Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Using Mobile and Wireless Web 2.0 to meet VTE learners needs.

A discussion over lunch delivered one of those moments where you go "why didn't I think of that?".

A friend that works for a large industry organisation explained a simple but efficient use of SMS in training. When new material goes up on the organisations intranet, training participants are sent and SMS to direct them to it.

Simple and elegant, where I have been nagging teachers across the State to subscribe to the site so they would be notified of updates, this organisation simply used SMS broadcast via group email and delivered the message to their pockets. They follow up by analysing the hits on the site using traffic monitoring software, so another SMS can be sent as reminders to people who had not yet accessed the site.

Tomorrow I will start chasing up mobile phone nos........

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