Virgin Atlantic Using Google Glass for Performance Support

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Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support Virgin Atlantic wearable technology The airliner is in the midst of a six-week pilot test to help deliver more personalized experiences to air travelers using wearable technology.

The Power of Mobile Learning for Performance Support

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Learn more about how to use mobile devices to help people do their jobs better by attending Scott McCormick''s Learning Solutions session next week. Conferences Mobile Strategy eLearning Guild Learning Solutions performance support

Mobilize Your Sales Team via Performance Support

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Upside Learning is bombarded on a daily basis with queries from companies prepared to leverage the capacity of mobile learning via the devices (yes, BYOD is here to stay folks) their people own and check constantly throughout the day. Mobile Learning Performance Support

3 Examples of How to Use Google Glass for Performance Support

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Industry News Mobile Devices Google Glass performance support Firefighters, surgeons, and medical professionals are some of the first to pilot Google Glass to help them do their jobs better.

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.

Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems

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This post specifically talks about how a Mobile Learning Platform can be used as an effective Performance Support System. What is a ‘Performance Support System’? 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. It seamlessly integrates all the components of the performance support system.

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. Here are some main highlights: “surveyed 400 employees about their use of mobile devices to access company information&#.

4 Examples Of Augmented Reality in the Enterprise

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Industry News Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy augmented reality Cydalion performance support Tango Translate use casesAR is more than just entertainment. Here’s how brands and companies are leveraging AR in: retail, training, operational and tactical, and navigation. The post 4 Examples Of Augmented Reality in the Enterprise appeared first on Float.

Where Does the mLearning Go?

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Task based learning with mobile devices. . But one place that you can really start to help your learners is within the task that the learner is performing. I wanted to know what the learners within my group were doing with their mobile devices… so I asked them, and I got some good answers. These results may not surprise you, I guess I figured that communication would be one of the most useful functions of a mobile device!

SMS for Mobile Learning

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The PollEverywhere service allows your learners to respond to polling questions through SMS and a web interface for devices equipped with a modern browser. You can also setup a support number for learners. Learners could send texts to that number and receive feedback from an expert or a group of support personnel. Think about how you can support your eLearning and mLearning resources. SMS for mobile learning.

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Three Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Workplace Learning

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I’m of the opinion that there are 3 primary types of usage for mobile devices in the context of learning. Mobile devices are perfect to add to a blend in your training program. Regardless of whether it’s a pre-class micro-course (5 -10 min) or a post class follow-up in the form of summaries, scenarios that help learner apply some of what they learnt; quizzes (you can even track scores if you wish), mobile devices work perfectly well. Device to Access Information.

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

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This is a good thing if you’re hoping to develop or port e-Learning content to Windows Mobile Devices. 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. Think simulations, games and other traditional Flash e-Learning on your mobile device. Of course, there are several platforms for mobile development, Java being the most prevalent amongst all devices.

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Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Learning

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And since employees are most likely to have their mobile device with them at all times, their situational awareness would be improved by using your application on their device. If you’re an instructional person and you’re reading this, you may be struck by how much these examples and ideas sound more like performance support and productivity applications than learning applications and you would be right. Enterprise Mobility.

Why eLearning On Tablets?

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It is the intersection of mobile device consumption and eLearning that incorporates anytime, anywhere resources to deliver meaningful performance support for effective learning and performance improvement. Mobile is the future of workplace learning. That is far beyond a mere statement, mobile learning is transforming our societies, professional curriculums – even the education system.

Putting Handheld Devices to Work in Mobile Learning

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In his blog post from last week, Amit Carg, an eLearning professional and co-founder of Upside Learning , a learning solutions firm, identified three essential ways mobile devices can assist with the continued education of employees: 1. As performance support agents. Micro-blogging and social media on mobile devices. Performance support and coaching.

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. The rollout involves about 1000 devices. 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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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. 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.

Why Not A Snapguide For Your Workplace?

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The link between training and actual performance is often long drawn and fuzzy, while the one between performance support and performance is quite direct and immediate. That’s a true just-in-time support-plus-learning ecosystem helping staff perform better enabled by learning assets. Last year we had written about how mobile learning platforms can be leveraged as performance support systems.

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 ”.

