Press Release: CHAMPIONS – A Framework for Improving Worker Performance Through Emerging Technology

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The framework helps organizations increase productivity by blending technological innovation with human performance. Press CHAMPIONS context innovations mobile affordances personal use social

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today! A single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days. As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. I believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens.

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Converting eLearning to mLearning? 4 Steps to Set the Wheels in Motion

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In our day to day interactions as eLearning vendors, we are very often asked this question – “How do I convert my legacy eLearning to mLearning?” ” Here are 4 steps to help you go through the process of converting eLearning to mLearning. Content & Context One of the most common Mobile Learning Pitfalls is […]. Mobile Learning Converting eLearning to mLearning eLearning to mLearning

A Parent’s Guide to BYOD: 10 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their BYOD School

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Schools that implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach to technology have taken great care to develop strong policies and guidelines for students using their own devices. Most schools inform the parents, asking them to sign permission forms and BYOD policy guidelines, and spend much time justifying “why” they have a BYOD policy. Yet, schools tend to leave out an important piece: how parents can best support the schools BYOD learning to policies at home.

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Mobile learning: How to choose the best apps

Steve Vosloo

(This article appeared in Education Southern Africa , September 2015). The use of mobile devices to support learning is finally coming of age. While the uptake of mobile phones has been staggering – a full third of South Africans now owns a smartphone – their application in education has, by and large, been limited at scale. Mobile devices, phones in particular, have often been viewed as the antithesis of education.

Typing With Our Thumbs Changes Our Brains

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A recent study suggests that typing on our smartphones changes the relationship between our thumbs and brains. Comic Industry News neuroscience research smartphones

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Contextual Technologies Make Learning Relevant Again

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The first cluster in CHAMPIONS is Contextual. What exactly does this mean? Dorsey Dixon gives us an answer in his latest blog post. Industry News Mobile Apps Research learning theory mLearnCon mobile learning mobile technology performance support symposium

9 Ways Smart Glasses Can Increase Employee Productivity

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Enterprise applications for augmented reality are here, enabling businesses to be more productive. From work site safety to sales, here's how smart glasses can help you. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices augmented reality enterprise mobile learning Epson Moverio Google Glass ODG R-6 smart glasses workplace performance

5 Tips To Help Designers Create Assets for Mobile Development

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Designing for mobile development can be daunting. Here’s how you can save time and support your developers. Mobile Development mobile design UX Xcode

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#ATD2015: How The 23 Mobile Learning Vendors Are Like LEGO Building Blocks

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Only a fraction of exhibitors offer mobile learning, and even fewer are using mobile’s unique capabilities. These 23 vendors leverage mobile’s building blocks for exceptional mobile learning. Conferences ATD ATD 2015 vendors

How Personal Technologies Enable Individualized Performance Tools

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What does personal technology in the workplace have in common with Netflix and your local home improvement store? Find out here! Mobile Development Pedagogy and Learning CHAMPIONS learning management system LMS Netflix performance support user-generated content workplace performance

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#SXSW2016 Panel: Augmented Reality’s Potential in Work Environments

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Vote for our proposed panel consisting of members from Qualcomm, the U.S. government, and Float to hear how augmented reality can change how we work and live. Conferences augmented reality

3 Reasons Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Gamify Your Mobile Apps

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Get the full Slideshare presentation from Scott’s presentation on using game elements in mobile learning apps at Learning Solutions 2015. Conferences Mobile Apps Mobile Strategy gamification Learning Solutions

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4 Challenges Designing Augmented Reality Applications for Smart Glasses

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The transition from desktop to mobile computing required a new approach, and so does the transition from traditional mobile devices to smart glasses and other wearable technology. Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy augmented reality Google Glass intent ODG R-6 smart glasses

4 Use Cases for Enterprise Wearable Technology

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Wearables at home, wearables at work, wearables everywhere - we get it. But are you ready to discover what some of the most pivotal uses for wearables are? Industry News construction context customer service Google Glass health care Mobile Enterprise smart glasses use cases warehousing wearables

Interested In The xAPI? Attend Camp At Connections Forum In Orlando

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If xAPI is on your organization''s roadmap for 2015, you owe it to yourself to get to Orlando and soak in the spec, as well as the sun. Conferences Experience API Connections Forum Learning Solutions xAPI Camp

3 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses You Should Know About

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Smart glasses can be used to improve employee performance. In this first of three posts, we review the hardware with which we''ve been experimenting. Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Research Android augmented reality Epson Moverio Google Glass ODG R-6 smart glasses wearables

