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All Devices, All the Time: Multi-device Learning in Practice

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In mid-April 2015, gomolearning ran a webinar with eLearning Industry on the fundamentals of adaptive and responsive theory. This theory underpins multi-device learning allowing apps, websites and courses to be viewed on much more than just laptops and desktop computers. It’s the way our world works today and it opens up a load of really exciting opportunities for learners and designers alike! Check out the full recording from the webinar… Read More »All Devices, All the Time: Multi-device Learning in Practice

It’s Not About Smartphones, It’s About Separating Content From Form

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You really should pop over to Karen McGrane’s blog and see what she had to say in her talk about why multi-device publishing is important. Karen highlights the zombie apocalypse which is upon us: an onslaught of new mobile devices and, from a learning perspective, defeating the zombies will require flexibility and stamina – in our content. Karen provides you with the whole caboodle – the 47 minute video, the… Read More »It’s Not About Smartphones, It’s About Separating Content From Form

Great Learning Design is the Key to Success in Mobile Learning

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Josh Devanny of Fuse Universal wrote an interesting article on LinkedIn in which he set out a number of important points to consider when conceptualising a project and beginning to design learning materials specifically for mobile (smartphone) delivery. He writes more on each of these key points: Start Simply for Smartphones Think Consumer Compress and Chunk Content Think Tactile Know the devices Single, double or treble plays The new learning… Read More »Great Learning Design is the Key to Success in Mobile Learning

Does Learning Need to be Totally Mobile?

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It seems a pretty safe bet that a large percentage of our target audiences make extensive use of smartphones and so it might make sense to deliver learning via these devices. On the other hand, surely these same people have access to desktops, laptops and tablets as well. In which case, unless it is imperative that a course has to be totally mobile, we can think of the desktop and… Read More »Does Learning Need to be Totally Mobile?

Going Mobile: 10 Tips for Learning Designers

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Paul Clothier states in his 10 tips article, “It’s not always a good idea to adapt your existing content for mobile. Avoid it if you can, and create mLearning from scratch that supports what you already have. But if you must — then these guidelines should keep you in good stead.” Many of us working in instructional design will find ourselves getting more and more involved in designing for multiple… Read More »Going Mobile: 10 Tips for Learning Designers

Mobile Learning: Device & Content to Drive the Content

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A few months ago, Paul Clothier made some extremely pertinent observations about smartphones and their use as a learning medium. He started by reminding us the extent to which we access our smartphones every day – can you believe it that on average 18-44 year olds check their phones 150 times a day!? He then goes on to make some interesting and important points relating to how smartphones are normally… Read More »Mobile Learning: Device & Content to Drive the Content

Are Informal and Mobile Learning Merging?

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We are probably all aware that, if we think about it, we all learn something just about every day. We don’t go out of our way to learn things and we don’t go on prescribed courses of learning, we just pick things up. We probably do this more and more now that the internet is part of most people’s everyday lives. How often have you ‘Googled’ something only to find,… Read More »Are Informal and Mobile Learning Merging?

Mobile Learning – do we have a Revolution?

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Ashley Sinclair takes a look back over the past year and comes up with four possible reasons why we are starting to see such a widespread adoption of multi-device in the world of learning. She states that research shows that the percentage of organisations using mobile devices has grown from 36{5f90343551c95c1cd8d815abe76582cd7f3b06a4d52ee69a52e5ef37d2cdd564} in 2010, through 47{5f90343551c95c1cd8d815abe76582cd7f3b06a4d52ee69a52e5ef37d2cdd564} in 2012 and has now reached 71{5f90343551c95c1cd8d815abe76582cd7f3b06a4d52ee69a52e5ef37d2cdd564}. The reasons identified and further explained are: It… Read More »Mobile Learning – do we have a Revolution?