Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. I want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. There is an alternative though. It requires MIDP/JVM on mobile device. Each mobile device has some variation in implementing MIDP profile.

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. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point.

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Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

Gyrus

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. But with new technologies, sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, is it just being used for the sake of the media itself, or is it actually adding to my blended learning portfolio? Why Mobile learning is actually worth its grain of salt. Why should I want to participate in this learning exercise?

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. I coined the term Mobile Mindset to encompass a broader range of programming and design that’s accessible to all organizations—the ones trying to roll out mobile now and those who still have hurdles to overcome.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. across the learning experience1.

Start Alternative Learning the Right Way

KnowledgeCity

Every past broken, unfinished or discarded New Year’s resolution hangs in the back of your mind like nagging thunder, energizing you to really take on this goal—to make alternative learning methods your powerhouse for education and success. We’ve heard it all before: alternative learning via eLearning is quickly becoming the superior learning method to traditional forms. So why aren’t you alternative learning with eLearning yet?

8 Reasons to Transform Your Learning Content to Mobile Learning Nuggets

Hurix Digital

Undoubtedly, mobile usage exceeds desktop usage and here’s how: In total, 80% of individuals have a smartphone, and 27% utilize only this smartphone for digital connectivity. This means that even if you have a web-based learning center, most of your employees are accessing it through their smartphones only. Over the years, mobile-based learning has proved its importance and efficiency in improving overall learning and training structure at the workplace.

When To Use Mobile Learning

Ed App

Nowadays, organisations are increasingly capitalising on mobile learning (m-learning). This method of learning has made lives easier for employees, especially those who are always on the move and unable to devote specific time to training. In this article, we are going to list out some of the best instances when to use mobile learning, particularly in a workplace setting. M-learning for employees who don’t have access to computers.

The Top 5 Best Bridge LMS Alternatives

Continu

Whether your current learning management system (LMS) is Bridge or you are considering them for your LMS provider, just know there are other choices. Your learning platform is a crucial component of your employee development program and you want to make the most informed decision. Here are some comments from Bridge users and reasons to consider Bridge LMS alternatives. No ability to organize the Learning Library- so all the courses dump into only one user screen.

When to use mobile learning

Ed App

Nowadays, organizations are increasingly capitalizing on mobile learning (m-learning). This method of learning has made lives easier for employees, especially those who are always on the move and unable to devote specific time to training. In this article, we are going to list out some of the best instances when to use mobile learning, particularly in a workplace setting. M-learning for employees who don’t have access to computers.

8 Reasons to Transform Your Learning Content to Mobile Learning Nuggets

Hurix Digital

Undoubtedly, mobile usage exceeds desktop usage and here’s how: In total, 80% of individuals have a smartphone, and 27% utilize only this smartphone for digital connectivity. This means that even if you have a web-based learning center, most of your employees are accessing it through their smartphones only. Over the years, mobile-based learning has proved its importance and efficiency in improving overall learning and training structure at the workplace.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. Once mobile devices started to become popular the promise of being able to have everything on our devices, including learning programs, was right on the heels. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. Standards to Advance Mobile Learning.

What is the “Killer App” of Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

Certainly a great definition but there’s also another way to think about a killer app, namely what makes a technology, a company, a product, an industry, even a person different, unique from the alternative. There are many ways to answer this and over time I have changed my answer slightly but recently my answer to this question is “ mLearning Sets Learning Free.” ” mLearning Sets Learning Free. Again, thanks to mobile, his creativity is set free.

Designing Mobile Learning with Adobe Captivate (Free Online Adobe eLearning User Group Event)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Presented by  Joe Ganci More and more people are using mobile devices to access content. You know this and realize that the mobile world is different than the desktop world. You're ready to take the plunge into designing and developing true mobile learning, but where do you start? In addition, Joe will discuss features that you may find advantageous when implementing mobile learning. Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.,

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. I first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. “Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?”

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. Mobile device platforms are diversified – from screen sizes to the operating-systems driving the devices. M obile developers won’t need to learn specialized code each time to port their solutions on different devices. -

How to Create and Use Mobile Learning Content for Effective eLearning

Hurix Digital

Mobile learning has witnessed explosive growth over the past few years and has become an integral feature of eLearning platforms and Learning Management Systems (LMS), either as an alternative or an additional way to supplement online learning. Some of the more noticeable mobile learning trends are gamification and microlearning. to motivate them on their learning journey. In mobile learning, the lesser the cognitive load, the better it is.

POKÉMON WHOA!

Learnnovators

Augmented Reality Gamification Mobile Learning Alternate Reality Game AR ARG Augmented Game Game Mechanics Ingress Learnnovators Pokemon Pokemon Go Reality Ryan Tracey Video GamesThe post POKÉMON WHOA! appeared first on Learnnovators.

