ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research
JULY 24, 2012
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
JUNE 5, 2012
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.
How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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.
Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning
JULY 5, 2012
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.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. While your LMS lets you set up specific parameters around which content to deliver, it’s. learning model must include: • Bite-sized learning content that counteracts overload, making it easier for people to learn. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. expectations.
Review of ASTD International Trade Expo
MAY 11, 2012
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.
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.
ASTD International Conference Day 1 Wrap-Up
MAY 20, 2013
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.
ASTD #TK11 – Opening Keynote Kara Swisher
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Information is ever-changing When you apply social tools to information, it makes it more useful Quora as an example of information with social Everybody becomes a producer of content (people make Facebook useful by posting pictures, text, links, etc. FB creates value because everybody is there) – producers of content are the consumer of content – so you care more about the content Information is no longer controlled by gatekeepers. people want to be able to move content around, shift it, recommend it. astd tk11But these changes are coming.
Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Mayra Aixa Villar. I had the opportunity to interview Mayra Aixa Villar , instructional designer and thought leader in the mobile learning space. Mayra has authored articles for ASTD and Learning Solutions Magazine and writes frequently on her personal blog. How did you get started in instructional design, and what sparked your interest in mobile? What’s your take?
ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning
DECEMBER 26, 2008
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.
The Pulse of Mobile Learning
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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?”
Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”. OnlineColleges.net came to the rescue with their post The 10 Biggest Downsides to Mobile Learning. mobile learning barriers
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. Conclusion.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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.
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
ASTD International trade show wrap up day 2
MAY 21, 2013
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.
Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?
APRIL 9, 2013
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.
5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!
MARCH 29, 2016
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
JULY 26, 2012
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?".
Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo
MAY 13, 2014
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.
Getting Started with Mobile Learning (Chad Udell) (#ASTDLN)
APRIL 23, 2012
These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning (www.floatlearning.com). 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.
mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
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!
TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment
JANUARY 31, 2012
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.
Chad Udell on Tools for Mobile Development (#ASTDLN)
APRIL 24, 2012
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.
Performance Support Goes to the Oscars
MAY 23, 2013
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.
danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13
JANUARY 30, 2013
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.
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
…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?
Upside2Go – Changing The Game
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
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.
eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
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!
The State of Learning Delivery on Mobile Devices in 2011
JANUARY 28, 2011
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.
2014 – The Year In Review
DECEMBER 30, 2014
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
JANUARY 8, 2015
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.
Five Ways to Get Started in Mobile Learning
JUNE 27, 2011
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.
When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model
MARCH 26, 2013
We have tons of technology at our disposal, but the majority of companies still use some form of instructor led training (ILT) — 59.4% to be exact, according to the 2012 ASTD State of the Industry report. Sometimes, the content of an ILT course can be re-purposed and delivered online, in a much more palatable format. This is Part 1. Remove barriers of entry for learners. Email.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
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.
E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11
JANUARY 28, 2011
However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. elearn Online – rapid content authoring tool. CERTPOINT VLS - including their mobile solution. It is a rapid content authoring tool for mobile devices, including tablets. authoring tools content authoring tool E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning m-learning mobile learning rapid content authoring tool SCORM Uncategorized ASTD craig weiss LMS TechKnowledge tk11The Good.
Learning Rebel Yell for DevLearn Technology: Tom Spiglanin
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
The audience is largely technical, but not necessarily mobile-connected. Past conferences offered their participants leading-edge technologies, including ways to assemble slides for later use from a variety of presenters, and content aggregators that reflected a snapshot of the conference from the Twitter backchannel. Who knew? . You can also find Tom on twitter @TomSpiglanin. link].
Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 7, 2010
Another great month for eLearning content. Joel Harband wrote most of this post and I worked with him on the focus, the content and a little bit of editing - actually I couldn’t help myself and I edited this a lot. Top Myths & Misconceptions of Mobile Learning by Robert Gadd - Learning Solutions Magazine , June 9, 2010 Mobile learning is still getting its feet on the ground, but there are already many misconceptions about what it is and what you can or cannot do with it. What was his speech about: mobile phones are the most prevalent technology, ever.
MAY 23, 2013
At the just concluded ASTD International Conference and Exhibition, on exhibit were, finally, two instances of something that should’ve been obvious. One used mobile technology to provide reminders and access to content. design meta-learning mobile And I’m not alone in having waited. However, at the conference were two separate examples of such systems.
Mlearn conference preview: #MLearncon scores 2.375 on the ‘Spiro index’!
Challenge to Learn
JUNE 17, 2014
An early post on MLearncon in San Diego, the eLearning Guild conference on Mobile learning. This will be my fourth major eLearning conference of 2014 (Learning Technology London, Learning Solutions Orlando, ASTD ICE Washington, and now Mlearncon in San Diego). Learning Mlearncon Mobile elearning First a few days New York and then San Diego and Mlearncon. Works like a charm.
LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
Mobile Learning. The LMS space is a major culprit here, because there are vendors who offer mobile learning management systems, or m-learning solutions within their LMS. True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable.
What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012
DECEMBER 18, 2012
The 2012 State of the Industry Report from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. Yet, if ASTD’s State of the Industry Report is accurate, then a lot of very big companies still heavily rely on instructor-led training. ASTD State of the Industry Repor t. Mobile.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 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.
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. 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.
Introducing GeoTalent Flex
JANUARY 26, 2016
This month at ASTD Techknowledge, we introduced our newest product: GeoTalent Flex. GeoTalent Flex provides new customers with the most customizable LMS on the market without sacrificing responsiveness to mobile devices. Developed to manage all forms of learning, GeoTalent Flex supports mobile learning securely with full compliance. Now you can!