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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 Growing number of mobile learning tools and platforms. The sharp increase of new learning content and apps.

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. IPhone. It requires MIDP/JVM on mobile device. It is not available on IPhone. Games. Andriod.

Mobile Learning – Is it melting away?

eLearning 24-7

What you may ask does this have to do with mobile learning?  Well, for one thing, some of the lyrics can easily be incorporated to reflect m-learning. . There’s nothing you and I won’t do” When mobile learning took off in 2011 it was due to tablets. We all saw the difference and m-learning was getting better, each year. . Trapped in the state of imaginary grace… ” The dream was there, and despite the naysayers who didn’t realize that on the go learning was not imaginary, but real.  . Learning 24/7.

Is Mobile Learning in our DNA? [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Mobile learning is an exciting concept across many industries, however for future generations it will be the expectation. witnessed this first hand when I saw my two-year old nephew navigate an iPhone like it was second nature. have a Samsung Galaxy S4 myself, and quickly realized that this child has more iPhone skills than I do (pretty humbling actually).

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

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

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips – Abhijit Kadle. ?

The Future of Enterprise Mobile Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Recently there has been a huge emphasis of elearning, and mobile learning, within education – and for good reason. Technological advancements and the classroom’s tendency to adopt new ideas quickly has brought about a rather quick adoption of mobile learning. What about mobile learning in enterprise? The benefits of mobile learning are apparent.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous articles, you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Like me, if you have also been engaged in this industry, you would always have immense understanding and recognition for the direction where the learning is led.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. What Is Mobile Learning? See you there.

Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning

Social Learning

The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”. OnlineColleges.net came to the rescue with their post The 10 Biggest Downsides to Mobile Learning. Woe is me!

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support  touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in enterprise learning today. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I  surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. Some mobile initiatives offer hope.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? Over the last three years there have been various predictions , ranging from pessimistic to optimistic about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning.

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. Articulate for example has gone the native app route for deploying learning projects to tablets and HTML5 for smartphones like the iPhone and the Moto X. Mobile Gestures. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch.

Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix

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We all used to think of our phones simply as tools for communication, but mLearning is changing the way we think about our mobile devices. So the next time you get lectured at your family get-together about being on your phone too much (and with the holidays coming around, you’ll have a few get-togethers to choose from), try this response: “Sorry guys, I’m learning.”

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. In a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. iPhone will not be THE device to target. With declining market share and hopefully less fan-boys the focus on the iPhone will reduce.

What's different about mobile learning?

The Learning Circuits

As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. Although a mobile pedagogy will continue to evolve, we already know quite a bit about how people use mobile devices and some of the advantages of mobile learning. Your thoughts?

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Yesterday, I saw what Rapid Intake is doing with their tools to allow authoring of Mobile Learning - what they call mLearning Studio. The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system. You choose templates, add text, images, audio, video and quizzes, then publish for web and mobile. eLearning Technology.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

Perhaps this is why in eLearning we have always gravitated toward using tools that publish learning in the Adobe Flash format in order to create engaging desktop experiences. have been a Camtasia fan for a long time, as well as a SnagIt and Jing fan and I’m also  very impressed with the work TechSmith is doing on Mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured review

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

mLearning Revolution

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. But what about the experience for mobile users? By doing so, I believe we not only would have defeated the purpose and uniqueness of mobile but we would be doing a disservice to our learners on mobile, too. Because the mobile revolution is real and we are at a point of no return!

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Clay Duda, an ILS contributor, recently posted an article to our other blog, Shared Learning , covering the Technology Association of Georgia's Workplace Learning event last week on mLearning. You can read his article on the highlights here, 'What Does Mobile Learning Mean to You?' It was a great and informative evening, particularly Margaret Martin's demo of Merlin Mobility's augmented reality app that is just astounding; below are a few other items that stood out to me. Determine if mobile is the answer, then determine how to make it happen.

Mobile Learning's First Thing

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

BTW, I'm tapping this out on my iphone using the blogger app because I'm trying to take advantage of mobile content creation capabilities.) I don't remember the exact question but basically someone wanted to know about the "first thing" you should do to get started with mobile learning. My question to all authors, thought leaders, and gurus, in mobile learning is this.

8 Ways to Enhance Your Mobile Learning Design

TalentLMS

While eLearning developers struggle to produce quality eLearning programs, the learners at large are anticipating mobile-friendly outputs. Have you ever tried to consider mobile-compatible design for your eLearning courses? Anyone can create mobile learning programs, provided they incorporate these strategies during the design phase. Mobile learning is not something new.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. The iPhone SDK let’s you create native applications for the device. The document is divided into two parts: Planning Your iPhone Software Product : Covers types of applications, fundamental human interface design principles and the iPhone OS environment. This is the first.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #8 Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

For the past few years, mobile learning has been the “next big thing,” but no more. As Rob Caul wrote recently for TrainingZone , “With smartphones and tablets more affordable and accessible than ever, mobile learning is fast establishing itself as a mainstream learning technology.” Why mobile learning? Mobile learning and MOOCs.

