Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. I want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. It requires MIDP/JVM on mobile device. Each mobile device has some variation in implementing MIDP profile. Games.
Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
I think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Why Mobile? With the availability of just-in-time access to information through mobile computing devices (including tablets ) the notion of knowledge (sometimes a.k.a. This is where a strategy that includes mobile fits in very well. Mobile apps are big business. Let me explain why I think that way.
Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 million in 2010. Growing number of mobile learning tools and platforms. So everyone wants mobile learning. billion by 2015.
Mobile Learning at the High School Level
JULY 12, 2010
Marys, Ohio informed me about a Mobile Learning project he has been involved with for the last two years. They have been using smartphones in the classroom and every student in our school district from 3rd grade to 6th grade has their own mobile learning device. They are adding seventh grade next year and the ultimate goal is to have a mobile learning device in every students' hand from 3rd grade to 12th grade! Here is information and the school's mobile web site. Here is a video introduction about the Mobile Learning project , check it out!!
Mobile Usage Among The Youth
DECEMBER 29, 2010
The Neilsen Company, the well-known advertising and market research company published an interesting report recently about mobile phone usage amongst youth in certain countries. There are lots of other interesting bits in the report; well worth the time to download and read if you’re into the design of mobile learning. You can download the report here. registration required).
General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)
JANUARY 14, 2010
Wikipedia defines mobile learning as “Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. In other words, mLearning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices 1.
Ten Must-Have Features In A Mobile-LMS
JUNE 11, 2010
The future of elearning is mobile. Even with the present challenges mobile learning of non-standard screens, operating systems, browser support there is no real doubt that mobile learning is fast becoming widely accepted to deliver and help manage activities around learning delivery. Access to all notifications on mobile version as in the main LMS version.
Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps
JULY 13, 2010
I stumbled upon this presentation , shared by Chad Udel , comparing four main mobile OSes. Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. Tags: Mobile Learning Frameworks mLearning mLearning Technology Take a look -. So Native Apps vs Web Apps? The presentation gives a good initial comparison of the 5 OSes. The question however will be which phone to target?
Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
I had the opportunity to interview Mayra Aixa Villar , instructional designer and thought leader in the mobile learning space. If you are interested in where mobile learning is headed, or in how mobile learning is different from “regular eLearning,” read on! How did you get started in instructional design, and what sparked your interest in mobile? I agree.
The Practice of Mobile Learning
MARCH 17, 2010
I tend to look at mobile learning in two distinct contexts – first as a tool to meet a learning need, second as a learning content delivery platform. While these two contexts are implicitly linked, it helps to look at them separately to understand how mobile technology can actually benefit learning. When trying to remember – Mobile technology can perform very well as learning aids.
Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010
DECEMBER 26, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? by Cathy on 09/07/2010 Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To? Best, Connie December 27, 2010 11:24 AM Christoforos Online said.
The Mobile Learning Landscape 2015
ATD Learning Technologies
MAY 26, 2015
To understand the growing importance of mobile technologies in learning, ATD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) recently released the report, The Mobile Landscape 2015: Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning. ATD and i4cp also administered surveys on the topic of mobile learning in 2010 and 2013. Click here to read full version
Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010
eLearning Learning Posts
JUNE 9, 2010
May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. QR Codes: In the Classroom #QRCode - Dont Waste Your Time , May 28, 2010 I’ve written previously about QR Codes, what they are, and how we might use them.
Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well. I designed a simple diagram to visually communicate what learning situations mobile learning is apt for and the various that may go into making a mobile learning solution. Mobile Learning can be used both in push and pull modes by users in times of learning need. The diagram is self-explanatory.
Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips
MARCH 1, 2010
There really is very little different about designing mobile learnin g from other forms of learning. These are five tips I give customers who are setting about implementing some form of mobile learning, even if it is the smallest component in a blended solution. KISS Keep it short and simple – a rule applied to all types of learning content also applies for mobile learning content.
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
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. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs. Ask yourself -.
