Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2017.
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Apple Education. Mobile Learning Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. Learning Org. Mobile Learning thinking: Get on your skateboard to keep up! Learning.
Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch.
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard by now that mobile learning is no longer the next big thing – it IS the big thing. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. With such fantastic results in the K – 12 sphere, it’s no wonder mobile learning is seeing such rapid uptake in the workplace, too. 2. Bring
These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
. 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.
6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 One Learning.
Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning
JUNE 13, 2012
I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. Like millions of people around the world, I too was glued to my computer on June 11 2012, following closely every news announcement Apple shared at their annual WWDC event. How can this be applied to designing learning experiences? Send to Kindle.
The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]
JULY 2, 2012
Perhaps this is why in eLearning we have always gravitated toward using tools that publish learning in the Adobe Flash format in order to create engaging desktop experiences. have been a Camtasia fan for a long time, as well as a SnagIt and Jing fan and I’m also very impressed with the work TechSmith is doing on Mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured review
Day 2 mobile learning conference #MLearncon: Trends day
Challenge to Learn
JUNE 20, 2012
The first three sessions I attended were about trends in Mobile and the other two (user generated content and ten mobile start-ups to watch) are also trendy. Three perspectives on making mobile e-Learning work. Geoff is head of innovation at Tribal an e-Learning company from the UK. MLearning is not a replacement of e-learning. Trends in mobile Learning.
Are LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content?
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Mobiles are small devices. However, implementing a mobile-learning strategy involves a careful understanding of how far current LMSs are capable of developing and delivering content on the mobile platform. The question we ask here is: Are current LMSs ready for delivering mobile learning content? LMS apps are of two kinds- native and web apps. Web Apps.
20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning
MAY 3, 2014
This may feel futuristic, but the cool thing is that the technologies are all already there (and cheap!) ” – Geoff Stead (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm). Since then, we have been doodling and dreaming about using this fascinating tool to create proximity-based learning applications. They can also help trigger location specific ‘actions’ in users’ mobile phones.
Training: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
JULY 7, 2014
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can […].
How Steve Jobs Became the Father of Modern Mobile Learning
JULY 7, 2015
Steve Jobs is credited with everything from producing Toy Story to essentially inventing the way we interact (or avoid) each other via mobile technology every day. But one of his most important contributions might not be the computer mouse or the iPad, but the availability of mobile devices as a vehicle for mLearning. Mobility and Accessibility. User Experience Matters.
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. While I am no m-learning expert, I thought I’d share with you several tips that I have collected on my journey so far. Simple.
Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Coupled with the BYOD policy that is a feature of most workplaces now, this presents another interesting opportunity to deliver context-based learning. iBeacon is an indoor proximity system designed by Apple Inc. iBeacon makes it possible to deliver just-in-time learning based on the context and environment that its user is in. From 17.5
Why Windows 8 and Touch-enabled Laptops Bode well for the Future of Mobile Learning – [Video]
JUNE 3, 2013
recently had a number of epiphanies on mobile when I purchased a Windows 8 Samsung Ultrabook, touch-enabled laptop. My point with all these trends is that they will help expedite the adoption of mobile learning everywhere. Windows 8, touch-enable laptops and m-Learning – YouTube. Mobile Learning featured future mLearning touch-enabled laptops Windows 8
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To seek out new devices. To boldly go where no e-learning vendor has gone before, specifically LMS vendors who are now starting to get it. . To, ah forget it you now the rest, but what you may not know is the latest on the mobile learning front. already saw that mobile planet.
The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.
Dawn of Learning
APRIL 13, 2011
It is as though I’m looking in a mirror.” I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. That is, recognizing that mobile content delivery should be fully controlled by the learner. Don’t assess how mobile fits in your blended learning strategy. Today, 50% of the US workforce is now considered mobile.
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!
eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.
JULY 19, 2015
As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. The days of designing eLearning for the stationary desktop computer are long gone.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. RESPONSIVE E-LEARNING DESIGN.
eLearning On Tablets: What, Why & How?
JUNE 26, 2013
Last week, at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London, I spoke on “eLearning on Tablets: What, Why & How?” think tablets are quite unique in combining the portability of mobile [.] Related Posts: Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) How To mEnable Your eLearning eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas Mobile Learning: The Future of Workplace Learning (CLO… iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets Tablet Learning
#mLearn2010 Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning - some lessons learned by Gunnar Liestol
OCTOBER 21, 2010
they used: GPS, sensors for movements, compass working with AOS (Apple), but they also want to go with android platform. The mobility and the movement of the perspective also give extra value. As such the AR environment will work as a memory chamber of stuff you want to learn about. this is augmented learning with a vengeance!). Please if you can, look this research up!
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Hot Lava Mobile. Mobile LearningAdobe Edge Animate.
