4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. That said, here are effective ways in which the use of smartphones can help learners master a new language: 1.

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. The Android movement takes another step leap! down the path with the introduction of a top shelf smartphone designed by and sold direct to market (at US$529 unlocked). Running Android v2.1 (no AT&T Adds Android & WebOS Devices.

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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.

mLearning-World.com: The iPhone will NOT start a mLearning revolution!

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Thursday, January 18, 2007 The iPhone will NOT start a mLearning revolution! A lot of eLearning blogs have touted the new iPhone as the beginning of the mLearning revolution.

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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. Apple iOS, Google Android, etc.)

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My key themes were: Mobile is NOW, and personal - when your learners are already mobile web users, and smartphones are already mainstream … it is pointless debating whether m-learning is good or not. m-learning in USA app development iPhone publicity on the road innovation trends MLearn conference android

Mobile Landscape Really About to Change

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surroungding the release of the newest Android device in the US. A lot of reviewers consider the device and it’s operating system to be the first formidable competitor to the iPhone in terms of overall capability. Anyway, the recent release of a Android 2.0 device on a major network in the US is really a big deal because it may start to reduce the fragmentation amongst the crowded smartphone landscape here and possibly across the world.

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Spectrum > Mobile Learning, Libraries, And Technologies: Merck Manuals > Apple iPhone / iPod Touch Apps

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 Merck Manuals > Apple iPhone / iPod Touch Apps The Merck Manual - Home Edition The app provides quick and easy access to the Home Edition’s comprehensive and understandable medical information. Meebo On The Go > Android App / iPhone Web And iPh.

Boom Town: Another win for HTML5. A good thing for mLearning [video]

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Native apps do not behave that way on iOS and Android. An iPhone game is limited to iPhones and iPads; an Android game is limited to Android devices.

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iPhone 3.0, mobile learning and the ID

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The blogs and news feeds have been filled with news from yesterday's Apple's press event during which the iPhone 3.0 There are many learning industry practice leaders who believe that Apple's iPhone has jump-started the long-anticipated adoption of mobile devices, products and services for learning and performance support. His Apple mobile stats are impressive: iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M

New Mobile Augmented Reality browser

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Together with layar.eu, they have created the “Worlds first&# AR-Browser for smartphones. iPhone 3G s anyone? Yes, according to a recent press release the browser will become available for the new iPhone. As of now it is available for the very few Google Android phones. Tags: Mobile Education android augmented reality iphone Mobile Learning netherlands I stumbled upon an interesting article about the Dutch company SPRXmobile.

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

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Articulate for example has gone the native app route for deploying learning projects to tablets and HTML5 for smartphones like the iPhone and the Moto X. The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for!

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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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I have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. How many times do you pick up your smartphone throughout the day?

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mLearning-World.com: 480 x 320 is the new 1024 x 768 (From Clark Quinns Learnlets Blog)

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The iPhone has really raised the bar for mobile web browsing, and most mobile devices will soon have high quality browsing even if the screen remains small. Similarly, the growth area in handhelds are so-called ‘converged’ devices: smartphones or wireless-enabled PDAs.

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

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In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. iPhone) and Android (e.g. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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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. NOTE: While I didn't test it on a Palm Pre, I'd expect it works better there (similar to an Android device)].

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat? Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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and the new Android Support and Sliders – I’m now working on a review of Storyline 2.0 The idea that you can use Camtasia on a Mac to record your iPhone and then add mobile gestures to the recording is very exciting to me and should be to you, too.

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The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

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The idea that most times we reach for the nearest mobile device is absolutely true and as content publishers and developers we need to keep this in mind when developing a mobile strategy: To hear Luke describe how people use digital devices is to confront how promiscuous our relationship with technology has become, “There are scenarios where the laptop is two feet from you but you have your smartphone in your hand.

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5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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The only two devices to do better than the iPads were the iPhone 4s and the iPhone4. You can view the output in any browser that displays HTML5 content, including iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices.

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Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate 6 for iPad Publishing [FAQ]

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What about other screens, like the iPhone, Android smartphones and tablets, and other devices like the Kindle Fire for example?

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Open Standards for m-learning?


If I build for an iPhone, what about Android? As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. How can I ensure that all possible learners benefit from my awesome app?

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CellCast App for BlackBerry 10

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Our team has been involved in mobile learning for enterprise customers for almost a decade now on devices spanning basic feature phones in the beginning (think old Nokia handsets with voice only service) through simple smartphone devices (remember Windows Mobile?)

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.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Several more of the Tier 2/Tier 3 LMS vendors also “tossed their hat in the ring” (or towards it anyway) announcing some way of publishing content so it could appear via a mobile browser on the iPhones , iPads and Android device trying to capture a few of their most “loyal fans” in learning land.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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After years of BlackBerry dominance in the pockets and purses of enterprise personnel, iOS (Apple) and Android -based mobile phones and tablet devices will supplant RIM-supplied smartphones as the primary desired (and likely used) smart devices for mobile learning – at least in North America. Meanwhile, next generation iPads and Android 3.x

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Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

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The range and use of devices from the ipad, tablet, smartphones and android devices has exploded over this period. Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place?

