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A better mobile browser | Mobile Learning


With the desktop browser market fiercely competed by Microsoft Explorer and Firefox, Opera have designed and implemented the best web browsers around for mobile devices. The interface of the free Opera Mini 2.0 , designed for mobile phones, is simple, intuitive and makes the best use of the small screen size to present information. Opera also make a version of their browser for PDAs and smartphones called “ Opera Mobile &# – which is a commercial product costing US$29.

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The Continued Growth of the Mobile Web

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Recent numbers from Opera are showing massive growth of the mobile web. Through statistics gathered from their popular mobile web browser Opera Mini , it appears that we are finally beginning to see mobile access to the Internet as a viable option for teachers and for students. I currently use Opera Mini on my Blackberry and see it as a viable option for web browsing from a mobile device.

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Access your PC from your mobile | Mobile Learning


Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Access your PC from your mobile 28 09 2006 A new free service called SoonR allows mobile phones equipped with the Opera Mobile web browser to securely access PC files, Outlook data (including emails), and talk using VOIP.

The Best eBook Platforms for the Post-Readium Era


We also had the Readium Chrome Application and support for Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. To the shock of many loyal Readium users around the world, Google recently announced that it is planning to discontinue the use of Readium soon.

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Mobile Learning: Another Brief Reading List

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Opera Reports Explosive Mobile Web Growth Worldwide : Another R ead W rite W eb article. This one links to and summarizes a report by Opera, the maker of the Opera, Opera Mobile and Opera Mini web browsers, on the explosive growth of mobile web browsing worldwide.

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June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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Here is the monthly top ten list for from June. Enjoy. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

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Mobile Web Grows – But User’s Can Find it Tough

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Safari on the iPhone and Opera do better, but they are still not ideal for mobile users. According to this report from MediaPost (a web site devoted to advertising and mobility) mobile web usage continues to grow, which we knew. However, the report also goes on to talk about the frustrations many users experience with the mobile web. You can see the actual stats cited from Nielsen here.

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Maths and Science mobisite for “SmartLearners”

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For the full experience, view it from a mobile phone using Opera Mini , although it should display in most phone browsers. Vanesh Gokal is Principal at Burnwood Secondary School in Durban, and a Maths and Physical Science teacher. He is also passionate about mlearning. In his own words: “Our learners are mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds, including informal settlements. Hence mobile learning through cellphones (which they all have) is very necessary.&#.

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A quick look at the WapEduc m-learning solution

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The whole system seems to be laid out for smaller displays and when testing on my SonyEricsson old Opera browser it still looked good. In a recent press release, the French-based company Sarl WapEduc has announced that they will lead an e-learning project in Senegal. According to Philippe Steger, who leads WapEduc, over 1′100 lessons and questionnaires will help 100 students from Dakar in their pursuit of a high school degree.

Opera 40 Script to Detect iPhone and Blackberry

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For example, I am using Opera Mobile on my Blackberry Pearl. With a Blackberry, the browser detect in the first script should work, however, Opera Mobile reformats the page automatically and thus, the script shouldnt be needed.

When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline

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Using Opera Mini to browse the Internet, check my board email, read through my feeds in Google Reader or to write blog posts (like this one). 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.

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Making Content on Small Devices Look Great

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Yesterday, I found a great article on the Opera Developer's Forum about making the best use of a mobile device's screen. Life has been quite busy lately, other than some major development projects, we are piloting a program to send quality tips to cell phones of reps in various types of call centers. Sadly, this has meant neglecting my writing. Making Small Devices Look Great Snip: In this article "device" means a small, mobile unit such as a smart phone or PDA. Top 10 Freeware Apps for M-Learning- from mLearning @edublogs

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Opera Mobile web browser for J2ME (Java) Mobile phones: Usable on most mobile phones and some PDAs, Opera Mobile is the best mobile web browser I’ve ever used on any mobile platform. If you’re deploying mobile web content, encourage your users to try Opera Mobile.

