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?

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.

Trending Sources

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

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

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

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.

More Trending

Social Network Storage: Search and Retrieval Doesn’t Have to Stink

Float Mobile Learning

Social networking is cool, but it doesn't let you search very easily. Find out why Tappestry helps you store and categorize content for later retrieval. Search Tappestry Tin Can social media social search Tin Can API

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Great Movie on Digital Age and Change from ISTE's SIG

Cell Phones in Learning

Mobile is the future

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A ‘know-why’ guide to iBooks Author

uLearning Blog

Its well known that giving easy digital content creation tools into the hands of more teachers and students is a great way to encourage focus on higher order thinking skills in the curriculum.

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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.

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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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!].

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.

Women in Mobile … Where are you.

Mobile Learning Edge

Where are women when it comes to developing mobile technology? Well, according to K.T. Bradford, February 2011, Laptop… Men account for at least 85% of all CEO’s, CTOs, CFOs and other top-level positions in IT companies. Gee … big surprise there.

What's Your Twitter Story?

Cell Phones in Learning

I decided to create a video of my Twitter story and the powerful impact that Twitter has had on my personal and professional life. I tell my preservice teachers everyday that the best professional development I know is through Twitter, and here is my story. view on YouTube and Share

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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].

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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.

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.

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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

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.

Jeremy Clements Turns a NASCAR Car Into a Text Message Fundraising Machine

Mobile Commons

NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements is revving up for a text message fundraising campaign that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Clements is transforming his Car #51 into a mobile call to action – asking NASCAR fans to text HERO to 50333 to donate $5 to St.

UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning released

Steve Vosloo

UNESCO has released the first set of papers in its Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning , for which I was a co-ordinating editor. The 12 papers of the initial launch make up almost 500 pages of research.

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.

New pill with ingestible microchip monitors you from the inside

Mobile Learning Edge

We often debate the question of how big can a device be before we stop calling it a “mobile device” At the other end of the scale, how small can a device be before we stop refering to it as mobile?

Sexting Statistics with College Students

Cell Phones in Learning

Via: BestCollegesOnline.com

Computers aren’t so special anymore, but the kids may be better off: An introduction to mobile ‘appliance computing’ in Queensland schools

uLearning Blog

A strong case can be made that a revolution is underway in how computers are being perceived and used in schools across the world. In Australia it could be said Queensland is one of the epicenters of this change. How do we know this?

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