Top 5 Ways Companies Are Using Mobile Learning Technology
APRIL 16, 2014
If engaged in the learning industry long enough, you gain a keen understanding and appreciation for the direction that learning is headed. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning eLearning on mobile And occasionally you have the opportunity to witness a genuine ‘tipping point’ in the industry – the adoption of a new approach that delivers meaningful value for those who must perform at the […].
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Mobile demands quick, simple and easy-to-use.
The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning
Your Training Edge
AUGUST 29, 2016
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.
Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
There’s a definite movement towards delivering learning on tablets and mobile phones. It is quite common these days to get client requests for delivering elearning (meant for traditional desktops) or mobile learning (meant for mobile phones) solutions on tablets too. Tablets are very different from the PCs or mobile phones. Is that a good idea?
Top 10 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning
JUNE 4, 2014
Clearly there is plenty of buzz out there around mobile learning. Yet the question I’m asked most frequently is – how are your clients leveraging mobile learning technology? […]. Mobile Learning In my role, I field multiple inquiries on a weekly basis. Many companies know that there are efficiencies to be achieved through an effectively deployed mLearning strategy.
The Power & Potential of Mobile Learning
JUNE 1, 2016
Chances are that by now you have at least heard of mobile learning, though you may still be confused as to what that actually means. In the early years of mlearning there was some confusion but now this is an industry all its own with clear technology and instructional design methodology. In other words: ignore mobile learning at your own peril!
5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Mobile Learning Technology has opened up a whole gamut of options to extend the learning blend. No longer do employees have to rely solely on the usual means of training – be it ILT or e-learning. Suddenly, there is a growing urgency both among adopters and non-adopters to board the mobile learning train before it’s too late. Performance support.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These developments have expanded the possibilities of taking e-learning to great heights more than ever. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.
What Is Mobile Learning?
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
Mobile learning is in the air. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. During this period we’ve tried several things; experimented a lot; and in the process have built a good understanding and capability in the mobile learning space. What is Mobile Learning. Why Mobile Learning.
Three Ways Mobile Learning Stands Out From Other Learning Technologies
ATD Learning Technologies
AUGUST 18, 2014
In this excerpt from Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success , Dr. Gary Woodill outlines three features of mobile learning that make it stand out from other learning technologies: clocks, input/out peripherals, and messaging. Click here to read full version
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.
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.
Learning Technology at the core of The Connected Age? #LTHE
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
hope you can see where I am coming from and why I’ve added this video to the #LTHE project as I see the Learning Technologist as an enabler, facilitator, manager, specialist, and even student in these ‘connected age’ Education settings: “Higher Education is a connected community, and connections can do transformative things. Enjoy this video from Educause.
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. What Is Mobile Learning? See you there.
Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there. The technology has to work. What struck me the most as a learning professional was the role of the curator/s. Blended learning at its best.
4 Ways Of Mobile Learning Evaluation: Are You Making The Desired Effect?
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Over the past decade, mobile learning is growing in scope and capability that offer new opportunities for learning that extends beyond the traditional e-learning or instructor-led classroom. During the early days of mobile learning, developers became aware of significant issues that came with the adoption of mobile devices for learning.
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.
Why Mobile Learning is a Slow March (#ATDTK Reflections)
JANUARY 19, 2016
While a huge number of organizations are still just getting their feet wet with mobile, this year’s ATD TechKnowledge conference sought to get learning professionals thinking beyond our current approaches to imagine how technology in 2020 and beyond will impact learning. Mobile learning as we know it today is reliant on the “glass slab” in our hand.
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.
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.
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. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm). Kevin believes it’s the tablets that have really got mobile learning started. We have written about tablet learning being different from others as well.
4 Mobile Learning Blogs You Will Be Interested in Checking Out!
JULY 21, 2016
mobile device has become such a necessity these days that everyone desires to have one (at least). Taking advantage of this, many companies have broken the perception of the mobile device merely being a communication device and are migrating their training programs to these devices. Making the Best Use of the Mobile Device to Drive Performance. Mobile Learning Trends.
5 Potential Benefits of Mobile learning at Workplace
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Mobile learning has clearly proved time and again its worth in today’s corporate world. Many companies are implementing mobile learning to support their overall training strategy. Besides, its huge potential to become the widely used learning platform sets it leagues apart from conventional eLearning. Facilitating Collaborative and Continuous Learning : .
How Mobile Learning Challenges Can Be Conquered
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
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: Mobile apps.
13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25
JULY 5, 2011
The mLearning flavor spills over into this week too as we scour the web for the best in mobile everything. It’s no secret that effective learning cannot be achieved without a robust strategy. Further, with the relatively less number of mLearning tools available and the myriad number of different devices and platforms, creating content for the mobile devices is no mean task.
Future of Learning Technology – 2015
MAY 7, 2010
The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade.
3 Ideas to Blend Mobile Learning With Classroom Training
DECEMBER 9, 2016
The flexibility of mobile devices helps you fit mobile learning anywhere in the learning cycle – before, during, and after a training program. Here’s how mobile learning can be blended with classroom sessions. 1. Mobile learning nuggets before a classroom session to create awareness about the topic. Learning Technology mobile learning
Free mobile learning papers from mLearn2016 conference in Sydney #mLearning #mobile
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
This is a great set of mobile learning papers ( proceedings available here ) written for the 15th mLearn conference that was organised in Sydney, Australia on 24-26 October 2016. The theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning. Sustainability and quality are the keys to mobile learning. Future mobile learning research needs to look beyond technological intervention per se. Authentic assessments that provide evidence of learning are needed.
5 Mobile Learning Trends In Vogue
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Imagine you wake up one fine morning to realize your mobile has abandoned you. Such is the impact of mobiles on our lives. Humans, especially Millennials, have reached a phase where life without a mobile translates into the end of life. This sort of engagement with mobiles has lead to the rise of many mobile learning trends in the corporate sector.
Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?
APRIL 14, 2011
When you are getting started with mobile learning one of the decision you’ll have to make is which device(s) to target. In a SWOT Analysis of Mobile Learning we posted earlier this week, we listed this as one of the weaknesses of mobile learning as it stands today. Fragmented market and no real common development platform make this a serious hindrance to mobile learning adoption. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Technology Mobile OS Sales
Mobile Learning and Interactivity
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
AUGUST 25, 2011
Does mobile learning need interactivity? Even more so, says Janhavi Padture, one of the invited speakers at Washington Interactive Technologies Conference, hosted by SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technologies). Mobile content is short-duration, small-screen. Give us examples of interactivity on mobile devices. What are some of the technology challenges in mlearning? JP: Course designers must understand the differences in the various mobile devices, operating systems and browsers. talked to her to get her take on the subject.
Book Review: Mastering Mobile Learning – Chad Udell & Gary Woodill
AUGUST 10, 2016
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. This book is not just for beginners but also for seasoned training, learning and development professionals. Unsure of how to do it?
Five Myths of Mobile Learning
AUGUST 24, 2009
I’ve been occupied with writing a paper to promote the adoption of mobile learning amongst corporates and enterprises. While trawling through multiple web-links, a pattern of myths about mobile learning emerges. Devices lack in screen and key size and processing power - It’s said quite often that as compared to personal computers, mobile devices lack the large physical interface devices (keyboard, monitor, mouse, printer…) that personal computers provide. When we use personal computers to learn the potential for distraction is equal.