Designing Mobile Learning Solutions
JULY 14, 2016
With so much of our lives lived “on the go”, mobile learning has acquired a new paradigm. If designed correctly, mLearning can save time while providing just-in-time learning opportunities. However, to be successful, mobile learning solutions should not simply aspire to become classroom lectures on a tablet or smartphone. Best Practices.
Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning
JUNE 13, 2012
I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. Like millions of people around the world, I too was glued to my computer on June 11 2012, following closely every news announcement Apple shared at their annual WWDC event. How can this be applied to designing learning experiences? What do you think?
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2017.
The 4 S’s of mobile design
APRIL 12, 2011
Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. call them the 4 S’s of mobile design. 1. believe the primary benefit of m-learning is the very fact that it is mobile.
6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 The Web. No
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To seek out new devices. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. already saw that mobile planet. Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. .
20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning
MAY 3, 2014
This may feel futuristic, but the cool thing is that the technologies are all already there (and cheap!) ” – Geoff Stead (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm). They help us precisely pinpoint the location of mobile phones indoors, and enable us to communicate with the users (of the phones) through specific apps installed in their mobile devices. What are the advantages?
How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design
JANUARY 24, 2013
One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. There are currently almost as many mobile phones on the planet as there are people. We laugh and think this is crazy… until we misplace our mobile device and have to deal with the resulting separation anxiety. Smart mobile interface design places navigation elements within comfortable range of human thumbs.
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle.
Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
iBeacon is an indoor proximity system designed by Apple Inc. True, you do need a comprehensive learning strategy that has instructor-led courses as well as online training modules and even some form of mobile learning.But the fact is, more often than not, people tend to forget whatever they have learnt, unless that learning is supported and reinforced through other media.
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. With such fantastic results in the K – 12 sphere, it’s no wonder mobile learning is seeing such rapid uptake in the workplace, too. 2. Bring
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. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
Recently a number of companies have come out with tools, that enable us to create these cool graphics with little knowlege of design, my favorite is [link]. One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices.
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. 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.
Want to go mobile for learning and support?
OCTOBER 19, 2012
invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. We want to use mobile devices, but which mobile? There is great excitement about the potential of mobile devices for learning and support. What decisions must be made to establish an appropriate mobile strategy? Mobile Website. Want to go?
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Big Data is set to revolutionize the way e-learning is designed, developed and delivered. It is expected to bring in more disruptive changes in the way learning is conceived, designed, delivered, and tracked, thereby helping us take performance improvement to the next level. It is an evolving programming language that could lead the future of mobile web. MOBILE LEARNING.
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash.
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith. “ You can’t teach people everything they need to know. LearnQ : a mobile-based performance support app for our Quality Management System (QMS) that provides an ubiquitous way to access information while on the go. What are the techniques to achieve the same? Videos.
Tom Crawford: Design for Mobile The Ups and Downs of the Small Screen #devlearn @vizchef
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
The mobile market: Smart phones are growing; but not-smart-phones are still significant part of the market. So you could still do SMS and text and do good stuff with mobile learning. PC/laptop use is down 20%; mobile is 30% up. right now only 7% of them are mobile, but 35% of searches are done on mobile. Design Prepare for lots of tips. mobile devlearn
What the Release for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Means for Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
As Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, unveiled the mobile devices which come with a host of new features, the Internet was inundated with reviews of the new devices. As a technology-enabled learning professional, I believe Apple’s new Smartphones can help deliver better experiences to mobile learners. Apple’s new products finally seem to bring these problems to an end.
Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
According to the leading news and information resource site Mashable 2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design (RWD). On the other hand, the popularity of mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones, is skyrocketing. The shift from desktop to mobile is thus perceivable. The advent and popularity of mobile devices has affected the e-Learning industry as well.
Training: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
JULY 7, 2014
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can […].
