Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011
JANUARY 2, 2011
It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes. 1. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, then 2011 will be the year of the deployment. mLearning Engagements Expand. Device Diversity is the “New Normal”.
May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
JUNE 12, 2011
Best of Mobile Learning May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Float Mobile Learning , May 11, 2011 Does This iPhone Make Me Look Fat? hotlist hot May
MLearning and a Global Workforce
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
The need of the hour is —technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Bhat, 2011). Mobile Learning: What it can do for a global workforc e | Aneesh Bhat | Upside Learning | 21 February 2011. UpSide Learning blogger Aneesh Bhat suggested this week that to remain competitive, companies must increase their agility in the informational and educational support they provide their employees. Industry Learning Technologies
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
The Three Big Problems In order to be successful at any mobile learning effort inside an organization, training. date in 2011, offers an offline delivery solution that syncs with an organization’s LMS. The Rapid In- take Platform helps organizations learn faster by opening the rapid e-learning devel- opment and review process to everyone. began. devices? issues. devices.
#IRRODL : Why the #chaos of #MOOC s and #mlearning will be a benefit to #education in the long run
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
The article was published just this weekend in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Leanring (IRRODL), vol 12, No 7 (2011): which is a Special Issue on Emergent Learning, Connections, Design for Learning. in the end. The paper focuses on MOOCs and mLearning and links it to connectivism in order to suggest that these new formats of education have their chaotic side, but.
Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?
Mobile Learning Edge
OCTOBER 5, 2011
That means organizations need to work with mobile devices, not against them.” An integrated approach that makes mobile devices a component of an organization’s overall enterprise security strategy is better than point solutions. Two questions: Do you let employees use their personal mobile devices for learning? How do you protect company information on their device? And, I recently saw an “opt-out” plan for diabetics’ patient info-sharing. All of this got me thinking: how is my family doctor able to monitor my health? link].
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
Today, mLearnCon 2011 opens it doors to hundreds of visitors from in and around the US. This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. Mobile Learning has been on our minds and for all the right reasons. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning? But what next?
Infographics for Social Media
Mobile Learning Edge
MARCH 7, 2011
Five social networking and social media infographics that have application to mobile learning: both within an organization and between a company and it’s clients from CreativeFan’s list of 60 great infographics for social media. Even more interesting is that 76 percent of executives check these social sites at least once per day. Mark Horton, Socialcast ). elliance.com.
Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
This was followed by my book, The Mobile Learning Edge (McGraw-Hill, 2010), and, most recently, Clark Quinn’s new book on this topic, Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance (Pfeiffer, 2011). My book was aimed at decision-makers and buyers in business and governmental organizations. Springer, 2010). It will appeal only to other academics.
Mobile Learning Edge
AUGUST 4, 2011
Based on; your body, your learners, your organization, your terrain. 2. I love to run. Yet, I have suffered injuries so I am cautious and curious about any fads as I train. The The new fad is the “barefoot running shoe. It is supposed to be great and if you truly are a runner you apparently should have a pair of these barefoot shoes. For our purpose, training for the body with these new shoes and training for the mind using mobile learning has been met with the same excitement and divided opinions. Yet, those who do it right, rave about it and intrigue the masses. Cross Train.
Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Even though some large organizations have started using mobile technology to empower their workforce, for most others the question still remains – how do we actually use it in the workplace? Training departments are unsure how to design, develop and implement a successful mLearning strategy that works for their organizations. Note: Survey closes on 30th September 2011.
Measuring Quality in eLearning through 33 indicators
APRIL 19, 2011
The structure of the instrument is identical to the sections in the guide and are organized into six sections. Quality Assurance (QA) hits all of us at some point, but QA in eLearning is fairly new. I was looking for something else when coming across this nice quality assurance online manual that is the result of a European Research on quality assurance.
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
It presents some of our own posts in an organized, sequential fashion. Is it a fad or something you really need for your organization? Mobile learning is in the air. It’s the buzz word in training these days and you can’t escape all the noise surrounding it. At Upside Learning, we have been doing a fair bit of mobile learning for more than two years now. What is Mobile Learning.
Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning. So I got my first challenge : can a massive, open, online course be organized on the topic of mLearning, which would be able to keep more participants motivated and not drop out? The date will follow later as well, but. we are well on our way.
Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?
MARCH 23, 2011
Companies are waking up to the fact that these are valid learning and support tools, with many large organizations like Ford already delivering support to their front line sales teams via iphones and ipads. Well for many organizations it already has. Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? So has the dream now become the reality?
