Infographic . Infografía . Mobile Learning in Europe e Informe "Learning on the Go – tips and trends in #mlearning "Docebo

Hoy traemos a este espacio esta infografía de Docebo , titulada "Mobile Learning in Europe", que nos explican así:
"Europe.. here are the stats. In 2013 there were 403 million unique mobile subscribers which is set to increase to 417 million by 2017. There are 24 countries in Europe with a mobile penetration rate above 100%, and in Eastern Europe an aggregate growth rate of 14.7%.
So in Europe when it comes to mobile we’re dealing with a mixed bag depending on which part of the continent we refer to. In the West, a more mature market on the one hand, and in the East, less mature but rapid growth.
In Europe we find a different buying behaviour for each country! Consumers buy educational apps, subscribe to mobile learning value added service (VAS) products, and purchase personal learning devices."

The following infographic is based on the just released report “Learning on the Go – tips and trends in m-learning” que puedes descargar libremente

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TELEFONÍA MÓVIL EN LA COMUNIDAD ANDINA 2004 – 2013. Bolivia. Colombia, Ecuador y Perú. estadísticas

Hoy traemos a este espacio el documento estadístico de la Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina titulado: "TELEFONÍA MÓVIL EN LA COMUNIDAD ANDINA 2004-2013"

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Mobile Learning in the workplace #mlearning @TowardsMaturity @UpsideLearning

Hoy traemos a este espacio un New Mobile Learning Research Report ...
Towards Maturity have released their latest In-Focus report titled 'Mobile Learning at Work' and is the second in the series that explores changing patterns of use of mobile learning at work.

This latest report, which is supported by TM AmbassadorUpside Learning, is based on extensive research derived from Towards Maturity's 2013 Benchmark Study and examines key findings based on the responses received from 481 organisations across 44 countries spanning a range of industries, sectors, types and sizes.

With strong numerical data and an in-depth research about the L&D industry, the report sheds light on various trends and practices companies are employing with respect to mobile learning, how some of them are benefitting, and lays a path ahead for learning professionals to successfully incorporate mobile learning technologies within the corporate workspace.

Upside Learning has contributed in the form of providing various suggestions and tips on how to kick-start mLearning initiatives from the ground-up, supported by a whitepaper and case studies.

Key findings:

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71% of respondents are using mobile devices up from 36% in 2010 and 47% in 2012)
This proportion rises to 83% (up from 65% last year) of top learning companies
Top learning companies are also more likely to be using and developing mobile apps
52% provide learners with smartphones, rising to 60% of top learning companies
48% provide learners with tablets, rising to 57% of top learning companies
41% have a policy of Bring Your Own Device, rising to 66% of top learning companies (...)

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    eLearning – helping students achieve more in education

    elearning_worldWhy has elearning been a great encouragement for students around the world? The prime reason for that is that access to knowledge was never open to all. People with financial restrictions, geographical barriers or physical impediments who had little chance previously in the academic sphere now have the doors to lifelong learning open to them. The new age education system brings you an updated version of knowledge that you can access at your convenience with millions of people from different parts of the world. It’s a blissful learning age for students far and wide.

    In a nutshell, learning online is popular because it’s…

    1. Faster and Wider: The new age learning system is technology-based learning system that spreads knowledge through connecting and sharing. You reach your class through a click and get feedback instantly. Now you have a chance to connect with a wider group of learners and educators that helps you to maximize your academic objectives.
    2.  Convenient and Cost-effective: Now you don’t need to worry about professional or family commitments anymore. The new age learning system allows you to earn knowledge at your own pace and convenience. Students these days learn and earn at the same time and also keep up with family responsibilities. And it is possible because elearning doesn’t need you to travel far or spend time at libraries. Everything is available with an internet connection that makes education comfortable and cost-effective.
    3. A collaborative learning system: With elearning you get the option to learn with the whole world. The class today is no longer confined to a physical classroom with walls. People from different parts of the world join to discuss and share knowledge. Through online learning, different students from different countries can exchange learning processes and through that a cultural exchange also takes place. This constant cross-cultural exchange benefits students in many ways.
    4. Cultivating social capital: The system of earning knowledge through the internet is less about monotonous lectures and thick textbooks – it’s a tool-based education system that concentrates more on interaction and discussion. The educational platforms (as an integral part of knowledge acquisition) encourage social interaction amongst students and educators across the globe. The plug-and-play method of earning degrees is helping educators and learners form a global network.

