I’m just at the very beginning of the adventure and torture that mobile learning and so I borrow ideas and links from experts in the field.
1 Tweetie – fantastic for short bite-sized learning and gossip when your head’s frazzled at the airport.
2 Safari – it’s a proper mobile browsing experience.
3 Stanza – oh wow – over 25,000 free books for me to snuggle up in bed with!
4 BYKI French for language learnin – great for vocab but limited for grammar.
5 iXpenseit – a budget tracking app, which is helping me keep track of my spending and teaching me where I go wrong – excellent stuff (note that iXpenseit is limited, and I think there are better apps that have more capability for dealing with multiple bank accounts, your mortgage, loans etc)
6 iPod on iPhone – I’ve got over 5 hours of French and Irish language resources and audio books on my iPod – means I can learn on the go. I’ve also been using the lyrics feature for both listening and reading my Irish language learning.
7 Mail – this is one of the loser aspects of the iPhone – I can get my mail, but Apple’s Mail app is nothing like as useful or powerful as Gmail’s mail app for Symbian. I can’t search my archive, it uses up tonnes of data and is slow.
8 Google search – sometimes I want to know how to cook aubergine without leaving the cooker in the kitchen…google search + iPhone = instant knowledge while stirring a pot.
9 Google maps – bigger screen + good data plan = excellent journey planning and exploration. Also, I’m way more confident about wandering around more because I can’t get ‘lost’.
10 Calculator – I think people often take for granted the hard-working apps like the touchscreen calculator app on the iPhone – but it’s a fantastic tool – and is easy to use and access.
I def need to chech out Stanza!