202 Mobile: Exploring the Future of Learning
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 24
Today more people have mobile access than have safe drinking water and electricity. There are now as many mobile subscribers as there are people on Earth. Gartner predicted that there will be close to 1 billion smartphones sold in 2013. Despite the rapid consumer adoption of ever-advancing mobile technologies, many organizations still struggle with adding mobile to their learning strategy. As learning professionals, we will have to adopt new strategies and learn new skills in order to support workers in an increasingly mobile-first world.
In this session you will discover why mLearning projects often fail. You will look at the design of these projects in terms of both technology and adult learning principles. You will explore how you can design mLearning so that learners are successful. This session will give you the keys to unlocking a successful mobile strategy.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why mLearning often fails
- How mLearning is fundamentally different, while still supporting adult learning principles
- How to go beyond form factor in design
- The intersection points between social media and mLearning
- How to start developing your own mLearning strategy
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and directors.
discussed in this session:
Typical mobile platforms—phones and tablets
Director of Learning
Buck Bard, the director of OSIsoft, has been designing and delivering learning solutions for over 25 years. Buck currently directs a global team responsible for developing solutions for classroom, mobile, and virtual environments. He holds a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from the Association for Training and Development (ATD).