Mobile Learning: what’s it all about?

Mobile Learning: what’s it all about?

I’m tackling at least one new learning trend, tool or idea each month this year. It’s all part of my efforts to grow my own skills and bring more to our clients. Mostly though, I need to start being a “lifelong learner” again – something I haven’t been very good at in the past year. This month, I want to learn more about mobile learning. We all know mobile learning or mLearning about learning on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. I know that my favourite authoring tool (Articulate Storyline) publishes to mobile-friendly formats like HTML5 but what’s really involved in developing successfully for a mobile learner? So, this month, I’m going to dive a little bit and answer a few questions for myself and hopefully for you too. Sure, I’m not the first one to discover this… it’s been a trend for a while. I’m allowed to catch up, right? My questions Here’s a few questions I want to answer: What exactly is mobile learning? I’m going to explore more examples and see how “traditional” learning is converting to mobile. Why are learners looking for mobile solutions? Do they need on-demand learning or is it just convenience of having their phone wherever they are? What should we do differently if we know some of our audience is mobile? How do we design (and develop) for both mobile and non-mobile learners? When and how do we consider learners using multiple devices? How am I going to answer them? Google is my friend but I also have bookmarks from TD.org and Allen Interactions to take a look at. Of course, I’m also going...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Hemeon Learning! Wow, it’s been quite the year. I’ve been extremely terrible about keeping the website up to date and even worse with blogging. I can’t promise I’ll do better but I’m starting here and hope to keep it up a little more regularly. My goal – one new blog post a month this year. So what’s happened in the last year or so at Hemeon Learning? It’s been a huge year! At the end of 2015 I decided to leave my full time position of five years to focus more on family and Hemeon Learning. We brought on a couple of additional clients and I was working part-time on a number of projects at any given time as well as playing with/caring for our one year old (two now). Fast forward to June 2016. We made a huge family decision to move from Vancouver, BC, Canada back to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where both my husband (and Hemeon Learning partner in crime) and I are from. After 13 years in the big city it was time to come back home. What a whirlwind. At the same time, Ivan (hubby) also decided to leave his full time position in favour of helping me at home so I could continue to grow our business. We signed several new clients over the summer and continued working with previous ones. At the end of August we made the big move from coast to coast and settled into our new home (and home office!). We’ve had fun exploring our new neighbourhood and working with new clients as well. Now that winter’s...