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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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How many times do you pick up your smartphone throughout the day? How many times do you reach for your smartphone even when you are in front of a fully capable Mac or PC computer? A Tecmark Survey finds the average user picks up their smartphone 221 times a day?

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Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

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This workshop is a result of months of research on mobile; mobile app design testing for best practices ; countless hours of consulting and lots of learning about design from trial and error. Develop the right mindset needed to design for a multiscreen ecosystem.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. Social networking sites provide platforms for student creativity by enabling them to design projects using words, music, photos, and videos. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies.

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

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Amazing statistic and one that bodes well for all of us in Learning Design, who want to seize the huge potential mobile ubiquity represent for our Industry. It’s entirely possible to dismiss the mobile revolution as a passing fad and, as learning designers do nothing about it.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Many of these were designed and developed before the modern smart. HTML5 gives the learner interactivity and animation, such as: •Swiping to move forward and back between pages •Animations such as flipping animation when the TOC is loaded (on the smartphone.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

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The problem is that it’s easy to make assumptions about the mobile user, we often picture him or her in a rush, trying to get many things done at the same time, all while holding a cup of coffee or a baby with one hand and a smartphone with the other.

The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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Mobile Learning is just the same eLearning shrunk down to fit on smartphone and tablets. However in this short post, I would like to share what I think is the biggest misunderstanding we need to correct in order to have a successful learning design strategy.

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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.

Key Mobile Milestone: Smartphone Sales Exceeded Feature Phones for the First Time [#mLearing]

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We have reached another key milestone in the mobile revolution, which bodes well for everyone involved in Mobile Design and Mobile Learning. 3 Smartphone vendor, overtaking Blackberry.

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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I believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. The days of designing eLearning for the stationary desktop computer are long gone. How do we design for all of these sizes and resolutions?

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7 Free Online Tools for CSS Optimization

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If you truly want to develop learning, or any other type of content that can be viewed on multiple screens, including desktops and laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as future devices, such as Google Glass, the only solid solution is by using Responsive Web Design principles.

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

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Right now, we have the traditional desktop PCs and Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones, but it’s not too early to start thinking also about smart TVs, game consoles and dashboards in cars, and why not the foldable screens of the future. Coherence in Multiscreen Learning Design.

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

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Today’s reality for Learning Design software vendors is simple, if you continue to focus on traditional eLearning design, you are not only doing customers a disservice, you are putting the future of your company at risk, in the way Kodak did when they refused to see a digital future.

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10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. For the learner is yet another app to download to their smartphone and then there’s the issue of installing apps inside certain IT corporations.

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iPhone5 review in 26 words or less

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Smartphones are today’s PCs and give us an idea where tomorrow’s computing may be heading. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••. uLearning design iPhone reviewWhy would I talk about a consumer device like the iPhone here at uLearning Blog?

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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QR codes can be read by specialized scanners, by mobile phones with cameras, and by smartphones. Mobile phones and smartphones require a reader application to display information associated with a QR code, native on some of the newer models of phones.

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. Designing for multiple screens. Designing effective navigation. Android Training is designed for developers looking to refine their apps.

The “m” in mLearning means More

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The screens are too small on smartphones for us to do anything worthwhile, connections on mobile devices aren’t reliable enough, there are too many devices to target all of them, and on and on.

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Daily Mobile Learning Episode 2: The Best UI is No UI

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The idea is that I will pick one awesome article per show, read it and comment on what I read with emphasis on how we can leverage the lessons learned in the world of mobile learning design. Welcome to episode 2 of my new Daily Mobile Learning show on YouTube.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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As for the batteries in our smartphones, they will last longer or better yet, will be replaced all together by solar power technology. In my opinion, this is a big challenge for Instructional Designers everywhere.

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

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Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. We need to design for this truth. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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A Big Week for Smartphones

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Everyone involved in mlearning -- from the learners themselves to the good folks designing and creating the content -- is set to benefit from the flood of positive news and announcements this week coming from both device OEMs and the wireless carriers. Here are a few of the key announcements this week and my take on the overall impact we might expect: Google's Nexus One Device Smartphone Announced. Tags: Apple iSlate smartphones mobile learning Android mlearning CES

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

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billion smartphone users worldwide and counting, mobile web traffic now accounts for 15% and is growing 1.5x We check our smartphones 150x per day. For a while now we have been talking about designing for the ‘ unknown.’

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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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.

Why I disagree with Mark Zuckerberg who claims the iPad isn’t mobile [Poll]

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I strongly believe the iPad is a mobile device and all of us who publish content online should spend some time optimizing our content not only for smartphones, but also for Tablets accordingly and differently from what we offer our desktop readers.

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

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Take for example how Dreamweaver CS6 is helping web designers develop adaptive layouts for multi-device publishing. With these features, Adobe shows thought leadership and stays highly relevant in the Industry by enabling users to embrace principals around Responsive Web Design.

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

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I really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. My point is that all of us in Learning Design, who are starting to design for multiple screens, need to be asking the right questions and the one question in the tweet above is a great question to ask.

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

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Take a video on YouTube or on Vimeo as an example, it works pretty much everywhere, you can watch it on a desktop computer, on a Tablet, a smartphone and even on that flat screen TV in your living room.

Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

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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.

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

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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″

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mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.

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I strongly believe the future of Learning design is about creating learning experiences that reach Learners anywhere and at anytime, but it’s especially about experiences that will adapt to whichever screen is at hand at the time.

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The Promise of True mLearning is a Tough Sell

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Because of this epiphany, I spend quite a bit of time during the mLearning workshops I have been delivering to companies , doing several hands-on exercises, that help learning designers reimagine their current eLearning for the new multiscreen world.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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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. Smartphones showed a massive 63% growth in 2011, to overtake PC sales for the first time in history – Canalys.

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Prof says courses/learning was accelerated #slide2learn - uLearning Blog , May 3, 2011 Glossary III: Rise of the Smartphones - Float Mobile Learning , May 12, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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Worldwide, Samsung probably sells more smartphones than anyone else , Looking into the future – this article predicts that iPads will retain more than 50% of the installed base of all tablets in 2016, but Android and Windows Metro will be the other two dominant platforms.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

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I just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled Microinteractions: Designing with Details. As someone who focuses on mobile learning design for clients, I appreciate the work Articulate is doing around enabling Studio ’13 customers to publish beyond Flash.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Also, when delivering something designed for learning on mobile devices keep the context in mind: How much time will they be able to spare when accessing a particular site/app?

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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As an extension to the classroom and eLearning, the mobile learning component can be designed for a specific purpose or need and here are just some examples of this: Reference materials.

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

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This is why if you are an Instructional Designer and you haven’t paid much attention to mLearning, you need to start now. As Luke says in his book, when designing for the small screen: “there simply isn’t room for anything else.”