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6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

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If you attended  ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. Mobile Mindset means thinking about programming and design in a way that is adaptable for the future.

Why Mobile Learning is a Slow March (#ATDTK Reflections)

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While a huge number of organizations are still just getting their feet wet with mobile, this year’s ATD TechKnowledge conference sought to get learning professionals thinking beyond our current approaches to imagine how technology in 2020 and beyond will impact learning. Mobile learning as we know it today is reliant on the “glass slab” in our hand.

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. 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.

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors (ASTD TK 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

At all major learning/HR/training conferences and events since last 12 months and more, there is a clear change you can notice – more and more people, increasingly, talk and inquire about mobile learning. Even though there is a clear positive change in understanding about mobile learning and its benefits, there are still a few misconceptions around it.


Upside2Go – Now On BlackBerry!

Upside Learning

And we changed the game ; changed the way people looked at mobile learning and the way they experienced learning on the go. Our revolutionary platform for mobile learning – Upside2Go – is now available on BlackBerry. It has also been recognized as ‘Best New Product Debut’ at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011 by an independent ex-Brandon Hall consultant. Features.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

At Upside Learning, we believe that this is the right time to leverage mobile learning at the workplace. Upside2Go – our mobile learning solution, is the culmination of our innovation process. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning. Upside Learning’s representatives will be present at Booth No. Key Features Of Upside2Go.

eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas

Upside Learning

While exhibiting at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 and Learning Technologies 2013, we seem to have severely underestimated the interest and demand we would have for our little pocket ready-reckoner on “ eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas ”! Mobile Learning eLearning on ipads eLearning On Tablets Tablet LearningSorry!

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What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession – Resources Shared at #ATDTK

David Kelly

On January 11, I had the pleasure of delivering a session at the ATD TechKnowledge Conference exploring the evolving world of the learning professional. The title of my session was What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession. This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about the technology trends that are shaping the future of learning. Learning on Multiple Devices. Where is Mobile Learning Headed?

ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Looking forward to a week of learning about learning with 1,200 of my peers at ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012. Thursday: 11:00 Running a concurrent session on learning design “Yawn-Proofing Your E-Learning”. Friday: 10:15 Leading a TK Chat on Mobile Learning with Chad Udell and Kris Rockwell. Hope to see you there! astd2012

2017 ELearning & Training Conferences


They provide professionals and businesses alike an opportunity to network and learn. January 11-13, 2017 … TechKnowledge Conference. March 22-24, 2017 … Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. April 5-7, 2017 … Chief Learning Officer Exchange. June 5-8, 2017 … Learning DevCamp. June 20-22, 2017 … Mobile Learning Conference & Expo.

20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? How Blended Learning Will Change the World. wonder.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. Learning Trade Shows. People in the booth that actually know the product inside and out – I’m surprised on how this continues to be a problem at a lot of e-learning shows; some companies stock their booths with people who are very nice, but really do not have any knowledge on the product, beyond what they read on the product sheet they are handing you. CERTPOINT VLS - including their mobile solution. Learning 24/7.

Try Everything? Not in Blended Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

” The lyrics and title aptly describe what we do as learning professionals when we design and develop new programs for our learners: What about BYOD and mobile learning? How about that new software that lets you create e-learning scenarios? We must examine our programs at the learning objective level and determine the best way to deliver and evaluate them.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Passionate about new technologies and how we use them in the learning and training space.

2016 ELearning & Training Conferences


Another great thing about these kinds of conferences is that you often have the opportunity to learn something new, even earn accreditation towards a certification. January 13-15, 2016 … TechKnowledge Conference. March 16-18, 2016 … Learning Solutions Conference & Expo. April 4-6, 2016 … Chief Learning Officer Symposium.

ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham

Learning Visions

Here we are in sunny San Jose, kicking off ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011. Tony Bingham , President of ASTD on the future of learning… IBM Study (Capitalizing on Complexity) of senior leaders: complexity is the biggest challenge (can you help Most not equipped to cope with it Need creativity and innovation to handle that complexity (how do we teach organizations to adapt? Search will keep getting smarter: knowing, who you are, your place on org chart, your stage of career dev, your learning preferences. These are my live-blogged notes from the opening session.


Celebrating 9 Glorious Years Of Learning!

Upside Learning

So this time around when we, the Marketing team, sat down to brainstorm on the possible ways to commemorate this beautiful journey, we knew exactly what we wanted to highlight – the values and qualities that personify Upside Learning. So here it is – Celebrating 9 Glorious Years Of Learning. We couldn’t agree more. Innovation. Building Relationships. Growth. Events.

Meet Us At CIPD HRD 2011, Olympia, London

Upside Learning

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. We’ll be happy to share how we are currently helping our customers maintain continuous learning and development within the constraints of the current economy.

