10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know
APRIL 27, 2016
Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2017.
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.
Mobile Learning Versus ELearning
JANUARY 21, 2016
There was once a time when the term “elearning” encompassed what we know today as mobile learning. When mobile learning (also referred to as mlearning) first came about it wasn’t exactly clear the difference between the two. When most people think of mobile learning today they think of the devices that people use to access course content.
4 Smart Ways to Create mLearning
This high-energy session looks at four smart approaches for creating effective mobile learning. We drill down on important aspects of successful mobile learning authoring, including responsive design, device orientation, use of video, and delivering and tracking mobile learning.
Mobile Learning: More than just Mobile + Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
Mobile learning seems to be creating a lot of excitement in the learning community these days. For example, according to a report published by Ambient Insight Research, the US market for mobile learning products and services reached $958.7 Growing number of mobile learning tools and platforms. The sharp increase of new learning content and apps.
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. Mobile Learning
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.
6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners
AUGUST 11, 2016
The mobile explosion is sweeping the globe. This proliferation of mobile devices - coupled with the rise of the millennial generation - has ushered in the era of the modern learner. No longer content with having to absorb large chunks of learning content served up on a desktop computer, modern learners prefer to consume “bite-sized” lessons on the tablet or smartphone of their choice.
The Future Of Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile learning. We’d like to share what we presented because it encapsulates technologies that will impact/affect the future of mobile learning and learning in general, readers of this blog will probably find it of special interest.
Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation
AUGUST 12, 2014
Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a learning tool in the workplace as well. According to Towards Maturity’s In-focus report titled Mobile Learning in the Workplace, 2013 was the year when mLearning became the norm rather than the exception; with seven out of ten businesses now adopting mobile […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Pitfalls Pitfalls of mobile learning
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.
What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning with Moodle
APRIL 9, 2015
The UN recently reported that the number of people who own mobile phones outnumber the people who have access to flush toilets. We are highly dependent on our mobile devices - we rely on them to do everything, from communicate, browse the internet, play games, take pictures, etc. Mobile learning, then, has been a long time coming. mobile learning
12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise
APRIL 21, 2015
In the elearning industry there is sometimes confusion as to the difference between elearning and “mobile learning” In many respects elearning is mobile – so why make a distinction? The mobile learning boom started to come about when people began to rely upon mobile technology on a more regular basis. mlearning mobile learning
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.
Here Is Why Mobile Learning Matters
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Mobile learning shouldn’t be ignored. One major reason being that people are nearly always connected to their mobile devices. Given this shift to mobile technology it becomes critically important for instructional designers to know how to develop their course content so that it is effective on these kind of devices. mlearning mobile learning
Free online book on #mobile learning research
JANUARY 9, 2014
The relentless editing team of Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos have released a free, online book on global mobile learning implementations and trends in collaboration with the Open University of China. Ho Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. You can download the 258 page book here.
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 ”.
Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?
JULY 28, 2016
Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. But with new technologies, sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself, is it just being used for the sake of the media itself, or is it actually adding to my blended learning portfolio? Mobile Learning eLL Mlearning
Top 21 Tips For Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Tips The eLearningGuild The eLearningGuild recently released a great resource “158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation” Very interestingly, in the introduction Chris Benz says – the big question last year was “Should we do mLearning?” ” The question this year is “How should we do mLearning?” ” It’s a fantastic change – one that we’ve been looking forward […].
Mobile Learning Poised to Dominate
JULY 13, 2016
At this point everyone in the elearning industry takes mobile learning seriously, and with good reason. Mobile learning is on the rise and looks like it will be for the foreseeable future. This is especially true given the increase use and accessibility of mobile devices. There is more emphasis around “ bite-size learning ” and making it effective.
Not Just Mobile Learning, Mobile Everything
MAY 8, 2012
When our clients consider mobile learning, we often find them stuck in trying to deliver learning (training) on mobile devices. The key to exploiting the potential of mobile learning is to think of mobile beyond their learning content delivery capability. There’s so much to do with mobiles, I prefer calling it Mobile Everything.
Tapping into Mobile Learning
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
Another infographic, this time looking into how we can tap into mobile learning. Some figures from the infographic for you: Only 17% of surveyed schools state that children are required to use mobile or portable devices in the classroom, and only 16% allow BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 2/3 also agree that the very same mobile devices can distract children from learning.
5 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles
JUNE 11, 2015
While the term “elearning” generally encompasses all electronic learning channels, in recent years people have made it a point to make a distinction of mobile learning (sometimes called mlearning). This sub-sector of elearning is constantly growing given the way people rely upon mobile devices in their everyday lives. Mobile Learning Articles You Should Read.
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. It requires MIDP/JVM on mobile device. Each mobile device has some variation in implementing MIDP profile.
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 – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook
APRIL 25, 2012
We have been saying it over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay! As fascinating as mobile learning is, it is extremely dynamic; and evolves at a blinding pace. We’ve shared some of our thinking on mobile learning through blogs posts in the recent past and thought it worthwhile to collect the information into a single booklet for you.
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. There are now tools and techniques specific to the mobile learning market. The first thing to determine is how much emphasis mobile will have on the learning program.
Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012
AUGUST 28, 2012
For MobiMOOC 2012 she’s lined up a very impressive faculty to conduct weekly sessions on mobile learning and related topics. feel absolutely honored to be included amongst them and I look forward to interacting and learning from the participants of these sessions. Learn More. Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework. Mobile activism & education.
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.
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. Embrace Mobile Learning.
Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement
APRIL 30, 2012
With the almost insatiable need for information and communication increasing across the global workforce, most of them are turning to mobile devices. However, by using Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) platforms, organizations may be able to manage the security risks posed by BYOD. What makes BYOD popular? Why are organizations apprehensive?
20 Incredible Mobile Learning Quotes
APRIL 4, 2014
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.
21 Inspiring Quotes & Thoughts On Mobile Learning
AUGUST 20, 2013
Mobile is the future of workplace learning. There are many a thinkers in the domain that I follow, learn, and get inspired from. Below is a presentation with a compilation of 21 most inspiring quotes and thoughts that apply to mobile learning, by some […]. Mobile Learning Inspiring Quotes It is not just a statement, but something I believe in.
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?
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.