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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. 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.

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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?

MLearning and a Global Workforce

Mobile Learning Edge

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.

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.

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?

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.

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).

In Training.

Mobile Learning Edge

Based on; your body, your learners, your organization, your terrain. I love to run. Yet, I have suffered injuries so I am cautious and curious about any fads as I train. 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.

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? Note: Survey closes on 30th September 2011.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

My Reflections on the Mobile World Congress

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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. There was really no other focus on mobile learning at the conference other than an invitation only mLearning Convening Session hosted by the GSMA Development Fund and an open mLearning Business Breakfast hosted by the same organization. For an organization (GSMA) giving awards for the best mobile apps, their conference app was terrible.

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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. To me, the more significant advances introduced at CES 2011 were the formal introductions from the leading carriers of their much anticipated “4G”, high-speed networks.

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.

Upside2Go – Changing The Game

Upside Learning

Upside2Go will be formally unveiled at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, on 3rd February at 1.00 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.

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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?

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?

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New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

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.

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

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This article was originally posted at [link] Posted by admin @ 20 January 2011 0 comments Tags : E-Learning , eLearning , Improve Learning , Mobile Learning Are you interested in receiving e-Learning Courses for Healthcare, which maximize your business performance at reduced costs?

Curation: The Key to Valuable Information

Mobile Learning Edge

Last month, eLearn Mag published a list of staff and contributor’s predictions for mobile learning in 2011. 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.&#.

Jeff Tillett: Organizations and Mobile

Float Mobile Learning

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.

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

Float Mobile Learning

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!

Mobile Commons

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.

Mashable.com Features Mobile Commons Customers

Mobile Commons

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.

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.

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.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

mLearning is Good

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.

New Studies Show that SMS Helps You Stop Smoking

Mobile Commons

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.

5 Tips to Launch Your Mobile Campaign

Mobile Commons

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.

VIDEO: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

Mobile Commons

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. You can view all of the videos (6 total) on the Organizing 2.0

Mobile Commons Launches Integration with Twilio Connect

Mobile Commons

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.

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!

Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement

Upside Learning

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.

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. mLearning is Good , February 1, 2011 Rapid Intake Shout Out: Understanding Mobile Learning: 3 High.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

Upside Learning

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.