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Mobile learning: current status, examples, challenges

  1. 1. Mobile learning Current status, examples, development challenges Video presentation for IOTA Training Forum, Skopje, May 2014 Dr. Christoph Meier
  2. 2. © scil All rights reserved. Agenda › Importance of mobile devices › What is mobile learning? › Individuals: learning with mobile apps › Organizations: 2 cases & development framework Dr. Christoph Meier 2 09.05.2014
  3. 3. © scil All rights reserved. Who we are & what we do 4 09.05.2014 Dr. Christoph Meier Corporate Learning Strategy & Portfolio Management Learning Design Learning Professionals Learning Leadership Learning Culture Learning Value Management
  4. 4. © scil All rights reserved. Phase 1 Access to contents via mobile devices (notebooks, PDAs, smartphones, tablets) Phase 2 Informal learning outside of the classroom Phase 3 Learning by mobile learners What is "mobile learning"? Dr. Christoph Meier 5 09.05.2014 Source: Pachler, Bachmair, Cook & Kress (2009, S. 29 ff.), Specht & Ebner (2011) Image sources: http://mashable.com/2011/09/14/high-tech-museums/ http://www.lifehacker.co.in/others/Do-Something-Personally- Rewarding-Not-Productive-for-Happy- Commutes/articleshow/33302533.cms
  5. 5. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile learning: current status Dr. Christoph Meier 6 09.05.2014 Source: ASTD Whitepaper "Going Mobile", 2013 47% of learning professionals interviewed use mobile devices for learning Source: Towards Maturity, Mobile Learning at Work, 2013; N=500 L&D Professionals proliferation of mobile devices as consumer items
  6. 6. © scil All rights reserved. MOBILE LEARNING: INDIVIDUALS Dr. Christoph Meier 7 09.05.2014
  7. 7. © scil All rights reserved. The importance of mobile devices Dr. Christoph Meier 8 09.05.2014 Source: TIME mobility poll in collaboration with QUALCOMM, August 2012 Wikipedia EmailCalendar Podcasts Newsreader Image source: http://www.airsoftoutletnw.com/ condor-tactical-pants-ripstop-tactical-trousers-8 Community updates
  8. 8. © scil All rights reserved. Goals & planning Search & organize Process & discuss Design Deliver Observe & evaluate Mindmaps, Office documents Google alerts, Newsreader, Scoop.it, Communities (google+ etc.) ASTD / CLO podcasts / webinars; Weblog; Communities; Office documents; Office documents, Screencast recordings, Weblog LMS, Weblog, Webservices LMS, Social media statistics My personal learning environment Dr. Christoph Meier 9 09.05.2014 Learning & developing knowledge Working & providing services
  9. 9. © scil All rights reserved. My personal learning environment Dr. Christoph Meier 10 09.05.2014 Web, Networks & Communities Bookmarks + annotations + "read later" RSS aggregation / newsreader Content curation Weblogging App App App App Learning & developing knowledge Working & providing services Goals & planning Search & organize Process & discuss Design Deliver Observe & evaluate Mindmaps, Office documents Google alerts, Newsreader, Scoop.it, Communities (google+ etc.) ASTD / CLO podcasts / webinars; Weblog; Communities; Office documents; Office documents, Screencast recordings, Weblog LMS, Weblog, Webservices LMS, Social media statistics seamless support for my activities (continue where I left off) Apps (Yammer etc.)