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Just Another Mobile Phone Blog: St. Marys City Schools In Ohio, Verizon Wireless And GoKnow! Bring Wireless Technology To The Classroom

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St. Marys City Schools In Ohio, Verizon Wireless And GoKnow! Bring Wireless Technology To The Classroom Verizon Wireless and GoKnow! Mobile Learning Software Pilot Project Delivers Improved Test Scores within the School District. ST. MARYS, OH — Kyle Menchhofer, technology coordinator for the St. Marys City Schools, wants the kids in his school district to succeed in a technology-based world. With only four computers in each elementary classroom and an average of 22 students per class, Menchhofer knew the time students got on the classroom computers wasn’t enough to prepare them for a world in which computer fluency is mandatory. “What we wanted to do was to level the playing field for these kids,&# said Menchhofer, “To give them the most positive education experience possible, we knew we had to get creative and look for support from the community.&# With the help of Verizon Wireless and GoKnow!, Inc., a provider of educational software designed specifically for mobile devices, the St. Marys School District established a trial program through which 600 Verizon Wireless devices equipped with high-speed wireless broadband service were provided to the elementary classrooms. The district is currently the largest in the country to deploy mobile learning devices. Students now have access to the schools’ wireless local area network, can create multiplatform projects, read e-books, exchange and share documents, take photographs, draw and create animation—all from their wireless devices. “Our vision is for students to experience learning anytime, anywhere,&# said Menchhofer. “Thanks to Verizon Wireless’ generosity plus their solid network coverage in the area, we can achieve that vision.&# As a result of this pilot, the school district is seeing improvements in test results. For example, a participating third-grade classroom increased its overall math score by an average of 3.36% in 18 weeks, compared to 1.65% achieved by a non-participating class at the same school. “The combination of Verizon Wireless’ largest, most reliable 3G data network and GoKnow!’s innovative software has turned wireless devices into dynamic learning tools,&# said Roger Tang, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless. “The feedback not only from the students but teachers and parents as well has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re excited to be a part of this pilot and look forward to continuing to provide St. Marys with the tools they need.&# Ultimately, the goal is to put mobile learning technology in the hands of every third- through-twelfth grader in the district. About St. Marys City Schools Located in St. Marys, Ohio, the St. Marys City Schools have an enrollment of 2,158 students in grades K through 12. St. Marys City Schools received an Excellent District Rating awarded by the Ohio State Board of Education. St. Marys City Schools has been recognized nationally for its efforts using mobile learning devices in the classroom. About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving 89 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at About GoKnow!, Inc. GoKnow!, Inc. is the premier provider to K-12 of educational software, curriculum and professional development designed expressly for mobile computers. 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My Top Ten Mobile Learning Tools 2009 | Mashed Articles

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I had a great data plan, my google maps and mail, Opera browser and my slovoed French dictionary. Home Policy RSS Mashed Articles When articles speak for themselves « Howto Read CHM (compiled HTML) file in Ubuntu / debian Linux My Top Ten Mobile Learning Tools 2009 admin, 19 August 2009, No comments Categories: Information Technology , Learning (No Ratings Yet) Loading. Earlier this year I ditched my Nokia N73 for an iPhone.

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What really fits on those tiny cell phone screens? | Tom's Two Cents

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Here is a simulator for the Opera cell phone browser: [link] Random Thoughts mobile phone Comments (0) Trackbacks (0) Leave a comment Trackback No comments yet. Tom’s Two Cents Learning should be personal Home Contact Resume Curriculum Vitae Switcher Home > Random Thoughts > What really fits on those tiny cell phone screens? What really fits on those tiny cell phone screens?

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Exploring Educational Technology

