3 Reasons Why You Should Use M-Learning (& How To Do It)

Calling in officeSmart-phones have transformed the way we: communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves.

But, one area where smart-phone tech has yet to explode is mobile learning or m-learning.

However, with nearly 100% of under 50s owning smart-phones, and superfast 4G becoming the norm it’s time for mobile learning to go mainstream.

Still not convinced?

Here’s 3 reasons why you should be delivering M-Learning today.

Millennials Love It

Millennials are deeply attached to their smart-phones and being the biggest generational group in the work-place, this type of elearning content is the optimal learning channel for your workforce.

It Can Increase Learner Engagement

Microlearning is about developing libraries of topical, highly targeted, bite-sized learning content that can be consumed in minutes rather than hours.

Learners can access this content on an episodic or on-demand basis to find learning content that can help them deal with a pressing or ongoing developmental need.

The relative immediacy of this learning content vs classroom learning will lead to enhanced learner engagement.

It’s Cost Effective 

M-Learning comes with a lower learner overhead versus class-room based learning, (as there are no associated travel costs or lost time in transit), while arguably delivering the same, and in some cases a more engaging learning experience.

Finally, here’s our top three tips on how to implement m-learning in our business.

Firstly, it’s essential that you analyse your audience and determine learning needs.

Secondly, choose m-learning-optimised presentation formats such as: podcasts and vodcasts, post-training quizzes, updates and tips, social learning, performance tools, just-in-time checklists.

Practical sessions, simulations and long courses can not be effectively delivered via m-learning.

Next, you’ll need to make a choice between: authoring and delivering your own m-learning content, getting someone else to author it for you, or buying off-the-shelf content.

Be open to combining these options depending on the particular budget level and skill-mix of your business.

Finally, these projects can required coordinated input from multiple stakeholders and experts and you should ideally assign a project lead to bring the project to fruition.

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Sean McPheat | Linkedin



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