Macmillan Education – sale week on all apps

Just a quick heads-up to start the week...Macmillan Education is running a sale on all their mobile apps this week. This includes the premium version of the excellent Sounds app, all 5 IELTS Skills apps, and the Macmillan Diccionario Pocket. Apple and Android versions are included. All apps are available for a fixed price of £1.99/$2.99/EUR 2.69, via the usual … Continue reading Macmillan Education – sale week on all apps

McGraw-Hill announces launch of the SmartBook

Investor company Apollo’s recent  $2.5bn investment in McGraw-Hill Education is starting to bear fruit. At the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas this month, McGraw-Hill Education gambled on the launch of suite of adaptive learning products for higher education;  most interesting among these is the SmartBook, which uses sophisticated software to improve learning and student performance. Actually … Continue reading McGraw-Hill announces launch of the SmartBook

Enter the Doki…an app that uses a games-like approach to great effect

One of the interesting developments in the past couple of years has been the proliferation of apps for language learning, and it seems everyone is getting in on the act. We have peripheral products, such as OUP’s rather over-priced and inanimate readers; Dictionary apps; Exam practice apps, such as Macmillan’s IELTS Skills. Such products, focusing … Continue reading Enter the Doki…an app that uses a games-like approach to great effect

Here comes India’s Aakash…so what’s you’re mobile learning strategy now?

So you’re happy with your iPad? Of course you are. It’s sleek, fashionable and sexy. OK, it has a few irritating niggles. For example, it won’t handle Flash. There’s nowhere to upload files via a USB port, and attaching peripherals such as a projector needs a clunky adaptor, and if you have the new one … Continue reading Here comes India’s Aakash…so what’s you’re mobile learning strategy now?