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TIM TALK- Mobile Learning - What You Need to Know Today!

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Smartphones and tablets have changed the way we work, play, and now learn. In fact, mobile learning is the fastest-growing learning mode, with over one-third of companies having deployed mobile access. In this 20-minute TIM Talk, we'll discuss the three factors contributing to the appeal of mobile learning and three things you can do to benefit from it.

Takeaways include:
How you can benefit from mobile learning
\What are the best practices for mobile learning
Key technologies enabling mobile learning
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TIM TALK- Mobile Learning - What You Need to Know Today!

  1. 1. Mobile Learning: 3 Reasons 3 Case Studies 3 To dos Charles DeNault @mathchuck Sr. Director of Product Marketing August 28, 2014
  2. 2. 3 Reasons for Mobile Learning 3 Case Studies 3 Suggestions on getting started Questions, answers, and comments are welcome throughout. Slides will be sent to all attendees. Agenda
  3. 3. Reason 1: Anytime, Anywhere Access Accommodate Learning Styles. Everyone loves the convenience.
  4. 4. Reason 2: Mobile is the computing platform of choice • In 2012, 65% of workers surveyed declared their mobile devices to be their most critical work device.* • 78% of Facebook access in the US is via mobile • Phones and tablets offer great performance and are easy to use. *
  5. 5. Poll: How will Mobile Learning fare at your company in the near future? • Decrease significantly • Decrease somewhat • Remain the same • Increase somewhat • Increase significantly ©2014 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 6
  6. 6. Reason 3: Your competition is investing in mobile learning The near future of mobile – source: Brandon Hall 2014 38.7% 48.7% 12.0% 0.7% 0.0% It will decrease significantly It will decrease somewhat It will remain the same It will increase somewhat It will increase significantly
  7. 7. Case Study: Guitar Center – Perfect Harmony June 12, 2014 ©2014 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 8 “People want to learn on their own terms, when it makes sense for them.” – Chris Salles, Director of eLearning
  8. 8. Case Study: Guitar Center “More Stories to Tell” Mobile and Social Learning • Disseminate information quicker • Share information among stores • Collaborate, record and share • Lack of PCs “We’re going from 25 SMEs to 12,000!” ©2014 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 9 About Guitar Center • Over 250 locations nationwide • 12,000 passionate employees • Largest retailer of musical instruments and related gear
  9. 9. Case Study: Weight Watchers “Moving to Pull” Why Mobile Learning? • Nimble and Bite Sized • Easily access fit with their BYOD Culture • Elevate employee engagement “No one wants a 4 hour eLearning course. They want something right now, that’s 10 minutes, and they want it to be good.” – Dan Hoffmaster, Sr. Manager of Learning Technology ©2014 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 10 About Weight Watchers • 25,000 Employees • Operates in 30 countries • For over 40 years has helped millions lose weight Saba Case Study 2014
  10. 10. Big Global Technology Company “Just-in-Time Learning” 2 Years of Search, Filter, Download • Phase 1: Smartphone friendly content (MP4, PDF, PPT) & community access • Phase 2: Converting existing e-learning • Content review board & process ©2014 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 11 About this implementation • 97,000 Partner Employees • Operating in 166 countries • 25% usage is mobile Saba Summit Presentation 2014 • 109,000 content downloads
  11. 11. POLL What do you think your biggest challenge will be with Mobile Learning? • Infrastructure • Integrating with current learning programs • Content (creating or converting) • Adoption • Workforce rules (union or part-time) • Other (please share in chat) • Not sure
  12. 12. Start a Mobile Learning Experiment • Choose a project – a class, a process, or community • Gain familiarity with the technology • Learn about content and behavior • Use private groups on LinkedIn or Facebook if no internal systems are readily available “There are no rules here — we're trying to accomplish something.” - Thomas Edison
  13. 13. Mobile Learning Infrastructure • Is your LMS ready? • If not, how about a social enterprise tool. • Start building a list of requirements – must haves and nice to haves.
  14. 14. Sponsor Mobile Access Will your learners access your content? $20 a month buys about 2GB of data which is a lot of learning and even more good will
  15. 15. Discussion
  16. 16. Thank You
  17. 17. Want to see more?