Mobile Learning – Bridging Generation Gaps

iPhone-iPad-EBHave you ever come across this generic question from the learning organizations or your business stakeholders, i.e. Can you support learning on mobile devices since that is the primary way we want the training to be delivered? What exactly is wrong with this question?

What is wrong here is not the desire to have learning available on mobile devices or focusing ‘just on the device’, but also the absence of the strategy on how to build and offer the training to blend multigenerational workforce. The learning needs to reconcile and shape up learning to meet various learning styles and taste.

Mobile learning needs to span and support multiple generations from digital immigrants (i.e. baby boomers) to digital natives (born in last 20-25 years). The effective way to bridge the gap and blend it effectively is to use mobile learning as supplementary training to meet just in time need and not as the primary training tool. Mobile programs need to be built to engage the workforce, to make it useful within the day to day work and effective in a way to create want for them instead of pushing it to the employees.

Using training as an ongoing support tool and accelerant helps pretty much all generations to meet their learning needs. For an employee who has gone through traditional training course can use it as post- training support to refer to concepts as they start applying the training in their work life. For the new generation, who is looking for just-in-time training content to either learn ‘How-to’ or ‘solve a specific problem’ can search and access the specific nugget of content on their mobile device accordingly. Sales organizations can build online games around competitive nature of the business and ask employees to solve a specific problem or excel in particular knowledge area for their success in the field and hence mastering those skills. This creates inherent want for the successful people to do better and the gaming aspect creates the engagement and interest.

The key for success is to keep the old concepts and fundamentals of L&D in the back burner and focus on new way of thinking about developing training programs. The content needs to be designed such that the training offered through mobile experience meets immediate needs, is of smaller size to make quick impact and integrates seamlessly in the workflow. When designing such training, focus on the design principles of keeping the user experience at the top, and building smaller bite size content and make it available ‘just-in-time’. This helps to meet needs of multiple generations and positions mobile learning as a tool which becomes necessary to get job done and hence automatically creates the motivation.

Author: Praveen Khurana

Praveen Khurana is a learning technology leader in learning management and human capital systems. He has 18+ years of experience in this industry and has consulted with and has implemented learning, talent and knowledge management systems for many fortune 500 companies.

New Features Timeline – 2014

 

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2014 is behind us and it was an year in which we continued our platform growth. EduBrite LMS grew by direct feedback from very engaged customers. We kept our eyes and ears open to see and listen to their genuine needs rather than what some experts may be saying. Let’s look at our important milestones in 2014.

Read more – https://www.edubrite.com/oltpublish/theme-lms/cms.do?view=year2014

 

 

Test Authoring and Delivery – EduBrite Education Webinar

In last week’s webinar, we discussed about test authoring and delivery. In this webinar covered various how quizzes/tests or surveys can be created using EduBrite’s WISYWIG test editor? Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items in detail:

  • Questions formats – Multiple choice, Fill in the blank, Yes/No, Essay, Grid Type etc.
  • Various Test properties including
    • Create question bank
    • Re-using questions from existing tests
    • Inserting images, audio, video
    • Inserting mathematical and Scientific symbols
    • Gradient scoring, negative marking
    • Adding passage, solution
    • Adding metadata at question or test level
    • Randomize questions, choices
    • Competency-based test, exams
    • Various UI options
    • Categorizing questions into sections
    • Limiting time based on sections
    • Essay evaluation
    • Random selection of questions from question bank
  • Test delivery : informal (Practice tests); Formal inside an exam, exam management. Quizzes inside the course were covered in previous course authoring and course delivery webinars.
  • Proctored Exam
  • Multi Source feedback (360 degree feedback)

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal. We will announce next round of webinar soon. Stay tuned.

EduBrite LMS Microsite administration

Microsite administration was the topic of last week’s webinar. In this webinar covered most common activities a LMS administrator typically performs. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • User Management : User Creation (individual, bulk), User roles, User assignment to group(s)
  • Group Management : Group Creation, Type of Groups (open, private, etc.), group roles, group settings, collaboration
  • Site administration : Configure features, security, menu, metadata, payment integration
  • Others : E-mail settings, proxy login

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal.

Our next webinar “Test Authoring and Delivery” is on Wednesday Sep 24 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Test / Survey creation
  • Questions formats – Multiple choice, Fill in the blank, Yes/No, Essay, Grid Type etc.
  • Test properties : Basic and advance
  • Test delivery : informal (Practice tests); Formal inside course or as an exam
  • Reporting

Register here for next webinar. From last week online webinars are being delivered directly from EduBrite LMS. For more details on how to register and join, watch a mini video?

LMS Reporting – EduBrite Education Webinar

This week’s webinar covered LMS reporting topic. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • Reporting menu
  • LMS usage reports – course sessions, usage metrics
  • Learners report
  • Assessment :  test attempts; test scores, question/survey stats
  • Lessons report
  • SCORM report
  • Statistical reports
  • Ecommerce : Payment transactions, coupon codes
  • E-mail notifications

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal.

Our next webinar “Micro-site administration” is on Wednesday Sep 17 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Users Management : User Creation (individual, bulk), User roles, User assignment to group(s)
  • Groups Management : Group Creation, Type of Groups (open, by request, private, etc.), group roles, group settings, collaboration
  • Site administration : Configure features, security, user interface, metadata
  • Misc : E-mail settings, Coupon, Payment integration, UI high level

Register here for next webinar

Course Delivery – EduBrite Education Webinar

This week’s webinar covered Course Delivery topic. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us. We discussed following items:

  • Create course session or online class
  • Course Template
  • Course properties (Setup)
  • User enrollment : admin enrolling users, self enrollment
  • Course Catalog : Search, enrollment via online payment & coupon code
  • Delivery (user) experience
  • Course completion and tracking and certificate awarding

Recording of the session is now available at Webinar Channel in EduBrite Support portal. 

We will plan Course Delivery part 2 session in future to cover additional course delivery functionalities such as:

  • Events – Integration of  live training class (ILT)
  • Off-line activities – assignment management
  • Learning with social collaboration
  • Programs and program sessions
  • Courses delivery without course session

Our next webinar “Reporting” is on Wednesday Sep 3 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Course, Course Session level report
  • Learner specific report
  • Site : Usage, Learners, Lessons, SCORM
  • Various Exam related reports
  • Assessment , Test attempts, Question/Survey stats
  • Ecommerce : Payment transactions, coupon codes
  • Custom Reports – High level

Register here for next webinar

Course Authoring – EduBrite Education Webinar

Our second webinar this week was on Test and course authoring. There was a lot to cover in one hour so we covered course authoring part only. Test authoring part will be covered in a separate session in future, we will let you know. Thanks to all participants who were able to join us.

Earlier this week we added a channel for webinars in EduBrite Support portal. All recorded webinars are available here. This is wonderful as it organizes webinar series from this year and past years in one place.

This week we have discussed how to create a course in EduBrite? Various types of content files – e.g. document types (PowerPoint, Doc, PDF etc.) , audio files, video files, external links, embedding documents, SCORM packages etc. can be used to build courses. We have also discussed various course and lesson level properties and reviewed learner’s experience for these settings.

Our next webinar “Course Delivery” is on Wednesday Aug 27 at 10 am pacific (UTC-7). In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Create course session or online class
  • User enrollment : admin enrolling users, self enrollment
  • Course Catalog : Search, enrollment via online payment & coupon code
  • Delivery (user) experience
  • Course completion and tracking and certificate awarding
  • Events – ILT class
  • Programs – High level overview

Register here for next webinar

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