Mobilize Your Sales Team via Performance Support
AUGUST 13, 2014
And while there are still some organizations that require more education before moving forward, more and […]. Mobile Learning Performance Support 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.
I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
The webinar covered how nonprofits can use SMS campaigns to engage their supporters with mobile. Watch the video below for mobile usage statistics, best practices for integrating mobile into campaigns, and examples of past and ongoing campaigns from Greenpeace USA and other large nonprofit organizations.
How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives
JULY 31, 2015
After a person donates, you can send a follow-up text thanking them for their services, or even conduct a survey in order to get feedback on your organization. The post How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives appeared first on Mobile Commons. How Sweden’s blood banks use text messaging to engage donors. Text messaging for blood donation centers.
SMS Nation: Mobile Strategists, Renewing Library Books, And Child Services Support
MARCH 30, 2015
It’s not really news that text messaging is now a major communication channel between organizations and consumers. According to an article on Mobile Marketing Watch , “75% of companies have created roles to unify, manage, and deploy mobile strategy across the organization.”. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services uses text messaging for child support services.
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. has disavowed Flash and refuses to support it on. as built-in support for video). date in 2011, offers an offline delivery solution that syncs with an organization’s LMS. began. With competition from Google, Blackberry (RIM), Microsoft, and HP heating up.
Organizational Trust, Learning & Collaboration
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
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. That same trust must be sustained – members of a team must be able to trust their colleagues and your systems of information sharing to provide them with the information and support they need to do their jobs while mobile. Thinking about implementing a mobile training program into your company? Jeffrey May, 2009).
Use Text Messaging to Move Supporters Up Your Ladder of Engagement
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
By building a mobile list, your organization can open up a whole new universe for interacting with your supporters. Q: How do you move supporters up your ladder of engagement? To maximize your outreach efforts, your nonprofit should be connecting with supporters on every rung of your ladder of engagement. If you’re a nonprofit, a big part of your focus is progress.
Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools
Cell Phones in Learning
JANUARY 27, 2008
Lately I have come across a lot of free mobile applications that could be used for student organization and management. Therefore many students struggle with being able to manage and organize their academic life. resources that couple with mobile phones to help with organization. I thought I would go ahead and share a few of them. Therefore here are some FREE web2.0
Sierra Club Uses SMS Campaign to Map Environmental Support
OCTOBER 17, 2013
The Sierra Club used a recent speech about climate change by President Obama to engage their base with an SMS campaign designed to create a telling image of national support for the President’s “bold climate plan.”. How Mapping Can Help Your Organization. A map of people’s opinions is a great way to gauge support for policy ideas. Montgomery, Alabama.). It is about time!
Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement
APRIL 30, 2012
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. Why are organizations apprehensive? What makes BYOD popular? What does this mean for mlearning?
New Mobile Learning Research
JUNE 5, 2012
The report is based on the analysis of responses to an ASTD/i4cp survey of over 500 business and learning professionals apart from insights gathered from interviews conducted with representatives of several organizations in Feb/Mar’12. Mobile learning enhances the learning function through performance support. Mobile Learning
MLearning and a Global Workforce
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 24, 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. The need of the hour is —technology that enables organizations to distribute “just-in-time” updates that are both targeted and tracked. Mobile Learning, Bhat suggests, can provide instant support as well as reinforce other learning formats as mobile devices have become so much a part of our business lives. Bhat, 2011). Industry Learning Technologies
You’ve Implemented Mobile Learning – Now How Do You Sustain Interest?
APRIL 3, 2014
One of the things I always like doing is talking to our customers about 6 months after our mobile performance support tool (Upside2Go) has been implemented in their organization. A common thread I've noticed is there is a lot of initial excitement/activity during the mobile app roll out period the first few months. Yet as […]. Mobile Learning
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
Frankly, most organizations can benefit from mlearning, given that the real needs of a specific organization are identified so that the most appropriate solutions can be implemented. Even with an established need, some organization may not be ready to embrace mlearning. How will you leverage it in your organization? Decide on Devices & Platforms to Support.
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
Mobile learning can come in varied forms; in that sense, it is very similar to eLearning and organizations must consider carefully what they are looking to do with in the mobile learning space. Collaboration is another area where mobile technology can enhance and support performance and learning. This is somewhat analogous to “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
The Four Stages of Mobile Maturity
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
One interesting aspect I’ve noticed from my research is that organizations move on an evolutionary path as they mature in their adoption of mobile technologies that impact learning significantly. Not all organizations have come along the path equally, some are beginning, some are advanced on the way, some haven’t even started. First mobile devices make an entry into the organizations.
Mobile Learning – The Third Dimension
MARCH 19, 2013
An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. For today’s organizations, the quest for demonstrable ‘competitive advantage’ is unending and seen as the key to success. Cue “mobile learning” – a medium perfectly suited to “support” this. – Jack Welch. Knowledge Retention. Rings a bell?
Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can
Mobile Learning Edge
DECEMBER 17, 2012
Some features mark a significant departure from Twitter functionality, however, that make this an app “designed specifically for learning” The first unique feature is the organization of posts by categories, such as Physics, Basketball, Application Design, and, my personal favourite, Homebrewing (containing one lonely post at the time this article was written – thanks Chad).
Mobile Student Organization and Management Tools
Cell Phones in Learning
JANUARY 27, 2008
Lately I have come across a lot of free mobile applications that could be used for student organization and management. Therefore many students struggle with being able to manage and organize their academic life. resources that couple with mobile phones to help with organization. While the free version really provides all the support students would need, the paid version would allow you to attach files to your organizational list. I thought I would go ahead and share a few of them. Therefore here are some FREE web2.0 It also couples with Jott and Google's Calendar.
