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The Future Of Learning Design

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If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Having said that, another challenge confronting instructional designers is to “think outside the classroom” paradigm.

Mobile Commons Enjoys Its Role at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference

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This past June, Mobile Commons was a proud sponsor of the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference that took place in Washington, D.C. How Mobile Commons represented the mobile sector at the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference. One of text messaging’s biggest strengths is its ability to integrate with other channels – be it social media or a nonprofit’s web page.

SMS 11 » The future of social networking – a concept investigation

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The future of social networking – a concept investigation Posted by matt on October 01, 2009 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my blog and get updates either via email or via RSS. Here are some concept designs that myself and ace designer Philip Langley put our heads together to create. It’s an investigation into how social networking may work in the future, focusing on mobile and augmented reality (AR). But you can see how valuable (and scary) this could be when applied to a social networking paradigm. Thanks for visiting! and all.

QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions

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Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← Exploratree: A Metacognition Tool QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Posted on September 26, 2010 by diannerees | 1 Comment QR code for this blog QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of data matrix barcode made up of a pattern of black squares on a white background, with larger squares at three corners.

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

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In putting this list together, I used Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are also popular based on social signals. Tags: Learning Technology Mobile Learning Design Mobile Technology I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Mob Learn.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. It requires a skill-set that includes instructional and media design competencies for mobile device, and interface & user experience design skills. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development. Weaknesses. Threats.

Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight

Mobile Learning Edge

… In 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”

Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey

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UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. That is because it is still complicated. As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. VisionMobile has other interesting reports and maps, as well as an atlas of the mobile industry listing over 1,100 players.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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Social (human) and Machine networks. Being able to leverage this user generated content for a variety of learning application is something learning designers will need to master soon. These will be in addition to the networks humans build using what can only be termed as ‘social technology’. You can find our presentation here. Ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals


The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. 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. In the report, they deal head on with the challenges: The rapid growth in the use of social media and mobile devices has created both a crisis and an opportunity for school leaders. Very impressive!

Reviews for The Mobile Learning Edge

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To date, the reviews have been very positive, and reviewers seem to recognize that the book is aimed at business decision makers, more than instructional designers. Here are the reviews that I have seen so far: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] If you find any that I have missed, please let me know. (GW) WordPress Admin

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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. We strongly believe in simple but still engaging designs, and for that reason, we’re always trying to find creative ideas to present learning content in order to get our message across. Send to Kindle.

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

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I believe Camtasia makes it extremelly easy to add just the right amount of hotspots and quizzes to videos within context, and this is one of the reason why I believe Camtasia 8 is a must-have tool for learning design, especially because I truly believe the future of learning design calls for all of us to hit the soft reset button and embrace simplicity. link]. link]. Welcome back.

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. One reads of digital installations as parts of student social spaces and libraries. 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. These ideas were strengthened in a recent webinar.


May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 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.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Experience suggests that mlearning works best in enhancing the social, informal, just-in-time, and performance support solutions/initiatives. Does your learning strategy include a mix of social, informal, and performance support already? Culture : Is there a culture of sharing, commenting, social learning in your organization? Establish the Need. Ask yourself -.

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

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The mobile revolution brought about an opportunity for us to stop and rethink Learning design in general, and it gave us a reset button in a similar way in which I believe The iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning and also why I believe it still not time to remove the ‘e’ and ‘m’ and all other letters from Learning. link].

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Get Mobile to Implement Mobile Learning

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Listen to their needs before you design your mobile learning program and you’ll get a lot further when you implement it. In an article from Float Mobile Learning , an mLearning firm based in Illinois, Scott McCormick suggests that to really discover what your firm requires in terms of mobile education and support, you have to get mobile yourself. You make some really important points.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

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Social media bigger than ever, and growing. The NMC Horizon Report says that “Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. The segment that showed the most dramatic growth in 2013 was Messaging (Social and Photo sharing included), with over 200% growth. Pearson Labs explain that “over the past two years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not social media should be used in school. Use social media in the classroom.

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

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Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning Posted on September 28, 2010 by diannerees | Leave a comment In my last post , I described instructional strategies for using QR codes, particularly in augmented reality applications. Bookmark the permalink.

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A Mobile Game World

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As a learning designer, it pays to watch what people are doing around me. Almost everyone on my commute who owns a smart-phone is using it for two things: playing games and social networking, or a combination of both – games on social networks, social network features in games. Once or twice a week I commute to the office using public transport.

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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. Search for everything we need just in time, - finding locations/directions instantly, - news, ebooks, sports updates, - social networking, facebook, twitter, - banking & shopping, - face time / video calls. Doing More With Less. Growing Mobile Workforce.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Clark Quinn in his book’ Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organisational Performance’, says “…mLearning should be viewed as augmenting your learning or performance…”, which, for me, captures the soul of mobile learning. The context, then, in which we ‘the learners,’ use mobile learning is critical and a key element in designing meaningful mLearning.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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HTML5 web apps might be ideal for consumer-centric marketing efforts, mobile games and some social tools but these experiences are one-dimensional compared with the full-on, multi-functional mLearning experiences mixing formal and informal interactions, performance tools, ready access to information and experts, gaming systems and more. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. a.k.a.

