JIT Performance Support Mobile App Development
AUGUST 2, 2011
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.
Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
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. Upside2Go: ?
Mobile Commons Launches New Advocacy Product That Instantly Connects Callers With Their Congressional Representatives – press release
MARCH 12, 2013
Mobile Commons today announced the release of a new product, Mobile Commons Advocacy – a plug-and-play tool that makes it easy for organizations to drive phone calls to Congress and affect legislators’ opinions. By instantly connecting hundreds of thousands or even millions of callers to their state and federal legislators, Mobile Commons Advocacy gives groups the power to transform popular support into legislative results. There is no better product to get the legislative outcomes you want,” said Jed Alpert, CEO of Mobile Commons. The supporter’s phone rings.
Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning
APRIL 14, 2010
I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure. They can even re-purpose their adopted product tag line too when that time comes (". Thump !
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
has disavowed Flash and refuses to support it on. as built-in support for video). Note: Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio™ and eLearning Studio™ products create con- tent that can be accessed either online or offline. Note: Rapid Intake’s mLearning Sync™ product, to be released on an unannounced. began. from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. devices?
Mobile Commons Supports Special Language Character Sets
JUNE 29, 2015
Mobile Commons is proud to announce that our platform now supports both the universal ASCII and the GSM language character sets. Customers should also be aware that while most mobile phones support the usage of special characters, there are some exceptions with older feature phones, which may have trouble displaying them in the correct format.
Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement
APRIL 30, 2012
As these employees use more advanced devices and business apps to catapult their productivity, their impatience with technology at their workplace is also understandably increasing. As per a survey conducted by Good Technology in October 2011, 72 percent of its customers were already formally supporting BYOD programs. What makes BYOD popular? Why are organizations apprehensive?
What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]
DECEMBER 22, 2014
However today after several iterations to their products, most vendors have made great strides in reimagining they products, and I’m not so sure I believe that anymore. image credit: table xi. All of these I thought would make it extremely difficult for vendors to overcome. There’s much more work ahead but they are definitely off to a great start. My Question to You.
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. That’s a true just-in-time support-plus-learning ecosystem helping staff perform better enabled by learning assets. What’s great about this is you can do all of this using your phone.
An Honest Assessment of Adobe Captivate 6 [First Impressions]
JUNE 16, 2012
Well, actually I did have an idea of what to expect, or at least I thought I did, since I was part of the initial talks for what would be in the next release of the product, right before leaving the company. The thing is, almost nothing I thought would be in the product ended up making in Adobe Captivate 6. Oh and where’s Tin Can support for tracking mLearning?
The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.
JANUARY 3, 2012
I still remember my excitement six years ago when I received an email from Karl Matthews, then Director of Product Management at Adobe, asking me if I wanted to join his team as Product Evangelist for FrameMaker, RoboHelp and Captivate. You have to believe that the products you are talking about are the very best there is. First and foremost, Happy New Year! Not really.
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.
The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line
MARCH 4, 2014
The Crisis Text Line provides counseling, resources, and emotional support for a wide range of issues that adolescents face every day, from depression to abuse. Teenagers can text in their problems to a hotline and receive text message support from counselors. All Posts Blog Customer News Nonprofit npo Our Products Press Use Cases Read the full article here.
A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links
MAY 28, 2012
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 Worldwide Market for Mobile Learning Products and Services: 2010-2015 Forecast and Analysis. Do note some of these link up to dated articles.
7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Dan writes that: “the difference between a product we love and a product we just tolerate are often the microinteractions we have with it.” ” He also says that: “Products that we love show an attention to detail; the beautiful curves, the satisfying click, the understandable mental model.” The New Articulate Studio ’13. ’ 3. Conclusion.
Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands
Mobile Learning Edge
JANUARY 25, 2011
It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple. For those who are technically minded or interested, another video shows how the the 3D production was done. Here are two examples, both involving mobile.
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
and the new Android Support and Sliders – I’m now working on a review of Storyline 2.0 and there’s a lot to be excited about, especially the new Android support and Sliders, which I personally believe is one of the ways to re-imagine eLearning on Desktop into thumb-friendly mLearning on any device. Here’s a short video: [link]. Storyline 2.0 Kudos to Adobe!
Three Features You May Not Know About That Can Supercharge Your Mobile Commons Advocacy Campaigns
MARCH 28, 2013
It’s even easier than you may have realized to connect hundreds of thousands of your supporters with their Congressional representatives. We’re always working to make our products even more powerful, and even easier to use. There’s no need to target senators with an overflow of phone calls if they already support your bill. 1) Streamlined Calling. 2) More Powerful Targeting.
Advocacy Callers Can Press a Number to Connect to their House Representatives
JULY 19, 2013
It’s easy to ask for a supporter’s zip code. If you want to connect your supporters to the House, zip codes provide just a 70% match. Mobile Commons Advocacy Instantly Connects Your Supporters To Their Congressional Representatives. All Posts Blog Government Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Our Products Product Tour Why Mobile Commons
Using Accents in SMS Text Messages
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
And unfortunately, CDMA does not support characters outside the default alphabet. All of these protocols support larger alphabets. All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research Our Products Text MessagesMobile Commons works with some of the most inspiring Hispanic organizations in the country, including Reform Immigration 4 America , Presente.org , the National Alliance for Hispanic Health , the National Hispanic Media Coalition , and many others. But if you join the Spanish-language version of any of their mobile lists, you’ll notice something surprising. Great!”
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
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. Establish the Need. This is fairly obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it is ignored.
