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Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

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First off, my apologies to all subscribers for being absent for so long in posting anything new to this blog. While my time and focus have never veered away from all things enterprise mobile learning centric, the time to write my thoughts down and share them with subscribers has been in short supply.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry.

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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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a.k.a. 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. One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later.

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.

5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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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.

CellCast App for BlackBerry 10

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Oh what a difference a few years makes, eh? Our team has been involved in mobile learning for enterprise customers for almost a decade now on devices spanning basic feature phones in the beginning (think old Nokia handsets with voice only service) through simple smartphone devices (remember Windows Mobile?) popular four or five years ago.

mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep

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It has certainly been a "month of Sundays" since I last posted to this blog and I offer apologies for not sharing more throughout what has proved to be a very busy and productive summer and fall season. I thought it would be good to offer a series of new posts around some of the messaging we'll be sharing with the gathered mobile learning community at DevLearn 2010 in San Francisco, California which starts later this week.

In Praise of “The New iPad 4G HD 3”

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Yesterday was a banner day in the tech biz as Apple unveiled their third generation tablet device to an eager audience and overall market. Apple’s much admired/discussed ability to keep mum on new products and features notwithstanding, the actual device they’ve released is largely a reflection of what the market and consumers hoped for and expected and includes the following key features: High-rez retina display (2048x1536 with 3.1

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

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As detailed in my list of mobile learning predictions for 2011 , a collection of smart and savvy authoring tool vendors offering solutions for online training delivery will start to introduce specialized tools that will enable some form of single sourcing that outputs mobile-friendly content with little or nominal effort over and above what's already been invested to create online courseware and training materials.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

"This Week in mLearning" Podcast: Week #2

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We've put the finishing touches on our second weekly podcast detailing all the happenings in the mobile learning field for the week of April 9, 2012 and you can listen to RJ Jacquez and I talk about the week that was by clicking the link here.

Trail Ride to Float Mobile Learning Symposium

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We are about thirty days out from the Float Mobile LearningSymposium and I am getting excited! I’m ready to pack my saddle bags, mount the proverbial horse and head up the cattle trail to Chicago for this year’s event to be held at startup incubator 1871 and in conjunction with TechWeek 2012 Conference in Chicago. This year’s Float Symposium builds on momentum gained from last year’s inaugural event held down the trail in Peoria, IL (Float’s outpost/HQ) and is sure to please. Why am I excited?

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. On balance, it was an interesting year and there were far more expected outcomes than there were actual surprises.

mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

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It is the first week in January and the annual International CES (“Consumer Electronics Show”) is in full swing out in Las Vegas – just as if Santa Claus came twice within a two-week period for gadget freaks and tech nerds alike. This year’s event is as big as ever with 100K+ attendees roaming through 2,700 vendor booths across multiple sites.

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GeoLearning Acquired by SumTotal: The mLearning Impact?

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The enterprise learning market witnessed another big consolidation event today as SumTotal Systems announced it acquired GeoLearning thus further positioning SumTotal as the largest platform provider for LMS and talent management solutions in the industry. According to leading analyst Josh Bersin , the combined entity will grow SumTotal's "total market share to 12.5%. and) makes SumTotal approximately 50% larger than the #2 LMS player (Saba), clearly establishing their leadership in the market."

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

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We're pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery. This new functionality allows mobile workers to access learning content deployed as standard SCORM v1.2 and v2004 SCORM packages (as generated by a variety of 3rd party authoring tools) and allows for full content playback and tracking in both online AND offline settings.

Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations

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We're pleased to report the adoption and use of mobile learning by enterprise customers has been accelerating throughout first half of 2010 -- yeah!!; And as with any measurable change in market direction, this new-found momentum comes with advantages and challenges alike. The bigger the customer and/or engagement, the more revenue that deal can contribute and the easier it is for us to expand operations and assemble an even stronger team.

Picking the "Right" Smartphone for mLearning

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In our role of assisting customers and partners with planning and deploying successful mobile project projects, one of the key requirements every team wrestles with is where they need to "set the bar" when determining the target mobile devices they'll need to reach and support.

