How To Leverage Mobile For Effective Performance Support

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Read up on these 3 major components that will help you deliver performance support in the best way possible. Conferences Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Strategy affordances CHAMPIONS context custom mobile applications mobile mobile affordances performance support target audienceDon't push mobile to the back burner yet.

How To Leverage Mobile For Effective Performance Support

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Read up on these 3 major components that will help you deliver performance support in the best way possible. Conferences Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Strategy affordances CHAMPIONS context custom mobile applications mobile mobile affordances performance support target audienceDon't push mobile to the back burner yet.

JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development

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I mentioned before in one of my posts about the growing use of smart phones application as a form of Just-in-Time performance support; as mentioned before ; I feel eventually technology will enable individuals and not just companies/departments to deliver applications. When developing applications for just-in-time performance support, here are some items I keep on my checklist.

Problems Faced By Miners Made Easier With Mobile Learning Applications

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A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

Problems Faced By Miners Less Painful With Mobile Learning Applications

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A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

Problems Faced By Heavy Equipment Operators Made Easier With Mobile Learning Applications

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A video on how mobile learning applications have helped workers do their jobs better through performance support. Mobile Apps case studies just-in-time learning performance support videos

iBreathe, An Innovative Application to Allow Military Men and Women to Relax

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Reading about iBreathe at Information Week gets me thinking about the combination of real-time performance support and learning and how it integrates so well on the mobile device. I’ve never used this application of course, but the idea of it is very cool. This is the type of application offers video to teach learners about breathing techniques to help them relax when confronted with a stressful situation.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

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I think mobile applications are the game changer for training. For me, it shifts the focus from ‘Training’ to ‘Performance Support’. In my interactions with various business owners & training managers I’ve found a performance support initiative gets the management nod more easily as compared to a training initiative. Evidently, the management believes the advantage of a performance support initiative is immediate, and promises better ROI.

Learning On Tablets At Emirates Airlines

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It can be quite hard to find examples of tablets being leveraged for performance and learning in the public domain. Emirates is using tablets coupled with custom developed applications as performance support tools for crew-members. Most companies are quite cagey about how they are using tablets and related technology for learning; to be honest, I don’t see why, but that is another matter altogether.

What the Army is Doing in Mobile Learning

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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. The article lays out a few of the applications that can be looked at as training applications.

A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

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One such project I was a part of recently, was developing a ‘ Mobile Learning Decision Path, ‘ which was produced by Adayana Government Group in collaboration with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). While Allison provided insight on the sections about Performance Support, I worked on a conversion scenario, in order to illustrate best practices for transitioning from e-Learning to mobile Learning.

Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension

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Part of this equation is the importance of aligning the workforce, identifying, grooming and retaining talent is critical and therefore maintaining performance skills, knowledge and motivation levels are all key components of sharpening that competitive edge! We believe mobile learning will play an extremely important role in enabling organizations to support their people manage and retain their competitive edge – check out our earlier webinar “ No escaping mobile learning ”.

Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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Mobile device based follow-up could increase retention and aid application of knowledge and skills. Performance Support Agents. The link between training and performance is long winded and most often than not unclear. Many an attempt at proving the ROI of training programs have been misplaced financial calculations at best, as they don’t really take into account the real impact a training program makes in contributing to business performance.

Ideology

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Well, my hope is to use this space to explore mobile learning applications in the context of my overall framework of "inspiring innovation" through integration. I admit it, I am enamored with the technology at times, but I always try to frame it in the context of human performance and organizational objectives for businesses, schools, military, etc.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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This has been possible due to a variety of factors – better, faster, cheaper smartphones, the advent of tablet computers, and an increasing awareness of the benefits and applicability of mobile learning. Devices getting faster and better, with increasing memory and storage capacity making it possible for complex applications to reside on devices. One of the most relevant tools (currently) for performance support.

Leveraging Mobile Learning For Sales Training

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What makes Upside2Go a good Performance Support System? It seamlessly integrates all the components of the performance support system. Upside2Go : Puts training and performance support where the actual work takes place (Learning on the go). It’s probably easier to push toothpaste back into a tube than convince sales professionals to attend classroom training. Sounds like an exaggeration? Not in my opinion!

Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce

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The global workforce today is confronted with a demanding environment in which to perform. As learning technology evolves and semantic web comes around, learning and performance support through mobile devices is becoming common. Puts training and performance support where the actual work takes place. ? Globalization has changed the paradigms of business dramatically.

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Latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies available

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The Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in the Form of Performance Support System in Higher Education. Leaner Open Modeling in Adaptive Mobile Learning System for Supporting Student to Learn English. Developing Mobile Collaborative Learning Applications for Mobile Users. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue. Most of the articles are on mobile learning.

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. Look for a learning/performance problem and analyze carefully if mobile learning is a possible solution and not the other way round. Collaboration is another area where mobile technology can enhance and support performance and learning. Native application. Vs web application.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

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Assumptions like these often lead to limiting the mobile learning use case to performance support or an insultingly light version of the much more powerful flash-based desktop version of the course. Yelpers can now contribute their useful, funny and cool reviews directly from their Yelp mobile application available today on iOS and coming soon to Android.

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A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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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. From netbooks and web applications to iPods, iPads, and podcasting, Tony has put together practical information for educators.

Kindle on the iPhone

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That won't happen again; as of this morning I downloaded the new free Amazon Kindle application to my iPhone and within seconds I had access to the books I had purchased from Amazon and could now view them on either device -- and sync them between each other should I read on the iPhone and want to continue on the Kindle or vice versa. Perhaps not, but I would consider it mobile performance support and a very useful and exciting development

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Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

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What this means is that you can develop full scale mobile applications with the Flash Authoring Tool and deploy them to devices running Windows Mobile. To see an example application that I created, check out my mobile learning tool called Burst. Burst is a demonstration and performance support tool, but if you look at the capabilities of Flash Lite, you can imagine that it could be used to develop several different learning solutions

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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Experience suggests that mlearning works best in enhancing the social, informal, just-in-time, and performance support solutions/initiatives. Does your learning strategy include a mix of social, informal, and performance support already? Decide on Devices & Platforms to Support. However, web based approach is great if you choose to support a wide range of devices and platforms and building apps for each is not feasible.

Getting Started With Mobile Learning?

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Our sales and consulting team provides guidance and support to prospects to understand mobile learning and take them through the initial steps of evaluation and implementation of mobile learning. Who will handle any needed user support? Performance support. Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems. Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications – An Example. Mobile learning is in the air.

Mobile Healthcare Apps Exemplify m-Learning

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AllOne is the application that patients use to manage their healthcare records and it even offers the ability to look up x-rays and other types of scans on the device so doctors can see them. The applications used in mobile healthcare are also offering performance support and coaching to patients by reminding them to take medicine, record nutritional information (meals, ex.

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

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Upside Learning has supported research bodies like ASTD (Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning In A Connected World) and Towards Maturity ( Mobile Learning at Work ) to bring out independent research reports on mobile learning. To enable learners to carry learning with them for just-in-time performance support (field / technical staff). To supplement eLearning with support material or social/collaborative elements (just-in-time help/reference).

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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Every new version comes with more interactions, more widgets, more timelines, more triggers, more ways of animating text, and more support for all those animations in PowerPoint. I completely understand why it’s convenient to look at mLearning today and want to assign specific learning tasks to it, such as performance support and job aids for example, but I think it’s too early to start limiting mLearning to just these obvious applications.

Addressing Mobile Security with What Else? An App!

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The US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and the Veterans Administration are just a couple of organizations currently building mobile learning applications and all sorts of performance support applications to deliver to their learners (following some serious pilot programs like the Army’s CSDA - check out the videos in the multimedia section to learn more).

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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You can deliver offline as well as online learning elements, performance support and just-in-time information on your learners’ mobile devices and achieve greater learning outcomes. A: The best way to get people acquainted with eLearning on tablets is by identifying any support opportunity that can be provided using tablets and then to create and deliver it via the devices. It seems that some of what you're calling eLearning is really performance support.