#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance
JANUARY 21, 2011
It might well be that after you screen the forum with SNAPP, you can see that someone else in your organization offers just as much help or support, just because they know the subject. As such you can give a bonus, or a different function to that active employee and stimulate knowledge transfer in your organization. Here is where SNAPP comes in. So how does it work?
Read #MobiMOOC team's best #paper award for #mLearning research
OCTOBER 20, 2011
At the beginning of 2011 I got the idea of organizing a mLearning course, simply because there was no open and free course available. What a thrill it has been. Taking up the Massive Open Online Course format to design the couse felt logical. The course was entitled MobiMOOC and. off it went. So we are now seven members in the MobiMOOC research them (alphabetical order): Sean C.
3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems
JULY 4, 2011
From the organization’s perspective aides identification and establishes clearly from data the ‘knowledge leaders’, ‘lead contributors’, ‘participants’, ‘searchers’, ‘consumers’, ‘observers’ and ‘passives’. 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. Take with a liberal pinch of salt please.
Organizational Trust, Learning & Collaboration
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Consider the importance of maintaining established organizational trust and take actions to preserve it through a well planned training program that is integrated into the functions of the organization as well as providing targeted and relevant information. Offering the latest and greatest training fad program may be wonderful for morale … for a while, but once the luster has worn off, and the support provided by the organization begins to wane, learners begin asking questions. Thinking about implementing a mobile training program into your company? Jeffrey May, 2009).
Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
The organizations of today need to be more agile than ever to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. The need of the hour is — technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically. The Challenge. The Solution. Summing It Up. Mobile Learning: ?
5 Calls for #papers or #proposals on #elearning and #mLearning mix of corporate and #academic
OCTOBER 6, 2011
When calls for papers enter my mailbox, I organize them and. Learning Solutions conference and expo (big conference) When: March 21-23, 2012 Where: Orlando, Florida Deadline for submissions: 14 October 2011 Read the submission instructions and submit your proposal today. Deadline for interest registration : October 14, 2011 Deadline for proposal submission : November 1, 2011 More information: www.sirca.org.sg Pre-application Registration Applicants must register by October 14, 2011 via email at email@example.com prior to submitting a proposal application.
My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
There was a lot of excitement with new announcements such as LG’s 3D phone, Sony’s Experia Play, HTC ChaCha and Salsa devices with integrated Facebook, new Samsung devices and lots of tablets from companies such as HTC with their Flyer, Samsung which includes a pen, Motorola’s Xoom and RIM’s PlayBook, all trying to distinguish themselves from the absent iPad. I was honored to serve as a judge for the Mobile World Congress 2011 16th annual Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best mLearning Innovation. This event grew to over 220,000 attendees and over 20,000 vendors. The U.S.
#Mobile design webcasts by @bdconf
DECEMBER 27, 2011
Breaking development is organizing a variety of mobile conferences and webinars and as I was going through their September 2011 mobile webcasts, some of the videos got my attention. Create the best experience for all the audiences" Breaking Development April 2011: Beyond the Mobile Web from Breaking Development on Vimeo. Great stuff. mobile design
mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011
JANUARY 7, 2011
As security and control issues for enterprise-grade mlearning solutions are mitigated to infosec’s satisfaction, BYOD policies can actually save organization tremendous amounts of money every year. suspect we’ll see Apple conceding some nominal but measurable market share to the new crème of the crop and this will drive most enterprise organizations to need to support multiple tablets in much the same way they support multiple smartphones for their enterprise mobile learning initiatives. Better Devices. Way Faster Networks.
Register for the Plymouth eLearning conference organized by Steve Wheeler
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
The wonderful and enlightened Steve Wheeler is organizing the 6th Plymouth e-Learning conference that will last for three days: 6, 7, and 8 April 2011. The central theme for this years conference will be: Learning in a Connected World , which is a hot topic by all means. hope some of you got your papers in, and if not, you can still just come over and join the conference. This is a keynote I look forward to, as E.A. Draffan frequently pushes me to remember people with different abilities when I build e/m-Learning projects. will learn a lot, I am sure (and happy).
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
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. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow. Contact them directly to sign up for the official beta of Claro too! Storyline from Articulate.
Upside2Go – Changing The Game
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Upside2Go will be formally unveiled at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, on 3rd February at 1.00 PM (local time) by Amit Gautam, Director of Technology Solutions at Upside Learning. Explaining the nuances of the system, the session will showcase Upside2Go’s ability to help organizations manage learning for their mobile workforce effectively – anywhere, anytime. Key Features Of Upside2Go.