Apple Announces Textbook Revolution
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JANUARY 19, 2012
This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. Apples iBooks will sell for no more than $14.99. But the exciting thing is that if you are familiar with Apple apps then it won't take much more than that for you to start writing a fully interactive textbook of your own. The starting templates are beautiful.very similar to templates in Pages with clean elegant designs. But like I said, this is an Apple app and that's just how you do it. From the Apple web site. Everyone knew this was coming. No fuss.
Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?
JUNE 24, 2012
really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. The thing is, most people are asking the wrong questions regarding what people really want out of mobile learning, including eLearning tools vendors. My point is that all of us in Learning Design, who are starting to design for multiple screens, need to be asking the right questions and the one question in the tweet above is a great question to ask. What are your thoughts?
Why I disagree with Mark Zuckerberg who claims the iPad isn’t mobile [Poll]
JUNE 6, 2012
I came across this interesting article on Forbes.com, which also includes a short video (below) of Mark Zuckerberg answering a question from the audience and basically saying that the iPad is not mobile. The author argues that Facebook’s lack of a mobile story should terrify investors, especially now that Facebook is a public company. eLearning Mobile Learning featured
10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]
JULY 25, 2012
I love Mobile and everything that it represents. enjoy the simplicity of mobile. suppose you can say that I think “ mobile-first ” and everything else, including desktop-second. This is why I’m a big fan of Luke Wroblewski’s book entitled Mobile First. Mobile is the future and we must to be part of it. Time is precious on mobile.”
The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times
APRIL 24, 2012
It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. There’s so much to like about what’s new in CS6, but to me what stands out the most is everything Adobe did around designing for mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.
The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]
JULY 2, 2012
However, now that the desktop has been reduced to just one of many screens we have to develop learning for, coupled with the fact that Flash is no longer the ubiquitous technology it once was, perhaps video is about to play a bigger role in how we develop the next generation of learning experiences, that will be consumed by learners across a multitude of mobile devices. link]. link]. link].
All hail the electronic calf
JANUARY 27, 2013
Insofar as these themes relate to e-learning, the obvious parallel for me is the undue influence of Apple. The shining light of mobile learning. Don’t believe the hype - The ultra effective marketing campaign by the Apple folks would have you believe that the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world. This film really resonated with me. Rejoice! With horns.
The Difference Between Mobile Learning and eLearning
AUGUST 16, 2016
You might think mobile learning is just classic eLearning on a smaller screen, but it’s not that simple. So, what’s the difference between an eLearning unit and mobile learning content? The Difference Between Mobile Learning and e-learning. Because of the way mobile devices are used, mobile learning has to deliver the content in a more bite-sized way. The Length.
15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Back in June, Apple announced that developers would be able to create and upload a 30-second demo to their App Store listing. Pro tip: Apple is currently featuring a few apps with previews on the front of the App Store. If you’re working on an app preview, you’ll want to check out Apple’s official guidelines and our handy infographic with tips. With 1.2 Clear.
4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About
AUGUST 5, 2013
I have been on vacation for three weeks taking a break visiting my parents and celebrating my son’s 7th birthday. I am back and looking forward to more great mobile conversations. slide I use in my Mobile Learning workshops to illustrate ways in which mobile is different than the traditional PC. Mobile is about doing more with less. 2. Full-blown Namely: 1.
This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Sure, the new iPhone looks faster and sexier…but is it really going to move us forward when it comes to embracing mobile learning? How can this mindset guide our approach to innovation when designing today’s solutions? New York Times: For a Baby – Mobile Screens to Shake and Rattle. Social Learning iphone 5 Mobile Learning social learning talktech
Bern, baby, Bern
MARCH 26, 2012
One of the world’s first mobile phones. Apple-1, Apple Computer Company, 1976. portable computer designed for journalists. The world’s first commercially successful mobile computer. While I was in Europe for Didacta last month, I took the opportunity to visit Bern in Switzerland. The Swiss capital is both beautiful and odd. (I mean that in a good way.)