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How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

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These present real possibilities to embed m-learning right into the workflow of your learner, making just-in-time learning or performance support possible. The key is to keep the learner in mind and create learning or support elements as the learner would need/use them. . Related posts: The Future Of E-learning Is Mobile – mLearnCon Mobile Learning (mLearning) Applications – An Example Skill-Pill: Just-in-Time Mobile Learning.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

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I no longer look at desktop computing experiences in the way I did before, my expectations for desktop software have completely changed, perhaps this is why I’m so critical in my reviews of software applications, maybe it is because as mobile users we are beginning to expect so much more from vendors of software apps we use every day. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

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

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We would be delivering a Master Class session based on this new platform titled ‘ Mobile Learning and Performance Support with Upside2Go ’, scheduled at 12.45 Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems. A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences.

Are Apps the Future of Mobile Learning?

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In a much more casual way, I also try to observe how people use their mobile devices and what applications they have on those devices. “As of October 2008, there were over 1600 Mobile Learning applications in the [Apple App] store&#. “In just one week after the launch of their Android Market store, there were 24 Mobile Learning applications in stock&# , reference to Google’s recently opened Android Market Store.

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My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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And wherein a typical mLearning deployment was measured in 100s of mobile workers back in 2008 through 2010 and in the 1000s of mobile workers as recently as this past year, the target and committed audience for several active programs is expanding to 25K, 50K and more mobile workers for several planned initiatives we are supporting moving into 2013 – that’s something I’ll categorize as mainstream for sure for a lucky few!

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mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

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And many of these advances drive the potential and increase the affordances of mobile learning and performance support across the enterprise. Tablets ranging in size from pocket minis to full-sized and dockable slates are featured everywhere with many supporting the newer Android 3.0/Honeycomb OS, Windows 7/Phone 7 and even some Linux variations.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

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This makes it possible to deliver just-in-time information, training materials, data collection tools and performance support mechanisms to mobile workers using the tool virtually everyone already has in their pocket or purse – a voice-enabled mobile phone. The incremental costs for these additional services as well as applicable transactional fees (billed by the connected minute) are directly proportional to the number of CellCast calls deployed that are accessed and connected

eLearning Roadtrip: Mobile learning at last?

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Disappointingly, mobile learning applications and performance support tools did not appear on the published list. While the jury may still be out on whether (elearning) courses on cellphones will generate much enthusiasm for mlearning, the fact is that the market formobile content and services for learning and performance support isshowing signs of growth, even as the cell phone market seems to be flattening.

2010 Forecasts

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Already, several financial service firms such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo are exploring using mobile phones to deliver compliance training, product training and performance support/on-the-job aids. One damper on progress has been the diversity and incompatibility of devices, and the lack of Flash on one of them, but this is becoming less of a problem as browser-based applications become available.

Instructional Design for Mediated Education | Blog | Location-Based Learning

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A Very Healthy Market” Mobile learning (m-learning) taps into the mobile web, which is enabled by wireless connectivity, a variety of mobile devices (handhelds, laptops, smart phones, wearable computing devices, and head-mounted devices, among others), GPS-(global positioning system) enablements, and a variety of software applications. Some apps that this presenter mention were Google Goggles (an application on Android 1.6+-enabled

The promise of Mobile Learning is real…but it may not be what you thought it was. |

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A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to explore Mobile Learning concepts and application with some of the definitive experts in the space, including researchers at ADL Co-Labs and practitioners from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. Consider wildly popular applications like the Obama ‘08 tool for iPhone as a possible template for future on-boarding applications.

Change: Working & Learning; Anywhere, Anytime « Coaches Corner

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I suggest you disregard the question of platform and instead think about the work being performed. Once you understand the workflow, check to see if you need to provide details and step-by-step instruction based on specific platforms or applications. Depending on the device, there might be an application that allows scanning, document viewing or access to legal specific applications such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

iPhone 3.0, mobile learning and the ID

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There are many learning industry practice leaders who believe that Apple's iPhone has jump-started the long-anticipated adoption of mobile devices, products and services for learning and performance support. As the mobile web goes, so grow the opportunities for new and improved mobile learning applications. They may be great developers - or artists - or programmers - but they may not have much background with things like performance objectives and learning goals.