MM102 Understanding the Terminology and Scope of Mobile Learning
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, June 20
Expo Hall: Mobile & Media Stage
The mobile learning landscape is continually growing and shifting. As intimidating as those changes may be, organizations must be prepared to formulate and execute strategies to harness this growing technology. An understanding of the various devices, the appropriate content, the impact of mobile on traditional training and development, and how to make a business case for mobile in your organization are of key importance in navigating today’s mobile learning landscape.
In this session, you will explore the mobile learning landscape. You will discuss the various types of mobile devices and how these affect your training approach. Additionally, you will explore optimal content types for mobile learning, and the connected discussion around mobile design approaches and the differences from traditional instructional design. Finally, you will help build the business case for mobile in your organization—the “why” of mLearning today!
In this session, you will learn:
- About the various types of mobile devices and how the differences affect your training approach
- Which types of content are optimal for mobile deployment
- How to make the business case for mobile, and why you should incorporate mobile into your organization’s strategy
- Approaches to mobile design, and how it may differ from your typical design process
- Ideal approaches to mobile development using tools you likely already have
- Common examples of mobile deployment and security
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.
discussed in this session:
Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
CEO & Strategic Consultant
Sarah Mercier, CEO and strategic consultant at Build Capable, specializes in instructional strategy and learning technology. Sarah is known for translating highly technical concepts and research to real-world practice. She is an international facilitator for the Association for Talent Development and Greater Atlanta ATD Past President. Her innovative learning solutions have been recognized by winning industry awards, such as Best of Show at FocusOn Learning DemoFest for xAPI for Interactive eBooks, and Best Performance Support Solution at DevLearn DemoFest for Critical Success Factors training and assessment tool. Sarah is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and business events on topics such as instructional design and development, accessibility, data strategy, and learning ecosystems. Her work has been published in ATD’s 2020 Trends in Learning Technology, The Book of Road-Tested Activities, TD Magazine, Learning Solutions Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.