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Using Cameras as Powerful Mobile Learning Tools

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile affords us the opportunity to use cameras in our smartphones and tablets to engage users in learning. Mobile Devices Pedagogy and Learning cameras for learning mobile device cameras smartphone cameras tablet cameras

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How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone, tablet or mobile device?

Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools

Float Mobile Learning

Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the

Mobile Devices and the Flipped Classroom Model

The Mobile Learner

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. have always discussed the flexibility of digital devices as it related to both the consumption and production of content by both teachers and students. In the Flipped Classroom model, the sequence is flipped.

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

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. 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?

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 The only two devices to do better than the iPads were the iPhone 4s and the iPhone4. Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. Upcoming Tools. Thanks!

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. edushifts tools twitter mlearning mobilelearningWhat could those be?

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

HTML5 — This is a no-brainer for me and I strongly believe every Rapid eLearning tool should absolutely have a simple way to get a course published to HTML5 in 2012. If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. Fun times.

My top 10 learning tools

Ignatia Webs

It is a wonderful list created by inputs from all of us, so add your tools to it. It gives you a moment to reflect on which tools you use most, or with the utmost enthusiasm. Feel free to add your top ten learning tools via this link , or simply go through the list as it grows here. Skype : simply the best tool which can be used across devices (mobile or computer).

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Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

Ignatia Webs

MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know. Social Media Tool Why use it + implementation Example with possible extra Idea and content sharing Microblogging Twitter allows the learner group to share short messages with one another, linking it to more content. Virtual meetings Virtual meeting tools allow synchronous communication to take place. A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. Video (e.g.

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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. Empowering students to use digital tools is only the starting point – application is what follows This teaching mindset is now obsolete.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The Guild continues to put on a great show although the focus on mobile learning at this show is somewhat muted given their upcoming mLearnCon event in San Jose is being held in less than 3 months; the next show will certainly be “all mobile all the time” and a better bet for both the experienced and the curious as it relates to enterprise mobile learning. Check it out here.

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Should #iPad be used as a major #mobile device in high schools? David Parson makes them compulsory for a pilot

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As such David Parsons will have a pilot project looking at the iPad as an educational tool in high schools. Examples in classroom: David answers: Tools to be used across subjects in classroom: tablet as a musical instrument, mobile chemistry tool, there are many apps that can be used and fit the school curriculum. mobile education mobile learning eLearning ipad

I’ll Tell You Nicely For The Last Time, Don’t Ask Me Again

Float Mobile Learning

Chad Udell writes on how mobile devices infer intent, a great tool for mobile learning. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Pedagogy and Learning intent mobile affordances search

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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.

The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

There are many great blog posts out there about Mobile Learning Myths and not a single one mentions what I think is the biggest misconception about Mobile Learning. Mobile Devices are too distracting for providing effective learning. Mobile Learning is just the same eLearning shrunk down to fit on smartphone and tablets. There it is!

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The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

The Mobile Learner

In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. Mobile Devices and Literacy. Accessing digital texts on their mobile devices so that students can read wherever they find themselves.

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

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Earlier this year Comscore reported that 2014 will be the year in which the number of mobile users will surpass desktop users for the first time. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. Samsung S3).

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The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

While Articulate continues to make small, trivial improvements to their apps, sadly most with emphasis on the old, traditional eLearning, Adobe has been working hard on innovating and solving big problems, that truly matter in today’s multi-screen and multi-device world. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. eLearning Mobile Learning Adobe Captivate Captivate mLearnin

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The Mobile Learner » Twitter + Mobile Phone: Incorporating Web Tools and Mobile Devices

The Mobile Learner

Create #mobile #quizzes free & paid options for #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago someone asked me ‘how can I create quizzes and conduct them through mobile phones? ‘. There are a couple of ways to set up or conduct quizzes that are delivered to mobile phones. Facts you need to know before building mobile quizzes: What type of mobile devices does your target audience use? The question was sent to me through my ask box!

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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

mLearning Revolution

OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? What about you, how many devices do you own? According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita.

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Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

mLearning is Good

Microsoft is now licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile. This is a good thing if you’re hoping to develop or port e-Learning content to Windows Mobile Devices. What this means is that you can develop full scale mobile applications with the Flash Authoring Tool and deploy them to devices running Windows Mobile.