Mobile Enables Informal Learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
To support the argument – that informal learning is important – here is a research by Prof Robert Kelley from Carnegie Mellon University, which shows dramatic drop over the years in the percentage of information that the workers need to hold in their heads to get their work done. You can at best support it by providing an environment, which helps informal learning happen.
Why Not A Snapguide For Your Workplace?
APRIL 2, 2012
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. Organizations will leverage this in a big way to make available repositories of small how-to-assets – to be accessed by their staff just when and where they need it. We’ll share a case study on that soon.
Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions
OCTOBER 11, 2012
More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift. Basic interactivities are generally well supported in HTML/can be easily developed using this authoring tool. The current version does not support audio; however, we can add that manually.
Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
My book was aimed at decision-makers and buyers in business and governmental organizations. For managers in corporate training, these examples may be the most valuable parts of the book in that it gives them something to use in arguing for mobile learning within their organization. The past six months has seen the publication of three new books on mobile learning. Springer, 2010).
How the Clinton Campaign Used Mobile Messaging to Engage Supporters During the Presidential Debate
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Knowing they had a national audience, Hillary for America combined text messaging, Twitter, and the mobile web to engage Secretary Clinton’s supporters in real time. Once the debate started, the campaign used text messaging as a broadcast medium to support the candidate, fact check Donald Trump, and raise money for the fight ahead.
Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?
APRIL 16, 2012
Organizations need systems, processes, and managers who can manage the growing mobile workforce effectively. Needless to say the mobile phone and tablets will feature prominently in your learning and training plans – or call it performance support plans if you will. IDC projects the mobile workforce to reach 1.3 billion, up from 1 billion in 2010, which is a staggering 37.2%
Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning
JULY 5, 2012
You don’t even need a lot of interaction either- a simple checklist or a well written text & image file work just as well as a more sophisticated solution for performance support needs. Also the BYOD policies in your organization will affect the security measures you need to adopt. When it comes to mobile learning myths and misconceptions abound. It’s not secure.
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
I’m feeling refreshed and ready for round two with new ideas for my blog, books, courses on mLearning, presentations, and excited to take on a new projects for organizations looking to mobilize their learning. and the new Android Support and Sliders – I’m now working on a review of Storyline 2.0 Here’s a short video: [link]. Storyline 2.0 Kudos to Articulate!
New Report Reinforces Mobile Learning is Best as Performance Support
mLearning is Good
JANUARY 31, 2010
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. We’ve seen examples of compliance training work for other organizations, so there is room in the mobile world for certain types of courseware. However, this study does point to mobile performance support, delivering context relevant content quickly and efficiently as a major enabler for productivity. Employees did not find the mobile courseware to be particularly helpful. It was $10 to download.
A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]
AUGUST 27, 2013
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. ” — Cennydd Bowles (@Cennydd) April 21, 2011.
Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?
MARCH 23, 2011
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. Well for many organizations it already has. Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction?
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
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 This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of their training and development. PM on 21st June. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning?
Getting Started With Mobile Learning?
MARCH 28, 2011
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. It presents some of our own posts in an organized, sequential fashion. Is it a fad or something you really need for your organization? Who will handle any needed user support?
Mobile Learning In The Workplace – Webinar
AUGUST 4, 2014
Back in June, we had informed you about Towards Maturity’s In-Focus report titled 'Mobile Learning In The Workplace', which we had supported. Since its release, the report has garnered huge response, which highlights organizations’ growing interest in Mobile Learning and its implementation in the workplace. One of the reasons we decided to conduct a webinar […]. Mobile Learning Mobile Learning In The Workplace
Everytown & Moms Demand Action Drive 188,000 People to Call Congress in Support of #NoBillNoBreak
JULY 1, 2016
Challenge: How do you turn a mass movement of popular support into real political pressure? But how could gun safety advocates turn a social media firestorm into real political support? Turning Social Support Into Political Pressure The campaign gave a simple and turnkey way for Everytown to transform the massive social support into political pressure.
A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]
JULY 6, 2013
Since leaving Adobe Systems almost two years ago, I have had the great fortune of working on a number of e-Learning and m-Learning projects for different organizations in various industries. 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 – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
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. Puts training and performance support where the actual work takes place. ? The Challenge. The Solution. Summing It Up.
League of Conservation Voters Uses A/B Testing to Learn More About Their Supporters
MARCH 11, 2016
Every organization’s supporters are different – so how do you best communicate with yours? When LCV wanted to build their mobile list, they weren’t sure about the best way to encourage their supporters to sign up. However, we at Mobile Commons have actually seen other organizations have great success with the straightforward ask. And who doesn’t want free stuff?
Mobile Organizing for 2012 – Our Netroots Nation Panel Streaming Live
JUNE 8, 2012
Our CEO Jed Alpert is moderating a panel at Netroots Nation called “Mobile Organizing for 2012: From Elections to Occupy, Anti-Fracking to Arab Spring.” ” The panel will explore how organizations are using mobile to build their political movements, and give practical tips on how to drive phone calls to legislators, build a base of supporters, and move that base along the ladder of engagement. The panelists are: Doug Foote , the Social Media and Campaign Specialist at Working America. Michelle C. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
I think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” The BYOD movement certainly gained momentum in 2011 across a simple majority of enterprise organizations we work with too. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #2. Bullseye!
Are Organizations Missing the True Potential of Social Media Protests?
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Recently, a number of digital flash fires have forced large organizations – even the United States government – to reverse course from unpopular decisions. When people take action on an issue your business or organization supports, they’re opening the door to a sustained relationship. But organizations are missing an opportunity to turn these flash fires of support into permanent campaigns with far-reaching impact. The temporary activists may not stay incensed for long – but they do at least share the organization’s goals. When Bank of America, Susan G.