Monday, June 20, 2011

#mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel - Collected Resources

Last Update: 7/12
The conference may be over but the backchannel continues!  I will add a 'Date Added' to each new resource that is added to make it easier for return visitors to see what has bee added since their last viewing. If you know of any additional resources not shown here, please let me know.

I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning.  There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but my budget can only accomodate one or two each year.  The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event that you are unable to attend in-person.

I find collecting collecting and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person.  Sharing these collections on this blog has shown that others find value in the collections as well.

This post collects the resources shared via the backchannel of the mLearn Conference 2011, being held June 21-23 in San Jose, California.

Official mLearn ConferenceResources
Conference Website Home Page
Conference Program Guide - Concurrent Sessions
Conference Program Guide - Keynotes
Conference Program Guide - mLearning Future Zone
Conference Program Guide - MOSH Pit
Conference Program Guide - Master Classes
Conference Program Guide - AMLearning
Conference Program Guide - Conference Games
July 21 & 22: Audio, Video, and Rich Media for eLearning (Online Forum)

Conference Summaries and Recaps
Backchannel Archive compiled using The Archivist
eLearning Guild's #mLearnCon 2011 conference is in session by Nicole Fougere
Interesting Tweets from mLearnCon 2011- Day 1 by Tracy Parish (Added 6/27)
Interesting Tweets from #mLearnCon 2011- Day 2 by Tracy Parish
mLearnCon 2011: Our impressions video by Paul Drexler and Ani Mukerji (Added 6/27)
First Impressions: mLearnCon 2011 Exposition by Abhijit Kadle (Added 6/28)
Day One - mLearnCon 2011 by Jeff Tillett (Added 6/28)
mLearnCon 2011: Putting Learning In Motion (A Week After) by Bill Brandon (Added 6/30)
Lessons Learned from the mLearnCon 2011 Backchannel by David Kelly (Added 7/1)
mLearnCon 2011 Prezi by Aisha Taylor (Added 7/6)
A Recap Of June: Float's Mobile Learning Symposium & mLearnCon 2011 by Float Mobile Learning (Added 7/6)
Five Lessons in Mobile Learning by Alex Poulos (Added 7/6)
The ToolBar, Episode 2 podcast by Judy Unrein and Brian Dusablon (Added 7/6)
mLearnCon 2011 Highlights video from The eLearning Guild (Added 7/12)

Session Specific
A Game of Phones = A Serious Learning Game at mLearnCon post by Brent Schlenker, game by Alicia Sanchez and Kris Rockwell
Slides: Developing a Learning Strategy for Mobile and Social (Keynote) slides from Jeremiah Owyang
Jeremiah Owyang mLearnCon keynote mindmap by Clark Quinn
Slides: Power Learning: Mobile and Social Media Trends (Keynote) slides from Amber MacArthur
BlendTech videos: great example of AUTHENTIC use of social media shared during Amber MacArthur keynote
Amber MacArthur #mLearnCon Keynote Mindmap by Clark Quinn
Find mLearning Success with Lectora eLearning and CourseMill LMS by Heather Thomas
Going Mobile with Lectora & CourseMill presentation by Tanya Seidel
m-learning across the world slides from Geoff Stead
The Making of A Game of Phones slides by Alicia Sanchez and Kris Rockwell (Added 6/27)
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Buttons! slides by Brian Berg (Added 6/27)
Prototyping on a Shoestring with Virtually No Tech Skills summary and slides by Chad Udell (Added 6/28)
Design Strategies for Adapting Content for mlearning summary and slides by Chad Udell (Added 6/28)
Mobile Market Share by Gregory Lyons (Added 6/30)
A Game of Phones by Brian Dusablon (Added 7/1)
mLearnCon Recap: A Game of Phones by Judy Unrein (Added 7/12)
A Game of Cards official website for the Game of Phones card game (Added 7/12)

