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Why Apple Relies on SMS

Mobile Commons

When you think about Apple’s technology, most people imagine sleek space gray laptops, best-in-class smart phones, and wearable technology. But when Apple needs to communicate with its customers, they often still turn to the humble text message. So these customers have the means of leaving, and when Apple sends them a message saying they’re ready, [the messages] are read very quickly.”

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

mLearning Trends

I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure. They can even re-purpose their adopted product tag line too when that time comes (". Thump !

You Can Now Use Apple Pay to Simplify Mobile Donations

Mobile Commons

Now you can make donating to your organization as simple as a tap of the finger – by adding Apple Pay to your online donation forms. Last November, Apple announced they were opening Apple Pay up to non-profits. Blackbaud – makers of Convio Luminate, as well as many others – has made it simple to add an Apple Pay button to your mobile donation pages.

Myths about iOS products

Float Mobile Learning

On his blog, Learning in Hand, teacher and technology specialist Tony Vincent lists a number of common myths about Apple mobile products such as iPads, iPhones, and iPods. (A A similar list [.].

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. In the mobile learning world, however, Apple. Apple is arguably the innovation leader in the. solution because it won’t work on Apple. Apple iOS, Google Android, etc.) began. issues.

The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

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Mobile Products alan kay apple ipad jef raskin olpc prediction tabletHe predicted (and invented) mobile computing, the windowed GUI, and was a pioneer of object oriented programming and social constructivist learning. The iPhone was a significant milestone towards that goal – and some believe the iPad will advance it even further.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple. For those who are technically minded or interested, another video shows how the the 3D production was done. Here are two examples, both involving mobile.

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. You can be sure we will be discussing all of these products in upcoming episodes of our ‘ This Week in mLearning’ Podcast , so please stay tuned. All truly great examples of a Post-PC era. Send to Kindle.

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

mLearning Revolution

Mobile Learning in General – The Mobile revolution waits for no one and much has evolved in the past few months, Apple has bigger phones, that once again challenge everything we knew about designing for 4.7″ Amazon Echo – When I first heard about this new product from Amazon I thought it was a crazy idea but not anymore, I think Amazon is on to something.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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Desktop App Stores — Mac users have downloaded over 100 million apps from Apple’s Mac App Store and Microsoft recently showcased their upcoming Windows 8 Store, which will enable PC users to easily download, install and stay up-to-date with software. Since I cover eLearning tools, I give the edge here to TechSmith, who smartly put their Camtasia product on the Mac App Store.

iPad Apps for Visual Creativity

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While I’m not a massive Apple fanboy, as a graphic designer who has extensively used Wacom graphics tablets for digital sketching and drawing, I can certainly see the advantages of doing freehand creative sketching and drawing using a device like the iPad. Applications Products Tablet apple communications creative design drawing ipad

Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software. You can find out more about it here: [link]. A developer was able to hack Siri to find and play content through media center software.

Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?

mLearning Revolution

One of my favorite lessons from Steve Jobs was that Apple didn’t do much in the way of Focus Groups in order to figure out what their next products would be. Steve believed that most people didn’t even know they needed something until Apple invented it and then wondered how they ever got along without it. While I was tracking the #mLearnCon hashtag on Twitter last week, I saw this tweet from Jay, whom I believe was attending Lasher’s session. I thought about it for some time and decided to write this blog post. In other words, One Size does Not Fit All.

The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

You may have noticed already – mobile platforms (or operating systems) are jostling for larger share of the pie with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android together ruling the market as of now. If you were to implement a mobile learning delivery and management product some of them (like Upside2Go) offer inbuilt authoring tools as well. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

As an Evangelist then, with every new product launch Adobe did, i always asked myself, how can we leverage the new technology in our less known products, and more specifically, how can we get Adobe Captivate involved. I thought not only would this be awesome for people to use, but I also envisioned the tremendous marketing benefits this would create for us. So much for that.

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The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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For example, while the iPad does not require a special app for properly consuming interactive videos, Apple from what I understand does render videos differently on the iPhone and thus why TechSmith made available the Tech Smith Smart Player app on the iPhone in order to provide a full and consistent experience across devices. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

That said, interest in the various products and sessions and “morning buzz” gatherings that related to mobile all seemed well attended and topical. Finally, I had a chance to see one of NexLearn’s simulations – normally a Flash-based deliverable – running on an Apple iPad tablet using a new new delivery format they are working on. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. Check it out here.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. The podcast makes the point that Adobe Flash, once a standard for viewing animation and video, is becoming obsolete mainly because Apple decided not to support Flash on its mobile devices. Imagine one day Apple decides to block all Google products (i.e. Let me provide a little context. When it comes to mobile devices, there are currently a handful of manufacturers that produce devices that mainly run one of two mobile operating systems. How about Flash on iOS?

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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Actually there were two mLearning winners as the mobile learning project BBC Janala , also for learning English, won the Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segment category. My disappointments included: Apple, although the winner of the device of the year with the iPhone 4, was noticeably absent (although this is expected from Apple as they just do not participate in such conferences.) Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The U.S.

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Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. The podcast makes the point that Adobe Flash, once a standard for viewing animation and video, is becoming obsolete mainly because Apple decided not to support Flash on its mobile devices. Imagine one day Apple decides to block all Google products (i.e. Let me provide a little context. When it comes to mobile devices, there are currently a handful of manufacturers that produce devices that mainly run one of two mobile operating systems. How about Flash on iOS?

