Mobile

Mark your calendars now for FocusOn Learning 2017. Join us June 20 – 22, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA!

FocusOn Learning Mobile

Mobile technologies have fundamentally changed the ways we connect, interact, and consume information. They have also transformed how we look at learning and performance support, enabling new possibilities and opportunities. FocusOn Mobile continues the industry-leading conversations of mLearnCon that explore cutting-edge examples of mobile being used to transform learning and performance support.


Featured Sessions

 

Using Beacon Technology to Contextualize mLearning

Ann Rollins & Tom Pizer, GP Strategies


FocusOn Mobile Program

Find mobile-focused sessions in three separate tracks:

Management & Strategy

Design

Development

10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Economic stress, learning technologies, global competition, and the learning sciences present opportunities and threats to learning and performance professionals. How will you respond as we move to more mobile, performance support, and video?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

The Experience API (xAPI) has been in production for more than two years now, and it is becoming more important for training and development teams to learn the ABCs of this available set of technologies. Heed the call of that morning school bell and come ready to learn your ABCs. “A” is for the attributes, “B” is for benefits, and “C” is for the challenges of the xAPI experienced to date.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Organizations are investing more in developing front-line managers. Yet many are not satisfied with today’s solutions. They can provide high-quality learning content and deliver engaging classroom experiences, but they face a problem in helping learners transfer skills from the classroom and apply them in the field. How can we restructure front-line management development to reach beyond providing training and ensure that participants are actually proficient in the targeted skills?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With the combination of highly engaging content and on-the-go availability through mobile, eLearning is now reaching wider audiences. This reflects the power of mobile learning, but its combination with the xAPI is still evolving and is in its infancy. At the same time, mobile learning capabilities like collaboration, messaging, and offline use have yet to be harnessed by many learning platforms. Moreover, the analytical data collected using the xAPI are also underutilized.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Formal online learning doesn’t work like it used to. Attention spans are decreasing, and mobile access is more critical than ever. So how do you create mobile learning without hiring experts or spending a fortune? And how do you get part-time employees to care about making shakes and smoothies?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The prerequisite to effective training retention is gaining the attention of students once they have left the training environment. This is not a trivial challenge! Employees ignore emails, never visit web portals, and forget about apps installed on their phones. How can you gain access to their attention to reinforce important training?

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Technology continues to advance rapidly, changing how people live and interact with the world around them. Today’s learning professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of this curve and tracking the technologies that are shaping the future of organizational learning, while at the same time recognizing technologies that may be more of a passing fad.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

There are so many authoring tools on the market, and so many promise that they’ll let you create stellar mobile learning solutions. How can any organization make sense of which will serve it best? Is one enough, or do you need two? Are two enough, or do you need eight? You don’t randomly choose which car to buy. You don’t throw a dart at a map to decide where to live. Research is key, and consulting an unbiased expert can save a lot of time and cost. Choosing an authoring tool that you can use to create mobile lessons is no different.

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10:45 AM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

The Experience API is an eLearning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to communicate with each other. The xAPI is appealing to mLearning developers who seek accessible solutions for learner activity tracking. At the same time, considering how diversified the mLearning and training ecosystem is, solutions such as PhoneGap can enable cross-platform delivery. Combining both tools allows for the delivery of a cross-platform solution with the ability to track learners’ experience.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

After more than half a decade, what’s the current state of mobile learning? Looking around the industry, one would think that little has changed since 2010. The focus still seems to be on porting your content over and designing small courses and modules for your learners. This is a core problem holding mobile learning back at many organizations today. They’re missing the bigger picture.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Interviewing is a common way to gather information and a widely used approach in learning and development, HR, and marketing research. Capturing this information on video for analysis and reuse is a good way to extend the life of captured content. However, many people don’t know what makes one interview more effective than another in what they capture and the questions being asked.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Subject matter experts (SMEs) have expert knowledge to share. For rapid development situations or just-in-time training, SMEs can contribute good, solid content videos that can be shared with learners—and they can create the videos when they have the time or when a situation arises that would be a great video example, such as demonstrating a process or recalling a dangerous situation.

