The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. I’m very happy with how the webinar turned out and I would like to thank Jeff Tillett and Chad Udell from Float Learning for having me, as well as Robert Gadd for sharing the microphone with me. And a special thanks to everyone who attended and actively participated with us in the chat.

The recording is roughly 64 minutes and here is what you can expect as you watch the video below:

  • We started with an overview of the current state of mobile in general. Here are some interesting stats we provided: Apple sold 15.4 million iPads in their last quarter, vs. 14.7 million PCs by HP in the same quarter. Total shipment of Tablets is expected to be close to 100 million by 2016. And then there’s HTML5 browser-capable devices, 2.1 billion devices expected by 2016. I also mentioned that it took less than two years to account for 40 million Tablets among US mobile users. It took 7 years for smartphones. It took Radio 38 years for an audience that size, TV 13, Internet 4 years, and the iPod 3 years, etc. So yes, the Mobile Revolution is happening now and is big.
  • We also talked out the need for a “soft reset” in Learning and Development as we transition from eLearning to mLearning. I brought up the need to rethink our learning strategy and we all agreed about the amazing learning possibilities mobile learning provides.
  • We also covered the current state of rapid development tools for mobile and what we believe tools vendors like Articulate and Adobe need to do moving forward in order to stay relevant for this new mobile learning revolution.
  • Next we went into a discussion on whether Is it time to move on from Flash? As a former Adobe employee I gave my most sincere argument for why I think the answer is yes, as much as it saddens me to say so because of what Flash has meant for me.
  • Towards the end we talked about what would a good rapid mobile development tool do for an organization? and whether it makes sense to develop mobile learning in-house or outsource it.
  • We also discussed our take on the importance of mobile learning templates and adherence to standard and guidelines in order to avoid another “death by PowerPoint” scenario in mobile learning.
  • Finally, we all gave our take as to where we are going next in mobile learning.
I thoroughly enjoyed the session and one thing I learned is that one hour is not nearly enough to talk about all the things we need to talk about in mobile learning, so it inspired me to start a weekly podcast on the mLearning revolution, where I will continue the conversation we started yesterday. Please stay tuned for more information on this.
In the meantime, please check out the recording below and share any thoughts or questions you might have as you watch the video. And as always, please help me spread the word by ReTweeting this blog post.

  • The webinar was really great. The whole hour went by so quickly, and as you said, it could’ve easily gone on longer, for sure. 

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