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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

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This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the  the hype cycle. Our 2016 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. Investment in Internet-enabled learning devices come along years later. Here’s the short version.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous posts you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Like me, if you have also been engaged in this industry, you would always have immense understanding and recognition for the direction where the learning is led.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014


2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms. Learning Analytics. Mobile Learning.

20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes


THE QUOTE: “Mobile phones are misnamed. THE JOURNEY: We love mobile learning, and are excited about its potential, not just for learning, but also for performance support! We also love sharing, and have been trying to reflect on some of the great learnings that we had been having throughout this wonderful journey through our blog posts with the learning community.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? Over the last three years there have been various predictions , ranging from pessimistic to optimistic about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning.

7 Random Mobile Learning Stats


If you have been around elearning for any amount of time, you have likely heard about mobile learning (also referred to as “mlearning”). Essentially, elearning is “mobile”, but we define the two differently primarily when it comes to the device being used to view course content. Mobile learning is motivating. billion by 2015.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

In fact, Deloitte predicts that gamification “will grow to more than a $2.8 Going Mobile. All LMS providers will be expected to provide a mobile responsive platform this year.  A mobile responsive LMS is one that adapts to various screens, like an iPad or an android phone. Social Learning. What excites you?” Are they on your must-have list? Gamification.

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Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

Upside Learning

It is a well-known fact that Mobile learning hasn’t yet picked up steam within India. The primary reason for this being the low rates of mobile internet penetration in our country. came across a report on the McKinsey Quarterly website titled – Can India lead the mobile-Internet revolution ? Total digital-content consumption will double, to as much as $9.5

10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. Articulate for example has gone the native app route for deploying learning projects to tablets and HTML5 for smartphones like the iPhone and the Moto X. When I teach my m-Learning workshop , I have a slide with big letters that reads.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The Future is Mobile 3. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning


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.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

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This summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Some very interesting topics came up in the facilitated Think Tanks, and I wanted to share some of the predictions that were developed from these active group discussions regarding where eLearning will go in the next ten years.

Mapping mobile learning

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Mobile technology is a game changer. have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. We know that untethered learning and working offer up a whole new world of freedom.

How Mobile Learning Challenges Can Be Conquered

CommLab India

If the prediction by Gartner is anything to go by, a massive 70% of the mobile workforce will be using tablets by 2017. This statistic is enough for you to venture into the world of mobile learning if you haven’t yet. Mobile learning is learning through mobile devices such as Smartphones, iPads, and tablets. The boon: Content chunking  .

Top 8 Competencies of a Mobile Learning Designer


It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening all around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging almost on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. Mobile learning is one such major revolution that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

Here are our top ten 2016 trends, observations and predictions for the LMS and broader learning technology market.    . #10 Culture Shift Driving Epic Innovation in the LMS Market. The cloud , mobile devices, social media, ecommerce , Google and bandwidth have changed everything especially the way we all learn.  Lynda is a large, very successful content aggregator.

5 Key Mobile Learning Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends Report [Slides]

mLearning Revolution

If you are a Learning Professional, who needs to convince stakeholders about the importance of mobile learning, one way is to bombard them with mobile statistics, and there’s no better source than the annual Internet Trends Report presented by Mary Meeker. Here are my top 5 key takeaways for m-Learning from this year’s Internet Trends Report: 1.

mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Robert Gadd has written an insightful post on emerging trends in enterprise mobile learning for 2011. His predictions are backed by his long experience with mobile learning. In his prediction concerning authoring tools he points out the possibility of authoring tools providing 'publish to HTML5' option. They ring true, given the telltale signs of some of the changes he discusses. Gadd follows this up with another post titled New mlearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1 where he discusses two leading tools that have already provided HTML5 capability

Debunking Misconceptions about Mobile Learning


More than half of the world’s population now has a mobile subscription. The Mobile Economy report by GSMA intelligence indicates that an additional one billion subscribers are predicted by 2020, taking the global penetration rate to approximately 60%. While it is true, that a mobile phone can be used for mobile learning, it is not the only device that can be utilized.

Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted. What are your predictions for 2007? First, it is the year that I finished my third and most favorite book Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Tools and Techniques for Transferring Know-How from Boomers to Gamers. Personally I have a lot to learn. These are not easy questions to answer.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning


In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. To dwell deeper into this growing area of interest for all learning enthusiasts, we bring an excerpt from an interview with Kapil Gupta – an e-learning professional with more than a decade’s experience in the field.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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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. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Summary.

Mobile Learning in India

Upside Learning

They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost. In India, the mobile phone has revolutionized communication and India is now one of the fastest growing markets for mobile phone services, with growing usage and increasing penetration.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? 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. Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. Prediction #2. Prediction #3. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. Prediction #4.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning. mLearning Engagements Expand. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.

The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology

Upside Learning

As a facilitator for social interaction and for mobile learning, these networks are unsurpassed in mankind’s history. veritable third of humanity now carries a mobile communication device with some amount of computing power and sophisticated input and output features – that’s 4 billion people! One of the areas we see with the largest potential is learning.

7 Top Learning Trends for 2016


If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success. But the shape of learning is changing. Based on conversations with top learning analysts, leading organizations and industry experts, here’s what we believe are the most credible and crucial learning trends for organizations in 2016.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Dawn of Learning

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. Keep mLearning content development tactical.

Mobile Learning Stats that Will Make You Rethink Your Training Strategy

SHIFT eLearning

There is no question that mobile devices are changing corporate learning forever. However, this doesn’t mean classroom-based training or formal eLearning courses are going away, it just means the mobile movement is demanding companies to rethink their training strategies and to create learning programs especially for mobile devices. The mobile opportunity.

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

Bottom-Line Performance

We all enjoy reading the summaries of the past year – and seeing predictions for the new one. 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.

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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014


THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. And, we decided it’s time we consolidated our ‘reading’ into the current happenings, so we could make our predictions for the forthcoming year. What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014?

#iel11 Mobile Learning for the Acquisition Workforce

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: Mobile Learning for the Acquisition Workforce Presenters: Rebecca Clark, Mark Oehlert, Roy Stiles (came in 1/2 way through) Not just mobile device - think about mobile people. When look at mobile - went back to web sites - setup for app development gave them a chance to really look at strategy and tactics for mobile learning You will have a hard time making your content perfect for all devices. Lessons learned - just get in the game / get started. How many want to access DAU content on mobile device?

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Prediction #1 - Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. and will simply state “we need to offer learning to our workers via their omnipresent mobiles!”

Getting Started in Mobile Learning


This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for reaching learners with effective and relevant learning opportunities. Based on the numbers and predictions , mobile is going to be bigger that we can even imagine, and learning experience (LX) designers need to be ready. In any new endeavor, learning the ropes is key. Learn Your Authoring Tool.