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Next Gen mLearning: Mixing Formal and Informal for Your Mobile Workers

203 Next Gen mLearning: Mixing Formal and Informal for Your Mobile Workers

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 24

Instructional Design

Spinnaker 2

Mobile has moved from an alternative delivery option to a mission imperative as companies seek ways to reach out and connect with their workers, partners, and customers through their omnipresent handsets and tablets. Accelerating learning delivery and increasing organizational performance have near universal appeal for companies of all sizes wanting to leverage a better informed, educated, and engaged audience through the many affordances mobile tools and technologies thus creating leverage.

In this case-study session you will discover how teams across industries are tapping into mobile’s ability to connect with workers. You will explore how to build and support a holistic learning experience spanning any mobile-friendly modality that is accessible via today’s most popular handsets, tablets, and eBook readers. You will review case studies from leading companies mixing formal learning with informal interactions to drive organizational performance, and learn about the kinds of experiences users and learners naturally want to perform while mobile.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How you can mix formal and informal interactions to drive organizational performance
  • How to measure the effectiveness of marrying formal and informal learning methods into a unified learning initiative
  • How to deliver learning plans that combine just-in-time, just-in-case, blended, and social learning
  • When mobile delivery works best and when it doesn’t

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors involved in mLearning implementations.

Robert Gadd


OnPoint Digital

Robert Gadd is president of OnPoint Digital and responsible for the company’s vision and strategy. OnPoint’s online and mobile-enabled offerings support more than one million workers and include innovative methods for content authoring, conversion, and delivery extended with social interactions, gamification, and enterprise-grade security for workers on their device or platform of choice. Prior to OnPoint, Robert spent 10 years as CTO of Datatec Systems and president/CTO of spin-off He is a frequent speaker on learning solutions—including mobile, informal learning, xAPI, and gamification—at national and international T&D conferences.

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