How SmartPhones and Tablets Transform Mobile Learning

How Smart Phones & Tablets Transform Mobile Learning with Revolutionizing Digital Education and Publishing.

SmartPhones, Tablets Transform Mobile Learning
How SmartPhones and Tablets Transform Mobile Learning

SmartPhones, Tablets and eBook readers are the rage in education and digital publishing industry. With millions of such devices sold and the enthusiastic acceptance and excitement from both educators and students alike, Tablets and Smartphones are revolutionizing digital education and publishing.

What makes these devices so perfect for online learning?

  • They are personal, convenient and suitable for anywhere learning
  • Touch interface to interact with the content – navigate, explore, expand/collapse, move, rotate and more
  • Designed for multimedia experience (photos, videos, music, animation, games)
  • Connected to the internet and servers instantly to access unlimited content and learning resources; fast Internet access via Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G
  • Dedicated apps such as email, chat, conferencing for efficient communication
  • Built-in tools to capture video, images, audio, text
  • E-book reader, eLearning and assessment/quiz makers and more

So what kind of content can be delivered on Tablets and SmartPhone?

Mobile devices today are extremely versatile and limited only by our own imagination and creativity. You can use these devices to pack:

  • eBooks
  • eLearning courses
  • Quizzes and exam preparation
  • Audio and video tutorials
  • Documents
  • Virtual classrooms
  • Learning games
  • Push email messaging and notifications and more…

Mobile learning can be delivered in two primary ways:

Standalone App – the content and content player both reside on the mobile device – typically downloaded from an App store like Apple iStore, Google App store, etc. The content player may be separate from the player App or bundled together. A standalone App is self-contained and does not require internet connectivity to function.

Mobile Client – Server or Cloud-based App, on the other hand, establishes connection to the server to either access the content, user information, data/resources or even post information to the server from the device. While requiring internet connectivity, cloud based Mobile apps open a sea of possibilities in terms of instant access to changing and expanding content and data. Student progress and collaboration with peers may also be facilitated in the connected mode.

Smart Phones & Tablets Transform Mobile Learning to Next Level

Instancy helps educators and publishers produce Mobile Apps (iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and more…) for learning and teaching:

  • A mobile learning management system, learning content management system and authoring system
  • Rapid interactive content creation and deployment without requiring programming
  • Stand alone and cloud-based Mobile App configurations
  • Multi-device support and access
  • Blended learning – to support multiple digital content types (eBooks, eLearning, assessments, videos and more)
  • Professional services to help convert your content or re-package your content
  • Support for digital learning standards like SCORM, ePub, Mobi and others

About Harvey Singh

Harvey Singh id Pioneer in Internet Learning Platforms/Distance Education/Web 2.0. Harvey Singh is the founder of Instancy, an enterprise web and mobile knowledge distribution and workflow company. He is a pioneer in the field of eLearning, Human Performance Technology, and Knowledge Management.

6 thoughts on “How SmartPhones and Tablets Transform Mobile Learning

  1. Harvey, in choosing between standalone vs mobile client, is connectivity an everyday issue or is it more related to travel?

    Is there any data about un-connected times? i.e. if a person is in normal daily life mode and there is a situation where they might consider a learning-based activity, how typical is it that they will be able to connect via wifi?

    1. Eliza,

      Data for un-connected times is as follows, there are no specific statistics but following scenarios are based on day-to-day/person-to person use cases
      > Possibility where the person is in a remote location and there is low/no connectivity of the network

      > Possibility where you have to put your phone/device in Airport mode (Which turns off only the network of your device but keeps the device on – generally happens when you are travelling by air)

      > Your device is turned off (intentionally or due to low battery)

      > People might be out of their WiFi network and cannot get access to other private WiFi services and no possibility of having data services on that device (for e.g. iPad with only WiFi and no 3G)

      Other then these scenarios a user can also be connected to 2G or 3G or 4G type data services having access to the Internet beyond the availability of wifi.

  2. The future for creating learning is full of ideas with the technology to finally make those ideas a reality. Skilled instructional designers will be able to use whichever format for delivery that makes sense. A key word, however, is skilled instructional designer. Far too many continue to use many of the same skills and thought processes from long ago and will be challenged to think creatively to make training stick and be something that makes taking the time to complete worth it.

    There will be some early adopters, but this type of training will evolve – just as eLearning has evolved and ILT is just now using more technology in the classroom to make it a day where one doesn’t sit comatose in their chair!

  3. I am a training Manager in a pharmaceutical company & I’m looking for a training course in blended learning. Can u help me.

  4. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot
    you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

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