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Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. For example, in schools that prohibit cell phones, 54% of students still report sending texts during the school day (Lenhart, 2010). The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies.

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.

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

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Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. Works only on targeted smartphones. The choice really depends on the richness of your mLearning solution (user experience, performance and features) and the range of audience (rather smartphones) you are targeting.

eModeration Station

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Home About Mobile Learning # 6: Six key m-learning resources Comments (8) By Nicky Hockly , June 9, 2010 1:54 pm How do you feel about housework? on an e-reader or smartphone) Audio and video podcasts (e.g.

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. Learning can take place via a number of handheld, or mobile, devices: Smartphones (picture 5), tablet PCs (picture 4), netbooks (picture 3), e-readers (picture 2), and MP4 players (picture 1).

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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We have been using smartphones in the classroom.

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

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Teaching Techniques (Packt Pub, 2010); Klub Dobrih Dijanj (Ljubljana,2009); Excellence in College Teaching and Learning (CC Thomas,2008) co-authored with George Henderson View my complete profile Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To?

Reflections on WES 2010

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Our team just returned from a full week down in Orlando, Florida participating in Research in Motion’s 2010 Worldwide Enterprise Summit (“ WES ”) Conference which proved once again to be a spectacular event and learning experience for all in attendance. platform coming sometime in Q3 2010.

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

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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

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.

A Big Week for Smartphones

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Here are a few of the key announcements this week and my take on the overall impact we might expect: Google's Nexus One Device Smartphone Announced. down the path with the introduction of a top shelf smartphone designed by and sold direct to market (at US$529 unlocked). AT&T is set to expand their smartphone stable by announcing the coming availability of new Android and Palm WebOS-based devices later this Spring.

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.

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

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Furthermore, a recent Mobile Workforce Report conducted by iPass on "Employee Device Preference" revealed that 63% of respondents preferred to whip out their smartphone for work-related tasks versus cranking up their laptop computer to conduct those same biz chores.

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.

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.

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.

Picking the "Right" Smartphone for mLearning

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The reason is simple: mobile devices -- especially smartphones -- were not created equal. Everyone talks about how smartphones are really "pocket computers" -- and to some extent they are -- but the reality is some of the older mobile device still in active service are more akin to an early Osborne 1 luggable portable PC (circa 1981) than they are to a sleek and powerful mordern Dell Precision laptop or Apple Macbook Pro.

Google Survey Has Lots of Interesting Data on Mobile Use

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Today, Google released the findings of a smart phone study done at the end of 2010. The sample size was 5,000 American adults who owned a smartphone and accessed the mobile Internet.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #2: The issues

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US Army Going All the Way with Mobile

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Beyond simply creating a branded mobile app, the Army will begin distributing smartphones to soldiers as standard issue equipment. According to this short article over at Informationweek.com , the US Army is really taking mobile seriously.

Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » Educause 2010 Proves Learning is (Going) Mobile

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That is how I closed each of my 8 presentations at the Cisco booth at Educause 2010 this week. Lindsay Kniffin | 11 Oct 2010 2,830 11 Cisco ?mi: mi: Bringing Family and Friends Together at The Touch Of a Button Marthin De Beer | 06 Oct 2010 5,100 10 Cisco ?mi

Why I disagree with Mark Zuckerberg who claims the iPad isn’t mobile [Poll]

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The question was about whether Facebook would build an iPad app, which at the time of the question (November 2010) it didn’t exist.

SCVNGR: Cell Phone Scavenger Hunt Builder!

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The great aspect of this application is that you can use it with basic text messaging (no GPS or smartphone required) OR you can use it with an iPhone! Thank you to Jeffrey Branzburg for pointing me towards a resource called SCVNGR.

Mobile Learning: A 4th Reading List

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7) Cellphonometry: Can Kids Really Learn Math From Smartphones? : An article discussing Project K-Nect where teachers used smartphones to help in the teaching of mathematics. Here are 10 of the more recent articles and blog posts that I have read concerning mobile learning. Links to the other 3 lists can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

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I just read an article titled, “Smartphones Make IBM Smarter, But Not As Expected&# about IBM and Columbia University’s recent study on the behavior and effects of mobile learning within IBM. The article is in the January 2010 Issue of Training and Development Magazine. The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Smartphones showed a massive 63% growth in 2011, to overtake PC sales for the first time in history – Canalys. And in a few years the number of smartphones will dwarf the number of PCs.

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay!

Geograffiti's focus on K-8 Education

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No Smartphone required, but it is not a toll free number so one should use a cell phone). A while back I posted about a web2.0 tool that couples with cell phones called Geograffiti. One of the concerns with the tool is that you had to be at least 13 years of age to use the tool. However, Geograffiti has now lifted that ban and is encouraging educators in K-12 classroom to consider using their free and innovative tool. Geograffiti couples with ANY phone that can make a phone call (Yay!

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

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Much of this increase can be linked to the strong growth of smartphones in the marketplace." The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report.

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

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Much of this increase can be linked to the strong growth of smartphones in the marketplace." The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009 ) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Gary Woodill had estimated different types (platform & make) of mobile phones at 5000+ in his 2010 book “The Mobile Learning Edge”. Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task.

Research & Instruction Services » Blog Archive » “Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility,” the 2010 ELI Online Spring Focus Session

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The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility,&# the 2010 ELI Online Spring Focus Session Posted by Judith Pinnolis on March 11th, 2010 On March 3-4th we tuned in to “Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility,&# the 2010 ELI Online Spring Focus Session. One of the ways smartphones are being used is what I would call an “advanced clicker&#. However, smartphones will not replace laptops for the time being.

Place-based Learning and Mobile Devices – Part I

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mLearning Presentations using Google Docs

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And, while Google Docs presentations work well on an iPhone or Android-based device, playback on virtually any BlackBerry - the current market leader for most enterprise mlearning deployments - WinMo or Symbian-based smartphone is not a workable experience at all.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. It was no surprise to many of us that Facebook was the most heavily trafficked web site in 2010 and displaced Google for the first time in many years.

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mLearning Content Types - Overview & Intro

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As shown in Table 1 below, mlearning content at Levels 1 - 3 works with any mobile phone (basic or smartphone) while mlearning content from Levels 4 - 6 requires a smartphone or netbook device and wired/wireless data service.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. 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.

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The future is mobile, but will it be participatory or proprietary?

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CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

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and higher) and smartphones running Windows Mobile v6.1 We're pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery.

"Don't Touch/Wet Paint!" - "E"-Learning Vendors Try to Go "M"

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the stated supported video formats for smartphones are simply wrong to anyone who is actually delivering video files to Apple iPhones and Windows Mobile devices). I had a good chuckle today after receiving my latest emailed copy of the eLearning Guild 's eLearningInsider update.