Mobile Learning Strategy and Design

A course from Clark Quinn

Are you ready to tap into the reality of mobile phones in everybody’s hands?  They’re now ubiquitous, but you have to think differently to truly take advantage. If you think mLearning is ‘a course on a phone’, you’re missing out! It’s time to move to a more nuanced understanding. 

In this course, we’re going to dig deep into mobile. Over the course of six weeks, we’re going to explore the full realm of mLearning opportunities. We’ll start with getting our minds around the core capabilities of mobile, and derive the core 4 Cs. We’ll also make sure we have a solid understanding of how mobile differs from other computing platforms.

From there, we’ll look at how technology augments our brains, and the particular capabilities mobile brings. We’ll work through how mobile augments formal learning, with examples and a design exercise. Similarly, we’ll look at ‘in the moment’ performance support. From there, we’ll explore how mobile provides not only access to the social network, but specific opportunities. Then, we’ll look at the truly unique contribution of mobile, doing things because of when and where we are. Our goal is to place mobile in the context of our daily workflow.

Finally, we’ll look at how mobile initiatives have to be a strategic decision, not just a tactical one. And we’ll look at what’s involved in getting mobile to succeed. The goal is to create an experience that helps you get your mind around mobile, and take advantage of the opportunity these devices give us. 

The power of digital technology, with us at all times, provides a new way to think about human-computer interaction. Come see how IA (intelligence augmentation) is the right way to think about mLearning. 

Upcoming sessions

  • Starting Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Mobile Learning Strategy & Design Register Now

Course information

$895.00 Covid Special Pricing $695.00

In this course, you will:

  • Explore core mobile design concepts
  • Design a formal learning augment
  • Design a mobile performance support solution
  • Explore alternatives in leveraging social to support learning & performance
  • Apply sensor data to design a contextual solution
  • Evaluate the tradeoffs that uniquely differentiate a mobile strategy

Prerequisites: None

Experience level: Any

Format: Virtual instructor-led training (VILT)

Duration: 9 hours total (6 x 90-minute instructor-led sessions)



Clark Quinn, Ph.D.


Clark Quinn, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in learning technology strategy, helping organizations take advantage of information systems to meet learning, knowledge, and performance needs. He combines a deep background in cognitive science, a rich understanding of computer and network capabilities reinforced through practical application, considerable management experience, and a track record of strategic vision and successful innovations. Learn more about Clark's work at

In 2012 he was awarded the eLearning Guild’s first Guild Master designation. You can follow Clark on Twitter @Quinnovator.

Clark is the author of Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. Find this and other books by Clark in the Allen Academy Bookstore.


Upcoming sessions

  • Starting Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Mobile Learning Strategy & Design Register Now

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