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Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.2 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

On to the second of the five weeks Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. ” Isn’t this the question we ask, in one form or another, each time Apple releases a new device? Apart from the very sinister twist at the end, you could argue we’re already at this point in time with Apps and mobile technology. YouTube: Sight. link].

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning


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

eLearning 24-7

Heck it is still today, but that time… Digital Learning. I, yes I, who has always fought to the end that term e-learning should not be used in an LMS to mean an online course, has come to the realization that something has to change. The issues is how often is it being utilized not just in consumer marketplace, but in our case in learning.  I know of one vendor who says you can see their courses on an Apple smartwatch.  Which I hope that down the road, the voice recognition mobile app per se is multilingual too. Under digital learning.  Digital learning. 

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 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.

All hail the electronic calf

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

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. ed tech mlearning mobile learning

All hail the electronic calf

E-Learning Provocateur

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]

mLearning Revolution

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.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

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….

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This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

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).

Apple Announces Textbook Revolution

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. 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.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


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. Anything can happen in five years. ” – Wikipedia. Utopian? Maybe.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

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.”

Book Review: “Always On”

Dont Waste Your Time

It has enabled truly mobile learning to take place – in the sense of mobile materials as well as mobile individuals – as well as interactions when we, the learner, wants it, not just when the course director wants it. Apple has taken something, developed it, marketed it, and let it loose on the world. ” With chapters like ‘Smarter or Dumber?’,


Future Trends with Serious Games and Mobile Learning

Designing Digitally

Here’s a Sneak Peak Into Serious Games’ Future and Mobile Learning. A “serious game” is a game intended for a purpose other than entertainment. With the explosion of mobile devices, it is only natural that serious games would make the crossover to this medium as well. They are wisely creating simulation training apps that can be accessed on a variety of mobile devices.  .

Classrooms in 2050

Dont Waste Your Time

“students will have access to live digital dashboards that help them better understand their progress towards their academic goals and whether they need to speak with an advisor or professor. At the moment these are really only sponsored degrees , but it might not stay like this for long – who’s to say that Google, Apple, etc. What will classrooms look like in 2050?

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Social Learning

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? 1. We think we’re on the way to making it real. Blog this!

Top 20 Guides for Setting Up an Internal App Store


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.

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Bern, baby, Bern

E-Learning Provocateur

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. It’ll be well worth it. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 4.

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My forecasts for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Digital Learning makes a dent.  Just 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. d. More stuff in native mobile apps.  Mobile First.  Mobile video increases every month.  Show me the proof.  A mobile first must push micro-learning and micro-video. . n.  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. And the crowds roared.  online. 

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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.

#mLearn2010 Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning - some lessons learned by Gunnar Liestol

Ignatia Webs

Mostly working with digital media, on the textual level (the individual digital text and the new genres of new media). they used: GPS, sensors for movements, compass working with AOS (Apple), but they also want to go with android platform. The mobility and the movement of the perspective also give extra value. Please if you can, look this research up! Just amazing!

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 27

Upside Learning

10 Tools for Digital Storytelling in Class. guide to 10 great tools for digital storytelling with a class – create comics, animations and eBooks. 8. 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.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

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

Breakthrough eLearning

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.

Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

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.

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Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

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?’,

Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning


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.”

Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape

Dawn of Learning

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.

#iel11 Mobile Technology's Impact on Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

link] - Presentation: Mobile Technology's Impact on Learning Presenter: Tim Bajarin Technology in Learning - have to dedicate 20 hours per week to keep up in just mobile space. MOst likely will have to live with 3 in mobile environment Enabling next generation mobility - Increasing CPU power - Cloud-based apps and services - Advances in batteries and miniaturization Movement towards low-voltage is driving improvements in mobility. Apple side has a huge lead in education (they did in early education too. Mobile eLearning - eventually device independent?

Technologue: Holler & Dash Biscuit House

Enspire Learning

Ten Apple iPads are used throughout operations – for self-service kiosks, cashiering, store inventory, policies and procedures, equipment manuals, employment forms, training videos, and more. The restaurant’s digital jukebox is Rockbot. Events games Learning Technology innovation learning technology mobile learningHomewood, Alabama. In July, a Tuscaloosa location opened.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

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.

‘SMAC’K your lips to the Changing Thanksgiving Menu

Origin Learning

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?

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

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. See some of the features and apps in action. 7. 7 Hot Trends in Mobile App Design.

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