F04 Using Beacon Technology to Contextualize mLearning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, June 9

Lone Star A-E

Most learning solutions today fail to meet employees where they are in their learning journey. Cognitive overload while in training, knowledge and skill gaps in the moment of need, and information access issues prevent employees and teams from performing at their very best. Each of these has a major impact on productivity. The solution? Contextualized learning provides content at the moment of need, in the space where it is needed most.

In this session, you will learn about beacon-based learning solutions that support just-in-time, in-the-space learning. You will see how this approach is flexible, customizable, trackable, and doesn’t require an intense technology implementation cycle. Learn how beacon technology puts learning in your employees’ hands, enabling on-the-spot performance support and a flexible solution that is easily adaptable to changes in the business.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About beacon-based mLearning solutions
  • How beacon technology can be used to contextualize learning
  • About the components of a beacon-based mLearning solution and how they operate
  • To correlate beacon technology to potential opportunities in your environment

Intermediate and advanced designers and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Beacon devices, mobile app front-end and server back-end interfaces, and beacon administrative interfaces.

Tom Pizer

Director, Learning Technologies

GP Strategies

Tom Pizer is a director of learning technologies for GP’s Learning Solutions Group and has over 20 years of experience in the technical digital-media field. He leads an exceptional team of developers who create unique learning solutions in response to atypical client challenges. During his career, Tom has created, specified, directed, and/or managed hundreds of hours of educational, instructional, and entertainment-based media for a variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. A key aspect of Tom’s responsibilities is staying abreast of emerging technologies and in tune with the latest development methodologies, standards, and practices.

Ann Rollins

VP, Custom Solutions and Chief Solutions Architect

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion with nearly 30 years of industry experience helping form and execute learning and leadership development strategy for Fortune and Global 500 companies. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon and helps clients consider how the technology in our hands outside of work today may have a place inside the learning ecosystem tomorrow. She takes a practical, design thinking approach to support clients as they transform what leadership development (and learning in general) happens in their organizations, and help drive plans to innovate to prepare for what's next.

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