601 Mobility and Learning: Harnessing the Relentless Pace of Innovation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, February 16

Mobile devices have become a ubiquitous part of, and essential tool in, nearly everyone’s personal and business lives. But what’s on the horizon, given that the device/OS wars are over and mobile is heading toward an aptly named “GAFA” (Google-Apple-Facebook-Amazon) tech landscape? How will enabling technologies like voice recognition—such as Siri, Google Now, and Alexa—impact the learning environment for mobile workers? And why are some mobile devices getting smaller and smarter (e.g., smart watches, smart glasses, wireless earbuds) while others are getting bigger (e.g., handsets, phablets, tablets)?

In this session, you will explore: how mobile is best suited to deliver training and support to workers today; how to plan for tomorrow; and the unique affordances of mobility that can impact the way you prepare, enable, and support your learners. Finally, you will review a variety of traditional and unexpected use cases that clearly demonstrate how mobile can support broad training requirements and accelerate organizational performance.

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 eDeploy.com. 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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