The Pitfalls and Promises of Mobile Learning
APRIL 3, 2011
If you are in any way connected with the fields of training, learning and development, or eLearning, you are probably regularly inundated with messages about the wonders of mobile learning. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and tablet computers are becoming ubiquitous and increasingly powerful with respect to their range of functionality.
M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?
APRIL 10, 2011
With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. It shouldn’t matter. If your telling me your solution is mobile ready, then all I should need to do is go iTunes or Android and find your app. Nowadays more and more vendors (thankfully) are seeing the benefit of mobile devices. Thus they can advertise they offer mobile learning. Blackboard Learn?
#mLearnCon: The Use of Tablets in the Future of mLearning
JUNE 16, 2011
John Alonso of Outstart , John Gibbs of Tata Interactive Systems and Steve Lee of Allen Interactions will chat with me on Tuesday, June 21 about how f irst the iPad and now a plethora of other tablet devices are flooding the market. What value do they hold as a learning device? Are they truly “mobile” devices? think we will learn what worked and what didn’t.
Mobile Authoring Tools: Hot Lava Mobile
The eLearning Coach
JULY 21, 2011
In an ongoing exploration of how to design and develop for mobile learning, I plan to examine many of the products and design paradigms in the mLearning space. In this interview, Michael Gregory, Director of Systems Engineering for Hot Lava Mobile, explains this mobile authoring tool. COACH: How long has Hot Lava Mobile been on the market? . Mobile Browser.
Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market
Learning on the Leading Edge
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
This week Kenexa , one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. The company just posted 2011 revenues of $291 Million and the company expects its 2012 revenues to increase to $350 Million or greater. But until now the company has been more or less vacant from the learning technology and learning platform marketplace (around a $1 billion market).
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. and will simply state “we need to offer learning to our workers via their omnipresent mobiles!” On Target But.