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October Meeting: Developing a Mobile Learning Strategy

  • 18 Oct 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rebecca's Cafe 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459


Please click here to register for this event
  • Member - $10.00
  • Currently Unemployed - $10.00
  • Non-member - $25.00
Our monthly meetings are designed for all: the employed, the self-employed and those in transition. The goal is to enhance your technology awareness, share the most current thinking on training and help people learn while providing opportunities to network with your colleagues. The meeting will be divided into three parts: tech talk, key note speaker and networking.

TECH TALK Joseph Favero, Solution Engineer, Blackboard Inc., "Blackboard Mobile Learning"
What is your mobile strategy?  Students expect to be able to access online learning and training using their mobile devices. This presentation will demonstrate two Blackboard mobile learning apps; one enables mobile users to interact with existing Blackboard courses in a native mobile environment; the other allows clients to create their own personal branded app for their corporation, providing instant access to all their training courses.

Pam Boiros- “Developing a Mobile Learning Strategy” With smartphones becoming commonplace and new mobile devices such as tablets skyrocketing in popularity, the interest in mobile learning has begun to heat up as well. Many organizations see the promise of mobile learning, but actual implementations are still rare. Is now the time to take the plunge into mobile learning or should you wait for a more stable mobile landscape to emerge?

In this presentation, you will:
•    Learn the difference between mobility vs. portability when applied to learning activities.
•    Explore the different devices suitable for different learning content types.
•    Be provided a framework to begin thinking about the challenges and opportunities for mobile learning within your organization.

BIOS Pam Boiros
VP Product Management Books24x7,

Pam Boiros joined SkillSoft in 2000 as part of the Books24x7 organization. She is currently responsible for the overall product and content strategy of the Books24x7 “On Demand” product line. Pam has also been involved with emerging mobile learning initiatives since the launch of the Books24x7 on the Go™ mobile solution in 2006. 
She is the key architect and evangelist for inGenius™, SkillSoft’s social learning solution which has to date been adopted by over 220 organizations around the world. 

Joseph Favero, Senior Solutions Engineer, Blackboard, Inc.

As part of the Blackboard Professional Education group at Blackboard, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge in training, integration and standard use-case practices for customers.

6:00 – 6:15  Sign in and dinner/informal networking.
6:15 – 6:30  ASTD Business and Announcements
6:30 – 7:00  Tech Talk
7:00 – 7:15  Informal networking
7:15 – 8:30  Keynote speaker
8:30 – 8:45  Informal networking
8:45 – 9:00  Closing announcements

Rebecca's Cafe ( 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459, 617-969-3382.
Note: There is no sign for Rebecca's on the street. 275 Grove St. is the Riverside Office Park, right next to the Riverside MBTA train and bus stop. Rebecca's is located at the back of the building, by the parking garage.

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