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. If the users predominantly use iPhones, then focus on developing for that platform. 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.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part III

Upside Learning

In continuation to my previous post of this series ( Part I & Part II ), I will be concluding my discussion on the various components available for developing the user interface of your iPhone application. System Provided Buttons and Icons: IPhone OS provides standard buttons for navigation bar, toolbar and icons for tab bar to promote consistent look and feel.

Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications - An Example

Upside Learning

During the course of a routine trawl of my news-feeds I stumbled on something interesting that I found relevant to my current research into mobile learning. What make this iPhone application different is that it’s not targeted at meeting a specific need. While this does not compare to real world use, learners can learn to use the tool itself and creating templates for it.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

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If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? ” and everyone would be learning exclusively from video.

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Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon

Ignatia Webs

For those who have been following my mobile blogs, you knew our great Peru/Belgian team (i.e. the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt (IMTAvH) in Lima and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp) was working on something special: a mobile moodle for iPhone. They started exchanging notes on the mobile moodle forum and only in an amazing 1 (one!)

How iPhone Apps Fit Into Online Training

Mindflash

M-learningmobile learning — is a hot new topic among training professionals, but what, exactly, is it? But, as new as the concept is, most training pros still have more questions than answers about how to use, utilize, and implement m-learning programs. So The Daily Mindflash: Why make your online training program mobile? And who uses it? Can anyone do it?

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning

G-Cube

In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. To dwell deeper into this growing area of interest for all learning enthusiasts, we bring an excerpt from an interview with Kapil Gupta – an e-learning professional with more than a decade’s experience in the field.

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5 Tips for Effective Mobile Learning

Atrixware

When we think of mobile learning we tend to get a picture of the commuter working their way through the morning train ride, and while this is accurate, there is so much more to mobile learning. It’s really a simple equation: Mobile Learning = Multitasking. What we have to realize is that mobile learning is very different that what we are used to. 

This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Learning Strategy, #EdTech apps for iPhone and ROI of #TinCanAPI

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Take a look at what we have planned for this week: Mobile learning design must account for multiple screens. Topic 1: Why is it important to develop a multiscreen mobile learning strategy? No matter how advanced a “mobile learning strategy” companies have, most can see the benefit of iPads in the workplace. Social Learning talktech

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

One of my most popular posts of last year was M-Learning’s dirty little secrets. Given the increasingly mobile workforce and the emergence of BYOD, increasing pressure is being placed on the organisation to distribute its content to multiple devices. Having said that, in M-Learning’s dirty little secrets I also advocated pull learning.

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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. ” 2.

mLearning Thoughts: 3 Mobile Learning Examples You Might Have Missed

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If you are reading this, you already know mobile learning is a hot topic. You also know that incorporating social media into mobile learning is even more of a buzz term. But how do you know what is actually practical, and what are some examples of how mobile learning is already being used? While we all love using our fancy phones and tablets, let’s not forget to learn a lesson from the past. With the introduction of video in 1980s, evangelists proclaimed that “The future of learning is here!” Mobile Learning

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Training Plan For iPhone Application Development

Upside Learning

Right now, everyone wants to develop applications for mobile devices and in particular for the iPhone, as it has changed the way we look at mobile devices. There is lots of material available about iPhone development on the web but very little about how to go about it. While working on IPhone development I have collected some links and we thought of creating a training plan for iPhone development for other Upsiders. The training plan below, assumes that you'll have the following skills to speed your iPhone development: Knowledge of C/C++/Java.

Mobile Learning on the iPhone - Getting Started by Paul Clothier

Learning Solutions Magazine

“How to make e-Learning that plays on tiny screens?” are key questions in designing mLearning content for smart phones in general, and for the iPhone in particular. Would you be surprised to learn that you may already have the tools that you need to solve these problems? Tags: Design Strategies Development Strategies Development Techniques Instructional Design Mobile Tools and, “How to work without Flash?” Many other tools are cheap or free. This article explains the workarounds.

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

The idea that most times we reach for the nearest mobile device is absolutely true and as content publishers and developers we need to keep this in mind when developing a mobile strategy: To hear Luke describe how people use digital devices is to confront how promiscuous our relationship with technology has become, “There are scenarios where the laptop is two feet from you but you have your smartphone in your hand. via  Mobile First: How ESPN Delivers to the Best Available Screen – Forbes. via  Google Gets a New Unified Local Search for Desktop and Mobile.

Mobile #Moodle ready for beta release: feedback welcomed

Ignatia Webs

Two themes will be released, 1 for mobile devices and the second one for tablets. So, for all of you interested in mobile Moodle, get your devices out and join the community to get this project launched. moodle iphone moodle mobile mLearning mobile learning LMSIt has been more than 2 years since the Moodle4iPhone project [link]. release!

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.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

The mLearning flavor spills over into this week too as we scour the web for the best in mobile everything. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. Further, with the relatively less number of mLearning tools available and the myriad number of different devices and platforms, creating content for the mobile devices is no mean task.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind.

Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause

Dont Waste Your Time

Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn. Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver. Use e-mail and the course and learning management system for formal communication with students. ECAR Recommends. grades).

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