How Augmented Reality Help People With a Visual Impairment

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The post How Augmented Reality Help People With a Visual Impairment appeared first on Float. To be effective, visually impairment aids should enhance existing vision, augment information through context, and stimulate alternative sensory channels. Research User Experience augmented reality blindness innovations low vision sensory input visual impairment

Performance Support Tools Help Alleviate Stress At Work

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Performance support can combat the stress that comes from a heavy workload in more ways than one. Mobile Strategy employee engagement Harvard Business Review performance support

Hey Chatbot, How Can You Help Me Learn?

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While chatbots have been … The post Hey Chatbot, How Can You Help Me Learn? Chatting about Chatbots at ATD TechKnowledge Chatbots are software programs that have conversations with people either based on a set of predefined rules, or by using algorithms that include a degree of artificial intelligence. A conversation with a chatbot may be in text or voice, or a combination of the two. appeared first on Float. Conferences

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5 Tips To Help Designers Create Assets for Mobile Development

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Designing for mobile development can be daunting. Here’s how you can save time and support your developers. Mobile Development mobile design UX Xcode

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Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

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Will it help Mobile Learning? Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft. I thought it looks stunning especially with the Windows 8 UI. I see it making a big push in mobile learning because Microsoft Surface simply makes integration of mobile devices into an existing ecosystem much easier.

Donate Shoes To Help Provide Safe Drinking Water

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We need your help to get more. Float and its parent company, The Iona Group, have collected 26,000 pairs of shoes over the past two years. Industry News WaterStep

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Bookless Library BiblioTech Aims to Help Bridge Digital Divide

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A Texas library lends only e-books, digital magazines and electronics in an effort to give more people Internet access. Industry News e-book e-reader library

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Text Help to Haiti

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Text Help Organizations: Donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's Haiti Relief Fund Text "yele" to 501501 Donate $10 to Bill Clinton's Relief Fund Text "Haiti" to 20222 Donate to $10 International Medical Corps Text "Haiti" to 85944 Donate $10 to Red Cross Text "Haiti" to 90999

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Text Help to Haiti

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Text Help Organizations: Donate $5 to Wyclef Jean's Haiti Relief Fund Text "yele" to 501501 Donate $10 to Bill Clinton's Relief Fund Text "Haiti" to 20222 Donate to $10 International Medical Corps Text "Haiti" to 85944 Donate $10 to Red Cross Text "Haiti" to 90999

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Personalized learning: Hype or Help?

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The promise of digitally-enabled personalized learning dates back to the 1960s. As with many early predictions, it took decades before the potential began to be realized.

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4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. That said, here are effective ways in which the use of smartphones can help learners master a new language: 1. iTôk It is an iPhone accessory to help speech therapists introduce letters and sounds to children with speech disorders. Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill.

3 Tools To Help You Optimize Your PhoneGap App’s Performance

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Float''s lead developer shows to create a better user experience for your PhoneGap apps by measuring CPU usage, as well as using Safari’s remote Web inspector and the JavaScript profiler. Mobile Apps Mobile Development User Experience DevLearn javascript phonegap Safari

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This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks

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The post This One Tool Helps You Complete More Than A Dozen Tasks appeared first on Float. Recruiting, hiring, onboarding, HR, enterprise management - you name it, this thing can do it. Mobile Strategy affordances enterprise mobility management hiring HR mobile learning onboarding recruiting training

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Want to help Japan? Send a text message.

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First the earthquake, then the tsunami and now the reports of a nuclear disaster at Fukushima mean that the people in Japan need all the help they can get to even begin recovery efforts. Thanks to mobile technology and a few of our clients, that help just became easier to give. Our help should be too. Use Cases donate japan how to help japan japan japan disaster japan earthquake japan fukushima japan nuclear disaster japan tsunami

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How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy

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Furthermore, it’s surfacing as the most effective tools available to the healthcare industry in helping people stay on top of their health. These two factors make text messaging the perfect choice for helping college students take charge of their own well being. Once students are enrolled in your health center’s mobile list, SMS can help them in a variety of ways. The post How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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The President’s “Blackberry”… this should help

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But having a world leader touting the benefits of his mobile device helps us to see that mobiles are truly powerful and have different capabilities which are useful for serious business. Having more smart phones out on the street will only help us in our quest for good corporate mobile learning by increasing the number of devices capable of reaching the web and delivering rich social and learning experiences. Our President now has a mobile device.

