ERIC Number: ED473267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Learning Unplugged: Using Mobile Technologies for Organizational Training and Performance Improvement.
This book, which is written by a training consultant, is intended to help organizations determine whether specific readily available mobile technologies make sense for their particular learning and performance needs. Chapter 1 discusses the mobile revolution in learning and performance, with special attention to the new work and learning environment and persistent computing versus synchronizing data. Chapters 2-8 each focus on one of the following mobile devices and uses thereof: (1) personal digital assistants; (2) digital audio; (3) digital input and output devices; (4) tablets, webpads, and ruggedized notebooks; (5) smart cell phones; (6) global positioning systems; and (7) wearable devices. Chapters 1-8 each contain the following components: (1) a description of the technology in lay terms, including its common uses; (2) the technology's applications for corporate training and performance improvement; (3) case studies of actual or potential training and performance improvement solutions in various business settings; (5) an outline of how to create and distribute solutions using the device; (6) a checklist of guidelines when considering adopting the technology; and (7) resources for hardware, software, and solution providers. Chapter 9 explores the Internet's potential as a tool for managing the new landscape of learning and performance. The end-of-chapter resource lists contain a total of 31 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Case Studies, Check Lists, Computers, Corporate Education, Corporations, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Technology, Equipment Utilization, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Technology, Input Output Devices, Internet, Labor Force Development, Performance Technology, Postsecondary Education, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Systems, Training Methods, Trend Analysis, Work Environment, World Wide Web
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