Update: Designing mLearning

Clark Quinn

Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. The book, I’m now assured, will ship on 2 February.  I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February).  mobileFirst, for the bad news. 

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Conferences


This Thursday, we’ve pulled together all the resources you need to learn more about the biggest conferences in the e-Learning industry. At the 2014 Lectora® User Conference, you’ll get the opportunity to network and share e-Learning knowledge with other industry thought leaders, Lectora users and the Lectora team at the home of the Golden Globe Awards! ASTD TechKnowledge.

November Guest Blogger: Chad Udell

The Learning Circuits

Chad Udell is the managing director at Float Learning, a consultingfirm that combines strategy, mobile app development, and eLearning to guideorganizations by harnessing the power of mobile learning. Chad is currently running ASTD's Essentials of Mobile Learningcourse along with Jeff Tillett.Chad will be blogging here this month, focusing on mobile learning. Chad will be leading a fullday workshop on prototyping at the upcoming ASTD TechKnowledge Conferencein January. Chad has a B.S.

Tech Knowledge: LMS – What were they Thinking? Notes on the Go

eLearning 24-7

If you are attending TechKnowledge, you will surely figure out the vendor if you are walking around and talking to vendors. The vendor explained that their customers did not want to make the change, because it would be difficult or confusing to re-learn. Module Advertisement and Mobile Learning. Their mobile learning is cool, but it uses “proprietary&# based software — their software. So you cannot create content/courses in other mobile learning tools or open source mobile learning tools and not be able to use it with their solution.

#astdTK12: Immersive Learning Simulations – Cutting Through the Hype

Sudden Insight

Summary: At ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012, Steven Villachica and Deborah Stone defined immersive learning simulations, offered four tips for building them, and then discussed a simulation they had built together. Steven and Deborah defined an immersive learning simulation loosely, in my opinion. Context matters; people learn by doing. Keep the simulation authentic.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

In just one month, the e-learning trade show season will be upon us.  Too many e-learning shows. I’m not just talking about here in the states, but on earth (not sure about Mars, though). ASTD TechKnowledge. The show is solely focused on e-learning and the vendors come from all over the world.  must for any e-learning vendor. As listed above, seminars are a mixed bag (just as they are with any e-learning or heck any trade show). still do not understand how a show that is tech and e-learning oriented can have such awful Wi-Fi on the expo floor?

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Designing Blended Learning Is Easier Than You Think


Everyone is talking about blended learning, but that does not mean everyone is doing it. At the 2011 ASTD Techknowledge Conference , Allison Rossett presented results of a study that showed that most learning professionals say that the use of e-learning is important but that very few are actually implementing it. This is certainly the case with blended learning.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 30-December 2, 2011, Online Educa Berlin 2011: International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training for Corporate, Education and Public Service Sectors , 17 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 3-5, 2012 International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM), 10th, Bali, Indonesia. link] January 24-25, 2013 Project-Based Learning Plugged In, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Event Recap: mLearnCon 2015

E-learning Uncovered

Here at Artisan E-Learning, we attend many different conferences throughout the year. This year alone, we attended ATD Techknowledge (recap here ), Learning Solutions (recap here ), the Lectora User Conference (recap here ), and the ATD International Conference & Expo. Mobile learning is still very much in its infancy. Did you attend mLearnCon this year?

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] December 1-3, 2010 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 16 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link].

eLearning Conferences 2012


The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] January5-7, 2012 International Conference on e-Education,e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), 3 rd , Hong Kong, China. link] January15-18, 2012 PacificTelecommunications Council (PC’12):Harnessing Disruption – Global, Mobile, Social, Local, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Good to ‘go’

Clark Quinn

It’s time for me to formally announce that the site for my forthcoming mobile learning book, Designing mLearning , is now live and ready to visit. And just a reminder, I still haven’t found a better guide to designing learning games than my previous book: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games. mobileThere will be an ebook, or so I’ve been promised (you have to admit that anything else would be, well, just crazy!). More info as it comes, but you can already pre-order the book through Amazon!  So, get going!

On the road, again

Clark Quinn

And there’s quite a bit of travel coming up.  On Wed I depart to La Jolla to attend WCET’s conference , where I’ll be talking on mobile learning.  This precedes the Online Educa in Berlin December 1-3, where I again talk mobile. On Dec 13-14, we’ll be running an ITA event in Maastricht, and then on the 16th, we’ll have one in London.  If you’re interested in working smarter and the future of organizational learning, and you’re in Europe, you should try to hit one. Tags: mobile social strategy Exciting times ahead.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

So, let's try it again this year. #1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. #2 - eLearning 2.0 Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0 Podcasts / Vidcasts targeting mobile professionals (ex. tools.