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The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams Hardcover – September 14, 2010
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About the Author
Gary Woodill, Ed.D., is a senior analyst at Brandon Hall Research, a leading research firm focusing on workplace learning, where he tracks emerging learning technologies for a client list that includes AT&T, Bank of America, IBM, Konica Minolta, KPMG, Motorola, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Raytheon, among others. He lives in Gore's Landing, Ontario.
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David Fell, M.B.A., is the interim CEO of a private-public partnership startup company that is investing over $200 million in high speed broadband services in rural eastern Ontario, Canada. Sheryl Herle, B.Ed., is president of Beyond Bums in Seats, an independent consultancy specializing in guiding leaders in modernizing and optimizing corporate learning.
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I really tried to like this book. I sat down and read it with what I thought was an open mind. But I quickly got irritated that it was little more than a glorified white paper. The gist of the book is that mobile learning is here and we'd better all get on board. I agree. However, the first 50 pages of this 250-page book is a rehash of what everyone already knows if they're even remotely clued in to the world of device-delivered information and learning, including a long, hairy history of device development. Then Woodill tries to make an argument that mobile learning is qualitatively different from everyday electronic learning. Well, mobile learning is a function of electronic learning; it has its own delivery requirements and constraints, but it's still electronic learning. My biggest beef is that there seemed to be little in the way of material that was specific to being mobile; most of it dealt with what we already know about e-learning, social media interactivity and connectivity, user-generated content, etc.
To be fair, Woodill says that we're at the very beginning stages of mobile learning and there there's a huge amount yet to be learned. He does have listings and descriptions of device apps that allow various learning tasks to be performed. But, for my money, there's not enough hard "how to" that can be applied to mobile learning as a subset of electronic learning. So much of what's in the book seems to be material that any learning professional already knows.
As an instructional designer, e-learning developer and project manager, and classroom instructor, I was disappointed in this book. There's plenty of free information on the web that will serve you just as well.