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Understanding the Terminology and Scope of Mobile Learning

110 Understanding the Terminology and Scope of Mobile Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, June 24


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For most organizations, starting to explore adding mobile to an organizational learning strategy can be confusing. Some organizations see mobile learning as nothing more than HTML5. Some instructional designers think mobile learning is a concern only for developers. Still other organizations think mobile is nothing more than a different publishing option from an authoring tool. It’s only when you start walking down the path that you realize just how wrong those assumptions, and countless others, truly are.

In this session you will immerse yourself in the world of mobile learning. You will explore the key components that are needed for an effective mobile learning solution. You will learn the terminology of mLearning so that you can effectively participate in strategic discussions. You will leave this session understanding the key strategic considerations that must be explored before taking your first step.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What mobile learning is … and what it isn’t
  • Mobile learning terminology and buzzwords
  • Considerations to explore as you build your strategy
  • Design and development principles, practices, and tools
  • Important points related to implementation and security


Novice designers, developers, managers, and directors

Sarah Mercier

Managing Partner

Learning Ninjas

Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.

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