Archive for the ‘Mobile Learning’ Category

Adobe eLearning Suite Review by Big Dog, Little Dog Blog

April 7, 2009 Leave a comment


Interesting review on Adobe’s new eLearning Suite by Donald Clark from the Big Dog, Little Dog blog. Check it out!


LectureScribe: Free Whiteboard Recording Tool

April 7, 2009 Leave a comment


LectureScribe is a really simple to use tool that lets you record and capture Whiteboard-style notes with audio. It is easy to install and was developed by Brian Dean from Clemson University. Best of all, it is FREE! This is something that allows professors to easily record short lectures and solve math problems on the fly for students. It exports the file to a SWF so they can be easily uploaded to a website or LMS. Even if you don’t have a tablet PC, I think this is something really handy to have. It doesn’t really replace products like Camtasia or Mimio, but it is definetely more flexible and easy to use. Click here to download.

Blackboard App for iPhone

March 26, 2009 Leave a comment


Blackboard has just released an application for the iPhone. It’s free. I went right away and tried to install it, but, it does not work with my university’s version of Blackboard. You can check out more details on the iPhone application here. This is definetely interesting and I think a big step in the right direction for Blackboard.

Innovations in Mobile Learning @ Microsoft

February 17, 2009 Leave a comment


This breakout session was presented by Jim Federico, Sr. Director of Platform and Operations at Microsoft. He works with the SMSGReadiness – Sales, Marketing & Services Group. They host TechReady events which are held a couple of times a year. Employees come to Redmond for 6 days and get trained. Get to learn from the people creating the software
He oversees 75 classrooms and 1500 PCs and Servers.  Each employee is giving Roles and depending on the Roles, they develop a roadmap of training for them. Further train them on the area and segment of company they work for. Read more…

Best Applications in Mobile Learning

February 16, 2009 Leave a comment


This was an excellent session by Judy Brown, creator of The entire presentation can be downloaded here. She specializes in mobile learning. Mobile is hard to define; but it definitely means several things: it is accessible at all time, it is an instant on device, no need to re-boot or start and it is something you carry with you at all times.  A survey found that most people will turn around and go home if they forgot their mobile device.

Mobile devices do not carry full courses in most cases, but just little 3 or minute chunks or ‘learning pills’. Read more…