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1 Hot Trends in e-Learning Mobile Learning Social Learning David Holcombe President & CEO, The eLearning Guild Publisher, Learning Solutions Magazine

2 The Case for Mobile Learning

3 Mobile is Making the Market

4 The Mobile Phone Environment Source: Tomi Ahonen, June 2010

5 Comparative Penetration Rates Source: Tomi Ahonen, June 2010

6 Mobile in Developing Countries Africa The average African mobile phone user checks their phone an average of 82 times per day. For every waking hour this is ~5 times per hour or once every 12 minutes of every hour they are awake. Source: Young & Rubicam Mobile Mania Report – April 2010 Tomi Ahonen

7 Mobile in Developing Countries India Juniper reports that 90% of all Indian internet users who accessed web services in 2008 did so on mobile phones. Note: this is WAP on basic phones and HTML web on feature phones without 3G. Most of Indias internet- use phones are not smartphones. Source: Telecompaper – January 2010 Tomi Ahonen

8 Mobile in Developing Countries India Research shows that each Indian mobile subscriber sends and receives an average of four person-to-person SMS messages per day. But they also receive two machine-originated SMS per day (media content like news, advertising, and promotions) Source: MMS Forum Asia – April 2010 Tomi Ahonen

9 mLearning in Developing Countries Bangladesh Financial Times reported that an mLearning course offering English Language via mobile, cost less than a cup of tea, was targeted for 25,000 learners – but achieved over 300,000 learners. Source: Financial Times Nov 2009 Tomi Ahonen

10 Short Message Service (SMS) SMS is a communication service using standardized protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. SMS is the most widely used data app in the world, with 2.5+ billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS

11 SMS Nearly Ubiquitous Source: Tomi Ahonen, June 2010

12 SMS in the USA Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS

13 SMS for Learning Self study prompts Pop-quizzes Discussion prompts Broadcast reminder series Games and puzzles What other ways could SMS be used?

14 Social or Social Learning When you hear Social you think… Facebook Water Coolers LinkedIn Happy Hour Twitter

15 Twitter Used by millions of people every day Lots of irrelevant noise But lots of high-end use too… Professional networking Finding people-picked answers fast Enhancing awareness of the disbursed community Enables users to know, trust, and support one another Facilitates connecting with people you may not know to get the right answer Enables connecting with large groups of people to get varied input Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

16 Microsharing Social networking tools and systems that enable listening, communication, and collaboration between people through short bursts of text, links, and media content. A surprisingly powerful way to connect people to one another for organizational benefit. Sometimes called microblogging or micromessaging. Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

17 Enterprise Microsharing Microsharing capabilities designed specifically amongst and between people within an organizational ecosystem. Integration with other enterprise applications establishes structures to quickly and efficiently pass information between individuals to accelerate core agency processes and learning. Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

18 Benefits of Enterprise Microsharing A Secure, trusted and enclosed community Information sharing and circulation Help requests Information filtering Making connections Uncovering new opportunities Supporting meetings and forums Enhancing learning Monitoring issues within the enterprise Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

19 Three Categories of E.M. Apps Stand Alone Tools Blogtronix Micro, Communote, Co-Op, ESME, Flowdock, Hashworks, HeartofCo, Present.ly, Sharetronics, Socialcast, StatusNet, Yammer, and Yonkly Social Software Suite Integrated Tools Central Desktop, Cleartext, Confluence, Cyn.in, IBM Lotus Connections, Knowledge Plaza, MangoTalk, Newsgator, Social Sites, Open Text Social Workplace, PBWorks, RollStream, Wrike, Yakabox, Yoolink Pro, Zoho Projects. Open Source Cyn.in, Sharetronix, ESME, Statusnet, and Yonkly Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

20 Must Have Features Open API Twitter integration Import & export updates to other apps Two-way email integration Manual & Automatic Filtering by groups Universal message stream with permission levels Metrics Image support Mobile support Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

21 Nice to Have Features Workflow integration Tagging Contact suggestions SMS IM Location User ratings Source: Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison Report - http://pistachioconsulting.com

22 The Power of Mobile Microsharing

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25 Lets Brainstorm How We Can Use Microsharing…


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