• Creating a mobile learning app–what we learned, what’s left to learn

    Today the JIBC’s first mobile learning iOS app got the Apple App store blessing and is now available for downloading.  The app is a multimedia glossary for Emergency Managers (more info that kind of training here and here ).You can grab it via this page (it’s FREE) if you are interested. The iPad version is a couple days away. We used this project as a way of gently introducing ourselves to the world of mobile learning, having recognized that for our students–who need just-in-time information and tools while working in the field–it really couldn’t ignored.  We called this project a ‘proof of concept’ to give ourselves the space to fail or succeed,…

  • visualization tool plus plus and amazing instructional design

    Two great new discoveries this week… Via downes, VUE is an open source application that pushes the envelope in the visualization/concept mapping department.  I have a  few projects that can take advantage of the ability to link nodes to local or public files, display images, and allow tagging and categories to be assigned.  Again, it passed the 2 minute tool test, and some of the more advanced features are well described and demonstrated on the Features page. The other item making the rounds in the Canadian Copyright world is an astounding piece of work from Appropriation Art.   Not only is the topic one that is of concern/interest to me, but that…

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