    Elearning through mobiles is encouraging an effective environment:

    Experts believe that the process of making education available around the clock assures better results and that’s encouraging more learners and institutions to take up online education. The generation at present that loves spending time glued to gadgets is extremely hopeful about new age technology that allows people to virtually carry classes in their pockets. According to a recent report by Ambiant insight, the US educational market has earned a thrilling amount of $958.7 in 2010 by selling mobile learning products. The survey also indicated a mammoth rise and predicted it to grow more than 10% every year in next five years.

    Bring your own device or BYOD – is a new concept being hugely adopted by schools these days. The various facilities of online education including the option of learning through video instruction and live internet discussions have encouraged a lot of schools and colleges to start online classes. So, teachers, who sometime ago used to put up notices against using mobiles in school, now think that mobile devices have become essential educational tools in last few years.

    The prime reason behind why studying through mobile and computers seems so relevant to school students is that their generation have grown up seeing, hearing and playing with technology. The growing acquaintance of humans with hi-tech equipment is of course a reason that has helped boost the rise in mobile learning significantly.


    Regina Brown has been a freelance educator for last ten years. She is a passionate writer too and loves acquiring information about the latest developments in the education sector. She is very hopeful about the future of democratic education emerging with the help of technology and social media. Her informative articles on  advancement of  elearning are appreciated by students worldwide.

    How much does Mobile eLearning cost?

    mlearningYou’ve heard all the hype. Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space.

    But you’re skeptical.  You’re the kind of hard-headed “show-me-the-numbers” type that won’t just rush headlong into the newest online training trend.

    You want to be prepared first.  You want to know, “what’s it gonna cost me?”

    Well, I’ve spent a lot of time in the learning management system space, and I’ll tell you.

    The true cost of mLearning

    Obviously, costs will differ depending on your organization and needs, but you can still get a good rough estimate by following some key, basic rules.

    Because mobile learning is, essentially, publishing your eLearning courses as a mobile app (either web-based or native) costs for mobile learning will largely mirror costs for developing a general mobile app.  That said, here’s the information you should use to estimate them:

    • Research suggests that to develop just one screen of a mobile application takes about one week with a full time employee (FTE).  This includes planning, development, and then testing and final approval.  Thus, for example, an eight page enterprise mobile app would take eight weeks. Multiply this by the hourly salary of your FTE to come up with a basic estimate of costs.  Note that this will not include any one-off costs like developer licenses for app creation tools.
    • Developer licenses will cost you typically around $100 a year, but if you’re using a course authoring tool to develop the content and publish it to mobile this could be closer to $1,000.
    • A study from Deloitte claims that developing for multiple mobile platforms will increase costs as well. For each additional platform/OS (like Blackberry and Android) you develop a mobile app for, costs go up by 60%.
    • If you decide to go with an external app developer, expect to pay anywhere from $8,000 to $50,000 for a native, database app.  This also means you’ll still be responsible for providing all the course content yourself, so be sure to factor that into the costs as well.
    • Try to account for miscellaneous costs.  If you’re converting existing content to a mobile format, that will add to the cost (even just re-doing graphics like banners to fit better on a mobile screen will have a cost).

    So, now you know the potential costs of adding some mobile learning courses to your training content.  But don’t let this discourage you.  Despite the numbers, the potential benefit of mobile learning actually is a big one, especially if you’re the kind of organization that has workers or employees out in the field, as it allows “point of need” training resources and allows employees to learn even when they’re stuck at the airport.

    Even if your workforce isn’t remote or always away, mobile learning has been shown to increase retention of training material and it combats that dastardly Forgetting Curve because it can be done anytime, anywhere, and often.

    What else?

    Did I forget any considerations for mobile learning costs?  Other hidden expenses I didn’t mention?


    jp-bio picJ.P. currently works as a Content Editor at Capterra, a privately held technology and online media company focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of business software. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he founded The Georgetown Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @rizzleJPizzle.