Customer Education Maturity Model: How Customer Learning Programs Create Value

The Customer Education Maturity Model was developed from an extensive industry study and delivers a comprehensive guide to moving the needle on your program including a roadmap for growth and the common stages, and barriers, of program development.

CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010

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We're pleased to officially announce two awards for OnPoint's CellCast Solution gained from our recent participation in DemoFest 2010 held in conjunction with The eLearning Guild's annual DevLearn 2010 Conference in San Francisco. The awards were given in support of our entry titled " mLearning: Learning on the Go " in the Sales Training category that OnPoint jointly submitted for consideration with CellCast customer Verizon Wireless.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

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I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure.

Publishing our CellCast Widget for iPad

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The rush has been on this week as our development team worked to design a new version of our CellCast Widget specifically for Apple's upcoming and much anticipated iPad tablet device. And while we've had a CellCast Widget for iPhone and iPod touch devices for about a year a half, the new iPad platform drove some interesting changes and helped us evolve our offering for this next generation mobile learning device.

My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

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I was recently asked by one of our strategic partners to offer my "Top Ten List" of the most significant events (e.g., new stories, technical advances, market trends) that shaped the "mlearning marketplace" in 2009. It was actually a great question and I enjoyed pondering and preparing my responses to that question (as offered below).

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Reflections on WES 2010

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Our team just returned from a full week down in Orlando, Florida participating in Research in Motion’s 2010 Worldwide Enterprise Summit (“ WES ”) Conference which proved once again to be a spectacular event and learning experience for all in attendance.

CellCast Solution Wins Gold Brandon Hall Award!

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We were pleased to learn yesterday that OnPoint's CellCast Solution won the Gold Award from Brandon Hall for 2009 in the "Best Advance in Technology for Mobile Learning Authoring " category. Congratulations to our entire team for all their continuing efforts and outstanding achievements and kudos as well to all of other winners across every competed category; we all get to work in an industry where innovation is alive and well indeed! Click HERE to see the entire of winners and awarded prizes

CellCast Widget for iPad - The Video!

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I took the opportunity to do a live screen capture of our new CellCast Widget for Apple iPad today to better illustrate the key features and functionality we've included in our first release supporting Apple's revolutionary new tablet device.

mLearning Content Types - Level 6: Rich Media

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Level 6: Rich Media NOTE: This is part 7 of 7 and the conclusion of this continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 6 is the final stage of the mlearning content model comprising rich-media formats such as podcasts or video, targeted firmly at the smartphone/netbook audience.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

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CellCast Widget for iPad Released!

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It's officially iPad Launch Day and we're pleased to announce our CellCast Widget for iPad was included in the inaugural 1,000 applications shipped in support of Apple's revolutionary new tablet computing device. Better yet, we're the only sanctioned iPad application listed whenever a iTunes user searches on "mobile learning" or "m-learning" in the iTune App Store -- a situation that's certainly going to change in the coming days though as others jump on board the new device train.

mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

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Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player.

"Don't Touch/Wet Paint!" - "E"-Learning Vendors Try to Go "M"

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I had a good chuckle today after receiving my latest emailed copy of the eLearning Guild 's eLearningInsider update. A linked feature story in the update that immediately caught my eye was titled " Best Practices for Creating Mobile Learning Content " and clicking that link shuttled me over to SumTotal's corporate web site where I registered to download their latest mobile-related white paper. Ahh, the anticipation of discovering what "the big boys" are up to felt close at hand.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

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Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. For most people, Level 5 content is analogous to the more traditional “online learning” or "WBT" courseware – more interactive and lengthy lesson-based or object-based learning. Until recently, this type of content, while easily accessible over the mobile web, was actually one of the most difficult types of learning to try and deploy out to a mobile device.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference

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Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 4 formats include content typically considered “reference” or supplemental material; it is not specifically learning-oriented, though it often accompanies ILT events or online learning courseware.