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Exploring Educational Technology Front Page About Multimedia Photos Files 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 19, 2009 · Leave a Comment The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies for integration within each course. The COPs are a collaborative partnership between the researcher (as the ‘technology steward’), the course lecturers, and their students. The mlearning projects prior to 2009 had comprised small groups of students from select courses that volunteered to participate in the projects, while the breadth of funding secured for the 2009 projects enabled all students in each course to voluntarily participate if they chose. All participants (both lecturers and students) are provided with either (and in some cases both) an appropriate smartphone or 3G enabled netbook for the duration of their courses in 2009. The following sections outline three illustrative mobile web 2.0 case studies: A collaborative sustainable house design project between a third year Product Design course and a second year Landscape Design course. The Ning ( [link] ) social network is used to facilitate collaboration between the two different courses ( [link] ). * Product Design students using Nokia N95 smartphones and folding Bluetooth keyboards to capture and share design ideas and reflections on design via the use of an online blog/eportfolio. * Landscape Design students using 3G enabled netbooks to facilitate the development of a collaborative design process via Ning forums, and online media sharing sites such as Flickr ( [link] ) and YouTube ([link] Contemporary Music students using iPhones as tools to record and share environmental sounds from a variety of off-campus contexts, as well as creating online profiles on Vox ( [link] ) and MySpace ( [link] ), evaluating the use of new technologies for music generation, sharing, marketing, and distribution. Read more and view videos etc… on our WIKI page: [link] → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized What’s new in iPhone 3.0 June 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment What’s new in iPhone 3.0 Posted using ShareThis → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized Tag Maps for TPA eTeam (Wordle) June 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment Below are a couple of ‘Wordle’ pictures overviewing some of the areas of speciality of the Te Puno Ako ‘eTeam’: → Leave a Comment Categories: Web2 Unitec Strategy Planning Day.jpg June 5, 2009 · Leave a Comment Unitec Strategy Planning Day.jpg Originally uploaded by thomcochrane Trying to define a new unique essence. Thom Cochrane Academic Advisor (elearning &Learning Technologies) Unitec New Zealand → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom June 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment Here’s an example of using Twitter in education: How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom : &# Teachers are always trying to combat student apathy and University of Texas at Dallas History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to do it using Twitter in the classroom. (Via Read/WriteWeb.) → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized Landscape Design Netbook rollout May 22, 2009 · Leave a Comment Today we started the netbook project with the second year Diploma of Landscape Design students and staff. All students and staff were issued a Dell Mini9 netbook for use in their course for the rest of the year. the netbooks will be used as ‘windows’ into the online web 2.0 world – students will be blogging, uploading and sharing photos and VODCasts of their designs and learning experiences. This project follows on from a collaborative web 2.0 project between Landscape Design and third year Product Design students on the SHac09 sustainable house competition, where NING was used as a collaborative online space. See Penny’s overview of the project: [link] → Leave a Comment Categories: Unitec · Web2 · mobile Lecturer Mobile VODCasts May 22, 2009 · Leave a Comment Our Community Of Practice with Performing Arts Tutors is focusing on the educational potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies. In particular the Tutors have appropriated VODCasting, using QIK live video streaming from a smartphone to record video reflections and notes to their students. Here’s an example: Performing Arts COP participants: → Leave a Comment Categories: Unitec · Web2 · mobile Blogging in low-decil Schools! May 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment “Got people following and commenting on your blog daily from around the world? Check. Interviewing the likes of The Warriors and Ruben Wiki? Check. You’re number one in a Google search? Check. You’re ten years old? That’s Tanielu Tele’a, New Zealand’s youngest up-and-coming sports reporter. (Or rugby star—he hasn’t decided yet.) Tele’a and his colleagues at Auckland’s Point England Primary have been utilising new technology since they were five. As the first New Zealand school to produce its own podcast, and the only primary school with a regular spot on free-to-air TV, Point England students are learning in the 21st century, says technology teacher Dorothy Burt. What’s particularly exciting about the podcasting and blogging is the voice it gives the students.&# Read the full article by clicking the following link… [link] → Leave a Comment Categories: Web2 Mobile Maverick Awards 2009 May 13, 2009 · Leave a Comment Mobile Maverick Awards 2009 Posted using ShareThis → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized First look: Twitterrific 2 for iPhone May 8, 2009 · Leave a Comment First look: Twitterrific 2 for iPhone : “Jason Snell has an exclusive first look at Twitterrific 2 for iPhone. “ (Via MacCentral.) → Leave a Comment Categories: Uncategorized ← Older Entries Flickr Photos More Photos Recent Posts 2009 MLearning Projects Overview What’s new in iPhone 3.0 Tag Maps for TPA eTeam (Wordle) Unitec Strategy Planning Day.jpg How One Teacher Uses Twitter in the Classroom Delicious June 2009 M T W T F S S « May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 My Blogger Blog 2009 MLearning Projects Overview June 18, 2009 The projects are guided and supported by weekly “technology sessions” (Communities of Practice, or COP) facilitated by a ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) investigating the potential of mobile web 2.0 technologies for integration within each course. 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MASHe » Blog Archive » Mobile Learning: Some resources, tools and statistics

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Opera Online Mobile simulator mobiReady mobile site testing tool Educate iPhone/iPod Touch App – Calendar/timetabling, attendance and grade marking database, stopwatch, voice recorder, images, reference area, link to Moodle Ever wondered what devices students are carrying around with them?

Reading the signs | Work, Learn, Play

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At one point talk was that one-minute daily soap operas would become NTT Docomo’s killer mobile phone application though I don’t think the Japanese have gotten quite that far yet. Work, Learn, Play Notes on people, information & learning Home About This Blog Hosted by.

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Least (Lowest) Common Denominator is Bad? | Mobile Learning


It should not matter whether people browse your Web pages using Netscape, Explorer, Opera, Lynx, WebTV, NetPhonic’s Web-On-Call, Mobile Telephones, or Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs, or palmtops, the little computers with screens the size of a credit card). Mobile Learning An Online Reflective Journal on Mobile Learning Practice Home Winksite Store Resources About Mobile Contact Least (Lowest) Common Denominator is Bad?