The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]
JUNE 9, 2013
Here’s how I concluded my review of Adobe Captivate 6 back then: Sadly I’m very disappointed with what I’ve seen out of the new Captivate version, and I say sadly because for years this product was my baby, from my early days working at eHelp, later Macromedia and more recently Adobe as a Senior Product Evangelist for Captivate and the eLearning Suite. Conclusion.
6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012
JANUARY 17, 2012
If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. Since I cover eLearning tools, I give the edge here to TechSmith, who smartly put their Camtasia product on the Mac App Store. I still go to Church of course. Fun times. What do you think?
Mobile Workforce Is Growing – Is Your Training Strategy Evolving?
APRIL 16, 2012
We’d need to think how to make the right information / material available just in time for our staff to be productive. 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 of the workforce worldwide. Mobile Learning mLearning
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. 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”. Employees did not find the mobile courseware to be particularly helpful. It was $10 to download.
Mobile Common Advocacy Instantly Connects Your Supporters to their Congressional Representatives
MARCH 5, 2013
Today we’re announcing the launch of a new product: Mobile Commons Advocacy. So we created one streamlined product that’s quick to launch and limitless in its impact. Tumblr drove half a million calls to protest SOPA ; Mayors Against Illegal Guns is rallying nationwide support to curtail gun violence. Turn Passive Supporters into Active Callers. It’s that easy.
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 Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems. And as such mobile devices, with their appropriate size, features and functionalities, are poised to be the best performance support tools.
Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Today’s mobile devices move beyond merely providing access but to actively helping and supporting us at work and at home. To manage and support the new workplace and mobile workforce, ‘enterprise mobility solutions’ is a rapidly evolving trend in driving productivity. And mobile, being always on and always carried, is the ideal device to target for such performance support.
The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]
JULY 2, 2012
Also, for these examples, I chose not to enable Quiz tracking, but Camtasia 8 does provide email and SCORM support for tracking. The company behind it, TechSmith, is sharp and forward thinking and not only knows how to build desktop software, but they also know the importance of having a mobile presence on the App store with products like ScreenChomp, Smart Player and Coach’s Eye.
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. What services will help learners be more productive? Who will handle any needed user support? Performance support. Mobile learning is in the air. What is Mobile Learning.
The Emergence Of Mobile Learning For Higher Education In Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
JANUARY 15, 2013
SANEED, the Saudi Centre for Support and Counseling to all beneficiaries of e-learning. Source: Ambient Insight’s 2010-2015 worldwide market forecast for Mobile Learning Products & Services). Mobile Learning Products & Services Revenue Forecast (in US$ millions). This is now considered as an essential learning style in the future. JUSUR, LMS System. 5-Year CAGR.
Mobile Learning – What It Can Do For A Global Workforce
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Ironically, while employees need more time for learning in order to optimize their productivity, they actually have less time to participate in formal learning activities. 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. ?
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
That said, interest in the various products and sessions and “morning buzz” gatherings that related to mobile all seemed well attended and topical. We are already in discussions about how to package, deliver and manage these simulations for disconnected on-device playback and hope to have a way to support them in the coming weeks. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event. Check it out here.
5 Reasons why you should join the Articulate Community if you are in eLearning
JANUARY 5, 2012
One company I have been in touch with and extremely impressed with is Articulate, the makers of Presenter and Engage and the whole Articulate Studio product. One thing I always ask when talking to a vendor is what is the Killer App in your product, that one special thing that you lead with in your presentations, press releases and the reason why most of your customer buy the product and keep coming back for more. So here’s the list of at least 5 reasons why I believe you should join the Articulate Community even if you don’t use their products, or are even in eLearning.
Emerging trends in education and mobile learning
MARCH 13, 2014
In all of these instances, mobile learning is well suited to supporting these changes. The think piece highlights that with the increase in access to information, and production of knowledge (both underpinned by technology), there is a questioning of the very notions of the authority of traditional bodies of knowledge controlled by legitimate educational institutions. A core feature of mobiles is that they support ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning. Because they are personal and always at hand, they are perfectly suited to support informal and contextual learning.
Is MOOC Suitable For Corporate & Workplace Learning?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
You know an idea’s time has come when ASTD and CLO Magazine start talking about it and when Google launches a product (free BTW) to support the movement. The MobiMOOC is now in its second week and there have been some very interesting discussions happening there. Personally, it’s been a great experience getting to understand the very diverse opinions and views.
My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook
JUNE 12, 2011
While most users wouldn’t pay attention to this, I have spent the majority of my professional career in the world of Technical Communications, so I’m always interested in seeing what companies are doing in the area of Online Help to aid their users in familiarizing themselves with any product. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. Once I got used to it, it was OK. update. The Apps.
Three New Features Make Mobile Commons Advocacy Even More Powerful
MARCH 28, 2013
Now it’s even easier to connect hundreds of thousands of your supporters with their Congressional representatives. We’re always working to make our products even more powerful, and even easier to use. There’s no need to target senators with an overflow of phone calls if they already support your bill. All Posts Company News Inspirations Nonprofit npo Our Products Product Tour
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
using different types of devices in multitudes of languages across diverse geographies are sure to drive awareness in mobile learning and generate interest from organizations of all sizes seeking to achieve their own successes and become more innovative in the way the train and support their ever-mobile learning communities. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #2.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Being Practical About Mobile Learning
The Mobile Learner
APRIL 9, 2012
Whether they are tablet computers, cell phones or media devices, as long as there were ample productivity apps available as well as usable assess to the internet through WiFi, school would be able to better afford the cost of assess to technology and provide opportunities for ’21st Century Learning’ as these devices cost a mere fraction of the price of a computer.