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?
The Time Has Come – Digital Learning
JULY 19, 2016
Heck it is still today, but that time… Digital Learning. I know of one vendor who says you can see their courses on an Apple smartwatch. I’ll add speech capabilities too including “voice recognition within a mobile app, similar to a “Siri”experience (already one vendor has it in play, but is not using it to its full potential). Which I hope that down the road, the voice recognition mobile app per se is multilingual too. Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too. Under digital learning.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Big Data refers to the large amounts of unstructured data flowing through numerous sources in our digital world every second. and not just digital ones! It is an evolving programming language that could lead the future of mobile web. Wearable digital devices with an electronic performance support system can provide continuous learning and support for mobile workers.
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. I 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. . Mobile OS. Yowsa.
All hail the electronic calf
JANUARY 27, 2013
So I signed up to The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course on Coursera. Insofar as these themes relate to e-learning, the obvious parallel for me is the undue influence of Apple. The shining light of mobile. Given I’ve been blogging about MOOCs lately, I thought it was high time I better informed my perspective by actually doing a MOOC.
All hail the electronic calf
JANUARY 27, 2013
So I signed up to The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course on Coursera. 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. This film really resonated with me. Rejoice! as we consumers are only too willing to worship the one true god. With horns.
Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]
MAY 30, 2012
There’s no denying there’s a revolution happening today in Education driven by important trends such as the Flipped Classroom, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and of course schools embracing mobile technologies creatively for learning. Interviews Mobile Learning Podcast featured Send to Kindle.
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? Topic 3: Digital Natives keep getting younger and younger. New York Times: For a Baby – Mobile Screens to Shake and Rattle. Social Learning iphone 5 Mobile Learning social learning talktechCredit: CNET/James Martin).
Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning
AUGUST 22, 2016
At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. All this happens within a minute, while Chris is driving his car, without touching his mobile device. Interacting with digital devices; it’s no more a ‘Star Trek’ fantasy. Learning Technology mobile learningYear 2020….
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. I think digital books with integrated media were an inevitability. 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. But like I said, this is an Apple app and that's just how you do it. From the Apple web site. I'll let you go off and explore the Apple site and other places to get more details.
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. I enjoy the simplicity of mobile. The Mobile Effect. I was thinking about how my own experience with mobile since my first iPhone and later the iPad and all the other devices I’ve owned since, have impacted me in a big way. This is why I’m a big fan of Luke Wroblewski’s book entitled Mobile First.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
Siri , the quirky and intelligent personal assistant has been an integral part of the Apple iOS since October, 2011. Here is a heart warming story of how interacting with Siri helped an autistic child make sense of the world at his pace – How One Boy with Autism Became BFF with Apple’s Siri. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. Anything can happen in five years. Utopian?
Future Trends with Serious Games and Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Here’s a Sneak Peak Into Serious Games’ Future and Mobile Learning. With the explosion of mobile devices, it is only natural that serious games would make the crossover to this medium as well. With smartphones, iPads, and tablets, the digital realm is expanding and smart developers are taking advantage of the technology boom. billion industry by 2017. The reasons are varied.
Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.
APRIL 11, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? Do instructional designers in the Social Digital Age need an engineering background? What blows my mind when I see Inkling? We think we’re on the way to making it real. Blog this!
Top 20 Guides for Setting Up an Internal App Store
APRIL 13, 2014
THE QUOTE: “Qualcomm is huge – we have 30,000 staff, spread out all over the globe… our focus has been on creating an ecosystem for mobile. Not just mobile apps and content. We developed an internal app store, to be one single catalogue of all mobile friendly sites and apps across our business. We also worked with vendors to license and list their apps for all our staff.
Bern, baby, Bern
MARCH 26, 2012
One of the world’s first mobile phones. PDP-8/E minicomputer, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1970. Apple-1, Apple Computer Company, 1976. 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 Figure 2.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
Allied to this is the increasing availability and take-up of technology in these countries – making more learning materials available via the internet, delivered to mobile phones, tablets and laptop computers. Apps have been the drivers for Mobile Learning (m-learning). The parallel concept of Bring Your Own Content (BYOC) has also been suggested and, as mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – have circumvented corporate firewalls, the ability for learners to source, select and consume their own learning materials when and where they choose is becoming a reality.
My forecasts for 2017
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Digital Learning makes a dent. DL includes e-learning in my mind, but as this post explains about digital learning, there are more items coming out, including VR headsets. More stuff in native mobile apps. Mobile First. Mobile video increases every month. A mobile first must push micro-learning and micro-video. . Tim Cook, CEO of Apple is investing more into AR than VR and believes that AR is the future and not VR. Apple has acquired a couple of AR firms already. Thus, it has an opportunity to play well in the digital learning space.
Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
We all wait with baited breath each time Apple announces a new iOS. Whether it’s a new version of iOS or an update in the mobile devices your organization adopts, you could find that some of your digital learning becomes less functional and harder to access. That’s the difference between simply shrinking down your current learning to fit smaller screens and mobile learning that is truly designed with smart devices in mind. The Mobile Approach. Some organizations shrink their current modules to fit tablets and smartphones and call it “mobile learning.”
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Samsung S3).
The Pitfalls and Promises of Mobile Learning
APRIL 3, 2011
If you are in any way connected with the fields of training, learning and development, or eLearning, you are probably regularly inundated with messages about the wonders of mobile learning. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and tablet computers are becoming ubiquitous and increasingly powerful with respect to their range of functionality.
13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 27
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
10 Tools for Digital Storytelling in Class. A guide to 10 great tools for digital storytelling with a class – create comics, animations and eBooks. According to a May 2011 survey by the Nielson Company, about 37% of mobile consumers have a smartphone, with a majority of these individuals using either an Android or an Apple model. Finding the Right Learning Mix.
Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape
AUGUST 26, 2011
Since Apple launched the iPad in April 2010, the first in the new generation of media tablets to hit the market, it has sold more than 30 million units. March – Apple releases the iPad 2. This leaves us with just two players for the future: Apple with the iPad and Google with Android. In the meantime, Apple continues to improve their platform. iPad vs Android.
Learning goes small, social, savvy
JUNE 19, 2015
SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud – is in! From the era of mainframes and large-heavy-loaded computers, the switch or the shift is to smart phones, tablets, ipads, Apple Watches and more! In his May month column, Marc My Words , Marc Rosenberg ## demystifies the myths around mobile learning. Throwing light on ‘What Exactly Is Mobile Learning?’,
Hacking Siri for Learning
JANUARY 3, 2012
When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Very cool indeed.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
2012 – Mobile video consumption rises up to 5.4 Live broadcasting – Steve is in Long Beach, Anna is in Moscow – the communicate in real time with or without a live audience – i.e. watching via their computers or mobile device (may include synched slides, but not a requirement). Flashback. VHS VCR comes home – literally if you bought one. Flashback. 2012).
‘SMAC’K your lips to the Changing Thanksgiving Menu
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
If globalization and evolution, over a period of time, have altered the menu of Thanksgiving, so too has it changed the digital era leading to the transformation of the learning landscape. General analytics cloud mobile SMAC social Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day celebration Thanksgiving Day menu Thanksgiving monthAnd that the guinea-fowl came to be substituted with turkey?
5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2011
They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it. Thus, if you are training people, you are no longer limited to using a mobile device with a camera, nor having to rely on geolocation – a big win. If you have a mobile device with a camera, opportunities are endless. Boring.
18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
For all you Apple fan boys, this post is manna from heaven! And for those of you who love to hate the pad, fret not, there’s something beyond the big Apple too. Google has finally launched Android Honeycomb, the new version of the mobile OS that is focused on tablets. 7 Hot Trends in Mobile App Design. The mobile application space is exploding.
iOS vs. Android: Which development platform is right for you?
JULY 2, 2013
Thinking of furthering your company’s digital presence? Getting into the mobile application market is a great choice. Phones running on iOS, Apple’s operating system, and Google’s Android make up 95% of recent smartphone sales. Can’t decide which to start with? Here are three things to consider: Right
Social Learning is here to stay!
JULY 8, 2015
Digital revolution has progressed to such an extent that the scope of learning has expanded. So, even if you are in Timbuctoo, you can still learn, thanks to the spread of technology and the power of SMAC (Social Mobile, Analytics and Cloud). The word ‘apple’ during the time of Issac Newton had a different connotation – as the humble fruit led to propounding the law of gravity.
Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs!
JULY 26, 2011
ScreenChomp is a digital whiteboard that users can write and draw on with the touch of a finger. Download ScreenChomp from the Apple App Store here ! Mobile News TechSmith Labs 289 157 759Being an evangelist, by definition, means that I get to be the bearer of good tidings. Today I get to do that! Meet ScreenChomp! You can draw using twelve different pen colors. or later.
16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17
MARCH 15, 2011
The Internet is going ga ga about it; the mobile lovers can’t seem to get enough of it; the Apple fanboys have already bought it; while the rest have been writing about it. More on tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your iPad, digital story telling and the future of the tablet. Digital Storytelling With The iPad. Know how. The iPad 2 is here.
Tech Quick Look: Video Mirroring
MARCH 9, 2011
You’ve no doubt heard by now that the folks at Apple are releasing the iPad 2 this month. Video Mirroring enables the duplication of an iPad 2 screen display through the Digital AV Adapter accessory to an HDMI capable projector, TV, or monitor. Mobile Learning emerging trends and technologiesHave an app in mind that you think would lend itself well to Video Mirroring?