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eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

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iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today! A single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days. As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. I believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens.

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? For me, the answer is a whole lot, perhaps too many. I have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. What about you, how many devices do you own? If you answered more than one, we are not alone here.

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The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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“Inspiration Exists but it has to Find You Working” – Pablo Picasso. 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.

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

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The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for! 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.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

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What a difference three short years make in technology. Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. However, about a year ago I started to notice the tables turning.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

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After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? This workshop is a result of months of research on mobile; mobile app design testing for best practices ; countless hours of consulting and lots of learning about design from trial and error. You will immediately benefit from all of this in a one 6-hr session.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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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. In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet.

From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

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Let’s get one thing out of the way, the future of eLearning isn’t about adding more ‘ animations ‘ to our existing eLearning (in the name of making courses more engaging), neither is it about an eLearning 2.0 vision. No, the future of eLearning and Learning in general is Mobile Learning or better yet Multiscreen Learning , either way we can abbreviate it as m Learning. Mobile Challenges.

mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.

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In a previous post entitled The “m” in mLearning means More , I made a case for why I believe mobile learning has vastly more potential than eLearning, in no small part because of all the sensor superpowers built into mobile devices. I’m writing an eBook now on my thoughts on mLearning, and among other things, I’m trying to expand on the definition we currently have on Wikipedia on what mLearning is.

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The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

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

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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.

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

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First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat. However if there’s a company that can do it, that is certainly Articulate. I have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products.

Is eLearning on Tablets really Mobile Learning? [Chime in]

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The only thing better than Blogging is the comments one gets below a post. Comments I believe is the real killer app of Blogs and some times comments are so insightful than they trigger ideas for new posts. Here’s one such comment I received in my is it time to remove the “e” and “m” from Learning ? post: One of the issues I still cannot get answered is whether “elearning” on tablets should be “mlearning”? submitted by Alfred Low.

Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

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Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. With those words, a simple little device changed the way we listen to music, revolutionized an entire industry, and in my opinion launched the modern mobile revolution.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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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.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e.

Daily Mobile Learning Episode 2: The Best UI is No UI

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Welcome to episode 2 of my new Daily Mobile Learning show on YouTube. This is a project that I had on my mind for the last 4 years and finally decided to put action behind my idea and see what happens. The idea is that I will pick one awesome article per show, read it and comment on what I read with emphasis on how we can leverage the lessons learned in the world of mobile learning design. Why am I doing this?

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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For all the mind-boggling stats we read about the video revolution, like how we are publishing video to YouTube at the rate of 72 hours every minute, and consuming over 3 billion hours of video each month, as well as other stats you can see here , video as a medium hasn’t really evolved. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. I mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

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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?” ” — Cennydd Bowles (@Cennydd) April 21, 2011. I see this happening everywhere, including in organizations planning a Learning Strategy around mobile devices and desktops.

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Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?

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While I was tracking the #mLearnCon hashtag on Twitter last week, I saw this tweet from Jay, whom I believe was attending Lasher’s session. I really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. I thought about it for some time and decided to write this blog post.

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Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

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I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

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I love Mobile and everything that it represents. I like the physicality of touch, the idea that nothing gets in the way of me and my content, no keyboard, no mouse, no stylus, no usb ports for a microphone or webcam to connect to, nothing but touch. I enjoy the simplicity of mobile. Some of my favorite apps, such as Clear, Snapguide and Snapseed have one thing in common, they are simple, innovative and yet they do amazing things without much effort from me. The Mobile Effect.

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

4 Ways Smartphones are helping People Learn a new Language

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Image courtesy of: Michael Cahill. Being a ubiquitous device in mobile learning, a smartphone has done almost all of the unthinkable, especially in helping learners master a foreign language. A 2012 survey done by the University of Colorado, revealed that 14% of instructors and 60% of foreign students use mobile phones for language-learning purposes.

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Think Multiscreen (vs. iPad-only) when developing an mLearning Strategy

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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. Granted, the iPad accounts for 91% of all tablet web traffic and that statistic alone is compelling enough to make you want to focus your entire learning development efforts on just this tablet, however as you think about your own mLearning strategy, I strongly encourage you to think instead about the multiscreen world we live in and develop for it.

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When Designing Mobile Learning, Think Less is More [#mLearning]

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Over the weekend I came across this fascinating article that really got me thinking about how we should approach the design of mobile learning (mLearning). In this article (referenced below), Hamish McKenzie, makes a case for why the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook marks a new shift in computing and how Internet Historians one day will look back at this era, as the time when we moved from Web 2.0 to the new Age of Mobile.

The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]

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A year ago I wrote a post entitled An Honest Assessment of Adobe Captivate 6 [First Impressions] , which garnered 81 ReTweets and 62 comments, and to this day is the most read post here on my blog.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Should Learning Designers Learn to Code? [Poll]

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To code or not to code, that is the question for Learning Designers in the new multi-device world we live in. Lately, I have been reading a whole lot about the advantages and disadvantages of learning how to code. And by coding, I don’t just mean learning Objective C for developing an iOS app, or Java for an Android app, etc. I also mean learning Python, Ruby, and HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 for Responsive Design, as well as any other language for that matter.

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Introducing the Daily Mobile Learning Show on YouTube with RJ Jacquez

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I hope you are doing well these days. It’s been awhile since I last posted here on my Blog. I real hope to change that starting today. I have been working hard pushing my small business forward, where my wife and I spend our days running a custom picture framing shop in Chula Vista, CA, a few miles South of Downtown San Diego.

What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

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image credit: table xi. Three years ago when I began focusing on mobile learning, I looked at the most popular rapid eLearning development tools and I was convinced there was very little chance they could re-invent themselves into decent mobile learning design tools. However today after several iterations to their products, most vendors have made great strides in reimagining they products, and I’m not so sure I believe that anymore.

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7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

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En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Embarcarse en el proyecto tan ambicioso de desarrollar una aplicación como Storyline, desde cero, no es una tarea sencilla. Sin embargo, si existe una compañía que puede lograr eso, definitivamente es Articulate. Siempre he admirado a Articulate, incluso cuando trabajaba para Adobe como evangelista de productos como Captivate y también, eLearning Suite.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

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1- Highlights of the week. a- Google has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility. b- Stats about Android activations per day. Relevant figures related to its competitors. c- President Obama issues a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.” RJ Jacquez wrote about this here. d- Last Wednesday, the White House released its Digital Government Strategy : Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.