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New Mobile Learning Book Available PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Judy Brown   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008

 A new 414-page book has been released or free download. The book entitled "Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies" is a collection of chapters from across the world, edited by  Hokyoung Ryu and David Parsons from  Massey University, New Zealan.

"The aim of Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies is to introduce the reader to the current directions of mobile learning (a.k.a., m-learning). More precisely, it is about providing a comprehensive survey of mobile learning research and projects that both academics and educational practitioners may utilize in their work."

I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but wanted to let you know about it.  You can download your copy here .

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NMC Mobile Projects PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Recently the New Media Consortium (NMC) sent out a survey to their membership looking for examples of member's mobile technology projects.

They have now posted over 40 responses along with their descriptions and URLs. I am still going through it and finding some interesting projects.

Additionally they have posted a survey of favorite iPhone/iPod Touch apps.

Thanks for sharing, NMC!

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Playing Catch-up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Judy Brown   
Monday, 06 October 2008

Obama 08 Where did the summer go? It definitely was a busy one starting with one granddaughter’s wedding and finishing with a new granddaughter born to our youngest and her husband. I definitely will try now to be more regular in updates to the mLearnopedia blog.

The Fall “Conference Season” has already begun with a Mobile Learning in Higher Education webinar for Academic Impressions. This month I will be attending two conferences in Italy and back in time for Elliot Masie’s Learning 2008 in Orlando where I am involved in four sessions. Check out the conference schedule and mobile sessions at http://masie.mobi .
 
Next month is DevLearn for the eLearning Guild in San Jose where I am involved in an all day pre-session workshop and an overview session. This year they are doing an exciting experiment with QR codes .

Looking forward, after the Holidays, I will be doing hands on sessions for ASTD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas in January and coordinating a mobile learning tools Shoot-Out at Training 2009 in Atlanta in February.

If you are attending any of these conferences and want to connect, just let me know.

Speaking of QR codes, Samsung recently announced that they are preloading the ScanLife mobile 2D barcode application on their camera phones. There are also several barcode readers for the iPhone that are easy to install.

For more on the future with tagging, check out the tonshidot demo .

The biggest mobile learning news so far this Fall has been that of the schools that are deploying iPhones to their students. Abilene Christian University has an interesting video available .

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 October 2008 )
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iPhone 3G PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008

ImageThis year both the live broadcast and the delayed video from the Apple WWDC (WorldWide Developers Conference) were much improved and now readily available. Nearly every blog and publication has covered the news on the iPhone 3G. Most of the rumors we had heard were true and indeed there are some impressive improvements, plus a reduction in price.

With the enterprise improvements and the fact that many leading colleges and universities and 35% of the fortune 500 participated in testing, it will be surprising if the rate iPhones appear in education, corporate and government organizations doesn't increase. Apple has definitely raised the bar, which is good for the industry.

But what about education and training? Location-based services, language support, additional document support and even a scientific calculator could be useful, but it was a medical learning example that showed how excellent paper-based materials can be improved. Modality demonstrated their medical anatomy materials which are "more portable and more powerful than paper." Study materials and quizzes are available to medical students on their iPhones. A student of Dr. S. Mark Williams claimed to have learned five new brain terms while waiting for his latte.

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Sun Learning Services Mobile Learning PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 May 2008

 This week I had the opportunity to talk with Sun Microsystem's CTO of Sun Learning Services. He posted a video on You Tube this week of their Mobile Learning initiative using the iPhone and iPod Touch. (See below for video)

Training videos are available "just in time, just the right size and exactly what they are looking for." For those without WiFi connectivity content can be preloaded using RSS feeds through iTunes. Corporate security is enforced in the background, only allowing access to those authorized.

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