Rules for M-Learning

With the advent of M-Learning, as many universities & organizations have started realizing the power of mobile as a medium for learning, a lot is written about m-learning and one can hear many stories of successful implementation.
Still the ones who are  about to try or  trying for first time have lots of queries and misconceptions about M-Learning.
mobile learning rules
#1: Forget what you THINK you know
#2: Believe what you see, not what you read
#3: Don’t start with CONSTRAINTS
#4: Focus on context, goals and needs
#5: You can’t support EVERYTHING!
#6: Don’t convert, CREATE!
#7: Keep it SIMPLE
#8: Rome was not built in a day
Hope these 8 RULES help you:
a. lose your misconceptions
b. adopt to latest “Mobile Learning” swiftly and successfully.
Happy Mobile Learning!!!

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YourStory’s Microsoft Canaan TechSparks 2010:Top Finalist Deltecs

Deltecs InfoTech is shortlisted as finalist for Microsoft Canaan TechSparks 2010 !

Microsoft Canaan TechSparks 2010, the YourStory flagship event in association with CNBC Young Turks, is a pan-India hunt for top product startups in the country. Out of 208 companies that registered for this program,  18 companies were shortlisted . These companies presented  their pitches to an impressive gallery of investors, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, corporate honchos, media, students, and others. A keynote and a panel discussion comprising the best of the minds in the investor space preceded the pitches.

In its efforts to contribute significantly to the entrepreneurial spirit and to help entrepreneurs find the right platform to grow their businesses, YourStory took firm steps in connecting entrepreneurs to investors, networks, and media after watching the activity for quite sometime from sidelines.
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Developers v/s Masses perspective on Mobile Phone.

Recently I asked a mobile app developer “What are the 5 most enticing features that you look for in your mobile phone”
The answer was

latest mobile apps

  • 1)The home screen layout
  • 2)Multitasking option
  • 3)Notification bar
  • 4)Accessing newer apps
  • 5) OS

This answer resonates the voice of many such mobile app developers.
The answer amazed me, because here the question of Internet connectivity on Phone,bigger screen size, other features like Music, Camera etc were considered default items included in every phone.
Nobody really bothers to care much about basic features ?
So when these developers are developing new applications are they working with the presumption that the masses also perceive same as default items?
To figure out, I asked some users (some who are aware of upcoming technology, newer phones and not naive mobile users)

What are the 5 most enticing features you look for while buying

a mobile phone?

Some of the answers were

“Keypad, Camera Resolution, Weight,Screen Size,Battery Life”

“1. max screen size; 2. touch screen; 3.smooth key pad; 4. cam;  5.speed”

“good camera;nice sound quality;apps supported”

“internet,chat,music,video(all formats)”

Clearly developers are more exposed to latest mobile technology and upcoming features. And they need to be abreast with latest technology and drive the markets to use these features via their applications.
Question poping up in my mind, shouldnt the apps aim at satisfying major masses rather than moving far ahead with few early adopters?

Do let me know your views on this.

1) The home screen layout
2) Multitasking option
3) Notification bar
4) Accessing newer apps
5) OS
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Latest Updates & Other Useful Resources.

Latest Updates & Other Useful Resources. Find Deltecs on Facebook http://ow.ly/2qA6F and
Drona – http://ow.ly/2qA7D

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TechSparks 2010, supported by Microsoft

TechSparks 2010, supported by Microsoft & Canaan Partners will be telecast on CNBC.
Aug 18th: 8:30pm & Aug 21st” 11 am & 7:30p Don’t miss the premiere event on Product technology Startups and Innovation in India. #Deltecs http://ow.ly/i/3fB0

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DRONA, DELTECS RECEIVES MBILLIONTH AWARD SOUTH ASIA 2010 FOR INNOVATION IN M-EDUCATION AND LEARNING.

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mbillionth

Digital Empowerment Foundation along with Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India and OnMobile recently presented DRONA (from Deltecs InfoTech) with mBillionth Award South Asia 2010. m-Billionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile sector across South Asia. The m-Billionth Award South Asia 2010 is first of its kind in the region recognizing and felicitating mobile innovations, applications and content services delivery.

It is to honour excellence in mobile communications across South Asia spread over 9 core categories. The m-Billionth Award is designed as an annual South Asia’s leading mobile content’s award platform towards larger regional Mobile Congress in media and policy advocacy.

The response to the mBillionth Award nomination process has been phenomenal: more than 250 entries were received and after screening 165 nominations were successfully accepted: India – 121, Sri Lanka – 28, Bangladesh – 07, Pakistan – 05, Nepal – 03, and Maldives – 1. The 14 member Jury came up with 24 winners & 12 special mentions from 5 South Asian Countries.

DRONA from Deltecs InfoTech received the award for innovation in m-education and learning category. Drona, a mobile learning solution empowers organizations and trainers to create their mobile learning courses and applications.

The users can add content similar to multi-media, making the lessons more interactive. They offer options to customize each application, mode of data transfer and themes. Drona doesn’t stop at delivering the learning and tests but also extends to collating scores and results, and generate reports to help analyze the performances. It’s a complete solution for imparting learning & assessments to a distributed audience for tracking their performance & usage.

“We are encouraged to offer many more innovations, applications and practices by bringing power of M to billions of users,” says Kinjal Vora, Business Development Head, Deltecs InfoTech.

For more information about DRONA or Deltecs InfoTech, please call +91 22 28488746 or visit http://www.deltecs.com

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DRONA finalist in South Asian mbillionth awards

Drona-Mobile Learning from Deltecs Infotech Pvt. Ltd nominated for the prestigious mbillionth south asian awards to be held on 23rd July in New Delhi and to be inaugurated by Shri. Sachin Pilot at the Intercontinental Eros!

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m-billionth south asian awards

The 14 members Grand Jury of the mBillionth South Asia Award 2010 struggled 3 days in Colombo to find 24 best practices across 10 categories hailing from 8 South Asian countries.

More than 200 entries were received and after rigorous scrutiny 175 nominations were successfully accepted and presented to the 14 Jury members – eminent personalities from 4 South Asian Countries.

The Jury process involved intense discussions and varied viewpoints as the jury members came from various backgrounds- government organizations, media, corporate houses, social activists, which made the jury decision even more legitimate and unbiased. On the 1st day, the Jury went up to 1 AM, and finally after lot of arguments and deliberations, on the 2nd day 24 winners from 5 South Asian Countries across various categories were selected.

With this, the mBillionth Award South Asia 2010 has reached its final stage where the winners will be announced at the event with full-media coverage at the South Asia Mobile Congress, Exhibition & Award Gala, which is scheduled on July 23, 2010, Delhi to create a highly enriching and comprehensive exchange of knowledge & ideas and celebrate all nominees & innovations.

Catch the Deltecs Team @ Intercontinental Eros in New Delhi on the 23rd July 2010.

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