Metcalf, Ph.D., is director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at
Articles by David Metcalf, Ph.D.
With the advent of mobile phones that can determine their location, scan and read bar codes, run software, and easily connect to the Web and to other mobile phones via the Internet cloud, new location-based learning strategies are just around the corner. Three leading experts in this area offer a brief overview of the technology, what’s possible now, and what will soon be available.
Wireless e-Learning is growing in importance as part of a blended learning solution. More important than the technology is how you develop content and structure the learner’s experience. The “instant learning” involved with wireless is more like performance support than training. It cannot be delivered using the same techniques as other Web-delivered learning content.