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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? So here’s a few – 15 actually! – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. It’s free! 2.

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A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. Mobile Learning: Context And Prospects.

The Multi-device World Is Evolving!

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It’s no secret that we live in a multi-device world. Google was one of the first to talk about this in its 2012 report titled ‘The Multi Screen World’ However, since the publishing of the Google report, the world has changed quite a bit. Let’s have a look at 3 key trends that indicate this […]. Mobile Learning elearning in a multi-device world Multi Screen World Multi-device World

Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

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Not too long back I had posted the slide deck of my presentation at the 2012 CLO India Summit. Our Marketing folks got a little creative and converted this humble ppt into an infographic, a rather beautiful one. This infographic is a product of rounds of brain storming and iterations, and the efforts, patience and perseverance of the Marketing team. Click to view the complete infographic.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

5 Factors to Consider While Choosing an App Type for Learning

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Today, there’s an app for just about anything; from shopping to news to games, learning and beyond! And there are different types of apps that you can create – native, hybrid, or web. ‘Which of these is the right app type for you?’ ’ We believe the below mentioned factors can help you in selecting the […]. Mobile Learning Hybrid Apps Native Apps Native Apps or Hybrid Apps Native Apps or Hybrid Apps or Web Apps Native Apps or Web Apps Native vs Web vs Hybrid Web Apps

Top 10 Ways People Are Using Mobile Learning

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Clearly there is plenty of buzz out there around mobile learning. In my role, I field multiple inquiries on a weekly basis. Many companies know that there are efficiencies to be achieved through an effectively deployed mLearning strategy. Yet the question I’m asked most frequently is – how are your clients leveraging mobile learning technology? […]. Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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Trawling through my feeds across various social media, I’ve been noticing a spurt in the number of discussions around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement. Some organizations have embraced it with open arms while many are still apprehensive about security risks that BYOD poses. What makes BYOD popular? You can read more about the survey findings here. Why are organizations apprehensive?

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. From trying to explain five myths of mobile learning to assisting customer  new to mobile learning, getting started with mobile learning has been an exciting journey through which we have seen mobile learning seeing increasing adoption. Weaknesses. Opportunities.

Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck)

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We have been talking a lot about iPads (by iPads we also imply other ‘tablets’) on our blog for the past couple of weeks. And it’s for a reason. We believe that 2013 is going to be the year of tablets and smartphones, and for us, at Upside Learning, eLearning on iPads (tablets) and mEnablement (as we call it) are powerful themes – ones that can get organizations started towards mLearning.

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

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When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. The mlearning domain is still new to many, so this confusion is to be expected. These myths are holding back widespread adoption of mobile learning in the workplace. Here is a list of the more common ones I come across. Also contrast with a list of myths we posted on this blog a couple of years ago. 1. It’s not secure.

The Future Of Mobile Learning

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Last week Amit and I made a small presentation to the Mobile Learning MOOC (MobiMOOC) about the possibilities in the future of mobile 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. You can find our presentation here.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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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. 1. Establish the Need. This is fairly obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it is ignored. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content.

Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

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Find a problem with learning or performance first , think about learning next, and mobile learning last. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Ask if there will be a real benefit for the user. Content pull?

Top 5 Ways Companies Are Using Mobile Learning Technology

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If engaged in the learning industry long enough, you gain a keen understanding and appreciation for the direction that learning is headed. And occasionally you have the opportunity to witness a genuine ‘tipping point’ in the industry – the adoption of a new approach that delivers meaningful value for those who must perform at the […]. Mobile Learning Developing Mobile Learning eLearning on mobile

Top 21 Tips For Mobile Learning

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The eLearningGuild recently released a great resource “158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation” Very interestingly, in the introduction Chris Benz says – the big question last year was “Should we do mLearning?” ” The question this year is “How should we do mLearning?” ” It’s a fantastic change – one that we’ve been looking forward […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Tips The eLearningGuild

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

Converting eLearning to mLearning? 4 Steps to Set the Wheels in Motion

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In our day to day interactions as eLearning vendors, we are very often asked this question – “How do I convert my legacy eLearning to mLearning?” ” Here are 4 steps to help you go through the process of converting eLearning to mLearning. 1. Content & Context One of the most common Mobile Learning Pitfalls is […]. Mobile Learning Converting eLearning to mLearning eLearning to mLearning

Mobile Learning Pitfalls To Avoid – Presentation

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Mobile technology, having seeped into popular culture, is now finding widespread acceptance as a learning tool in the workplace as well. According to Towards Maturity’s In-focus report titled Mobile Learning in the Workplace, 2013 was the year when mLearning became the norm rather than the exception; with seven out of ten businesses now adopting mobile […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Pitfalls Pitfalls of mobile learning

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

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Mobile learning (or mlearning) is probably a hot topic of discussion in your organization right now. In some organizations, L&D staff is struggling to build a business case for mlearning. In my opinion, there are six fundamental drivers of mobile learning in the workplace. These will help you make the business case for mLearning. 1. Doing More With Less. Growing Mobile Workforce.

