SMS for Mobile Learning

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SMS for mobile learning. I’m going to attempt to show some ways that you could use SMS or text messaging for mobile learning. There are lots of ways that SMS could be used. Beyond that, there are a lot of more advanced solutions that use more technology than the SMS text itself. The PollEverywhere service allows your learners to respond to polling questions through SMS and a web interface for devices equipped with a modern browser.

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SMS Nation: July Edition

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Here, we’ve compiled three recent stories about SMS that caught our eye about how text messaging is impacting our daily lives. New report finds that people prefer SMS to Facebook Messenger. The survey commissioned 509 participants to report their mobile phone habits, and found that 72% of participants said that they prefer SMS to messaging apps. Thanks for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation! The post SMS Nation: July Edition appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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iVoted new Free SMS polling

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In addition one can respond to the polls via email, sms text, twitter, or the web. I have recently been using a resource called iVoted. It is for live polling, similiar to Polleverywhere, LetsGoVote and SMSpoll. iVoted has a free package (up to 25 votes per poll with unlimited polls). The polls must be multiple choice, but they are very easy to generate. There are some options with voting and results. smspoll polleverywhere iVoted letsgovote

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ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

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It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). I am really enjoying using a new resource called ClassPager. It is 100% free! It allows teachers to create class alerts with no limit on the number of students (or parents). Additionally, it is private. There are a lot of teacher controls over student accounts and yet it does allow for anonymity.

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SMS Nation: October Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! It started as a mobile app, but now they’ve launched a complementary service called Gone by SMS to make it even easier for users. With Gone by SMS, users can now send a text to a phone number and an assistant will walk them through the entire process via SMS. SMS intervention programs are effective for several reasons. Thank you for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation!

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SMS Nation: August Edition

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Welcome to this month’s edition of SMS Nation! A new article by Forbes Magazine confirms the trend we’ve been seeing for several years now: that SMS is the preferred communication method for Millennials, above phone calls and even, on some occasions, face to face interactions. Matti Makkonen, the father of SMS, passed away this past June. Thank you for reading this month’s edition of SMS Nation! The post SMS Nation: August Edition appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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iVoted new Free SMS polling

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In addition one can respond to the polls via email, sms text, twitter, or the web. I have recently been using a resource called iVoted. It is for live polling, similiar to Polleverywhere, LetsGoVote and SMSpoll. iVoted has a free package (up to 25 votes per poll with unlimited polls). The polls must be multiple choice, but they are very easy to generate. There are some options with voting and results. smspoll polleverywhere iVoted letsgovote

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Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?

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Here are the top three reasons why SMS is the ideal user interface. The consumer’s familiarity with SMS equips them with a crystal clear understanding of how to operate the service. By allowing users to communicate the way they usually do, SMS becomes, in a way, the universal platform, and thereby accommodating the needs of everyone. The flexibility of text messaging has resulted in more and more companies using SMS as their basic user interface.

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How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy

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Once students are enrolled in your health center’s mobile list, SMS can help them in a variety of ways. If students respond no, you can reschedule it via SMS or over the phone. Crisis Text Line is the quintessential example of an SMS hotline for young adults. The post How SMS Helps Keep College Students Healthy appeared first on Mobile Commons. Alerts & Reminders Appointment Reminders Live SMS Chat Medication Reminders Text Messaging

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SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

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Consumers prefer SMS to other channels for customer support. Given text messaging’s ability to be prompt, clear, and flexible, it’s easy to see why 75% of people would prefer to use SMS over social media. How SMS improves customer support. You can use SMS to keep track of personal finance. Everywhere you turn, SMS is being recognized for its value. The post SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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3 Ways SMS Builds Customer Loyalty and Engagement

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Here are three ways that SMS can work for your business. Live SMS chat fosters one-on-one conversations. Live SMS chat allows people to have instantaneous, one-on-one conversations with your company via text messaging. You can use live SMS chat to provide consumers with personalized support and collect feedback from customers about their recent purchases. The post 3 Ways SMS Builds Customer Loyalty and Engagement appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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How SMS Can Improve Students’ Study Habits

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Here are three ways that SMS can keep students stay on track with their study plans and achieve their test day goals. The post How SMS Can Improve Students’ Study Habits appeared first on Mobile Commons. Information Lookup Live SMS Chat Surveys, Polls & Quizzes Text Messaging Text messaging is a great tool for helping students adhere to their studying goals.

Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives

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The post Crisis Text Line Uses SMS Data Mining to Save Lives appeared first on Mobile Commons. Client Stories Fundraising Live SMS Chat Mobile CRM Mobile Research Reports & Analytics Studies Text Messaging Text messaging’s trademark is fast, efficient communication. But did you know that analyzing data from text messaging campaigns can uncover insights about your mobile users and lead to bigger discoveries? That’s right.

Why Apple Relies on SMS

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When Book asks for an example of a company smartly using SMS, Murphy mentions Apple’s Genius Bar, where Apple technologists help customers with support issues. The channel they have chosen to manage that experience is SMS,” Murphy says. They also know that if they leave…90% of SMS messages are read within the first three minutes of delivery. ” “Apple tak[es] advantage of the ubiquity of the SMS channel and the immediacy of the SMS channel.”

