tools that couple with cell phones, I have found many tools that I LOVE, but they cost money to use. As an educator and former technology coordinator, I know that for many schools it is unrealistic to expect them to be able to pay (consistently--year after year) for access to the web2.0 At the same time I understand that most of these companies that create the tools are in business to make money. Therefore, here is my proposal to these companies. 1) Allow educators K-16 to use these resources for free. Over the last five years of researching web2.0

mLearning-World.com: Directory of Free E-Learning Tools - mLearning - Zimbio

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Monday, December 18, 2006 Directory of Free E-Learning Tools - mLearning - Zimbio Good references just posted to the mLearning Wiki at Zimbio. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U. learing+2.0 Training. iTunes 7.7

mLearning-World.com: E-Learning Queen: The Thinking Persons Sims for Business and Education

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, December 06, 2006 E-Learning Queen: The Thinking Persons Sims for Business and Education Reference on simulation tools & strategy for later reading. ► 07/04 - 07/11 (3) eLearning Kindle eBook From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak U. Training.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

The Mobile Learner

There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education. While the introduction of the iPhone and the iPod Touch has changed the rules in how handheld devices can be used in education, this series has laid dormant as I’ve been in the process of catching up with the technology. As I did not own neither an iPod Touch nor an iPhone, I didn’t feel confident that I could confidently discuss the benefits of using such devices in education. That is, until now. The future looks bright indeed.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

Since then, and resulting from a series of key improvements to the service, we have a tool that can be shaped and molded to whatever the need may be. Anyone who has used Twitter and Twitter hashtags to backchannel during a conference or online discussion will know the power of Twitter as a mobile communication tool. create complex learning activities (i.e. hashtags, lists).

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

Perhaps this is why in eLearning we have always gravitated toward using tools that publish learning in the Adobe Flash format in order to create engaging desktop experiences. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it. Video and the Flipped Classroom. link].

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog post discussing instant feedback using a back-channel titled: The Back-Channel Effect: Are Educators Ready for Real-Time Feedback. In that blog post, I suggested that real-time feed-back is being utilized by presenters and industry to gauge the experience of their audiences or their customers.  I also suggested that using tools that provide real-time feedback can allow teachers to gauge the understanding of students during a lesson.  In that blog post, I suggested that social networking sites can be a tool to allow for that type of feedback. 

Help for busy Educators: Posterous

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The wonderful, ever faster pace of technological change does have its downsides, especially for already busy educators. This post however is about what has fast become my number 2 tool for keeping above water:  Posterous.com. So again fellow educators in need of less to do: Posterous lets you auto-update multiple services using just email. Why is it so good? Then send a tweet.

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Upside Learning , March 23, 2011 Infographics for Social Media - Mobile Learning Edge , March 7, 2011 New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2 - mLearning Trends , March 27, 2011 iPad 2: whats in it for education? March 23, 2011 iPad 2: whats in it for education? March 2, 2011 Devices (816) iPad 2: whats in it for education? Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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I’ve been writing about QR Codes in education for the last five years ( [link] ), on this blog, as well as in a few published and formal papers. 2D Barcodes Pedagogy Recall Technical Text Recognition Visual Recognition education learning m-learning mlearning mobile mobile learning mobilelearning qr code qrcode situated teaching

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The Mobile Learner » iPod in Education Part 5: Presenter Tool

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The first Web2.0, comprehensive iPhone education app?

uLearning Blog

One common problem for educators seeking to use the iPhone or iPod touch in their learning environment is the fact that the most common uses of the devices for things such as taking attendance, voice recording or interfacing with learning management systems (such as Moodle) require constant exiting and switching between several different apps. Helping to solve this problem is a new app from iKonstrukt thats simply titled ‘Educate’. So can this app live up to its ambitious name of providing everything needed to educate a student? By Jonathan Nalder, and Shane Roberts.

mLearning-World.com: Life Tools- Power & Time

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Life Tools- Power & Time This provided a good life lesson on balance and priority of power from a Masonic newsletter I received today: (this is unlrelated to design).The ► 01/04 - 01/11 (1) Is Twitter Being Used As A Training Tool? | New Le. Training.

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

mLearning Revolution

This is exactly the type of innovation we need these days from Tools vendors. This is amazing and it opens up a whole lot of possibilities for the future of education, colaboration and learning in general. Here’s a short video:  [link]. Storyline 2.0 and the new Android Support and Sliders – I’m now working on a review of Storyline 2.0 Kudos to Articulate!

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mLearning-World.com: Sony PSP as Educational Handheld?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, December 27, 2006 Sony PSP as Educational Handheld? Ive never been much of a gamer, and only recently have I delved into Second Life, however, with more and more educational games being made for the Sony PSP, Ive decided its time to jump into the foray. learing+2.0

Get Mobile to Implement Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

In an article from Float Mobile Learning , an mLearning firm based in Illinois, Scott McCormick suggests that to really discover what your firm requires in terms of mobile education and support, you have to get mobile yourself. Equally important, McCormick stresses, is to ask your employees what educational support they’d like to have. You make some really important points.