Mobile Devices Revolutionize Learning April2010


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With the launch of the iPhone a couple years ago and the iPad this month, the directional arrow toward mobile has become a huge neon sign. How we design, deliver, and access learning is fundamentally changing. This presentation offers an overview of mobile's role.

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  • Mobile Devices Revolutionize Learning April2010

    1. 1. The iPad, e-readers, and mobile devices<br />Creating a learning REVOLUTION<br />Prepared by Sharon Boller, President<br /><br />(317) 861-5935<br />
    2. 2. 2<br />First…What’s mobile?<br />My definition: You hold it in your hand, it doesn’t have to be plugged in 24/7 to work, and it’s easy to add/change content (via wireless connectivity). Shown here…the iPad (left), my HTC phone that uses Google’s Android operating system, and my Kindle (right).<br />
    3. 3. Second…What does mobile change?<br />Mobile doesn’t change the way we learn-Brain Rules still apply. But…it changes 1) how we access content, 2) how we teach others, and 3) the roles of teachers/trainers.<br />
    4. 4. Once upon a time…<br /> Teachers and trainers created<br />Core Knowledge<br />Which was taught in hopes of achieving<br />Business Results<br />
    5. 5. Now…<br />Expertise is more widely distributed. LOTS of people create.<br />
    6. 6. Now…<br />Domain Names<br />Active Pages<br />The amount of information available is increasing. <br />Exponentially.<br />
    7. 7. Now…<br />The role of the “trainer” is changing to coach /archeologist / leader…or completely GONE.<br />
    8. 8. The Future of the Training Department<br />Harold Jarche<br />
    9. 9. Teachers are guides – not always experts. Mobile apps enable kids (and adults) to explore and learn ON THEIR OWN.<br /><br />
    10. 10. What’s the catch? And…is Apple where it’s at?<br />The iPad is essentially an oversized iTouch. Right now, there’s more that it CANNOT do than it can. Lots of other devices are getting ready to jump into the market. These competitors offer more power, Windows 7 and Flash – things learning designers and content deliverers value.<br />
    11. 11. What features do we need?<br />These features will create a “winner” in the learning arena:<br /><ul><li>A touch screen interface and a touch keyboard. If the iPhone has shown us anything, it’s that a touch screen UI the world to almost everyone – inviting people to explore.
    12. 12. Battery life that gives you freedom from an outlet for longer than a couple of hours.
    13. 13. Ability to view videos.
    14. 14. WiFi Internet access.
    15. 15. High-quality graphics (The Kindle gets killed on this one compared to the iPad.)
    16. 16. An operating system that supports Windows and Flash.
    17. 17. Durability – these things will take a beating. </li></li></ul><li>HowCLOSE are we?<br />Really, really close. HP Slate will be out soon and positioning itself as a direct competitor to the iPad. <br />nVidia has technology ready to launch as well. <br />
    18. 18. So – is there a Revolution?<br />Spend an hour playing with apps on a SmartPhone or perusing a newspaper on an iPad. As you do, think about how you could deliver a chemistry class, product training, or “just-in-time” content to your learners via this device. Then, you decide. <br />
    19. 19. Want to talk more?<br />Email me! Twitter me! Reach out on Facebook:<br />Sharon Boller, president<br />Bottom-Line Performance, Inc.<br /><br />