I hope that my work can form the basis of retooling some of our lifelong learning programes in Tipperary Institute. Higher bandwidths on both the O2 and Vodafone networks means I can stream rich media mobile content with 2D and 3D animations to mobile phones. For those on laptops, the faster data service means better real-time collaboration inside Google Documents.
The faster service onto laptops also means we can conduct multilateral video calls through Online Meeting Rooms. We're currently delivering learning to an entirely new audience beyond the physical constraints of a campus or classroom.
With a little luck, we'll build out a multimedia repository of revisioncasts. This isn't an option--Ewan McIntosh points out that learners now have access to portable "micros". This practise will change the way students study for exams. We already know that people have a shorter attention span when using their mobile phones to learn new material. This makes it important to produce channel content that holds attention for up to five minutes. Typically, m-learning content optimises on text and is confined to only essential images and animations.
The m-learning adventure continues, thanks in no small part to the strong signal strength of Ireland's dominant mobile phone companies.
Ewan McIntosh -- "How Mobile Cell Phones Change Everything" in his blog, 15 Dec 09.