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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is certainly a hot discussion topic with elearning and training solutions providers in Australia – like anywhere else in the world. I’m of the opinion that there are 3 primary types of usage for mobile devices in the context of learning.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 1 – Communication

The Mobile Learner

Back in 2007 when I began this blog, the main thrust was sharing ideas about why mobile devices can improve teaching and learning. Many in the education system are much more willing to accept mobile devices as learning tools.

10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone

Float Mobile Learning

From tracking calories to monitoring babies to sniffing out terrorists, we take a look at 10 unusual but innovative ways to use your mobile device. The post 10 Bizarre Uses For A Mobile Phone appeared first on Float. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices infrared cameras mHealth Tango

Peripheral Vision Turns Mobile Phone Cameras Into Watchdogs

Float Mobile Learning

New mobile learning apps could use immersive, panoramic footage taken with a mobile device''s camera. Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices mobile device cameras Surround-See

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

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. devices? devices.

Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

Cell Phones in Learning

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Potential Benefits of Using Cell Phones in Learning According to PARENTS!

Is eLearning on Tablets Really mLearning – My Stance

The Mobile Learner

In the blog post, titled, “ Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning (Chime In) “, RJ Jazquez discusses his opinion on on the question of whether eLearning is really mobile learning after having the question posed to him in a comment on another blog post. This uniquely mobile experience is one that cannot be replicated on a desktop computer or in any other way. …Ask yourself this question, is the learning experience UNIQUELY MOBILE?

Mobile Devices as Musical Devices

The Mobile Learner

Using an iPhone as a musical device is an interesting application of a cell phone. While known as a music player designed to allow users to consume music, developers have created apps that can transform the iPhone into a musical device to create music as well. This, however, is not the only way to use an iPhone as a musical device. Tags: Cell Phones in Education digital culture iPod in Education

Update: Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?

The Mobile Learner

As the break-neck speed at which development of digital technology continues to take place, and considering that my November 27, 2007 blog post titled “Polling by Cell Phone - Can We Completely By-Pass Clickers?&# is currently my most viewed post, I decided to share an update concerning the use of a cell phone, and now even an iPod Touch, as a clicker. Tags: tools clicker iPod in Education Mobilelearner cell phone clickers Cell Phones in Education polling

The Powerful Combination of Mobile Devices and Learning Apps

The Mobile Learner

In discussing the use of mobile devices, it is easy to forget that the educational and productive power of mobile devices comes through the integration of the devices with other tools. Mobile Devices and Literacy. Mobile Devices and Numeracy.

10 eBook/Audiobook Resources for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Learner

Reading this article about how ebooks will change the way we read and write inspired me to share some ebook/audiobook resources that can be utilized with mobile devices for mobile learning. Here’s a list of 10 eBook/Audiobook resouses for mobile learning: 1) Project Gutenberg : over 28,000 free public domain ebooks. 10) MobiPocket Reader : Free ebook reader for your PC, PDA and smart phone.

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Workers Favoring Mobile Devices Over Laptops

mLearning is Good

52% of the 1400 respondents said they could see themselves using their smart phone as their only computing device (if manufacturers continue to improve those devices). This evidence is relevant because it demonstrates the acceptance and reliance on mobile devices for productivity tasks beyond voice calls and basic email. What I see here is that mobile workers are building trust in their devices to do a lot of the things they once thought possible only with a PC.

Not Just Mobile Learning, Mobile Everything

Upside Learning

When our clients consider mobile learning, we often find them stuck in trying to deliver learning (training) on mobile devices. The key to exploiting the potential of mobile learning is to think of mobile beyond their learning content delivery capability.

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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

mLearning Revolution

OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? What about you, how many devices do you own? mobile devices per capita. How would you describe your daily use of mobile devices?

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The Mobile Learner » Twitter + Mobile Phone: Incorporating Web Tools and Mobile Devices

The Mobile Learner

Is it mLearning when you Learn from doing a Google Search on a Mobile Device?

mLearning Revolution

My post on whether “ eLearning on Tablets is really Mobile Learning ” generated quite a bit of interest, with lots of ReTweets and replies on Twitter, many Blog comments, at least 71 people casted their votes, and at least two other bloggers posted their own thoughts based on my post.

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

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

uLearning Blog

Several recent reports have shown that Australia has just about the highest uptake of smartphones and ‘mobile’ computers in the world. The second factor is the growth in availability of these devices in schools. phone? capabilities but rather the devices other features.

The Value of Smartphones in a Disaster

Float Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is learning at the point of need, and the ultimate point of need is a disaster. Use your phone to help you prepare for and make life easier when disaster strikes. Mobile Devices Pedagogy and Learning geolocation natural disaster point of need push notifications tornado

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. via Mobile App or Mobile Website Development?

