Blog - mobile learning

  • November 16, 2016

    Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We all wait with baited breath each time Apple announces a new iOS. New emojis and better functionality await if you’re patient enough for the update to download. But, as most developers know, a new iOS can also result in major headaches—especially when it affects the way an app is displayed, the functionality of a […]

  • August 12, 2015

    Real Mobile Learning: Are Smartphone Printers Worth the Investment?

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Asking learners to BYOD–bring their own devices–not only saves money, but time. When learners are already acquainted with the technology they’ll use to access information, it reduces prep time so everyone can jump straight into learning. But while most of your learners will have access to their own smartphones and tablets, mobile printers might be […]

  • August 11, 2015

    Hold the Phone: Why Mobile Learning Limitations are NBD

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Mobile learning naysayers are more than happy to point out that smartphones–while great for playing Candy Crush and uploading pictures to Instagram–simply aren’t cut out for eLearning. The screens are too small; the battery life is too short; and overall, desktop wins when it comes to in-depth eLearning modules. But the limitations surrounding mobile learning aren’t […]

  • July 07, 2015

    How Steve Jobs Became the Father of Modern Mobile Learning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Steve Jobs is credited with everything from producing Toy Story to essentially inventing the way we interact (or avoid) each other via mobile technology every day. But one of his most important contributions might not be the computer mouse or the iPad, but the availability of mobile devices as a vehicle for mLearning. Think about it: Without […]

  • June 26, 2015

    The More the Merrier: How Asia Mobile Crowdsources eLearning Development

    By: Andrew Fayad

    What do you get when you combine a tech-hungry market with some of the brightest developers in the world? It’s called SEAMAC: The Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge. Over the course of the next few months, app developers will compete to create creative solutions using smartphones as the platform. From eLearning to health, social engagement […]

  • April 01, 2015

    NanoLearning on the Apple Watch: The Next Small Thing in eLearning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    If microlearning is information distilled into small bites, nanolearning are tiny nibbles of the same. At least, that’s how the Apple Watch will deliver bits of information to the user. With limited space (and even less attention span), the rise of the Watch promises to add an entirely new layer to current eLearning efforts.

  • February 11, 2015

    Black, Brown, and e-Reader All Over: E-ink Screens for eLearning Applications

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Even staunch defenders of the traditional book are starting to see the merits of the e-ink reader: Pew Research estimates that 32 percent of American adults own one. And while they might seem overly simplistic, e-readers definitely have their place on the nightstand and perhaps even in eLearning applications. Before dismissing the e-ink reader as too basic for […]

  • January 29, 2015

    mLearning Propels Generation X to the Top of Their Careers

    By: Aaron Hill

    The Matures have retired; the Baby Boomers are easing their way into semi-permanent, semi-retirement; and the Millennials are texting their way through the company door. Now it’s up to Generation X to inherit the helms of business and industry. Gen Xers born between 1965 and 1980 have grown up and matured alongside technology. Many continue […]

  • January 07, 2015

    Jumpy: 5 Things Kid-Centric Smartwatches Teach us about Wearable Tech

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Although it failed to reach its $100K goal on Kickstarter, Jumpy – the smartwatch designed especially for kids – is still in the pipeline for Taipai-based startup JoyRay.  And with Jumpy’s design comes a new set of capabilities for smartwatches; and they’re not just child’s play.

  • January 05, 2015

    Will e-Books Overtake Print in 2018?

    By: Aaron Hill

    If you’re thinking, “Nah, no way,” allow me to refresh your memory. Do you remember when we collected music CDs? How about cassettes? Eight tracks? Vinyl? Remember when going to a movie theater meant parting with a boatload of money—even before hitting the concession stand? With On Demand, Netflix and Amazon, we can watch a […]

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