Category Archives: Technology

Ignite panel at DevLearn

Big idea, 6 minutes, 20 slides

Robert Gadd
Mobile Learning in the moment of need
Am I sick, I need to make an appt on my phone, hit a speed bump in life
Found out he had cancer; how to balance – chemo radiation or robotic surgery – pick 2!
Used mobile devices and apps to get him through
Social media provided no value in his quest
Other apps ended up being very useful for connection organization education and engagement
Native apps were way better than the browser
Tracking his progress was essential

Judy Unrein
Bill Bauerman, founder of Nike
He spent a lot of time customizing training for athletes for their abilities and goals
One athlete told to run 10 miles after coming back from injury
Ran 10.25 and broke his metatarsal which resulted in the shoe
Manager / Training dept
Is there anyway for us to know our learners in the same way?
Get to know your audience before designing for them
What context? What content is most important? What background knowledge do they have? What inspires them?
Let the learner be self-directed, the coach doesn’t make the athlete, the athlete makes themselves
Get started with learning analytics; not easy

Chad Udell
What happens when Tin Can rules the world?
10 years ago, CSS was going to rule the world, now it does
Bring fire to your organization
YOu can measure any thing; real world results are what really matters
You’ll need to hold on
Gain a new perspective; become a strategist, curator, content specialist
Flexibility, understand business operations and performance
Not a magic bullet, you need to be clear about what you want to get out of it
There will still be issues
“keep your learning stuff out of my software”
You’re going to track everything and some of this will be meaningless
Need to be accountable
Mistake data for information, data is insight into change
There might be conflicts in information; someone might fail a task but succeed in a course
Support from Tin Can spec community

Megan Bowe
People change jobs often, have no way to own the data they have
62% of people leave a job in one year
Changing jobs is how they get ahead
Need to give them easy ways to move from place to place
Degrees and paper doesn’t show what a person has accomplished
Employees must be self sufficient; job titles and descriptions don’t show what someone has done
Top down hierarchy does not let org move fast; let people be self-sufficient at the bottom
We can pull connections more than ever before
If you do something outside your job description, the data of your experience is not shown when you want to leave your job
We have to give people a way to express where they want to go and give them the bits
Take things out of LMS and HR systems so people can own it

Jane Bozarth
What does learning look like – none of the pictures look like a classroom
They look like people doing stuff
Show your work
People are in silos, you don’t know how you overlap – links will subvert the hierarchies
Abstract, formal models
Narrate what you’re doing throughout the day
Not everyone is a writer, narrate, use video
Everyone has a cell phone, take pictures of what you have been doing
Show me what you know
Stop the “tell me what you’re doing” help them show it

Kris Rockwell
Trinity in the Matrix saying she wants to know how to fly a helicopter
But when she disconnects from the Matrix she doesn’t know how to fly it
In Neuromancer, jacking in
by 1999, they had full simulators tracked by an LMS
By 2011, they had static images and next buttons
Developers and designers no longer design for experience, they make it easy and cheap
Sherry Terkle – Alone Together, we focused on e not Learning
Excitement and wonder
Humans are curious
Mobile devices, why mimic what we do on the desktop
Can we use the capabilities of these devices?
These are game pieces on a broader game board?
Why not use analog with an electronic backend?
Need to let designers design and developers develop