Applying Learning Theory to Mobile Learning

  • 25m
  • Angela van Barneveld, Margaret Driscoll
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2015

Mobile devices have become an important part of our daily lives and, because of our familiarity with the technology, present a terrific opportunity to enhance learning and development. But to incorporate mobile technology into training, we must first fully understand what mobile learning (m-learning) is, and then identify the movement, adoption, and implementation of m-learning as a learning strategy.

In this issue of TD at Work, you will learn about:

  • the varying definitions of m-learning, as well as drivers and barriers to its use
  • learning theories, and how to apply those theories to m-learning
  • informal learning methods, and how they can be part of a learning and development professional’s toolbox.

Applying Learning Theory to Mobile Learning also provides readers with a 30-day plan for more fully understanding and appreciating m-learning.

About the Author

Dr. Margaret Driscoll is a project manager for IBM Global Services, Global Process Services practice. She is author of Web-Based Training, and co-author with Saul Carliner of Advanced Web-based Training Strategies from Jossey-Bass. She is a featured speaker at national and international training events. Her work has appeared in the Training Magazine; Training and Development; Chief Learning Officer Magazine; and Michael Allen s Online Learning 2009 Yearbook. Margaret has taught at UMass/Boston, Suffolk University, Teachers College Columbia University, NYC; and is a reviewer for InSITE papers.

In this Book

  • Applying Learning Theory to Mobile Learning
  • What Is Mobile Learning?
  • Focus On Learning
  • Instruction and Mobile Delivery
  • Behaviorist Learning Theory
  • Cognitivist Learning Theory
  • Constructivist Learning Theory
  • Informal Learning
  • Conclusion
  • References & Resources