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ASTD Image of the Day: We've Come a Long Way! Mobile Learning, Circa 1952


Wed Oct 19 2011


The word "mobile" has had several definitions in the training world, but one thing hasn't changed: the need to bring training to the workers. Training natural gas and electrical workers was paramount in 1952 but so was saving man-hours. A 1940 Twin Coach passenger bus with one row of single seats and one row of double seats was equipped with training materials such as easels, paper, pencils, chalk, and a movie projector. In 2011, the need to bring training to workers is still important, but technology has made that task easier. Mobile learning, as it is known today, is evolving as the technology matures.

What would you have put in the bus? Remember, it was 1952, not 2011....


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