ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research
JULY 24, 2012
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. ASTD conducted a free webinar on that research report this week. Is mobile learning really happening?
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
ASTD's Big Question for December 2008: New Learning
DECEMBER 26, 2008
The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2008? Mostly about finding a good "model" for mobile learning course design, how others tend to view immersive learning environments and how Social Media is taking off in the least likely places.
How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Since every mobile device comes with a pre-installed browser, web apps are easy to create and deliver for a large audience. Eventually, updating is also faster and easier because these apps can cater to a whole lot of devices, which include not just mobile phones but desktops as well.
Barriers to Implementing Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
The ones that you wish you could call back and place deep in the confines of your brain, as far away from consciousness as possible: “In my next blog I’ll discuss some of the challenges related to mobile learning development, and suggest some solutions.”. mobile learning barriers
The Pulse of Mobile Learning
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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. To our surprise, even in this professionally active sample, only 4% said they were using mobile to deliver learning and support in their organizations. So low was that number that I confirmed it with several large audiences, including one at a conference devoted to mobile learning.
Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
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.
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. Are they ready to learn on the mobile?
Review of ASTD International Trade Expo
MAY 11, 2012
With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Mobile Learning. If you think they used the ASTD app and wrote down some notes, I think you would be surprised. The salesperson showed me the course example which contained on the left side of the screen – the table of contents – very common with WBT and really a requirement for end users. It’s all about “mobile” It is about time!
Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?
APRIL 9, 2013
How about mobile devices? Mobile messages go where tasks, needs and people are. However, as enticing as they are, mobile devices are not major players in enterprise workforce development, in general, and in leader development, in particular. To our surprise, only 4% of a professionally active sample reported that they were using mobile devices for enterprise learning and support. Late in 2012, Elliott Masie released his mobile study.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Mobile Learning has been on the horizon for a long time but has met with scepticism and technical constraints in its early days. Now, even though bandwidths have improved and devices have become more capable, mobile learning is still struggling to take off. So what ails mobile learning?
10 mobile questions
MAY 17, 2011
As part of an initiative for ASTD’s upcoming International Conference and Exposition , I was filmed as I responded to 10 questions around mobile (if you’re there, hope to hear how it goes) from Tony Bingham (he came in via conference call). How do you define mobile learning? Why mobile / why now? When a small company like Google is saying they’re developing for mobile first, something significant is happening. mobile
ASTD International Conference Day 1 Wrap-Up
MAY 20, 2013
Welcome one and all to the wrap up of the ASTD international conference and expo. It’s a mobile app, that comes as a shell. You add your content, drag and drop, add video, images, etc. Why hasn’t ASTD figured out how to do things right. Once again, ASTD dropped the ball. Apparently there must be a huge demand for scalping ASTD badges or hood winking ASTD for access into their show. If I could give ASTD a grade it would be a massive F.
Book Review: Mastering Mobile Learning – Chad Udell & Gary Woodill
AUGUST 10, 2016
Are you contemplating implementing mobile learning in your organization?Unsure Begin by reading the book ‘Mastering Mobile Learning’ It will give practical tips and ideas you can implement instantly in your organization. Understanding Mobile Learning.
ASTD International trade show wrap up day 2
MAY 21, 2013
Back for another installment of the ASTD international trade show. In this amazing episode we find out that not all mobile devices are really mobile (according to a vendor), the new six letter word is Tin Can, mobile only products still exist, my game is your game and ASTD did not offer a breakfast for us. My mobile is not your mobile. I am checking out a soft skills course specifically for mobile. Mobile specific or mobile option.
2014 – The Year In Review
DECEMBER 30, 2014
Hosted a Stop for Karl Kapp’s Blog Book Tour: We were delighted to host one of the stops for Karl Kapp’s blog book tour (organized for his ASTD co-published book ‘The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice’). Moreover, learners can access the LMS from various devices – desktops/laptops, tablets and mobile devices, thereby enabling them to carry their learning with them wherever they go.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
With ZebraZapps, you claim to help turn boring into scoring, transforming knowledge into performance…turn even the driest content into exciting challenges that are meaningful, memorable and motivational.How do you compare and contrast ZebraZapps with Authorware? Learnnovators: How encouraging is the learning landscape with the kind of possibilities thrown open by new learning technologies (such as mobile learning, wearable techs, and learning analytics)? ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.
ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN
JULY 26, 2012
These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. Use existing learning assets -- build with existing content. Chad now shares his tour of tools for creating mobile tools.
5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!
MARCH 29, 2016
It is in this same manner that I look at an organizations learning content and strategy, always questioning – always curious. People love when learning content “ speaks to them ” and addresses their real need. A video, a mobile app?
Getting Started with Mobile Learning (Chad Udell) (#ASTDLN)
APRIL 23, 2012
These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Learn Now Session with Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning (www.floatlearning.com). Mobile -- nearly pervasive devices. Aspects of mobile learning: mobility. individuality (the content that I access is different than the content that you access). Key questions you should be asking your organization before you get into mobile learning/key areas to consider: What is driving mobile for you?
Chad Udell on Tools for Mobile Development (#ASTDLN)
APRIL 24, 2012
Chad Udell (@visualrinse) of Float Learning is doing a quick rundown of tools he uses to help design, manage and build mobile projects. This is day two of the ASTD Learn Now conference in San Francisco. Fieldtest - web based tool to create fast mobile prototypes. link] (focused on smartphones and up = android, iOS, windows mobile) Chad shares a prorotype he created that you go checkout: [link]. HTML, CSS, and learn some basic design for user experiences for mobile.
mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Clark Quinn is a long-time advocate of the use of mobile technologies to support learning efforts. Yes, mobile devices are prolific. A recent Pew report indicates a whopping 91% of us now own a mobile phone. ASTD’s reports run a year behind (e.g.
danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13
JANUARY 30, 2013
These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. A community that creates deeply problematic content – but also fun content. Mobility – teenagers have very little control over their time.
Performance Support Goes to the Oscars
MAY 23, 2013
Mike Yonker , my guest blogger, is President of Learner Mobile for SVI Inc. Much of mobile training and development is broken. Screens are small and content is long. Mobile can do so much more. Does mobile advance those goals? Content needs to be bite-sized.
TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment
JANUARY 31, 2012
Works on mobile devices, incl. Him: “We are a content management, content development product” Me: “So you are an online authoring system” Him: “No. ASTD TK12 had a lot of nuances that offered nearly something for everyone. Content authoring tool vendors equally not over abundent (Rapid Intake, Allen Communications, Articulate, Adobe were there among a few others). Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
The Changing Role of L&D : This is another insightful post from Jane Hart that explores the changing role of L&D – from ‘packaging’ of content to ‘scaffolding’ plus ‘social capability building’.
Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo
MAY 13, 2014
Estimate 55% e-learning related content, including e-learning vendors and ILT vendors who added a “virtual training” component as part of their offerings. More course content providers including those who offer course marketplaces. A lot of leadership content including a lot of books and their respected authors either in attendance or not. Considering that plenty of smaller shows give free coffee, how hard is it for ASTD to do the same?
eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
…With the potential to reach sizzle status: Mobile Support in lieu of “mobile learning:” This one is just now creeping its way out. There’s no question that mobile has NOT taken off as predicted. Our industry is notorious for chasing after trends.
The State of Learning Delivery on Mobile Devices in 2011
JANUARY 28, 2011
Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley estimates that by 2015, more users will connect to the Internet via mobile devices than by desktop PC. For this reason, many predict a continued rise in the use of mobile devices for learning. Mobile learning has been a hot topic in learning forums for the better part of a decade now. The use of company social media and learning games can encourage using mobile devices for career development.
Five Ways to Get Started in Mobile Learning
JUNE 27, 2011
If you ask me if mobile learning has arrived, and you ask me this week, I’ll say “yes. My organization is dipping its toe in the water of mobile learning, and we are experimenting with a few development tools to figure out how to design for mlearning.
Upside2Go – Changing The Game
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
At Upside Learning, we believe that this is the right time to leverage mobile learning at the workplace. Upside2Go – our mobile learning solution, is the culmination of our innovation process. Upside2Go is a novel platform for mobile learning.
eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
While exhibiting at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 and Learning Technologies 2013, we seem to have severely underestimated the interest and demand we would have for our little pocket ready-reckoner on “ eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas ”! Sorry!
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
In the e-learning scenario, Big Data is the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content and collected through Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content Management Systems (CMS) and other media, including social networks via which the learners interact with our learning programs.
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith. “ LearnQ : a mobile-based performance support app for our Quality Management System (QMS) that provides an ubiquitous way to access information while on the go.