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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Mobile demands quick, simple and easy-to-use.

Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning

Upside Learning

There’s a definite movement towards delivering learning on tablets and mobile phones. It is quite common these days to get client requests for delivering elearning (meant for traditional desktops) or mobile learning (meant for mobile phones) solutions on tablets too. Tablets are very different from the PCs or mobile phones. Is that a good idea?

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. From trying to explain five myths of mobile learning to assisting customer  new to mobile learning, getting started with mobile learning has been an exciting journey through which we have seen mobile learning seeing increasing adoption.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. Mobile ESL.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Agree?

Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC

Ignatia Webs

Mobile learning (mLearning) is all the rage at the moment, but how do you get started and how do you maximize the mLearning plans you have? Simple, follow this free online course facilitated by 7 mobile experts and turn your mLearning knowledge into a practical project. Grab your mobile and optimize its use The MobiMOOC course will run for 6 weeks (2 April – 14 May).

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Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. This post specifically talks about how a Mobile Learning Platform can be used as an effective Performance Support System. Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms. We unveiled our mobile learning solution – Upside2Go – at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? Over the last three years there have been various predictions , ranging from pessimistic to optimistic about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning.

Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey

Upside Learning

Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a training and learning device in the workplace as well. If not already adopted, mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises. Note: Survey closes on 30th September 2011.

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. Recently, If you look at it, unless you are developing sophisticated games, simulation, or mobile applications, elearning pretty much consists of rendering pages and interaction. Upside Learning

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

This takes on a post I wrote several weeks ago, that spoke about four themes that will (and not five) predominate learning in the future. As we prepare to iterate development of Upside2Go, we will need to start figuring out what sort of features our users (learners, managers, administrators) would really like from a mobile LMS. Learning is about content and bums-in-seats?

10 steps to mobile learning adoption (@jiscinfonet)

Dont Waste Your Time

Write mobile learning vision statement. Mobile Learning. Related posts: Free Book on Mobile Learning Research #mLearning. Tapping into Mobile Learning. Do we need to encourage Mobile Learning? mLearning Distance Learning eLearning JISC Mobile Learning Online Course Gather stakeholder requirements.

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Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1 Billion By 2015

Upside Learning

The latest report from Ambient Insight about mobile learning is out, and it comes up with some pretty surprising figures. It indicates that the worldwide market for mobile learning will probably grow from USD 3.2 Interesting to see the highest growth in mobile learning will probably be in China, India and Indonesia, each over 60%. Mobile Learning mLearnin

Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

Upside Learning

It is a well-known fact that Mobile learning hasn’t yet picked up steam within India. The primary reason for this being the low rates of mobile internet penetration in our country. came across a report on the McKinsey Quarterly website titled – Can India lead the mobile-Internet revolution ? Mobile Learning mLearning In India Mobile Learning In India

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

With the almost insatiable need for information and communication increasing across the global workforce, most of them are turning to mobile devices. As per a survey conducted by Good Technology in October 2011, 72 percent of its customers were already formally supporting BYOD programs. As BYOD gains momentum, we’d probably see a positive effect on mobile learning adoption.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Analyst at Float @gwoodill Jeff Tillet mLearning Strategist and Evangelist at Float (formerly ID at T-mobile) @mojotillett Chad Udell at Float @visualrinse www.floatlearning.com 18 month old company with focus on mobile. Resources: Gary Woodill’s The Mobile Learning Edge Clark Quinn, Designing mLearning Barbara Ballard, Designing the Mobile User Experience (We can tell a field is about to take off because there’s a big rash of books!)

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. The Future is Mobile 3. Learning Analytics 6.

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Does mobile learning need interactivity? Even more so, says Janhavi Padture, one of the invited speakers at Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, hosted by SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technologies). Mobile content is short-duration, small-screen. Give us examples of interactivity on mobile devices. JP: Course designers must understand the differences in the various mobile devices, operating systems and browsers. So, is there a ‘right way’ to design interactive content for mobile devices? Why bother making it interactive?

