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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

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When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. It’s just elearning on the phone. This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. It’s just learning on the move.

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.

9 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning – Presentation

Upside Learning

What began as an attempt to improve the telegraph, more than a hundred years ago, has evolved into the single most important piece of consumer electronics in the world, acting not only as a communications device but now as a learning tool too. It’s the mobile phone. Mobile Learning While some of the first smartphones had touch […].

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. Blackboard Mobile Learn 2.0

A bit of #mobile phone history 1922 and onward

Ignatia Webs

A couple of days ago I got hooked on the British Pathé news reels , and here are three wonderful mobile phone related bits of movie. As an adapt mobile learning enthusiast and researcher, I just got so enthusiastic about these bits of moving history. And what do they phone? education mLearning mobile mobile learning mobile technology multimedia OER

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. Just do it!

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” It turns out that mobile users wanted to do this much to Yelp’s surprise. Send to Kindle.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

mLearning Revolution

If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. Here are my top 5 key takeaways for m-Learning from this year’s Internet Trends Report: 1.

5 Take-aways from the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Webinar

Steve Vosloo

The 2016 UNESCO Mobile Learning Week kicked off on Monday with a webinar entitled Innovation and quality: Two sides of the same coin? The virtual event, held in partnership with Education Fast Forward, debated the extent to which mobile technology can strengthen the quality of education and facilitate learning. When the pedagogy is effective, so is the (mobile) learning.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started. We have written about tablet learning being different from others as well.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Learning Org. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Will at Work Learning.

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

Float Mobile Learning

New mobile learning apps could use immersive, panoramic footage taken with a mobile device''s camera. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices mobile device cameras Surround-See

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. Presentations Social Media executives infographic mobile phones mobile technology SFNCR social mediaelliance.com. intac.net.

Mobile Learning: A 6th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

It has been over one year since I last provided a list of recent articles/blog posts that I have read that have helped to develop my thinking on the topic of to mobile learning.  Links to the other reading lists: Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List. Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists.  edushifts mlearning mobilelearning

Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils. 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

The idea that most times we reach for the nearest mobile device is absolutely true and as content publishers and developers we need to keep this in mind when developing a mobile strategy: To hear Luke describe how people use digital devices is to confront how promiscuous our relationship with technology has become, “There are scenarios where the laptop is two feet from you but you have your smartphone in your hand. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. via  Google Gets a New Unified Local Search for Desktop and Mobile.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!

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Instructional Design for Mobile Learning – Webinar and Slides from David Metcalf

Float Mobile Learning

David Metcalf, one of the pioneers of mobile learning, and Director of the METIL Lab at the University of Central Florida, recently presented a webinar on instructional design for mobile learning. The video embedded here requires Flash – sorry mobile users!) The acronym METIL stands for Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, and signals the next move in mobile learning technologies – from mobile phones to a wide variety of devices with multiple form factors, operating systems and development platforms that all work together.

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Mobile Learning: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

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.  iTouch Learning: A page on Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies website that lists of reasons why the iPhone/iPod Touch are ideal for mlearning. Lift the Cell Phone Ban: Hosted on the Scholastic website, this article is a plea to lift the ban on cell phones in schools and to use these devices to help students learn.

Mobile Learning in India

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They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones.

Future of #mLearning inspiring ideas @dave_parsons

Ignatia Webs

Imagine a future world where mobile learning is intuitive. His paper swooped me from one train of thought to another, adding new insights, challenging old ideas and reshuffling current mobile learning ''facts''. He starts off with a student showing his off the shelf hardware robot to his peers, while controlling the robot with his own adapted mobile device.

The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle

mLearning

One recent interesting development in mobile learning has been the creation of mobile interfaces for Online Learning Environments.  Here at the University of Canberra, I’ve been investigating one particular extension for the University’s new Moodle-based learning environment: the free and open source Mobile Learning Engine (MLE).

Free #research papers on #mLearning from mLearn conference

Ignatia Webs

The topics are very diverse: augmented learning, health (diabetes 1 support among others), gender, learning analytics, mLearning pedagogy, language learning, learning with tablets. augmented learning pedagogy mobile mLearning research mobile learning health diabetes conferences

new issue of free #mobile journal and Learning #Analytics newsletter

Ignatia Webs

Just sharing two new free options (one journal and one newsletter) that are filled with interesting articles on mobile learning (including a focus on lab experiments) and learning analytics (including a regional viewpoint). The newsletter also features interviews with Learning analytics experts and their views into the Future. Billaud, M. Pic, D. Kim - the [link] site.

Free #mobile research papers from #mLearn Qatar

Ignatia Webs

Free papers on mobile learning research are made available to all thanks to the mLearn Qatar organizing team. The paper on " mobile learning through indigenous languages: learning through a constructivist approach " written by Mmaki Jantjies and Mike Joy was a treat to read. This got me thinking about the lack of mobile OER again. So, got reading.

Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

Mobile Learning Edge

We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. The topic we will be speaking about include: Performance Model for Digital Learning Consultant. Primer on Digital Learning. Developing Collective Intelligence with Mobile Technologies. Responsive Design for Multiple Mobile Device Form Factors. Mobile Application Management/Mobile Device Management. The Future of Learning.

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eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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The sale and use of mobile handheld devices has soared over the last few years. The 2010 Horizon Report predicts that mobile technology will be mainstream by the end of this year. This Guardian Weekly article , for example, reports on the massive rise of mobile phone use in Africa. 2 The language learning picture. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

Steve Vosloo

Below is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa. The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system. The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I had  a cold so please excuse any nasal sounds!].

Mobile Learning Guidelines - essential reading for learning leaders

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Those nice folks at UNESCO continue to champion mobile learning. Earlier this year we praised their grass-roots style Mobile Learning Series , and now they have taken that one step further by developing a set of guidelines for policy makers and learning leaders to help them benefit from m-learning. As they say in their report: This year the number of connected mobile devices, the vast majority of which are mobile phones, will surpass the world’s population for the first time in history. This represents a missed opportunity. enjoy!

Mobile learning: How to choose the best apps

Steve Vosloo

The use of mobile devices to support learning is finally coming of age. While the uptake of mobile phones has been staggering – a full third of South Africans now owns a smartphone – their application in education has, by and large, been limited at scale. Mobile devices, phones in particular, have often been viewed as the antithesis of education. Results showed that 80% of learners have access to a smart phone and that 42% of learners plan to buy educational apps in the next two years. Source: Digital Learning Landscape, Schools, 2014. 2.

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. In Queensland, Optus reported that by October 2011, 55% of regional phone owners (traditionally a sector that lags behind in gadget adoption) had a smartphone ([link]. phone? Future mlearn Australia iPad mobile phone OLPC queensland XO

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. Understanding how mobile devices are different from conventional computers used for elearning and the different avenues they open up is a great starting point to build a business case for mlearning in your organization. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing.

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

Upside Learning

The number of mobile subscribers worldwide will reach 7.0 This rapid growth and its increasing penetration have strengthened the use of mobile phones as learning tools. […]. Mobile Learning This article was originally published in e.learning age. billion by the end of 2013, 7.5 billion by the end of 2014 and 8.5 billion by the end of 2016.

Free report durable Technology Enhanced Learning #Telearning

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The Beyond Prototypes report provides a UK-based in-depth examination of the processes of innovation in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) with a special emphasis on building online learning solutions that are durable. education eLearning ICT4D mobile learning online learning technology The focus is also on design-based research.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we believe that this is the right time to leverage mobile learning at the workplace. Upside2Go – our mobile learning solution, is the culmination of our innovation process. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning. Upside Learning’s representatives will be present at Booth No. Key Features Of Upside2Go.

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Mobile Learning: A 5th Reading List

The Mobile Learner

Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 4 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 1) 10 Reasons to Ban Pens and Pencils in the Class – A blog post that turns the criticisms applied to mobile devices on their heads by applying them to the ageless tools of the traditional classroom – Pens and Pencils. 2) How Young is Too Young? Mobile Technologies and Young Children – An article on the use of mobile technologies by very young children. 

IAmLearn #mobile newsletter is out: research, ethics, CfP @IAMLorg

Ignatia Webs

One of the academically most influential mobile learning organisations IAmLearn , has just released the first issue of their mLearning newsletter. The newsletter begins with an overview of the changes in the organisation, and continues with some insights from mobile experts, and philosophical ideas with regard to mobile learning. via JISC.

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Nokia’s Intriguing Vision(s) of the Future

Mobile Learning Edge

The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has issued several new videos on their view of the future of mobile devices. Following the footsteps of Apple, their concept are highly stylized designs that use the entire mobile device as an interactive display. The HumanForm is a tear shaped phone that is flexible. Future of Mobile Learning Haptics mobile phones

How To mEnable Your eLearning

Upside Learning

With the advent of mobile devices, there is a natural desire in L&D folks to put (or even push) some of their organization's existing eLearning onto mobile devices (mobile phones, tablets, and everything in between) too. Related Posts: Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) eLearning – Responsive & Responsible eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor… Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads? The first question, possibly, is [.]

The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning | eHow.com

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Marketing Research Analyst Careers List The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning Contributor By an eHow Contributing Writer Article Rating: ( 0 Ratings) Email Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Add to Favorites Print Share I want to do this! Blackberrys, iPhones, iPads and other such devices have made learning-on-the-go much easier for the average person. Whats This? Then let us help!