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Putting Mobile Learning Into Motion – New Book Excerpt Coming Soon

June 2013 Newsletter

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Despite an overwhelming majority of smartphone users accessing information on their mobile device, less than a third of organizations offer to learn content in a mobile fashion.

It’s time to change that number, and this compilation of articles and tips from Float’s mobile learning experts will help.

In this free excerpt of a book that’s coming later this year, you’ll learn:

  • Seven easy and inexpensive ways to launch mobile learning

  • How to budget for social and mobile learning in a BYOD environment

  • Why mLearning is not eLearning on a Mobile Device

  • Plus more!

This book is expected to be released later this month, so stay tuned to our website and social media channels to see how you can get a hold of it.

On the Way to San Jose for mLearnCon

A group of us at Float Mobile Learning will be heading to the mLearnCon conference in San Jose, June 17-22.

It is truly the premier conference on mobile learning in North America, especially in the corporate learning and development sector. Last year there were more than 800 delegates, by Learning Solutions’ count, so this year we expect to see more than 1,000.

This is the fourth year that the eLearning Guild has put on this conference, and Float has participated every year by presenting sessions and having an exhibit space. As usual, we will have a Float booth (#416) where we will meet with current and potential clients, as well as old friends.

As well as participating as an exhibitor, three members of the Float team will be presenting several sessions. These sessions are:

06/18/2013, 10:45 a.m. – Ten Essentials for Successful Mobile Learning Implementation – Scott McCormick

06/18/2013, 1:00 p.m. – B.Y.O.L.: Creating Your First mLearning Prototype Using Web-based Tools – Chad Udell

06/18/2013, 2:30 p.m. – Learning Everywhere: How Content Strategy is Transforming Training – Chad Udell

06/18/2013, 4:00 p.m. – Mobile Learning Analytics: Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of Mobile Learning – Gary Woodill

06/19/2013, 11:00 a.m. – Panel: Best Design Practices for Mobile – Hosted by Brenda Enders; Featuring Brandon Carson, Jeff Tillett, and Chad Udell

06/19/2013, 1:00 p.m. – Mobile Learning and Big Data: Implications and Applications for Training – Gary Woodill

If you would like to meet any members of the Float team at mLearnCon 2013, please get in touch to set up an appointment by replying to this email directly. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Until then, we have prepared a curated list of sessions just for you. Tell us what you’re looking to get out of the conference, and we’ll send you relevant talks, panels, and gatherings.

ASTD 2013 One for the History Books

Speaking of conferences, the annual international ASTD conference was jam-packed with information about sales enablement, measurement, and most importantly, mobile learning.

Mobile was such a big topic that ASTD CEO Tony Bingham even mentioned Chad Udell’s Learning Everywhere book as a must-have item. Conference-goers took note, as the book sold out.

Chad talks about his highlights from the event, such as Jason Haag’s presentation on the MoTIF project, the networking event hosted by ASTD’s Sales Enablement Community of Practice, the cocktail hour we hosted along with our friends at Rustici Software, and interesting comments from his session on What’s Next for Mobile Learning?

Chad’s full review can be found on our blog.

Dr. Gary Woodill, Float’s senior analyst, analyzed more than 360 exhibitors.

“Surprisingly,” he said on our blog, “given all the interest in the topic, mobile learning was only featured prominently by a dozen or so exhibitors.”

By Gary’s count, only 17 percent of those exhibitors identified learning technologies as their expertise, and 6 percent specifically identified mobile learning. Within that learning technologies subgroup, however, nearly one-third of vendors supported mobile learning.

In this 70th anniversary year of ASTD, it’s safe to say that ASTD is still going strong, and will undoubtedly see more uptake in mobile learning moving forward.

Give Your Sales Team What They Want, When and Where They Need It

If your sales people are training, chances are they are not selling. As a result, they are not adding to your organization’s bottom line.

So how do we change that?

Chad Udell recently wrote a series of blog posts on the benefits of mobile learning for sales professionals on the ASTD Sales Enablement blog.

“Mobile learning may be the most measurable form of learning delivery ever created,” he wrote, “due to the many lenses you can use – Web usage, event completion, time on task, location, and more.”

This four-part series covers bringing mobile learning to your sales team, assessing the low-hanging fruit within your organization, appealing to your sales team’s competitive nature by using games and other tools, and finally, equating real-world performance with mobile learning.

For a full overview of the series, visit our blog.

Float Updates Primer, RabbleBrowser and Sandbox

Float Mobile Learning Primer iconSeveral apps in Float’s suite of informal mobile learning applicationsreceived updates last month – the Float Mobile Learning Primer, RabbleBrowser and Sandbox.

“These advanced custom-developed applications for mobile learning purposes show the way to a new world of professional development,” said Chad Udell, Float’s managing director.

The Float Mobile Learning Primer, the introductory guide to mobile learning, is now compatible with tablets, making it even easier to use. The Primer also received a number of content updates.

RabbleBrowser, a collaborative Web Browser for learning featured on Forbes’ top ten list of apps to make your business more productive in 2013, is now available for the first time in German.

Sandbox can conveniently be used as a great tool for teachers and administration alike due to its whitelist functionality. The Web browser is now available in German, Italian, Spanish, French and Japanese.

Float continues to update this suite of apps based on customer feedback, so please let us know what you’d like to see in future updates. Until then, be sure to stay on the lookout for when we offer these apps for free in the future.

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