This Week in mLearning Podcast – Episode 7 – Project Tin Can

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1- Highlights of the week

a- Google has closed its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility.

b- Stats about Android activations per day. Relevant figures related to its competitors.

c- President Obama issues a directive to urge major government agencies to focus on the “growing mobile revolution.” RJ Jacquez wrote about this here.

d- Last Wednesday, the White House released its Digital Government Strategy:Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.

e- Facebook releases new Camera app for iPhone and iPod touch.

2- Project Tin Can: Introducing Aaron Silvers and Jason Haag.

3- Origins and definition of this project: Looking for answers.

4- Is mobile the killer app of Project Tin Can? What this project can do for an organizational mLearning strategy?

5- Will mLearning experiences be trackable?

6- Project´s capabilities: simplicity and flexibility.

7- Building up a great community for implementation and support.

8- A new approach: learning experiences are not initiated in a LMS. How can this bring into play informal learning experiences?

9- ADL has recognized the need for a SCORM that matches today’s technological challenges. Have mLearning vendors recognized that too?

10- To find more about Project Tin Can, visit their website where you can also find links to different Google groups, recent posts and a Wiki, join their weekly calls on Thursdays at 2.30 pm. EST, and follow @mobilejson and @aaronesilvers on Twitter. If you’re adopting Tin Can specifically for mLearnCon, you can contact Aaron via email.

11- Apps of the weeks:  Quickoffice® Pro HD and twitter.com on Mobile Safari.


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  • jaysshelley

    As a  “mobile learning evangelist,” how many e-learning projects have you been “honored” to actually create? Nothing in any of your podcasts is of use to real developers. It is, however, useful in sharing buzzwords used to pull the wool over the eyes of 20-something clients, who need to be moved out of the way before serious work can happen.

    • rjacquez

      Hi Jay, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time. As for your question, I just started doing consulting and I’m happy to report that I have already landed a few projects and I’m currently working on my first mLearning project. Sorry to hear the feedback about my Podcast, but I’m very open to suggestions on how we can improve it, so please let me know. Thanks again.

      • jaysshelley

        My advice is, don’t preach if you cannot practice.

        • rjacquez

          Excellent advice, Jay. This is something I always apply to everything I do and trust me, everything I write about and say in my Podcasts and in presentations I do, I’m putting into practice in every project I’m taking on. Thanks and have an excellent day!

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