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

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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.” The post SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts appeared first on Mobile Commons. It’s also set to be a massive stage for SMS messaging.

How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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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. By using SMS alerts to broadcasting urgent information to Sierra Leone’s citizens, text messaging is helping curb the spread of the Ebola virus with clear and immediate health information.

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

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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. How Sweden’s blood banks use text messaging to engage donors.

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. Smartphone Applications. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Voice Recognition Technology. Smarphone Widgets.

How To Leverage Mobile For Effective Performance Support

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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

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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. Enterprise Mobility. Many predictions for 2013 include the rise of enterprise mobility.

Problems Faced By Miners Made Easier With Mobile Learning Applications

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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

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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

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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. There is no single correct approach to rapid prototyping mobile applications.

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

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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

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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

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– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. 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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9 Ways Smart Glasses Can Increase Employee Productivity

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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. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices augmented reality enterprise mobile learning Epson Moverio Google Glass ODG R-6 smart glasses workplace performance

Free M-Learning Applications

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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. A prolific developer of mobile applications, Tea Vui Huang, provides the tools he develops for free via his website; and many of his applications are either very useful for education, or are made-for-education.

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

mLearning Revolution

My advice is to resist the temptation and instead try and reimagine what your existing courses need to look like on mobile, considering the context in which people use mobile devices, plus all the sensor superpowers built into mobile devices, and then go out and look for the right tools and technologies that will help you bring your ideas to life. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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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. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. The Articulate Community. But of course, there’s a lot more. Conclusion.

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

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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. One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy. Send to Kindle.

Infographics for Social Media

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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. Even more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. Mark Horton, Socialcast ). elliance.com.

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

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Some features mark a significant departure from Twitter functionality, however, that make this an app “designed specifically for learning” The first unique feature is the organization of posts by categories, such as Physics, Basketball, Application Design, and, my personal favourite, Homebrewing (containing one lonely post at the time this article was written – thanks Chad).

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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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. Mobile devices could be helpful in generating meaningful location-based data/content through your staff.

The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

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

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Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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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. Mobile learning will help organizations to leverage the BYOD trend to distribute ‘ just-in-time’ training snippets that are both targeted and tracked. What makes BYOD popular? Why are organizations apprehensive?

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? We have been dabbling in electronic access to patient information here in Canada. link].

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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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. Another instance and application of mobile learning and performance support! An engineer working on servers in data centre accessing help via a tablet device.

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. &#. This is the kind of initiative that can really help drive research and growth in the field of mobile learning. To read the press release, click here

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

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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. Springer, 2010). It will appeal only to other academics. It is an enjoyable book to read.

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

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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. Acrobat.com) with Adobe Captivate 5 as a lightweight Learning Management System (LMS) for publishing and tracking Learners’ Quiz Results. The only thing you will need to participate is your free Adobe ID and password.

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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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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. Mobile device based follow-up could increase retention and aid application of knowledge and skills.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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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. Claro comes complete with layout themes to get you started quickly, and a robust set of in-tool authoring features to help you create mobile learning courses. percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US.

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. I actually got to check out the new Storyline application from Articulate running in pre-beta form this past week and it is impressive and promising on many fronts. Check it out here.

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). To increase eLearning uptake and use ‘down’ time spent on planes, trains, waiting at airports and train stations or just free time (most applicable to senior executives).

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

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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. 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. PM on 21st June. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning?

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

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The Online Help. 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. update. The Hardware. Summary.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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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. Mobile learning is in the air. We realize most of what we discuss with prospects is on our blog already.

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.” An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. The device also has phone functionality.

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

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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. Consult the “Defining the MLDP Target Audience” diagram below to determine how the MLDP could help you.

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. Easy, Adobe acquired PhoneGap, which I would argue is one of the most solid HTML5 app platforms that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and even gain access to APIs and app stores. That’s it. True mLearning a la Dreamweaver CS6.

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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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. That involves adapting to situations and regularly updating strategies, structures and processes.

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

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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. Great news, our Podcast is now live on iTunes and you can subscribe HERE. Creating a universal and multifaceted learning experience. Send to Kindle.