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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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.

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mLearning Testing Tools & Methods

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Finally, the best simulators/emulators are from the device OEMs themselves including RIM/BlackBerry , Google/Android , Nokia/Symbian and Microsoft/WinMo. Mac-based Apple Xcode-based Simulator (for all iPhone & iPod touch device for testing apps) c. Apple iPhone 3G (on ATT) q.

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CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

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We launch with support added to most of our core CellCast Widgets including all Android-based devices, Apple iPhones, iPad and iPod touch media players, BlackBerry devices (running BBOS 4.5 and higher) and smartphones running Windows Mobile v6.1

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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And I am not just talking about the classic iOS vs. Android vs. other argument but the fact that different classes of hardware will start to get into our learning mix too. By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps.

My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

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Blackboard also just introduced a BlackBerry application to work alongside their current Apple iPhone offerings. An Apple iPhone 3G can now be purchased new for US$99 (plus data plan of course) – this sets the price bar at an approachable level for virtually anyone who wants a smartphone and other vendors must cover Apple's bet here too. Pricing for Smartphone Data Plans Decrease.

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Want More People to Download Your Sweet New App? Send it Out Over Text

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You can text out a link to your supporters to make it simple for them to download your app straight to their smartphones. Developing an app is great – but how do you actually get people to download it? One simple and effective way to disseminate your apps is over text message.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

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A typical Use Case for PowerPoint content might include: The fastest growing market is data access/mobile web, with consumers being able to access the internet via their smartphone device.

Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations

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One of the true value propositions of the CellCast Solution platform is the broad reach achieved from basic feature phones on one extreme to advanced smartphone devices on the other. Its simply fascinating to witness a SCORM package built for the desktop/online delivery running on a BlackBerry, iPhone, Android or Windows Mobile device even while on an airplane or out of wireless coverage areas.

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

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We can all expect advances in next generation devices and capabilities from Apple, Google/Android, RIM/BlackBerry, Microsoft, Palm, Nokia and others. Mobile learning projects delivered in established and emerging global markets will outnumber those delivered in North America (USA/Canada) due to greater interest, faster uptake and willingness to leverage mlearning on both basic feature phones as well as advanced smartphones.

eModeration Station » Mobile learning #1: The big picture

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Publishers are starting to produce apps (applications, or programs) which you can download onto your iPhone or Android phone. Tags: mlearning activities android apps devices EFL elearning ESL handheld ideas iphone m-learning mobile smartphone tips

eModeration Station

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Number 5: Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators Another (long!) list, this time of iPhone apps for education across a variety of disciplines. on an e-reader or smartphone) Audio and video podcasts (e.g. Cambridge have put two versions of Murphy’s Grammar in Use onto the iPhone.

mLearning-World.com: Learning with Mobile Devices, Whats the Best Way?- From the eLearning Queen

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The mobile learning device (mp3 player, pda, video player, laptop, smartphone, etc.), Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to. ► 10/05 - 10/12 (1) New mobile platform arrives: Android ► 09/21 - 09/28 (1) mLearning and Geocaching ► 09/14 - 09/21 (2) What we've been up to? Warning ► 07/20 - 07/27 (2) Three Great iPhone Tips Courtesy of eWeek Is Your Training in the Red or in the Green?

Media Encoding Tools for Mobile Learning

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As anyone who works in an environment where "device diversity" is a challenge (where you've got RIM BlackBerrys, Apple iPhones, Android phones, Windows Mobile, Symbian-based smartphones, netbooks, whatever!), My friend and colleague Brent Schlenker posted a Tweet yesterday that both caught my attention and also quickly made the rounds through the SoMe ecosystem which read: Making Video Encoding Easy and Affordable with Encoding.com [link] This is VERY cool!

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mLearning-World.com: Skyscape and Alltel Offer Medical mLearning Solution

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BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare professionals now can access a comprehensive portfolio of trusted medical and nursing references on select smartphones from Alltel Wireless, Americas largest network. For a limited time, Skyscape and Alltel are offering healthcare professionals a 20 percent discount on the purchase of Skyscapes medical and nursing references for smartphones. Use your iPod/iTouch/iPhone to.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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We have been using smartphones in the classroom. Abilene Christian University gave out 2,000 iPhones and iPod Touches to its students and teachers, urging them to "go mobile, go digital." or 56k modems; todays youngest will not consider the iPhone 3GS to be extraordinary.

Living in the 4th Screen - Exploring the use of mobile technology in education and life

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The article specifically mentions the iPhone and apps that are targeted for those in the scientific community. With a seemingly unlimited number of apps available, the iPhone can be quite a handy tool.