1001 Upskilling: All I Need Is My Phone

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, June 10



Teaching real-world skills and allowing learners to immediately apply those skills is challenging. Simulations can be effective, but expensive and time-consuming, especially when evaluating and giving feedback to help learners improve their practice.

In this session, you will discover how learners can use mobile devices to build real-world skills within their own schedules from anywhere in the world. Learn how instructors can easily create mobile- and video-based training exercises on their smartphones or tablets. Explore how voice control capabilities enable learners to seamlessly navigate through instructional video content while simultaneously practicing technical or soft skills.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create effective mobile- and video-basedl training exercises
  • How to build soft and technical skill training through a mobile device
  • How learners can build and develop skills asynchronously within a social community
  • How learners can use voice-controlled videos to practice technical skills

Novice to advanced designers and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Marcia McInnes

Learning Specialist


Marcia McInnes, an learning specialist with ApprenNet, is interested in creating meaningful learning opportunities. Marcia has worked in marketing and as an educator specializing in gifted learning and technology. She is also active in the nonprofit world, having worked as a speaker manager for TEDxPhiladelphia and an educational consultant for TechGirlz. She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Simon Fraser University.

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