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  • 09 Apr 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • MedAssets, 5543 Legacy, Plano, TX 75024
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  • Free to members and guests.

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Dallas ASTD
Software & Technology SIG

Hosted by Leslie Lingle at MedAssets

Making Mobile Training Work

Presented by Tim Harmon 

Training and development leaders have long known the importance of mobile.  Yet, progress has been minimal.  Why?  What has held us back?  We believe our approach to capturing mobile’s potential in the training space has been fundamentally incorrect – in general, undervalued and overcomplicated.  The April SIG presentation will provide insight on what we, as trainers, can do to Make Mobile Training Work

Tim Harmon will unveil a few “dirty little secrets” regarding mobile learning while discussing ways in which your organization can truly bring training value through mobile.  He also will go well beyond theory, as much of his presentation will focus on a case study within a major retailer.  Tim will talk through how Learner Mobile was deployed and the project’s successes and bumps along the way.  He also will highlight best practices for rolling out a product of this scope. During the discussion session to follow, Tim will address the following questions on how to Make Mobile Training Work.

  • What type of training works best for mobile?
  • How should my employees’ smartphones be leveraged for training and development?
  • How should we go about proving the value of mobile performance support?
  • What are the dirty little secrets of mobile learning?
  • What are the best practices and common pitfalls when deploying mobile performance support?
  • What does the future of mobile hold and what are some ways I can put it to use in my organization?

 About the speaker

Tim Harmon is a partner in SVI, a leading organizational development company.  With the mission of “developing everybody”, he heads up SVI’s off-the-shelf training products and development systems, all of which are designed to be highly scalable and low cost.  More recently, Tim turned his attention to researching and understanding the relationship between mobile and training.  His “wins” include helping develop the mobile learning strategy for several large, complex organizations, along with leading the creation of Learner Mobile, a progressive mobile performance support and teaching tool.  Tim has more than 20 years of experience in training, development and training technology. 

*Feel free to arrive at 11:45am to network and get settled prior to the meeting start. 

*There is a cafeteria in the building and also a PotBelly Sandwich shop one block away.

All members of Dallas ASTD are welcome to attend any SIG at any time. All non-members please feel free to join us for up to 2 sessions at a SIG. After 2 sessions, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will be expected to join Dallas ASTD by paying the annual dues of $115.

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