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1.0 out of 5 stars Spare yourself, November 22, 2011
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This review is from: Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance (Hardcover)
This book is awful. It is literally the worst business book I have ever read. The problem with it is simple. The author seems to take delight in saying things in the most obtuse, jargon-filled way possible. it is as if he has written it to prove to himself how darn clever he is.

I am a reasonably intelligent person and am familiar with the subject. I can battle my way through to an understanding of what he is getting at, but the book takes 3 times as long to read as it should and could easily be one third the length. Here is an example:

Under the heading: A Formal Learning Argument

Re-contextualize-Providing the concept applied to more contexts facilitates abstracting the concept and defining the breadth of application. By seeing what remains constant and what varies, we can discern what is inherent in the structure versus what is tied to the context. In short, we are facilitating transfer. This really helps when the concept has a broad area of application. Looking for more situations in which the knowledge would be useful(or where discrimination is critical, where it is not applicable) would be valuable.

You can fight your way through this book but there is really not much there so don't bother.
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