Call for papers for mLearn2011 in Beijing, China
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
this year it will be organized in China! The 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning will be held in Beijing, 18 - 21 October 2011. The mLearn 2011 paper submission system is now open - https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mlearn2011. There is an opportunity to be invited to deliver the keynote speech at mLearn 2011 as well. The mLearn conference (supported by IAmLearn ) always guarantees real good research and discussions on mLearning and contextual learning. And the great thing is. conf=mlearn2011. Download the paper template here.
#unesco_mlw #mLearning thoughts picked up in between sessions
DECEMBER 16, 2011
STeve Vosloo (@stevevosloo) just arrived at UNESCO five weeks ago and he is in full swing organizing this symposium and getting the word out. But for me, I still am hungry, hungry for action, for getting into it, organizing a course, a curriculum, getting all of us stronger. the question is not: will we have teachers, but WHO will be our teachers? will it be the technology?
#MobiMOOC has ended #eduMOOC will start
JUNE 24, 2011
This MOOC is organized by the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield and yes, it will be a great experience. The EduMOOC will start this Monday, 27th of June 2011 and it will cover 8 weeks of intense and powerful educational topics. The MobiMOOC experience was (and is still) a blast. Tomorrow. Online Learning Today 2. mooc edumooc
Get money for your #educational idea #HASTAC #MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition 4 accepts stage one applications
OCTOBER 19, 2011
I f you are part of an educational organization (institute, ngo.) Stage Two: Badge Design and Technical Proposals Deadline: January 12, 2012 Whoshould apply: Organizations, teams, or individuals skilled in the designof badge systems and implementation of badge technology. So get your stage one application in order and send it out. For full webinar schedule visit [link].
Help us #save new born babies lives by using #mobile devices for #ultrasound
JULY 25, 2011
"Why not save the lives of new borns by making use of mobile devices that can be used for ultra-sound?" with this simple idea my wonderful and inspiring colleagues Vincent De Brouwere and Fabienne Richard started a quest to get a new mobile project up and running. If we get enough votes, the project will be funded by the Belinda and Bill Gates foundation. Thanks in advance!
Mobile Learning: The natives
Mobile Learning Edge
MARCH 4, 2011
But what does that mean when it comes to implementing mobile learning within an organization, especially as (perhaps this is too suggestive of the generation I’m from) mobile devices are getting more and more user friendly? Is disparity within our workforce’s experience and knowledge of mobile tools even a challenge to overcome? Are We Wired For Mobile Learning?
Any innovative #mLearning thoughts on education for development regions? #unesco_mlw
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Today is the start of the first mobile symposium on learning organized by UNESCO. Well, some conferences do organize pre-conference discussions (OERu, Networked learning…). It is a joyous occasion, and I have been looking forward to it for weeks. Or more personally, can I make a difference, can any one person make a difference in such a large gathering of experts?
OER: open educational resources an UNESCO intitiative #OERU and a critical view
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Tony Bates organizes his thoughts in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. This will be a foundation meeting, and the timing is: Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 9am to 5pm NZDST ( world time for meeting start) Venue: Council Room, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand ( map ) Streaming: Detail to be announced. Before giving you more information on the initiative, a philosophical view.
Warm wishes to all: how the potential to learn and network blessed me this year
DECEMBER 22, 2011
Isaak for showing me how natural learning is and that it occurs organically and informal, and I thank all of the gods and the universe out there for Ciska, for always being there, supporting me and trusting that my mind will learn how to cope with any new challenge. luckily life suddenly stopped me from racing. My own mortality hit me like a brick wall. I am living on borrowed time!
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
We do sense that mobile web apps will start to take their rightful place when looking to support an organization’s external learners (e.g., Once everyone has the right devices and organizations accept the mandate to provide training, performance support and business communications via mobile, what will compel learners to participate and keep them engaged when there are so many distractions like Facebook , Twitter , Farmville and mobile shopping? So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Access Points Diversify. Summary.
Looking for #online course tutor/developer in Belgium: send your resume and join the #eLearning team
JULY 18, 2011
Thee Unit Infectious Diseases is organizing di fferent courses some of which are developed as e-learning courses. The latter are organized with experts from the North and the South, including former students from ITM. position has opened for a course organizer to manage the interactions between all stakeholders. organize blended learning with institutions in the South.
New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1
JANUARY 31, 2011
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. Let's take a quick look at both companies and their respective offerings: Rapid Intake's mLearning Studio. Moreover, we really like what we see in their "version 1.0"