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. Both types depend on some form of data to assist the user in performance.

New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support

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The study was very insightful, and the findings support the notion that m-Learning is currently best consumed in the form of performance support material. However, this study does point to mobile performance support, delivering context relevant content quickly and efficiently as a major enabler for productivity. employees used mobile information “for two main purposes: in-field performance support from colleagues and access to late-breaking information”.

Reimagining Learning Strategy, Design and Development for Mobile at Training Conference

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Scott shares practical, creative ways to use mobile for performance support within your organization. Conferences ILT job aids performance support Training Conference

Where Does the mLearning Go?

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But one place that you can really start to help your learners is within the task that the learner is performing. I did a session on this at the eLearning Guild’s latest online forum , and I found that while phone calls and email were the two biggest mobile activities performed by our learners, text messaging and web browsing/searching were right up there. Let’s start with voice calls: Voice calls – how can we support learning before a phone call takes place?

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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Early this month we ran two webinars on “Designing eLearning for Pads (tablet)” A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us! A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. I believe all the design consideration mentioned could be achieved using normal eLearning so why should a company look for mobile learning?

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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. I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?”

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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.

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

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IDOS Blog IDT Roundtable Search Instructional Design for Mediated Education Blog Entry Location-Based Learning by Eruditio Loginquitas One comment 07 January 2010 In higher education, the uses of location-based learning seem to be limited to particular projects. They have been physically embodied from the beginning, and the nuances of learning in that space may be exploited with the design of various types of augmented reality learning.

New Stats on Mobile Usage Continue to Reflect Mobile as Gateway to the Web

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Users will start to look to the mobile device for references, coaching, performance support, etc. Tags: Blogroll Mobile Learning m-Learning mobile landscape mobile learning market mobile technology mobile user experience us mobile learning instructional design Mobile mobile data usage Recent stats from Juniper, ComScore and others point to the rise in data usage with mobile devices. Most industry leaders have been predicting this shift from voice to data from some time.

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 ”.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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One of the most relevant tools (currently) for performance support. Myriad number of operating platforms, device types and variations in supported technologies make it difficult (and at times impractical) to create a unified solution which works well across the board. While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. Adds to complexity in terms of design and development.

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. What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design.

How to Build Online Training Solutions for the Modern Salesforce

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From product knowledge to negotiation skills, online training solutions can equip your staff with instance performance support and a wealth of knowledge while on the job or on the go. Evaluate your sales performance and reports, and analyze customer feedback and ratings.

5 Reasons You Should Check Out Upside2Go’s New Version

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A first, major release since Upside2Go’s launch back in 2011, the new version takes mLearning delivery and performance support to a whole new level. As mentioned in one of our previous blog post s, “ 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.”

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

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Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. John agrees and highlights an emerging trend that companies are identifying use case for PCs, tablets, and mobiles separately to design and deliver appropriate content or information. I believe we’re getting closer to having performance support agents on our mobile devices which I discussed a couple of years ago.

Upside2Go – Now On BlackBerry!

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Further, with Blackberry having attained a strong foothold in the corporate sector, and Upside2Go being specially designed for the mobile workforce, Upside2Go for BlackBerry was a logical extension in order to increase its relevance to corporate mobile workforce. Some of the key features are depicted below: Request a live demo with our team to know how you can bring formal, informal, social and collaborative learning, and performance support to one central platform – Upside2Go.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

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The growth in use and acceptance of intelligent mobile devices in the corporate arena has meant that it was inevitable that the learning industry would eventually embrace these devices to deliver new kinds of learning and support that can be used at the point of need. 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.

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. Ask if you want to push and track content – that means the use of some form of media; these could be simple presentations, animations to more sophisticated simulation/games designed to push content.

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. Seriously Mobile: A Community For Mobile Designers To Learn From Each Other. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

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.

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

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Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. We need to design for this truth. 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. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

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Designers must consider the always on nature of phones which help capture the moment of creative learning and other such factors. The best way to think mobile learning is to think ‘augmentation’ of performance or learning itself – as Clark Quinn argues in his book – Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. When your staff needs just-in-time information to perform better, screen sizes will not matter much.

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

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The workshop was well designed and gave a wide range of information along with templates and charts that could be useful for the beginners and the slightly more experienced professionals in the field. 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. .

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

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Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. Clark Quinn in his book’ Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organisational Performance’, says “…mLearning should be viewed as augmenting your learning or performance…”, which, for me, captures the soul of mobile learning. Support portal for sales (Field Force).

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

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This is why if you are an Instructional Designer and you haven’t paid much attention to mLearning, you need to start now. Again Luke provides great examples of what we have today and other things we can expect in the near future especially around what mobile browsers need to support in comparison to native apps. As Luke says in his book, when designing for the small screen: “there simply isn’t room for anything else.”

Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

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I have experienced all of these challenges from the front lines of enterprise mobile Ed Tech and while new challenges arise all the time, yesterday’s complaints have largely been squelched and progressive organizations of all sizes have attained fantastic, measurable results mobile learning, performance support and business communications. First off, my apologies to all subscribers for being absent for so long in posting anything new to this blog.

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What are the Best Employee Training Tools for Your Business?

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Here in this blogpost, we discuss the different types of employee training tools that companies are using to support their learning and development. Also, it is important to consider other factors such as pricing, features that meet your training needs, and customer support. .

Creating Interactive Training Modules: A Step-By-Step Guide

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While designing a fully immersive course may require you to have the right technical know-how, you can start small with adding basic interactive elements to the course. The digital era has relegated static online courses to the pages of history.

No Escaping Mobile Learning – Webinar Recording & Audience Queries Answered

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Q 8: Is anywhere training type effects the mobile learning option…like it shd be for compliance, soft skills, product training, performance support, assessment…according to you, what shd be best to start with? A: When we design learning interventions, we like to take into account the participant group, their technology habits and a whole lot of other considerations before recommending any sort of instructional or design strategy.

Are Apps the Future of Mobile Learning?

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There are also several mobile learning apps that are specifically designed for learning, i.e. language learning, brain training, etc. While app stores rely on individuals motivated by entertainment or a self-interest in learning, organizational learning is often based around compliance, performance support, productivity and professional development to name a few. As a developer, you constantly look for the “next big thing&#.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

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The many advantages of mobile web apps – like cross platform OS support for iOS, Android and others – will still be mitigated in key areas like security, off-line storage, sync updates, access to device features like cameras (although this is improving in the spec) plus critical infosec concerns like SSO support when disconnected and remote wipe capabilities that just don’t work in mobile web apps yet.

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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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. So, back to a point I had raised in the past couple of posts - a knowledge of learning theory and practice can be a great secret weapon if you happen to find yourself in a discussion on how to design games, apps and experience.

mLearning-World.com: Elliot Masies Learning 2007 Conference

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Saturday, June 16, 2007 Elliot Masies Learning 2007 Conference Its time to register for Learning 2007 Dear Learning & Training Colleagues: You are invited! Learning 2007 is the annual global gathering of learning professionals focused on Learning Changes!

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.

Mobile Phones - So Much More Than a Phone | New Learning Playbook

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SMS - SMS text messages can be used to provide performance support, mentoring, coaching, just in time information product information, or quizzes. Such screens also allow for meaningful amounts of text to be displayed, supporting rapid serial presentation of context-appropriate information. Instructional Design In short, to overcome these challenges, mobile learning needs to differ from eLearning in several respects.

mLearning-World.com: Choose the Right Door

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traditional instructional design models, customized learning content, users choosing their own learning path and measurable learning validation assessment. Traditional Instructional Design Models , such as Gagne’s model fit corporate expectations in that it is a methodical, controlled, timed model that is easily evaluated on.

February Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

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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? Hot Topics Mobile Learning (1024) What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design , February 25, 2011 Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce , February 21, 2011 What Is Mobile Learning?

The Science and Business of Learning: Mobile Learning 101

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Misconceptions- It is device dependent- again, not necessarily, unless the subject matter, and learning design demand specialized features e.g Your educational, and learning partner will invest in learning design research, technology research, and invest in infrastructure after having studied the state of the market, and therefore you would not have to worry about it (they would also think about coverage by a mobile operator when considering solutions)!

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

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Consider the following: 1) We have already developed proven technologies that allow development of very immersive yet very low bandwidth level 4 simulation designs. We need to consider the design that delivers the maximum benefit to the learner and the business. Initially, mobile learning will find it niche in performance support applications — applications that deliver JIT/just-enough knowledge (and skill to a lesser extent) at point of need will offer the greatest return.

Reading the signs | Work, Learn, Play

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In the learning and development world, we go so far as to grant post-graduate degrees in instructional design, incorporating ideas from graphics, psychology, organizational behavior, adult learning theory and various bits of technology research and development, among other specialty areas. Computer-based instructional design went other ways. Think searchable knowledgebases with very well designed taxonomies — no Google style searching required.

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Virtual Worlds News: Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS

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"This will empower learners to meet a community of mobile and virtual visitors, for a wider performance support and learning experience."  Virtual Worlds News « Shocking: Taser Sues Linden | Main | AT&T Maps Your Family With Virtual Earth » April 21, 2009 Giunti Labs Developing Mixed Reality Learning With IRMOS Somehow this slipped by me when it must have initially been announced over the summer. The IRMOS Project is a 36-month,  €12.9