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Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment

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So for high school seniors who are overwhelmed by confusing paperwork, SMS may be the best way to break the fear barrier. Live chat - Live SMS chat allows you to text back and forth with students and have one-on-one conversations instantaneously. The post Breaking Down the FAFSA with SMS Drives Higher Enrollment appeared first on Mobile Commons. Alerts & Reminders Appointment Reminders Features Live SMS Chat Mobile Research Reports Text Messaging

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5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

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Reason #2: SMS resolves customer complaints and issues faster than other channels. Reason #3:SMS saves a record of every customer interaction. Hotels can also collect and analyze data collected via SMS in order to anticipate common needs or areas for improvement. Reason #4: SMS fosters a better client relationship than phone calls. Reason #5: SMS is becoming the norm and not the exception.

Learning english via SMS

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The mlearn2006 effect must be contagious. Athabasca University in Canada hosted the conference last year, and this year they are in the news for a pilot project using mobile learning to teach english grammar on their phones. Excellent news! It is a great subject area, because the learners are often very motivated, and there are ways of supporting language learning via all sorts of media

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Your Weekly SMS News Roundup

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Book Your Next Hotel Stay at Mandalay Bay via Text Message – Hipcricket customer Mandalay Bay lets guests book their stays over SMS. Express Text Message Advertising Examples – The clothing retailer Express commonly uses different SMS keywords for different SMS promotions, or to track opt-ins or engagement from different advertising sources. The post Your Weekly SMS News Roundup appeared first on Mobile Commons.

ClassPager for SMS and Polling Students!

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It also allows you to set up sms polls (they can be free text polls). I am really enjoying using a new resource called ClassPager. It is 100% free! It allows teachers to create class alerts with no limit on the number of students (or parents). Additionally, it is private. There are a lot of teacher controls over student accounts and yet it does allow for anonymity.

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Your Weekly SMS/MMS News

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Ernst & Young Announces SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Technology Award Winner in the Midwest – SMS Assist manages a network of subcontracted affiliates and an estimated 500,000 technicians to provide maintenance services to more than 120,000 client locations. Google AdWords testing click to SMS ad extension – Google is now testing an ad format that lets your prospects text you. Crisis Text Line gets $23.8

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ClassWith.Us A New SMS Parent-Teacher Communication Tool

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ClassWith.Us is a brand new text alert tool that focuses on parent-teacher communication. The focus is on making sure that the teacher can easily let parents know about a child''s progress in school on a daily basis. I can see this tool being extremely helpful in elementary classrooms, where the teacher can give a quick update at the end of each week.

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Because it’s easy, confidential, and effective, SMS chat is quickly becoming the preferred communication tool for doctors and patients alike.

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Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women

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The fifth message was interactive; women could respond to receive more information about the vaccine via SMS chat. The post Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccination Rates Among Pregnant Women appeared first on Mobile Commons. Alerts & Reminders Appointment Reminders Live SMS Chat Studies Surveys, Polls & Quizzes Text Messaging

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Why SMS May Be The Channel Your Campaign Is Missing!

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SMS texting is a great way to do it because it’s the most popular form of communication, and the one most likely to be viewed by recipients. text messages a day and that SMS campaigns have a 99% clickthrough rate? An SMS campaign may also be best for international campaigns to reach people with limited Internet bandwidth. SMS is the way to go! Oftentimes SMS is the quickest way to connect with your audience, even more directly than social media.

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How SMS Saves Money in Mobile Marketing

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Getting caught up in these mobile marketing trends results in many companies forgetting to cover the basics – like SMS. Customers love SMS already – so use it! When you look at the big picture, SMS is the most obvious solution to a successful mobile marketing strategy. SMS is already the most widely used mobile app –according to a recent report by SAP , 74% of adults use it on a regular basis. Did you know that half the global population will own a smartphone by 2017?

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Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccinations Rates Among Pregnant Women

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The fifth message was interactive; women could respond to receive more information about the vaccine via SMS chat. The post Using SMS to Increase Influenza Vaccinations Rates Among Pregnant Women appeared first on Mobile Commons. Alerts & Reminders Appointment Reminders Live SMS Chat Studies Surveys, Polls & Quizzes Text Messaging

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Free SMS: "call me back"

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Sending credits via SMS started there. But here is yet another great idea, this time from an operator in the Maldives If you have run out of credit, how about being able to send a free SMS The third world has led the way for quite a while, when it comes to creative uses of the most simple phone technologies. Pay as you Go started there. Using private mobiles as pay phones is common there.

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Are You a Master of SMS Marketing? Take our Quiz!

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The post Are You a Master of SMS Marketing? Take our Quiz! appeared first on Mobile Commons. Mobile Strategy & Tips

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SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

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According to a recent article on Multichannel Merchant , you might get better results with personalized text messages, or SMS. Push vs. SMS: The Stats. Research from SAP Global shows that across the globe, 64 percent of people think companies should use SMS more often to interact with customers, and 70 percent of people consider SMS a great way to get their attention. SMS and Your Customers. SMS Marketing Case Studies.

