603 mLearning: How Far Have We Come?
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, June 25
While most organization see mLearning as something new, it’s actualy been in existsnece in some form for well over a decade. Just as mobile technology has advanced and evolved during that time, so to have the strategies we use to leverge these technologues for learning and performance. Understanding where we have been, and the lessons we learned getting to this point, will help better prepare us for the continued evolution of mLearning in the future.
In this session you will explore the progress that has been made in mLearning over the last decade and more. You will discuss the many things our industry has learned about how training and performance needs can be solved using mobile devices. You will learn about the expanded ways in which phones – both smart and feature - can be used for just-in time needs. You will also explore the ways that tablets and even laptops are being included in a learning strategy that includes mobile. You will leave this interactive session with a better understanding of how mobile tehnologies are changing the way learning is viewed in corporate and academic environments.
In this session, you will learn:
- The history of mLearning and what it means to the future
- What mobile technologies are available to us today
- What mobile technologies we can expect tomorrow
- Various applications of mobile technlogies being used for learning
Novice Designers, Developers, Project Managers, Managers, and Directors
Technology discussed in this session:
Various mobile technologies
Manager of Technical Training Development
Steve Howard is manager of technical training development for FireEye. Steve has spent over 15 years developing engaging instructional content, both as an associate and a consultant, for many diverse industries, such as department stores, utilities, the US Navy, healthcare, finance, real estate, and high tech. Steve’s passion is utilizing technology to its best for learning solutions.
Senior Instructional Designer
Neil Lasher, the senior instructional designer for FireEye, is a Fellow of the UK Learning and Performance Institute. Over the last 25 years, Neil has assisted hundreds of companies of all sizes with their learning design and strategy. In 2012 Neil worked for the organizing committee of the London 2012 Olympics, helping to roll out one million hours of learning to 200,000 contractors and volunteers. A recognized expert and thought leader in instructional design and workplace analytics for using technology in learning, Neil is now part of a team of experts delivering learning at FireEye, ranked fourth on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500.