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

Chief Solutions Architect

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon to see how to improve and effectively scale the learning experience for her clients. As chief solutions architect at The Ken Blanchard Companies, she takes a practical, design thinking approach to support her clients as they transform how leadership development happens and what their learning ecosystems look like today and tomorrow. She consults with clients on innovation in leadership, learning and development, design thinking application, curation, VR, AR, chatbots, learner experience design (UX/UI), and MOOC/blended learning solutions across many industries.

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