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1:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

By now, most eLearning providers have already embraced a mobile strategy to produce video content that will stream seamlessly across mobile devices. But when it comes to converting existing materials to achieve the same results, they seem to struggle because that same workflow will involve starting from scratch, which is neither advantageous nor cost-effective. Since the technologies are becoming obsolete, and not the content, a more adequate solution is needed.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

When it comes to organizational learning, the potential impact of mobile is off the charts. Mobile has evolved well beyond the idea of course completion on a phone and now presents a singular opportunity for the learning and development (L&D) community to transform itself into an indispensable strategic partner.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

As organizations roll out mobile devices across the enterprise, opportunities to improve personal productivity emerge for savvy users. But others who aren’t as knowledgeable about mobile technology may not realize the full potential of these devices and the mobile platform. This session will review how to tackle the knowledge gap to help bring new mobile users up to speed and improve enterprise competency with mobile tools and technologies.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Ensuring that content from suppliers and developers will work on mobile in your environment is tough. Things get tougher with multi-platform desktop and mobile and bring-your-own-device environments. How can one readily test, verify, debug, or demonstrate mobile eLearning in an LMS?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Two of the most popular technologies used to engage learners today are video and mobile. Videos are becoming increasingly interactive, even on mobile devices, but developing these videos can be complex. Where does an organization start?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The explosion of mobile devices has revolutionized the web design world, which has shed approaches based on centuries-old printing methods to embrace a new grammar of design, responsive web design (RWD). But the world of learning has not caught up. Like learning any new language, working in RWD means learning to think differently. Thinking differently, though, gives you an opportunity to change how you design learning experiences for the better.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

For many organizations, the front-line staff would most benefit from mLearning, yet challenges arise when this audience has different levels of technological adoption and is geographically dispersed. For all learners, mLearning needs to be intuitive, effective, and simple. How can L&D professionals make the best possible mLearning solutions that truly deliver on the learning objectives?

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

As training audiences are deployed with mobile devices to use for training and performance support, performance technologists often face challenging logistical and infrastructure constraints when building performance solutions.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

The convergence of mobile delivery, micro-learning, and new authoring tools provides great opportunities to innovate where limited time and budget are available. Much mobile-delivered micro-learning focuses on spaced repetition and memorization. Micro-sims go beyond knowledge and comprehension and require learners to synthesize and apply concepts in realistic contexts.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Video is a great way to get the user’s attention and animate your content to audio, but it has a tendency to be static, not allowing the user to interact with the content on the screen.

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2:30 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Incorporating gaming techniques (serious games, social games, and gamification) within educational programs and corporate training experiences is one of the hottest topics in the learning and development field today. If your organization isn’t already leveraging the power of gaming, then this session is the perfect way to quickly assess whether and where mobile gaming and gamification techniques are right for your organization.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Performance support personnel need support themselves. This can range from teaching them how to set up and get started using an app to quickly training them in a few fundamental skills necessary to make the most of the tool.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is mostly done alone. Think of your last few mobile learning excursions. Were they net positive experiences where you learned along with others? Hopefully you weren’t alone. Alone, it’s you and the problem. Being able to bounce ideas off others opens up more perspectives and ways of knowing.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Let’s face it: Learning content is getting out of control. Designers and developers can’t find anything and end up reinventing the wheel. This is a symptom of content overload, a condition as organizations try to make content more bite-sized, modular, and mobile to meet the needs of modern learners. Learners are experiencing it, too. As organizations adapt learning strategies, content strategy must follow.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Mobile first is the standard in today’s learning and development industry. Companies need ways to be able to reach their sales reps wherever they are. Many companies do not have the means to develop device-agnostic mobile applications for learning in the time frame needed to provide just-in-time learning. Mobile messaging can offer a just-in-time learning solution without the development time.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Do the people who most need your mobile learning reside internationally, although you are apprehensive of taking on a global launch? Do you want to learn more about the considerations that impact your global mobile learning success? Maybe you have a solid plan, or maybe you are ready to take the jump and want to validate your strategy with a global organization on the same journey.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The 70:20:10 model holds that 70 percent of learning happens informally on the job. However, there are a lot of distractions at work that inhibit the amount of learning that can be achieved—deadlines, coworker interruptions, meetings, etc. Also, since learning is an afterthought when performing your job, it’s a fairly inefficient process, especially when compared to the other 30 percent, where learning is typically the overarching theme.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Adobe Captivate is a widely used authoring tool for eLearning courseware and mobile learning experiences. Now Adobe offers developers the opportunity to create responsive animations to their mobile learning projects.

