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Gary Woodill, a mobile learning expert, presents a strong case explaining why organizations should embrace the new technology of mobile learning. His guide is filled with information, strategies, hard and soft resources, innovative ideas and case studies. It outlines a new learning landscape featuring participant freedom, virtual worlds, gaming, collective communication and self-generated curricula. Woodill stresses that mobile learning is in its infancy and its effectiveness remains limited. You may see his concepts as the latest sci-fi, pie in the sky – or as the tip of a wedge that sunders corporate education and ushers in methods of learning that today’s trainers can scarcely imagine. With billions of mobile phones in use worldwide, getAbstract thinks this book merits a careful read by managers, trainers, HR and IT professionals, futurists and educators of all stripes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the present state of mobile learning is,
  • What its future looks like and
  • What is involved in implementing mobile learning.
 

About the Author

Gary Woodill is an analyst of emerging technology. He is the co-author of Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds.

 

Summary

Poised for Growth
In 2007, participants in the new mobile learning industry launched The International Association for Mobile Learning. This is a marker of education’s broadening scope, moving from a classroom approach to one designed for mobile employees already afloat on a sea of available...

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