March, 2015

Topic: Designing for Mobile Learning

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015


  •  6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking
  •  6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program


The demand for mobile learning has skyrocketed in the past few years. Everywhere you look, people are connected to their phones and tablets. With that comes a change to how people want to learn and take in information. As instructional designers and developers, we have a huge opportunity to design our learning experiences to maximize these devices.

However, we must change our approach to designing to ensure that we are still creating an effective and engaging experience for the learners.

This session will introduce you to:

  • The basic design principles of mobile learning
  • The key design considerations to create effective mobile learning experiences
  • Case studies and examples of what mobile learning could and should be
  • Tools and technical considerations when developing for mobile
  • Resources to get you started


Tara Bryan has over 18 years of diverse experience in strategic consulting, instructional design, and e-learning design and development for clients in a variety of industries. She is recognized in her field as being an expert who is passionate about bringing engaging and interactive learning experiences to learners. She works with clients to design and build high quality learning programs that improve performance in the workplace. Her unique skillset of instructional design, visual design, and technical expertise put her in the position to work successfully with clients to create the right solution that exceeds their business results. Tara holds an MBA in Organizational Development and Instructional Design from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has been active on a number of boards and volunteer organizations, including the board of directors for the MN Chapter of ASTD.

A sample of her clients includes: Wells Fargo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, Mortenson Construction, Medtronic, University of MN, Ameriprise Financial, and Carlson Companies.

Jothan Sargent is the Lead Programmer at Rivertown Communications. Jothan has over fifteen years of experience developing computer-based instruction. Jothan’s expertise includes ColdFusion, ASP, PHP, JavaScript, PERL, HTML, HTML5, VB Script, Flash, Dreamweaver, SQL Server, MySQL, MS Access, Pathlore LMS, Prosperity LMS, SCORM-compliant LMS, JAWS, and the DHS system. Jothan has a degree in Computer Science from the University of St. Thomas