Tappestry App Geared Toward Mobile Learning for Connected Companies

White Paper Explains Importance of Social and Informal Learning Within the Organization

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Las Vegas – October 31, 2012 – Tappestry, the first mobile app to enable employees to record what they learn, aims to capture valuable knowledge and intellectual property that might otherwise be lost to the organization.

As much as 90 percent of what people learn, both professionally and personally, is carried out on an informal basis through social contacts, according to the Center for Creative Leadership. This has placed the CLOs and other managers in learning and development departments at a disadvantage in terms of reporting to their superiors just what skills, knowledge, and interests are available to the enterprise.

“Tappestry is the first mobile app to offer a solution to this problem,” says Float Mobile Learning senior analyst Gary Woodill, Ed.D., in his latest white paper, Tappestry: The Mobile Learning App for Connected Companies. “Connected companies need flexible connections among their members for information to be requested and shared. Tappestry is specifically designed for that kind of situation.”

Woodill explores how learning has become complex and multidimensional, saying that the possibilities of how one can learn extend beyond the classroom. In addition to that model, learning now happens through a variety of media in a number of settings. Corporate training, he says, can now be mobile, informal, social, curated, and augmented, among other descriptors.

“As a new-generation learning app,” Woodill says, “Tappestry has all of these dimensions and more.”

With Tappestry, people can share what they’ve learned or what they want to learn, categorize or filter content they find most useful and interesting, and curate their connections. By being able to capture learning as it happens, Tappestry allows people to then later retrieve that information when it is needed.

While learners have the ability to take a more active part in the learning process, Woodill says managers are able to track data usage in Tappestry thanks to the Tin Can API.

“Managers who use the Tin Can API are ensuring that they are ready for the future, as Tin Can is the next generation of the SCORM standard for interoperability,” Woodill says. “One of the benefits of Tin Can is that any LMS compliant with Tin Can now have the ability to plug into Tappestry.”

To read the full white paper, visit: http://gowithfloat.com/research-papers/tappestry-the-mobile-learning-app-for-connected-companies/

For more information on Tappestry, visit: http://tappestryapp.com

About Float Mobile Learning

Float’s team of experts combines strategy, mobile app development, and eLearning to guide organizations by harnessing the unique power of mobile technology. Founded in 2010, Float works with industry leaders such as Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Pioneer Hi-Bred, GROWMARK, and Wiley Publishing Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) to strategize and develop mobile learning initiatives. To learn more, please visit http://gowithfloat.com.

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