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

The Future of Mobile, According to Mary Meeker

Is Social Learning Dead? Not At All!

Managing Mobile in the Corporate Environment

Mobile McLuhan

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!”

I have written a long review of this book on the Float Mobile Learning blog. To read the full review, click here.


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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Mobile Learning, Apps & IT in Healthcare

December 3, 2012

Tweet The winter season is approaching and the cold and flu season has started.  This has made me think more of the healthcare sector again as I was traveling and got a nasty cold.  Wouldn’t it be great to ensure my medical records travel with me?   Or, the doctors could learn about the number of [...]

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Going Mobile: Transforming Metrix Group

November 7, 2012

Tweet Several members of the Metrix Group team will be presenting at the eLated event on November 22nd. We have been working on individual professional development projects that have transformed our knowledge base in order to prepare for the increasing demand that we have from our clients for mobile learning projects. The topic we will [...]

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Mobile Learning in practice

September 3, 2012

Tweet How time does fly.  Another summer has almost past and having just returned from my Executive MBA first session I am thinking more mobile than ever.  It would be great to get my text books and reading material on my mobile device so I could learn at my convenience.  I also recalled a presentation [...]

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10 Big Pharma smartphone apps

August 31, 2012

Tweet Some of the work we do at Metrix Group includes partnering with pharmaceutical companies to develop product and disease training solutions for the business.  We’re also on the forefront of the emerging field of mobile learning (mLearning) and are working with our clients from the initial idea of going mobile to fully deployed implementation of mobile-only sales [...]

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New Kid on the Blog

August 29, 2012

Tweet Over the past few months, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Gary Woodill. Gary is a partner with the company I work with, Metrix Group, a performance consulting firm that works in the corporate learning and development space. We, at Metrix Group, have enthusiastically delved into the world of mobile learning, [...]

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Social, mobile and hackathons…converging or diverging ideation?

July 22, 2012

Tweet I just came across this post for a webinar and although it has past, the idea of converging and diverging ideas and approaches appealed to me. I also subscribe to the philosophy that content from a year ago needs to harvested and weeded through not just thrown into the compost:) Yes, I still love [...]

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