It's one of the hot topics at the moment, Bring Your Own Device. Institutions and companies around the world are searching for an answer. I think the problem is that they are looking for the answer rather than answers. At a strategy level its nice to think that there is a neat little solution to everything, … Continue reading Bring Your Own… Choice
It's a little late and I should be in bed with a book, but instead my face is lit up from the glow of my iPad as I succumb to the need to write down my thoughts. A friend posted an article titled "Why Mobile Will Dominate the Future of Media and Advertising". After reading … Continue reading I don’t think you get mobile…
Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the trade group GSMA, is forecasting about 6.07 billion connections by the close of the year. While it may sound like an outlandish prediction you do have to remember that the UN is already saying there are 5.2 billion users. Mobile is huge and there is massive growth predicted for the … Continue reading 6 Billion Mobile Connections by the end of 2011
Looks like 2011 is the year that eBooks hit the mainstream. I had a previously published hunch that 2010 was going to be the year of the eBook. I was right in so much as a range of things happened that allowed eBooks to flourish. Both technology and business was at a point of convergence … Continue reading eBooks and Digital Publishing
Creating with your mobile is often seen as the lo-fi option. It's time to rethink that assumption.One of the great things about mobile is that it's there. You may have access to an amazing DSLR, but what good is it when its not with you when you see something you want to capture? The iPhone … Continue reading Going Pro
Well it's taken a lot longer than I thought to get to this point, but finally our Mobile Learning initiative has been approved and funded! After a lot of back-and-forth, tweaking and rewriting, budget adjustments and performing like a champion show jumper through the bureaucratic hoops our proposal made it through. So whats the plan? Well the … Continue reading Funding Approved!
Well it looks like there are some serious conflicts underway in the mobile operating system sector at the moment. While not quite as fun as some good ol' fashion fisticuffs - the current bout of patent and legal battles is really intriguing for the interested observer. What's at stake is the shape of future operating … Continue reading The mobile OS battlefield
So I promised a while ago to put together some ideas of using mobile to create unique learning experiences. They're unique because they use the device to facilitate the experience, rather than being the experience itself. Location Aware Most smartphones have a GPS. Use this in combination with maps, QR codes and augmented reality and … Continue reading Creating unique Mobile experiences
I've been working on a quick list of what makes mobile technology unique. What makes mobile exciting is applying some of these features in new ways and creating new experiences. Portable: Mobile devices are small, lightweight and easily carried. Low Cost: As compared to PCs, mobile devices are less expensive. Energy Efficient: Mobile devices require … Continue reading What Makes Mobile Unique?
Today was an interesting one, which really centred around the classroom and looked at it from a range of very different aspects. In the morning I sat down over coffee with Scott Hamm in the library commons area. (Note to self: Check if we can get a Starbucks on our campus) We discussed a range … Continue reading Conversations in, on and around the classroom