20 mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes - mLearnCon 2010


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A variety of mLearning platforms, development tools, and applications has emerged in recent years. It’s often difficult to know what’s available without doing dedicated research (and project timelines don’t always allow for research!).

This presentation shows 20 different mLearning tools (such as systems, development tools, emulators, assessment tools, etc.) along with a brief description and URL for each.

Audience: Novice to intermediate level participants with a general understanding of mLearning and the situations when or where it can be used.

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  • So many platforms! The important thing is to get a general grasp on each of them; you don’t need to be an expert on each.
  • Applications offer greater possibilities and you can use native functionality for that device (ex. GPS, camera, bluetooth, gestures, etc.).Mobile web sites can be viewed on more devices and they are easy to build, but they offer less functionality.So, consider the following for your project:AudienceLearning materialsFunctionality / media required (ex. GPS, camera, gestures, etc.)LMS integration?BudgetSecurityAnd then decide…
  • For each tool, we’ll see a screenshot, a description, and discussa scenario where the tool could be used.
  • 20 mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes - mLearnCon 2010

    1. 1. 20 mLearning Toolsin 60 Minutes<br />B.J. Schone<br />June 15, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Mobile Operating Systems / Platforms<br />
    3. 3. Applications vs. Mobile web<br />vs.<br />When should Ibuild applications?<br />When should I build<br />for the mobile web?<br />
    4. 4. What kinds of mobile learning tools?<br />Development (16)<br />Testing (6)<br />System (9)<br />Assessment (6)<br />Other (5)<br />
    5. 5. Dreamweaver<br />Design and development tool for building web sites and applications<br />Editor for HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and more<br />Built-in standards validation (XHTML Mobile)<br />http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/<br />DEVELOPMENT / TESTING<br />
    6. 6. Adobe Device Central<br />Simulates a testing environment where you can view content on a variety of mobile devices<br />http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/devicecentral/<br />TESTING<br />
    7. 7. PhoneGap<br />“PhoneGapis an open source development framework for building cross-platform mobile apps.”<br />Build apps in HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of core features in iPhone/iTouch, iPad, Android, Palm, Symbian and Blackberry SDKs.<br />http://www.phonegap.com<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />
    8. 8. Chalk Pushcast<br />“Chalk Pushcastprovides a multimedia-rich, trackable, and secure communication channel on BlackBerry smartphones – for priority training and communications.”<br />Blackberry only<br />http://www.chalk.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / SYSTEM<br />
    9. 9. OnPoint Digital’s Cell Cast<br />“CellCast enables companies to create and deliver mobile content directly to user's mobile phones, and track their progress and test scores.”<br />http://www.mLearning.com<br />SYSTEM / ASSESSMENT<br />
    10. 10. Clickatell.com<br />The first (and still the largest) SMS gateway.<br />Enables web sites and applications to send and receive text messages.<br />http://www.clickatell.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / OTHER <br />
    11. 11. mobl21<br />Create mobile flash cards, study guides, and quizzes<br />Manage content and users<br />Publish to a variety of devices<br />http://www.mobl21.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / ASSESSMENT / SYSTEM<br />
    12. 12. WordPress<br />“A state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability”<br />Thousands of plugins available, including several that format content for mobile devices <br />http://www.wordpress.org<br />http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/<br />http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/<br />SYSTEM / OTHER <br />
    13. 13. CertPoint VLS<br />Enterprise learning platform<br />“Deliver content, assessments, videos, podcasts, wikis, blogs, files directly to learner's mobile device”<br />http://www.certpointsystems.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / SYSTEM / ASSESSMENT<br />
    14. 14. Titanium<br />“Titanium is a free and open source application development platform that lets you create native mobile, tablet and desktop application experiences using existing web skills like Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP.”<br />http://www.appcelerator.com<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />
    15. 15. QR Code Generators / Readers<br />“Quick Response” codes can be read and interpreted by many mobile devices<br />The codes may reveal a URL or a description (text)<br />http://qrcode.kaywa.com<br />http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/<br />http://www.qrstuff.com<br />OTHER <br />
    16. 16. LearnCast.com<br />A platform for building and publishing mobile learning content<br />Instant access to high quality courses created by subject experts and trusted content partners<br />http://www.LearnCast.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / SYSTEM / OTHER <br />
    17. 17. OutStart Hot Lava Mobile<br />Rapidly create and deliver media-rich, track-able and secure mobile-casts<br />http://www.outstart.com/about-hot-lava-mobile.htm<br />DEVELOPMENT / SYSTEM<br />
    18. 18. Layar<br />Augmented reality browser that allows users to see digital layers in physical spaces<br />Developers can sign up to create and publish layers<br />http://www.layar.com<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />
    19. 19. mobiSiteGalore<br />“mobiSiteGaloreis a mobile website builder that allows you to easily build, publish & share a full-fledged mobile website that is guaranteed to work on any mobile phone.”<br />http://www.mobiSiteGalore.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / SYSTEM<br />
    20. 20. Lectora<br />High-end eLearning development and publishing tools that can output content to mobile-ready formats<br />http://www.trivantis.com<br />DEVELOPMENT / TESTING / ASSESSMENT<br />
    21. 21. MoSync<br />Open source, cross-platform mobile development SDK<br />http://www.mosync.com<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />
    22. 22. Unifeye Mobile<br />“The Unifeye Mobile platform is the most comprehensive solution to create augmented reality applications for iPhone, Android, Symbian and WinMobile devices.”<br />http://www.metaio.com/products/mobile/<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />
    23. 23. Detect Mobile Browser<br />Detection tool that helps direct users to the correct content based on how they are browsing (i.e. mobile vs. desktop computer)<br />http://www.detectmobilebrowser.com<br />http://detectmobilebrowser.com/www.cnn.com|mobile.cnn.com<br />TESTING / OTHER <br />
    24. 24. Wapple<br />“Wapple Canvas is a mobile site design and publishing platform that allows complete creative freedom using simple point & click and drag & drop controls.”<br />http://www.wapple.net<br />DEVELOPMENT / TESTING / SYSTEM<br />
    25. 25. W3C mobileOK Checker<br />Primarily assesses basic usability, efficiency and interoperability<br />Also links to other validators and tools<br />http://validator.w3.org/mobile/<br />TESTING<br />
    26. 26. Native Emulators / SDKs<br />DEVELOPMENT / TESTING<br />Android<br />Blackberry<br />iPhone<br />http://developer.apple.com/iphone/<br />http://developer.android.com/sdk/<br />http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/<br />
    27. 27. Additional Resources<br />Tools For Mobile Learning Developmenthttp://www.upsidelearning.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/21/tools-for-mobile-learning-development/<br />mLearnopediahttp://www.mlearnopedia.com<br />Mobile Browser ID (User-Agent) Stringshttp://www.zytrax.com/tech/web/mobile_ids.html<br />MobiForgehttp://www.mobiforge.com<br />Tips for Mobile Web Development (old but good!)http://pukupi.com/post/2056/<br />W3C Mobile Web Traininghttp://www.w3.org/Mobile/training/<br />
    28. 28. Thank You<br />Download this presentation:http://slideshare.net/bjschone<br />B.J. Schone<br />bjschone@qualcomm.com@bjschone<br />