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use. We are a now mobile, itinerant society where tethered computing is becoming increasingly anachronistic. Self actuation is all about having control over your own learning.

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 gaining world-wide popularity. Screen size is the main challenge when designing mobile learning.

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications – III

Upside Learning

In this, my last post in the series (continuing from Part I and Part II ), I explore what questions we’ve been asking when considering rapid prototyping tools (not just purely for mobile applications) and what we’ve learnt from it. You’ll certainly want to ask some questions before investing a rapid prototyping tool for mobile applications. Or does it have a steep learning curve?

7 Reasons why mobile learning can help your business

Matrix

Mobile devices are now also used for shopping, banking, advertising, gaming, entertaining and learning — m-learning, that is. M-learning goes hand in hand with the learner-centered approach and in particular with learning at the point of need. Mobile devices are convenient for employees to use, giving them control over when, where and how much time they learn. Mobile learning is focused on the mobility of the learner.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook.

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. One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. a.k.a.

What Are The Different Mobile Learning Practices To Improve e-Learning

Wizcabin

Mobile learning practices helps instructors to provide flexibility and easy accessibility that learners crave. Apart from that, it also enables on-the-go training , which allows learners to learn at their convenience. Anyone can implement mobile learning, and expect to get the best out of it. However, to achieve the best results, there’s a need to use different mobile learning practices to improve e-learning.

8 Responsive Design Techniques to Optimize Mobile Learning

Obsidian Learning

On a mobile device you need to conceive your design as a one or two column layout. Alternating between a colored block background for a section break and a white background can result in a redundant and uninspired aesthetic. Creating a user experience that is easy to follow is one of the best ways to maximize the effectiveness of your learning experience. Mobile users don’t have the luxury of a full-sized screen to find what they want to click on as easily.

5 Questions Before Making Your Courses Mobile Friendly

Cinecraft

Making courses mobile-friendly can be quite easy if you know the right questions to ask. This article will walk you through a 5-question process to analyze your courses and determine if a mobile solution is right for you. Before Converting To Mobile, Ask These 5 Questions. Her director asked her to convert four existing courses and make them mobile-friendly. Have you encountered the request to convert your courses to be mobile-friendly yet?

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The 3 Ms: MOOCs, Mobile, and Millennials

Your Training Edge

MOOCs, mobile, and Millennials—these three ideas often elicit some measure of discomfort in training and development departments, because while these three forces are greatly affecting businesses in general and workplace education in particular, they remain relatively poorly understood. Learn more about the study. ). What about mobile? Recap: 90% of Millennials are pair-bonded with their phones; only 10% of employers are using mobile learning.

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Behind the Scenes of LearnQ – Our First Internal Mobile App

Learnnovators

For a while now, we at Learnnovators have been fascinated about having an internal mobile app store for empowering employees with effective workplace performance support solutions. We first got thinking about this idea right after our interview with Geoff Stead, Head of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm, and have continued to get inspired and fascinated with this concept in our subsequent interviews with industry thought leaders.

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The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. Heeding the advice of start small and fail quick , I have dipped my toe into the m-learning space by converting an existing online course into a smartphone-friendly format. I call them the 4 S’s of mobile design.

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10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). How do you define mobile learning? I advocate not thinking about courses on a phone, but instead about augmenting formal learning and augmenting performance. Why mobile / why now? mobile

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This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

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Topic #1: What is the best option for making a website mobile friendly? Our blog is clear and readable on iPhone, but how might a mobile only version or responsive design make it better? Web designers are making strategic decisions about how to optimize their websites for mobile devices. We are one of many organizations that must be considering whether a responsive design or mobile version of our website is a good option. How to Make Your Blog More Mobile Friendly.

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF LEARNQ – OUR FIRST INTERNAL MOBILE APP

Learnnovators

For a while now, we at Learnnovators have been fascinated about having an internal mobile app store for empowering employees with effective workplace performance support solutions. We first got thinking about this idea right after our interview with Geoff Stead, Head of Mobile Learning at Qualcomm, and have continued to get inspired and fascinated with this concept in our subsequent interviews with industry thought leaders.

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Mobile Affordances

Clark Quinn

It occurred to me for several reason to think about mobile from the perspective of affordances. I’d done this before for virtual worlds , and it only seems right to do the same for mobile learning. So using interactive content could be mobile games. When linked with augmented reality, we can start having alternate reality games. Tags: mobile

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Adobe Ends Development of Mobile Flash Platform

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Earlier this week, Adobe confirmed that it is ceasing development on Flash for mobile devices and will instead increase its investment in HTML5 and related tools. Here’s the message from Adobe: “…HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” Mobile Learning