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Going Mobile: Considerations for Creating a Mobile Learning Strategy

610 Going Mobile: Considerations for Creating a Mobile Learning Strategy

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

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Current studies show that more than five billion people will be using mobile devices by 2017, making smartphones and tablets more prevalent and accessible than desktop or laptop computers. Mobile learning has the ability to be a truly global solution for education delivery. At the same time, organizations must develop new knowledge and skills to support this expanded scope of learning.

In this session participants will explore why a mobile learning strategy is essential to meet the currently evolving technology trends. You will explore the considerations that must be addressed in order to implement a successful strategy leveraging mobile technology. You will discuss the opportunities mobile technology presents for eLearning, performance support, and more. You will leave this session with a number of tips from our successes and pitfalls that you can use to build your organization’s mobile strategy.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To consider the audience needs and current technology trends when defining a mobile learning strategy
  • Instructional considerations for multiple screen sizes
  • To distinguish electronic performance support from mLearning
  • To differentiate between mobile websites, native apps, hybrid apps, web apps, and responsive web design

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Android operating systems, iOS, Windows 8, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Tonya Smyth

Education Consultant

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Tonya Smyth is an education consultant for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics responsible for the design, development, implementation, and project management of innovative educational technologies that enhance the experience of learners in the diagnostics industry. With years of experience as a clinical diagnostic laboratorian, technical trainer, and instructional designer, Tonya is able to blend her educational and technological perspectives to create solutions that meet the needs of the instructor, designer, and learners. Tonya holds an MS in instructional design from Western Governors University.

Andrew Paller

Curriculum Consultant

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Andrew Paller is a curriculum consultant for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics responsible for managing the design, development, and implementation of blended learning curricula. With years of experience as a technical trainer and a clinical diagnostic laboratorian, Andrew has a unique perspective on the educational needs of the diagnostic industry. Andrew holds a BS in medical technology from the University of Delaware and is pursuing an MBA from the University of Delaware.

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