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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. Ask if the user job profile involves individuals being substantially ‘mobile’ and not tied to a centralized location. Content pull?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. The Future is Mobile 3. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Learning apps. Video galore.

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.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

67% of all workers use mobile and wireless computing. Microlearning’s short, fast bursts are highly suited to mobile environments, making it the preferred mode of learning for today’s highly mobile workforce. • It’s far less disruptive to job performance: microlearning can be delivered in short daily bursts, which means employees don’t need to spend hours away from their jobs to learn.

Horizon Report 2011 – Electronic Books And Mobiles

Upside Learning

The Horizon report for 2011 has been published and is available for download.  I’d referred to last year’s report in one of my posts at the time. This year, the predict mainstream adoption of electronic books and mobiles. eLearning eBook Electronic Books electronic learning mobile communication Mobile Computing Mobile 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. Further, with the relatively less number of mLearning tools available and the myriad number of different devices and platforms, creating content for the mobile devices is no mean task. Know more here. 3.

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

I recently came across a report on the Deloitte website , which estimates that global Smartphone market sales will touch 375 million by the end of 2011. This means that there are going to be millions of Smartphone users out there, who can access mobile learning anywhere, at any time. Slow Connections: Our mobile learning solutions should be able to work effectively on slow networks.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. During this period we’ve tried several things; experimented a lot; and in the process have built a good understanding and capability in the mobile learning space. Recently we released an innovative mobile learning platform – Upside2Go.

Flash For Mobile Is Dead

Upside Learning

To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. So while they may have abandoned the mobile plug-in space, they may  have something as a replacement up their sleeves, which should be interesting. Future Technology Mobile Learning HTML5 HTML5 and FlashWhat will a web without Flash look like?

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What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

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. The mobile part is that the solution lets you complete your courses even when you are not connected to the Internet.

Small Business Marketing Tips From SMX East 2011


The goal of the session was to look at the convergence happening among social media, local search and mobile, and discuss how small business owners could take advantage of it. Because, according to Gregg, we no longer have a choice as the Web and mobile have officially gone local. One out of every three mobile searches has a local intent. If you’re not there, you don’t exist.

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 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!)

India And The Mobile Internet Revolution

Upside Learning

While doing some research, I came across this interesting article ‘Can India lead the mobile-internet revolution?’ Mobile devices also are inherently easier to operate than PCs, and the ability to access Web sites with a single touch or a voice command (critical given India’s high illiteracy rate) is becoming a reality.”. Mobile Learning Mobile Mobile Learning India

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. Mobile Learning Workplace Learnin

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

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? 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. For as mobile devices offer universal web access, there are instant opportunities to deliver content.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] December 6-9, 2010 Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems : Computing, Networking and Services (MOBIQUITOUS), 7 th annual, Sydney, Australia. link] December 29-31, 2010 International Conference on Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing , Bangkok, Thailand. link] March 28-31, 2011 Web 2.0

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

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. You can also view this video which showcases the capabilities of Upside2Go – our mobile learning solution.

Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects

Ignatia Webs

It also describes the assets and expertise the mobile ecosystem (i.e. mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, systems and solutions providers) can offer to support education. GSMA is still looking for mobile education case studies and educational institutions which would be interested in working with mobile network operators on pilot projects.

mLearnCon 2011 Recap

Upside Learning

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. SCORM Implementation Strategies For Mobile: mLearnCon. Mobile Learning mLearnCon mLearningHow To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I.


The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. call them the 4 S’s of mobile design. 1. believe the primary benefit of m-learning is the very fact that it is mobile. Simple.

CEGOS 2011 survey provides many new insights

Clive on Learning

Cegos 2011 learning trends survey draft, final may 11 When I received this presentation from CEGOS, which describes the results of their latest survey of L&D practices across Europe, I couldn't understand why they wouldn't want to share every aspect of the results as widely as possible. It provides some interesting insights but also raises many questions. research

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 Learning Portal.

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 ? would love to know what you think about the future of mobile learning in India.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. What Is Mobile Learning? 8. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce. What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design.

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 is finally coming of age.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

Upside Learning

User Interfaces – Mobile devices offer many interfaces, including touch devices that support gestures. Security and Updates – with increased data integration with corporate information systems, the security of data will become an increasing concern for companies rolling out mobile applications for performance support. This can easily accomplished with a simple interface to the system.

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

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. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning SystemsThis takes on a post I wrote several weeks ago, that spoke about four themes that will (and not five) predominate learning in the future.

The Mobile Internet Explosion In India

Upside Learning

Came across this really interesting presentation about the growth of mobile internet in India by Mashable here – Mostly Mobile: How the Internet Is Consumed in India [INFOGRAPHIC]. 71% of India’s population uses mobile phones – that is 858,370,000 individuals! 2. While there are so many mobile phones, internet penetration is still very low – as low as 8%. 3.

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs


Next came Carly Rae Japsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in 2011, and recently “Hotline Bling” by Drake became the best-selling song in the U.S. billion selfie-taking, snap-chatting, tweeting millennials spent a whopping hour and 28 minutes a day on their mobile devices in 2012. billion a year in savings resulting from the direct usage of mobile apps alone. But this this is good news!

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. Bullseye!

Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London

Upside Learning

2011 seems to be really big on events for us. After a huge success at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, April will see us participating in CIPD HRD 2011 , an HRD conference and exhibition. Scheduled to take place on the 6th and 7th of April 2011 in Olympia, London , this event will see leading learning and organization development suppliers in a range of disciplines including training, L&D, OD, leadership, coaching and more, come together under one roof. Upside Learning CIPD - HRD 2011 Learning & Development Conference CIPD HRD 2011 upsidelearning

Impressions of the Masie Learning 2011 Conference

Social Learning

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Learning 2011 conference, organized every year by Elliott Masie.  So in this month’s blog I wanted to talk about some general impressions I had there. Mobile Technology: The Future of Learning? ” I think there are some exciting opportunities around mobile learning, but a few obstacles, too. ” .

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Network thinking -  Harold Jarche , December 15, 2011. Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited) -  Jane Hart , December 6, 2011. 12 Themes for 2012: what we can expect in the year ahead -  Ross Dawson , December 4, 2011. Open Learning Analytics: A proposal -  George Siemens , December 10, 2011. March 29, 2011.

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Reflections 2011

Clark Quinn

First of all, mobile really has taken off.  I know that many people are still wondering about how to take advantage of mobile, but awareness of the opportunities are growing. I’ve conducted several mobile brainstorming sessions with clients who have started with some apps and are looking to go further. think more should be thinking about mobile from a strategy perspective as well. The opportunities are big. Still, the benefits of supporting workers wherever and whenever they are can make some big impacts on organizational outcomes. meta-learning