The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams

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Date

August 24, 2010

Format

Hardback, 288 pages

ISBN

007173676X / 9780071736763

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29.95



Overview


Main description

Engage and teach your team wherever and whenever—from one of the world's leading e-learning authorities.

The digital electronics revolution keeps us connected with almost anyone around the world and makes information available anywhere, at anytime. In the workplace, the impact has been great, propelling mobile learning to the forefront of training and education. Dr. Gary Woodill, a senior analyst at a leading e-learning research firm shows you how mobile learning is evolving, and how organizations can use it more efficiently and effectively--with companies reaping the rewards of increased communication, teamwork, productivity and profitability.

Learn how to break free from the old notions of training and development with the concrete strategies in The Mobile Learning Edge and

  • Become skilled in the seven principles of successfully training employees on the move
  • Implement new learning programs that employees can access anywhere
  • Develop a future mobile learning strategy in an ever-changing environment
  • Discover what might be the right kind of mobile technologies for your company

With The Mobile Learning Edge you'll go beyond applications and content and be able to create engaging and productive mobile learning for your team.

According to a recent study, there's one mobile device for every two people in the world, and the technology making these devices smarter and more connected is improving almost daily. The real revolution is that mobile learning releases learners from the classroom where they are immobilized, and allows them to learn at "anytime, anyplace."

In The Mobile Learning Edge, Dr. Gary Woodill outlines the most effective methodologies for training and engaging employees on the move and takes the person out of the classroom, while keeping learners connected to the information they need at all times.

The Mobile Learning Edge features:

  • Information on the social media and enabled devices that can serve your mobile learning
  • Concrete strategies for how your business can use mobile learning to train, educate, and instruct employees anywhere
  • Pointers on information gathering and analysis on the fly
  • Innovative ideas for creating effective mobile learning experiences
  • Comprehensive strategies for anticipating future mobile learning needs and developments

You'll find a wealth of information about the history of this emerging field, retrieving information, methods for learning, applications, uses, and experiences--and how to put it all together to build a mobile learning system that’s right for your team.

Using case studies, Woodill shows how you can emulate the successes of corporations like Nike, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch in using micro-blogging, cloud computing, mobile gaming, intermodal mashups, virtual worlds, collective intelligence, and other mobile learning platforms to take your business's recruitment, training, communication, and collaboration functions to the next level.


Table of contents

Preface; Part 1: Overview of Mobile Learning; Chapter 1. The Emerging Field of Mobile Learning; Chapter 2. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem; Chapter 3. Methods for Effective Mobile Learning; Part 2 – The Uses of Mobile Learning in Employee Training; Chapter 4. Retrieving Information: Anywhere, Anytime; Chapter 5. Information Gathering and Analysis on the Fly; Chapter 6. Communicating, Interacting and Networking with Mobile Systems; Chapter 7. Using Mobile Devices for Personal Expression and Productivity; Part 3 – Creating Mobile Learning Experiences; Chapter 8. Designing for Mobile Learning; Chapter 9. Development of Mobile Learning Content and Experiences; Part 4 – The Management of Mobile Learning; Chapter 10. Mobile Management of Learning, Knowledge and Behavior AlertsChapter 11. Developing a Future-Oriented Mobile Learning Strategy; Chapter 12. Implementing and Managing Enterprise Mobile Learning; Appendix A. Resources for Mobile Learning; References; Index


Author comments

Author Profile

Gary Woodill, Ed.D., is a senior analyst at Brandon Hall Research, a leading research firm focusing on workplace learning, where he tracks emerging learning technologies for a client list that includes AT&T, Bank of America, IBM, Konica Minolta, KPMG, Motorola, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Raytheon, among others. He lives in Gore's Landing, Ontario.

With contributions by:

David Fell, M.B.A., is the interim CEO of a private-public partnership startup company that is investing over $200 million in high speed broadband services in rural eastern Ontario, Canada. Sheryl Herle, B.Ed., is president of Beyond Bums in Seats, an independent consultancy specializing in guiding leaders in modernizing and optimizing corporate learning.





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