This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Sure, the new iPhone looks faster and sexier…but is it really going to move us forward when it comes to embracing mobile learning? Topic 2: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is Not a Technology…so how do we help organizations learn informally? People don’t need anything else, other than getting rid of barriers that impede their learning. What do you think?
Mobile Learning Best Practices and Lessons Learned with @JudyB
The Learning Generalist
MARCH 23, 2011
This morning, after my successful iPad purchase (yeah!), I'm attending Judy Brown 's session on mobile learning best practices. Judy's an absolute goddess in this neck of the woods, so I'm hoping to learn heaps from her, so without further ado, I'm going to start liveblogging and letting you know what I think I'm learning. The US seems to be a little behind Japan in terms of technology, but they're definitely up there in learning innovation. The folks there were asked to come up with their mobile learning plans with some of them not having electricity!
Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
According to the leading news and information resource site Mashable 2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design (RWD). On the other hand, the popularity of mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones, is skyrocketing. The shift from desktop to mobile is thus perceivable. RWD and e-Learning. The benefits of RWD in e-Learning are many. How it is done.
Apple Announces Textbook Revolution
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JANUARY 19, 2012
This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. Apples iBooks will sell for no more than $14.99. But the exciting thing is that if you are familiar with Apple apps then it won't take much more than that for you to start writing a fully interactive textbook of your own. The starting templates are beautiful.very similar to templates in Pages with clean elegant designs. But like I said, this is an Apple app and that's just how you do it. From the Apple web site. Everyone knew this was coming. No fuss.
Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?
JANUARY 4, 2012
This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. Designing for multiple screens. 2. Designing effective navigation. These classes are designed to demonstrate best practices for solving common Android development problems. As of now the program has 11 basic classes. 1.
Learning goes small, social, savvy
JUNE 19, 2015
SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud – is in! The landscape of learning is rapidly changing. It is now the ‘pull’ time with smaller and speedier devices dictating the learning trends universally. Such outcomes are possible by scouring the different learning platforms available today. So, ubiquitous is not the only word defining learning now.
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Samsung S3).
Mobile Learning: A couple examples of the promise it offers
JUNE 22, 2011
We have integrated mobile devices into our lives at a lightning fast pace: In 2009, 83% of adult Americans owned a mobile phone (and who knows how many children!) ( 2009 Pew Internet Report ); we can assume that a poll taken today would show even higher percentages. Seventy-seven percent of the global population owns mobile phones. Create more palatable formal learning.
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith. “ You can’t teach people everything they need to know. THE JOURNEY: In today’s business environments where: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is the most crucial factor for success. Wearable technologies (such as Google Glass and Apple Watch). What is the trend?
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
Recently a number of companies have come out with tools, that enable us to create these cool graphics with little knowlege of design, my favorite is [link]. One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices.
#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. TinCan support with mobile learning, however no on/off synch. Mobile learning support, but no TinCan nor on/off synch. Instructional design wizard. Pricing is mid level to high. #4 IMC-AG Clix Learning Suite.
Want to go mobile for learning and support?
OCTOBER 19, 2012
invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. We want to use mobile devices, but which mobile? There is great excitement about the potential of mobile devices for learning and support. It is hard to ignore the benefits of learning and information on demand, in close proximity to work.
Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 22, 2013
Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. Look at how the interface design will support touch screen navigation and finger-tip controls. Mobile Learning
5 Challenges in Taking Your Content to Mobile Learning
JUNE 26, 2014
Mobile Learning - it’s easy, it’s intuitive and it definitely gives good returns on investment. However, the inherent characteristics of a mobile pose a few challenges to instructional and content designers in avoiding the risk of defeating its purpose of learning. Challenges in Taking Your Content to Mobile Learning. 5. Interoperability.
5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2011
They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it. If you have a mobile device with a camera, opportunities are endless. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity.
So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 23, 2013
Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. Buyer, Beware ”, – Any authoring tool and any output is only good if it serves your design, which serves the learning/business need. Flawless publishing to HTML5 doesn’t do you any good if the tool isn’t capable of creating – and publishing – the interactivity you’ve designed.
The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times
APRIL 24, 2012
It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. There’s so much to like about what’s new in CS6, but to me what stands out the most is everything Adobe did around designing for mobile. eLearning Mobile Learning featured All truly great examples of a Post-PC era.
18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
For all you Apple fan boys, this post is manna from heaven! And for those of you who love to hate the pad, fret not, there’s something beyond the big Apple too. Learn how you can stay on top of current events, eLearning market stats, the future of education, the evolving role of an Instructional Designer and more. 10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day.
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Looking back, perhaps I should have done this right after leaving Adobe. I’m feeling refreshed and ready for round two with new ideas for my blog, books, courses on mLearning, presentations, and excited to take on a new projects for organizations looking to mobilize their learning. What can I do to help you with your eLearning and Mobile Learning projects?