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Mobile Learning Certificate
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Companies are aggressively looking for ways mobile technologies can give them a competitive edge. A significant area in which to find this advantage is in mobile learning and performance improvement. Mobile learning (m-learning) is becoming an important area of focus for many organizations looking to push learning and development to a growing mobile audience that has smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. How do companies take their significant investment in e-learning and convert it for use in a mobile world? There is still a strong belief among people who are not intimately familiar with mobile learning that mobile learning is nothing more than e-learning on a mobile device. But the fact is that proper conversion of content to mobile learning requires instructional design and development skills for mobile learning.

Strategy, media development, deployment strategies, and everything in between will be discussed in this series.

ATD’s Mobile Learning Certificate is a hands-on workshop that explores the design methodologies, technology, platforms, and devices required to harness the power of m-learning.

Facilitated by experts in mobile learning, you’ll take away the latest and most accurate content on mobile technologies, strategy, design, technology, resources, and implementation. You’ll leave this interactive workshop with strategies for making m-learning easy to use and applicable.

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Find out why facilitator Chad Udell values the Mobile Learning program.

Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Look at current mobile technologies to gain an understanding of how they are changing learning today.
  • Explore how to reshape an organization’s learning strategy to include mobile learning.
  • Dissect the steps to creating a successful m-learning project.
  • Provide a detailed action plan for implementing a mobile learning project.
  • Draft outlines and storyboards for mobile content.
  • Build a prototype as a group by looking at rapid prototyping tools and techniques.
    In this course, you will use your phone to access examples of mobile content as well as launch and navigate a clickable prototype.
What to Expect?
  • Technical Requirements:
    Face-to-Face programs: Participants will need to bring a laptop (PC or Mac) and a mobile device (Android phone, iPhone, or any tablet) to the workshop. It is critical to have the most up-to-date browser on your laptop. Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 9 are all recommended.
    Online programs: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate.
Who Should Attend?

This program is appropriate for any learning professional or trainer interested in learning how mobile learning is changing the training and development profession and how to leverage it for their own programs.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

What Will I Learn?

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Incorporate the appropriate mobile learning opportunities into the organizational learning strategy.
  • Apply best practices and solid design principles to mobile learning development.
  • Identify the differences between mobile web and a mobile app and determine the best option for your content and organization.
  • Design maps, sketches, and wireframes for mobile learning.
  • Apply a comprehensive process for designing a mobile learning application.
How Long Is This Course?

Face-to-Face: 2 days
Online: 6 sessions, 12 hours total
On-Site: Flexible dates & duration

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 CPLP recertification points for the online version. This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 APTD recertification points for the online version. This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Face-to-Face Courses
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

Online Courses
Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 1.4 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program.

ATD requires active participation in our online program to receive credit for the program Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

For programs with 5 or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with 4 or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.

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What Participants Are Saying
"I took away a lot in terms of mobile strategy and how to get some small and big wins early on. I learned that it's time to get back to the table with IT and how to approach the conversation to really make mobile learning a possibility within my organization. I also learned that it's important to have the designers up to date on how mobile delivery will affect the way they design courses as well as how we develop them. I would recommend this program because it gives you the basis of what you need to implement mobile learning successfully. Not just build a fancy app, but to do a needs analysis to decide on the best solution for your needs. I trust that ATD has the people and the resources to help me with my development. My organization recognizes ATD as a high standard for professional development in the field of training and development."
I found ATD's Mobile Learning Certificate program enormously valuable! The hands-on activities gave me a taste for the various deliverables in mobile as well as a notebook full of better practices and design considerations that are immediately applicable to projects at work. With everyone out there wanting to “go mobile,” there is a tremendous amount of confusion about what this really means. Whether you’re a learning professional who’s been told “we need an app for that” or you’re trying to make a business case for just getting started with mobile, this program gives you the tools you need to see your mobile project through from start to finish. Finally, the instructor provided additional examples and anecdotes from real-life projects that enhanced the class materials with a “from the trenches” perspective.
I would recommend this program because it allows you to meet with people with similar mobile learning issues and concerns. Together you can generate some great ideas through thoughtful collaboration. This program opens up your mind to other ways of doing things. I was glad we had interactive groups that were willing to share tips and best practices. The facilitator even encouraged us to continue our conversations in exercises and during breaks.
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