How Text Messaging Helps Relieve Pain in Chronic Patients

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Here, we’ll identify why text messaging is an effective tool for helping patients and present ways in which healthcare providers can use SMS at their own practice. That’s why text messaging is so helpful. Texting can help patients create a schedule, and stick to it. In addition to helping patients feel better via social support, healthcare providers can establish a long-term customized message schedule to help patients manage their daily expectations and set realistic goals.

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4 Ways Text Messaging Helps Individuals Recovering from Addiction

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Four ways text messaging can help recovering addicts. Here are four examples of SMS programs that can help individuals recover from addiction: 1) Daily Reinforcement Messaging: The road to recovery is a long one, and one that requires daily motivation. A simple, personal note sent at the right time can make a big difference in helping someone stay positive. Depending on their response, tailored messages can help motivate the individual to keep working towards their goal.

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Help for busy Educators: Posterous

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The wonderful, ever faster pace of technological change does have its downsides, especially for already busy educators.

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Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

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It makes sense then, that a program aimed at teens challenged by behavioral health issues would offer a way for them to seek help via text message. A local effort to help youths in distress. Whether struggling with depression, drug or alcohol abuse, bullying or family issues, we allow them to reach out for help using their preferred method of communication — text messaging,” says Andy Duran, executive director of Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD).

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Technology can help every learner

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Step one of course is to know what these needs are - technology helps in the collation and storage/accessing diagnostic data immensely. As a learning Intervention and Support teacher, my adventures in technology have already shown me just how powerful digital technology can be in enabling differentiated learning. This is where curriculum and learning experiences are modified and made specific to individuals learning needs.

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My New Book: Help Your Child Learn with Cell Phones Coming in JUNE!

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Coming out this June, my new book for parents " Help Your Child Learn with Cell Phones "! This book is for parents, grandparents, and educators who are interested in helping their children learn how to use their cell phone as a productive tool for learning. The book is published by the leader in education technology ISTE. The book is an easy read with many examples of activities.

2 Events that Could Help Push Mobile Learning

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In recent days a couple of technical events of note have given hope for mobile learning. Microsoft announced that later this year it will release Windows Mobile 7 and RIM (maker of Blackberry smart phones) announced that it will release an updated WebKit based browser. Why are these events important? Well, here’s my take: Windows Mobile 7: Windows ties well into the overall infrastructure of many organizations (whether we always like that or not).

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How SMS Alerts Are Helping Curb Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

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Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in April 2014, the Red Cross – with the help of a local cellphone provider – has sent out about two million text messages a month to residents in Sierra Leone. By using SMS alerts to broadcasting urgent information to Sierra Leone’s citizens, text messaging is helping curb the spread of the Ebola virus with clear and immediate health information.

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SmokefreeMIL Helps Service Members Win The Battle Against Smoking

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SmokefreeMIL, a part of the Defense Department’s “ Quit Tobacco – Make Everyone Proud ” campaign, sends service members motivational text messages that can help them bust through cravings, navigate relapses, and stay on the path toward a healthy, smokefree future. This powerful tool, especially alongside other aids, can help service members quit and stay smoke-free. Text messages are a powerful way to help people change all kinds of behaviors.

DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress

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DoSomething.org thought they could use mobile messages to help. So DoSomething.org launched “Less Stress Text,” a campaign to send teens practical tips over text that could help them reduce their stress levels and manage their anxiety. Every day focused on a different strategy to help stress – including meditating, writing prompts, and time management. So it’s no surprise that breathing exercises can help lower stress & anxiety.

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New Study: Texting Helps Children Learn to Spell.

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it was found that text messaging actually helped children develop "phonological awareness" which is needed to learn how to correct spellings. Thus helping children learn how to spell. I know there are lots of questions and concerns around whether text messaging is hurting literacy learning (especially spelling and grammar). In a brand new study in the U.K. ,

New Study: Texting Helps Children Learn to Spell.

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it was found that text messaging actually helped children develop "phonological awareness" which is needed to learn how to correct spellings. Thus helping children learn how to spell. I know there are lots of questions and concerns around whether text messaging is hurting literacy learning (especially spelling and grammar). In a brand new study in the U.K. ,

CitizenshipWorks Connects Immigrants With Low-Cost Legal Help

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Many more don’t know where to turn for help at all. For millions of people around the world, becoming a United States citizen is a long-held dream, the doorway to opportunity. But many immigrants find that, once they arrive on American soil, the actual process of becoming a citizen is a confusing legal morass. Many can’t afford the costly price of lawyers.

