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?
Once I had been attracted by the title, it was then the photo that enchanted me! But then, moving on and getting serious, Eric raises some great points and probably the greatest is that of knowledge retention in an organisation. In these days of staff volatility, it is too easy to see expertise fly out the window – and this is where a solid information and learning strategy can be… Read More »Your Greatest Source of Learning Content: Your Employees
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
Every week I try to make a point of visiting Craig Weiss’s blog to discover his latest interesting thoughts. Today I was not disappointed. All of us involved in developing LMSs or authoring tools know that there are a vast number out there and it is certainly mind-boggling as to how anyone can really pick either the best delivery system or the best authoring tools out there. Unfortunately, marketing can… Read More »So You Think You Can Really Select the Right Authoring Tool?
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
I’ve just caught up with an interesting and excellent article that Josh Bersin wrote in forbes.com last week. In it he provides some exciting data showing how LMSs are far from dying out, they are getting bigger and better. Click here to read Josh’s article. Some of the data is more impressive than even he presents, for example, he talks in terms of 500+ LMSs out there worldwide, if you… Read More »The Red Hot LMS Market – data says it’s for real, but is it?
Last week Juliette Denny posted an interesting piece on elearningindustry.com in which she justified why engagement is at the centre of return on investment when it comes to learning and development. Engagement is something that has challenged everyone in the industry since way back when and Juliette suggests that we now have a new tool in the form of online gameification. It is an interesting read and also has some… Read More »Engage Your Learners and Boost Return on Investment
I have rarely in the past posted information of an upcoming webinar – but I have attended many of Steve’s webinars over the years and I think the time is probably right for many people to be thinking about or revisiting ROI from learning – judging by the times it seems to have come up in communications lately. Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time (that’s… Read More »Maximizing the Return on Investment (ROI) from eLearning
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?
Besides giving you a basic definition of e-learning and explaining all of the components that might contribute to an e-learning course, this well presented 4 minute animated video might give some already working in the learning industry some new ideas and options they might apply to the work they have already done. Produced by GIZ eAcademy in September 2013.