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Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

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.

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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.

Mobile Learning On The Rise [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you know that mobile learning (or mlearning) is on the rise. New technology is making mobile learning a realty, and the decrease in mlearning device prices is helping with overall adoption. Every day there are more and more learning apps hitting the market. ed tech mlearning

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.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

Learnnovators

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). Since then, we have been doodling and dreaming about using this fascinating tool to create proximity-based learning applications. They can also help trigger location specific ‘actions’ in users’ mobile phones.

Three Top Mobile Learning Resources

Atrixware

When I hear the words “ mobile learning ” my ears instantly perk up. For starters, mobile learning is and will continue to be the next big thing in E-Learning. While we have all identified mobile learning as the wave of the future, we have yet to agree on the platform of choice. Apple. How does this relate to mobile learning?

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Microsoft Surface Reviewed: Is it Right For Mobile Learning?

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used three Android tablets for a long time without really falling for them before finally going with the Apple crowd and getting an iPad 2 about a year ago. simply don’t get having a trackpad as standard equipment on a touch screen, mobile, or tablet device. Again, is this supposed to be a PC or a mobile device?  I was also struck by the all too familiar Windows update messages. 

How to Create a Mobile Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

When considering adding mobile learning, companies need to consider their target market, the material they plan to use and the operating system to work with. If you’re considering adding mobile to your organization’s learning programs, it’s likely a smart move. According to an Ambient Insight report, by 2015 the mobile learning market is expected to reach $9.1 It pays to take the time to craft an in-depth m-learning strategy before diving headfirst into mobile. billion. But don’t go off half-cocked.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing.  Let me make this very clear: you will lose market share, because if you look at consumer behavior and its favorably towards using apps in the cloud, the companies focused on having their solution in the “cloud&# will win it. . Mobile Learning. Let’s see – what is the fastest e-learning subset ever to garner audience interest for all solutions? Hmm, oh yeah mobile learning. Who dominates market share in the tablet space?

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Dawn of Learning

It is as though I’m looking in a mirror.” I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. That is, recognizing that mobile content delivery should be fully controlled by the learner. Don’t assess how mobile fits in your blended learning strategy. Today, 50% of the US workforce is now considered mobile.

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Mobile the final frontier.  These are the voyages of mobile learning.  To seek out new devices. To boldly go where no e-learning vendor has gone before, specifically LMS vendors who are now starting to get it. . 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.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. Assessment/Survey/Polls – If your product doesn’t have it – you need it.  A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. Mobile with tablets – finally gaining ground. Desktop.

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

Dawn of Learning

This is the first in a series of articles about the tablet market and the impact of this new device on education and training. The tablet is a disrupter for Learning & Development. 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. The competition is fierce though.

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.

Mobile Learning Survey Results Summary

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  A few weeks ago I created a survey about Mobile Learning. 79% of respondents are interested in learning more about Mobile Learning. 50% currently neither create nor consume Mobile Learning. 86% think Mobile Learning can enhance the learning experience. 29% have used a mobile device as part of a blended learning experience. The respondents thought that Polls and Listening to Podcasts were the best way to use Mobile Learning right now. 57% of respondents use Facebook Mobile.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. RESPONSIVE E-LEARNING DESIGN.

Mobile Learning Best Practices and Lessons Learned with @JudyB

The Learning Generalist

This morning, after my successful iPad purchase (yeah!), I'm attending Judy Brown 's session on mobile learning best practices. Judy's an absolute goddess in this neck of the woods, so I'm hoping to learn heaps from her, so without further ado, I'm going to start liveblogging and letting you know what I think I'm learning. The US seems to be a little behind Japan in terms of technology, but they're definitely up there in learning innovation. The folks there were asked to come up with their mobile learning plans with some of them not having electricity!

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).

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Do you agree?

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

They are also big in the market – people are buying them. People who bought HD-DVD players – learn that they make great flying objects out of five story buildings.  2012 – Mobile video consumption rises up to 5.4 2013 -  LMSs are not the only learning system in town. The new kids of the block (please no jokes here) are Video Learning Platforms.

