Mobile learning is here to stay: Why be tied to a computer when you can spend the day where you want and learn at the same time? But mLearning isn’t just eLearning on a smaller screen. It has specific demands and offers unique opportunities. Are you making the most of your mLearning? The eLearning Guild’s free eBook, Mobile Learning in Context, might inspire you to rethink your approach.

Rethink your approach

For Mobile Learning in Context, contributing editor Janet Clarey assembled a group of mobile learning thought leaders and asked for their take on the range of mLearning topics. Each of the essays will make you consider the possibilities of mobile learning in a whole new light. Among the eBook’s highlights:

Brenda Enders, of Enders Consulting, shares her approach for getting started with mobile. She writes about the strategy process used by the American Public Library System for meeting the needs of faculty and student requests for a mobile classroom app.

Helen Crompton, of Old Dominion University, writes from a historical perspective about how mobile learning is creating a shift in the way we teach. She provides the learner-centered progression of pedagogies over the past five decades and a revised Bloom’s Taxonomy pyramid that focuses on what students are able to do.

John Traxler, of University of Wolverhampton, discusses about his work on a large European project developing a mobile online environment for professional development for officials in rural local governments and shares his thoughts on the significant barriers organizations can face in implementing mobile learning solutions.

Jason Haag, of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, explores the use of augmented reality for contextual mobile learning. Using a classing scheme from the Open University, he identifies multiple examples of augmented reality for mobile.

Phil Cowcill and Krista Hildner, both of Canadore College, examine how the endowed progress effect helps motivate learners to complete training by providing rewards with value, and they suggest ways to change the perception of learners and increase motivation, retention, and fun.

Inge de Waard, of the Open University, discusses the implementation of her mMOOC design. She discusses practical implementations of eLearning that focus on building mobile-supported eLearning courses that combine contemporary learning solutions and build networked, digitally skilled learner communities.

Sean Bengry, of Accenture Academy, writes about the increasing momentum of micro-video and different approaches for creating meaningful, relevant micro-videos that are good for your audience.

Dig into these meaty essays and download Mobile Learning in Context today.

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eBooks from The eLearning Guild are FREE for everyone, and Guild membership is not required to access them. With more than two dozen published titles, every Guild eBook is focused on one theme. Some are collections of tips we gather from the industry experts and experienced practitioners who speak at our online events, others offer tips from Guild members around the world, and others are collections of articles from key industry leaders. In any case, you’ll find valuable information that you can immediately put to work in your organization.