Going Mobile: Part 3 Mobile Ecosystems

Ecosystem refers to the combination of hardware, operating system, and application purchasing method. There are currently four common mobile ecosystems: Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows.  By far, the two most common are Apple and Android. The images below describe the different components of the Apple and  Android ecosystems. Choosing an ecosystem – For organizations The two Read More …

Going Mobile: Part 1 Getting Connected

This blog post is part of a series of posts based on a couple of 90-minute hands-on technology workshops for education grad students. The first workshop, Going Mobile introduced students to mobile technologies that would help support their learning. The second workshop Getting Your Head in the Cloud introduced the concept of the Cloud and a few Read More …

Mobile Blogging with Tumblr on an Android Phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate mobile phone. It was a great phone for its generation, but not without its challenges. Actually, I think Android poses regular challenges because all the devices are different, and not all inter-operate as well as one would hope. For my Mobile blogging experiment, I wanted to be able Read More …

Using iAnnotate to take notes on my iPad

As a Ph.D. student I read a lot of journal articles. In order to effectively takes notes while reading, I used to have to print them. One of the reasons/justifications for my ipad purchase was to reduce the amount of printing. After a bit of experimenting I've finally figured out how to effectively use my Read More …

Prezi and Mobile learning as a teaching strategy in healthcare education

For my last class on Teaching Strategies in Healthcare Education, I made a presentation on Mobile Learning as a Teaching Strategy in Healthcare Education using Prezi (see below – sorry content doesn’t display on iPhone). I had tried out Prezi almost exactly a year ago, and found the authoring interface frustrating. I must say, the Read More …

Tip for Evernote Users – Synchronize only on Wifi

One of the most useful applications I have for all my computers is Evernote. Evernote allows me to take notes on any of my devices (MacBook laptop, iPod Touch, iPad, Android phone) and the notes are synchronized and available on all the devices. Evernote even lets me record audio and take pictures (if the device Read More …

Great books for building mobile apps

In my attempts to figure out how to create mobile learning content, I realized that I needed to better understand how to build mobile applications. I started this process by working through the first few chapters of iPhone Application Development for Dummies by Neal Goldstein, but I didn’t get too far. I found the book Read More …