Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

I am a fan of the HowStuffWorks podcast “Stuff You Should Know” Recently, I listened to the episode titled, “What’s The Future of the Internet” and the discussion on net neutrality and the walled garden of devices got me thinking about how device and OS manufacturers are restricting our experience of the Internet and the implication this could have to learning in general and mobile learning in particular.

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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.

The best Presentation on Social Learning and the New Role for Educators

mLearning Revolution

I’m fascinated by the impact Social Media has had on just about everything we do, including how we learn and how we share knowledge with our peers. Some people may call this Social Learning, or Informal Learning, I just call it Learning. Social Learning.

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

Float Mobile Learning

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

From Semantic Search to Social Search using Mobile Devices

Float Mobile Learning

Apps Search semantic search social searchStarting about 1970, the Internet was built on a base of text; most early communications between computers were text messages or documents. Then, in 1992, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World [.].

Two Examples of how Brands are still not Joining the Social Media Conversation

mLearning Revolution

A couple of years ago, whenever someone did a presentation on Social Media, most likely the last slide in the presentation would read ‘Join the Conversation.”. One thing I love doing on Social Media networks is to observe how other people and Brands approach conversations with their customers.

Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction

The Mobile Learner

In the first post of this series on mobile devices and 21st century skills, I focused in the use of mobile devices in developing communication skills. We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Similar to what is stated above, mobile devices can easily support information attainment by allowing students to access information online.

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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

Using Mobile Devices to Increase Community Engagement

The Mobile Learner

After blogging about the use of mobile devices from the perspective of classroom instruction and student learning for over five years, I now find myself considering how these same tools that can be used to help students learn can also be used to strengthen the home-school connection.

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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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.

The “m” in mLearning means More

mLearning Revolution

When you go to a conference on Mobile Learning or attend a webinar, you pretty much know the drill; the Presenter spends most of his or her time going through a long list of challenges we face as an eLearning industry considering the move to mobile learning (mLearning).

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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?

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.

Use Smartphones in class, say school principals

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals have been trying to make sense of the whirlwind that is Social and Mobile Technologies. They actively encourage schools to accept smartphones, and social networking as part their educational provision, and offer a range of guidelines and advice to different levels of practitioner. It's no wonder that school leaders responded by attempting to eliminate the use of mobile and social media in schools.

The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity

Upside Learning

After posing some questions about what constitutes a mobile learning ecosystem , I’ve continued working towards a model that can describe a mobile learning ecosystem, a task far harder than initially imagined. First mobile devices make an entry into the organizations.

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

Mobile Learning Edge

But, as Bill Tancer showed in his 2008 book Click , the number of people visiting porn sites has gone down as the use of social media has gone up. Here are two examples, both involving mobile.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning. Social (human) and Machine networks. It goes without saying the future of learning is mobile.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds across various social media, I’ve been noticing a spurt in the number of discussions around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement. As BYOD gains momentum, we’d probably see a positive effect on mobile learning adoption.

Twitter as a Mobile Learning Platform

The Mobile Learner

In the case of school communication, Twitter can be used: - as a communication gateway for teachers and school administrators looking to communicate with their parent community in a new and mobile way. - What ideas can you share on the uses of Twitter as a mobile learning platform?

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

No wonder they have thousands of superfans, who rave about their products and who recommend them to their peers via Social Media Networks. If there’s one thing we have learned from the mobile App revolution is that a great user experience is critical these days, apps have to delight customers and ultimately the user interface is the app. HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning. I would like to see Articulate gradually expand beyond the iPad and into other mobile devices over time.

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Feedback Goes Mobile

Mobile Learning Edge

We all know we are behind in mobile device utilization compared to most of Europe. A quick read of the Fast Company article attached, highlights a study of students and academics in the US and the interesting results of: - increased usage of mobile devices (in the last 5 years). - (obvious) decreases in the use of certain mobile functions. Articles Learning Technologies Reviews Social Media

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning March 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Getting Started With Mobile Learning? March 28, 2011 Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. Apparently this is true as anything seems to be possible now with mobile apps.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In my opinion, there are six fundamental drivers of mobile learning in the workplace. Growing Mobile Workforce. Rise of Mobile Computing. Explosion of Mobile Internet.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. Understanding Mobile.

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps.

July Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

Best of Mobile Learning. July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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. Here are a few highlights: PARENTS SAY YES!

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Bersin & Associates put forward a framework of 3 different forms of Informal Learning and suggest mobile could be the technology to make these happen. Mobile Learning Informal Learning

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

2012 saw the re-emergence of ‘Mobile learning’ or ‘mLearning’ as “new” (ok, not really new) buzzwords in L&D and Training circles around the world. Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising!

Moving Forward with a Mobile Strategy

The Mobile Learner

With smartphones ushering in the mobile revolution, companies again are scrambling to shift their strategies and to format their advertising and sales access points from computer to mobile and from computer browsers to mobile apps. I recently read an article on TechCrunch which described how big brands struggled to connect to customers and leverage their audience during Super Bowl XLVII as they used a computer browser strategy to try and connect with mobile users.

Emerging trends in education and mobile learning

Steve Vosloo

At the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 I sat on a panel titled Emerging Trends and New Technology – considered in the context of mobile learning. Overlapping of education trends and mobile-enabled opportunities. In all of these instances, mobile learning is well suited to supporting these changes. Mobiles provide a new, and sometimes only, access channel to the internet for many people. Mobile learning itself is a trend.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

I have been a Camtasia fan for a long time, as well as a SnagIt and Jing fan and I’m also very impressed with the work TechSmith is doing on Mobile. And please share with your Social Graph by ReTweeting this post. eLearning Mobile Learning featured review

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Mobiles are a way of life and are catching up in the learning domain as well. Your workforce uses mobiles for more than just phone calls or text messages. Effective mobile learning solutions can help you manage learning for your workforce that’s constantly on the move.

Learning Mobile Devices Are Not Quite New

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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started. Is mobile learning really happening?

Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning | Mobile Learning

mLearning

Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Mobile Device Supported Situated/Networked Learning 10 07 2006 Marg O’Connell, our department’s resident Educational Design guru, has just posted some of her fantastic thoughts on the use of mobile devices to facilitate and support situated and networked learning on her Educational Design blog.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions.

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