Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011 - (Page 40)

TRACKING TRENDS | KEVIN OAKES THE PROBLEM IS WE’RE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES I WHY IS MOBILE LEARNING NOT MORE POPULAR? the majority of companies today, you won’t find a single negative thing said about mobile learning in the L&D community. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan. It should be a nobrainer in today’s mobile-obsessed world. I remember enthusiastically demonstrating learning applications on a smart phone at least seven or eight years ago, and talking about all the possibilities for mobile learning. The problem is we’re still talking about the possibilities instead of mobile learning as the primary way to deliver learning electronically. t’s now been three or four years since access to the Internet by mobile devices exceeded access from the desktop. Given that, why is the use of mobile learning light years behind desktop e-learning? Mobile learning is a funny subject. Despite the fact that it’s barely being used by Figure 1 Mobile Learning Today and in the Future To what extent does your organization take the following actions today in regard to mobile learning? Responses Design learning programs so they can be accessed by mobile devices Have the internal expertise to design learning systems accessible by mobile devices Make use of the “augmented reality” applications, where information is displayed on top of real-life images, videos, etc. Make use of smart phone “apps” for the purposes of learning Not at all Small extent 24.5% Moderate extent 9.6% High extent 2.7% Very high Correlation Correlation extent with LEI* with MPI** 0.7% .34% .08% 62.5% 52.4% 29.4% 11.9% 4.8% 1.5% .34% .08% 74.3% 17.0% 6.6% 1.6% 0.6% .28% .08% 74.5% 16.4% 6.6% 1.7% 0.8% .31% .06% *LEI: Leadership Effectiveness Index; **MPI: Market Performance Index 40 Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2011 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011
From Where I Sit: Back to the Basics
Table of Contents
Ad Index
The Learning GPS
Work that Stretches: The Best Teacher
The Promise and Peril of Social Enterprise
Technical Training: How is it Different?
Companies Press 'Play' on Training Games
Redefining the 'e' in e-Learning
Essential Components for Effectively Training a Global Workforce
Five m-Learning Considerations for Your Talent Management Strategy
Instructional Design: Learning Meets Technology
Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer
Casebook: Pfizer: Moving Product Sales Training Online
Why is Mobile Learning Not More Popular?
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: The Three T's

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011