‘Everyone Is Talking Mobile Learning’, Observes Upside Learning At ASTD TK 2012 And Learning Technologies 2012
The recently concluded expos at Las Vegas (ASTD TechKnowledge 2012) and London (Learning Technologies 2012), where Upside Learning was an exhibitor, saw hordes of visitors representing a wide cross section of the learning industry including Instructional Designers, eLearning developers, L&D Managers, CEOs and HR executives, walk in at the show to get the ‘flavor’ of the show. And the flavor, undoubtedly, was mobile learning. Not just the visitors, all the major players in the UK-EU and the US market too showcased their mobile learning solutions with a number of free sessions focused on mobile learning.
Having been in the mobile learning domain for over 3 years now, Upside Learning has developed a good understanding of the domain and its technologies. Based on this, the company has noticed and indicated some key factors which will stand as obstacles delaying the customer adoption of mobile learning:
- What is mLearning most suitable for?
- How to go about implementing an mLearning strategy?
- Which platforms / devices should be targeted?
- Which way to go – native apps, web apps, or HTML5?
- What sort of tracking requirements are there (if any)?
- How to convert existing eLearning to mLearning?
- Should new projects be developed such they work on PCs, Tablets, and Mobile Phones?
Irrespective of this, one thing that is clear, and has been observed by Upside Learning, is while mobile learning has been on the horizon for many years now, it looks like it’s time has finally come.
Upside Learning had exhibited its wide range of custom mobile learning offerings that include micro courses, quizzes and games, mbooks, mobile videos, augmented reality apps and custom mobile apps for different smartphones and tablets. The main attraction, however, was Upside2Go, Upside Learning’s revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry. It is a mobile ecosystem that combines formal training, informal, social, and collaborative learning.
For more details on Upside Learning’s mobile learning solutions, visit https://www.upsidelearning.com/mobile-learning/