ASTD 2013 features a number of mobile learning sessions. This table is a guide to those sessions.
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Susan Fisher is the lead instructional designer & learning consultant for the Innovative Learning Group. Susan is the author of the mLearning series “Mobile or Not…Here it Comes!“
Jason Haag is a researcher/analyst with ADL, the Advanced Distributed Learning group at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he is the mobile team lead. Jason received his M.Ed. from the University of West Florida where he specialized in education & training management and instructional technology.
Allison Rossett, long-time professor of educational technology at San Diego State University, is in the Training Magazine HRD Hall of Fame, was a member of the ASTD International Board of Directors, and was honored by selection as an ISPI Member-for-Life. This session will enable you to distinguish between mobile for learning programs and mobile for performance support, giving you ideas about how to use these ever-present devices. The session will enable you to see ways to rely on mobile and to integrate mobile into existing training programs.
Erika Tedesco is the manager of education and training at Hosparus in Louisville, KY. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and has spent 10 years cultivating knowledge of adult education with an emphasis on healthcare. This session will explore the opportunities for engaging your mobile workforce through virtual yearbooks, online bulletin boards, interactive newsletters, surveys and social media.
Clark Quinn may be the most experienced presenter on mobile learning at ICE, having defined the concept in an article in 2000. Clark has written two books on mobile learning, Designing mLearning and The Mobile Academy, and has his own blog that often has insightful posts on mobile learning. This session should not be missed.
James Xu is currently a professor at DeVry University teaching game and simulation programming. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and is pursuing Ph.D. in modeling & simulation. In this presentation, James will help you navigate the decision points that lie between your vision and making it a reality. He will also share lessons learned and success stories of mobile projects in the public and private sectors.
Owning Mobile Sales Training: Implementing a Customized Sales Methodology Using Mobile Technology, with Dan Smaida
Dan Smaida is president of Boatman Learning, a consulting firm that helps companies develop and deploy proprietary sales methodologies. Dan writes a blog called Transforming Sales Training with lots of detailed posts on sales enablement.
Since 2005, Sarah Gilbert has worked with Adobe products to build a wide variety of online learning experiences, from interactive demos and games to eLearning and podcasts. Sarah has a master’s degree in business management and is published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities by Elaine Biech for her innovative technical training concepts.
Chad Udell is the managing director of Float Mobile Learning, and author of Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training. Chad has years of experience in designing and building mobile learning, as well as developing and using the tools for creating new ways of using the affordances of mobile technologies. At the leading edge of this field, Chad is well positioned to speak about what is next for mobile learning. Also a session not to be missed.
Sales Enablement and Employee Empowerment: Driving Performance Support With Mobile Devices, with Carla Torgerson and Phillip Neal
Carla Torgerson and Phillip Neal are with Maestro, a mobile learning development company. They wrote an article on mobile learning and performance support last year. This session will show examples of mobile apps that have provided performance support to sales professionals with excellent results.
Alex Salop, director of product marketing for Brainshark, will talk about Brainshark’s Sales Enablement Suite and how it can help sales teams prepare for sales conversations with video-based, mobile-ready content for training and selling.