ASTD 2013 Mobile Learning Sessions

Float's Guide to Mobile Learning at ASTD International Conference & Expo

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ASTD 2013 features a number of mobile learning sessions. This table is a guide to those sessions.

You can also tweet with the #astdml hashtag to network with others about mobile learning at the conference.

Session Speaker Time Location
Sunday, May 19
From Concept to Concrete: Eight Factors in Mobile Design Susan Fisher 12-1:15 p.m. Dallas Ballroom F
Mobile Learning for Instructional Designers: The MoTIF Project Jason Haag 1:45-3 p.m. Room C 141/143/149
Mobile for Learning and Performance Support — The Time is Now! Allison Rossett 1:45-3 p.m. Ballroom C2
Engaging a 24/7 Mobile Workforce Erika Tedesco 1:45-2:45 p.m. Dallas Ballroom G
Monday, May 20
Goin’ Mobile: M-Learning for Organizational Performance Clark Quinn 12:30-11:45 p.m. Ballroom C3
Where to Start with Mobile Devices: A Decision-Making Process for Mobile Strategy James Xu 2:30-3:30 p.m. Room D 220/227
Owning Mobile Sales Training: Implementing a Customized Sales Methodology Using Mobile Technology Dan Smaida 4-5:30 p.m. Ballroom C3
Tuesday, May 21
Build Your First Mobile Learning Project with Adobe Captivate 6 Sarah Gilbert 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ASTD Central – Hall D
What’s Next for Mobile Learning? Chad Udell 4-5:30 p.m. Room D 221/225/226
Sales Enablement and Employee Empowerment: Driving Performance Support With Mobile Devices Carla Torgerson and Phillip Neal 4-5:30 p.m. Dallas Ballroom A
Wednesday, May 22
Arming Today’s Mobile Sales Professional Alex Salop 1:15-2:45 p.m. Room C 144

 

From Concept to Concrete: Eight Factors in Mobile Design, with Susan Fisher

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!

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Mobile Learning for Instructional Designers: The MoTIF Project, with Jason Haag

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.

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Mobile for Learning and Performance Support — The Time is Now! with Allison Rossett

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.

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Engaging a 24/7 Mobile Workforce, with Erika Tedesco

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.

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Goin’ Mobile: M-Learning for Organizational Performance, with Clark Quinn

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.

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Where to Start with Mobile Devices: A Decision-Making Process for Mobile Strategy, with James Xu

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.

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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.

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Build Your First Mobile Learning Project with Adobe Captivate 6, with Sarah Gilbert

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.

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What’s Next for Mobile Learning? with Chad Udell

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.

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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.

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Arming Today’s Mobile Sales Professional, with Alex Salop

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.

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Gary Woodill is a senior analyst with Float, as well as CEO of i5 Research. Gary conducts research and market analyses, as well as assessments and forecasting for emerging technologies. Gary is the co-editor of "Mastering Mobile Learning," author of “The Mobile Learning Edge,” and the co-author of “Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds.” He also presents at conferences and is the author of numerous articles and research reports on emerging learning technologies. Gary holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Toronto.

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