4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language.

App Challenge Sheets

uLearning Blog

I’ve recently been inspired by the simple challenges created by Craig Badura that give app-using educators a simple but engaging task where they can learn a new app not just by reading about it but by making something.

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FAQ: Flashcard Quiz Mobile App Boosts Performance Support

Float Mobile Learning

Get more answers to your questions about our new beta launch from DevLearn. Mobile Apps assessments DevLearn flashcard apps games gamification performance support

Register Today! 4T Virtual Conference for K-12 Teachers May 17-20

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

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What Adults Can Learn from Kids

The Mobile Learner

In this very engaging talk, young Adora Svitak reminds us all, including educators, that we need to listen to students, provide them with a voice, and remember that learning is reciprocal. The most poignant part of the talk are the statements around adults adding layers of control to what we fear.

Text Messaging for Nonprofits: An Interview with Sam McKelvie, Head of Mobile Strategy (Part 1)

Mobile Commons

As more nonprofits use text messaging to engage their supporters, we decided to interview one of our most experienced mobile strategists about the mobile space. The first part of this interview will explore why nonprofits should use text messaging, and how to get started on a mobile campaign.

UNICEF Report on Children, ICTs and Development

Steve Vosloo

Yesterday a new UNICEF report Children, ICT and Development: Capturing the potential, meeting the challenges was officially launched. Dorothea Kleine , one of the authors, presented the key findings at Harvard’s Digitally Connected Symposium. I was one of the interviewees for the report.

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Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

mLearning Revolution

As you may have noticed, I have been mostly inactive online for the better part of the year (on a bit of a sabbatical from Tech if you will) and now I’m slowly coming back, more excited than before, motivated, inspired and ready for the new year!

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Two new ubiquitous technologies for Education

uLearning Blog

Wanted to post about two new technologies I am exploring for their ubiquitous impact on technology that I wanted to share… Both are currently being deployed, but as it is very early days, especially for Education, the ultimate uses of them in a learning context are yet to be defined.

Virgin Atlantic Using Google Glass for Performance Support

Float Mobile Learning

The airliner is in the midst of a six-week pilot test to help deliver more personalized experiences to air travelers using wearable technology. Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support Virgin Atlantic wearable technology

Triple E Framework: Integrating technology to meet learning goals

Cell Phones in Learning

As a teacher educator, I spent the past decade struggling to help my pre-service and in-service teachers understand the difference between randomly using flashy technology in lessons and integrating technology with a purpose towards enhancing the learning goals. We talk about the philosophical model of what how we should be thinking about integrating technology in the classroom ( TPCK ), yet it is purely a theoretical framework without a clinical core.

Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

mLearning Trends

First off, my apologies to all subscribers for being absent for so long in posting anything new to this blog. While my time and focus have never veered away from all things enterprise mobile learning centric, the time to write my thoughts down and share them with subscribers has been in short supply.

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You’ve Implemented Mobile Learning – Now How Do You Sustain Interest?

Upside Learning

One of the things I always like doing is talking to our customers about 6 months after our mobile performance support tool (Upside2Go) has been implemented in their organization. A common thread I've noticed is there is a lot of initial excitement/activity during the mobile app roll out period the first few months. Yet as […]. Mobile Learning

Google Glass - a tool for learning?


Google glass is seriously overhyped at the moment. So much that it is hard to see the wood for the trees, or to separate out the real learning possibilities from the general technical enthusiasm. That is why I really enjoyed David Kelly''s presentation at Learning Technologies this year.

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Exploring Recent Academic Pleas to ‘Let Kids Fail’

The Mobile Learner

Resiliency and self-regulation are two learning skills that have recently taken the spotlight in education circles. Questions have arisen as to whether schools provide too much of a safety net for kids and whether this extended safety net is actually proving detrimental to the personal and academic growth of kids.

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No Kid Hungry’s #SaveSummer Campaign Wins a Blackbaud Impact Award

Mobile Commons

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is one of the most innovative and successful examples of nonprofit achievement. They recently won the Blackbaud Impact Award for their 2014 #SaveSummer campaign , which included a text message program to help connect families with free summer meals.