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Although it leverages modern technology – namely, smartphones and tablets – this kind of m-learning remains traditional “push” training. Of course push training has its place in the broader learning model, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a true learning organisation, the vast majority of learning is pulled. This approach accommodates multiple devices (mobile or otherwise), without the need for multiple authoring tools or the production of multiple content packages.

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Although it leverages modern technology – namely, smartphones and tablets – this kind of m-learning remains traditional “push” training. Of course push training has its place in the broader learning model, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a true learning organisation, the vast majority of learning is pulled. This approach accommodates multiple devices (mobile or otherwise), without the need for multiple authoring tools or the production of multiple content packages.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

Ironically, while employees need more time for learning in order to optimize their productivity, they actually have less time to participate in formal learning activities. vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning. Mobiles are a way of life and are catching up in the learning domain as well. Mobile Learning:

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Yesterday, I saw what Rapid Intake is doing with their tools to allow authoring of Mobile Learning - what they call mLearning Studio. The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system. You choose templates, add text, images, audio, video and quizzes, then publish for web and mobile. eLearning Technology.

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Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. In a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. Source: Gartner April 2011. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Mobile OS Sales

When is Mobile Learning Being Used?

LearnDash

Mobile learning is a regular occurrence today, used by both educational and corporate sectors. First, it allows people to control the pace of their learning, as well as gives greater flexibility as to where it can occur. Obviously, another reason mobile learning makes sense is that the training overhead is close to zero. When Do People Use Mobile Learning?

Mobile Learning – Is it melting away?

eLearning 24-7

What you may ask does this have to do with mobile learning?  Well, for one thing, some of the lyrics can easily be incorporated to reflect m-learning. . There’s nothing you and I won’t do” When mobile learning took off in 2011 it was due to tablets. We all saw the difference and m-learning was getting better, each year. . Trapped in the state of imaginary grace… ” The dream was there, and despite the naysayers who didn’t realize that on the go learning was not imaginary, but real.  . Learning 24/7.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. The survey asked people to put blue or orange m&ms in various jars representing the L&D activities they expected to do more or less in 2011. learning & Mobile Learning. Informal Learning.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

The mLearning flavor spills over into this week too as we scour the web for the best in mobile everything. We recently concluded a great show at mLearnCon 2011. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? Know more here. 3. Know it here. 6.

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support  touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in enterprise learning today. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I  surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. Some mobile initiatives offer hope.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. a.k.a. On the Target – But Barely.

Mobile Learning: CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR YOU ARE DOOOOOMED!

Social Learning

In my last post I briefly mentioned my skepticism about the demand for mobile learning in the workplace. According to the World Wide Web Foundation, 90% of the world population has access to a mobile telephone device*, with over five billion subscribers. And Morgan Stanley Research estimates that, worldwide, mobile internet users will surpass desktop internet users by 2014.

Clark Quinn on Designing Mobile Learning (Audio Interview)

Learning Visions

Mobile Learning – seems to finally be tipping. If you’re involved with training, I suspect the push for providing mobile solutions is getting stronger. If you’re an Instructional Designer and freaking out that now you have to do mobile too – on top of everything else?! – let’s just calm down…. mobile mlearning clark quinn

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mLearnCon 2011 Recap

Upside Learning

It promises three days of huge learning – intense ideation, discussion and information exchange for those interested in mLearning. It’s a great time to quickly recap those: First Impressions: mLearnCon 2011 Exposition. Interesting Mobile Statistics By Tomi Ahonen: mLearnCon. The Future Of E-learning Is Mobile – mLearnCon.

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These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

 . All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.

The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

Upside Learning

With the rapid development of mobile technologies, a new style of learning, termed as mobile learning, has exploded everywhere in the world. This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. The students can learn just in time in their daily lives whenever they need to learn using mobile devices like Tablets and Smart Phones.