Do You Have a Mobile Learning Strategy?
JUNE 15, 2016
Many organizations have an elearning strategy, but do they have one for mobile learning? The rise of mobile technology has made elearning professionals re-think how we view elearning. What was once considered to be a part of elearning has now grown into its own industry. What content is best suited for mobile?
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. We believe that’s because of the lack of understanding of what mobile learning is and how to use it in the workplace.
A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links
MAY 28, 2012
Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. Mobile ESL.
5 Mobile Learning Must-Haves for 2016
JANUARY 14, 2016
Mobile learning has come a long way over the last several years. Some organizations have truly embraced mobile as a training delivery method, learning as they go how to create an impactful mobile strategy. Other organizations are still on the sidelines trying to decide if mobile learning makes sense for their workforce. Make it Mobile-First.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
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Benefit from Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Without question, you can improve your organization’s training outcomes while at the same time lowering the overall training cost by leveraging mobile learning as a core strategy for employee development. Consider for a moment that in the United States alone there is roughly $125 billion spent each year on employee learning and training programs. bloomfire.com.
The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
MARCH 10, 2015
There are many great blog posts out there about Mobile Learning Myths and not a single one mentions what I think is the biggest misconception about Mobile Learning. The majority of the myths mentioned out there include things like: You cannot condense real learning into the smaller screens. Mobile Devices are too distracting for providing effective learning.
Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension
MARCH 19, 2013
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. We believe mobile learning will play an extremely important role in enabling organizations to support their people manage and retain their competitive edge – check out our earlier webinar “ No escaping mobile learning ”.
The Mobile Learning Shift
MARCH 18, 2014
If you are part of a medium to large organization, then chances are there is some form of elearning program or platform in place for employee training. Are traditional elearning packages effective in all situations, or have we just come to expect them? Mobile Training on the Rise. With the increase in bring-your-device-to-work programs, there has been a similar rise in mobile video based training. Increase Employee Satisfaction – In one survey particular, 100% of participants indicated that they would actively seek mobile training programs.
How to Transfer Your Regular Training to Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
Adding mobile learning to a training program is one of the best ways to acknowledge and leverage the technological devices that your employees already have. However, it is important to make the right first moves when transferring elements of your training to the mobile learning format. In that sense, learning is indeed changing the world. Responsive UI.
QA Test Strategies for Mobile Learning by Mark Simon
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 5, 2014
so on, the migration to eLearning and mLearning has increasingly changed this process to a software quality check. Design Strategies Development Strategies Management Mobile Learning While training professionals have always done “quality checks” of training courses through content reviews, dry runs, pilots, and. Doing this. check right requires a test plan, and this article explains what that involves.
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?
Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. would say, undoubtedly, it was mobile learning. If you were there I’m sure you sensed mobile learning was in the air. All the major players in the UK-EU market showcased their mobile learning solutions and a number of free sessions focused on mobile learning.
The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning
Your Training Edge
APRIL 12, 2016
My previous articles, 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.
Mobile Learning’s Wearable Future
JULY 14, 2014
When we think about mobile learning, we often limit our design strategies to experiences delivered via smartphones and tablets. However the future of mobile is wearable technology, including glasses, watches, and more. What types of learning experiences could we create for wearable devices? On July 17, I’ll be presenting a webinar for the eLearning Guild about wearable technology. However, in five to seven years, wearable tech will be common and mobile-learning solutions will be delivered on more than just phones and tablets.
4 things you didn’t know about Mobile Learning
AUGUST 14, 2014
Mobile learning is hot and new! And then there are many related things that you probably don’t know about mobile learning and content development so far. Here we tell you 4 such things that’ll make you rethink your current learning strategy if you haven’t adopted mlearning yet! Authentic Learning. Customizability in design.
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!
10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]
JANUARY 12, 2015
eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. 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. Mobile Gestures.
6 Elements Every Mobile Learning Game Should Have
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
There are essential elements that every mobile learning game should have. Specifically, I found six that are a must when developing any learning game. No, Here are the six elements every mobile learning game should have: 1. If you use eLearning Brothers games you’ll notice the first slide is always the logo and the second slide is the instructions slide.
Adapting eLearning for Mobile: Learning from Wonderful Mistakes by Paul Clothier
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
For many companies, adapting eLearning content for use on smartphones is a first small step in. providing learning content for. mobile (mLearning). Design Strategies Instructional Design Mobile Learning Training Strategies While redesign is always the best option, this article digs into deeper levels of. adaptation and offers. detailed guidance on ways to create effective mLearning from existing materials. And remember: Mistakes are your friends.
Free E-Book: Understanding Mobile Learning
The Learning Circuits
DECEMBER 30, 2013
The audience for mobile devices wants to be able to learn from any device at anytime, anywhere. This creates a challenge, as we have to plan, develop, and deliver tools and content that can be used in all facets of learning, as well as work on the range of devices we use now and will use in the future. how mobile learning differs from e-learning?
Research Spotlight: Mobile Learning Perspectives by Sharon Vipond
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 26, 2016
Mobile learning (mLearning) is a topic that continues to grow and evolve. Today, mobile is ubiquitous, seeming to pervade. In The eLearning Guild’s latest eBook, managers and practitioners with strong hands-on. experience in mobile learning development present their best thinking on five fundamental questions about how to realize. Design Strategies Development Strategies Emerging Topics Mobile Learning Training Strategiesevery aspect of life and business. the benefits of mLearning.
Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
That involves adapting to situations and regularly updating strategies, structures and processes. Ironically, while employees need more time for learning in order to optimize their productivity, they actually have less time to participate in formal learning activities. vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning.