Workers Favoring Mobile Devices Over Laptops

mLearning is Good

52% of the 1400 respondents said they could see themselves using their smart phone as their only computing device (if manufacturers continue to improve those devices). This evidence is relevant because it demonstrates the acceptance and reliance on mobile devices for productivity tasks beyond voice calls and basic email. What I see here is that mobile workers are building trust in their devices to do a lot of the things they once thought possible only with a PC. However, we don’t really view our mobile devices as an authoring tool.

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

mLearning Revolution

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. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

No, the future of eLearning and Learning in general is Mobile Learning or better yet Multiscreen Learning , either way we can abbreviate it as m Learning. Mobile Challenges. Every new computing paradigm has challenges and the new mobile revolution is no different. with all the sensor superpowers ) in order to create amazing learning experiences on mobile. vision.

How to incorporate subtitles in a movie you are converting for mobile devices

Ignatia Webs

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post (see here ) on how to convert a DVD you have bought to a format that can be played on a mobile device. Tags: mobile tools technology how to Some of you have tried it already, but there was a question concerning subtitles. If you want to, you can use AVS4YOU to add the appropriate subtitles to your converted format.

Converting a DVD from a windows pc onto a mobile device in 10 steps

Ignatia Webs

If you have a documentary or a movie you made on history that you can distribute on mobile devices, you can deliver it to your learners in advance of a field trip. During the last couple of months colleagues of mine (and family) have been asking to give them an easy way to rip and convert DVD movies to a format that works on their mobile device. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Ask if the user job profile involves individuals being substantially ‘mobile’ and not tied to a centralized location. Content pull?

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

mLearning Revolution

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. 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. Adobe Flash and Mobile devices.

What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

mLearning Revolution

Three years ago when I began focusing on mobile learning, I looked at the most popular rapid eLearning development tools and I was convinced there was very little chance they could re-invent themselves into decent mobile learning design tools. Mobile Learning eLearning featured image credit: table xi. My Question to You.

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From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

mLearning World

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Read the rest at: From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices! Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES! 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes.

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.

10 steps to convert a DVD into a #mobile format

Ignatia Webs

If you have a documentary or a movie you made on history that you can distribute on mobile devices, you can deliver it to your learners in advance of a field trip. During the last couple of months colleagues of mine (and family) have been asking to give them an easy way to rip and convert DVD movies to a format that works on their mobile device. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

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Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

Recently a number of companies have come out with tools, that enable us to create these cool graphics with little knowlege of design, my favorite is  [link]. One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

MLearning and a Global Workforce

Mobile Learning Edge

Access to information at all times is now necessary to sustain momentum and provide employees with the tools and reinforcement they require. Mobile Learning, Bhat suggests, can provide instant support as well as reinforce other learning formats as mobile devices have become so much a part of our business lives. Essentially, by omitting traditional or newer (mobile) forms of learning, a percentage of a workforce is potentially left unsupported. Mobile Learning: What it can do for a global workforc e | Aneesh Bhat | Upside Learning | 21 February 2011.

Free papers on mobile learning from #IMLF2016 conference #mlearning

Ignatia Webs

This is a really wonderful set of papers that encompass the latest mobile learning realities and implementations. To give you an idea, I am adding the abstract of her paper here: Mobile devices transcend the educational affordances provided by conventional tethered electronic and traditional learning. Every page got me thinking and gave me new ideas related to my own interests.

The Genie in the Bottle: Unleashing the hidden power of personal mobile devices for learning (November 2009)

mLearning

ABSTRACT: Since July 2007 there have been more mobile phones in operation in Australia than there are people ; and when you add in the other mobile, digital devices that ordinary Australians own – such as media players, digital cameras, and portable computing devices – it is apparent that there are tremendous tools for personal and lifelong learning in the pockets of our students.  Why aren’t students already using their mobile devices for personal and lifelong learning? Leonard Low. University of Canberra, November 2009.

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

There’s so much to like about what’s new in CS6, but to me what stands out the most is everything Adobe did around designing for mobile. This is exciting for all of us in mobile learning (mLearning), who are looking at ways to design learning in a device-agnostic manner. eLearning Mobile Learning featured All truly great examples of a Post-PC era. Send to Kindle.

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