ASTD Unveils Latest Research on Mobile Learning at ASTD 2011

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This report provides the foundational knowledge for organizations to 'get smart' on the current state and future of mobile learning, which has been found to be directly correlated with high performance.

Mobile technology has revolutionized the way people access information. In 2008 for the first time in history, mobile access to the Internet exceeded desktop computer access. The implications for the workplace learning and development profession are profound, which is why today ASTD unveiled its latest research on mobile learning at the 2011 International Conference & Exposition – a gathering of more than 8,000 learning practitioners from around the globe.

What does the penetration of mobile technology mean for learning professionals and the learning function? How will it affect instructional design? What influence, if any, will device manufacturers, platform providers, and software developers have on mobile learning’s future? ASTD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) partnered to investigate the topic, and the resulting report Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand addresses these questions and many others by examining the existing literature, and speaking with practitioners and thought leaders from organizations that are adopting mobile learning applications in an effort to increase organizational learning and performance.

This report provides the foundational knowledge for organizations to “get smart “on the current state and future of mobile learning, which has been found to be directly correlated with high performance. Recommendations for formulating a mobile learning initiative are included in the report. Some of those recommendations are

  •     Try to remain device agnostic
  •     Leverage the things that make mobile unique
  •     Develop a strategy based on needs, don’t rush into delivery.

Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand is available through the ASTD Store.

About ASTD
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.

ASTD Media Contacts: Kristen Fyfe 703.683.8192 kfyfe(at)astd(dot)org / Jennifer Homer 703.683.8123 jhomer(at)astd(dot)org

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