Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Podcast - "This Week in mLearning"

I'm pleased to share details about a new social venture I'm supporting with my friend and colleague, RJ Jacquez; namely, a weekly podcast titled This Week in mLearning.  We've already recorded and published our first episode and I welcome the readers of this blog to subscribe to this series where we hope to share leading news stories and happenings across the world of mobile devices and apps in general and Training and Development initiatives in particular.  

For those who don't know him (and you should), RJ is an "Über" bright and insightful T-n-D professional, an avid blogger, a budding author, an app designer and one of the recognized talents in our growing industry. He worked as Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe for several years before striking out on his own last December (see bio below).  He now focuses much of his energy and passion in the area of mobility/mLearning recognizing how important the tools, technologies and processes our industry is now developing will be to everyone's ability to learn and prosper now and in all the years to come. 

For my part, I serve as RJ's sidekick, technical jack-of-all-trades and resident humorist as best I can -- an Andy Richter to his Conan O'Brien if you will -- and will also help mold the conversation based on the practical implementations and experiences I've gained from working with my team here at OnPoint. Most of my experiences in mLearning have been gained through the school of "hard knocks" delivering commercial mobile learning solutions well beyond simply planning or consulting on same for a series of very progressive customers who have thrown caution to the wind and jumped into the deep end of the pool sometime long before these technologies or practices were ready; armed with those experiences, I hope to bring a unique spin to the conversation each week.  We are planning to present relevant news and tips about all things mobile, and also plan to have a variety of guests joining us from time to time to share their real world experiences and talk about new tools and methods too. It should prove to be fun, engaging and hopefully beneficial to all who invest their time to listen.  

RJ is also doing "double duty" by recording a podcast each week in Spanish too with Mayra Aixa Villar, another avid mLearning aficionado, blogger and tweeter who hails from Argentina! My Espanol is too rusty to get much from their conversations but I'll reason they will be just as interesting and compelling as anything I can contribute to.

You can connect to and subscribe to the podcast series via the following link:

This Week in mLearning

Finally, here's RJ's bio to learn more about him. 
My name is RJ Jacquez and I am a Former Adobe Senior Evangelist. I spent 6 years at Adobe Evangelizing existing products and launching new ones. I'm currently writing an eBook on what I learned and why companies need Passionate Evangelist in today' Social Media world. I'm honored to be among great company in the following lists and articles: 1) Top 25 Most Influential Bloggers in Technical Communications (http://bit.ly/a8ooZC) 2) Top 20 most influential tweeters in eLearning, training and HR (http://bit.ly/vScfc0). 3) I was also mentioned in this article on Why Every Company Needs a Robert Scoble (infographic) for my work as an Adobe Evangelist (http://bit.ly/v0IMHs). Please follow me on Twitter @rjacquez 

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