Mobile learning is a growing trend and it is valued at 280 billion US Dollars by 2027.
What is Mobile Learning?
Mobile learning is a system of learning that occurs through multiple contexts via both content and social interactions using one’s own personal device.
The advantages of mobile learning have allowed in aiding the student in learning information in both active as well as voluntary learning. Mobile learning helps education overall as it allows multi-device support which has shown to give flexibility to learners, allowing for higher engagement and retention rate.
The rising number of mobile and smartphone users has increased the demand for digital education. The Mobile Learning Market has led to the increase in opportunities for traditional educational institutes and enhancements and strengthened the integration between device makers and content suppliers.
2020 signifies the acceleration of mobile learning. It has transformed in to “must-have” from a “good-to-have” option. L&D (Learning & Development) teams have taken to mobile learning and it has seen a boom in the recent past and it is set to become a leading trend in the learning sphere.
Modern learners are persuaded to deviate from the traditional learning methods. They require the learning material to be on demand; they have to accessible anywhere, anytime Consequently, businesses seek to up-skill staff through mobile learning. The effectiveness of training is crucial and it is one of the essential factors businesses look for in the current context.
Why mobile learning platforms are useful?
Portability: With mobile devices, your employees will always have their training tools with them, regardless of place or time.
Accessibility: Mobile devices are today’s most accessible technology. Even in less developed countries, mobile telephony is growing exponentially.
Increase productivity and performance: Whereas the key to business success is to find ways to do more with less, mobile learning places the correct and required information available to employees when they need it. As a result, this increases productivity and improves performance.
Convenience: The amount of information that employees need to remember, understand and use is growing progressively. With the use of mobile devices you can reduce the volume of data to be remembered by learners because they have access to content anywhere they are.
Learning while working: Mobile Learning allows learners to learn while working. In traditional methods you as a company should create a context for the information that’s being taught, while with mobile devices, learning occurs when the context is presented.
Cost effective: Learning through mobile devices reduces costs because it does not require that employees spend exclusive time on the training process.
Reusable content: Content delivered to mobile devices is reusable; its easy access allows information to be used again and again.
Flexibility and Speed: Mobile learning offers flexibility and speed. Imagine for a moment you want to send an SMS to communicate to your sales force that information about your new products is now available in a specific web link, which can be accessed via their mobile device.
Learning in context: The contents covered by mobile technology are not only prepared in advance by the person responsible for delivering training, but you can use the devices to capture information at the moment and be sent to your employees. For example, take a picture of a situation that is occurring and sending it for analysis as a case study.
Always connected: Mobile devices usually are always available and connected; making them very convenient to train employees at the right time is needed.
Mobile learning is an efficient and effective method of learning. This will greater global impact and it’s potential is limitless.