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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Create a Mobile Learning Strategy
APRIL 5, 2014
When considering adding mobile learning, companies need to consider their target market, the material they plan to use and the operating system to work with. If you’re considering adding mobile to your organization’s learning programs, it’s likely a smart move. According to an Ambient Insight report, by 2015 the mobile learning market is expected to reach $9.1 It pays to take the time to craft an in-depth m-learning strategy before diving headfirst into mobile. billion. But don’t go off half-cocked.
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!
The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.
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.
Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape
AUGUST 26, 2011
This is the first in a series of articles about the tablet market and the impact of this new device on education and training. The tablet is a disrupter for Learning & Development. Since Apple launched the iPad in April 2010, the first in the new generation of media tablets to hit the market, it has sold more than 30 million units. The competition is fierce though.
Mobile Learning Survey Results Summary
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 30, 2010
A few weeks ago I created a survey about Mobile Learning. 79% of respondents are interested in learning more about Mobile Learning. 50% currently neither create nor consume Mobile Learning. 86% think Mobile Learning can enhance the learning experience. 29% have used a mobile device as part of a blended learning experience. The respondents thought that Polls and Listening to Podcasts were the best way to use Mobile Learning right now. 57% of respondents use Facebook Mobile.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. Let me make this very clear: you will lose market share, because if you look at consumer behavior and its favorably towards using apps in the cloud, the companies focused on having their solution in the “cloud will win it. . Mobile Learning. Let’s see – what is the fastest e-learning subset ever to garner audience interest for all solutions? Hmm, oh yeah mobile learning. Who dominates market share in the tablet space?
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. Assessment/Survey/Polls – If your product doesn’t have it – you need it. A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. Mobile with tablets – finally gaining ground. Desktop.
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.
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.
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).
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. Do you agree?
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
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. Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. eLearning Mobile Learning feature
All hail the electronic calf
JANUARY 27, 2013
So I signed up to The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course on Coursera. Insofar as these themes relate to e-learning, the obvious parallel for me is the undue influence of Apple. The shining light of mobile learning. This film really resonated with me. Rejoice! as we consumers are only too willing to worship the one true god.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
They are also big in the market – people are buying them. People who bought HD-DVD players – learn that they make great flying objects out of five story buildings. 2012 – Mobile video consumption rises up to 5.4 2013 - LMSs are not the only learning system in town. The new kids of the block (please no jokes here) are Video Learning Platforms.
Less Desktop; More Mobile… but Not That Fast
FEBRUARY 2, 2013
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. Mobile learning has supposedly been the next hot trend since about 2009…and we’re still just getting started. by it.
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.
Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?
JUNE 24, 2012
really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. The thing is, most people are asking the wrong questions regarding what people really want out of mobile learning, including eLearning tools vendors. My point is that all of us in Learning Design, who are starting to design for multiple screens, need to be asking the right questions and the one question in the tweet above is a great question to ask. eLearning Mobile Learning featured
Hacking Siri for Learning
JANUARY 3, 2012
When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Very cool indeed.
#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. One of the top systems for the education market. My #1 education learning management system.
Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning
AUGUST 22, 2016
At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. All this happens within a minute, while Chris is driving his car, without touching his mobile device. How these changes can be adopted for e-learning or mobile learning is the issue before us. Year 2020….
Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Why Mobile? With the availability of just-in-time access to information through mobile computing devices (including tablets ) the notion of knowledge (sometimes a.k.a. Why Apps? Do you agree?
Top 20 Guides for Setting Up an Internal App Store
APRIL 13, 2014
THE QUOTE: “Qualcomm is huge – we have 30,000 staff, spread out all over the globe… our focus has been on creating an ecosystem for mobile. Not just mobile apps and content. We developed an internal app store, to be one single catalogue of all mobile friendly sites and apps across our business. We also worked with vendors to license and list their apps for all our staff.
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. Mobile LearningWatch this amazing video. So, how can you mEnable your eLearning for iPads?
Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning
APRIL 14, 2010
I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure. The marketing blurb provides the following background: At first blush, this all sounds great! Thump !
The Mobile Handset, an Inflection Point?
DECEMBER 4, 2014
This time my thoughts are about wearable technology and the mobile handset (smartphone). Wearable technologies are coming, with many early arrivals on the market today. We all know it, we just aren’t in complete agreement what form they will take or evolve into, what will be their place in our mobile arsenal, or what functions they will perform. Early wearable technology.
mLearning Demand Is Growing
JULY 29, 2010
We have been interacting with a number of clients, understanding their requirements and discussing possible learning solutions, and one thing that stands out in these discussions is the surge in the demand for mLearning solutions. The use of mobiles and other related digital media as an alternative source of information is increasingly gaining ground in the learning environment.
E-Learning Early Indicators
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Social learning? number of vendors whose real focus is the Talent Management/Performance Management market. While they still offer the LMS as we all know it, and its “learning approach, they are really driving into the TM space. Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2 Mobile Learning. From the makers of Upside Learning. 100% mobile.
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.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. no matter where or when we choose/need to learn. 3. Summary.