mLearning Doesn't Have to be Ad Hoc Learning

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mLearnCon 2012 - June 21, 2012

Roderick Gammon

Associate Manager, Digital Publishing, ELT
Cambridge University Press

There are a wide variety of language training apps available. However, purchasing an app is not the same as following a course of study. This presentation will address coordinating self-directed mLearning into structured instruction that maximizes learning gains.

Participants will see examples of Cambridge University Press' long experience in integrating mLearning with structured courses. You'll learn the criteria considered and the instructional design guidelines followed. Participants will learn how a leading academic publisher approaches the issue of coordinating structured instruction with self-directed mLearning that is both entertaining and effective.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Best practices for mLearning instructional design
  • Best practices for integrating mLearning with a curriculum
  • How to use analytics to review app effectiveness
  • Specific data from analytics analysis of Press apps

Technology discussed in this session: iOS apps and Web on tablets and smartphones.

Audience: Novice-to-intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers who are curious about extending structured learning into self-directed learning. You should be aware of the state of the market in mLearning devices and have a very basic understanding of what a curriculum is.

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