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

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Granted, the iPad accounts for 91% of all tablet web traffic and that statistic alone is compelling enough to make you want to focus your entire learning development efforts on just this tablet, however as you think about your own mLearning strategy, I strongly encourage you to think instead about the multiscreen world we live in and develop for it. Send to Kindle.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

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When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. iPhone will not be THE device to target. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Mobile OS SalesIn a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today. Source: Gartner April 2011.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

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When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist. They are good to consider when taking on that app development assignment. Unlike other software applications, companies cannot spend months on development and deployment, speed is of the essence. This can easily accomplished with a simple interface to the system.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

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I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular. There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. Let me provide a little context.

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

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. dissemination of the past, these devices are often being introduced in the workplace. do we take advantage of these devices to deploy learning content and how do we. devices? devices.

Goldilocks and the Three Mobile Devices

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The Unique Affordances of Mobile Learning

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With more than 20 unique affordances, mobile learning designers and developers should work toward understanding the potentially complex possibilities available to them. Mobile Development Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy cloud storage geolocation instructional design learning technologies mobile affordances mobile device cameras mobile device sensors

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

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Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. Now in 2013, not only has the use of mobile devices become much more widespread both in schools and society at large, but the attitudes toward the use of mobile devices for learning has changed. They need to augment their ideas.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 6 – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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Tips for developing a BYOD strategy. 8- What does this mean to eLearning developers? 9- Webinar “ Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. 1- Highlights of the week. a- Facebook went public. b- Some comments on #Talktech and its interesting approach to Twitter chats. c- Next week, a team from Project Tin Can will be the first guests of “This Week in mLearning.”. d- Comments and reactions after Articulate Storyline review. 2- BYOD or consumerization of IT: Origins. 3- Benefits and drawbacks of this trend. 4- BYOD and social media within organizations. What Works?

SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices

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Recently we’ve made the UpsideLMS compatible to mobile devices and also launched a new version – UpsideLMS Version 4.0. While ensuring compliance, we encountered some interesting issues in the implementation of SCORM and found very little help online about implementing SCORM for mobile devices. Mobile devices have limitations: - Screen size. Each mobile device has different configurations and it is always better to identify the device requesting content before rendering the HTML content. Have you tried to get SCORM working on mobile devices?

Future of Mobile Learning - an interview with Geoff Stead


Qualcomm develops an open source toolkit called Gimbal that lets you extend these to inside a building too. We placed small Bluetooth LE beacons (similar to iBeacon) around the museum, and developed an app that allows visitors to get extra information on their phones as they walk around the exhibits. See for more details. Q: As we know, m-learning is not e-learning on a mobile device. app development Augmented Reality future devices trends What''s the future of mobile learning?

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Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

The Mobile Learner

In the first post of this series on mobile devices and 21st century skills, I focused in the use of mobile devices in developing communication skills. We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Therefore, knowledge construction is about a change in focus from knowledge attainment to skill development. Similar to what is stated above, mobile devices can easily support information attainment by allowing students to access information online. Alternatively, one could access the knowledge of an expert.

Training Plan For iPhone Application Development

Upside Learning

Right now, everyone wants to develop applications for mobile devices and in particular for the iPhone, as it has changed the way we look at mobile devices. There is lots of material available about iPhone development on the web but very little about how to go about it. While working on IPhone development I have collected some links and we thought of creating a training plan for iPhone development for other Upsiders. The training plan below, assumes that you'll have the following skills to speed your iPhone development: Knowledge of C/C++/Java.

Youth, Work, Mobiles and Poverty: everything you need to know


They are also unemployed, under-resourced, and working hard to put things right If you are interested in youth workforce development, and the empowering opportunities of mobile, I''d encourage you to look at the brand new Mobiles for Youth Workforce Development (mYWD) Landscape Review. Are there any research findings that show the impact of mobiles on youth workforce development?

9 Tips For Converting Content to Mobile Using Adobe Captivate

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Chad Udell explains how to optimize converting eLearning for a mobile device using Adobe Captivate. Mobile Development User Experience Adobe Captivate audio conversion eLearning javascript optimization

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

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While Articulate continues to make small, trivial improvements to their apps, sadly most with emphasis on the old, traditional eLearning, Adobe has been working hard on innovating and solving big problems, that truly matter in today’s multi-screen and multi-device world. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. What a difference three short years make in technology. Conclusion.

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5 Views of the Future of Mobile Learning

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It is notoriously hard to predict the future of anything, but predicting technology trends can be done if you look for products and services already in development. That means digging for innovations, inventions and ideas that have been already developed in the past 3-5 years, and assessing their potential growth. Some are clearly pushing the envelope more than others.

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Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices #Slide2learn #ADEdu

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Adobe announces end of development for Flash on mobile devices. Great comments here from John Gruber as usual: [link]. Posted via email from Jonathan Nalder. uLearning

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!


