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Thoughts on the State of Mobile Learning

In 2011, Abilene Christian University held a Connected Summit, where various experts in the fields of business, education, and technology came together to share ideas about the current state of technology and where it's headed. Below are some of the conclusions I drew after watching this video, which covered the highlights of the Connected Summit.

Great Voyages: Making the transition from instructor led training to E-Learning

Learning and development professionals must frequently navigate new waters as emerging tools, technology and learning models impact how training is delivered. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to chart a course through the transition from instructor-led to web-based training?

Good news! The E-Learning Council is happy to announce Great Voyages, a series of presentations designed to do just that. This series includes:

Using Social Media in E-Learning, Part II: Podcasts & Mobile

The advent and burgeoning sophistication of mobile technologies has opened a space for passive learning to take place anywhere, any time. Consider your commute time, where radio has long been our companion. Mobile apps like Swell fly in the face of traditional, terrestrial radio by allowing the user to listen to content they want to hear. New developments in technology that integrate the mobile experience into your car (smart device, auxiliary cables, Bluetooth device pairing) make these apps viable. 

Creating Custom E-Learning Solutions Part II: Training Overview

This blog entry is part II of a series on Creating Custom E-Learning solutions. Click here to read Part I: General Business Overview.

Once the purpose and success metrics for a custom E-Learning solution are established (see Part I), the following questions further refine the content and scope of the project. Important questions to consider include:

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