This is the second post in a series of three I am writing. The posts are a review of the workshop I attended at mLearnCon on creating successful m-learning strategy. These are the three most important items I wish to share from the second part of the workshop.
After viewing some examples of m-learning, we got into the planning phase discussing Accenture’s award winning mobile learning initiative as a case study. After the workshop I did some more research about this project and some of what I present below is from a couple of .pdfs about the same project found at Brandon Hall and Masie Learning sites.
Dana Alan Koch, learning strategist at Accenture, suggests doing a self evaluation if m-learning is right for you. Ask yourself the following:
– Business need – Do you need to increase the speed of uptake and/or ease of access of training by your target audience?
– Receptive audience – Is your target audience highly mobile and crunched for time?
– Enabling technology – Do you have sufficient number of target audience members with supported devices?
– “Knowledge” content – Is the content you need to provide primarily knowledge-based content and can it be put in small chunks?
In true consulting style they present a blueprint for defining setting your goals and how to reach them.
I found this a useful tool for organizations starting with m-learning and recommend using this for your next m-learning initiative. Answering the key question listed in this framework can help you plan for a successful m-learning project.
When to use mobile learning?
Source: From the presentation shared at the workshop available here – mLearnopedia
This diagram shows how the various types training learning formats sit around the moment of need. The upper funnel is focused on ‘teaching’ while the lower inverted funnel is focused on ‘doing’. As discussed on one of our earlier posts mobile learning is most suitable for the lower funnel. The three moments of learning need where mobile learning would work best are:
– when trying to remember
– when things change
– when something goes wrong
ADL Mobile Learning – a useful reference guide
ADL has is working on a great mobile learning reference guide.