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Mastering Mobile Learning

Mastering Mobile Learning

Chad Udell

ISBN: 978-1-118-88502-4

Sep 2014

360 pages

$43.99

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Discover the strategies, tools, and technologies necessary for developing successful mobile learning programs

In the modern, rapidly-expanding mobile learning environment, only clear guidelines and state-of-the-art technologies will stand up to the challenges that lie ahead. With a smart focus that combines a proven process with all-important strategies and practical applications, Mastering Mobile Learning stands as the most modern, comprehensive resource on the subject. It also features unique technical content previously unavailable among the literature of the mobile learning field. This book will help you turn concept into reality.

This book will show you best practices for obtaining and providing educational, training, and professional development content on devices like smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Trainers, educators, designers, instructional technologists, workplace learning professionals, and HR professionals will learn how mobile learning differs from other forms of e-learning, and will be introduced to the challenges and—more importantly—the advantages of mobile learning strategies and technologies for 21st century business environments. The book provides:

  • An overview of mobile learning, including evolving definitions and reasons for executives to embrace this approach
  • A discussion of the business drivers of mobile learning, advice for creating a mobile learning content strategy, and easy ways to inexpensively launch mobile learning
  • Valuable tips on how to use unique affordances of mobile devices to better serve your learners while they are on the go
  • Information on the ROI of mobile learning, using mobile devices as research tools, and why training in mobile development is critical
  • An overview of the technical aspects of the design and development of mobile learning

Written by experts in this burgeoning field, Mastering Mobile Learning provides a roadmap for creating the most effective learning content, strategies, and applications possible.

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Foreword xi
Tony Bingham

Preface xv

Introduction 1
Chad Udell and Gary Woodill

PART 1 UNDERSTANDING MOBILE LEARNING 5

1 Enterprise Mobile Learning: A Primer 7
Gary Woodill and Chad Udell

2 The Seven Shifts in Enterprise Learning 15
Gary Woodill

3 The Disruptive Nature of Mobile Learning 21
John Feser

4 Why Executives Should Care About Mobile Learning 31
John Feser

5 mLearning Is Not e-Learning on a Mobile Device 35
John Feser

PART 2 STRATEGIC THINKING ABOUT MOBILE LEARNING 43

6 The Six Ps of Mobile Learning Strategy 45
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7 The Business Case for Mobile Learning 59
John Feser

8 The New “Nomadism” as a Driver of Mobile Learning 69
Gary Woodill

9 Creating a Mobile Learning Content Strategy 73
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10 Seven Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Launch Mobile Learning 77
John Feser

11 Building Brand Advocacy Through Mobile Learning 83
Scott McCormick and Chad Udell

12 Developing a Mobile Management Strategy 89
Gary Woodill and Scott McCormick

13 Change Management Strategies for Mobile Learning 101
Scott McCormick

PART 3 THE VARIETIES OF MOBILE LEARNING EXPERIENCES 105

14 Categories of Mobile Learning Content 107
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15 Unique Affordances of Mobile Learning 111
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16 Leveraging Geolocation to Make Your Content More Relevant 127
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17 Incorporating Multi-Touch and Gestures into Mobile Learning 131
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18 Storing Preferences and Inferring Intent in Mobile Learning Experiences 137
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19 Using a Mobile Camera as a Powerful Learning Tool 141
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20 Employing Mobile Device Sensors for Enhanced Learning Experiences 145
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21 Alternative Reality Games as Mobile Learning 149
John Feser

22 Using Mobile Games for Sales Training and Assessment 157
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23 Voice and Messaging for Mobile Learning 161
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24 Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools 165
Gary Woodill

25 Performance Support as a Form of Mobile Learning 171
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26 Mobile Learning in “Third Spaces”: The Move to Alternative Workspaces 175
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27 The Impact of Mobile Learning on Assessment and Evaluation 179
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PART 4 DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES FOR MOBILE LEARNING 185

28 Mysteries, Heuristics, and Algorithms: Design Thinking for Mobile Learning 187
Gary Woodill

29 Ubiquity and Mobility as Design Considerations for Mobile Learning 191
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30 Design Considerations in Converting e-Learning to mLearning 199
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31 The Importance of Curation for Successful Mobile Experiences 205
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32 Selecting Tools for Mobile Learning Development 209
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33 Instructional Design Patterns for Mobile Learning 213
Gary Woodill

34 Creating Digital Publications for Mobile Learning 223
Heather Ford

35 Designing for Multiple Screens in iOS 229
Daniel Pfeiffer

36 Designing for Context 235
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37 Using Mobile Devices to Leverage Social Media for Learning 237
Gary Woodill

38 Responsive Design for Multiple Screen Formats 243
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39 Design Choices for Mobile Learning Management Systems 251
Gary Woodill

40 Maps 3.0: The New Route to Learning with Social Geospatial Data 255
Jim Ferolo

41 Using Push Notifications to Make Mobile Learning More Useful 265
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42 Improving Performance for Mobile Web and HTML5-Based Apps 269
Daniel Pfeiffer

43 Understanding the Experience API 277
Gary Woodill

44 Implementing Mobile Learning Metrics 281
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PART 5 MANAGING AND DELIVERING MOBILE LEARNING PROJECTS 285

45 Managing a Mobile Learning Project Implementation 287
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46 Security in a Mobile World 293
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47 Education and Training for Mobile Development 295
Jim Ferolo

48 Integrating Mobile Learning with Social Media 297
Adam Bockler

49 Budgeting for Social and Mobile Learning 305
Gary Woodill

50 Keeping Up with New Developments in Mobile Learning 311
Gary Woodill

About the Authors 317

About the Contributors 319

About the Association for Talent Development 321

Index 323