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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.

Top m-learning reports of 2012

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With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! So much for the meaty reports … for more current news, there are some great developer teams (like ours!) resources global books free resources top tips reportsFiltering out the best, so you don’t have to!

Wikipedia Zero launches in India!

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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.

Wave Riding Theory - a fresh look at learning technology adoption

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The mobiMOOC attendees certainly thought so, encouraging me to do this post, and proceeding to work with us to develop their own top tips for m-learning practitioners I hope you find them useful! Is there a gap between mobile learning theory, and practice?

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

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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. 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.

Open Standards for m-learning?

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As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. If you want to see this in action, download our Global MedAid app from your local app store. (it

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

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This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are You Targeting?

Mobile Learning Conferences

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March 10-12, 2011 Mobile Learning 2011, sponsored by International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), Avila, Spain. June 13-15, 2010 Global Mobility Roundtable (GMR 2010), 9 th , Athens, Greece. July 20-22, 2011 International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Wireless Applications and Computing , Rome, Italy.

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.

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. It’s already true for some developing countries like India, where a majority of people access internet from mobiles only. Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now.

2014: A year in review

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I joined Pearson South Africa ‘s Innovation Lab as head of mobile, with the following milestones under the belt: Developed the 3-year mobile learning strategy for the company. I made the move purposefully to learn and to develop a business perspective on the mobile learning field.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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MobiMOOC2012 will be a forum of various learning activities intended for interactive exchange of information, knowledge, latest technical developments in mobile learning. Global issues on mLearning. Mobiles for development (m4d/ICT4D).

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. There was really no other focus on mobile learning at the conference other than an invitation only mLearning Convening Session hosted by the GSMA Development Fund and an open mLearning Business Breakfast hosted by the same organization. Over my career I have become a technology "conference veteran" beginning with Comdex in the 80’s.

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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. Easy with multimedia: There is a cost associated with the development and access of such content. ?

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

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With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. In Saudi Arabia, global economic competition has had a major impact on the development of large scale ICT educational projects.

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. Or would it make better sense to develop a new, (perhaps more contemporary?)

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Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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In this context you’ll find these posts interesting too: Mobile Learning – What it Can Do For a Global Workforce? The third post has links to few of our other posts that focus on m-learning development tools and tips. Mobile learning is in the air.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

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If you don’t use one of the two major platforms, it’s unlikely developers will spend the time and resources to build an app. We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open.

Industry Forecast

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With the increased use of technology in all education and training and the increased use of mobile phones globally, it makes less sense than ever to talk about e-learning and m-learning. We’ll see a flood of enterprise-level mobile apps developed. Yesterday, eLearn Magazine published its annual list of predictions for 2011.

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Mobile Learning in Canada: an Update

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Spongelab Interactive - developer of mobile learning materials for the school system. is working with the University of British Columbia on a Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Content Management System “for audio and voicemail based learning” It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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Apple’s insistence on never wanting to support Flash content on iOS devices will drive innovation across the authoring tool market that is sure to benefit everyone in the Training & Development field. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

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Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

If you don’t use one of the two major platforms, it’s unlikely developers will spend the time and resources to build an app. We will have to see where the debate on net neutrality goes and only hope that, for the sake of learning and social development, that access to the Internet, what some call the new ‘global brain’, remains free and open.

Mobile Learning in Canada

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It is called the Learning through Interactive Voice Educational System (LIVES) and is aimed at helping farmers in developing countries. This post is a brief overview of the mobile learning industry in Canada. This is of interest because i5 Research, my company, is located in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

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Apple’s insistence on never wanting to support Flash content on iOS devices will drive innovation across the authoring tool market that is sure to benefit everyone in the Training & Development field. We wouldn't be shocked to find Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 OS appearing on new Nokia handsets or tablet device, or RIM getting acquired by Microsoft or another tech titan like IBM Global Services in a deal akin to HP acquiring Palm in 2010.

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Here’s a Challenge from Nokia

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million global competition to accelerate the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being, using mobile technologies. Even in developed countries it is difficult to receive healthcare that is timely, convenient, cost effective and reliable. So, the development of biosensors is seen as critical for improving timely and effective healthcare for all. Up for a challenge?

Aga Khan Development Network - AKDN Blog

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ITU points out that two-thirds of the world’s mobile phone subscriptions are from the developing world, with Africa continuing to experience the highest growth rate. This research aims to study the impact of ICT-related interventions for professional development and training.

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 - free resources

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It was a great honour to be one of the speakers at the symposium, a gathering together and sharing of experiences between many of the global leaders in mobile learning. The joy of momentum!

mLearning-World.com: Elliot Masies Learning 2007 Conference

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

Possibly the coolest dev job in m-learning?

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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.

Presentation given at Girl Geek Dinner Cape Town

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Investing in women is proven to be smart economics,” said Beth Brooke , Ernst & Young’s global vice chair of public policy, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. It turns out that women are the key to rebuilding the global economy.

Literacy, gender and mobiles

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Brief for the panel: Due to a history of educational inequity, many more women than men are illiterate: globally, 64 per cent of illiterate people are women. Limited access to physical books and other learning materials disproportionately affects women, particularly in developing countries. How can mobile technology help develop essential literacies beyond reading and writing, such as media and technology literacy?

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.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Mobile broadband , operating at nine terabytes a second, saturated both developed and developing continents through intelligent satellites, ground receivers and spread spectrum Wi-Fi. The Earth, itself, an intelligent, global, wireless Internet cafe.

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? A survey conducted in 2013 of IT professionals found that over half reported spending more than three months and over $50,000 developing a typical app.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Mobile Learning and Social Networking each attained much higher hype levels across the Training & Development during the 2010 “season” and both concepts were featured topics in articles and conference sessions alike. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

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 A revolution is underway in the healthcare industry, and it hinges on a technology that fits in your pocket.

Virtual Worlds News: Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS

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Virtual Worlds News « Shocking: Taser Sues Linden | Main | AT&T Maps Your Family With Virtual Earth » April 21, 2009 Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS Somehow this slipped by me when it must have initially been announced over the summer. The goal is to develop real-time interaction between people and apps over a service-oriented infrastructure.  Tags: virtual global location research

Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. Web content has often been developed, edited, and cleared through the proper channels. How do you craft health care messages that will inform your audience and change their behaviors?

Serious game play for learning analytics

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A veteran in the field, Marcus explained that his company has created around 400 serious games, many for corporates with the goal of developing key competencies and testing those skills in a game-based simulation context.