April 2011 Monthly Roundup: 7 Most Popular Posts

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Mobile Learning seemed to be the flavor of the past month at our blogging stable. I wrote about the key points to be remembered while deciding the target device for mobile learning, while we had a quick SWOT analysis conducted by Amit Gautam.

Amongst others were articles on digital natives, Lego and creativity, multitasking etc.

Without further delay, let’s get on to our collection of the top 7 posts for April, each accompanied by a quick brief.

1. Learning Creativity and About Creativity From Lego
Lego is more than just a toy that we grew up with. It encourages the development of the ability to create or generate ideas, having implications on how you structure your thoughts and activities that involve work and play. Know how it figures in all of this here.

2. Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training
If the results of Learning & Skills 2011 survey by the Centre for Performance Development are anything to go by, technology assisted learning accounts for the larger piece in the learning and development pie.

3. Developing Mobile Learning: Which Device Are You Targeting?
Developing a mobile learning strategy involves taking a preliminary and crucial decision – which device to target. Here are some key takeaways from both the Gartner & IDC reports that will help you take this decision better.

4. Multitasking Takes Toll On Memory, Study Finds
Multitasking or excessive task switching may not be the best for our memory skills. This blog post links to some such studies that show how multitasking takes a significant toll on the working memory of older individuals.

5. Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
The use of mobiles as an alternative source of information is increasingly gaining ground in the learning environment. This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for mobile learning as part of their training and development. This post lists the inherent strengths and weaknesses, the potential opportunities and possible threats faced by mobile learning.

6. 5 Myths About Digital Natives
Digital natives, the individuals who take the digital world the internet enables for granted, are truly a sect apart. To these individuals, the internet and its data services are just as mundane as electricity and phones were in older generations. This article debunks 5 myths about these natives of the digital world.

7. ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes
Handling client problems on one hand and motivating the team to deliver the solution on the other, Project Managers are the souls who have to manage this delicate jugglery, all this while adhering to deadlines. While all individuals involved in the development process of a solution are important and irreplaceable, know why Project Managers are the real heroes.

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