Performance Support a Major Theme Among Exhibitors at mLearnCon 2015

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From a patient intake system to a literal wall of patents, here are 14 custom solutions in performance support that you have to see to believe. Conferences conferences mLearnCon performance support

Introducing Float

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As we wind down 2015 and head into a brand-new year, I wanted to tell you about Float’s big news and our upcoming transformation. The big news (at least from our perspective): Float Mobile Learning has become Float. As Float’s managing director, I’d like to share a bit more about our new name and look, … The post Introducing Float appeared first on Float. Press Float

5 Rapid-Fire Tips For Effective Mobile Learning Development

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View this post and slide deck to learn more about how you can develop your future applications in the mobile enterprise. Conferences Mobile Development Mobile Strategy User Experience mLearnCon Online Learning Conference UI user-centered design UX

Making the Shift to Mobile Performance Support at #mLearnCon

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Performance support has finally gained traction as a use in mobile learning, and there are 17 sessions at mLearnCon 2015 that can show you why. Conferences eLearning Guild mLearnCon performance support wearables

3 Reminders for Powerful Performance Support

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Effective performance support mobile learning is a balance of new thinking and fresh strategy, and also taking advantage of the existing training and processes you have in place. Mobile Strategy conversion ILT job aids performance support videos

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

High-Speed Computing Fuels The Speed Of Change

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The business world is always changing. The CHAMPIONS framework can help your organization adapt to those changes with ease. Industry News Mobile Strategy Pedagogy and Learning User Experience CHAMPIONS content strategy Learning Everywhere mobile technology performance support

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

How to Integrate Mobile Technologies Into the Classroom

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Mobile expert and author Chad Udell shares his experience speaking to an international audience on how to use mobile technologies in the classroom. Conferences Mobile Apps Pedagogy and Learning education Green Team

6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

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OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? For me, the answer is a whole lot, perhaps too many. I have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. What about you, how many devices do you own? If you answered more than one, we are not alone here.

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10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]

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The more I test #AdobeCaptivate 8 for my Review, the more I realize this is the version for #mLearning I’ve been waiting for! eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015. When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. Articulate for example has gone the native app route for deploying learning projects to tablets and HTML5 for smartphones like the iPhone and the Moto X.

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The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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“Inspiration Exists but it has to Find You Working” – Pablo Picasso. There are many great blog posts out there about Mobile Learning Myths and not a single one mentions what I think is the biggest misconception about Mobile Learning. The majority of the myths mentioned out there include things like: You cannot condense real learning into the smaller screens. Mobile Devices are too distracting for providing effective learning.

How To Leverage Mobile For Effective Performance Support

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Don't push mobile to the back burner yet. 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 audience

How Mobile Technology Untethers Networks

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Dorsey Dixon breaks down how mobile has changed the workplace for the better, and how you can do it yourself. Mobile Apps Mobile Development

5 Factors to Consider While Choosing an App Type for Learning

Upside Learning

Today, there’s an app for just about anything; from shopping to news to games, learning and beyond! And there are different types of apps that you can create – native, hybrid, or web. ‘Which of these is the right app type for you?’ ’ We believe the below mentioned factors can help you in selecting the […].

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The Multi-device World Is Evolving!

Upside Learning

It’s no secret that we live in a multi-device world. Google was one of the first to talk about this in its 2012 report titled ‘The Multi Screen World’ However, since the publishing of the Google report, the world has changed quite a bit. Let’s have a look at 3 key trends that indicate this […]. Mobile Learning elearning in a multi-device world Multi Screen World Multi-device World

How to evaluate apps and websites for meeting your classroom needs

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While it can be exciting that there are so many apps and websites for learning content, it can also be daunting and overwhelming to busy teachers. Fortunately there has been a wave of new websites that help teachers locate apps to meet their curricular needs. Two of them include CommonSenseMedia has just launched Graphite and EdSurge. Both of these databases can be searched along the lines of theme, age, standards, and content (amongst other options).

Why You Should Be Using The Power of Social Technology

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If everyone is talking about it, it has to be the real deal. It’s time to make your social presence known in the enterprise. Industry News CHAMPIONS communication social learning social media social network

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Ambient Information at the Point of Need

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Why are fitness bands so intuitive? Ambient Intelligence. Read what Dorsey Dixon has to say about using ambient tech in everyday life. Pedagogy and Learning User Experience performance support wearables