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Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

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How SMS Helps Patients Prepare for Surgery. Study: Using SMS to encourage pre-surgery showers. Using SMS to Aid Post Surgery Recovery. Offer a 24/7 live SMS chat service so that patients can quickly reach a healthcare professional with questions or concerns throughout their recovery process. Texting for surgical care is just one more way SMS can help improve the lives of patients.

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Three Myths of SMS Marketing Debunked

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Here are three common myths about SMS marketing debunked. Myth #3: SMS marketing is a trend and it will soon die out. SMS marketing is here to stay and we have the statistics to prove it! According to a new survey , 89% of executives say their company has or will implement SMS messaging over the next year. If your organization is ready to get incredible results with SMS marketing, contact our sales team at sales@mobilecommons.com.

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7 Ways for Businesses to Use SMS

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SMS marketing is a simple way for any business to engage with its consumers. But what many businesses want to know is – once I get launch my SMS campaign, what do I actually do with it? They offer seven SMS strategies that just about any business can use. That’s one reason why more and more hotels are using SMS to communicate with guests. SMS is a great way to automate appointment reminders.

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SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

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The good news is that there’s one mobile technology that guarantees communication with patients: SMS (text messaging). SMS Advantages Data points to why SMS is such an effective communication tool: people read 98% of the text messages they receive; they also read 90% of text messages within three minutes of delivery and respond to these messages within an average of 90 seconds. Improving attendance and timeliness for scheduled vaccinations via SMS reminders.

SMS News: May 2015, Healthcare Edition

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In this month’s edition of SMS news, we highlight three interesting healthcare studies involving text messaging. The post SMS News: May 2015, Healthcare Edition appeared first on Mobile Commons. From prenatal care to pain management, here is how text messaging is being used to help patients around the world. Researchers study whether targeted text messages can improve medical outcomes in pregnant mothers.

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SMS Nation: Americans Text a Lot, Score Tickets to Sports Games with SMS & Construction Text Updates

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From highways to stadiums, here we highlight three recent and noteworthy uses of SMS in the country. The report found that the average American sends and receives 321 text messages per day, and spends 26 minutes per day on SMS. These statistics are a good confirmation of what we already know: that people use their phones to text more than they do to call other people, thereby validating SMS as one of the best communication channel available to companies today.

Greenpeace Fights Toxics with SMS

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But last week, one Greenpeace vessel served a friendlier function: promoting SMS advocacy. Greenpeace ships are made for hard work. The environmental advocacy organization is famous for confronting illegal whalers right on the high seas. The Rainbow Warrior III was docked in New York harbor, and Greenpeace invited passersby to tour the ship for a flavor of the organization’s important activist mission.

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Kik vs. SMS: Which One Does it Better?

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Here is a beat-by-beat comparison of what this new app has to offer compared to its inspiration: tried and true SMS. SMS: 1. SMS, however, is a responsive and personal mobile channel. SMS: 2. SMS: 2. With SMS, people opt in to your mobile list in order to communicate with your brand. SMS short codes are also regulated by the CTIA, thereby offering an additional level of security and protection for consumers. SMS: 3.

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Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

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2) Marketers leave text messaging untapped Only 29% of retailers use SMS, or short messaging service, text messages to communicate to consumers, according to our vendor OpenMarket’s report released in August. 3) OLX Kenya has launched an SMS Service to help farmers sell their produce A good reminder of how creative text message can be. 4) Why businesses haven’t mastered text message marketing (yet) “SMS marketing platforms are ridiculous effective….And

American Eagle Outfitters Sees Winning Strategy in SMS

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Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters may have found the answer: Leverage the power of SMS and give customers the chance to win $10,000. The company also sent notifications via SMS and email to any customer who was already in the store’s database. SMS Key to Success Erica Dudash, American Eagle Outfitters’ director of marketing, explained that SMS was key to the campaign’s success. SMS outreach led to a 60% click-through rate overall.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Because it’s easy, confidential, and effective, SMS chat is quickly becoming the preferred communication tool for doctors and patients alike.

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Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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If you’re interested in learning more about how to use text messaging for positive healthcare outcomes, please check out more information about the advantages of using SMS in healthcare: Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Interactivity. The post Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions appeared first on Mobile Commons. According to a report by Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital readmissions cost hospitals over $41.3

I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization

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The webinar covered how nonprofits can use SMS campaigns to engage their supporters with mobile. On January 28th, Michael Sabat, our VP of Business Development, co-hosted a webinar with two of our good friends: Dawn Bickett from Greenpeace USA and Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org. Watch the video below for mobile usage statistics, best practices for integrating mobile into campaigns, and examples of past and ongoing campaigns from Greenpeace USA and other large nonprofit organizations.

Using SMS to gauge gas prices

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All Posts gas prices sms text messages the takeaway transportation nationThe Takeaway and Transportation Nation have teamed up to find out how record gas prices are affecting drivers. Using the Mobile Comons platform and Google Maps, the team has created a map that plots both gas prices and how people are changing their behaviors to cope with pain at the pump. Gas prices are at record highs. And we want to know if it’s changing what you do. Are you ditching the car?

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