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Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. 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?

Upside Learning

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.

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A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. Mobile Learning Portal.

Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning

Social Learning

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.

Ten Must-Have Features In A Mobile-LMS

Upside Learning

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

Upside Learning

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?

Mobile Learning at the High School Level

Kapp Notes

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!!

The Practice of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

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.

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. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post.

Mobile Learning Solutions – Infographic

Upside Learning

We added pages that focus on our mobile learning services as well. 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

Upside Learning

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.

#Mobile #Moodle plugins available for download

Ignatia Webs

Carlos Kiyan and many other contributors have released their plugins for mobile Moodle to the plugins repository. These two plugins started as one of the earliest Mobile Moodle projects (back in 2010: Moodle4iPhone ). moodle mobile mLearning tablet mobile learning LMS applicationsGreat news for all of us Moodle users. devices.

#Situated learning via #mobile #augmented learning for our #educational future

Ignatia Webs

But with the ever growing (and simplifying) augmented mobile learning, it becomes a very feasible way of getting learners up to speed with the latest knowledge. Before looking at the video, know that it is rather easy to make a situated learning mobile lesson if you use wikitude (I had the pleasure of meeting Gunnar at mLearn2010, this is the blogpost on it ).

Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

Bottom-Line Performance

Mayra Aixa Villar. 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?

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

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.

SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon

Upside Learning

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.


Learning Delivery: E-Learning and Mobile Gaining Ground

CLO Magazine

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.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

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. 2. General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning). 3. SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices. January. 1.

The Mobile Learning Landscape 2015

ATD Learning Technologies

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

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

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options. What can you opt for in a high-end phone or mobile device? What mobile operating system to choose?

Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% of the workforce worldwide. 75% of North America’s workforce will be mobile by 2010. A few months ago Mashable posted this interesting infographic on the mobile workforce. Mobile Learning mLearning

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 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. Enjoy! => 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.

Influence of Mobile Learning is Growing


True mobile learning has been around for close to a decade, right around the time when the first smartphone and tablet (Apple) wereintroduced 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.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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. 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. The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , May 8, 2010 I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

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).

Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve recently been delivering simple content just-in-time for access through the websites that are designed to run on mobile devices. Here is a post about some tools that are used for mobile learning development from one of our stellar developers. Optimizing for the Mobile Web. Tags: Mobile Learning M-Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Development

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

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?

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

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.

Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1 Billion By 2015

Upside Learning

The latest report from Ambient Insight about mobile learning is out, and it comes up with some pretty surprising figures. It indicates that the worldwide market for mobile learning will probably grow from USD 3.2 billion (2010) to about USD 9.1 Interesting to see the highest growth in mobile learning will probably be in China, India and Indonesia, each over 60%.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

 . 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. 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.

Five Tips for Creating Graphics for Mobile Devices

Upside Learning

Mobiles are fast becoming the platforms of choice for all we do in life – browsing, chatting, other social interactions, & even starting to be used for learning delivery as well. At Upside Learning we’ve been creating various learning applications for mobile devices including apps for iPhone, Blackberry, & Android; browser based courses; short movies/animations etc.

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

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

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

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. December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. You can contact him at: