QR Codes and Beyond?

Mobile Learning Edge

If you haven’t already, create your own QR code, and try reading this one with your smart phone’s camera … you may have to download a QR reader , first (this one has a handy illustrated how-to). 17, 2010). 11, 2010).

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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.

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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

We believe performance support mobile applications are a great tool to have on your employees’ phones. This could range from simple assistance with calculators or complex procedural information that helps makes decisions, all using smart-phone applications.

Mobile stats for 2010 and 2011


I can’t help but be bowled over when I try to get my head around exactly how many people are doing useful tasks on their phones.

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

Upside Learning

Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. The question however will be which phone to target? Should you make a web app that works on all of these phones or a device specific native app?

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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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. Mobile learning does not mean learning by mobile phone alone.

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. In fact, Tech Crunch 's Ten Technologies That Will Rock 2010 , over half of them are mobile.

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Digital Audiobooks, Assistive Technology and its Effects on Literacy

The Mobile Learner

Take, as an example, a free iPhone app that I recently installed on my phone: Dragon Dictation. It allows the user to dictate into the phone and to have the dictation translated into text without the need to train the software. Literacy is evolving.

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.

2010: the year we make contact?

uLearning Blog

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.

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

Upside Learning

It’s always a good idea to try and leverage the hardware a mobile platform my provide (GPSs in smart-phones). Recently, Upside Learning updated its website to reflect the evolution of our brand and services. We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well.

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mobile phones: the e-readers of choice in South Africa


I have blogged about m-uBuntu before – a growing family of schools in South Africa who are using “cell phones” to transform how they teach. We have been out there a few times, and were very excited to hear it being reported on by “The Word”, a US radio channel who spent a while in Cape Town visiting two great mobile literacy projects there: M4Lit – Mobile Phones for Literacy. Our m-Ubuntu project in South Africa hits the news in USA!

QR Codes: Here Today, but Gone Tomorrow


taken with a mobile phone camera, and use that to retrieve information. This would completely bypass the need to create a QR Code in the first place, as well as having the advantage of knowing where your phone browser is taking you.

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

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In this lesson, students learn about innovative uses of cellphone technology and applications in the developing world, then explore how their phones can be used as learning tools. Ask: Do you think this is an accurate number today, or do you think the usage and ownership has gone up in 2010?

QR Codes: A Brief Reading List

The Mobile Learner

augmented reality edushifts mobilelearning cell phones qrcodesI’ve had this growing interest lately in QR codes and their application to education. I’m quickly coming to the realization at how useful QR codes can be in education and how these little graphical icons can make mobile learning a little easier for teachers to incorporate with students. Here is a list of some websites that I’ve accessed recently on the topic.

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

A vast number of phones out there today use WebKit to render content, but that doesn’t really guarantee the content will render identically across devices. We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices.

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.

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

Upside Learning

Judy had this quote on a slide which I think summarizes how important mobiles are for our future: “Mobile phones are misnamed.They should be called ‘gateways to all human knowledge.”. -

The Disadvantages of Mobile Learning | eHow.com

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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. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

2010: A year in review

Steve Vosloo

This is my “brag pack&# for 2010. It was launched in 2009 as a pilot initiative to explore whether teens in South Africa will read stories on their mobile phones. Uncategorized m4Lit mobile phones mlearning shuttleworth foundation yozaRead the one for 2009. What I did.

Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

More people on this earth now have access to mobile phones than have access to running water and toilets. In 2010 Estonia has also become the first country to allow tax returns to be filed by SMS. Tomi Ahonen delivered the first keynote address at the mLearnCon last month in San Diego.

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.

Personalize Your Text Messages using Mail Merge

Mobile Commons

will be delivered to my phone saying “A special offer for you, Benjamin. We’re all familiar with getting form letters and emails that are addressed to us personally. For example, “Dear Benjamin, we have a special offer for you.&# But did you know you can do that with your text messages too? When composing outgoing text message in Mobile Commons, you can add special characters to the message and it will automatically be merged with the recipients personalized information.

Android Tops in Q4 2010… What Does This Mean for mLearning?

Float Mobile Learning

A report published by analytics firm Canalys has placed Android ahead of all smartphone platforms in sales for Q4 2010, including Symbian. From the report: Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached [.]. Android Mobile Technology

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

mLearning Trends

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.

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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x-operamini-phone-ua. x-skyfire-phone. 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. So we thought sharing that experience might help. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size.

Cell Phones in Education Part 5: Instant Feedback

The Mobile Learner

Of course, teacher may be very uncomfortable sharing their phone number with students and this is a very legitimate concern. More about this service can be found in my blog post Polling by Cell Phone – Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers? Therefore, everyday tools such as cell phones and text messaging can be utilized to gain that precious feedback required to ensure that students are learning.

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

The Mobile Learner

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]. Direct link to the audio file: Full Interview: Marie Bjerede on cell phones in the classroom.

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.

Knox County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

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Know County Schools Relaxing Policy on Cell Phones.

Cell Phones in Learning

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My mLearning Predictions for 2010

mLearning Trends

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.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

Cell Phones in Learning

Most of the scavenger hunt type applications online only use smartphones, so it is fantastic to come across one that is more accessible (since over 60% of cell phone users still have basic phones). Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR.

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?

August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning August 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning January 1, 2010 to January 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Cell Phones in Learning , January 24, 2010 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

October Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning October 1, 2010 to October 31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. PLENK2010 the future of education, my vision of the future - Ignatia Webs , October 15, 2010 Sad News.Drop.io

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?