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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world. I’m of the opinion that there are 3 primary types of usage for mobile devices in the context of learning.

QR Codes and Beyond?

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Popular for the last decade in Japan, they’ve been gaining popularity here more recently and the mobile learning world is abuzz with their potential for bridging the gap between virtual and physical information for richer learning possibilities. 17, 2010). 11, 2010).

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

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How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. For identifying devices we used the information in request headers.

Using Twitter in the classroom

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This video shows the positive use of mobile devices in the classroom to provide a “back channel&# ; and also discusses other aspects of mobility, such as the teacher being able to interact with her class even though she was physically away that day.

2010 Forecasts

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I intended to write a blog entry in late December with my predictions for mobile learning in 2010, but somehow never found the time. Mobile devices have certainly come into their own with champions and examples everywhere. Expect mobile learning to increase.

SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

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Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. Number of devices supported.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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MobileBeyond The Future of Mobile Communications Home About MobileBeyond Contact MB Subscribe The Day Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merged February 23, 2010 Neural Net The day started like any other, sun rising, Earth spinning, Moon in orbit.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips | Upside Learning Blog

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The Upside Learning Solutions Blog Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips Abhijit Kadle | March 1st, 2010 | Mobile Learning 1 3 There really is very little different about designing mobile learning from other forms of learning.

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Interesting Study on Mobile Device Addictiveness

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Here’s a link to a Yahoo news story about mobile device addiction. This is a quick and interesting read, and it speaks to the fondness that many people have for their mobile devices. Mobile devices definitely hold a special place in our lives, and therefore they hold a whole new place in our culture. Stanford University did a study on iPhone use and feelings about the iPhone within their student population.

The Pod is Mightier Than the Sword

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With the ability for mobile devices to easily retrieve larger amounts data from mobile networks, podcasting is becoming an even more compelling way to reach audiences. Featured Implementations Mobile Development Mobile TechnologyIn this post I want [.].

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

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We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well. I designed a simple diagram to visually communicate what learning situations mobile learning is apt for and the various that may go into making a mobile learning solution.

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2010: the year we make contact?

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Welcome to 2010. I feel a bit foolish writing my first 2010 blog entry when the announcement that might define mobile and ubiquitous computing this year is still a week away, but there have been enough early signs from a range of companies to make some assumptions, and speculate on what they will mean for learning that attempts to take advantage them. Laptop sales overtook desktop pc sales, and mobile phone sales have long dwarfed both.

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow

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While I was very interested in their potential when they were almost unheard of in the western hemisphere, I now believe they provide an interesting technology for situated mobile learning in the present day, but I increasingly think will be supplanted by visual searching (e.g.

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

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In what ways can the use of mobile technology support and strengthen curriculum? Ask: Do you think this is an accurate number today, or do you think the usage and ownership has gone up in 2010? as jumping-off points for using mobile phones for creative writing.

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone. While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone into a musical device to create music as well. This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device.

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

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We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices. One goal of the design would be identifying target devices that potential users will have. Optimizing for the Mobile Web.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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But while mobile phones have been blamed for an increase in exam cheating , SMS has been praised for helping students learn to spell. Marys City School in Ohio , mobile phones are embraced, not banished from being used in the classroom.

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

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skip to main | skip to sidebar E-Learning Queen E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors.

Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I

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As we move more and more into the mobile space, we’ve found that there are several things very different from conventional courseware. One of the things that come to my mind right away is that in mobile, we are doing away with storyboards. Content is viewed differently, it’s data that has to be managed and rendered within the limitations placed by a variety of mobile devices.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

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The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device. It can use all the native features of the device provided the API is available in SDK.

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! These devices are improving but have a long way to go.

Beyond the basics of mobile device rollouts: ideas for the learning environment

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So, you’ve decided to give these new-fangled mobile devices a place at your 21st century education (a term I use because I know so many can’t stand it) table. But in this post I’m talking specifically about the physical environment into which these devices will need to fit.

News is king of content on mobile devices

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Mobile devices are used to consume media of all types, but the Pew Research Center reports that news is the number one thing that Americans access on their devices. We use our mobile devices frequently, but for short periods of time in most cases and that follows the byte-sized model so news may be a natural fit. We may be able to take a lesson from news sources as we create our mobile learning.

Mobile Learning Blog » What makes mobile learning ubiquitous?

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Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Subscribe to our feed Archives May 2010 Categories General Mobile Learning Mobl21 Blogroll Mobile Learning What makes mobile learning ubiquitous? May 25th, 2010 by admin ubiq•ui•tous Pronunciation: yü-’bi-kw?-t?s

Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices

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Only a few short years ago, when mobile devices were still mainly cell phones and music players, the thought of a mobile revolution supplanting the computer revolution seemed distant. However, we have seen a major shift in the way we use communication technologies mainly because wireless access to the Internet has improved dramatically and major investments have been made, and continue to be made, in mobile hardware and software. Desktop vs. Mobile OS.

Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

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Ignatia Webs gives us an interesting article on choosing a mobile device for learning. This article, however, is good if you are looking at starting from scratch on a mLearning project where you will be in charge of providing the devices. Read it at: Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning? When considering a device that has Wifi, look for one that creates a mobile hotspot.

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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QR codes can be read by specialized scanners, by mobile phones with cameras, and by smartphones. Mobile phones and smartphones require a reader application to display information associated with a QR code, native on some of the newer models of phones.

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

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

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I thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week.

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!

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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!

CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010

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We're pleased to officially announce two awards for OnPoint's CellCast Solution gained from our recent participation in DemoFest 2010 held in conjunction with The eLearning Guild's annual DevLearn 2010 Conference in San Francisco.

Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior | Mobile Learning Blog

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The Mobile Learning Blog Home About Us Mobile Learning Glossary Sign Up For Free Effect of Mobile Learning on Student Behavior admin | July 28, 2010 | Mobile Learning • Schoolboys who would never consider cracking open a book, are reading classic English literature. • Number of pupils suspended for poor discipline and disruption, down from nearly a hundred to a handful. • Kids who hate doing homework, get it out of the way on the bus ride home.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

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I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure.

MLearning and a Global Workforce

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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. Putting it another way, Clark Aldrich and Tom Parkinson blogged in 2010 that a corporation must examine the different “lenses&# or contexts that reveal the effectiveness of their employee training and provide insight into potential “blind spots&# where training is ineffective.

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

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After many years of sitting on the sidelines and reading the postings of others, I've decided to enter 2010 with this new mLearning Trends blog where I can post my own scattered thoughts and musing about all things "mobile learning" and begin sharing my own experiences in the design, development, deployment and support of mlearning solutions for the enterprise. I'll start things off by offerings my own list of mobile learning-related predictions for 2010. Mobile.

Place-based Learning and Mobile Devices – Part I

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July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. July 1, 2010 Google App Inventor - Can It Boost mLearning?

CBC’s Spark: Interview on Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Click the link below to listen to the March 17, 2010 episode of CBC’s Spark where Nora Young interviews Marie Bjerede on how several North Carolina schools are working to incorporate cell phones into daily classroom instruction to increase student engagement and collaboration: Link to the episode on CBC’s Spark website: [link]. Tags: Cell Phones in Education cell_phone differentiatedinstruction edushifts cell phone mobile devices

April - June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. how to get students engaged by Kevin Roberts - Ignatia Webs , April 14, 2010 What is mobile learning?