The need to disseminate education efficiently imposed that classrooms should no longer be confined within four walls. So distance learning came into being. Then as technology evolved, lessons were not only delivered to mailboxes (the ones on the curb) but also reached learners on their computers. Thus eLearning developed. And now, because learners are no longer tethered to their desks (the rise of the remote and mobile workforce), learning is being delivered to their hand-held devices where they can consume it on the go.
Although e-Learning and m-Learning are used synonymously in many quarters, the two modes of learning differ in many aspects. As a learning designer, you must know all about the two formats so that you can create effective instructional content for each.
We've gone over tons of articles that talk about the differences between eLearning and mLearning, so we've created this blog post to save you time doing your research. Here, we list down four of the main differences between both terms.
You might want to check out these articles:
- Is M-learning versus E-learning or are they supporting each other?
- Mobile Learning versus E-Learning – Is There a Difference?
- mLearning: The Way of Learning Tomorrow
- The Different Uses of E-learning and M-learning
- Desktop Versus Mobile Learning
- mLearning Is Not eLearning on A Mobile Device
- From E-Learning to M-Learning: A Different Beast
- Right Time and Place: mLearning Use Cases