My Blog Posts about mLearnCon 2010
On Twitter: @jenisecook
June 14-17, 2010, in gorgeous San Diego, California, The eLearning Guild hosted and facilitated their first annual conference on mobile learning, or mLearnCon. I registered to attend several seminars, plus a full-day workshop on Monday, “Think Different: Getting Your Mind Around mLearning Design”, facilitated by Dr. Clark Quinn, @Quinnovator on Twitter.
The week was filled with exciting seminars. If you attend mLearnCon in 2011, I strongly suggest you go with several colleagues, schedule seminars in advance, and then share notes. I made some hard choices that week on which seminars to attend…there were many good ones available.
Everyone felt that we are at the point of seeing mlearning take off exponentially in the next few months and years, and yet, there are many issues to discuss and resolve…particularly how to track and report mlearning in the various Learning Management Systems (LMSs), and data security issues.
For your enjoyment, here’s a list of my mLearnCon 2010 posts:
1) Bill Brandon’s Recap: First Annual mLearnCon
On Twitter: @billbrandon
2) B.J. Schone: 20 mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes
On Twitter: @bjschone
3) Joe Welinske: iPad Panel – iPad App Resources
4) Featured Panel Discussion on the Apple iPad
5) Patti Shank: Your First mLearning Initiatives
6) Tomi Ahonen: Keynote – Mobile in Learning
On Twitter: @tomiahonen
7) Qualcomm’s Mobile Learning Journey
8] Richard Clark: Surviving without Flash
On Twitter: @rdclark
9) Mimi Ito: Keynote – What the User Wants in mLearning
On a Personal Note…
On Monday afternoon, while in Dr. Clark Quinn’s workshop, my husband texted me some very sad news. His mom died that day. My mother-in-law Donna had suffered a long, hard battle against lung cancer, won the battle, but had lost to COPD. We knew we’d have her for this year only, but her death came sooner than we expected and it was a shock.
I notified members of The Guild, drove home (we lived near San Diego at that time), and was able to return to the conference on Tuesday and for the rest of the week at my husband’s urging Monday evening. His mom had made advanced preparations and arrangements, so we had no tasks to attend to that week.
The eLearning Guild staff not only host amazing conferences, they also, during very hectic conference days, take time to be human. I cannot express enough thanks to those staff members who reached out to me for a few minutes with their kindness and compassion. I specifically want to call out Brent Schlenker, whose concern and thoughtful words meant more to me than I can ever express.
Thank you, eLearning Guild.
The American Cancer Society helped Donna through some very hard times. If you can, help me pay it forward through donations of either time or finances. Thank you.