Wikipedia Zero - an ambitious project aiming to bring free access to Wikipedia to all developing countries - has signed it''s first deal in India. This is also great news for the developing world at large. open source mUbuntu India m4d digital divide innovation developing world born mobile south africa free resources This in turn, helped generate huge online interest.

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

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This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. 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. The more devices you have for testing, the better.

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Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone. While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone into a musical device to create music as well. This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device. The video below profiles experiments being conducted at Stanford University in using a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPod Touch to create a mobile phone orchestra.

Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

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This is all good for us as mobile learning technologists, designers and developers. And since employees are most likely to have their mobile device with them at all times, their situational awareness would be improved by using your application on their device. Enterprise Mobility. Many predictions for 2013 include the rise of enterprise mobility.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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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. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Adobe Edge Animate.

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Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

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One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.,

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On mobiles for teacher development and edutainment: Interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa

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The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I Uncategorized mlearning mobile learning mobile phones mobile phones mlearning teacher development teachers yozaBelow is an interview by Russell Southwood of Balancing Act Africa on mobile learning in Africa. The interview has two parts: the first video is about how mobile learning can tackle the global teacher shortage and the impact of mobile learning on the education system.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

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Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Mobile devices are slowly gearing up to be media consumption devices, but it is still important to note they have small screens and are given short and limited attention by users. Have a target device, allow for graceful degradation. Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Content pull? Collaboration?

The “m” in mLearning means More

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And it’s always the same challenges, what are we going to do with our existing eLearning since Adobe Flash doesn’t work on iOS devices? 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. Send to Kindle.

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

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In the early days of mobile, many companies tried to cater to their mobile users by creating two versions of their web site, one for desktop users and a lighter, less powerful mobile version for users coming to their site using a mobile device. “ Smart multi-device design needs to be fluid in the way water is, whatever container you put water into, water becomes that container.

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

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Develop the right mindset needed to design for a multiscreen ecosystem. Examples and Demos of these Tools on iOS and Android devices. After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? You will immediately benefit from all of this in a one 6-hr session.

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. mobile devices per capita. Again the experience was likely not a very good one. Conclusion.

Mobile Usage Among The Youth

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Some critical insights from the report: Young adults choose their own devices ; only 16% of the sample reported that parents selected the phones for them. In the age group 15-24, price is a key driver in device selection. Mobile Learning mLearning mLearning Development Mobile Learning Technology Mobile Technology Mobile TrendsYou can download the report here.

mLearning Developing while Mobile

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Most of my mLearning friends are undoubtedly aware, but there is a great tool for developing learning content while mobile. Google Docs has an advantage that you can append an existing document from any device at any time. Google Docs are available on mobile browsers. I have found in my adventure drafting my first book on mLearning , that inspiration can happen anywhere, at anytime. I caught myself recently in a restaurant waiting for my order with a thought about something to look into. I'll post more on this later. My sushi is almost ready. learing +2.0 mLearning Google

Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

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Using Mobile Devices and Gaming as a Means of Building Vocabulary. GPS Navigation and Tracking Device. Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Most of the articles are on mobile learning. Nevena Mileva). Kwang B Lee).

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc. Practical, affordable and exciting devices available to enable learning on mobile. Devices getting faster and better, with increasing memory and storage capacity making it possible for complex applications to reside on devices.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

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. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. I believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.

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…and the App was Good.

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What if I told you there was an app that has been installed on one out of every 17 iPhones, iPads and Android devices, downloaded more than 34 million times [.]. Android Apps BlackBerry iOS Mobile Development User Experience WebOS Bible case study

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Audience profile: How do your learners use their mobile devices? Decide on Devices & Platforms to Support. Built on these varied platforms are an even larger number of different devices and a large proportion amongst them do not use any operating system. You should expect mobile devices from 3.5” Chose Delivery/Development Models. Establish the Need.

Mobile learning in Iceland


They were using mobile devices and content sent over from our office in the UK, but then blended by them into a 5 week programme delivered in Iceland. pedagogy mobile development EFL work-based ESOL TEFL on the roadTour bus drivers in Iceland are using our mobile learning to improve their English language skills. I loved it. Iceland is awesome. Waterfalls. Geysers. Volcanoes.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. The way I see it, if Apple had embraced Flash on iOS devices, all of us in eLearning would have been in a very comfortable situation and would have simply kept doing what we were doing publishing to Flash and called it a day. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. Let me explain. But what about the experience for mobile users?

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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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However unlike some people who think that things like the price tag of a mobile device or its battery are holding mobile learning back from full adoption, I’m convinced technology has little to do with what’s holding us back from crossing the chasm. vision. Mobile Challenges. Every new computing paradigm has challenges and the new mobile revolution is no different.