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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. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

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”.

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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

Upside Learning

Mobile learning can come in varied forms; in that sense, it is very similar to eLearning and organizations must consider carefully what they are looking to do with in the mobile learning space. 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.”

May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

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

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.

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

Upside Learning

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?

5 Calls for #papers, presentations or/and proposals for #mlearning and #eLearning

Ignatia Webs

If anyone is organizing a conference, workshop. feel free to send it to me @ignatia I will gladly add it to the next call for papers post. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries. eLearning Africa is the premier gathering place for all experts and stakeholders engaged or interested in ICT-based education, training and development on the African continent.

Measuring Quality in eLearning through 33 indicators

Ignatia Webs

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.

Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Survey

Upside Learning

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.

#IRRODL : Why the #chaos of #MOOC s and #mlearning will be a benefit to #education in the long run

Ignatia Webs

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.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

Upside Learning

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.

Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?

Mobile Learning Edge

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].

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

Ignatia Webs

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.

Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn

Mobile Learning Edge

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.

In Training.

Mobile Learning Edge

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 – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

Upside Learning

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: ?

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

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?

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

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.

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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.

Organizational Trust, Learning & Collaboration

Mobile Learning Edge

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).

5 Calls for #papers or #proposals on #elearning and #mLearning mix of corporate and #academic

Ignatia Webs

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 sirca2@ntu.ed.sg prior to submitting a proposal application.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

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.

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My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

mLearnopedia on Blogspot

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.

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#unesco_mlw #mLearning thoughts picked up in between sessions

Ignatia Webs

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?

#Mobile design webcasts by @bdconf

Ignatia Webs

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

mLearning Trends

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.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

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.

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Help us #save new born babies lives by using #mobile devices for #ultrasound

Ignatia Webs

"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!

Register for the Plymouth eLearning conference organized by Steve Wheeler

Ignatia Webs

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).

Call for papers for mLearn2011 in Beijing, China

Ignatia Webs

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.

#MobiMOOC has ended #eduMOOC will start

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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].

Mobile Learning: The natives

Mobile Learning Edge

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?

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

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.

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Any innovative #mLearning thoughts on education for development regions? #unesco_mlw

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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

Ignatia Webs

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!

How to have an impact and how to make the world a better place through innovative learning?

Ignatia Webs

David raised the idea that we need to look at collaborations between the academic world, companies, non-profit organizations and possible funding agencies to solve some of the world’s high priority issues, pointing towards the Millennium Goals that are only 4 years off and are still hot issues (primary education for all, gender equality,…) The only problem is, what can we do?

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Gary Woodill, Steven Hoober, Josh Campbell and Jeff Tillett talk mobile learning

Float Mobile Learning

We had the opportunity to spend a few minutes talking to some of the speakers at the 2011 Float Mobile Learning Symposium about their thoughts on mobile learning as it [.]. Conferences Float Symposium Pedagogy and Learning Strategy attention well enactive learning mobile learning organizations patterns strategy