February, 2012

Truly Amazing Video – The Power of Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

If you had any doubts, you need to watch this video. Powerful stuff indeed. These devices may be the best, most effective and least expensive assistive technology yet. We’ve written a [.]. Pedagogy and Learning

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My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

mLearning Revolution

This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau. The one hour interview felt more like 20 minutes to me, as I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

We are in the midst of another change in the world of business. When the development of the Internet and it’s widespread use in the the 1990′s initiated the information age, we saw companies scrambling to move their advertising and sales agents from physical spaces to online spaces.

Global Mobile Awards

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

In less than two weeks, mobile leaders worldwide will be gathering in Barcelona for the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile exhibition. An important part of this conference is the 17th annual Global Mobile Awards.

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

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Mobile Learning should be more than converting Desktop eLearning to HTML5

mLearning Revolution

Over the weekend, I was looking at the entries submitted to the Adobe Captivate HTML5 Contest, hosted by my former Adobe colleagues. The basic idea behind this contest is that Adobe Captivate 5.5 users create a project and then use the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate to convert it into HTML5. The entry with the most votes wins.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

We are in the midst of another change in the world of business. When the development of the Internet and it’s widespread use in the the 1990′s initiated the information age, we saw companies scrambling to move their advertising and sales agents from physical spaces to online spaces.

Using Accents in SMS Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , Presente.org , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. None of the characters have the appropriate accent marks.

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Keynote Speakers for Learning@hand mobile learning forum

uLearning Blog

Learning@hand is a first of its kind mobile learning forum being held in Cairns April 29-30.

Global Mobile Awards Update

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

The Winners were just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for the GSMA 17th annual Global Mobile Awards for Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning.

3 Ways Glass Could Transform Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

Earlier this month, Corning released A Day Made of Glass 2. The opening of the video begins with a tagline that states, “Enabling a future of communication, collaboration, and connectivity.” These [.]. Implementations Innovations Mobile Technology A Day Made of Glass augmented reality collaboration Corning Gorilla Glass

Gestando la Revolución del Aprendizaje Móvil [en Español]

mLearning Revolution

Bienvenidos a una nueva sección de mi Blog donde encontrarán información en Español. Después de un poco más de dos meses de mi salida de Adobe , donde trabajé como Evangelista Técnico por más de 6 años para la línea de productos de aprendizaje electrónico (eLearning), mucha gente me pregunta qué haré ahora y me gustaría compartir un poquito acerca de eso en este artículo.

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Great Introduction to Cell Phones in Schools

Cell Phones in Learning

I found this video on Youtube, I do not know who created the video, but it is a nice introduction to the complexities and current state of cell phones in schools. The creator put together a montage of video clips from TV shows to news broadcasts about using mobile devices in school

How To Build Your Mobile List: Add a Mobile Field to Your Web Forms

Mobile Commons

When you start a mobile campaign, the first step to success is to get people to sign up for your alerts. In this series of posts, we’ll be discussing a few ways to use the resources you already have to build your mobile list. .

2 mLearning articles worth reading (including an interview in Education Week)

Steve Vosloo

I was recently interviewed by Education Week, the leading education newspaper in the USA. The article, Mobile Devices Address Technology Equity in Africa , is well written and provides an overview of some of the interesting mobile learning projects in Africa. For a good roundup, also check out Mobile learning in developing countries in 2012: What’s Happening? by Mike Trucano of the World Bank (follow @WBedutech ). Uncategorized africa mlearning mobile phones

New review: Owle iPhone video recording rig | www.appcessories.info

uLearning Blog

Read my review of the Owle rig for educators and parents at www.appcessories.info. mobile/miniaturisation uLearning appcessory camera rig iPhone Owle review video

iPad 3 Rumors Aplenty

Float Mobile Learning

(Click the image to make it larger. Thanks to Matt Forcum!) The next iteration of the iPad should soon be on its way. Apple’s original tablet dropped in April 2010, with [.]. Comic Featured iOS iPad 3

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Blogging the Mobile Learning Revolution as it Happens [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

It has been roughly two months since I left Adobe and I could not be happier with every aspect of my life. People ask me all the time what I’m going to do next and for the most part I say I still don’t know exactly, and then in a more serious note, I say that things are becoming more clear every day. I am going through this great exploratory phase where I embrace every opportunity that comes my way. I’m learning a great deal of new things and meeting great, supportive people along the way.

Vote for Float at TechWeek 2012

Float Mobile Learning

Float wants to present at two sessions at this year’s Techweek in Chicago, and you’re the only ones who can make it happen. Voting is open until February 16 for SessionCast [.]. Conferences Pedagogy and Learning #sessioncast #techwk #tw2012VOTE Chicago TechWeek 2012

MDM and MAM

Float Mobile Learning

We all know the scene. Row after row of cubicles as far as the eye can see with each one looking almost exactly the same. That may describe a corporation [.]. Apps Implementations Mobile Learning Glossary Mobile Technology Security Strategy mobile application management mobile device management mobile learning ROI security

Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

mLearning Revolution

I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores.