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4:00 PM Wed, June 8

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Learning and development professionals strive to meet on-the-job performance support needs in a typical work environment. Now, imagine the needs of a laboratory where employees are responsible for manufacturing radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs). Cardinal Health technicians operate in a highly regulated lab environment with ever-changing operating procedures that affect a manufacturing process in which one misstep could impact a patient.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Most learning solutions today fail to meet employees where they are in their learning journey. Cognitive overload while in training, knowledge and skill gaps in the moment of need, and information access issues prevent employees and teams from performing at their very best. Each of these has a major impact on productivity. The solution? Contextualized learning provides content at the moment of need, in the space where it is needed most.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Years of momentum have resulted in a collection of use cases for teams seeking to leverage the xAPI to better track, measure, and manage their learning efforts. The time is now; the xAPI can improve the ways you create and deliver content and classes, track interactions, communicate, and measure performance. Armed with knowledge and the proverbial “Swiss Army knife” of xAPI functions, you can begin to “slice, saw, tweeze, and pick” your way through training obstacles.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

In the ever-shortening attention span, single-track video-based learning has started to fall behind, as traditional video-based learning tends to push learners into a passive role. On one side, new ways need to be identified to increase learner engagement; and on the other hand, making rightful use of existing video content is critical from a cost perspective. Moreover, abilities to measure learner engagement levels are very limited. Interaction turns attention into engagement, and interactive, personalized video is changing the learning landscape altogether.

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10:45 AM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Learning practitioners strive to understand the real-life environment of experts as much as possible. But getting access to really see how people do their jobs when they are in a more technical or hands-on role (e.g., construction, refinery, or factory work) is difficult. Often, learning practitioners can’t use video or real-life images because of safety or clearance constraints. This poses a challenge as they try to create impactful learning materials.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

The eLearning world has rapidly moved into a world of mobile everything. Media is delivered on devices that fit into the palm of a hand. People make calls and read emails on their phones, they communicate by texting, and they watch streaming video. They also have lessons on their mobile devices, but is this an entirely good thing?

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Augmented reality (AR) pervades everyday life as well as teaching and training practice. It is a powerful learning tool, allowing the learner to gain hands-on practice in a real-world context by imposing useful information over objects and situations. With growing popularity, AR gets better and more user-friendly tools. This allows educators to move the learning of practical skills outside the walls of the classroom.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Many organizations have taken the desktop eLearning paradigm and simply applied it to mobile technologies, but that does not take advantage of the uniqueness of the mobile platform. Furthermore, traditional eLearning templates do not always translate well in a mobile environment.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Binders. One-sheets. Printouts. For salespeople and those who work on the road, the backseat is full of them. They are used not only for collateral but also for training customers on products and services. But are these the right tools? What if the customer has only five minutes? How can an individual quickly and efficiently discuss a topic in an engaging way and avoid the paper clutter?

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

The current state of mobility and the demand it has created for shorter content lengths, collaborative environments, and personalized experiences are the primary drivers of a renaissance that sees learning seeding itself in practically every environment encountered by today’s worker. Learning has propagated beyond the LMS, beyond the classroom, beyond performance support tools. Organizations must come up with new eLearning strategies and archetypes to work within this evolving learning ecosystem.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Desktop platforms are giving way to mobile in many contexts. Opportunities abound. But eLearning designers and developers are used to a different set of paradigms undergirded by different competencies than those they need to design and develop mobile solutions.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

It has always been tricky to track experiences and results when learning happens outside the LMS. Using the xAPI, you can track a huge amount of activity with a robust and flexible specification. The next challenge is to identify learners and capture what they do in the real world in digital format, then put that data to use for learners, their leadership, and the learning and development organization.

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1:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

With the proliferation of mobile deployment to training audiences and rapidly emerging technology, training and development professionals often struggle with keeping their mobile knowledge and skills current. Sprint University confronted this problem head-on by implementing a mobile learning program.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Classroom clickers, or student response systems, have become high-demand classroom tools in schools, universities, and training programs across the country. St. John Ambulance has several very traditional in-class public courses that needed more whole-class engagement through mobile technology. The company couldn’t afford $100,000 to equip 26 branches with hard-wired clickers but instead sought to boost knowledge of the material, student engagement, and instructor comfort with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

You have been hearing about the xAPI for years. You know what it does and the benefits it brings, but how do you use it? Where do you start? Where can you see samples? What kind of data can you send over? In this working session, you won’t just hear about the xAPI—you’ll start learning how to use it with any of your HTML5 files.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Employees learn many of their job competencies from one another. But it’s hard for a manager to know what they’re learning, from whom, and how well they’ve learned it. These informal interactions are almost impossible to track, and it’s hard to keep bad habits from spreading. If managers had a way to track and guide this informal learning, it would become a powerful part of employee development.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning has tremendous value, but for many organizations, going mobile is a big step. That’s why, when trying to develop a mobile learning culture within your organization, often the hardest part is convincing internal stakeholders. Amid budget constraints, complex infrastructures, IT restrictions, and philosophical misalignment, how do you make a compelling case for mLearning within your organization?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Optical character recognition (OCR) technology can take your magazine article, brochure, or PDF, single out letters on the image, and put them into words, enabling you to access and edit the content. Similarly, facial recognition software breaks down an image and can provide data related to gender, age, and ethnicity. Couple these with interior location technology, and you have the potential for powerful organizational learning opportunities.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

