Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
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
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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.
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
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.
Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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?
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.
Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC
MARCH 17, 2011
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).
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
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.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
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.
What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
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.
What Is Mobile Learning?
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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.
Flash For Mobile Is Dead
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
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?
Small Business Marketing Tips From SMX East 2011
SEPTEMBER 20, 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.
13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25
JULY 5, 2011
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.
Horizon Report 2011 – Electronic Books And Mobiles
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
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
Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
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
eLearning Conferences 2011
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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
India And The Mobile Internet Revolution
JULY 27, 2011
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
Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
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 – Is it melting away?
MARCH 19, 2016
What you may ask does this have to do with mobile learning? There’s nothing you and I won’t do” When mobile learning took off in 2011 it was due to tablets. The majority of LMS vendors see the native app as nothing more than using your mobile web browser to go to the LMS – in other words, you have to internet connectivity – despite the fact that in the tablet space, more people purchase them with Wi-Fi. Examining the mobile market today in terms of global sales, some interesting tidbits. With mobile learning front and center.
Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?
MARCH 23, 2011
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.
How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
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
Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India
MAY 18, 2011
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.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
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!)
A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links
MAY 28, 2012
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.
The Mobile Internet Explosion In India
DECEMBER 8, 2011
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.
Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011
JANUARY 11, 2012
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.
JANUARY 1, 2011
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.
The 4 S’s of mobile design
APRIL 12, 2011
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.
mLearnCon 2011 Recap
JUNE 14, 2012
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.
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
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.
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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
The Horizon Report 2011
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
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.
Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1 Billion By 2015
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
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.
Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects
OCTOBER 27, 2011
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.
Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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.
Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London
MARCH 18, 2011
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
Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Mobiles are a way of life and are catching up in the learning domain as well. Your workforce uses mobiles for more than just phone calls or text messages. As learning technology evolves and semantic web comes around, learning and performance support through mobile devices is becoming common. Here’s what Mobile Learning can be used for. Mobile Learning: ?
CEGOS 2011 survey provides many new insights
Clive on Learning
MAY 18, 2011
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
Mobile Learning and Interactivity
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
AUGUST 25, 2011
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.
JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development
AUGUST 2, 2011
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.
Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce
JUNE 15, 2011
In an earlier blog post , Abhijit Kadle had written about a gradual but complete shift to mobile based devices for a whole host of activities, learning being just one of them. There’s no doubt about it – The future is mobile. Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Workplace LearningYou can read the original article here.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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!
Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training
APRIL 19, 2011
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. More eLearning, mobile learning.
Mobile Enables Informal Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Bersin & Associates put forward a framework of 3 different forms of Informal Learning and suggest mobile could be the technology to make these happen. Source: Bersin & Associates | Copyright®2011 Bersin & Associates. To me, this is the real potential of mobile, which organizations should strive to achieve.
10 mobile questions
MAY 17, 2011
As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). How do you define mobile learning? Why mobile / why now? When a small company like Google is saying they’re developing for mobile first, something significant is happening. 3. Where is mobile learning having the biggest impact today – how do you see that changing in the future? mobile
Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
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.