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Top m-learning reports of 2012

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With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! learning.org – of course it would be remiss of me not to point you at our own m-learning.org site for a wealth of free research, and reports. resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. Very grass-roots up.

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

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The same survey, conducted by Kelton Global and commissioned by Surescripts, showed that patients would like the option of communicating with their providers via email or text instead of phone only. Mobile Research Reports Studies Text MessagingThere has to be a better way. Wouldn’t a simple text—at least in some situations—save not only time, but also paperwork?

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

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Research from Accengage shows that more than half of all iOS users completely opt out of receiving push notifications, and only 6 percent of push notifications lead to engagement with the app or the brand. Mobile Research Text MessagingIf you’re only using push messaging to get your customers’ attention, you’re missing a trick. Push vs. SMS: The Stats.

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How to Combat Declining Email Open and Click-Through Rates

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An article in the Nonprofit Times cites research from Blackbaud’s Luminate Online Report which shows that nonprofits need to take a different approach to reaching their target market. According to the research, nonprofits have increased the number of emails they send by 2.9%, but in 2015, the conversion rate dropped by 11.1% to an abysmal 0.4%. The Problem of Unopened Emails.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion.

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

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. Read this to know how you can leverage mobile learning for training your global workforce. 9. However that might change very soon if we are to believe research conducted by McKinsey & Company. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning? But what next?

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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billion or a staggering 37.2% of global workforce. Immigrants suffer complications in teaching natives how to understand an environment which is “native” to them and foreign to Immigrants” There has been some criticism of this classification, but latest research also shows that there are generational differences albeit more gradual that what Prensky suggested.

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011

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There are always a flurry of stylish YouTube presentations around this time of year, showcasing the “growth of mobile” – here is one I like: We are in the midst of some “deep dive” research at the moment, which is cool (because we have very current stats), but it does also turn us into cynics, as we realise how easy it is to over-sell the feel-good factor.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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Research in Motion (RIM) – Blackberry. Research and Education. Athabasca University is a world leader in mobile learning research, under the leadership of Dr. Mohammad Ally. The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) has the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project, which is researching the state of mobile computing, including mobile learning, and its prospects in Ontario. UOIT also has several researchers involved with studies of mobile learning. In February 2011, I wrote a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada.

Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research How do you craft health care messages that will inform your audience and change their behaviors? The CDC has written  a guide that can help you craft better texts. They’re also astute marketers who know the most powerful way to convey complex messages in just a few characters.

Mobile Learning in Canada

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This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario. Research in Motion (RIM) – Blackberry. Research and Education. Athabasca University is a world leader in mobile learning research, under the leadership of Dr. Mohammad Ally. The research carried out in CMER has real and immediate applications in mobile education and learning.

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

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Knowing the advantages that mobile technology brings to the field, researchers in Australia set out to determine if text messaging could help heart disease patients manage their condition. At the end of six months, researchers found that patients who received the text messages had significantly improved health outcomes than those that did not. Mobile Research Studies Text Messaging

New Zealand Mobile Learning

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Children and Mobile Phones

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There is a lot we all can learn from such global initiatives. The 60-page report was published in 2009 by the GSM Association and the Mobile Society Research Institute within NTT DOCOMO and is available for download here. Tags: global report Thanks to BECTA in the UK for pointing out a report entitled Children’s Use of Mobile Phones — An International Comparison February 2009.

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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UNESCO has come out firmly in favour of mobile learning, and published a series of very well researched guidelines on how to make use of it. The flagship UNESCO publication … helps fill this void.  It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum!

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. And according to research done by Mobile Commons, texts are also most likely to gain an immediate response when compared to other apps, emails, and voicemail.

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Read Between the Lines: Why Text Messaging is More Valuable than Social Media

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Facebook and Twitter are two of the most popular social media platforms available – and yet, the efforts of companies to promote their product on either platform may just be wasting their time and money, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester Research. At the same time that social media advertising is on the decline, text message marketing efforts are on the rise.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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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. 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. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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We have been working with researchers and techies in UK, USA and Europe trying to understand the options, and build them into real apps which have been deployed across over 20 nations, via iTunes and Play app stores. As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. If I build for an iPhone, what about Android?

Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?

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I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world. Our Mobile Learning Lab will be in both Cambridge, UK, and San Diego, California. In San Diego we work closely with the Learning Technology team. Join us!

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). 63% want cell phones to bring the world closer by better understanding global issues. The survey looked at teenagers aged 13-19, across the United States. There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 42% of teenagers said they could text message blindfolded!

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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Investing in women is proven to be smart economics,” said  Beth Brooke , Ernst & Young’s global vice chair of public policy, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. It turns out that women are the key to rebuilding the global economy. Below is the presentation that I gave at the Girl Geek Dinner in Cape Town , 4 May, about women, mobiles ( mwomen ) and exciting possibilities.

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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Brief for the panel: Due to a history of educational inequity, many more women than men are illiterate: globally, 64 per cent of illiterate people are women. Research and case studies can change this – in fact this perception is already changing. At the 2015 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, I sat on a panel about literacy. Below are my speaking notes. Thank you to Ms Saniye Gülser Corat, Director for Gender Equality at UNESCO, for moderating the panel. Limited access to physical books and other learning materials disproportionately affects women, particularly in developing countries.

Province, industry, and university partner for mobile learning research | Tony Bates

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Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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The Earth, itself, an intelligent, global, wireless Internet cafe. Global chat rooms, once called social media , emerged as billions of silent discussions criss-crossed space and time, eliminating distance, a world of timeless conversations. But it was a special day–an inevitable one–when mobile devices, artificial intelligence and cloud computing merged. All became real.

