F2 What You Need to Know to Get Started with Mobile Learning
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, June 24
For many organizations, mobile learning has always been a future-focused topic. It dealt with technology that was out of reach, requiring a skill set that the organization did not possess. Even more challenging, there were no best practices to follow and no replicable processes that learning leaders and designers could pull from to adapt for their own organizational needs. mLearning was uncharted territory, and many organizations were tentative. For mLearning, the time to move forward is now. This session will provide an overview of each of the critical areas, giving you enough details on each to help you understand which areas you may need to explore more before getting started. This session also serves as a great kickoff to the Mobile Foundations, which will explore each critical area in greater detail.
Robert Gadd is president of OnPoint Digital and responsible for the company’s vision and strategy. OnPoint’s online and mobile-enabled offerings support more than one million workers and include innovative methods for content authoring, conversion, and delivery extended with social interactions, gamification, and enterprise-grade security for workers on their device or platform of choice. Prior to OnPoint, Robert spent 10 years as CTO of Datatec Systems and president/CTO of spin-off eDeploy.com. He is a frequent speaker on learning solutions—including mobile, informal learning, xAPI, and gamification—at national and international T&D conferences.
Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.