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5 Reasons why you should join the Articulate Community if you are in eLearning

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I have been reviewing Articulate products and looking for that killer feature that stands out and while there are many, which I will blog about soon, it hit me, it’s not a feature really, it’s the fact that they have the most ‘engaged’ Social community in the Industry. I’m fully convinced that in today’s consumer-driven economy we live in, the companies with the best social communities will win. Social Media tools like Blogs, Forums, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and others are the great equalizers, which level the playing field between companies of any size.

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Content and mobile: Four key considerations

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Now more than ever, despite designing for mobile first, we need to think about the context of use for the different platforms and media. Content is social. There were fears, and to an extent many of us in education are still cautious, about intruding into the social media lives of learners. However, I think that with the rise of social media, the door has opened. Social media is changing the way people interact, present ideas and information, and communicate.” Social media has grown beyond anyone’s expectation. Content is social. Content is back.

Global Mobile Awards

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The system harnesses the potential of today’s 3 major enterprise IT trends – cloud, mobile apps and social– and is perfect for just-in-time training, reinforcement, surveys and updates while helping organizations to leverage mobility by making workers better prepared, informed and empowered. An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards. GSMA 2012 vendor awar

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. Private Social Networks Win Over Public. mLearning Engagements Expand. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment.

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2014: A year in review

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The content is fully curriculum-aligned, levelled for difficulty and based on a solid theoretical framework, while the service includes leaderboards, badges and social network integration. 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. See previous years here.

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

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Here’s a screenshot: The Power button has to be the worst design ever in the history of devices. One final thing about the Playbook browser is that I wish it had a way to ‘Share’ the page you are browsing via e-mail or Twitter or other Social Networks. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. Once I got used to it, it was OK. update. After that, I was up and running.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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2012 will be a pivotal year in the way enterprises must think about designing, producing, delivering and managing their content strategies, and mobility strategies will alter many of our current tool kit and business process choices. Adobe’s move to stop developing Flash Player plug-ins for mobile web browsers set a BIG BALL in motion that quelled the desire for many Instructional Designers to use pure Flash or popular rapid development tools outputting Flash-based content as their unified content delivery strategy. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Summary.

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Designing Good Educational Podcasts | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Designing Good Educational Podcasts 15 06 2006 Andy Ramsden, a Learning Technology Advisor at Bristol University in the UK recently posted up a great guide for educators designing podcasts. It contains a number of practical tips, gathered from practical experience, and is available as a three page downloadable PDF file from his mobile learning blog. Using Twitter in the classroom The iPad and its impact on m-learning. Ubiquette. M-learning device for $60.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

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John agrees and highlights an emerging trend that companies are identifying use case for PCs, tablets, and mobiles separately to design and deliver appropriate content or information. Gimbal – John introduced Qualcomm’s new product Gimbal , which they describe as a social awareness platform. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week.

mLearnCon 2012

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Very similar to what I was thinking , for me, there were three key themes at the conference – learning management – Tin Can API, the inclusion of gamification in learning, and the impact of social networking and large mobile platforms that will dominate computing in the years to come. Social and Mobile. Social and mobile are here to stay. Learning Management. Gamification.

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Upside2Go – Now On BlackBerry!

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Further, with Blackberry having attained a strong foothold in the corporate sector, and Upside2Go being specially designed for the mobile workforce, Upside2Go for BlackBerry was a logical extension in order to increase its relevance to corporate mobile workforce. We launched Upside2Go (for the iPhone) back in February this year. The Story So Far. Why BlackBerry? Features.

Float Mobile Learning Introduces Tappestry for Organizations and Events

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Float Mobile Learning today introduced new features in Tappestry specifically designed for social networking within the enterprise. Android iOS Press Releases Tappestry enterprise social network for learning iPad iPhone iPod Touch learning social network Tappestry for Android Tappestry for iOS Tin Can APIThese new modules allow employees and attendees to share learning and capture productivity data.

Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Learner-Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning 27 09 2006 “ Learner Centric Design of Digital Mobile Learning ,&# [ doc ] [ pdf ] (which I co-authored with my colleague Margaret O’Connell), received the Best Paper Award at Queensland University of Technology’s “Learning on the Move&# conference which I attended yesterday (despite a raging flu!). 3 10 2006 Marg (10:49:22) : Yay! Well done Len! Cheers! Ubiquette.

Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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In the search for a teacher worthy of such an award, Fission Strategy provides campaign support, website and social content design, and outreach strategy and implementation. Oftentimes SMS is the quickest way to connect with your audience, even more directly than social media. The following post was written by our friends at Fission Strategy. Of course you do! The result?

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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True, mobile web app access methods are cheaper to design and deliver in multi-device mobile environments but the feature set still remains limited with respect to things like access to core device features (camera, accelerometer), device security, offline access and experience customization. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream.

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Mobile Solutions for Corporate Sectors - EduTek n Social Media Advisor

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EduTek n Social Media Advisor In this blog, Dr.Kumuda Gururao will be providing information related to following categories:• Elearning / Social Media Technologies• Internet / Online Marketing / Search Engines• Business Analytics, Business Intelligence• Education 3.0 / Web 3.0 You are digitally distinct! Getting feedback about the service offered. Allows imparting training w.r.t