Atf irst I was a bit skeptical about the product but listening to James and hearing his vision of how he wants to change mobile education I was very impressed.
The program allows users to create a desk of virtual flash cards and install them on their phone. Easy enough. From here the enterprising desk creator can earn money by selling their desk to other Mobile Prep users. Very cool.
The tool also has built in quizzes with progress reports, this is where things got really interesting. It could be extended into an eLearning platform. Think, students finishing a class immediately download the next desk of cards, take the test and load the results back into the eLearning tool so the teacher knows what to focus on next lesson.
James also talked about the ability to build multi-demensional cards. For example in the legal profession where you need to learn multiple facts about a single case, each type of fact is connected to a key on the mobile phone, case precedents are always connected to the 5 key. This way you each time a new case is displayed you can test yourself on the different facts by pressing the same key on your phone.
The tool can be used for all sorts of learning, including professional development, CPD points and other certification processes.
The biggest issue? Seems like the tool is only available on certain networks in the US, very sad.