Formal Learning on Smartphones: Better Strategies for Better Results

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DevLearn 2012 Conference & Expo - November 1, 2012

Paul Schneider

SVP Business Development
dominKnow

For many organizations, the first impulse is to view Smartphones as an “always-on” tool for delivering eLearning courses. But Smartphones (and their usage context) are dramatically different from a laptop or desktop computer. To take what we’ve always created and push it to a smaller screen size is a recipe for ineffective learning. The practical truth is that organizations will always have a need to deliver formal, tracked learning programs, and Smartphones can be a valuable way to do this – if we bring new strategies to our instructional design.

Session participants will learn how Smartphones offer an opportunity to update the design processes for formal learning, how they can take advantage of all of the ways people learn, and make our learning products more effective in the process. You will discover research-based design approaches and how to deliver formal, tracked learning through a Smartphone with the learning content structured to best support the learning process. This session focuses on instructional design strategies and decisions, but will include references to HTML5, iOS, Android, Blackberry OS, XML, JavaScript, and CSS.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why many of the commonly used eLearning design approaches are not transferable to Smartphones
  • Research-based instructional design practices that support effective learning on Smartphones
  • Strategies for crafting formal, tracked learning experiences for Smartphone devices
  • Strategies to help you re-set your organization’s current expectations around formal learning on Smartphones

Audience: Designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors with knowledge of common eLearning design and development approaches.

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