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Text-message course helping newcomers learn English

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Text-message course helping newcomers learn English A pen and paper aren't necessary in an Edmonton classroom where students are learning English with a new tool — text messages on their cellphones. Once again, language classes seem to be one of the best uses for mLearning solutions. This also shows something I've been saying for a while, mLearning is HERE, NOW! It has simply defied being labeled as such.

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New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP

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A coalition of 51 New York organizations is using text messaging to help fight the stigma around PrEP. The post New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP appeared first on Mobile Commons. The “Bust the Myths, Get the Facts” campaign, launched on World AIDS Day, lets people sign up to receive informational texts and get connected to a provider near them.

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mLearning-World.com: How Can Mobile Help Teachers?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Tuesday, October 24, 2006 How Can Mobile Help Teachers? I am doing a personal study as to how mLearning is helping my wife- a music and Spanish teacher at a private school. She has embraced podcasts and other interesting teaching tools that involve mLearning, but my challenge this month is to help her organize.

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Mandalay Bay Uses SMS to Help Book Their Guests

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They’re helping guests book their hotel stays over text. The post Mandalay Bay Uses SMS to Help Book Their Guests appeared first on Mobile Commons. We wrote yesterday that hotels are using text messages to connect their guests with amenities. Las Vegas hotel Mandalay Bay is going even further. The Tatango blog writes that one SMS promotion from Mandalay Bay “links SMS subscribers directly to their reservations page, which is mobile optimized.”

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100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner | College@Home

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The College at Home blog offers us 100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner. I would recommend everyone bookmark this link. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0 eLearning Education for the iPod Generation

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Louisville Uses Texts to Help Smokers Quit

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Health departments all across the country are trying to help people quit smoking. And the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness is doing it by offering help wherever and whenever smokers need it – via text message. The best thing about the text messages? They’re individually timed. Smokers text in their target quit dates and receive encouragement, hints and reminders on a schedule that’s designed to provide the right words at the right time.

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Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

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Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. How is this helpful in Education? Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education.

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Using SMS Texting for Reference Help with Udefn

Cell Phones in Learning

Many educators have posted about the benefits of using Google SMS to help students with reference needs such as translation, weather, local information, stocks, currency exchange rates, and more. How is this helpful in Education? Recently Lisa Nielsen wrote a wonderful post about what Google SMS can do and how the tool could be useful in education.

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How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

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One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life. The post How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Text Messaging Helping NJ Voters Get to Polls in Aftermath of Storm: Text WHERE to 877-877

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Text Messaging Helping NJ Voters Get to Polls In Aftermath of Storm. Voters in storm-ravaged New Jersey will be helped to polling places – some of which have been moved due to the storm – by a text message polling place locator provided pro bono to the State by mobile strategy company Mobile Commons. Dozens of non-profit, voting rights and advocacy groups are expected to use the Polling Place Locator to help drive their constituents to the polls this November.

The New York Times Says Text Messages Can Help Underprivileged Students Enroll in College

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Using texts is a smart move This is how teenagers communicate.” – The New York Times But text messages are helping to close the gap. Need help? By sending simple reminders, text messages can help steer students towards the right school, starting them on a road towards their full potential. As we’ve seen with health care enrollment, the simplicity of text messages can help clarify even the most complicated systems.

Working America Helps Voters Report Problems with Mobile Messaging

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Here’s a great example of how a text message campaign can encourage supporters to become reporters – informing people about important developments right as they happen. A new Pennsylvania law was recently passed that would require voters to show ID before voting. Working America is concerned that the law may have a negative effect on voter turnout, since 11% of Americans don’t have the kind of ID required by the law.

Reminders to Help Your Subscribers Keep Safe & Dry

Mobile Commons

Here are a few helpful use cases and ideas to help you and your subscribers manage the storm: Send Out Reminders: Remind your subscribers in the Northeast what items they should pack in their emergency kit and to remember to stay indoors. We hope you’re staying dry, safe and out of Sandy’s way. Despite the impending storm, Mobile Commons is hard at work to make sure all our clients have the proper tools to reach their mobile subscribers on the East Coast.

Shine Can Help You Change Your Life Over Text Message Through On-Demand Life Coaching

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Shine is helping people become their best possible selves – all over text message. The startup has launched a new on-demand life coaching service , offering subscribers individualized, full-time access to a certified coach who can help them map out a personal plan to success. Each subscriber get matched with a “Shinevisor,” a trained professional who will send daily motivational texts, help people process low moments, and guide them on the path towards their ultimate goals.

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