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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mobile Learning: Tools and Technologies for Creating Engaging Content


Mobile Tools and Technologies written by three Brandon Hall Research analysts, Adam Cunningham-Reid, Gary Woodill and Richard Nantel.

"Mobile Learning: Tools and Technologies for Creating Engaging Content" is a snapshot of the mobile learning landscape today. They have compiled information about some of the top rated mobile devices and applications, as of the date of this publication, which have received good ratings by users and syndicated technology reviewers.

This report is divided into three sections that each examine the mobile content, mobiles services, and mobile devices.

Part One, Mobile Learning Content Development, categorizes different products and services for creating, viewing, editing, testing, and deploying mobile content:

  • Application development tools
  • Assessments and reviews
  • Communication tools
  • Page development tools
  • Podcasts
  • Social networks
  • Specialty sites and services
    • Part Two, Tools to Support Mobile Learning, profiles programs, services, and systems that support mobile learning:

      • Mobile browsers
      • Mobile emulators
      • Mobile operating systems

      Part Three, Mobile Devices, profiles devices and places them in the following subcategories:

      • Smartphones
      • PDAs
      • Media players
      Before embarking on a mobile implementation, you should first determine your objectives. What you are trying to accomplish will considerably affect which mobile services and devices you use.

      Source: Brandon Hall Research