Google+ Hangouts is an accessible, capable, and low-cost alternative to other more established Web- conferencing solutions. This service is ideal for small group activities when group members are geographically disparate. Learn how Hangouts worked effectively in one online graduate environment and about ideas for additional applications for education and training.
by Bill Brandon
mLearnCon 2012, the largest mobile learning event in North America, opened June 19 to record attendance. The program and Expo featured important announcements, new products, and cutting- edge sessions from practitioners who have launched successful mLearning initiatives and from vendors with significant services and products. Here are the summary and links to social media from the event!
In this second article in the Performance Support series, the authors ask, “Isn’t it our core mission to develop learning solutions that ensure people can perform effectively when they are called upon to act?” The authors begin to explore what it means to broaden the scope of our work to include the Five Moments of Learning Need.
by Dawn Poulos
A mass migration to mobile is underway and it’s bringing the cloud front and center. Delivery plans for learning are rapidly shifting from a focus on personal computers to a broader device perspective that includes tablets, smartphones, and other consumer devices. Here’s a summary of the trends, and what they mean for your organization’s learning strategy.
Mobile device adoption, especially for smartphones and tablets, is moving quickly from early adopters to the early majority. This is leading to a “BYOD” (bring your own device) mindset among workers and employers alike. BYOD is only a good thing for organizations that have a strategy in place. Here are the strategy elements you need to support mobile learning.
We have become great at creating event-based learning solutions delivered through instructors, eLearning, and mobile devices. At the same time, we fail to provide the support infrastructure learners need to attain and maintain successful on-the-job performance. Here is the key: provide what the learner must have at every phase of the journey to competency.
We have tended to think of competence as a fixed point: either you are competent or you are not. If that’s the whole story, Albert Einstein was just a competent physicist, Florence Nightingale was a competent nurse, and the Beatles were only a competent band. There has to be more, beyond mere competence. There’s a continuum of performance from novice to master. Learn about it here!