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Communication when Mobile Working

16 May 2014 16:54:25

Communication is an important part of just about any job; but it is especially important when mobile working. First of all mobile working relies heavily on a trusting relationship between employers and employees and communication is key to maintaining this relationship. When you do not see someone every day in order to keep track of what it is they are doing there can be some amount of doubt as to what it is they are spending their time on. However if you maintain regular contact with them it can allow some peace of mind to all parties that the work is on track and being completed properly.

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Posted in Mobile Working By Amy

It is becoming increasingly common to hear about interactive learning being used as a teaching method, to some this may sound like utter nonsense but to others it make absolute sense. Interactive learning allows students to actively take part in what they are learning and engage with the subject in a new different way. It has been agreed for some time that students have different learning styles- not everyone responds to a long stuffy lecture, interactive learning provides an innovative alternative. Interactive learning not only keeps students engaged with the subject matter but also allows th...

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Posted in Interactive Teaching By Amy
Mobile working is becoming more prevalent in the workplace. It is not unknown now for work places to have much of their work being done remotely at an employee’s home, or on the go as truly ‘mobile’ working. In this post we will look at some ideas around mobile working, and how it has changed the workplace and the modern way of working in general.

 

  • One of the biggest changes is the pace of work, and the output of work. It is generally seen as being true that mobile workers are working hard. The majority of mobile workers now work significantly more hours than the conventional employee. It is no...
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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

We thought we would take another look at Evernote, since it happens to be the very best app available today for note-taking, and therefore has huge impact when it comes to mobile working. The very fact that you can us it to make and share notes on the go creates a situation where it is becoming very much invaluable for anyone who has to be out of the office or just working at home and living a less structured lifestyle. What follows is a simple three reasons why Evernote is the best thing ever to happen to mobile working since, well, the mobile.

 

One good thing about Evernote is that it makes y...

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

Managing mobile working

12 Apr 2014 21:03:29

If you find yourself in the position where you are considering mobile working, whether your employer has agreed to it or it is something you have chosen to do on your own initiative, then you will have to ask yourself a few questions and identify solutions to some problems first. You cannot simply jump into mobile working blindly, but instead have to think about a few issues first. This article looks at some of these issues. By the end of the article you should have a clear idea of how you are going to go about mobile working, and just how it will affect your life and your style of work.

 

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

Managing the mobile workforce

8 Apr 2014 10:25:15

If you are managing a mobile workforce it is tempting to become a micromanager. The mobile workforce is a beautiful thing when it works well, but if you have a situation where you feel you cannot trust your mobile workforce then negativity will set in and they will begin to resent you as a manager. There is a way around this, and many mobile workforce managers are now looking at new ways of viewing their workforce and of communicating with them. This new direction allows them to feel comfortable with people who are out of the office and working, and confident that targets can be met. This arti...

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

The digital pen at university

2 Apr 2014 16:34:25

One of the biggest areas in which digital pens flourishes is the university and college market. For many years university students have had to carry around plenty of books and paper in which they can make notes and create diagrams and so on. It has been a necessary evil of university life. But with the advent of the digital pen, this has changed considerably. Students no longer have to carry around a pile of books in their bags simply because they want to keep up with the notes in a lecture. Instead, they can use the digital pen to take notes of all kinds, and therefore remove the need to carr...

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Posted in Interactive Teaching Digital Pens By Sahail

Okay, we can essentially identify any tablet here, not just the iPad, but we are focusing on the Apple product because it is the most ubiquitous and also one of the most accessible. We thought we would look today at the growth of the iPad as regards mobile working, and essentially judge it against the idea that the iPad has become something that you can use exclusively, without the need for a laptop. In other words, is the iPad the tool that we need to use when pursuing mobile working, or do we need something else to back it up?

 

This is perhaps the perennial question for IT procurement profess...

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

The problems with mobile working

24 Mar 2014 16:08:49

While the mobile working phenomenon is not new by any means, there are still a lot of managers out there at the middle level who are unable to embrace it fully. Many of them feel that there are a number of issues they have to get past before they can truly feel that they have accepted mobile working. To them, mobile working has a certain amount of problems attached via the trust aspect. In other words, these managers do not feel they can trust employees who work remotely. It manifests in a number of ways, but the key issues are outlined in this article. If you are a manager who has to manage m...

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

The beauty of NFC

19 Mar 2014 11:10:03

Near Field Communication (NFC) is becoming one of the hottest properties in mobile working, and that’s for good reason. The technology is not only incredibly useful it is also very easy to manage. It adds a certain level of practicality to mobile working, with everything from contacts to access taken care of by devices that offer such connectivity. In other words, it is fast becoming the most exciting thing to happen to mobile working since the smartphone.

 

But what is it? Well, NFC is a way for a device to ‘talk to’ another device or station nearby. Unlike Bluetooth, which was a kind of precu...

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Posted in Mobile Working By Sahail

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