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Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

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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

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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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May Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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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

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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.

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].

Infographics for Social Media

Mobile Learning Edge

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

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 In The Workplace – Survey

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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.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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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.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

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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.

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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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: ?

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).

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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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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mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

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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.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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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

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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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Mobile Learning: The natives

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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

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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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New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

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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"

Defining Mobile Learning Isn’t Enough | Knowledge Management System (KMS) Blog

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Curation: The Key to Valuable Information

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Last month, eLearn Mag published a list of staff and contributor’s predictions for mobile learning in 2011. Lisa Lisa Gualtieri, eLearn Magazine’s editor-in-chief wrote. “The massive amount of information online needs better curation so that more people benefit from it.&#. Connectivism , “Teaching in Social and Technological Networks&# ).

Jeff Tillett: Organizations and Mobile

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Conferences Float Symposium Pedagogy and Learning Strategy organizations symposiumFloat Learning and Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts teamed up to provide a one-day event focused on mobile on Friday, [.].

Benchmark study in UK shows mobile learning technologies at 39%

Mobile Learning Edge

So, it is not surprising that a UK benchmark study of 600 organizations would show that mobile technologies had a 39% penetration rate. The full study by Towards Maturity will be released on November 10, 2011 and will be available for free. I have been questioned as to whether the many learning uses of mobile reviewed in my book are simply “visionary,&# or are becoming part of the landscape for learning and development professionals. Europe and Japan have always been ahead of North America in terms of innovative uses of mobile technologies for learning. Virtual meetings 65%.

The 6 “P”s of a Successful Mobile Technology Strategy, Part 5

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At this point in your mobile strategy, you have chosen a Platform for your organization, Procured the devices, developed your mobile Policies and Provisioned the devices for deployment. The devices [.]. Mobile Technology Strategy

Earth Day Goes Mobile!

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We’re proud to work with organizations like these who are working to protect our environment. Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate the 41st Earth Day in the United States. Here’s how some of our clients are celebrating the day – and doing great things for the environment year-round too. By texting DOT to 30644, students can pledge their one thing to help the Earth.

Mashable.com Features Mobile Commons Customers

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We were excited to see that four of the five organizations featured use the Mobile Commons platform to create those campaigns. The social media blog Mashable.com yesterday featured a post by Holly Ross , executive director of NTEN , discussing the way that nonprofits are innovating with mobile. Holly writes: Even before that first cup of coffee, an increasing number of us are reaching for our mobile phones in the morning. That makes mobile the perfect fit for non-profits that want to capitalize on every and any moment an individual is inspired to act on behalf of a cause.

Revisiting the Native Apps vs. Web Apps Debate

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That having been said, when it comes to the organic nature of the Internet experience through a web browser, native apps do feel clunky and closed. The biggest challenge for native apps could be to add more of an organic feel and make browsing through various forms of information more fluid and open. This is my second look at the debate between native apps vs web apps. When the topic came up in the interview, Tim Berners-Lee was clearly in favour of web apps. myself tend to use native apps more often on my mobile devices. Both native apps and web apps are improving all the time.

Revisiting the Native Apps vs. Web Apps Debate

The Mobile Learner

That having been said, when it comes to the organic nature of the Internet experience through a web browser, native apps do feel clunky and closed. The biggest challenge for native apps could be to add more of an organic feel and make browsing through various forms of information more fluid and open. This is my second look at the debate between native apps vs web apps. When the topic came up in the interview, Tim Berners-Lee was clearly in favour of web apps. myself tend to use native apps more often on my mobile devices. Both native apps and web apps are improving all the time.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

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As someone who works in the learning world, it’s significant when any organization with hundreds of thousands of learners decides to equip their entire workforce with mobile devices and applications. I’ve been trying to keep up with all of the latest in the US Army’s Connecting Soldiers with Digital Applications (CSDA) program. The big idea behind the program is to leverage mobile devices to deliver information, training, performance support and even intelligence to soldiers to increase their situational awareness.

New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

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If your organization wants to create a similar campaign, we’d love to hear from you. A text a day keeps the cravings away. Two new studies show that text-messaging can “measure and intervene in urges people have during smoking cessation programs.”. Put simply, text messages help people stop smoking. Scientists at the University of Oregon and UCLA used fMRI on 27 smokers to map the areas of the brain where they control their impulses. They then asked the smokers to text in their habits over the following three weeks, as the smokers struggled to quit. All Posts

5 Tips to Launch Your Mobile Campaign

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Mobile campaigns can be extremely valuable for organizations, and the best news is that you don’t need to be chasing the newest technology. Campaigns can be quite different, but we’ve found a number of small steps that are very valuable to organizations starting out with mobile. Today I’m going to share the first 5 steps recommended for organizations getting started with mobile. 1. Once the organization is contracted with a mobile vendor, it is important to set up an integration. for good. Build a mobile list now. Show your boss. 

VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

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Two weeks ago, we hosted our first training with our partners at Organizing 2.0. Below is a clip from our opening session laying out success stories of integrating mobile into union organizing. Jess Kutch, currently the Director of Organizing for Economic Justice at Change.org, tells her story of using mobile to win elections working with SEIU in 2010. Youtube channel.

Mobile Commons Launches Integration with Twilio Connect

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This Functionality Will Let Organizations Run All Their Mobile Communications from One Web Dashboard. NEW YORK, September 21, 2011 : Mobile Commons today announced a new integration with cloud telephony platform Twilio. One organization that will benefit from the new integration is Mobile Commons’ customer WNYC. New Mobile Commons Features Will Pull User Data Directly from Twilio Apps. The integration will give marketers the power to pull user data straight from Twilio-based applications into their Mobile Commons accounts.  We’re thrilled to have them as a launch partner.”.

June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize! The device better fits to me. hotlist hot June

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

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Some organizations have embraced it with open arms while many are still apprehensive about security risks that BYOD poses. No matter what your organization’s view on BYOD is, one thing is certain – the BYOD movement has gathered steam and gained an unstoppable momentum. Why are organizations apprehensive? What makes BYOD popular? What does this mean for mlearning?

February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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Best of Mobile Learning February 1, 2011 to February 28, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce - Upside Learning , February 21, 2011 What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design - Upside Learning , February 25, 2011 What Is 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. Organizations around the world are dealing with increased competition, shrinking margins, and an uncertain economy – with a resultant need to do more with less. Doing More With Less.