Why Mobile Learning Can Grab Millenials’ Attention
MAY 26, 2015
As learning professionals are expanding the possibilities in mLearning farther than ever before, it’s helpful to rewind and reflect on why mLearning is an excellent learning strategy for the modern workplace. mLearning can increase information retention, especially because of the ability to the learning to the job site. But at its core, mLearning is mobile.
A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]
AUGUST 27, 2013
I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” It turns out that mobile users wanted to do this much to Yelp’s surprise. Send to Kindle.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Analyst at Float @gwoodill Jeff Tillet mLearning Strategist and Evangelist at Float (formerly ID at T-mobile) @mojotillett Chad Udell at Float @visualrinse www.floatlearning.com 18 month old company with focus on mobile. Resources: Gary Woodill’s The Mobile Learning Edge Clark Quinn, Designing mLearning Barbara Ballard, Designing the Mobile User Experience (We can tell a field is about to take off because there’s a big rash of books!)
Enhance Your Mobile Learning Delivery with 7 Eye-openers.
AUGUST 21, 2013
mLearning has, slowly but surely, been creating a niche for itself in corporate training and learning. Even a decade ago mLearning was being created and utilized for learning – though sparingly. But in the past few years it has emerged as a sustainable learning platform. With emerging technologies, mobile learning development is also becoming streamlined and budget-friendly.
FREE GUIDE: Mobile Learning Success
JANUARY 7, 2014
Mobile learning (also referred to as “mlearning”) is becoming a common occurrence in both educational and corporate sectors. With such a large portion of the population using smartphones and similar technology, creating mobile learning programs only makes sense. mlearning mobile learning training tools What’s in it?
Why You Need A Mobile Learning Strategy by Bill Brandon
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 31, 2011
Mobile learning (mLearning) is taking off on a growth trajectory unparalleled by anything that happened in the history of eLearning. Here are some thoughts about strategy and some resources available to you in the next four weeks that you should consider. Blended Design Strategies Management Strategies Mobile LearningYet this is not an initiative that an organization should jump into without a plan.
What's different about mobile learning?
The Learning Circuits
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
As the doors open to a new era of mobile learning and performance support, it's a good time to step back and think about the new mindset required when designing for mobile. Although a mobile pedagogy will continue to evolve, we already know quite a bit about how people use mobile devices and some of the advantages of mobile learning. Your thoughts?
eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?
JANUARY 12, 2015
Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. Augmented Learning. MOOCs. Exposure.
Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?
Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
This article, which covers reasons why you should consider mLearning as part of your overall learning strategy, is the first of a two-part series on m-Learning. Learning is going mobile. But, if you haven’t taken your training program mobile yet, it could be daunting to gear up for mobile learning. So, Why is Mobility Important?
Practical eLearning Experience for Universities
B Online Learning
JULY 30, 2015
One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. We […].
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
DECEMBER 23, 2015
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.
Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy
OCTOBER 3, 2012
One thing I stress in my mLearning workshops is the fact that having an iPad-only strategy for Learning is not a thorough mLearning Strategy. In this post I want to share with you a great presentation I found on Slideshare, that inspired me for my workshops, and that helps me make a case for developing a multiscreen mLearning strategy vs. an iPad-only strategy.
Mobile learning conference #mlearncon: Wrap-up
Challenge to Learn
JUNE 21, 2012
What I don’t like is the fact that it is just for mobile. I do think mobile should be a part of your whole e-learning suite and you should not use a separate program for it. simplified e-Learning course does not create a good PowerPoint or PDF for an instructor led training or a learning experience on a mobile device. Maslo. It’s just version 1.0
The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.
Dawn of Learning
APRIL 13, 2011
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. Build your mobile content from scratch.
8 Ways to Enhance Your Mobile Learning Design
JANUARY 27, 2016
While eLearning developers struggle to produce quality eLearning programs, the learners at large are anticipating mobile-friendly outputs. Have you ever tried to consider mobile-compatible design for your eLearning courses? Anyone can create mobile learning programs, provided they incorporate these strategies during the design phase.
How You Can Use Mobile Learning Apps For Microlearning-Based Training
JUNE 15, 2016
In this article, I will outline what mobile learning apps are and the benefits they offer. Using a case study featuring Gamified Assessments in the Mobile App format, I will showcase the impact they can create. Using Mobile Learning Apps For Microlearning-Based Training: Introduction. What Are Mobile Learning Apps? As a supplement to formal training.
What Makes Blended Learning Work
B Online Learning
MARCH 9, 2016
This blog series looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together. The term blended learning has been bandied about for just about as long as I can remember during my 20 odd years in the training and […].
Megatrends in MOOCs: #8 Mobile Learning
Your Training Edge
MAY 14, 2014
For the past few years, mobile learning has been the “next big thing,” but no more. As Rob Caul wrote recently for TrainingZone , “With smartphones and tablets more affordable and accessible than ever, mobile learning is fast establishing itself as a mainstream learning technology.” Why mobile learning? Mobile learning and MOOCs.
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. ” We’ve put together a comprehensive guide for using graphics in eLearning, available here.
7 eLearning and Ed Tech Trends You Must Try
JUNE 4, 2015
eLearning has become a new trend, and we have nothing to do but ride the wave. According to the Global Industry Analytics Report , the global eLearning market is going to reach $107 billion in 2015; plus, ed tech funding is not going to slow down after jumping 55 percent last year. Wearable eLearning. So, you can wear your learning now. Mobile Learning.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
Introduction to Personalized ELearning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. Fast-forward to today and people demand more out of the elearning programs, and they should. As you likely expected this form of learning is going to grow in popularity.