There are many different options for creating content for mobile delivery, and most of those option don’t require doing any more than what you might currently be doing. For instance, if you already make videos, audio recording, pictures and text as part of your multi-media lesson, all of these items can easily be provided in mobile format by simply using a blog. Above I showed you how I use WordPress to create mobile content, and in this activity we will get a little taste of how easy it is to use.
- Participants will join a WordPress blog to play in. Appropriate plugins needed to make the blog mobile accessible are already installed, and they will experiment with uploading different kinds of content to the blog: video, audio, text, quizzes, forms.
- Go to ZonaFun.com. Log-in and create some posts.
- Group A: Add a Post with a Photo and Text. Right click on the photo to the right to download the photo. Use this photo in your post.
- Group B: Add a Post with a YouTube video. Click here to get the embed code. <–My student made this video. Or find your own video.
- Group C: Add a Post with Audio. Paste this audio link into your post: http://eng102online.com/podcasts/eng102m4w13s11.mp3 and add a hyperlink to it.
- Group D: Add a Post with an embedded Google form. Go to: http://goo.gl/Lp4Hk . Click on Form on the top menu bar. Scroll down to Embed Form in a Webpage. Grab the code and paste it in your post.
- View your blog on your mobile device. Go to http://zonafun.com
When creating content for mobile learning, organization is key. Accessing the content on a mobile device will be limited and having clear categories and tags will help. Also consider pages for content, as well as posts.
Alternatives Ways to Create Mobile Content:
- Mobl21.com: Experience Mobl21 for Yourself
- iTunes U: Using iTunes U to Create and Distribute Content for Mobile Delivery
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Questions: What would be the most challenging part of your course to adapt to mobile learning or what would be the easiest?
After the workshop, check back to listen to your response. They will be posted on the Reflection Responses page.