Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

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As content developers, our mission is to make sure our stuff will be accessible by our audiences from any of these screens and in ways that provide a great experience on each one of these many screens.

5 Rapid-Fire Tips For Effective Mobile Learning Development

Float Mobile Learning

View this post and slide deck to learn more about how you can develop your future applications in the mobile enterprise. Conferences Mobile Development Mobile Strategy User Experience mLearnCon Online Learning Conference UI user-centered design UX

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JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications.

Rapid Prototyping for Mobile Learning Applications – I

Upside Learning

Storyboards were (are) ideal for serving as references for development of multimedia content. However as we started development on mobile learning applications, the game changed drastically. Storyboards were sorely inadequate to describe application features and states. Mobile applications include myriad ways to present features, offer a variety of interaction types and combinations of those, making it very different.

A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

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One such project I was a part of recently, was developing a ‘ Mobile Learning Decision Path, ‘ which was produced by Adayana Government Group in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO).

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications – II

Upside Learning

As I mentioned in my last post about Rapid Prototyping mobile apps , I’ll be discussing levels of fidelity and how you could determine which level works for your mobile application design project. When considering prototyping, think of the aspects of the applications that you’d typically want to model. To my mind there are three: Visual – how the application will look –an application’s look and feel is important, and is the one aspect that clients and stakeholders notice.

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications – III

Upside Learning

In this, my last post in the series (continuing from Part I and Part II ), I explore what questions we’ve been asking when considering rapid prototyping tools (not just purely for mobile applications) and what we’ve learnt from it. You’ll certainly want to ask some questions before investing a rapid prototyping tool for mobile applications. Lastly, a prototype doesn’t really need to include every bell and whistle the application might possibly have.

5 Rapid-Fire Tips For Effective Mobile Learning Development

Float Mobile Learning

View this post and slide deck to learn more about how you can develop your future applications in the mobile enterprise. Conferences Mobile Development Mobile Strategy User Experience mLearnCon Online Learning Conference UI user-centered design ux

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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A key competitive advantage the Captivate team has always had, is access to a wealth of innovations developed by the rest of the company, especially those by the Adobe Creative teams. What a difference three short years make in technology.

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Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

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One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. via Mobile App or Mobile Website Development?

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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Make sure to KISS, demand low information density – whether it’s an application, or a content look-up, the need to keep is simple straightforward is very important given the context of use. Native application. Vs web application.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad.

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

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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. The bottom line is that it’s tough (if not impossible) to develop for mobile users if you are not an active mobile user yourself.

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Apple announcement is excellent news for cross-platform app developers!


The big news of the moment amongst App developers, is the surprise announcement by Apple that they are relaxing some key restrictions on how Apps can be made. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.

Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

Mobile Learning Edge

Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Most of the articles are on mobile learning.

Free M-Learning Applications


It’s fantastic for students to have access to powerful software tools that help them develop their skills; and it’s even better if the software is free. The developer “gets&# so many of the reasons that mobile phones can be powerful learning tools.

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

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Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. If there’s one thing Articulate knows is helping customers design eLearning and it shows in the way they developed Storyline. Storyline is a standalone application that isn’t built on top of PowerPoint, however if you know how to use PowerPoint you are going to feel comfortable using Storyline.

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Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

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We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. Developing Collective Intelligence with Mobile Technologies. Mobile Application Management/Mobile Device Management. Several members of the Metrix Group team will be presenting at the eLated event on November 22nd.

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Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). It encourages users to develop a record of their learning journey over time, and organizes it for them so they can refer back as need be. A review by Jessica Knox.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

This has been possible due to a variety of factors – better, faster, cheaper smartphones, the advent of tablet computers, and an increasing awareness of the benefits and applicability of mobile learning. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development.

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. I personally happen to think that Adobe’s recent news that they would be stopping further development of Flash on mobile is just the beginning of the end for Flash on Desktop, too.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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This is why I strongly believe the lack of Flash on iOS devices is a blessing in disguise, because it forces us to find new ways of developing learning experiences for mobile users, as well as to embrace new technologies, such as HTML5 and new principles, such as Responsive Web Design and thinking mobile-first. We need to get out of our comfort zone and explore mobile applications and learn about what these apps do well and apply these principles to our mLearning design.

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The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Being able to leverage this user generated content for a variety of learning application is something learning designers will need to master soon. As artificial intelligence develops further, we will probably be seeing more of these in daily life.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Chose Delivery/Development Models. Cross platform development tools may try and resolve this issue but not quite. As argued earlier if that really suits your purpose, go with HTML5, else it is best to develop your elearning in Flash and keep mobile web development separate.

The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

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Easy-to-use triggers, powerful interactive objects as well as slide layers allowed me to create an interactive infographic with a software application that as Tom Kuhlmann describes it, democratizes eLearning.

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Mobile Learning Conferences

Mobile Learning Edge

March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 22-24, 2011 Mobilware2011 : International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems and Applications, 4 th , London, the United Kingdom. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy.

Learning On Tablets At Emirates Airlines

Upside Learning

Emirates is using tablets coupled with custom developed applications as performance support tools for crew-members. It can be quite hard to find examples of tablets being leveraged for performance and learning in the public domain.

Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

Upside Learning

Platform independent development, so can reach a wider range of audience. Faster development and lower maintenance. High end (rich) applications can be developed if HTML5/CSS3 technology is used for development, which also enable use of audio, video and animation within the application.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

We have identified three key aspects of mobile learning that we feel demonstrate how you can use mobile learning to provide an efficient performance-support capability and an integral part of your training, learning and development strategy.

mLearning Demand Is Growing

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 training and development. Pune Layar - The first crowd-sourced Layar for an Indian city – was developed by us.

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Usage Pattern: When people use an application on their Smartphone, it’s most likely that they have a particular task in mind.

Application Section - Confessions of a Committed Technofile

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Home About Discovery Integration Application Learning Travel Contact Mobile Learning Isn’t Just Making Materials Mobile Accessible Today I went to the doctors.

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. See a screen shot of the application on display from the show below.

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?

Here’s how Adobe Captivate 6 could have been a Game-Changer for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

Having said that, when I was watching the unveiling of Adobe’s CS6 and the Creative Cloud I was envisioning how Captivate could not only embrace but also extend the company’s mobile vision, especially as it pertained to developing Learning experiences for multiple screens.

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Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

Upside Learning

Impact On Elearning Developers. As Elearning developers, we need to ensure that our development team members (Instructional Designers, Graphic Designers and Programmers) are more familiar with HTML5 and some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success.

Global Tablet Shipments on Track to Surpass Total PC Shipments by 2015 [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

This naturally bodes well for all who follow the mobile learning revolution, but it also puts enormous pressure on learning designers to develop learning that can be consumed beyond just the desktop computer.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s so much to like about this book on the mobile-first movement, but here are 10 lessons I personally found applicable to all of us in mLearning: Lesson 1: The Future is Mobile and Mobile Learning — Hopefully you aren’t too surprised by this truth but it’s worth mentioning it.

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.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

A good starting point is our blog post – 5 Rapid Authoring Tools to Publish Courses For Your iPads – where we talk about some of the authoring tools that can be used to develop HTML5 courses for iPads.