The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

mLearning Revolution

If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. And a special thanks to everyone who attended and actively participated with us in the chat.

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. This report serves as a key contribution on which to build informed dialogue and decision making, developed jointly between research, policy and practice.

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

mLearning Revolution

million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. We need to realize that we are no longer developing learning for the stationary learner, sitting in a stationary chair, in front of a stationary PC. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Looking to develop interactive training and support videos, flawless screen capturing for tutorials, etc.? It publishes interactive eLearning content as HTML5 so you can run them on iPads and also features a ‘HTML5 tracker’ that highlights activities that are not supported on tablets.

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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. Problem #1: How do we develop learning content that works on all of the different.

What Business can teach Development

Steve Vosloo

For twelve years I was a practitioner and researcher in the fields of ICT for development, education, government and digital media, always developing tech solutions for social good. I made the move purposefully: to learn and to develop a business perspective on education technology, to see it from the “other side.” What can Business teach Development? But I think my clearest lesson was the value in following an agile product development approach.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

While the web buzzes with talk of ‘big data’, it only indicates the huge amount of data that is now being generated by human and machine activity and resident in the cloud. As artificial intelligence develops further, we will probably be seeing more of these in daily life.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Basic interactivities are generally well supported in HTML/can be easily developed using this authoring tool. Additionally, interactivities can be also developed within HTML/Lectora. You can easily identify unsupported activities and replace them with functionality that is supported.

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. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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You can even initiate a screen capture session from your desktop browser and it will take screen shots from all your devices, this is great for sharing with your team throughout development.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

How does a ‘mobile learning ecosystem form’, what are the factors driving the evolution of the system, and lastly, which of those factors can be control or influence to hasten the development of such a learning ecosystem?

Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Four R’s Model and Mobile Learning Activities 11 08 2006 Repost of posting to EdNa forums , with other commentary here.

Open Standards for m-learning?


As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. mobile app development html5 content standards scorm zip tin can cross platform

UNESCO report on mobiles for teacher support

Steve Vosloo

In fact, to meet the first target of Sustainable Development Goal 4 — ensure that by 2030 all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education — is it estimated that 69 million new teachers will need to be recruited.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. Mobile activism & education. Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D).

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

While the millenials lap up technology faster than others, the ‘older’ generations are also beginning to use mobile technology for daily activities like. It’s already true for some developing countries like India, where a majority of people access internet from mobiles only.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are You Targeting?

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. Management Development Programmes.

Developing Us! M-Learning and More… Mobile Learning

mLearning World

Leonard Low once again provides us a brilliant discussion on developing mLearning and more. Developing Us! It can be hard to find the time to explore and develop new ideas; online “social learning” sites such as YouTube may be blocked ; or teachers may not be able to access equipment or funds needed to try out new ideas (such as for mobile learning activities).

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

While idealistic, discard this thought right away, its just not practical for designer and developers to create a universally portable site like that. If the users predominantly use iPhones, then focus on developing for that platform.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

I didn’t really realized this until later but I was able to activate my Xoom, setup my Gmail account, as well as my Exchange e-mail and.Mac account without ever needing to connect my Tablet to a computer as I had to do when I first bought the iPad. For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry.

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3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

As we prepare to iterate development of Upside2Go, we will need to start figuring out what sort of features our users (learners, managers, administrators) would really like from a mobile LMS.

New issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

Mobile Learning Edge

A Mobile Science Index for Development. (E. Interactive Prototypes to Foster Pedagogical Activities for Mobile Collaborative Learning Environment (MCLE). A new issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), Volume 6, Issue 1 (2012), is available.

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. and use your existing serial key to activate it.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

What actions/activities will need to be tracked? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it.

A Mobile Game World

Upside Learning

Today, casual gaming using social networks or mobile phone applications is a huge business, Zynga claims to have 200 million plus active users, and 60 million daily users. Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport.

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Week 15 Activity 2.1 Mobile learning « The Masters Ode

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The Masters Ode Home About Me Week 15 Activity 2.1 Learners struggling with personal organisation – for example, arriving in class on time, following directions and managing learning activities beyond face-to-face sessions – have found devices such as PDAs and smartphones helpful. Continuing use of a mobile technology has been shown to improve learners’ self-image and even develop skills valuable in the workplace. Mobile learning Week 15 Activity 1. week 14 Activity 1.2

Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce

Upside Learning

In an earlier blog post , Abhijit Kadle had written about a gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them.

Analysing Apps with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Mobile Learning Edge

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchy of educational objectives developed by Benjamin Bloom and his colleagues in the 1950s. But learning is rarely one kind of activity, fulfilling one type of objectives.

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. Below is the 6th list in this series of lists. The other reading lists can be found by following the links provided at the end of this post.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy. Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

How much higher is the cost of developing training on tablets as compared to Windows PCs? Is it possible to send us a list of the developing tools? – What are the most popular applications used to develop m/t learning? The best way then is to go with custom development.

Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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ITU points out that two-thirds of the world’s mobile phone subscriptions are from the developing world, with Africa continuing to experience the highest growth rate. This research aims to study the impact of ICT-related interventions for professional development and training.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

We’ve certainly witnessed much of the inertia being driven at the grass roots level from executives, sales pros and other mobile-equipped employees sporting their own smartphones and tablets rather than in response to strategies being developed by the training department.

e-Learning: “e” is for exchange, not electronic

Steve Vosloo

Africa – Continent of Opportunities: Bridging the Digital Divide was an event hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to engage with a range of development policy actors from different sectors dealing with digital technology in Africa.

Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

uLearning Blog

Great for imagination and developing oral language. the original talking creature app – repeats what you say in fun and interactive ways – very good for developing oral language skills. As tested and selected by my Miss 4 1/2 – a 3 1/2 year iOS veteran.

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MobiMOOC 2011 - a summary


This one was the first ever focussed on mobile learning, initiated by the endlessly energetic Inge De Waal ( @ignatia) , for the uninitiated) is The aim was: ‘Getting you up-to-date with mobile learning and providing the tools to plan, develop and implement a mobile learning solution in different environments via collaboratively discussing and exchanging knowledge through a variety of learning activities.’