21 Inspiring Quotes & Thoughts On Mobile Learning

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Mobile is the future of workplace learning. It is not just a statement, but something I believe in. There are many a thinkers in the domain that I follow, learn, and get inspired from. Below is a presentation with a compilation of 21 most inspiring quotes and thoughts that apply to mobile learning, by some […]. Mobile Learning Inspiring Quotes

New Mobile Learning Research

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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. The key findings in the report are: Less than one third organizations deliver learning content via mobile device, despite its high correlation with both the Learning Education Index and Market Performance Index.

5 Reasons Why Performance Support & Mobile Is A Match Made In Heaven!

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While managing training is unarguably a huge challenge to ensure everyone performs in line with the company’s goals, it is the period after the training is over, where employees need support and training cannot really help at that point. It cannot help because arranging for training cannot be done real-time and has a lot of […]. Mobile Learning Workplace Learning Performance Support

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

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Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. It was a fantastic event with some great speakers and an opportunity to learn drumming. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Here’s a summary of my talk. Informal Learning. One of the challenge L&D staff has had is to understand Informal Learning and what can they do something about it.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch. For today’s organizations, the quest for demonstrable ‘competitive advantage’ is unending and seen as the key to success. Knowledge Retention. Rings a bell? Cue “mobile learning” – a medium perfectly suited to “support” this. Informative Audiocasts.

5 Key Considerations for Multi-Device Testing

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Ensuring that your multi-device eLearning runs consistently and smoothly across the identified range of devices, screen sizes, browsers, and platforms is crucial to deliver an engaging and consistent learning experience for your users. But the sheer number of device-OS-browser combinations and the set of test parameters which need to be checked for EACH combination make […]. Mobile Learning Responsive Learning Design Multi-device Testing

I Need to Convert My Content to Mobile – Now What??

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More and more organizations are coming to the realization that they need to “mobilize” their content. How to best make that happen is the tricky part, as there are a multitude of things to consider such as: What types of content lend themselves to mobile? Which employees will most benefit from mobile content? Do we […]. Mobile Learning converting content to mobile Developing Mobile Learning mLearning Content

Not Just Mobile Learning, Mobile Everything

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When our clients consider mobile learning, we often find them stuck in trying to deliver learning (training) on mobile devices. The key to exploiting the potential of mobile learning is to think of mobile beyond their learning content delivery capability. To appreciate the true potential of mobile devices we need to consider what Tomi Ahonen has to say. It brings two almost opposite words together.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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This article was originally published in Learning Technologies 2013’s special show guide issue. 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? Work is changing.

The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

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2012 saw the re-emergence of ‘Mobile learning’ or ‘mLearning’ as “new” (ok, not really new) buzzwords in L&D and Training circles around the world. But largely in the wrong context! Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! Certainly not mobile learning in my opinion. Adoption of mLearning. The growing need.

5 Reasons To Pay Attention To Google Glass

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We've been paying close attention to Google Glass, it is a unique wearable device that offers plenty for learning designers to be excited about. Five reasons we think Glass is going to matter: Ubiquitous – always on, always there – we left computers behind on our desks when we left home or work, we carried […]. Future Learning Mobile Learning Google Glass

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

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Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. This hardly comes as a surprise given that the iPad dominates the worldwide tablet market. percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US.

The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions

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Mobile technology penetration is racing ahead in the corporate workplace, with the BYOD (bring your own device) movement affecting companies in varied ways. During some time off earlier this month, I’ve been ruminating how a ‘mobile learning ecosystem’ evolves in an organization; here are ten questions I asked. Thought you might find them interesting. value for the learning ecosystem).

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

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There’s no doubt the iPad has been a phenomenal success. It has ruled the tablet computer space with a commanding market share ever since it literally created the category in 2010. Our earliest reactions of the iPad were that of disappointment but then iPad has gone on to shape a new category of learning, which I prefer to call ‘tablet learning’. It’s not the same as mLearning. He says.

Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts

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Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. And we are one of the 30 exhibitors showcasing our entire range of innovative Mobile Learning Solutions at booth number 316. Also on display would be our newly launched revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning – Upside2Go. See you there.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

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More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift. Tablet Learning, however, can be viewed as a separate category that serves as an effective stepping stone in the transition from eLearning to mLearning. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output. For Native Apps.

Why Not A Snapguide For Your Workplace?

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I stumbled across this article at Gigaom.com talking about how Snapguide is trying to be the how to guide for everything – on your mobile. The idea is quite simple really – anyone can create and upload a step-by-step guide using text, photos, and videos for a particular task/topic then others can search and find a relevant guide when they need one. We’ll share a case study on that soon.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

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Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Let me explain why I think that way. Why Mobile? Why Apps? Mobile apps are big business.

Why eLearning On Tablets?

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Mobile is the future of workplace learning. That is far beyond a mere statement, mobile learning is transforming our societies, professional curriculums – even the education system. It is the intersection of mobile device consumption and eLearning that incorporates anytime, anywhere resources to deliver meaningful performance support for effective learning and performance improvement. Tablets are […]. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets

Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors (ASTD TK 2013 – Slide Deck)

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At all major learning/HR/training conferences and events since last 12 months and more, there is a clear change you can notice – more and more people, increasingly, talk and inquire about mobile learning. And there lies our next challenge – Are we doing it right? Here’s a quick summary of the topics that I touched upon in the session, followed by a slide deck of my presentation.