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

While most users wouldn’t pay attention to this, I have spent the majority of my professional career in the world of Technical Communications, so I’m always interested in seeing what companies are doing in the area of Online Help to aid their users in familiarizing themselves with any product. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. Once I got used to it, it was OK. update. The Apps.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions. The adoption of tablets, initiated by Apple’s iPad but closely followed by several others, proved to be a true driver for enterprise mobility in general and mobile learning is a real beneficiary of this trend. a.k.a. Prediction #2. Bullseye!

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Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

Since my focus is on vendors who develop eLearning tools, almost every day I’m going to the Apple App store on my iPad looking for apps from these companies. My point is that not too long from now, we will be recording and editing app simulations like we do today on the desktop using products like Adobe Captivate, the question is who is going to bring these mobile apps to us.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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. devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Pad/Tablet Use Explodes !

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Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]

mLearning Revolution

Microsoft is ahead of the game here with Windows 8 and while Apple is famous for saying that they will never make a MacBook or an iMac with touch, it’s worth noting that they have said that many time of other things and eventually have done it, so I do believe the same will happen with touch-enabled Mac laptops and desktops. Touch-enabled laptops and desktops are game-changers.

Best tools for cross platform app development

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Developing code once (like “native”) but deploying across apple / android / blackberry (like “web apps”). The native app developers get better performance and integration, while the web app developers get broader reach and better standardisation In the middle of this debate are a growing team of developers championing a hybrid of these two positions. We have hope you find it useful.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

The reasons will be plentiful but largely driven by better/cheaper/more ubiquitous technologies and everyone’s acceptance of the fact we all use our phones (tablets, et al) to improve both personal and business communications and to be more productive. Apple’s iPad will continue to be the market leader in 2012 though a collection of tablet devices based on Android (in older Honeycomb to newer Ice Cream Sandwich flavors), Microsoft Windows 8 and possibly even RIM’s PlayBook 2.0 So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Summary.

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4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About

mLearning Revolution

That number turned out to be greater than the amount of revenue earned on the entire Surface product line. James points out that attaching peripherals to Windows 8 tablets, such as a 1T portable hard drive, is one of the advantages, as compared to Apple tablets and Android tablets, that do not come with USB ports. I am back and looking forward to more great mobile conversations.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But. Bullseye.

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Will You Mini? 1st thoughts on the new iPad by a teacher

uLearning Blog

So the much awaited entry by Apple into the smaller tablet space has now been announced. It does look, just like with the iPhone5, to be an amazing feat of engineering in regards to its fit and finish etc, areas that often set Apple products apart and for which people are prepared to choose time and again. You can as usual get all the details immediately at Apple.com.

My First 10 Screenr Video Tips and how other Screencasters use the Service

mLearning Revolution

Since posting 10 Things I love about Screenr.com , I have been recording my own screencasts almost daily as a way to stay creative by sharing tips on some of my favorite utilities, apps and browser extensions that help me stay productive. How to add interactive image galleries to eBooks in Apple iBooks Author. Cathy Rodriguez. It’s a treat! OpenSesame. I love Screenr too!

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

It took no longer than the end of January for new product announcements to be made by two of the leading authoring tool vendors who are now offering both Flash and HTML5 course publication output options to instructional designers using their respective applications. I got to play around with some early content samples and found their mobile packaging to be clean, flexible and very well structured for playback on compatible mobile devices based on Apple's iOS or on Android-based mobiles or tablets. Moreover, we really like what we see in their "version 1.0"

In Praise of “The New iPad 4G HD 3”

mLearning Trends

Yesterday was a banner day in the tech biz as Apple unveiled their third generation tablet device to an eager audience and overall market. Apple’s much admired/discussed ability to keep mum on new products and features notwithstanding, the actual device they’ve released is largely a reflection of what the market and consumers hoped for and expected and includes the following key features: High-rez retina display (2048x1536 with 3.1 Will this latest iteration of the iPad prove to be as revolutionary as the original iPad or the iPad2 on the learning industry?

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

According to Phys.org, Apple’s iPhone line leads this trend, even the budget-friendly iPhone 5C. The resulting product was dubbed as Milao (Greek word for “to communicate”), which will be used by university curriculums for beginner’s courses. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Voice Recognition Technology. Smarphone Widgets. Smartphone case for language-challenged students.

The Nexus 7: first thoughts for Education

uLearning Blog

So Google has now personally joined the other big PostPC device makers (Amazon, Microsoft and of course Apple) in creating a dedicated tablet device designed to serve those consumers who choose their particular operating and media eco-systems. As it seems to strike a better balance between being a media consumption platform and a productive #PostPC device than the Kindle Fire and Nook devices do for the same price, this may turn out to be true for education worldwide. But what will it mean for education? https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb. id=nexus_7_8gb.

mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

For those of us with the means and the desire, the choices are plentiful and reasonable in most markets and the up-trending Bring Your Own Device movement is starting to influence IT departments to allow newer Apple iOS , Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone7 devices to coexist on the highly restricted/locked down networks IT has operated in the past. Tablets devices are all the rage at CES as vendors from across the world all seek to cash in on Apple’s success with their iPad. Better Devices. Way Faster Networks.

Another Tablet Computer – Blackberry Playbook

Upside Learning

Now, they’ve gone ahead officially revealed the product and begun the marketing blitz. As a contrast to the Apple iPad, this browser supports Flash. Tags: Future Learning Mobile Learning apple ipad Blackberry Playbook Tablet Computers Tablet Interface It’s been in the rumor mill for some months and was confirmed by Blackberry only recently.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

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There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning. With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.

Report: Sydney AUC iPhone SDK Workshop

mLearning

There has been considerable activity at the University of Canberra with the implementation of Apple-based systems for supporting teaching and learning. With that in mind, I applied for one of the Apple University Consortium (AUC) scholarships to attend last week’s iPhone Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) Workshops in Sydney, and was delighted to be accepted.