Global Mobile Awards

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An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world.

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

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I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. Any mobile learning solution that we design needs to be easy to use even when our target audience is on the move.

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

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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.

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

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design. 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. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

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Billion global Internet users, which is a 8% year over year growth. I think that the next big thing we need to re-imagine is how we design learning for multiple screens and not just e-Learning for the traditional desktop and laptop.

2014: A year in review

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Strategic advisor to Project Literacy , Pearson’s 5-year global social impact campaign, launched in Sept 2014, that aims to support literacy develop in a mobile age.

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. They have been physically embodied from the beginning, and the nuances of learning in that space may be exploited with the design of various types of augmented reality learning.


Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. Look at how the interface design will support touch screen navigation and finger-tip controls.

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Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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The ability to identify and capture this advantage is second only to retaining it, which, in the ever-changing landscape of globalization, shrinking markets and the shifting sands of technology is challenging to say the least!

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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of global workforce. This is already having an impact on the way we design and manage work itself and is bound to impact the training domain as well. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

Refugee education – your weekend long reads

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The surge in global refugees has had devastating effects on the education of affected children. Stand out recommendations are to Improve collaboration and develop innovative partnerships and Adopt user-centred design and empowering approaches.

The evolution of corporate mobile learning

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A great article from Caroline Avey via CLO Media: The challenges for today’s CLOs are more complex than ever: They are required not only to demonstrate clear value and business relevance for their learning strategy on a global stage, but also their ability to link learning and performance programs directly to the goals of their organization, despite constraints in time, budget and talent.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. Global issues on mLearning. The second edition of MobiMOOC starts next month.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


Social networking sites provide platforms for student creativity by enabling them to design projects using words, music, photos, and videos. They propose some solid guiding principles, which any enlightened teacher would share: Education should prepare students to be active, constructive participants in a global society. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies.

Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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Since that time, I have become more aware of other mobile learning initiatives in Canada, especially being part of the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU). The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) has the “Taking Ontario Mobile” (TOM) project, which is researching the state of mobile computing, including mobile learning, and its prospects in Ontario.

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Wikipedia Zero launches in India!


We haven''t been able to test the difference is between the "m" and the "zero" sites, but believe that "zero" has no images at all, and is even faster, with a more minimalist design to perform better on low end devices and slow connections.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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I feel the time is just around the corner than “Publish to HTML5” options appear within the leading content authoring tools making it easier to design, generate and support compelling interactions and animations without needing a Flash Player on-board the device. a.k.a.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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devices – each with tens of thousands of available apps – will help fuel continued adoption of Apple and Google-designed tablets in the learning space. I feel the time is just around the corner than “Publish to HTML5” options appear within the leading content authoring tools making it easier to design, generate and support compelling interactions and animations without needing a Flash Player onboard the device.

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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Over the past year, Fission Strategy has been working with the Global Teacher Prize , dubbed as the “Nobel Prize of teaching,” to build their online infrastructure and reach out to teachers and communities around the world. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy. Elliot Masies Learning 2007 Conference

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Learning 2007 is the annual global gathering of learning professionals focused on Learning Changes!

Open Standards for m-learning?


If you want to see this in action, download our Global MedAid app from your local app store. (it it was made for the and includes a fairly weighty 40Mb of media, and content) The screens above are from Global MedAid.

Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning | Instructional Design Fusions

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Also, identical codes become associated with the same information, so identical barcodes distributed globally will have the same multiple bits of information attached to them.

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Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?


I have recently joined Qualcomm to set up our Mobile Learning Lab - an awesome opportunity to help shape the future of mobile learning, together with the global reach to make a difference to many learners across the world.

How SMS Saves Money in Mobile Marketing

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Did you know that half the global population will own a smartphone by 2017? Mobile apps take a long time to design and are often poorly built. To companies invested in mobile marketing, this statistic sounds like a win-win.

Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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The guide was designed to share the CDC’s insights into how to create effective outreach across social media – Facebook, Twitter, and SMS. It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health.

Oxfam Uses Text Messages to Turn a Powerful Event into an Ongoing Commitment

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. The banquets are designed to simulate global income inequality by inviting attendees to draw a ticket at random, and eat a meal that corresponds to that ticket’s description.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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The global mHealth market, meanwhile—a category that includes mobile health solutions like wearables, telemedicine, mobile apps, and text messaging—is projected to reach $10.2 The wearables market is vast and growing fast, but the best in this class are still in the design stage.

Embracing Mobile To Educate For Tomorrow | MobileBehavior

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Schools are slowly beginning to realize that the future lies in mobile communication and utility; instead of building resistance, they are opting to design curricula supporting it, preparing todays youth for a designed tomorrow.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

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Like many technologies, augmented reality can be layered with other technologies like social networks, global positioning systems and search technologies, to provide an extremely rich interactive experience for a learner without that learner ever needing to type on a keyboard or use a mouse. . The integration of innovative technology in learning has always been a goal of educators.

Serious game play for learning analytics

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The Department of Design, a collaboration between the Netherlands and South Africa, recently held a Serious Gaming Festival to explore how this field can impact planning, idea generation and collaboration.

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

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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.

Digital for Development Roundup

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There are some great insights and lessons learned in designing for low-literate users. The recently released UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report tracks progress towards achieving SDG4 on education, including indicator 4.4.1: Designing for the “oral” segment.

iPods in Education Part 12: Customized Learning Using Apps

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Hence the pedagogical ideologies of Univeral Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction. With Wi-Fi enabled devices such as the iPod Touch, communication can now be global. There has been a gap of several months since I last shared ideas in the form of a blog post on the topic of using iPods in Education.

February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce - Upside Learning , February 21, 2011 What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design - Upside Learning , February 25, 2011 What Is Mobile Learning?

Lessons Learned From WeChat’s Dominance in China

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As of December 2015, it boasts 650 million monthly active users globally. Rather than focusing on creating elaborately designed apps or social sharing capabilities, the most basic and successful strategy to engage users is to use a simple chat-based interface.

Going Mobile: Debating and Using Cellphones in School - The Learning Network Blog -

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And because it reaches so many people, because it is always with you, because it is cheap and sharable and easily repaired, the cellphone has opened a new frontier of global innovation. Why is the cellphone seen as a “new frontier of global innovation”?

Fake News – Weekend Long Reads

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The scale with which “ alternative facts “, untruths and blatant lies can be created and spread — by people and algorithms — can, for the first time ever, threaten democracy and social cohesion at a global scale.

September Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning September 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Reusing eLearning material (OER) from other sources or not, asks UNESCO.

Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support

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The Sierra Club used a recent speech about climate change by President Obama to engage their base with an SMS campaign designed to create a telling image of national support for the President’s “bold climate plan.”. It is also important in the war against global warming.