A Brief History of Instructional Design
MAY 26, 2015
2010 and beyond. Now is the age of learning technology in all its form – social, mobile and personalized. Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies are at the heart of this era of learning. Instructional Design has come a long way. Like everything else, this drastic change in approach hasn’t been fast. Origins. In 1954, B.F. In the early 1960s, Robert F. First name.
Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources
OCTOBER 25, 2010
eLearning Acupuncture , September 9, 2009 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Online Courses - Learning Putty , January 18, 2010 Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009 Online Success - a recipe for learners and facilitators - Designed for Learning , February 14, 2010 5 laws of human nature and online collaborative communities - Thinking Cloud , December 18, 2009 37signals’ Idealogy Meets Online Training (Part 1): Meetings are Toxic - Mindflash , August 24, 2010 Teaching online forces better pedagogy - Learning Conversations , September 16, 2009 50 Web 2.0
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. www.online-educa.com December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile Learning: Book Review
OCTOBER 17, 2010
Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge. Here is a short review: Gary Woodill, describes how mobile devices can provide effective learning in a variety of formats including location-based information, just-in-time training and the ability to provide on-demand documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) when and where the employee needs the information. He also provides seven principles for effective mobile learning. Kapp: What are the three biggest obstacles to the adoption of mobile in corporate settings?
Learning Delivery: E-Learning and Mobile Gaining Ground
AUGUST 17, 2016
Overall, results show a decline in classroom-based training since 2010 and a slow but inconsistent increase in synchronous and asynchronous e-learning. In 2010, only 15 percent of CLOs considered e-learning a “primary” delivery modality for business skills. One out of every three CLOs delivers compliance training to mobile/smart devices. The Current Mix Continues to Shift.
Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing
AUGUST 12, 2014
True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced and opened up a new world of possibilities for training and education. Thailand’s government is planning to supply 13 million mobile devices to students within the same time-frame. 2010 US Census Bureau survey. whitehouse.gov.
SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon
JULY 23, 2010
Recently, the first mLearnCon covering the A-Z in mobile learning was held in San Diego. Amit had summarized about it in his posts on How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I and Part II and Interesting Mobile Statistic. While going through the session list, I noticed one session on SCORM Implementation Strategies for Mobile. Number of devices supported.
Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010
JANUARY 6, 2011
So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology. General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning). SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices. January. February.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
Mobile learning is in the air. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. During this period we’ve tried several things; experimented a lot; and in the process have built a good understanding and capability in the mobile learning space. Recently we released an innovative mobile learning platform – Upside2Go.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Here’s some of what I pulled out.
Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Strategizing informal learning Five Steps to Mobile Learning Success by Brian Taliesin If you feel I’m missing good articles, please let me know. I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.
These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. I believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.
Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning
JUNE 17, 2010
After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. HotLava LMA (Learning Mobile Author).
Mobile Year in Review 2010
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JANUARY 5, 2011
If you weren't sure about mobile devices as a possible channel for learning then maybe you should watch this and reconsider. Amplify’d from dangerouslyirrelevant.org Video – Mobile Year in Review 2010 See more at dangerouslyirrelevant.org See this Amp at [link This video is well done and informative. And if you want to learn more mLearnCon is coming again!
World Texting Message Smashed!! (I guess this is good news)
AUGUST 24, 2010
Tags: mobile learning
Moving Games Forward
OCTOBER 26, 2010
For mobile games, the ban on mobile phones and other portable devices in schools is a large barrier to entry. Here is an interesting whitepaper called Moving Learning Games Forward: Obstacles, Opportunities and Openness written by Eric Klopfer, Scot Osterweil, and Katie Salen with contributions by Jason Haas, Jennifer Groff and Dan Roy and right out of the Education Arcade.
Blending social and mobile
AUGUST 16, 2011
This is part 2: Blending social and mobile. Its roots are NOT in mobile learning as social became a hit with the advent of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook – which emerged before mobile phones gave access to these sites. Mobile devices make it easier to be social in new ways. Mobile + social lets organizations leverage what people instinctively do.
Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?
APRIL 16, 2012
IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce. Organizations need systems, processes, and managers who can manage the growing mobile workforce effectively.