2012

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

mLearning Revolution

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?

What Do High Schooler Students Want From Mobile Technology?

Cell Phones in Learning

Graphic created by ASCD (based on PEW research, National School Board.) via [link

Trending Sources

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

Mobile Learning Edge

A review by Jessica Knox. Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). As learning professionals we see it everywhere. It’s trending in the corporate learning community.

One Laptop per Child Australia ‘flips’ the ICT in education deployment model

uLearning Blog

(Disclosure: Assisting OLPC Australia to support schools has been one of my primary employment duties since mid-2009). Full PDF with higher res figures can be downloaded HERE ).

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

More Trending

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.

Global 130

Open Standards for m-learning?

moblearn

As enthusiasm for m-learning grows around the world, and more mobile content gets developed, the problem of "re-use" keeps growing. If I build for an iPhone, what about Android? How can I ensure that all possible learners benefit from my awesome app?

Energy 151

Send Pictures Over MMS, Just like Sending Text Messages

Mobile Commons

If a picture is worth a thousand words – how much more valuable is that in the world of mobile messaging, when every character counts? With a mobile campaign, you can do a lot more than just send text messages. You can also send picture messages to your subscribers’ phones.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets.

NFC 63

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

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems.

Mlearn 206

Sexting Statistics with College Students

Cell Phones in Learning

Via: BestCollegesOnline.com

10 Big Pharma smartphone apps

Mobile Learning Edge

Big Pharma smartphone apps: Janssen's Care4Today app. Some of the work we do at Metrix Group includes partnering with pharmaceutical companies to develop product and disease training solutions for the business.

The iPad mini review for Educators

uLearning Blog

“It seems to me that in the last 2 1/2 years, Apple have pretty much already done the work needed to explain to most people what the iPad is. And now, there’s a mini version – it really is that simple.

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across.

Will Voice Dictation Change the Nature of Writing?

The Mobile Learner

Digital mobile technology is changing our society. The ease at which we are able to convert information into digital formats and then consume this content on a mobile device is changing how we consume information. A good example of this is with audiobooks.

A Look Back at Our Predictions for the Mobile Landscape

Float Mobile Learning

See how we stack up in the predictions we made for 2012. Android Featured Newsletter augmented reality BlackBerry enterprise app store gamification Ice Cream Sandwich Jelly Bean mobile research predictive analytics RIM social networking

RIM 158

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.

Global 130

iBooks 2 – Introducing the future textbook?

moblearn

Today Apple released iBooks 2, a beautiful new format for interactive books that they hope to use to “re-invent the textbook”. Steve Jobs reportedly spent the last few years of his life planning to shake up the textbook market, and revitalise education.

Future 151

NY and NJ Can Now Text WHERE or NYCVOTES to 877877 to Get Updated Polling Locations

Mobile Commons

As numerous regions in New York and New Jersey begin to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, citizens of these two states face another problem: Where will they vote in Tuesday’s election?

The future of education in Africa is mobile (BBC article)

Steve Vosloo

The article I wrote for the BBC Future site (24 August 2012) is not available to users in the UK, so here it is below … The future of education in Africa is mobile. Over the coming months, A Matter of Life and Tech will feature a range of voices from people building Africa’s tech future.

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

mLearning Revolution

In a previous post entitled The “m” in mLearning means More , I made a case for why I believe mobile learning has vastly more potential than eLearning, in no small part because of all the sensor superpowers built into mobile devices.

Phone Calling & Texting Poll With Excitem

Cell Phones in Learning

I came across a new free polling website that is similar to Polleverywhere and SMSpoll. The one addition that is nice is that you can call in votes too! The site is called Excitem. It has a free version (up to 50 responses).

Phone 130

Mobile Learning, Apps & IT in Healthcare

Mobile Learning Edge

The winter season is approaching and the cold and flu season has started. This has made me think more of the healthcare sector again as I was traveling and got a nasty cold. Wouldn’t it be great to ensure my medical records travel with me?

Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

uLearning Blog

As tested and selected by my Miss 4 1/2 – a 3 1/2 year iOS veteran. Nearly all of these have iPad and iPod touch/iPhone versions, and are in the free->$5 range (some also have free ‘lite’ versions you can try out). Special mention: Clara. link].

Quiz 141

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Here’s a summary of my talk. Informal Learning.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

For years, the conversation around the integration of more and more technology in teaching and learning often revolved around the high costs associated with purchasing updated equipment and maintaining a sustainable infrastructure.

Getting Started with the Tin Can iOS SDK, Part 1 of 2

Float Mobile Learning

Dan Pfeiffer walks through how to set up the Tin Can iOS library for your project, and instructs you on how to retrieve statements. iOS Mobile Development Tin Can documentation Experience API Tin Can API Tin Can iOS library

Trail Ride to Float Mobile Learning Symposium

mLearning Trends

We are about thirty days out from the Float Mobile LearningSymposium and I am getting excited!

Top m-learning reports of 2012

moblearn

Filtering out the best, so you don’t have to! Links to our top m-learning reports for 2012: You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened. With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet! Here are a few of the best (free) reports: GSMA have a whole collection of reports , the meatiest of which is a McKinsey market report.

Occupy SMS Connects Families in Need with On-the-Ground Volunteers

Mobile Commons

One of the most inspiring sites following Sandy’s devastation has been the thousands of people volunteering in the cleanup. In the wake of the storm’s destruction, New Yorkers are coming together to help their communities recover. But there’s still a lot more work to be done.

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

Steve Vosloo

Below 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. The second part is about the power of interactive and “edutaining” content via mobile devices, for example through the Yoza Cellphone Stories project. [I I had a cold so please excuse any nasal sounds!].

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 vision.

gText for Student and Teacher Communication.Text Alert Meets Edmodo

Cell Phones in Learning

gText is a free resource developed specifically for teachers to communicate better with students and parents. While gText is just starting up, it has a lot of potential for being a helpful mass text alert system for teachers. gText allows you to create as many texting groups as you wish.

Help 130

New Kid on the Blog

Mobile Learning Edge

Over the past few months, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Gary Woodill. Gary is a partner with the company I work with, Metrix Group , a performance consulting firm that works in the corporate learning and development space.