Going Mobile: Considerations for Creating a Mobile Learning Strategy

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mLearnCon 2014 - June 25, 2014

Andrew Paller

Curriculum Consultant
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Tonya Smyth

Education Consultant
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Current studies show that more than five billion people will be using mobile devices by 2017, making smartphones and tablets more prevalent and accessible than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile learning has the ability to be a truly global solution for education delivery. At the same time, organizations must develop new knowledge and skills to support this expanded scope of learning.

In this session participants will explore why a mobile learning strategy is essential to meet the currently evolving technology trends. You will explore the considerations that must be addressed in order to implement a successful strategy leveraging mobile technology. You will discuss the opportunities mobile technology presents for eLearning, performance support, and more. You will leave this session with a number of tips from our successes and pitfalls that you can use to build your organization’s mobile strategy.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To consider the audience needs and current technology trends when defining a mobile learning strategy
  • Instructional considerations for multiple screen sizes
  • To distinguish electronic performance support from mLearning
  • To differentiate between mobile websites, native apps, hybrid apps, web apps, and responsive web design

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Android operating systems, iOS, Windows 8, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

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