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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Script to Detect iPhone and Blackberry

The most visited post at mLearning-World.com is my scripts for how to detect if a visitor is hitting your site with a mobile phone and redirect them to a mobile friendly version of this website (at 2mlearn.mobi).


I have received a lot of emails asking how we can modify this script to detect iPhones or Blackberry browsers. For the most part, the script is identical.



First, the original script-





With the iPhone, it is fairly simple. in your "if" string, include the following:



if((navigator.userAgent.match(/iPhone/i)) (navigator.userAgent.match(/iPod/i)))

A Blackberry is a little more challenging as you can have different browsers. For example, I am using Opera Mobile on my Blackberry Pearl. With a Blackberry, the browser detect in the first script should work, however, Opera Mobile reformats the page automatically and thus, the script shouldn't be needed.

I am currently experimenting with several other browser options. I'll add a new post as I discover more scripts to help your mobile learners.

















Tuesday, July 01, 2008

OnPoint Digital CellCast- Opinions

Has anyone had a chance to use OnPoint Digital Cellcast?  OnPoint seems to offer an interesting mLearning tool, allowing users to create audio, video, or assessments sent to mobile devices.  This looks like a service our readers would be interested in, however, I would like to hear from anyone who has used this service. 

Click here for more information on OnPoint's Digital Cellcast.







Our Domains Reminder

Want to access mLearning-World.com from a mobile phone.  Remember, 2mLearn.mobi is a mobile friendly version of mLearning-World.

In addition, you can also reach mLearning-World through:

developLearning.info

and 

InstructionalDesigner.info

I am still trying to determine specifically what to do with my new .info domains.  If you have any suggestions, let me know.







Monday, June 30, 2008

Learning Solutions Mag- Mainstreaming Mobile Learning

In this month's Learning Solutions Magazine, there is a great article on Mainstreaming Mobile Learning.


Discussion of Mobile Learning (m-Learning) has been going on for almost ten years, and
we only now seem to be approaching actual deployment. However, there are still some barriers. In anticipation of the upcoming Guild Research 360° Report on Mobile Learning, an industry expert this week presents a summary of what it will take to bring m-Learning to real life in whatever neighborhood you happen to find yourself.

Click here to read this great article. Come back and discuss in the comments section. Also, if you haven't joined yet, the eLearning Guild is, in my opinion, the best Learning Technology industry group you can join. Unlike some other organizations, there is a lot more emphasis on practical application and instruction in the eLearning Guild.




Sunday, June 29, 2008

Matrix Learning Coming Soon- From Telegraph UK

Matrix Style Brain Downloads 'Will Make Lessons Pointless'.

Children will learn by downloading information directly into their brains within 30 years, the head of Britain's top private schools organisation has predicted.
Chris Parry, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Council, said "Matrix-style" technology would render traditional lessons obsolete.

He told the Times Educational Supplement: "It's a very short route from wireless technology to actually getting the electrical connections in your brain to absorb that knowledge." Dr Parry, a former Rear Admiral, spent three years determining the future strategic context for the military in a senior role at the Ministry of Defence.

Read the rest here->