Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?
Mobile Learning Edge
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Two questions: Do you let employees use their personal mobile devices for learning? How do you protect company information on their device? Does he wait until I report updates or does it come to his mobile device he uses to check his vacation property and personal stock updates? The article, “Doing More with Mobile Devices in Healthcare: Eliminating the Security Compromise.” Here are the highlights: Use of personal devices for work use: . That means organizations need to work with mobile devices, not against them.” link].
eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.
JULY 19, 2015
Flash was never supported on iOS devices, nor is it supported on Android devices, and this year, Google announced that YouTube would stop serving its videos using the Flash plugin for anyone visiting the site using a modern browser. If you are still using antiquated software that produces Flash-based eLearning, you are missing out and doing your learners a disservice.
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. What a difference three short years make in technology.
6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? What about you, how many devices do you own? According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita. The Web.
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
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? it locally on the device or is there some easier way? Different Devices? mobile devices in favor of longer battery life. smart phone device market and the outright. devices.
10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]
JANUARY 12, 2015
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.
6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012
JANUARY 17, 2012
I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. Because one of my passions is to review software and as I’m doing it, I’m always coming up with ways I think the software could be better, it’s just part of my DNA I suppose. I still go to Church of course. Probably why I still love keyboard shortcuts. Fun times.
Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy
OCTOBER 3, 2012
The company goes on to say that: During the last years, our design studio has been involved in many different projects – from designing mainly websites and desktop software in our early days, to smartphone apps, prototypes for TV interfaces and more recently, applications for tablet devices. Working for all those devices was interesting and challenging. Send to Kindle.
Response to a PC-era’s review of the XO Tablet
AUGUST 21, 2013
The most recent one gives a more negative view than some which is good for balance but seems to be coming from someone still thinking that PC and PostPC devices can’t both have a place. mlearn mlearning uLearning Android OLPC software tablet XO XO tablet Go here to read it. link]. Here FYI was my response. Nice to see a balanced overview here thanks Edward. Am I right?
7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning
MAY 2, 2012
Articulate in my experience builds software that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also intuitive and easy to use. I remember the first time I installed Articulate Engage, I thought this is how software should be built, it’s beautiful and engaging. Storyline approaches making software simulations in a whole new ways as compared to Adobe Captivate. Storyline also comes with a feature called Action Fine-tuning, which allows you to go back and make fine adjustment to your software simulations. The Articulate Community. But of course, there’s a lot more. Conclusion.
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
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?
Guided Tuor of OverDrive: Borrowing Audiobooks from Public Libraries
The Mobile Learner
APRIL 30, 2011
Overdrive is an app that many public libraries in North America use to provide patrons with access to audiobooks on their mobile devices. All you need is a public library card and the Overdrive app for your device. audiobooks ebooks edushifts mobilelearning software mlearning mobile learning
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
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. Development platforms for mobile are easy-to-use and do not involve most of the complications associated with desktop or system software.
The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]
JULY 2, 2012
However, now that the desktop has been reduced to just one of many screens we have to develop learning for, coupled with the fact that Flash is no longer the ubiquitous technology it once was, perhaps video is about to play a bigger role in how we develop the next generation of learning experiences, that will be consumed by learners across a multitude of mobile devices. link]. link]. link].
7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Dan defines microinteractions , as the smallest details that delight customers and keep them coming back to the software, or the app, or the web page, or a particular smartphone or tablet, or even the physical appliances we use every day. Microinteractions in Device-Shifting for Learners. The New Articulate Studio ’13. New Microinteractions for Learners. ’ 3. Conclusion.
Mobile Innovation – Using the Device as a Microscope
mLearning is Good
NOVEMBER 10, 2009
Innovative thinkers are always finding new ways to leverage the power of the mobile device. We’ve seen the screen used for a flashlight, the device used as a compass and lots of other novelty oriented uses (just take a look at the iPhone’s app store). The image could be sent from the device to a doctor for analysis.
Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think
OCTOBER 25, 2012
I’m fully convinced that mobile devices, especially Tablets, will eventually replace our traditional desktop PCs! printing problems, no optical drives (for backups I suppose), and that they won’t run power software, including Adobe Photoshop, Avid Studio, and Microsoft OneNote. (image credit: [link]. I don’t buy this argument. What are you thoughts? Send to Kindle.
Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices
The Mobile Learner
MAY 8, 2010
Only a few short years ago, when mobile devices were still mainly cell phones and music players, the thought of a mobile revolution supplanting the computer revolution seemed distant. Computers ruled for three main reasons: more powerful hardware, better software and, most importantly, much faster access to the internet. However, we have seen a major shift in the way we use communication technologies mainly because wireless access to the Internet has improved dramatically and major investments have been made, and continue to be made, in mobile hardware and software.
The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]
JUNE 9, 2013
Don’t get me wrong, there are some nice new feature in version 7, however I cannot find that game-changing feature that I think every software upgrade needs to have, the ‘killer app’ if you will. The team did add Tin-Can-API support, which I think is a must these days as learning moves more and more to mobile devices, so that’s definitely a nice addition.
So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 23, 2013
And if HTML5 is key to delivering eLearning on the iPad, but unless your organisation is adopting the iPad as the ‘preferred’ device, HTML5 may not be the best option for developing your eLearning. A native app is software written for mobile devices for performing a specific task, e.g. a game, calendar, music player, etc. and runs on the device’s operating system.
March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
APRIL 7, 2011
March 2, 2011 Devices (816) iPad 2: whats in it for education? Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Getting Started With Mobile Learning? Rapid Intake Mobile Learning , March 1, 2011 Other Sources The following are the top items based on social signals. March 23, 2011.
Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. My apologies for the delay in blogging since my last post. I have been busy launching my workshop on how to transition from e-Learning to m-Learning. Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution.
Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?
JUNE 24, 2012
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. Get a Tablet if you don’t have one, download apps and see what you like and dislike about them; don’t stop there, the Tablet is just one mobile device, get a smartphone, I say, and see what the experience is like on the much smaller screen. While I was tracking the #mLearnCon hashtag on Twitter last week, I saw this tweet from Jay, whom I believe was attending Lasher’s session.
Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance
The Mobile Learner
AUGUST 26, 2012
As RJ states: Here we are fully immersed in the most amazing computing shift in history, armed with mobile devices that set Learning free and all we can do is convert traditional desktop eLearning for consumption on the iPad, but with nothing to show for in the way of being uniquely mobile? I don’t believe that using a mobile device to replicate learning that can be done on a desktop computer and calling it mobile learning necessarily sets the bar too low. Not all mobile devices are touch screen and defining it as such creates too narrow a definition of mobile learning.
10 Things I Love about Screenr.com
JANUARY 11, 2012
One Acrobat.com service I thought about was having a light-weight version of Adobe Captivate as part of Acrobat.com that would enable customers to do simple screen recordings or even software simulations, that could be shared and posted everywhere, on YouTube for example, or even right on Acrobat.com somehow. So much for that. Let me explain. Simply Brilliant! Nothing to Download.
10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]
JULY 25, 2012
I was thinking about how my own experience with mobile since my first iPhone and later the iPad and all the other devices I’ve owned since, have impacted me in a big way. Having said that, I agree with Luke’s view of what mobile devices capabilities allow you to do: “ reinvent ways to meet people’s needs using exciting new tools that are now at your disposal.”.
The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps
The Mobile Learner
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. The mobile device, after all, is a hardware tool that makes certain tasks possible but the actualization of those tasks ultimately depends on the use of software or web tools.
Hacking Siri for Learning
JANUARY 3, 2012
For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software. A developer was able to hack Siri to find and play content through media center software. Please comment.
Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]
MARCH 22, 2011
Our Adobe eLearning conference went very well and I’d like to thank everyone who spent their day here with us learning and sharing what they do with our software. devices, namely the Motorola Xoom, which I happen to have here with me at the conference. This week I am traveling in Orlando, FL. Not surprising, one topic that stood out this year was Mobile Learning (aka mLearning).
Mobile Devices in Research Labs
NOVEMBER 13, 2007
We are beginning to see the future of mobile devices with information coming out of research labs. With location awareness, accelerometers and orientation sensors, plus increased storage and processing power, the devices we carry have powerful capabilities to improve our lives. An article in MIT's Technology Review showcases Palo Alto Research Center's (PARC) mobile software, Magitti, which suggests things to do based u. Much of this research can also be applied to learning at the point of need.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Bullseye!
Flash Player On Devices – Going Mobile Just Got Easier
mLearning is Good
FEBRUARY 23, 2010
All the money and concentrated brain power of some of the most innovative and powerful companies will certainly yield some great results in the form of new software, hardware and cloud based applications to enable our productivity and creativity. One of the best signs for those who make learning content is the Flash Player finally coming to mobile devices in large numbers. But now Adobe has adapted the Flash player to run higher end content on new devices. The version that will run on devices is 10.1, will run well on older devices.
Mobile Learning at TEDxLondon
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Bringing mobile devices and phones into the class to enhance learning. I build software to support their learning – regularly making use of mobile phones as a stimulus. They take refurbished smartphones, with some educational software and tools installed onto them, and use them to improve teaching and learning. Ubuntu. It is an awesome word. I try to live my life by it.
JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development
AUGUST 2, 2011
Unlike other software applications, companies cannot spend months on development and deployment, speed is of the essence. Decision-making – based on datasets in the cloud or local device; accessing instruction trees/specific content look-up. Consider if you want data to be retrieved and saved on the device; or will the app only interact with online datasets in the cloud.
Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]
JUNE 3, 2013
Every Software Application as we know it, will need to be Re-imagined for Touch. If all of this happens and I believe it will, we as instructional designers will have very little choice but to optimize the design of our learning for touch, and not just for mobile devices but also for touch-enabled laptops and desktops and that is an exciting future. Conclusion. Send to Kindle.
Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 22, 2013
Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. Further proof of this is how readily schools, students and teachers are embracing the iPad as their device of choice. However, the software is another story. Watch this amazing video. Mobile Learning
How to evaluate apps and websites for meeting your classroom needs
Cell Phones in Learning
JANUARY 20, 2015
Some software will allow for adjustment (or at least allow the teacher to opt out of using certain advanced features) so that the software can meet their students at their zone of proximal development (where they learn best challenged just enough). Other pieces of software claim they will assess the student’s individually and place the student’s at their appropriate developmental level, when in fact the assessment does not seem to do this very well. Does the software allow the teacher to turn on and off features for the students? Is it indirect?
Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
In fact I think every company that has traditionally made desktop software, needs to come out with a mobile App that complements their desktop software before someone else does. After all, these powerful devices are not longer just about content-consumption but some recent apps have shown we can now do amazing things around creating content, too. What do you think?
Digital Audiobooks, Assistive Technology and its Effects on Literacy
The Mobile Learner
JANUARY 17, 2010
The proliferation of mobile handheld devices coupled with complex assistive technology software is pushing the concept further. Digital audiobooks and assistive technology software such and text-to-speech software is not new. The Dragon Dictation app is an iPhone version of Dragon Naturally Speaking, complex and expensive assistive technology software. The cost?
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
Taking the trends I’ve mentioned before, and the huge increase in persistent internet connection personal computing devices, I feel there need likely be three key themes around which the features would coalesce. Social/Collaborative – Offering tools that mimic social media/network software will be one obvious theme. Take with a liberal pinch of salt please. technologies.