PDAs: going the way of the dinosaurs… | Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact PDAs: going the way of the dinosaurs… 10 10 2006 Research firm Gartner have reported a worldwide slow-down in the sale of PDAs, with global sales increasing only 5% in the last year, and Palm not bothering to release a new model in 2006 at all, according to a post on MobHappy. Love the blog… great to see it growing ! Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette. learning device for $60.

Get People to Do What You Want Them To by Turning Your Everyday Outreach into a Game

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The basic idea is that by using the techniques and mechanics that make video games fun and addictive – points, badges, levels, and leaderboards – you can make everything from brushing your teeth each night to solving global problems both enjoyable and achievable. All Posts Blog Inspirations Mobile Resources and Research Why Mobile CommonsWhen the non-profit DoSomething.org wants to mobilize its teen audience, they do it by text. As their CEO Nancy Lublin has said, “If you want to reach teens, you’re … better off sending them a text message.”. They turned doing good into a game.

New Statistics on Teen Cell Phone Use

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CTIA-The Wireless Association® in conjunction with Harris Interactive has released some new research on cell phone use by teenagers (Release: September 12th, 2008). 63% want cell phones to bring the world closer by better understanding global issues. The survey looked at teenagers aged 13-19, across the United States. There were 100 questions about cell phones, perceptions, and attitudes. Below I have highlighted some interesting findings 57% agree or somewhat agree that the cell phone has improved their quality of life. 42% of teenagers said they could text message blindfolded!

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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blog comments powered by Disqus About the Blog We observe emerging mobile technology, cultural trends, and consumer behavior, then connect the dots to generate mobile strategy and intelligence for leading global brands. What better solution than to ban cellphones altogether? The solution lies in perspective. At  St. Scott Newcomb, a St. Marys fourth grade teacher expresses his support.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

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Materials | Computers with Internet access and cellphones (optional); research materials and copies of handouts Warm-up | Take an informal survey of students’ use and possession of cellphones by asking the following questions and calling for a show of hands: How many of you own a cellphone? Why is the cellphone seen as a “new frontier of global innovation”? What are the drawbacks?

Lessons Learned From WeChat’s Dominance in China

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As of December 2015, it boasts 650 million monthly active users globally. The United States is similarly mobile-reliant for communications: A 2014 Pew Research report noted that 90 percent of American adults own cell phones and 81 percent of those users send and receive text messages. WeChat, called Weixin in China, is the most popular mobile app in China. Conversations are key.

Reducing the Costs of Behavior Change and ?Chronic Disease Management with Patient Engagement

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Currently, total annual global healthcare spending is more than $4.2 Appointment Reminders Medication Reminders Mobile Research Reports Smoking Cessation Text Messaging Healthcare providers today face a difficult challenge: how to effectively address the increasing needs of the population at an affordable cost level. trillion. healthcare industry more than $100 billion annually.

Creating a Successful Customer Journey with Text Messaging

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The 2015 State of Marketing report surveyed over 5,000 global marketers on their experiences in 2014 in order to project the best way for companies to proceed in the upcoming year. Industry News Mobile Research Mobile Strategy & Tips Reports Text Messaging Mobile is a crucial part of the customer’s journey. Why 2015 is the year of mobile. How to make every experience mobile.

Mobile Learning Reading

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Mobile Learning Communities: Creating New Educational Futures by Patrick Danaher, Beverley Moriarty, Geoff Danaher, a Routledge publication covering communities, along with other topics such as globalization, lifelong learning, multiliteracies , and sustainability; concluding with creating new educational futures. It is great to see some new books on mobile learning. What have you found?

The Pearson years: A brief review

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The first global implementation has been at  CTI and MGI , two higher education institutions in SA owned by Pearson, as a central component of creating technology enhanced teaching and learning environments. As product manager, I was the “voice of the user” on the ground, ensuring that local needs were embedded in the development of the product at a global level. Reader+.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Researchers send text message using chemicals A lab at Stanford replaced electric 1s and 0s with pulses of vinegar (an acid) and glass cleaner (a base). Interview with Steve French, Global VP Product Management and Marketing at OpenMarket Openmarket’s philosophy is that you must have a mobile messaging component to your customer communications strategy. Whaaaaat? 2. 

The Mobile Learner

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Socially, western societies are becoming more global.  My major research project for my Master’s degree focused on the challenges of using technology in teaching - go figure… 7. envy those who can cut the MS cord. rdelorenzo: @dougpete have u tried to input Obama's speech into Wordle? Interesting visualization. link] 2.  link] 3.  link] 4.  link] 5.  link] 6. 

E-Learning Queen: Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

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► Aug 11 (1) Assistive Technologies for Online Learning ► July (2) ► Jul 30 (1) Capstone / Research Paper Guide: Sustainable Busi. ► Apr 18 (1) Effective E-Learning in the Global, Multi-Generati. The edublog emphasizes real-world e-learning issues and appropriate uses of emerging technologies. Who is the Queen? You are, dear reader. in Geology, M.A. and Ph.D.

Social Studies! Next Assignment.send a video message to presidential candidates cell phones!

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Students could research an issue of their own interest (such as stem cell research, the best way to get out of the current "recession", healthcare, global warming.etc), and send a video message through Mogreet the Vote to any of the presidential candidates personal cell phones. After reading about this opportunity on PicturePhoning , I thought this would be a great assignment for any social studies class studying current events, following the 2008 election campaigns. It might be a fun and engaging homework assignment

An offer: interested in to take over Mobile audio wiki project?

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The MobilED – mobile audio wiki – project was a research project we started in 2006. The original idea of the MobilED was to bring Wikipedia to so called “entry level” mobile phones, mainly used in the Global South. In the research group we are now working with totally new challenges, such as services for smart phones/laptops and interactive white boards in classrooms. Because I think that many things we did in the research project are valuable, I would love to see someone taking over the project and continuing the work.