Classrooms in 2050

Dont Waste Your Time

It was less and less about classrooms or learning in 2050 and more about ‘what’s happening now you think will have an impact in 30+ years time’ Only two, Naomi Davidson and Michael Gibson, seemed to truly look beyond the here-and-now projected education 36 years forward. Related posts: 10 claims about Technology and Learning #edtech. This is what they think.

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

mLearning Revolution

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. Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. eLearning Mobile Learning feature

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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. TinCan support with mobile learning, however no on/off synch. Mobile learning support, but no TinCan nor on/off synch. One of the top systems for the education market. My #1 education learning management system.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

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. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it.  If you have a mobile device with a camera, opportunities are endless. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. Mobile LearningWatch this amazing video. So, how can you mEnable your eLearning for iPads?

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Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. 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. Why Apps? Do you agree?

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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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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.

Book Review: “Always On”

Dont Waste Your Time

My latest addition to the list is from Brian Chen – “ Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future – and Locked Us In “ It is clear to see all around us just what impact smartphones have had on society and, in my area of interest, learning. Apple has taken something, developed it, marketed it, and let it loose on the world.

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Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?

mLearning Revolution

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. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

mLearning Demand Is Growing

Upside Learning

We have been interacting with a number of clients, understanding their requirements and discussing possible learning solutions, and one thing that stands out in these discussions is the surge in the demand for mLearning solutions. The use of mobiles and other related digital media as an alternative source of information is increasingly gaining ground in the learning environment.

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Less Desktop; More Mobile… but Not That Fast

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Mobile learning has supposedly been the next hot trend since about 2009…and we’re still just getting started. by it.

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet 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, tablet or mobile device?

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. Learn how you can stay on top of current events, eLearning market stats, the future of education, the evolving role of an Instructional Designer and more. 10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day.

The 35 Dollar Tablet Computer

Upside Learning

The Indian government wants to put the tablet into production by 2011, but hasn’t yet found partners to build it. I’ll be watching and would love to get my hands on one of these devices when they’re out in the market. Tags: Future Learning Mobile Learning Apple Tablet Tablet Computer Tablet Computers for Learning in India

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

mLearning Revolution

Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A  2012 survey  done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes. Mobile Learning featured Language mLearning mobile

Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

mLearning Revolution

Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. With those words, a simple little device changed the way we listen to music, revolutionized an entire industry, and in my opinion launched the modern mobile revolution. Mobile Learning featured iPod

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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. language learning or gather all the songs of birds in the wood and determine which bird it is.)

Interview with Terese Bird, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

In this seventh post I talk to Terese Bird, Learning Technologist and SCORE research fellow, University of Leicester. TB – Really, I do my job on the strength of first social media, and second mobile devices. Even before I had any smart handheld devices, I was regularly using Twitter to learn from others in the field of learning technology and tech innovation generally.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Social learning? number of vendors whose real focus is the Talent Management/Performance Management market. While they still offer the LMS as we all know it, and its “learning&# approach, they are really driving into the TM space. Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2  Mobile Learning. From the makers of Upside Learning. 100% mobile.

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The Mobile Handset, an Inflection Point?

Tom Spiglanin

This time my thoughts are about wearable technology and the mobile handset (smartphone). Wearable technologies are coming, with many early arrivals on the market today. We all know it, we just aren’t in complete agreement what form they will take or evolve into, what will be their place in our mobile arsenal, or what functions they will perform. Early wearable technology.

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Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

Bottom-Line Performance

Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? Mobile apps are limited by nature, designed for more specific and niche applications, and can’t be relied on to finish a full day’s work. What does all this mean for Learning and Development? Possibly.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

Bottom-Line Performance

Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? Mobile apps are limited by nature, designed for more specific and niche applications, and can’t be relied on to finish a full day’s work. What does all this mean for Learning and Development? Possibly.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Before announcing the winners, I have seen a trend regarding mobile learning, that can easily mislead folks. Mobile Learning. Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. What has been applying is the term mobile learning and how it it pitched to consumers in the e-learning sector, especially with LMS/LCMS/Learning platform vendors. Reality.