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ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started. Is mobile learning really happening?

New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

ASTD last week released its new research report, titled ‘ Mobile Learning – Delivering Learning in a Connected World ‘, which we are very pleased to have sponsored. Mobile learning enhances the learning function through performance support. Chief barriers to adopting mobile learning include budget, integration with legacy systems, and security.

ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Mostly about finding a good "model" for mobile learning course design, how others tend to view immersive learning environments and how Social Media is taking off in the least likely places. First I learned that the best mobile learning device has to be the Nintendo DS.

How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?

Origin Learning

Since every mobile device comes with a pre-installed browser, web apps are easy to create and deliver for a large audience. Eventually, updating is also faster and easier because these apps can cater to a whole lot of devices, which include not just mobile phones but desktops as well. common example of a web app is mobile websites of newspapers. Web apps. Native apps.

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Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. Mobile learning is much more than just learning on the move. It’s not secure.

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

Most of what is said and written about mobile learning and support  touts potential and points to the future. Current studies confirm a faint pulse for mobile in enterprise learning today. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. So low was that number that I confirmed it with several large audiences, including one at a conference devoted to mobile learning. “Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?”

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

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. Conclusion.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

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.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Mobile Learning. If you think they used the ASTD app and wrote down some notes, I think you would be surprised. would love to see a survey from ASTD sent one week after the show to attendees asking them what vendors they visited online with specific requirements that they did so, without visiting the ASTD app, ASTD online site showing the exhibitors and their web sites and the heavy book. IMO, this is not mobile learning. Works with mobile devices.


Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

How about mobile devices? Mobile messages go where tasks, needs and people are. However, as enticing as they are, mobile devices are not major players in enterprise workforce development, in general, and in leader development, in particular. To our surprise, only 4% of a professionally active sample reported that they were using mobile devices for enterprise learning and support. ASTD’s Late in 2012, Elliott Masie released his  mobile study. Too much content squeezed on the mobile device . Too much isolation of the mobile device from a  blend.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. Interestingly, these statistics are only marginally better than those reported by ASTD for the US market in May 2012.

ASTD International Conference Day 1 Wrap-Up

eLearning 24-7

Welcome one and all to the wrap up of the ASTD international conference and expo. It’s a mobile app, that comes as a shell. You add your content, drag and drop, add video, images, etc. Why hasn’t ASTD figured out how to do things right. Once again, ASTD dropped the ball. Apparently there must be a huge demand for scalping ASTD badges or hood winking ASTD for access into their show. If I could give ASTD a grade it would be a massive F. One huge thing I am really hating about SumTotal is their pricing model for their mobile app.

10 mobile questions

Clark Quinn

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

Book Review: Mastering Mobile Learning – Chad Udell & Gary Woodill

CommLab India

Are you contemplating implementing mobile learning in your organization?Unsure Begin by reading the book ‘Mastering Mobile Learning’ It will give practical tips and ideas you can implement instantly in your organization. The book will guide you right from the conception to the production and management of your mobile learning projects. Understanding Mobile Learning.

ASTD International trade show wrap up day 2

eLearning 24-7

Back for another installment of the ASTD international trade show. In this amazing episode we find out that not all mobile devices are really mobile (according to a vendor), the new six letter word is Tin Can, mobile only products still exist, my game is your game and ASTD did not offer a breakfast for us. My mobile is not your mobile. Let me paint you a picture. I am checking out a soft skills course specifically for mobile. I see that they are showing smartphones in their booth will their product. Mobile specific or mobile option.

2014 – The Year In Review


Hosted a Stop for Karl Kapp’s Blog Book Tour: We were delighted to host one of the stops for Karl Kapp’s blog book tour (organized for his ASTD co-published book ‘The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice’). Moreover, learners can access the LMS from various devices – desktops/laptops, tablets and mobile devices, thereby enabling them to carry their learning with them wherever they go. Launched Our First Internal Mobile App: Another significant milestone of 2014 was the launch of ‘LearnQ’ – our first internal app.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


With ZebraZapps, you claim to help turn boring into scoring, transforming knowledge into performance…turn even the driest content into exciting challenges that are meaningful, memorable and motivational.How do you compare and contrast ZebraZapps with Authorware? Learnnovators: How encouraging is the learning landscape with the kind of possibilities thrown open by new learning technologies (such as mobile learning, wearable techs, and learning analytics)? Training Industry’s Top 20 Content Authoring Tools – ZebraZapps (from 2013). ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. hope so.

5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!

Learning Rebels

It is in this same manner that I look at an organizations learning content and strategy, always questioning – always curious. People love when learning content “ speaks to them ” and addresses their real need. video, a mobile app? You might say, “Shannon, I have to get content out quickly.” There I said it. ” It’s in my DNA.

ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. I’m co-facilitating this event with Bob Mosher (Ontuitive), Conrad Gottfredson (Ontuitive) and Chad Udell (Float Learning). Use existing learning assets -- build with existing content. This war is won one project at a time?".


Getting Started with Mobile Learning (Chad Udell) (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning ( Mobile -- nearly pervasive devices. Aspects of mobile learning: mobility. individuality (the content that I access is different than the content that you access). Key questions you should be asking your organization before you get into mobile learning/key areas to consider: What is driving mobile for you? Your training content is now co-mingled and the lines are blurring. ubiquity. accessibility.

Chad Udell on Tools for Mobile Development (#ASTDLN)

Learning Visions

Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning is doing a quick rundown of tools he uses to help design, manage and build mobile projects. This is day two of the ASTD Learn Now conference in San Francisco. Fieldtest - web based tool to create fast mobile prototypes. link] (focused on smartphones and up = android, iOS, windows mobile) Chad shares a prorotype he created that you go checkout: [link]. Once we've got the design prototypes.the tools to build the application: Chad cannot recommend any of the rapid learning tools for dedicated mobile development.

mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?

Bottom-Line Performance

Clark Quinn is a long-time advocate of the use of mobile technologies to support learning efforts. He’s also been a very public presence in trying to help the learning and development community (and anyone else who cares to listen to the conversation) that the BEST use of mobile phones is NOT eLearning. Yes, mobile devices are prolific. But phones are EVERYWHERE!

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danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. community that creates deeply problematic content – but also fun content. Mobility – teenagers have very little control over their time. So teenagers are more organized around PCs or mobile phones. 0. 0. 1. Kineo. 10206. false.

Performance Support Goes to the Oscars

Allison Rossett

Mike Yonker , my guest blogger, is President of Learner Mobile for SVI Inc. Much of mobile training and development is broken. Screens are small and content is long. Mobile can do so much more. Mobile was the buzz at the ASTD International Conference in Dallas in May, 2013. Does mobile advance those goals? Content needs to be bite-sized.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Works on mobile devices, incl. Him: “We are a content management, content development product” Me: “So you are an online authoring system” Him: “No. ASTD TK12 had a lot of nuances that offered nearly something for everyone. Content authoring tool vendors equally not over abundent (Rapid Intake, Allen Communications, Articulate, Adobe were there among a few others). ASTD International is nice, but you get everyone there, not just e-learning. Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. Average. The “stamp” cards.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


2nd Annual Learning & Development Technology Report : This report from the second annual Learning & Development Technology survey (conducted by the Impact Instruction Group) includes some interesting insights on the changes in L&D technology behaviors and trends, specifically in mobile learning. The result? What are the factors that are triggering these changes? Quotes. Videos.

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Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

eLearning 24-7

Estimate 55% e-learning related content, including e-learning vendors and ILT vendors who added a “virtual training” component as part of their offerings. More course content providers including those who offer course marketplaces. should note this was the same issue at ASTD in Dallas, where your only options were “difficult to find coffee cart”, “bring your own” or “Starbucks” Guess what?  Considering that plenty of smaller shows give free coffee, how hard is it for ASTD to do the same?  Thrilled. Intrigued. Takeaways.

eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014

Bottom-Line Performance

…With the potential to reach sizzle status: Mobile Support in lieu of “mobile learning:” This one is just now creeping its way out. There’s There’s no question that mobile has NOT taken off as predicted. MOBILE won’t fizzle… but the idea of entire courses distributed via phones will. First, the sizzle. What Will Fizzle?

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The State of Learning Delivery on Mobile Devices in 2011

CLO Magazine

Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley estimates that by 2015, more users will connect to the Internet via mobile devices than by desktop PC. For this reason, many predict a continued rise in the use of mobile devices for learning. Mobile learning has been a hot topic in learning forums for the better part of a decade now. Smart phones, especially the iPhone, have been used for mobile corporate learning solutions – you can even buy lectures from popular classes at Ivy League schools at Apple’s iTunes University.

Five Ways to Get Started in Mobile Learning


If you ask me if mobile learning has arrived, and you ask me this week, I’ll say “yes.&# Though, I am jaded because last week I popped in on the ELearning Guild’s Mobile Learning Conference in San Jose, and have been following the conference back channel with great intent — so mobile learning is on the top of my mind. learning is not M-learning. Read Up.

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. “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs. It is an evolving programming language that could lead the future of mobile web.

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 ”! We are sure this will help you set out on your journey to “mEnable” your existing eLearning for iPads and when developing new content too! Sorry!

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The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support


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. LearnQ : a mobile-based performance support app for our Quality Management System (QMS) that provides an ubiquitous way to access information while on the go. What are the techniques to achieve the same? Videos.