New Developments in Mobile Learning (mLearning)
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This is the companion web site for Dr. Frank Lowney's (email | web site) presentation to the Online Lifeline Conference (February 19, 2010 11:00-11:45). It includes a recording of the presentation itself (screencast) plus references to various online resources that attendees and others may find useful in pursuing the topic further.

The Presentation
(Different Sizes, Various Access Modes, One Presentation Video)

Video Screencast of Presentation: New Developments in Mobile Learning (mLearning)
Duration: 37 Minutes
Repository: USG Podcasting Server

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Desktop View: The USG Podcasting Server also provides copy/paste code for presenting video and other media in a web page as a hyperlink-invoked and in-place display of the video using a "lightbox" technique. Here are the three videos and the PDF file in that presentation mode:

Auto-select View: Using what is called a "reference movie," it is possible to present a single link or a poster movie to click which auto-selects the appropriate version of a video based on device and available bandwidth. Here is an auto-select link to the screencast and here is a web page with a poster movie that does the same thing using the poster movie as the launch mechanism. Because this web page uses the HTML 5 <video> tag in conjunction with Javascript code that makes Safari-specific assumptions, you will need to use Safari on Mac or Win for this to work as designed.

Support Materials

MobilAP: The Mobile Academic Platform (added 10/1/2010)

Conference Site

Wikipedia: mLearning

Where it all began: Archive of GCSU's iPod Project Web Site (2002-2006)

K-12 mLearning: Tony Vincent's "Learning in Hand" Web Site.

The 2010 Horizon Report

Apple: Mobile Education

Apple: An Introduction to iTunes U

Apple: iTunes U (iTunes application required: DOWNLOAD)

Apple: Mobile Learning

The ePub Standard (International Digital Publishing Forum)

TeleRead: ePub demystified Tomorrow's e-book reader the web browser?

Wikipedia: ePub

Project Gutenberg Learn how to create iTunes LP and iTunes Extras code.

Apple: The Official Documentation for creating Apple LP and iTunes Extras.

Apple: iPad

Resources for Podcasting: Podcasting 1101

Resources for Sceencasting: Introduction to Screencasting

Examples: USG Podcasting Server Publishing Options

Recent Research on mLearning

Schools with Established, High Profile mLearning Programs or Requirements

Applications and Technologies Referenced in the Presentation:

mLearning Tools for Learning Management Systems

Open Educational Resources:

Blogs & Articles on eBooks, eTexts etc.:

Copyright and Fair Use Issues Related to mLearning