While traditional classroom training still has its place in our client sites across the world, learning on the go is very much here to stay. TrainingPros’ Relationship Managers and consultants have embraced eLearning tools, concepts, and techniques and continue to evolve with the demands of the market.
This edition of Learning Insights focuses on how eLearning and mLearning methods are changing the face of learning and development. Let us hear from you about the challenges and successes that you are having in making your organization’s training materials available in a variety of ways for your learners.
We also hope to visit with many of you in Washington at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition. TrainingPros will be a major exhibitor in booth 536 with our Business RadioX partnership as we broadcast live interviews with international learning leaders. Come join us!
Learning on the Go
In the last 40 years, the Learning and Development (L&D) industry has seen a significant paradigm shift in platforms and delivery, from course manuals and classrooms in the ’70s to floppy disks and computer-based training in the ’80s and ’90s.
Now smartphones and tablets are presenting challenges and opportunities we could not have imagined at the beginning of the new millennium. What do these new forms of media mean for learners and learning leaders?
Yes, folks, it’s true - mLearning or mobile learning, at least in concept, has been around for decades. In fact, I remember learning conversational Spanish by listening to audio tapes on my Sony Walkman (oops, I think I just dated myself) over 30 years ago. Although only somewhat effective and heavily reliant on one’s dedication to repetition, my conversational Spanish on tape was a form of mobile learning.
So what’s the big deal now? Why is it being talked about so much? Why are so many organizations considering this approach? And why do we have conferences and expos that are dedicated to this concept?
Mark your calendars for these L&D events taking place in the spring and summer:
ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition (ICE) in Washington, DC May 4-7; More Info & Registration During this signature annual event, TrainingPros will be a major exhibitor! Drop by booth 536 to hear what industry leaders have to say during our live broadcasts on Business RadioX.
Mobile learning is one of the hottest topics in learning and development right now. Everyone seems to be trying to develop a mobile learning strategy.
To better plan your strategy, you should understand the progression of mobile learning over time in order to plan for not just today, but also the future.
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