Sunday 15 September 2013

Book ~ "Manager's Guide to Mobile Learning" (2013) Brenda Enders

From Goodreads ~ The ultimate guide to spearheading a mobile learning program! Covers everything from the basics to working with developers and gaining stakeholder support 

"Manager's Guide to Mobile Learning" offers managers an overview of how to create, implement, and successfully use mobile learning platforms. 

Written specifically for today's busy manager, Briefcase Books feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step by step through everyday workplace situations. 
  • Proven tactics for creating, implementing, and successfully using mobile learning platforms 
  • Clear definitions of key management terms and concepts 
  • Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error 
  • Examples of successful management 
  • Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

As a trainer/educator, I am interested in learning more about new ways of training.  These days the buzz is about mobile learning (m-learning).

The author's definition of mobile learning is ... any activity that allows individuals to be more productive when consuming, interacting with or creating information.  Mediated through a compact digital portable device that the individual carries on a regular basis, has reliable connectivity for and fits in a pocket or purse.

The book covers all aspects when considering mobile learning and is divided into the following chapters:
  1. Mobile learning overview
  2. The time is now for mobile learning - benefits and challenges
  3. A new way to think about training
  4. Types of mobile learning experiences
  5. The mobile learning vision statement
  6. Requirements and expectation for mobile learning
  7. Technical considerations of mobile learning
  8. Build vs by considerations
  9. Gaining stakeholder support for mobile learning
  10. Working with the development team
  11. Ensuring a successful project

The author knows her stuff and includes lots of tricks of the trade, example, caution, mistake proofing and tools sidebars.

I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review. 

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