What’s the best camera for a shoot? The definitive answer is, the one you have with you.?The ubiquity of the mobile camera means that when you’re in the presence of great instructional content, it can become video in seconds, multiplying the opportunities for eLearning developers to capture content. In addition, viewers are developing a special respect for authentic-looking video—footage that looks raw, real, and genuine. Many training videographers have moved to iPhones as their main production equipment, even on high-production-value shoots. eLearning developers are poised to profit from this stylistic convention.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Increasingly, companies must use innovate ways to add to the bottom line. Unlike previous disrupters in mobile and eLearning, Gear VR, powered by Oculus, takes video experiences to the next level. Where does virtual reality fit into an organizational learning strategy? How does an organization effectively move forward to maximize its capability?

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Performance on leadership development competencies, like coaching, influencing, and speaking skills, has an ineffable quality difficult to capture in words. If you want to explain what’s great and what to work on while evaluating participants, you or they will miss something in the translation from behavior to observation to words on a page.

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2:30 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Concise visual metaphors facilitate the best learning. Think back to high school, college, or a meeting where you experienced that “aha” moment while someone was drawing on a whiteboard. How can you reproduce this learning experience online with a small budget and without an art degree? Whiteboard-style recordings can be just as effective as the fancy Flash or HTML5 videos you might produce with more expensive software.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Mobile is happening. These days, the question isn’t whether you should be going mobile, it’s whether your project should lead with mobile or whether mobile should be the companion. There is a difference between designing a mobile-first and an (insert other technology here)-first project—a difference that flips your project strategy on its head.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Photoshop is arguably the most widely used tool for creating images in learning circles. However, if the images aren’t optimized, they can delay the delivery of the content to a mobile device. Photoshop also has a number of new features built in, and these features can assist in improving images from good to excellent.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Free tools like Flurry Analytics and the xAPI can reveal important characteristics about how individuals learn while on the job, and they can help managers and course developers make design and technology decisions to best suit the needs of their end users. With thoughtful analytics implementation, derived from performance improvement plans and learning goals, managers can better understand what aspects of their course were successful and understand early where the learning gaps appear.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With the release of the “granite” version of cmi5, the next generation of SCORM has finally arrived. To take advantage of cmi5, you will need a new tool set in your development kit. First, you need to know how to send xAPI statements that conform to the cmi5 specification. Then you need to know how to read and write to the xAPI State and Agent services following the cmi5 rules.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is one component in a whole learning ecosystem. Many organizations have discovered what does not work: simply pushing existing content out to mobile as though it were merely an infrastructure. To design and deliver effective mobile learning requires a new design mindset: a mindset for mobile. This will help the organization adapt its approach to truly unlock the power of mobile learning.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

mLearning has been on the radar for a few years now, but many organizations are still getting started. And that’s a vulnerable position; there are a number of mistakes that are easy to repeat if you haven’t been paying attention and really gotten steeped in the possibilities. Further, the field is changing rapidly. Yet with some basic models that help you “think different,” you’re ready to take advantage.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Most instructional designers have experience creating storyboards prior to developing eLearning solutions. The storyboarding process enables the designer to work through a concept and test various ways of structuring content. Storyboards are also used to communicate design concepts to eLearning developers when working in teams to build training solutions.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Skill training in first aid had changed little since the Knights of St. John formalized the process in the 11th century. The focus had been on in-class demonstrations, in-class practice, and paper-based exams, and students updated their skills only every three years. Fast forward to 2016; people aren’t learning that way anymore. So how do you transform hundreds of years of subject matter expertise into a 21st-century learning solution? Follow St. John Ambulance’s journey from inspiration at mLearnCon 2014 to leaping forward to embrace evolution through mobile learning.

