Mobile learning insight into Tomorrow’s World

July 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Jane Knight, Head of Research Services at Learning Light (LL), a non-profit organisation, seeking to establish itself as a Centre of Excellence in the use of learning technologies in the workplace, was among the key speakers from the corporate learning industry who addressed the ‘Tomorrow’s World’ conference, held in London.

Organised by Matchett, along with Ridge Technology and Pixel Learning, and intended for senior managers responsible for learning and development in larger organisations, the conference covered:
• The future for training provision
• Digital Pen and Paper technology - the answer to remote learning
• Games-based learning and direct testing
• Mobile learning

Knight explained how new life has been breathed into mobile learning (m-learning). In particular, Knight commented that m-learning is now able to support new trends in workplace learning – particularly informal learning - by supporting the delivery of short pieces of content on demand and at the point of need.

She explained how ubiquitous devices, such as iPods, are transforming the concept of mobile learning, particularly through the use of podcasting for both formal and informal learning purposes.

Knight concluded by showing how mobile learning is encompassing and complementing the concepts of Web 2.0 through areas including moblogging, vlogging and collaborative learning.

She introduced the term ‘Mobile Learning 2.0’ - the first recorded use of this term - and encouraged her audience to remember that they had “heard it here first”.

Said Janet Way, chief operating officer at Matchett: “Jane’s enthusiastic insight into the future of mobile learning was well received by our Tomorrow’s World audiences, and there was a lot of favourable feedback.”

For those who are interested in finding out more about podcasting, Knight revealed that the first of a series of Quick Guides to Learning Technology Trends and Technologies (based on her highly praised ‘Guide to e-Learning in the Workplace’) will cover podcasting and will soon be available from the Learning Light website. Those who would like to be kept informed of its availability should contact her at


Notes for Editors:

About Learning Light Ltd

Learning Light is a non-profit organisation that builds relationships between learning technology researchers, suppliers, buyers and learners providing learner-centric information to encourage the growth of learning technologies. By sharing comprehensive research, highlighting successes and failures, Learning Light helps to promote the learning technologies community.

Learning Light provides bespoke and individual services to help both buyers and suppliers of learning technologies (e-Learning). Its current services include:

Research Services
Providing access to expert insights, advice and guidance built on indepth research. Helping organisations to effectively implement learning technologies (e-Learning) and integrate them within their workflow processes.

Membership Services
Partnering with leading thinkers in the industry and providing a network for all interested in the field to share information, knowledge, insight, experience and expertise, through utilising online community tools, networking events, conferences and guru seminars.

Professional Services
Our highly experienced team offers organisations access to range of competitively priced consultancy services supporting buyers with the effective implementation of their learning technology (e-Learning) requirements. And, for suppliers, helping to provide a range of services to assist market awareness and generate growth.

In addition, Learning Light provides a comprehensive Professional Development programme to help Learning & Development professionals understand the significance of learning technologies in the workplace today and how to effectively implement them within the workflow processes of their organisation.

Sheffield-based Learning Light is supported by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency for Yorkshire, and the Humber and Objective 1 South Yorkshire.

About Matchett
Matchett is a training and learning technologies services provider, with over 30 years’ experience of providing enterprise-class learning solutions. A trusted advisor to leading UK and European organisations, Matchett offers executive development services, managed learning services, business training and financial training – and is a leader in learning management systems and in the integration of learning technologies.

Visit for a copy of the presentations at Tomorrow’s World.

Further information from:
Mark Pittaway/ Kay Simpson, Learning Light, 0114 201 5703
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405