SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

Mobile Commons

Everything being connected, and a lot of those connections are over internet, but for many applications the communication mechanism between the transponders and the databases is happening over SMS as well.”

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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

Mobile Commons

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone. Other applications of SMS in epidemics.

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How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

Mobile Commons

One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life.

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

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.

How To Leverage Mobile For Effective Performance Support

Float Mobile Learning

Read up on these 3 major components that will help you deliver performance support in the best way possible. Conferences Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Strategy affordances CHAMPIONS context custom mobile applications mobile mobile affordances performance support target audienceDon't push mobile to the back burner yet.

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

My current focus is on building an enterprise application for my company. I like the idea of working on internal applications for a number of reasons. First, enterprise applications can really allow you to focus on the problems you see on an every day basis within your organization.

Problems Faced By Miners Made Easier With Mobile Learning Applications

Float Mobile Learning

A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

Problems Faced By Miners Less Painful With Mobile Learning Applications

Float Mobile Learning

A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

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.

Problems Faced By Heavy Equipment Operators Made Easier With Mobile Learning Applications

Float Mobile Learning

A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

iBreathe, An Innovative Application to Allow Military Men and Women to Relax

mLearning is Good

I’ve never used this application of course, but the idea of it is very cool. This is the type of application offers video to teach learners about breathing techniques to help them relax when confronted with a stressful situation.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad.

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Free M-Learning Applications

mLearning

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.

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

mLearning Revolution

I completely understand why it’s convenient to look at mLearning today and want to assign specific learning tasks to it, such as performance support and job aids for example, but I think it’s too early to start limiting mLearning to just these obvious applications.

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9 Ways Smart Glasses Can Increase Employee Productivity

Float Mobile Learning

Enterprise applications for augmented reality are here, enabling businesses to be more productive. From work site safety to sales, here's how smart glasses can help you.

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

mLearning Revolution

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

mLearning Revolution

In this post I want to share with you a great presentation I found on Slideshare, that inspired me for my workshops, and that helps me make a case for developing a multiscreen mLearning strategy vs. an iPad-only strategy.

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

The fact that organizations can keep records of these informal activities will also help to increase their visibility and importance. A review by Jessica Knox. Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project).

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. Most often it is just made accessible on mobile devices for the staff when they need it to perform – when they are stuck, when they forget something, or need help.

The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

mLearning Revolution

Mayra Aixa Villar: As Instructional Designers, every day, we look for that spark of inspiration that can help us design our next eLearning project.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

However, by using Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) platforms, organizations may be able to manage the security risks posed by BYOD.

Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?

Mobile Learning Edge

It is as applicable to learning professionals as it is health care data caretakers. These technologies, properly secured, are offering healthcare professionals the ability to spend more of their time focused on helping patients and less of their time trying to get the access they need from their limited computing infrastructures.” Two questions: Do you let employees use their personal mobile devices for learning? How do you protect company information on their device?

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

Upside Learning

Mobile learning allows us to provide just-in-time information, knowledge or resources at the “moment of need”, thereby providing valuable performance support and helping to raise our learners knowledge retention ability.

MIT Launches a new Center for Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Edge

MIT has launched a new Center for Mobile Learning that “will focus on the design and study of new mobile technologies and applications, enabling people to learn anywhere anytime with anyone. Research projects will explore location-aware learning applications, mobile sensing and data collection, augmented reality gaming, and other educational uses of mobile technologies. &#.

The Mobile Learner » Beyond Banning: Rules for Classroom Use of Cell Phones

The Mobile Learner

Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn

Mobile Learning Edge

This is why there’s so much talk of performance in this book; mobile learning, if properly implemented, helps people to do their jobs, as well as to learn whatever they want when they want to learn it. The past six months has seen the publication of three new books on mobile learning.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Regardless of whether it’s a pre-class micro-course (5 -10 min) or a post class follow-up in the form of summaries, scenarios that help learner apply some of what they learnt; quizzes (you can even track scores if you wish), mobile devices work perfectly well.

Effectively using Acrobat.com with Adobe Captivate 5 for Tracking Learners’ Quiz Results [Webinar]

mLearning Revolution

There’s absolutely no limit to the number of Learners who can post results and Captivate 5 comes with an AIR application that can help you Analyze the Quiz Results from an eLearning course. UPDATE. In case you missed this eSeminar, the recording is now available here: [link]. This week I’m hosting a webinar on how to use our free Adobe cloud (i.e.

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5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Lectora Inspire can help you to quickly create dynamic video and Flash content as well as transform your e-Learning to HTML5 for mobile delivery. Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio is a cloud-based solution that can help you build mobile learning in a matter of minutes.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Published modules are packaged as SCORM objects and deployed with nominal hiccups for local/disconnected playback via an installed CellCast application on our test iPhones, iPads and Android devices. See a screen shot of the application on display from the show below.

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The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

So while technically it may not be mLearning it is indeed helping mLearning adoption. ”. To supplement eLearning with support material or social/collaborative elements (just-in-time help/reference).

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

Upside Learning

This post will help you understand how and where you can use mLearning, and the possible plan of action you would need to follow to get the most out of this endeavor. Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

If you’re a new to the m-learning space, this post will help you get started with mobile learning. What services will help learners be more productive? Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications – An Example. The other two do provide some help on planning a strategy.

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

The Online Help. This is why I was very pleasantly surprised when I tapped the Help app and found loads of video tutorials for many of the applications included.

Global Mobile Awards

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This category was created “to highlight the rapidly increasing convergence of the mobile and education sectors, and to highlight some of the key areas of genuine innovation in learning initiatives, products, services or applications throughout the world today.”

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

mLearning Revolution

Application of Decision Paths to Sample Projects … 105. created this guide for the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to help instructional designers plan and implement mobile performance support and to repurpose existing learning content for the mobile platform.

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

mLearning Revolution

Take for example how Dreamweaver CS6 is helping web designers develop adaptive layouts for multi-device publishing.

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The organizations of today need to be more agile than ever to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Thinking Mobile-First [Episode 3]

mLearning Revolution

Please let us know your comments by leaving a comment here and thank you in advance for listening and for helping us spread the word about this Podcas on Mobile Learning: Highlights of the week. Learning from other industries and innovations to explore possible applications from an mLearning angle. Welcome to our third episode of our new podcast entitled “ This Week in mLearning. Below is a summary of topics we discussed this week.