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4:00 PM Thu, June 9

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Finding ways to make learning “stick” with technology is always a challenge. Augmented reality (AR) is one of those “make it stick” technologies. With AR, you enable students to interact with the world using their mobile devices. This can improve their understanding of lessons through direct interaction with the objects around them. Now add video to AR projects, and you’ve combined a popular medium of instruction with cutting-edge tech.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Performance support, mLearning, and more are part of a bigger picture, a shift in the role of learning and development (L&D). The realization is that competitive pressures are requiring organizations to become more nimble, with an ability to adapt, but what role does performance support play in this bigger picture? Understanding the drivers and opportunities implied by increasing changes augurs a new and valuable way for L&D to contribute.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Mobile learning is rapidly becoming a must-have for organizations big and small. For most designers, getting started is a huge hurdle they have yet to overcome. Considering all the new technology, platforms, authoring tools, and skills required to make it all work can paralyze even the best learning pros.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

With version 16, Lectora is now fully ready for you to create responsive design lessons—those that will work equally well on desktops, tablets, and smartphones.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

Most performance support systems assume an environment where Internet and a tablet or laptop are available. However, there are situations in which access to Internet devices is not possible, like in remote education or when sales agents work in remote areas. In such places, SMS is the only channel for delivering performance support.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

Including media in the training you create can be a fantastic way to make your content easier to understand and remember. But you don’t always have the time and budget to hire someone to create these design assets for you, and sometimes stock media just won’t cut it. There is another option, however: creating media yourself. And you likely already have two tools that can help you out—your smartphone and tablet. By knowing more about the apps and tools that can help you create some of the media needed, and by using a device you already own, you can be more efficient and keep project budgets down.

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

While technology has transformed people’s lives, L&D has primarily stayed the same. Sure, the industry has evolved by utilizing technology to access and track content, but it is still focused on the traditional course mentality. Should you be going down the same path with mobile learning? What are the opportunities for mobile to help promote a fundamental change in how and when you provide education?

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8:30 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support,  Video

Incorporating video in a responsive performance support project can be daunting. Video done for vertical delivery comes with specific dos and don’ts. This session shows how to use vertical video, the new Adobe Animate CC, and Adobe Captivate to make cost-effective, rapid mobile performance support modules.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile,  Video

Teaching real-world skills and allowing learners to immediately apply those skills is challenging. Simulations can be effective, but expensive and time-consuming, especially when evaluating and giving feedback to help learners improve their practice.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile

L&D personnel, from learning leaders to instructional designers to technology innovators, all face a common challenge: How to “sell” executives on the tools and resources necessary to create powerful learning experiences. In this hands-on, interactive session, you will learn to outline a personalized game plan to get the resources for your specific learning organization model or tool.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Creating a mobile app for training can be hard. Tracking user progress and completion in your mobile app? Harder. There is a lot to consider when looking to create and leverage mobile applications for training purposes, but the tools and techniques are available.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Design

Focus: Mobile

As organizations realize the value of mobile learning, an increased number are jumping at the opportunity to offer their employees mobile training opportunities. Currently, many mobile learning applications focus on delivering content. However, the most effective learning comes from applying information, especially with peers. How can you create mobile learning opportunities for learners to practice new concepts and receive real-time feedback from peers?

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Management

Focus: Mobile,  Performance Support

JLG, a leading manufacturer of lift equipment for various industries, needed a way for site supervisors to verify whether an operator had the proper certifications to operate any given piece of equipment, down to the specific model. The company struggled with providing immediate compliance instructions.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile

Creating interactions and animations in HTML5 is very complex. It requires an in-depth knowledge of JavaScript. There are other tools for creating HTML5 interactions that are fairly easy to use; however, you often lose the flexibility that you have when writing code.

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10:00 AM Fri, June 10

Track: Development

Focus: Mobile,  Video

There’s no question that video is trending upward and becoming more viable as a workplace learning and development (L&D) solution. Still, one significant barrier is focusing on the video itself—the videography and/or animation and editing that leads to the final product. Like all solutions from an L&D perspective, it still needs design. For video, that design document is a script, and it’s one of the most vital and most often ignored steps in the video production process. But how does someone with an L&D background learn to write better scripts?

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Specialized Focus

In addition to the great tracks at FocusOn Learning Conference & Expo, there are a number of specialized sessions curated to help you put your skills into practice immediately. If you’re new to mobile learning, the Mobile Foundations program offers you a set of carefully selected sessions that progress through the key areas you need to understand before launching your own mLearning effort.

= Look for the Mobile Foundations icon in the session list above identifying the sessions that will put you on the path to creating successful learning.


Jump Start Your Learning with Pre-conference Workshops

These optional pre-conference workshops may be of particular interest to you.

Monday, June 6, 8:30a – 4:30p

Getting Started with Mobile Learning

Sarah Gilbert, meLearning Solutions

 

Interacting with the Real World—Using Beacons

Anthony Altieri, Omnes Solutions

Tuesday, June 7, 8:30a – 4:30p

xAPI Camp

Aaron Silvers & Megan Bowe, MakingBetter