Our Mobile Learning Network is a fairly new community. With any new community, I often wonder about the people around me. Questions like these come to mind:
- Who here has actually done a mobile learning project?
- What tools are people using?
- How confident are people in their mLearning skills?
I want a read on the room, basically, but it’s tough to gauge who fellow members are in a new community. It can take years. Knowing more usually causes me to engage more though. If I know attendees share my confidence level, I’ll more likely approach them during networking time. If I know attendees are dealing with the same issues I am, I’ll more likely speak up during the Q&A.
My guess is that, if getting a stronger “read on the room” helps me, it could help you. I want this post to give you a better understanding your fellow Mobile Learning Network members. And, if you’re not a member yet, I hope you find commonality with members and ask to join.
I created a survey, sent it out, and 23% of the community replied, which is a good outcome for a survey of an external audience. Here are the results.
Q1. Have you ever done, or been a part of, an mLearning project?
Q2. Are you currently involved with any type of mLearning project?
Q3. Do you think your company will do an mLearning project in the next year?
Q4. If you’ve done mLearning projects before, which tools were used by you or your team?
The “other” tools listed were:
- Lectora Publisher
There were two more comments: developed using LMS tools and screen capture; LMS, e-learning content vendor tools (Harvard, SkillSoft, etc), employee portal mobile capability.
Q5. How do you learn about, or keep updated about, mLearning?
The “other” replies were:
- L&D conferences
- eLearning Guild
Q6. How confident do you feel about your mLearning skills (in whichever role you would likely play)?
Q7. What mLearning topics are you interested in for future discussions or blog posts?
The “other” replies were:
- Security in using a mobile device and convincing leadership/IT
- Explaining what mLearn means
- Infrastructure to support (connecting with company IT)
What did I think?
I found all the results fascinating, especially that 81% of respondents “think their company will do an mLearning project in the next year.” The result of that question alone tells me this community is useful. Next, I was interested to see the majority of respondents were either “Not very confident” or “Somewhat confident” in their mLearning skills. I actually like that because it means the majority of members are in the same boat — most members still have a lot to learn in order to be “very confident.”
What did you think?
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