Every day more smartphones are activated than babies are born. For trainers and educators the message is clear: mobile must be a key part of your training plan or you will be left behind. But, that doesn’t mean that learners want PowerPoint or eLearning on their mobile devices. You can’t just take your eLearning courses and reformat them to be compatible for mobile devices. Definitely, the best use of mobile isn’t cramming eLearning on a smaller screen either. Content needs to be fit for the purpose to improve productivity and content retention. It should be uncomplicated, easy to use, quickly accessible and meet the characteristics and requirements of the different devices.
So you’ve heard of mobile learning, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for your company. Rather than just looking to use mobile learning because it's the latest trend, you want to focus on identifying where it can really support your learning solutions and where it is best used in your company.
Still not convinced Mobile Learning is something your organization should evaluate? Consider these eye-opening statistics published by different organizations such as ASTD, iPass, Towards Maturity and Ambient Insight. Data from their most recent surveys reveals some interesting facts that you might be interested in.
Mobile devices, to which more than 75 percent of the world now have access (World Bank, 2012), are quickly becoming the device of choice for both personal and business use. In this context, the term mLearning is gaining more importance and has become a point of interest for everyone. Whether if you’re in the eLearning industry or not, the term “mLearning” is a fairly new training strategy and thus the terminology associated with mLearning can be a bit confusing.
Identifying the benefits of mobile learning in corporate training can be very simple.But beyond the obvious benefits, motivating your workforce to take away time from their spare time to do their training with mobile devices, requires a significant change in the way you design training programs. These should be:
In the business world, every day we have less time to investigate, analyze, train, make decisions ... Meetings, documents, reports, goals to achieve ... it requires employees to be very efficient in time management to fulfill their tasks.
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