  10. 10. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile learning with apps Case Job profile Key challenge Learning scenario & apps employed Key benefit 1 Software developer Keep up to date knowledge on programming languages 20-30' per day in train (commute) Anki- Cards • Quick access to contents • Productive commute 2 Director of small enterprise Professional education in parallel to day- to-day work Reading & annotating course content; iThoughts, iAnnotate • Device always at hand • Contents aggregated 3 Student Preparing for exams Organize content by subjects; set bookmarks; search; comment; Good- Reader • Device always at hand • Contents aggregated Dr. Christoph Meier 11 09.05.2014 Source: Willers, Tanja. (2013). Nutzungskonstellationen und Schlüsselfaktoren für das Lernen mit Mobile Apps. Duisburg: Master Thesis, Universität Duisburg-Essen. Abgerufen von http://publica.fraunhofer.de/documents/N-259772.html
  11. 11. © scil All rights reserved. Apps for learning: territory to explore Dr. Christoph Meier 12 09.05.2014 Source: http://langwitches.org/blog/wp- content/uploads/2011/12/iPadApps-DigitalLearningFarm.jpg Source: http://learningapps.org/index.php?overview&s=&category=0 &tool=
  12. 12. © scil All rights reserved. MOBILE LEARNING: ORGANIZATIONS Dr. Christoph Meier 13 09.05.2014
  13. 13. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile learning in organizations: content Dr. Christoph Meier 14 09.05.2014 Source: ASTD Whitepaper "Going Mobile", 2013 Source: T. Elkeles, Qualcomm, Mobile Learning: Trends & realities. February 03, 2014 http://www.worklearnmobile.org/media/ Source: Mobile Learning Research, D. Wentworth/Brandon Hall, CLO Webinar, 2014/03/14 http://de.slideshare.net/humancapitalmedia/the- evolution-ofmobilelearning
  14. 14. © scil All rights reserved. Case 1: Lufthansa › Cabin ~18'000 low technical affinity › Technical services ~ 10'000 high technical affinity personal notebooks / tablets › Cockpit ca. 6'000 training primarily in flight simulator › Management personal notebooks / tablets / smartphones Serious game for PC & tablet Knowledge Nuggets (Video) Skill Pills Dr. Christoph Meier 15 09.05.2014
  15. 15. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile content: Example Dr. Christoph Meier 16 09.05.2014 Source: http://www.skillpill.com/
  16. 16. © scil All rights reserved. Case 2: Xerox L&D: From "Training" to "Learning" › indivdual ownership for learning › integrate learning with work › knowledge sharing for mobile workforce › reduced time away from job for learning Dr. Christoph Meier 17 09.05.2014 Basedon:SpotlightonXerox,StevenMorgan,XeroxGlobalLearning,CLOWebinar,2014-03-14 http://de.slideshare.net/humancapitalmedia/the-evolution-ofmobilelearning XstreamVideo initiative: "Show – Share – Lead" Show what you know Share with the community of workers Step forward & take the Lead L&D CANNOT provide all the content needed by 140'000+ employees in specialized units L&D CAN support knowledge exchange by employees within and across units Company reinventing itself "The document company" ↓ › information services › business process services
  17. 17. © scil All rights reserved. xerox XstreamVideo: user generated content Dr. Christoph Meier 18 09.05.2014 Sources: http://de.slideshare.net/humancapitalmedia/the-evolution-ofmobilelearning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtVYkEdGtfo Smartphone interface Full feature interface for PC & tablet
  18. 18. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile learning development framework Dr. Christoph Meier 19 09.05.2014 Basedon:MobileLearningResearch,DavidWentworth,BrandonHall,CLOWebinar,2014-03-14 http://de.slideshare.net/humancapitalmedia/the-evolution-ofmobilelearning Connectivity Channels Devices Strategy Content User environment 1 2 3 4 4 = Optimized 1 = Starting out
  19. 19. © scil All rights reserved. Case study Xerox: Details Dr. Christoph Meier 20 09.05.2014 Basedon:MobileLearningResearch,StevenMorgan,Xerox,CLOWebinar,2014-03-14 http://de.slideshare.net/humancapitalmedia/the-evolution-ofmobilelearning Channels 3) Mobile access to LMS & LCMS (not for WBT but for catalogues & performance support assets) Devices 3) Focus on iPhone & iPad with best effort for Android devices Strategy 4) Systematically addressing informal learning & the mobile worker (e.g. XstreamVideo platform); Content 3) 1. User generated content (short & informal); 2. L&D performance support; 3. Acquired content (e.g., Skillsoft Books 24x7 for mobile devices); 50%+ of eL-content ready for mobile User environment 3) Content is accessible in different versions with different devices; 1 2 3 4 4 = Optimized 1 = Starting out
  20. 20. © scil All rights reserved. Mobile learning: challenges ahead Dr. Christoph Meier 21 09.05.2014 Connectivity HOW will we provide safe connectivity everywhere? Channels HOW will we integrate different information channels? Devices WHAT are the devices that we want to support? Strategy WHAT do we want to achieve for which target groups / audiences? Content WHAT content do we want to generate and HOW? User environment WHAT is the user environment that we envision for our users?
  21. 21. © scil All rights reserved. Thank you for your attention! https://twitter.com/scilCH http://slideshare.net: "sc4il" Dr. Christoph Meier swiss centre for innovations in learning (scil) Universität St.Gallen eMail: christoph.meier@unisg.ch www.scil-blog.ch http://www.scil.ch

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