Learning happens everywhere. Even on trains.
Such is the crux of Chad Udell’s latest book, Learning Everywhere, which was released last month by RockBench Publishing and the ASTD.
The reviews that have come in so far suggest that this is a book for learning professionals of all sorts who are looking to create mobile learning for their organization.
“If you’ve been tasked with a mobile learning project—be it your first or your twenty-first—be sure to pick up a copy of Learning Everywhere by Chad Udell,” writes Jennifer Neibert, president of Brushfire Learning, for Learning Solutions Magazine. “The level of detail provided throughout Learning Everywhere is extraordinarily helpful. Udell provides a plethora of wireframes, screenshots, and design and content considerations to expertly convey what is and what could be in terms of mobile learning today and in the future.”
These details include suggestions on how to actually implement mobile learning. “The book covers the whole process of mobile content, from finding opportunities and initial strategy through development, prototypes and pilots, and deployment,” writes Christy Tucker, an instructional designer with Syniad Learning.
What’s more, Neibert adds that Learning Everywhere “covers the basics of budget, schedule, scope, and team considerations, with the added considerations of relatively new development methodologies.”
Tucker, who admits to not even owning a smartphone yet, echoes the new methodologies mentioned by Neibert. She says most of her clients aren’t yet asking about mLearning. Though thanks to Learning Everywhere, Tucker is better prepared to have a mobile learning conversation with a client. “I know it will, even if it hasn’t yet,” she says.
“In short,” Neibert writes, “(Udell) helps the learner understand—truly understand—how you can leverage mobile to deliver curated content to learners at the specific point of need.”
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