mLearning Digest – June

by WorkLearnMobile

In this month’s digest, we explore an interesting conversation between Ronda Zeleny Green and Angela Baker around mobile health and learning initiatives of Qualcomm. In addition to this, we spotted a cool infographic on mobile learning trends, critical questions for learning leaders and towards the end, you will find a neat piece that explains the gap between IT and L&D along with a surprise fun element. 

Eye Catcher

Angela Baker is Ronda Zeleny Green’s Woman in Mobile Spotlight for June 2015


Formerly one of Hilary Clinton’s team, she now manages Wireless Reach, Qualcomm’s major corporate social responsibility program. She and her team work mainly with governments to support mobile health and learning to support social and economic development. A tremendous person – read about her here . And why not check out Wireless Reach for yourself?

Quick Bytes

E-learning for Mobile Generation

We spotted a cool infographic from Pulse Learning in their blog on The Training Zone. It neatly draws together some of the key issues and trends in mobile learning. Take a look!

Thought Food

Learning Solutions magazine has a useful and engaging think piece called

 Mobile Learning for Talent Development: Critical Questions for Learning Leaders.


“Attention learning leaders: Pause for a quick moment to think about your organization. Are you thriving or are you merely surviving? If you’re thriving, well done! You’ve probably realized that having the right people in the right positions, performing consistently day in and day out, is part of the secret sauce of success. But don’t rest on your laurels—today’s complex learning ecosystem requires that you stay ahead of the curve to manage organizational talent. And if you find your organization on the other side of the curve, merely surviving and doing your best just to stay afloat, take heart in knowing you’re not alone.”

If that sounds intriguing, have a look yourself!

End Piece

Robert Panetti from Slalom Atlanta writes about the cultural gap between IT and L&D. He quotes a piece from Learning Solutions magazine. Here’s a taste:

“Nearly 90% of smartphone users have used their devices to access some sort of just-in-time information … solve a problem, settle an argument, or get help in an emergency… but only about 30% percent of respondents to a recent eLearning Guild survey reported using mobile phones or smartphones for learning in their organizations.”

What’s the problem? Part of it is that IT departments are often quite conservative in adopting the latest tech or reluctant to allow BYOD. Want to know what Robert suggests you do? Look here.

 Here’s our BYOD take on a lighter note: Do you related with this?



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