Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

Note, for easy reference, ALL the links in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. I see this happen all the time with people trying to gain support for implementing new learning approaches and technologies, and I am sure I am often guilty of it myself.

Key Decision Areas for Implementing Mobile Learning – LearnX 2012 Session

Upside Learning

We’ll be in Melbourne later this month for the LearnX Asia Pacific, 2012 Event , which is a premier learning technology event in Australia. LearnX Asia Pacific 2012 will be held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 August.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. Many companies and schools are adopting this policy as it is more cost effective and encourages people to keep working even after they go home for the day…or at least, that’s what the buzz is about.

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

However, if you are still bolting on different systems with a hope to create a (pseudo) unified system, or still aren’t convinced of adopting a unified approach to learning management, it’s time to open up your view and look at the reality of a true unified learning system.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). A brief quiz tells you whether your organization needs to adopt formal or informal approaches.

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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

However unlike some people who think that things like the price tag of a mobile device or its battery are holding mobile learning back from full adoption, I’m convinced technology has little to do with what’s holding us back from crossing the chasm.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

G-Cube

The dynamics of e-Learning Industry have recently witnessed swift changes due to emergence of new technologies in recent past. Unfortunately, the supply of competent manpower always lags behind the pace of the new technology adoption, and such is the case with e-Learning technologies as well.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012. Working Smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

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Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

While we all are appreciating and embracing disruptive technologies and innovations, it is still unclear whether we are able to convert our mindset into this repeatable process. Technological Disruptive Market Demands Disruptive Leadership.

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Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Here is what Jeff has to say about introducing new technology into the organization. Have you ever been the victim of a new technology initiative, like say a new LMS or a mobile learning initiative or even a new accounting system? Technological effects are direct and immediate.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

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. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012.

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

In its Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions 2012 , Deloitte predicts that by the end of the year 2012, 500 million smartphones with a retail price of $100 or less will likely be in use worldwide.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Learning in Hand is a resource for educational technology by Tony Vincent. Accelerating The Adoption Of mLearning: A Call For Collective And Collaborative Action [FREE]. 2012 Horizon Report.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Here is what Jeff has to say about introducing new technology into the organization. Have you ever been the victim of a new technology initiative, like say a new LMS or a mobile learning initiative or even a new accounting system? The reason was that the implementations were not being driven by a business problem, but rather by the coolness of the technology. This was a technology solution, in this case mobile devices, looking for a problem. Meet Jeff Loube.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

Upside 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.

Pick of the Month:12 resources from March

Jane Hart

1 - Learning without training , Jay Cross, 5 March 2012. 2 - Introducing TED-ed: Short lessons for teachers and students to spark curiosity , TED blog, 12 March 2012. 3 - Net Work Skills , Harold Jarche, 12 March 2012.

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012

Mindflash

When I registered for the ASTD International Conference & Expo 2012 over a month ago, I planned to write a recap post for two reasons: First, it’s a chance to share what I learned so people who couldn’t attend might learn something from my experience.

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The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity

Upside Learning

One interesting aspect I’ve noticed from my research is that organizations move on an evolutionary path as they mature in their adoption of mobile technologies that impact learning significantly.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

In February I added links to over 100 resources in my 2012 Reading List , but these are my 10 favourite. 1 - The Wikipedia way of motivating your employees , Forbes, 6 February 2012. ” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Obama administration has been touting the educational value of online courses since coming into office over three years ago, and many colleges, especially community colleges, have adopted that mantra. I published an article about this nearly 10 years ago in Educational Technology.

Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning. Brilliant!

Upside Learning

Last week we were at Learning Technologies 2012 in London braving the winter chill here in London. I think there is a lack of understanding on the customers’ part about the following; these issues will delay the customer adoption of mobile learning: What is mlearning most suitable for.

New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Chief barriers to adopting mobile learning include budget, integration with legacy systems, and security. Over half of respondents believe mobile technologies will improve learning in their organization in the next 3 years.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

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). John believes year 2012 marks the beginning of truly making a move towards mobile learning.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

We could do much better by exploiting the potential of one of the most disruptive technologies of modern times – mobile. So while technically it may not be mlearning it is indeed helping mlearning adoption. There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success.

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Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

In April 2011 Forrester Research estimated that 47% of users were self-provisioning technology and expected the number to rise to 60% by end 2011, and Jensen & Kline (around the same time) estimated that between 1/3 and 2/3 of employees were meeting their needs by working around L&D).

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

mLearning Revolution

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. One final statistic I would like to include here is the fact that as of September 2012, Android alone accounted for 1.3

No Escaping Mobile Learning – Webinar Recording & Audience Queries Answered

Upside Learning

In this webinar, Abhijit and I discussed about the six key drivers that are forcing organizations to adopt mobile learning. We believe each of them is powerful enough to drive your organization to mobile learning, but put together they create the perfect storm for adoption.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

Upside Learning

Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. 1.What are the factors that drive adoption? –

Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?

Upside Learning

I think this adoption of mobile technologies by the workforce will have a profound impact on the skills needed by the employees and employers. IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2% of the workforce worldwide.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

If emerging technology has taught us anything, it is only a matter of time until it bounces into our space. When people think Kinect technology, they think X-Box 360. Kinect technology was not created at a Microsoft lab, rather it was created by a group of folks in Cambridge, England. The technology is revolutionizing every day life. Those that enter this space will truly be cutting edge and thus adoption will be slow. This is my major hot trend for 2012.

Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners

Jane Hart

It is also clear that most organizations take the “steamship” approach to training their people to become competent and compliant in doing their jobs, and new technologies are used simply to refit the steamship.

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

Of course, helping them how to use the technology could be partly approached in this way – but even that wasn’t quite the same. “One size doesn’t fit all “We couldn’t just deliver a simple technical training course and people would naturally adopt the technology all at the same rate.

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Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

This has led to an expectation that the eLearning industry adopt some development models and methodologies from the software industry. Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes.