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Using Empirical Research to Get mLearning Right

608 Using Empirical Research to Get mLearning Right

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Wednesday, June 25


Marina 6

Too many guidelines for mobile eLearning are based on opinion, not empirical research. This can really derail the effectiveness of learning programs. In addition, in an environment where every budget dollar is critical, organizations can not afford to waste time and money on poor mobile instructional design. There are now examples and case studies that enable us to take a more credible and research-supported path to mobile learning.

In this session participants will explore real world examples of the good and bad of mobile learning. You will learn how to leverage solid instructional design research in order to make your next mobile learning project more engaging, memorable, and effective. By the end of this session, you will discover the most effective way to use words and visuals, when and where to use audio, how to avoid overloading the learner, and the optimal frequency and method for testing your mobile learning projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The best placement and use of text
  • How to use audio effectively
  • How to segment topics to manage complex content
  • The best frequency for testing mobile learning projects

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Smartphones and tablets.

Tim Wright

Senior Instructional Designer

Intermountain Health Care

Tim Wright is the senior instructional designer for SelectHealth and parent company Intermountain Healthcare. As a consultant Tim has advised the National Emergency Training Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Monavie, and the Los Angeles Fire Department. Tim has extensive experience as an instructor and has taught a nationally recognized MIS Training Institute course for two years in New York City. He holds a master’s degree in technology education, is a film school graduate, and is an evangelist for better instructional design based on empirical research.

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