New Mobile Learning Research

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It looks at the current landscape of mobile learning in the world in which the ubiquity of mobile devices seems to have created a perfect environment for delivering learning solutions to our workforce, where and when they need it. The key findings in the report are: Less than one third organizations deliver learning content via mobile device, despite its high correlation with both the Learning Education Index and Market Performance Index.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

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Practical, affordable and exciting devices available to enable learning on mobile. 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. It requires a skill-set that includes instructional and media design competencies for mobile device, and interface & user experience design skills.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

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With the availability of just-in-time access to information through mobile computing devices (including tablets ) the notion of knowledge (sometimes a.k.a. 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.

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.

How to Build Online Training Solutions for the Modern Salesforce

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With online training solutions , your entire sales team can access training materials at any time and anywhere, on the device of their choice. Evaluate your sales performance and reports, and analyze customer feedback and ratings.

Ideology

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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. I like to focus on the potential for performance support applications and particularly, active learning where the mobile device user.

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.” 3.Better Device Space Management.

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. Here’s the slide deck/video from that webinar: Tablets as part of mobile learning mix : although not the same as mobile phones, tablets are included in the study as part of mobile learning devices. Not many organizations are looking to deliver full courses on mobile devices. .

Leveraging Mobile Learning For Sales Training

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A good mobile learning platform provides users with a mobile enabled environment where they can access the training activities in the form of videos, podcasts, eLearning courses, quizzes and evaluation surveys and also enables them to use their mobile device to share knowledge with others (within or outside their team) in real-time. What makes Upside2Go a good Performance Support System? It seamlessly integrates all the components of the performance support system.

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. Audience profile: How do your learners use their mobile devices? Does your learning strategy include a mix of social, informal, and performance support already? Decide on Devices & Platforms to Support. You should expect mobile devices from 3.5”

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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New Hot List: Mobile Learning Content Community

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PERFORMER Support: Learning @ the Moment of Need: M-Learning vs. M-Support mobile learning on a PSP | The Real Projects blog When a Mobile Device Becomes a Digital Lifeline Downes, serialized RSS feeds and micro learning Practicing what your preach. Keywords: Performance Support Technology Development Future BlackBerry Adobe iPod iPhone eBook Books Presentations Software Games Notes on the weekly hot list.

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. Using Mobile Devices and Gaming as a Means of Building Vocabulary. GPS Navigation and Tracking Device. The International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) (Volume 5, Issue 4, 2011) has just published its latest issue.

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

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I see this happening everywhere, including in organizations planning a Learning Strategy around mobile devices and desktops. 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. Nowadays, people are more mobile savvy and are becoming used to contributing long-form content directly from their device.

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Upside2Go – Now On BlackBerry!

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BlackBerry is amongst the few mobile device manufactures who have continued to rule the roost in spite of this continuous upsurge. 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. We launched Upside2Go (for the iPhone) back in February this year.

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. Also factor in their use of and comfort with mobile devices. Collaboration is another area where mobile technology can enhance and support performance and learning. Have a target device, allow for graceful degradation.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

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The range and use of devices from the ipad, tablet, smartphones and android devices has exploded over this period. These devices have quickly become tools for business providing users with instant access to information at the point of need, be it in the office, on the move or at home. For as mobile devices offer universal web access, there are instant opportunities to deliver content. Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction?

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. The State of Mobile America , Lee Rainie provides a look at some of the most recent survey results obtained by the Pew Internet Project on mobile computing and the use of handheld devices.

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. What content is already on hand that could be made easier to access via mobile devices? Who will handle any needed user support? We believe there are 3 ways to use mobile devices in workplace learning. - Performance support. Mobile learning is in the air.

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

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I believe ‘real’ mobile learning is much more than just learning on a mobile device. 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).

Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning

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This is the most common misconception about mlearning which leads you to evaluate how to implement elearning on mobile devices. Sure some ‘learning’ can be delivered on mobile phones especially when spacing learning events/interventions or as part of a blended program – one of the three ways in which mobile devices can broadly be used in workplace learning. When your staff needs just-in-time information to perform better, screen sizes will not matter much.

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

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This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. 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. The more devices you have for testing, the better. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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

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Recent stats from Juniper, ComScore and others point to the rise in data usage with mobile devices. Basically, this means that more people are using their mobile devices to gain access to the web and do things that they used to do from their PC or in many cases, they are doing things they have never done before because they are accessing the web when they are mobile. The data reinforces how smart-phone users are using their devices.