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Mobile Learning Research Needs Analysis

Hi Everyone,

I’m launching a research effort with the goal of supporting education and training professionals transitioning from eLearning to mLearning by providing a mobile learning framework and catalog of microstrategy examples for thinking more deeply about their systematic design processes and mobile-specific affordances (e.g. using GPS for location-based and contextual learning) as part of your instructional design strategy.

The target audiences for this needs analysis are instructors, instructional designers, learning content developers, training professionals, and human performance improvement experts with an interest in implementing mobile learning solutions. The target audience is not required to have any prior experience with mobile development. However, the target audience should at least own one mobile device, and have an understanding of using mobile applications for learning. The researchers for this project intend to collaborate with and involve experts and stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and the international community.

Please let me know if you’re interested in participating, as we will begin conducing focus groups, interviews, and administering surveys, as part of the initial needs analysis in February 2013. Also, please forward this on to anyone that you think might also be interested. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you! For more information, visit the announcement here from ADL:

We would love to have involvement from any members of the W3C. The results of this project will be made available to the public.


J Haag
Researcher, Mobile Learning Lead
Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
+1.850.471.1300 (mobile)
jhaag75 (skype) (web) – (twitter)

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