Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

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.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Here are some interesting links I’ve come across recently, mostly about mobile learning and some about learning in general that I found interesting.

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Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning

Upside Learning

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.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

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. Classrooms immobilized us…mobile devices now mobilizes us.” Now learning according to what the task at hand is.

What Is Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

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.

Mobile Learning – Is it melting away?

eLearning 24-7

What you may ask does this have to do with mobile learning? Well, for one thing, some of the lyrics can easily be incorporated to reflect m-learning. . There’s nothing you and I won’t do” When mobile learning took off in 2011 it was due to tablets. We all saw the difference and m-learning was getting better, each year. . Examining the mobile market today in terms of global sales, some interesting tidbits. E-Learning 24/7.

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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. JP: Course designers must understand the differences in the various mobile devices, operating systems and browsers.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? For as mobile devices offer universal web access, there are instant opportunities to deliver content.

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

Upside Learning

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.

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Although it leverages modern technology – namely, smartphones and tablets – this kind of m-learning remains traditional “push” training. Of course push training has its place in the broader learning model, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a true learning organisation, the vast majority of learning is pulled.

Mobile learning – Push or pull?

E-Learning Provocateur

The universal advice for m-learning is to keep it short. Although it leverages modern technology – namely, smartphones and tablets – this kind of m-learning remains traditional “push” training. Of course push training has its place in the broader learning model, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In a true learning organisation, the vast majority of learning is pulled.

When is Mobile Learning Being Used?

LearnDash

Mobile learning is a regular occurrence today, used by both educational and corporate sectors. First, it allows people to control the pace of their learning, as well as gives greater flexibility as to where it can occur. When Do People Use Mobile Learning? 2011).

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

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. I first noticed this enthusiasm-action gap when colleague Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about their learning technology practices. “Are you offering programs that rely on mobile for delivery of learning and support now?”

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

With the almost insatiable need for information and communication increasing across the global workforce, most of them are turning to mobile devices. As per a survey conducted by Good Technology in October 2011, 72 percent of its customers were already formally supporting BYOD programs.

Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey

Upside Learning

Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a training and learning device in the workplace as well. In a bid to find out what the organizations are really thinking and planning around mobile learning, we have initiated a short survey.

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Yesterday, I saw what Rapid Intake is doing with their tools to allow authoring of Mobile Learning - what they call mLearning Studio. The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system. The mobile version is HTML 5.

How Suitable Is HTML5 For Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

HTML5 is adoption for mobile learning is picking up; perhaps the iPad is one driver of change , rapid improvements in regular and mobile browsers rendering HTML5 another. How suitable is for mobile learning? Upside Learning

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

This takes on a post I wrote several weeks ago, that spoke about four themes that will (and not five) predominate learning in the future. Learning is about content and bums-in-seats? Mobile Learning mLearning Mobile Learning Systems

Mobile Learning Has A Promising Future In India

Upside Learning

It is a well-known fact that Mobile learning hasn’t yet picked up steam within India. The primary reason for this being the low rates of mobile internet penetration in our country. The mobile Internet could deliver the personalized entertainment that Indian consumers crave.

Worldwide Mobile Learning Market To Reach $9.1 Billion By 2015

Upside Learning

The latest report from Ambient Insight about mobile learning is out, and it comes up with some pretty surprising figures. It indicates that the worldwide market for mobile learning will probably grow from USD 3.2 Mobile learning is finally coming of age.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

Clark Quinn on Designing Mobile Learning (Audio Interview)

Learning Visions

Mobile Learning – seems to finally be tipping. If you’re involved with training, I suspect the push for providing mobile solutions is getting stronger. If you’re an Instructional Designer and freaking out that now you have to do mobile too – on top of everything else?! –

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These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. If you own you and sat with your kids as they learn something, you know what I mean.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

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. A vast majority of the global workforce is very busy and has very little time to focus on learning.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

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. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment.

Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are Your Targeting?

Upside Learning

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. Source: Gartner April 2011.

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Clay Duda, an ILS contributor, recently posted an article to our other blog, Shared Learning , covering the Technology Association of Georgia's Workplace Learning event last week on mLearning. You can read his article on the highlights here, 'What Does Mobile Learning Mean to You?' Determine if mobile is the answer, then determine how to make it happen. Cohen also recommended using video in mobile learning, stating that it 'works fantastically well.'.

Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training

Upside Learning

The Centre for Performance Development has released the results of their Learning & Skills 2011 survey – which was held both at the event and online. e-learning & Mobile Learning. Informal Learning. More eLearning, mobile learning.

mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Robert Gadd has written an insightful post on emerging trends in enterprise mobile learning for 2011. His predictions are backed by his long experience with mobile learning. They ring true, given the telltale signs of some of the changes he discusses.

Mobile Learning: CHANGE YOUR WAYS OR YOU ARE DOOOOOMED!

Dashe & Thomson

In my last post I briefly mentioned my skepticism about the demand for mobile learning in the workplace. We in the learning industry talk about it a lot in conferences, and blog about it, but relatively few of us are doing anything substantial with mobile learning “on the ground.”

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning.

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

mLearning Revolution

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?”