Chief Learning Officer Questions about the iPAD: Tools for Learning & Performance?
Monday morning April 5, 2010. As Chief Learning Officer at your company you’ve changed the usual Monday meeting with your senior staff to focus on the iPad. You and five members of your team picked up iPads over the weekend and you want to brainstorm about how this might change the way you think about and deliver training for the employees at your company.
In what ways might the iPad help make company-wide learning, better, cheaper, faster?
Can this 1.5 pound graphical, tactile piece of gear allow you to do for learners what you can’t do today, or can’t do easily?
Do essentially full-size, fully portable, automatically updateable documents give you something that would make learning smoother for a dispersed workforce?
In a traditional classroom would giving every student an iPad so that they could manipulate a graph, create a gantt chart, or easily do data conversions be worth an investment in new technology?
Are there downsides to this new technology? Today if the company general counsel wants everyone to take an online module on new compliance rules the employee logs on to their PC and after completing the training the LMS tracks the numbers. Will the iPad be able to that tracking? Is that something we want it to be able to do?
Please join the discussion and share your thoughts and comments to help the CLO think through the learning affordances of the iPad.