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

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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. We also talked out the need for a ”soft reset” in Learning and Development as we transition from eLearning to mLearning.

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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. It follows that a focus on children and on greater equity leads to an active and reflective engagement with the potential and challenges of ICT for development, targeting in particular marginalized children. Equity. Gender issues. Pilots.

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

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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. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Embrace Change and Adopt a new Mindset. Samsung S3).

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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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. This cloud-based solution from Rapid Intake is an easy-to-use mLearning development solution.

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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. Problem #1: How Do We Develop Learning Content that Works on All of the. began. Unlike prescribed IT hardware.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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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. Given this generation is a continuous and ongoing process it leads to the development of a huge amount of content that can be used – subsequently incorporated into courseware or reference material.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

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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. This method allows the previously developed Flash animations to be reutilized, leading to sizeable cost-savings. We’ve presented some cost-effective options below to help you get started.

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. Adobe Captivate will basically detect screen activity in the recording window and automatically pans around those areas in order to create screen capture that is optimized for the tablet and smartphone.

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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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. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. Weaknesses. Due to lack of Flash.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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This is probably the first in a series of three post, the first in which I pose questions, in the second I try to analyze the components and ‘ecosystem’ in the manner of actor/resource/process, and in the last attempt to draw some conclusions on how L&D may be able to assist the development of such ecosystems. We should assume something similar happens when we develop learning networks.

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. We can classify mobile learning activities using an activity-based model of the “Four R’s of Mobile Learning”. the internet).

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 platformIf I build for an iPhone, what about Android? How can I ensure that all possible learners benefit from my awesome app? Packages can also contain non-html5 media (like eBooks).

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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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 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. 1) Adobe Captivate 5.5 into HTML5 format.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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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). The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month. Do feel free to send in your thoughts on the topics you would like me to include.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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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 (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

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

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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. A gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them, is anything but inevitable. Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are You Targeting?

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

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The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. The survey asked people to put blue or orange m&ms in various jars representing the L&D activities they expected to do more or less in 2011. Management Development Programmes. Blue for more and Orange for less.

Developing Us! M-Learning and More… Mobile Learning

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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). M-Learning and More… Mobile Learning snip: There are many barriers to teachers trying out and using new and innovative approaches in teaching and learning. Education for the iPod Generation

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

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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. It’s more sensible to use emulators for the target devices during the initial stages of design and development. Isn’t that true of every site?

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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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. On the iPad, unless you actually tap the App and visit the App Store, you won’t know if there are updates for your installed Apps, which means that if you don’t frequently visit the App Store, you may miss out on important updates posted by the development community. codenamed Honeycomb. No PC required to get started.

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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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. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) As I wrote above, Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 Send to Kindle. eLearning

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New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry. Articulate expects to issue a select number of public beta invitations sometime in the latter part of Q2 and we’re hoping to participate and provide active feedback for these new tools as they prepare to come to market.

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

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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. The journal is free but you have to register on the site. Table of Contents. Canessa, M. Zennaro). Eswaran).

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

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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. An element such as user might contain data like: learner preferences, history of learning activities, learner behavior, certification data, etc. Take with a liberal pinch of salt please.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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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. Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. So what ails mobile learning? Work is changing.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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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. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. I don’t.

A Mobile Game World

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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. Facebook adds to these numbers, another 901 million active users (in March, 2012), a lot of which play games through the social networking service. Who hasn’t played ‘Angry Birds’ yet?

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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 Guidelines for Accessible Testing and Assessment Week 14 activity 1.1 & 2.1

Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce

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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. The BBC is developing an app that will allow its reporters in the field to file video, stills and audio directly into the BBC system from an iPhone or iPad. There’s no doubt about it – The future is mobile.

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. This is the case for Silvia Tolisano in her analysis of educational iPad apps in terms of the six levels of objectives in the cognitive domain, namely: Remembering. Understanding.

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. Mobile Devices for Learning: What you Need to Know : This publication by edutopia supports the successful use of mobile devices in classrooms by providing ideas and resources ranging from using the technology to getting parents involved. Mobile Learning: A 3rd Reading List.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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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. It should prove to be an interesting year for all of us involved in the training & development and technology spaces and I, for one, look forward to seeing how these cited advances and many others we can’t foresee today will influence how we all interact and learn. Summary.

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Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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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? If we purchase your LMS, will u help developing HTML5 product in Lectora? The best way then is to go with custom development. Q 10. A: Yes.

Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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Aga Khan Development Network AKDN Home About Us Press Centre Agencies Countries Focus Areas Publications About Us His Highness the Aga Khan AKDN AKDN Agencies Ismaili Imamat Ismaili Community Whats New Press Releases Speeches Publications In the Media E-mail Bulletin Archives Photographs & Slide Shows Videos Podcasts Awards received by AKDN Agencies Contact the Press Officer F.A.Q.

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. Guiding question 2: How can we optimise and develop those tools and make them available to anyone?

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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Overall interest in enterprise mobile learning definitely accelerated in 2012 with various surveys reporting that more than a simple majority of Learning and Development teams are committed to identifying ways to implement mobile learning for their workers and perhaps even customers as soon as practical in their organizations. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But.

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Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

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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. a letter tracing and word making app with fun activities like tipping the device to slide the letters around. Special mention: Clara. link]. link]. My PlayHome. link]. link]. link].

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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.’ The first ever MobiMOOC (Massively online course on mobile learning) happened earlier this year. Were you there? MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses, normally free to access.

The UNESCO years: A brief review

Steve Vosloo

I co-managed four Mobiles for Teacher Development projects in Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan and Mexico, all of which set out to explore how mobile technologies could be used to support teachers and their professional development. I am also grateful to Nokia for their support for the partnership activities. Learning “on the ground”: Practical projects. m-Learning: Microlearning

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Monday, December 18, 2006 m-Learning: Microlearning Another M for mLearning- m-Learning: Microlearning Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Source: [link] [link] Posted by Matthew Nehrling at 10:51 AM 1 comments: Anonymoussaid.