Mobile learning is about disseminating information and learning through a mobile device. However, under no circumstances is mobile learning a compressed version of your eLearning module on a mobile device. Here are 7 dos and don’ts of mobile learning you need to keep in mind.
In this article I will share how sales training can be more effective when using a combination of blended learning and mLearning.
Sometimes it seems that you cannot go a day without hearing a mention of mLearning (mobile learning) in our little eLearning world. The market opportunity being spoken of is truly huge – a recent report by research firm Markets and Markets pegged the total spend on mobile learning in 2020 at $ 37.6 billion. Pretty much every player in the space has to sit up and take notice of such numbers. There has been a lot written, including by us, about situations where mLearning should become the preferred choice. That being said, though, what are the downsides? What are the situations where you should consider not climbing onto the mLearning bandwagon?
Ambient Insight’s 2012-2017 Worldwide mLearning Market Forecast, as far back as 2012, showed that the market for mLearning products and services had touched $ 5.3 Billion. Even then the impending explosion in smartphone adoption was obvious so the report claimed that by 2015 this segment would touch $ 8.7 Billion, a healthy 18% CAGR. Reality has comfortably outstripped even this forecast with the most recent estimates putting this market at $ 9.1 Billion now.
Smartphones and tablets are not anything new. And the increasing number of companies venturing into this domain stands testimony to the fact that people have become much more technology-savvy than they were until a couple of years back. Smartphones have become a preferred choice for learning on the go. Whether they are to be used as a new music system or new learning tools, smartphones are handy in their own ways. An increasing number of organizations are willing to invest in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy to encourage learning. It is exactly at this point it becomes important to convert Flash-based legacy courses into open-sourced technology, HTML5, so that they become compatible with mobile devices. Articulate Storyline is the preferred choice when it comes to converting legacy training material into HTML5 and in this article I’ll show you why.
How many times do you pick up your Smartphone even when you are seated in front of a high-tech laptop?
Should mLearning be given the importance it seeks? Is mLearning a passing fad or a revolution in learning technology? Are mobile learning strategies just “me too” approaches or a long term vision? These were some questions that were widely debated in the eLearning community until sometime back. However, we are well past that phase now in the mLearning evolution cycle. mLearning is very much here and it is here to stay.
The one strategy that everyone wants to get it right is mLearning? It is a space that is evolving so quickly that it is difficult to stay ahead of the curve and one has to be extremely cautious while making the choices. And one such choice is that of the device itself.