ADL mobile version of mLearning Guide shared by Jason Haag
Ten Tips for Designing Mobile Learning Content by Gerry Griffin
Publishers get ready to abandon mobile apps by mLearnCon Staff
St. Marys City Schools Mobile Learning Technology
5 Tips That Make Your Meetings iPad-Friendly by Amber Mac
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis by Amit Gautam
Amber MacArthur's 10 keys to the perfect social media strategy by David Hamilton
ADL Mobile Learning Newsletter shared by Judy Brown
Mobile Technology – Empowering The Workforce by Aneesh Bhat
Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training by Amit Garg
Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course by Tom Kuhlmann
What is Game Based Learning? by Aneesh Bhat
Getting the most out of attending a conference by Jeff Tillett
HOW TO: Optimize Marketing Copy For Mobile by Ryan Matzner
#mLearnCon: Augmented Reality is “Everywhere” Learning by Aaron Silvers
Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free by Amit Garg
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts by Abhijeet Valke
Why Should Somebody Buy This Instead of an iPad? by Harry McCracken
Eight Tips for LMS Implementation by Amit Gautam
Pretenders: Why mobile Web apps should stop trying to act like native apps by Craig Villamor
mLearnCon – Just Say Hi! by Judy Unrein
Mobile Apps Put the Web in Their Rear-view Mirror by Charles Newark-French
Consumers Don’t Want Tablets, They Want iPads by John Paczkowski
Usability of iPad Apps and Websites reports from Nielsen Norman Group
The Updated Monster List of 111 Online Learning Resources by Nemo
Creating Polls for Mobile or Desktops with using Web, Twitter or Text Responses #mlearncon by Nick Floro
CHART OF THE DAY: People Are Spending More Time In Mobile Apps Than On The Web by Jay Yarow
World's First Coins With QR Codes Will Start Circulating in the Netherlands Next Week by Rebecca Boyle
HTML5 and CSS3 - great web sites and resources for keeping with latest information #mlearncon by Nick Floro
Airline Pilots Ditch Paper for iPads and Save Millions in Fuel by Alex Goldmark
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources by Abhijit Kadle
A User-Centered Approach To Web Design For Mobile Devices by Lyndon Cerejo
How To Customize QR Codes With Your Brand’s Identity by David Cummings by Nick Floro
Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever? by Amit Garg
Khan Academy and the mythical math cure by Sylvia Martinez
More Africans learn by mobile phone by Ludger Kasumuni
Why Libya can't shut down by David Goldman
NY Post iPad Policy: A Real Threat to the Web by Jason Grigsby
30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With by Amit Garg
Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning by Sushil Kokate
Good Games, Good Learning by Abhikit Kadle
What Is Mobile Learning? by Amit Garg
Using Lectora to Create iPad-Compatible Content – Results of Our Testing by Diane Elkins
Quora: Know This, At Least by Saul Fleischman
22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers by Amit Garg
Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning by Abhijit Kadle
What’s the Top-Selling Phone at Verizon and AT&T? by John Paczkowski
Learning In The Future – Exploring Five Themes by Abhijit Kadle
Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs by Amit Garg
Blended learning: A disruptive innovation [Infographic] from Alltop
Top 100 Learning Game Resources by Abhijit Kadle
Instructional Design And The Six Thinking Hats by Aneesh Bhat
How To Make The Right Call With Mobile Learning by Timothy Hildreth
ELearning Project Managers – Misunderstood Heroes by Aneesh Bhat
Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning by Abhijit Kadle
50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks from Apps in Education
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts by Abhijeet Valke
Three Great Mobile Mind Mapping Apps by Robert Strohmeyer
These Are NOT Serious Games! by Abhijit Kadle
10 Tips For Designing mLearning And Support Apps by Connie Malamed
Mobile Usage Among The Youth by Abhijit Kadle(Added 6/27)
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools by Sushil Kokate
Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses? by Abhijit Kadle
RIM PlayBook Holds Security Edge Even as IPad Wows U.S. Troops by Traci McMillan and Melissa Aparicio
The M-Learning Mantra: Augmenting What We Do by Paul Signorelli
The Ten Commandments of eLearning by Abhijit Kadle
“It Just Works.” by MG Siegler (Added 6/24)
The Advent Of Mobile Learning Technology slides by Upside Learning (Added 6/24)
Mobile devices overtake computers on Wi-Fi networks by Ryan Kim (Added 6/24)
Can Fun Help Change Behaviors? by Amit Garg (Added 6/24)
How the Web Wants Us to Learn – An Interview with Reuben Tozman by Nannette Miner (Added 6/24)
comScore: the iPad Owns 97 Percent of US Tablet Traffic by Greg Sterling (Added 6/24)
Adding Social To Learning Games by Abhijit Kadle (Added 6/24)
Guns, grenades and iPads for Singapore soldiers by AFP (Added 6/27)
Mobile: IHG has gone from $1M monthly to $10M in just over a year by Intercontinentals Hotel Group (Added 6/27)
7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) by Donald Clark (Added 6/27)
Create mobile learning, not art for art’s sake by Martin Addison (Added 6/27)
Colleges deploying mobile learning apps by Thor Olavsrud (Added 6/27)
Mobile Learning: A couple examples of the promise it offers by Bottom Line Performance (Added 6/27)
What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone? by Tina Barseghian (Added 6/27)
eLearning Radio Episode #7 – Podcast Challenge – Live @ mLearnCon 2011 by Rick Nielsen (Added 6/27)
Attack of the mobile browsers by Peter Wayner (Added 6/27)
HTML5 — Opportunities for Mobile Devices by Yael Even-Levy (Added 6/27)
Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now? by Simon Meager (Added 6/28)
#mLearnCon: The Use of Tablets in the Future of mLearning by Aaron Silvers (Added 6/28)
iHeal app would help vets deal with post-traumatic stress disorder by Risk and Insurance (Added 6/28)
Quick mobile thoughts by Clark Quinn (Added 6/30)
Blind Florida State U. Students Sue Over E-Learning Systems by Jie Jenny Zou (Added 7/1)
Engaging with the New eLearning White Paper by Allison Rossett and Antonia Chan (Added 7/1)
Smells Like School Spirit by David Brooks (Added 7/1)
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time by Eric Zeman (Added 7/1)
mLearning Edugame taxonomy dimensions by Rod Gammon (Added 7/6)
Neil Lasher interview at mLearnCon 2011 YouTube video posted by Float Learning (Added 7/6)
Clark Quinn interview at mLearnCon 2011 YouTube video posted by Float Learning (Added 7/6)
Gary Woodill interview at mLearnCon 2011 YouTube video posted by Float Learning (Added 7/6)
Trivantis interview at mLearnCon 2011 YouTube video posted by Float Learning (Added 7/6)
Watch the Use of the “F” Bomb by Phil Cowcill (Added 7/6)
Two Bite Brownies = Mobile Learning by Phil Cowcill (Added 7/6)
CHART OF THE DAY: Android Is Blowing Everyone Away by Jay Yarow and Kamelia Angelova (Added 7/6)
The knowledge-bubble trap worsens by Nick Milton (Added 7/6)
13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25 by Abhijeet Valke (Added 7/6)
Ode to Mobile Performance Support by Allison Rossett (Added 7/6)
June Hot List: Mobile Learning Content by Judy Brown (Added 7/6)
iPad boosts literacy and numeracy in pre-schoolers by mLearnCon Staff (Added 7/6)
CERTPOINT and Forrester Research go mobile, get social from Training Press Releases (Added 7/12)
User Interface Guidelines for Mobile and Tablet Devices by Simon Whatley (Added 7/12)

