Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors (ASTD TK 2013 – Slide Deck)
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
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.
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. The full report is priced at $499 ($199 for ASTD members) and can be accessed from here.
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. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started.
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. It’s just learning on the move. It is quite literally mobile everything.
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.
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.
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?
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. Woe is me!
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. 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. Just do it!
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. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. Some mobile initiatives offer hope.
Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
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 In The Workplace – Survey
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a training and learning device in the workplace as well. If not already adopted, mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises. Mobile Learning Workplace 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.
The Time to Mobilize Learning is Now: ASTD Houston Keynote Presentation [Slides]
JUNE 28, 2013
ASTD Houston Keynote Presentation by @rjacquez. I had the great fortune of being invited to deliver the opening keynote presentation at this year’s annual ASTD Houston conference. will always be indebted to Debbie Richards and her ASTD team for this great opportunity, and I hope there are more Keynote opportunities for me in the near feature. frameborder="0".
Review of ASTD International Trade Expo
MAY 11, 2012
With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Learning has been minimal. Mobile Learning. Some angle to game based learning – either an app or actual product. Social Learning. If you think they used the ASTD app and wrote down some notes, I think you would be surprised. If you are a LMS vendor and they are looking at you – they have some inkling on e-learning and a LMS – hence they are looking at them – so why do some lame pitch about what is a LMS, what is e-learning, etc.
Clark Quinn Mobile Learning Design #astdtk13
JANUARY 30, 2013
I'm at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Conference kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Mobile design principles. Don't try to put everything in a mobile world. What tools to develop mobile? These are my liveblogged notes from a concurrent session with Dr. Clark Quinn @quinnovator. Apologies for typos and incoherence. What's the least I can do for you? We over design and overdevelop. What's the least I can do to get you over the hump? Focus on 20% of the features tht give you 80% of the value. They change so fast. Prototype, test, refine.
Mobile Learning is where the Puck is Going to Be [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
have been busy launching my workshop on how to transition from e-Learning to m-Learning. Now that this workshop is up-and-running, I’m back with more thoughts on the mobile learning revolution. Everyone was eager to learn more about how to design learning experiences that are optimized for touch on mobile devices. Thank You for reading.
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? learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just two or three things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. First I learned that the best mobile learning device has to be the Nintendo DS.
Three Top Mobile Learning Resources
AUGUST 2, 2012
When I hear the words “ mobile learning ” my ears instantly perk up. For starters, mobile learning is and will continue to be the next big thing in E-Learning. While we have all identified mobile learning as the wave of the future, we have yet to agree on the platform of choice. Never heard of ASTD? For a few reasons. Apple.
ASTD #TK11 Opening Keynote Tony Bingham
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
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.
Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013
MAY 28, 2013
It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. First off, this part is going to sound like I’m bashing ASTD, and perhaps to a degree I am. It is not like this is the first go around for our beloved association in having a conference and trade show. If you were a volunteer to ASTD, this is not about you – it is solely about ASTD. ASTD bags – always nice. Leapfactor – mobile for sales training with apps – including on/off synch, also good for POS (Point of Sales). Learning 24/7. EXTRA!
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. Key questions you should be asking your organization before you get into mobile learning/key areas to consider: What is driving mobile for you? ubiquity. accessibility. connectivity. context sensitivity (time, location and intent). individuality (the content that I access is different than the content that you access).
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.
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. Upside Learning’s representatives will be present at Booth No. Key Features Of Upside2Go.
Upside2Go – Now On BlackBerry!
OCTOBER 3, 2011
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.
Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller
JANUARY 25, 2013
Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” ” Using both quantitative research and anecdotal evidence from our work with Fortune 500 clients, Sharon uncovers both what the learning and development field currently looks like AND where is it headed in the next 12 – 18 months.
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Will social learning be replaced by “isolation learning” (okay, I made that up)? If they can’t track it then people didn’t learn… or so the feeling goes. Gamification/learning games: This trend is at full sizzle right now. There’s no question that mobile has NOT taken off as predicted. First, the sizzle. What Will Fizzle?
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. Not pretty.
The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
2012 saw the re-emergence of ‘Mobile learning’ or ‘mLearning’ as “new” (ok, not really new) buzzwords in L&D and Training circles around the world. Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! Certainly not mobile learning in my opinion. Mobile Learning
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 ”! Mobile Learning eLearning on ipads eLearning On Tablets Tablet LearningSorry!
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. Earlier this year Comscore reported that 2014 will be the year in which the number of mobile users will surpass desktop users for the first time. Become an Active, Observant Mobile user. Samsung S3).
2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)
JUNE 18, 2013
In January, BLP President Sharon Boller published a white paper exploring the trends in the corporate learning landscape. Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), recent client work and the latest eLearning Guild research reports, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities remains on track with most of its predictions.
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. What do I mean?
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”-
A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Mobile Learning. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Despite overall consumer demand (not just within e-learning) for tablets, and numbers showing that tablets are outselling notebooks, e-learning vendors as whole are sitting back and waiting. On Fire.
Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Our earliest reactions of the iPad were that of disappointment but then iPad has gone on to shape a new category of learning, which I prefer to call ‘tablet learning’. Given that the iPad is intended to be a mobile device it is easy to call any learning happening on it to be mlearning. Better tablet learning. It’s not the same as mLearning. He says.
When Instructor-Led Training is No Longer a Sustainable Model
MARCH 26, 2013
Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. 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. This is Part 1. Remove barriers of entry for learners.
Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 7, 2010
Best of eLearning Learning. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0
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. An ILT product that has so much e-learning potential and recognized it as a possibility down the road – I respect that! : ). Generally speaking, I didn’t see a lot of e-learning new vendors making their debut – i.e. for their product – a shame really. Blackboard, eLogic Learning, Biz Library, Docebo, Administrate, Meridian. Who is the 2014 ASTD Product of the show?
Is MOOC Suitable For Corporate & Workplace Learning?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
However, when it comes to applying MOOCs to corporate or workplace learning I’m not very sure how and how well it will work. You know an idea’s time has come when ASTD and CLO Magazine start talking about it and when Google launches a product (free BTW) to support the movement. think we should get ready to hear more of MOOC in corporate and workplace learning in near future.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. We see that all the time with cleverly designed e-learning.
Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?
APRIL 9, 2013
When you look at the numbers associated with workplace learning and development, the investment in leader performance jumps out. 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. first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals. Late in 2012, Elliott Masie released his mobile study. billion in 2012.
Mobile Learning Certificate by ASTD
DECEMBER 19, 2012
The growing presence of mobile devices worldwide has resulted in a dramatic change in the way people learn. Businesses, organizations, and academic institutions need to respond to the increasing demand from their learners to deliver training, learning, and performance support through mobile applications. Mobile learning (or m-learning) implementation is an ambitious goal and requires a wide range of knowledge about all aspects of this new and growing platform. mobile learning certificate program
This Week in mLearning Podcast – A Review of Articulate Storyline [Episode 5]
MAY 14, 2012
Please let us know your comments by leaving a comment here and thank you in advance for listening and for helping us spread the word about this Podcast on Mobile Learning. First impressions: fast downloads, seamless installation and PC/Mac version. b- RIM´s BlackBerry World 2012: Public preview of BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, an enterprise mobility solution and RIM’s entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management (MDM) marketplace. eLearning Mobile Learning Podcast Send to Kindle.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. THE JOURNEY: ‘Learning at the speed of need’ is a significant factor that powers up workplaces around the world today. It draws inputs from top performing learning companies in the Towards Maturity Benchmark and insights from thought leaders in the field. The result? Quotes.