My Blog Posts at Float Mobile Learning

by gwoodill on September 21, 2013

I haven’t added much to this blog site lately, mainly because I am blogging daily at Float Mobile Learning, where I work as a senior analyst. If you haven’t checked out the Float blog, please do, as it is a goldmine of information on mobile learning. In fact, there is so much information there that we have developed one ePub on mobile learning strategy out of previous blog posts, and are planning a full length book on material that has been published on the blog over the past four years. In the meantime, here is a sample of some of the blog posts that I have contributed at Float which might be of interest:

Rhizomatic Learning – A New Metaphor for How We Learn

6 Mobile Learning Lies We Tell Ourselves

While you are there, check out all the other contributors to the Float Mobile Learning blog.

Review of “Handbook of Mobile Learning”

by gwoodill on July 2, 2013

The Handbook of Mobile Learning (Routledge, 2013), edited by Zane L. Berge and Lin Y. Muilenburg, and written by almost 100 authors, is clearly an academic offering that will be of interest to those researching and studying mobile learning. It will not be widely purchased by practitioners in corporate training, but should be considered by mobile learning strategists and consultants of all stripes.

The 53 chapters in the handbook are divided into five parts: history and theory; learning and learner support; teaching and instructional design; policies, administration and management; and cases and perspectives.

Bottom line:

“It is not surprising that a book with almost 100 authors has some unevenness in terms of relevance and content. As well, given that most of the authors work in academic institutions, the handbook is decidedly slanted toward educational settings rather than corporate training. Nevertheless, it contains a wealth of information and thought-provoking writing. If you are a faculty member, a consultant, a researcher, or a developer of mobile learning, this book should be on your shelf and should be read. Just give yourself lots of time!”

Mobile Viruses Expanding at an Alarming Level

March 8, 2013

Tweet In the fourth quarter of 2012, ” 96 new families and variants of Android threats were discovered, which almost doubles the number recorded in the previous quarter.” This quote is from the Mobile Threat Report issued by F-Secure Response Labs, a company with offices in Helsinki, Finland, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that monitors security [...]

Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can

December 17, 2012

Tweet A review by Jessica Knox   (Full disclosure: My employer, Metrix Group, is currently partnering with Float Mobile on an app development project). As learning professionals we see it everywhere. It’s trending in the corporate learning community. It’s quantified as the 70:20:10 rule, yet those numbers are not evidence-based,  they’re intuitive: it just feels [...]