6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

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In the past, smart phones and tablets were something only the “trend setters” had, but now that they are more affordable and accessible than ever (with Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 earlier this month, the iPhone 4S price has dropped to $99) it’s no wonder mLearning has taken off.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Apps available for download: Apple store, Blackberry store, Android store. Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systems

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch.

Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning

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I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) June 11, 2012. I have been observing that Apple has slowly been borrowing features from the iPhone and iPad (i.e.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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In the past year: Apple has filed a patent for 3D Kinect experience using touch free gesturing. Another Apple patent includes allowing users via touch free gesturing to move content from one device to another (example from your iPad to your television). Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012.

The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

mLearning Revolution

This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad.

The future of MOOCs

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It’s all very well for Apple-owning, organic-buying professionals to cast aspersions, but consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s all very well for Apple-owning, organic-buying professionals to cast aspersions, but consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! 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.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. blogging e-learning 2012 blog elearning

Bad Apple

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Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

JULY 16, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. OCTOBER 1, 2012. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list.

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

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Not to mention the fact that you may need to go through store approval, just ask the makers of the OnLive app, who has been waiting for Apple’s approval for 6 months. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere.

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Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

Thus they become native apps that work for Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more. Native apps are apps developed specifically for a single platform such as the Apple iOS or Google Android operating system. John Park is my guest blogger.

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

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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. 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.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

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Learners using an Apple mobile device such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions upon millions of potential learners) cannot use SWF content at all. Learners using an Apple mobile device who attempt to open a SWF are met with a warning that SWFs are not supported.

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

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Bern, baby, Bern

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Apple-1, Apple Computer Company, 1976. 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 I mean that in a good way.)

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Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

You may have noticed already – mobile platforms (or operating systems) are jostling for larger share of the pie with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android together ruling the market as of now.

Competition: Love elearning & writing about it? You can win an iPad!

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TV In The Future Of Learning

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There are already products out there like Apple TV and Google TV that connect to the internet and conventional television sources to dish up a much more substantial interactive experience than that provided by regular one-way TV.

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These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Having said that, here are three very compelling stats that all bode well for mobile learning: Apple recently announced that they had sold 15.4 Apple surpassed Hewlett-Packard in PC sales and revenue. Apple sold 15.4

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. E-Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. blogging e-learning 2012 blog elearning learning

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. 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.

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

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I 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. One of my favorite lessons from Steve Jobs was that Apple didn’t do much in the way of Focus Groups in order to figure out what their next products would be.

John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

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Think Apple products!) Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design.

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

mLearning Revolution

For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved.

My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]

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Why I’m excited about Apple iBooks Author beyond Apple’s walled-garden and EULA. Apple iOS vs Android and Flipboard. This morning, I had the opportunity to be on #eLearnChat, a video Podcast hosted by my good friend Rick Zanotti and Jean Franzblau.

Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

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There are two free NearPod apps that you can download today from the Apple App store, one called NearPod Teacher for Educators and one for students, called NearPod Student.

iTextbooks? - Apple Gets in on the Digital Textbook Revolution

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As long as I'm posting about digital textbooks, I might as well mention Apple. Rumors are swirling around the Apple invite that has gone out to press saying, “Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple.” Apple is not very good at the social thing yet.

The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

mLearning Revolution

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. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps.

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10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

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RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 10, 2012. By now we all know that Apple will never embrace Flash and most everyone has moved on and began making the necessary transitions toward HTML5 so that iOS devices can display videos properly for their end-users.