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Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

Mobile Learning Edge

We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. Developing Collective Intelligence with Mobile Technologies. Responsive Design for Multiple Mobile Device Form Factors. Mobile Application Management/Mobile Device Management. Learning Through Mobile Games.

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Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices

The Mobile Learner

Only a few short years ago, when mobile devices were still mainly cell phones and music players, the thought of a mobile revolution supplanting the computer revolution seemed distant. However, we have seen a major shift in the way we use communication technologies mainly because wireless access to the Internet has improved dramatically and major investments have been made, and continue to be made, in mobile hardware and software. Desktop vs. Mobile OS.

Cell Phones in Education Part 1: Productivity

The Mobile Learner

As I stated in an earlier blog post , I an beginning a new series on using cell phones in learning to go along side my iPods in Education series. That is to use a cell phone for personal productivity. Cell phones, however, are different.

When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline

The Mobile Learner

As of this writing, I have spent 2 weeks as and administrator and would like to reflect on how my mobile device has kept me connected to my digital spaces and my PLN. So, how do I find myself using my mobile device these days? Using Google Maps for Mobile for directions or to find local establishments. Then there is the obvious: making phone calls.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

No, the future of eLearning and Learning in general is Mobile Learning or better yet Multiscreen Learning , either way we can abbreviate it as m Learning. Mobile Challenges. Every new computing paradigm has challenges and the new mobile revolution is no different.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. Are they ready to learn on the mobile?

Beyond the basics of mobile device rollouts: ideas for the learning environment

uLearning Blog

So, you’ve decided to give these new-fangled mobile devices a place at your 21st century education (a term I use because I know so many can’t stand it) table. But in this post I’m talking specifically about the physical environment into which these devices will need to fit.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Mobile demands quick, simple and easy-to-use.

Nokia’s Intriguing Vision(s) of the Future

Mobile Learning Edge

The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has issued several new videos on their view of the future of mobile devices. Following the footsteps of Apple, their concept are highly stylized designs that use the entire mobile device as an interactive display.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. Hot Lava Mobile. Mobile Learning

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. It’s just elearning on the phone. Mobile learning is much more than just learning on the move.

From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning: Speak Up 2009: The biggest Obstacle to Using Technology in Ed.Not Being Able to Use Student's Own Mobile Devices!

mLearning World

Very interesting research has just been published by the Tomorrow Group (Speak Up 2009) about mobile phones and education. 63% of parents say they would buy their child a cell phone if they knew it would be used for educational purposes. ONLY 18% of parents dismiss mobile devices as not having a positive impact on learning. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

CBC’s Spark: Interview on Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

The Mobile Learner

Click the link below to listen to the March 17, 2010 episode of CBC’s Spark where Nora Young interviews Marie Bjerede on how several North Carolina schools are working to incorporate cell phones into daily classroom instruction to increase student engagement and collaboration: Link to the episode on CBC’s Spark website: [link]. Direct link to the audio file: Full Interview: Marie Bjerede on cell phones in the classroom.

Mobile Devices Changing the World: One Media Player Per Teacher Project

The Mobile Learner

In this blog, I’ve often focused on the use of media players and cell phones to improve the teaching of teachers and to improve the learning of students. Admitting, my focus has always been on the use of these devices in a western, mainly North American school setting.

Place-based Learning and Mobile Devices – Part I

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Just as geocaching enhanced earlier forms of interpretive tours or location-based hunts to a wider audience, smart phones are pushing the potential of place-based learning into uncharted territory.

Cell Phones in Education Part 4: Learning on Location

The Mobile Learner

Disclaimer : While this post presumes the use of a smart phone, and while it is true that not all students own a smart phone, with the current shift toward smart phones, soon, smart phones will be as prevalent as cell phones are today. This is where the mobile phone comes into play. GPS locators found in many of today’s mobile phones allow students to explore their surroundings while also applying mapping skills.

Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

mLearning World

Ignatia Webs gives us an interesting article on choosing a mobile device for learning. This article, however, is good if you are looking at starting from scratch on a mLearning project where you will be in charge of providing the devices. Read it at: Ignatia Webs: What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning? When considering a device that has Wifi, look for one that creates a mobile hotspot.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

Here are two examples, both involving mobile. It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple.

Learning a Language on a Mobile Device

mLearnopedia Blog

Much of the recent activity in mobile learning has been in language training. "The idea of mobile learning is that it will allow students of all ages to access course materials through a mobile phone, maximizing time by providing learning on the go," said Michael Yu, New O.