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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.

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?

Mobile Lesson

Clark Quinn

I’m preparing my keynote for a mobile conference, and it’s caused an interesting reflection.  My mlearning  books came out in 2011, and subsequently I’ve written on the revolution. And I’ve been speaking on both of late, but in some ways the persistent interest in mobile intrigues me. As I wrote before , China is much bigger into mobile than we are.

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?

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

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.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. What Is Mobile Learning? But what exactly is mobile learning? See you there.

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.

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.

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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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!

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

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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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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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. The mobile version is HTML 5.

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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.

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

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

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.

2011 Predictions

Clark Quinn

mobile).  It’s more, of course, because it also implies a culture supportive of learning, yet I think this is both an advantage for business competitiveness and a move that meets real human needs, which makes it an ideal as well as real goal. mobile social strategy technologyFor the annual eLearn Mag predictions, this year I wrote: I think we’ll see some important, but subtle, trends. Deeper uses of technology are going to surface: more data-driven interactions, complemented by both more structured content and more semantics.

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

Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

When Raptivity released its first collection of mobile interactions for iPad and iPhone based eLearning, the path-breaking HTML5 Pack received several accolades. While it was a very useful collection of interactions, it mainly featured a bunch of memory aids such as flash cards. Clearly, there was a need for adding more interactions to make it instructionally more useful and complete.

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Does mobile learning need interactivity? 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? The best method is to come up with a checklist of requisites for your mobile learning interactivity. What tips did you share for developing mobile learning interactions? talked to her to get her take on the subject.

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.

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

This approach accommodates multiple devices (mobile or otherwise), without the need for multiple authoring tools or the production of multiple content packages. Wikis, intranets, VLEs, LMSs etc must be mobile friendly for the paradigm to work. In other words, these repositories must be compliant with international mobile standards so that we can accommodate the myriad of devices, browsers and operating systems that m-learning entails. The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Nonetheless, I recognise the benefits of this approach.

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

This approach accommodates multiple devices (mobile or otherwise), without the need for multiple authoring tools or the production of multiple content packages. Wikis, intranets, VLEs, LMSs etc must be mobile friendly for the paradigm to work. In other words, these repositories must be compliant with international mobile standards so that we can accommodate the myriad of devices, browsers and operating systems that m-learning entails. The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Nonetheless, I recognise the benefits of this approach.

The Horizon Report 2011

Jane Hart

The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are: Time to adoption: One Year or Less. Mobiles. The Horizon Report 2011 (PDF Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. Electronic Books. Time to adoption: Two to Three Years.

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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Blending social and mobile

Bottom-Line Performance

This is part 2: Blending social and mobile. Its roots are NOT in mobile learning as social became a hit with the advent of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook – which emerged before mobile phones gave access to these sites. At mLearn 2011, the keynoter who spoke on social learning came from advertising/public relations. Mobile Learning

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.

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.

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs

mLevel

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!