Register Now For Float’s Free Webinar: Seven Myths of Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning

“Mobile learning is not as effective as either instructor-led training (ILT) or online learning.” To Dr. Gary Woodill, this is a ludicrous myth about mobile learning. “In In my view, mobile learning can [.]. Webinars free webinar mobile learning myths

So, You Want to Build an App…

Float Mobile Learning

(Thanks to Matt Forcum for the comic!) In the past decade, we have seen a ton of rapid development tools for learning on the desktop. If I would like to create [.]. Apps Comic Cross-Platform Toolkits Mobile Development Mobile Web Adobe AppGyver Articulate Camtasia Captivate Dreamweaver eLearning HTML5 iOS Lectora mobile apps mobile Web phonegap rapid video training Trivantis

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Digital Learning Day: Download RabbleBrowser for Free!

Float Mobile Learning

We like technology. And we like to promote learning. Naturally, we loved hearing that Digital Learning Day would be today. Digital Learning Day is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative to promote innovative teaching [.]. Apps iOS Pedagogy and Learning #DLDay #edtech colla Digital Learning Day educational technology web browser for learning

A Look Back at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012

Float Mobile Learning

The following commentary was written by Float’s managing director, Chad Udell. Well, another week down, another conference over. I just returned from ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 held at the Rio Suites Hotel [.]. Conferences Featured Newsletter 7 Myths of Mobile Learning ADDIE ASTD ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Dr. Michael Allen Jane McGonigal Jason Haag jQuery Project TinCan Reuban Tozman Stuart Crabb Tim Martin Todd Hudson Tony Bingham Training 2012 Conference & Expo

5 Ways to Use Mobile to Increase Giving

Mobile Commons

Mobile messaging can be a powerful and effective way to raise money. But there’s more to mobile fundraising than a text to give campaigns. Below are five ways to use mobile to increase your revenues. 1) Text to Give. Text to give is the most well known form of mobile giving. Users text in a keyword to donate $5 or $10 to your organization by having the donation amount added to their cell phone bills.*

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

Mobile Commons

Greenpeace ships are made for hard work. The environmental advocacy organization is famous for confronting illegal whalers right on the high seas. But last week, one Greenpeace vessel served a friendlier function: promoting SMS advocacy. The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission.

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Super Bowl Commercials Miss a Major Mobile Opportunity

Mobile Commons

Companies spend millions of dollars on their ads for the Super Bowl. A 30-second spot in last night’s broadcast cost an average of $3.5 million dollars. But the tradeoff is that Super Bowl ad time also exposes a brand to an enormous audience. million people tuned in last night – many of whom focus much more on the ads than they would during a normal TV broadcast. With so much at stake, you would think that companies would do everything possible to maximize their impact.

DoSomething’s Aria Finger Talks About the Power of Mobile Communications

Mobile Commons

DoSomething.org’s COO Aria Finger spoke last week at the most recent NextGen: Charity conference about the power of mobile to reach young people.

SFpark wins a Good Government Award!

Mobile Commons

Congratulations to SFpark, which just won a Good Government Award from SPUR , an organization devoted to “good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.” ” The full awards citation reads: The SFpark team was chosen for its implementation of the groundbreaking smart parking management program.

Create Text Message SMS Campaigns that Sync with the Convio CRM

Mobile Commons

One of the biggest challenges of running any outreach campaign is keeping track of all the information. Which constituents have you sent mailers to? Who have you called? Did your members donate in response to an email blast or an ad they saw on television? (It It was probably in response to an SMS message they received). That’s why Mobile Commons syncs all of our campaign information with our CRM partners.

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Are Organizations Missing the True Potential of Social Media Protests?

Mobile Commons

Recently, a number of digital flash fires have forced large organizations – even the United States government – to reverse course from unpopular decisions. As the Washington Post writes , “Over the past year, consumers have wielded the power of social media to battle companies over issues large and small.”. When Bank of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Congressional sponsors of SOPA took unpopular stances, they heard from hundreds of thousands or even millions of people.

Congratulations to DoSomething.org On their Millionth Text!

Mobile Commons

As America’s largest national database of youth volunteer opportunities, DoSomething.org is constantly looking for new ways to bring dozens of causes to millions of volunteers. And they find them! Their innovative outreach runs the gamut from a mobile scavenger hunt for social change , to an interactive map thanking emergency service workers for all that they do, to a contest supporting arts education where teens could send in their entries via MMS.

Text STUDENT to 22555 For Reminders About Education Deadlines

Mobile Commons

A new mobile reminder program from Union Plus is opening up educational opportunities to union families by helping them meet education deadlines. These days, getting in to school and getting financial aid means jumping through many hoops – FAFSA applications, SAT sign-up, GRE registration, and more. Busy families can be so overwhelmed by the process that they don’t take advantage of all the assistance that’s out there.