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