Launch of phase 2 of bookly

Steve Vosloo

Today is the launch of phase two of bookly , a mobile/browser-based reading and writing platform in South Africa. In 2013 bookly won the Best Start-up award at the annual FutureBook Innovation Awards in London.

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What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

mLearning Revolution

image credit: table xi. Three years ago when I began focusing on mobile learning, I looked at the most popular rapid eLearning development tools and I was convinced there was very little chance they could re-invent themselves into decent mobile learning design tools.

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iBeacons mapped against SAMR model

uLearning Blog

samr ibeacon. 6 months in the making, this infographic aims to map the emerging uses of iBeacons in Education against the levels of the SAMR model developed by Dr Rubin Puentedura.

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Set Your Mobile Device Policy For 2014

Float Mobile Learning

Get ready to handle all of the new devices that will hit your organization''s network later this year with Float''s report covering BYOD and more device policies. Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy Newsletter byod BYOT policy

Text Alerts in the K-12 Classroom

Cell Phones in Learning

There are now a multitude of resources available for creating "text alerts". Text alerts are when a teacher sends a text message to an entire group of students, parents, or both. Text alerts can be one-way (teacher to student, teacher to parent.etc) or two-way-private (teacher to student to teacher) or two-way-open (teacher to student to students/teacher). There are numerous ways that text alerts are useful in the classroom.

Been to Storehouse HQ, got the tshirt, glimpsed the future of publishing

uLearning Blog

I have been a Storehouse user since day one. This has been due to its simplicity, and the fascinating, National-Geographic-esque articles that users immediately started contributing.

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These are the Worlds 1st iBeacon Schools

uLearning Blog

(Reblogged from my Beaconsforeducation.com site). Since news of Paul Hamilton’s first ever use of iBeacons in a school hit the web earlier this year, there has been a gap in time as other schools and developers have been working hard to implement location-aware learning on a bigger scale.

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Campaign to Listen, Learn and Teach in the USA

uLearning Blog

. [link]. My request? Let me help you with phone, web or face to face tech+learning support. Anyone who knows me will tell you I love to help and regularly chat for far too long than is normal about how tech like laptops, smart phones, iPads and tablets can, in balance, help make our lives better.

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Know Before You Fly: A Lesson in Flying Drones

Float Mobile Learning

Drone sales soared this holiday season, but drone operators did not. Check out Float''s latest comic with a collection of "drone fails" from this Christmas. Comic Industry News drones FAA tablets videos wearables

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Updates in Sandbox Web Browser 1.4 for iOS

Float Mobile Learning

The new update for Sandbox, Float Mobile Learning''s user-configurable web browser, is here for iOS. Read on to find out more about the update! Mobile Apps Mobile Development iOS 8 iPad iPhone Sandbox UIWebView WebGL WebKit

3 Examples of How to Use Google Glass for Performance Support

Float Mobile Learning

Firefighters, surgeons, and medical professionals are some of the first to pilot Google Glass to help them do their jobs better. Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support

What To Do When Sales Team Members Use Mobile Devices For Personal Use

Float Mobile Learning

Let them. The real problem isn''t accessing social media or using devices for personal reasons. Rather, it''s about making sure they''re still achieving the tasks and goals expected of them. Mobile Strategy byod personal use policy social media

How To Use iOS WKWebView with UIWebView Fallback

Float Mobile Learning

The latest edition of our Sandbox Web Browser app uses new development techniques for increased performance in iOS 8. See how we did it. Mobile Apps Mobile Development Tutorials Apple development iOS objective-c Sandbox Xcode

Float Is Hiring

Float Mobile Learning

Positions for iOS and Android developers, project managers and QA specialists are open. Mobile Development careers iOS

Build Prototypes For Your Mobile Apps and Websites at #mLearnCon Workshop

Float Mobile Learning

Chad Udell and Jim Ferolo speak with the eLearning Guild''s David Kelly ahead of their pre-conference certificate program at mLearnCon. Conferences mLearnCon mobile apps mobile Web prototype