Clark Quinn's Learnings about Learning
(The Official Quinnovation blog)

2 February 2012


Clark @ 6:09 am

As a followup to my last post, I was thinking how you would use the different modes of mobile (the Four C’s): Content, Compute, Communicate, & Capture, to support the different layers of learning.

4C's by learning modeHere I’ve made a first attempt at trying to matrix the 3 layers of learning (performance, learning, meta-learning) by the 4 C’s of mobile.  It’s indicative, not exhaustive, but it helps me to try to get concrete about what you might do.

As you can see, there’s some overlap, and one questions is are there continuums between the layers. Is performance support categorically different than formal learning, or are their bridges?  Is meta-learning categorically different?  (I’m not sure I care too much, as long as I’m considering all!)

So, in the interest of learning and thinking ‘out loud’, I invite your feedback.


  1. [...] major categories of mobile work opportunities.  It’s a slightly different take than my previous meta-mobile post where I looked at performance support, formal learning, and [...]

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  2. Love it. I’m forever drawing tables like these :)

    In a newer post (1 May) you refer to augment formal. What do you mean by that?

    Comment by Blair Rorani — 15 May 2012 @ 9:30 am

  3. Blair, I mean that not doing formal learning, that is putting a course on a phone, but instead supplementing formal, that is extending it, adding bits to reconceptualize, recontextualize, and reapply. Connecting formal learning to the world where you are, reactivating the concepts to help build the associations, etc. So I’m not talking about mobile (particularly pocketable devices) being responsible for carrying the whole weight of a course, but supplementing instructor-led or asynchronous learning.

    Comment by Clark — 16 May 2012 @ 7:04 am

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