Dedicated Backchannel Queries [Tool and search terms shown in brackets]
Access the up-to-date #mlearncon backchannel [Twitter: #mlearncon]
Jeremiah Owyang Keynote [Twitter: jowyang OR owyang, #mlearncon]
Amber MacArthur Keynote [Twitter: ambermac OR MacArthur, #mlearncon]
Photos from the Backchannel [TwiPho: mlearncon]

I will be adding to this list as I continue to review the backchannel transcripts and find resources.  I will tweet updates occasionally as additional links are added.  If you know of a valued resource I should add to the list - or if something is inaccurate - please add it to the comments or tweet me a link to @LnDDave.

If you find these collections of value, I have posts that consolidate the backchannel resources from other conferences.  An archive of all of these posts can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Click here to access the archive of backchannel resource posts.


  1. Dave, I followed your back channel for #ASTD2011. It is great work.

    Are you thinking about a post on how you create the backchannel collected resources?

    Have you explored Twubs as a resource for back channels?

  2. Thanks for the feedback Chris. I have written a few posts with tips for monitoring a backchannel. If you search the blog for 'backchannel' you should find them.

    I do have a few posts planned for both here and other sites that go into greater detail on the backchannel.

    There are a number of great tools that can enhance the value of backchannel learning - Twubs is another that I play with from time to time.

  3. Your effort is greatly appreciated! I plan to sort through and find resources of interest. Thanks very much and I'll be sure to tweet.

  4. Dave, thanks again for this wonderful resource and for keeping it updated! I don't need to submit a conference report. I just send them this link.

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  10. Dave,

    An excellent job at curating a conference as usual. Even thought I went to #mlearncon your curation provides an excellent resource. Would you consider adding my summary of Dr. Fogg's excellent keynote to your list

    I hope to add a couple more summaries as I have time over the next couple of weeks.

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