This domain is going on 3 years old. I got it in February of 2003 expecting to start a whole site on Mobile Elearning. With Flash on PDA’s and heading to phone I then thought the timing was right. It was definitely too early. I think we’re getting close now though. Since this is Mobilemind, maybe it’s time to share some links and resource for information on Mobile Learning.
- Flash Lite 2 Released – Phone and devices get parity with the desktop Flash Player 7, including use of AS2 and Adobe labs has a supporting authoring tool update, Flash Lite 2 Update for Flash Pro 8.
- M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning by David Metcalf seems to now be available as a book on the HRD Press web site. It was originally slated for a late 2005 release. Though I’ve hosted a webinar on mobile learning with David and we speak with each other at trade shows, I haven’t seen the book yet. His presentations are great and I do like his other book.
- OnPoint Digital “mLearning Pro“- Some mobile learning LMS/authoring software for, and devices based on, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet.
- Hot Lava Software continues to offer recurring seminars on mobile content development and offers a free desktop training module about mobile learning.
- All (Japanese) Phones to have Flash support soon – A company named Otto seems to be aggressively marketing Flash to Japanese phone manufacturers. Then again, maybe something got lost in translation from the original Japanese PR.
Some of these resources are getting a bit dated, but they are good places to start investigating mobile learning.
- Mobile Learning Example – Example of useful, relevant practical elearning. American Sign Language Finger Spelling available for Pocket PC’s in Flash 6 and Flash Lite 1.1
- Elearnopedia m-Learning – As of this writing it seems like this was last updated in 2004, but the information on this ADL Co-Lab site is still useful.
- Mobile Learning Group resource center – A site that has useful links to research and resource for those interested in mobile learning.
- M-Learning Project– Resources and demos from a European research project that generated mobile learning in support of adult and continuing education.
- Mobilearn – Another European project. This project focuses more on the collaborative, on-demand, and location-based aspects of mobile learning. Giunti is acting as coordinator and they have been very active in the mobile learning space.
Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an interesting mobile elearning project that you would like to share.