Let us start by saying that writing a blog post on this subject is pretty tricky. And frankly the thought of skipping it did cross our minds. But we have decided to go with it anyway. Even at the risk of sounding cynical.
We have gone through hundreds of blogs, articles, opinions and discussion forums concentrated around how mLearning is the red hot thing in 2012, how it’s becoming a very integral part of everyone’s learning strategies, and speculations around the way it would be implemented by organizations. We very much endorse the same views. However we don’t want to call it the present just yet. The future? Definitely but as of now more R&D is required before we can say that mLearning in the online training industry has arrived. Yes there will be stand alone examples in various forms of mLearning being applied at university level. But a corporate client will still need more time to consider mLearning development. And we mean serious mLearning development which goes beyond the usual brief “Make this course run on the iPad too.” Continue reading
The one strategy that everyone wants to get it right is mLearning? It is a space that is evolving so quickly that it is difficult to stay ahead of the curve and one has to be extremely cautious while making the choices. And one such choice is that of the device itself.
Wikipedia defines mLearning as any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. Continue reading
Just as we shared our thoughts less than a week back about the change iTunes U (See our earlier post – iTunesU and iAuthor may impact mLearning – sooner than you think) might be bringing to the world of mLearning (as we know it), we hear of other players jumping in the bandwagon. Samsung announces its plans to launch the Learning Hub in direct competition with Apple’s iTunesU. Continue reading
An event invite from Apple making a humble suggestion “Let’s talk iPhone” led to technology followers around the world to speculate about the launch of iPhone 5. But out came a surprise called Siri.
The vocal assistant feature, Siri, incorporated in the iPhone 4S, is the new buzz of the town, and the excitement levels are really going high about what is being called the coolest feature of the iPhone so far.
How would some define video games that existed some time ago? They were viewed as something that children played with and parents frowned upon, considering this as unproductive activity. The latter still holds true—and the acceptance of games as an effective tool for learning amongst parents is slow to come. But the appeal adults have for games at present and their ever-growing popularity is definitely recognized. The popularity of games like Farmville, Angry Birds, and Mafia Wars are substantial proof to this and the capability of video games to engage the adults. Continue reading