Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is imperative for rapid upskilling/reskilling of employees. See how we can help you craft Mobile Learning strategies that will help you match modern learner needs and drive learning on the go.

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Smartphone learners complete course material 45% faster than those using a computer. (Lynda)

What is Mobile Learning or mLearning?

Mobile Learning or mLearning is “learning on the go” that is typically consumed on smartphones/tablets and allows learners to move seamlessly across mobile devices as well as desktops/laptops. With changed workplace dynamics, training delivery must cater to the hybrid workforce and Mobile Learning is the way to go.

One post-2019 reality that all employers face is the changed work paradigm. The transformation of workforces, from the occasional “work from home” mode into a predominantly mobile and remote one, means employers must deal with all aspects of a hybrid workplace. Training must pivot to support this new work model. And one of the most critical strategies for success in this new work paradigm is mobile learning – the ability to give learners the choice to learn “on the go.”

The post-2019 era is also evolving as an era of rapid changes to business landscapes. Mobile learning is imperative for rapid upskilling/reskilling of employees at speed.

What is the value of Mobile Learning for the learners?

Mobile Learning is the preferred mode to learn for learners today. It offers them several benefits, including training on the go or as they work from home and on-demand, anytime, anywhere access. It gives them control on when and how to consume content. It can also be pulled by them, as required, which automatically syncs with their lifestyle.

Why should organizations and L&D teams invest on Mobile Learning?

Mobile Learning can be used to meet the entire spectrum of training needs, including Formal training, Informal Learning, instant/just-in-time learning aids, Self-Directed Learning, and Social or Collaborative Learning. It ensures higher engagement, better completion rates, and is easy to update and re-deploy. It undeniably has lower costs as compared to classroom/ILT.

What Mobile Learning strategies can you leverage to train your workforce?

One key advantage of mobile learning, over traditional eLearning or classroom-based training approaches, is that it empowers learning “on the go” and permits employees to learn using any device of their choice. That’s why mobile learning needs to be a part of any training strategy for hybrid workplaces.

You can leverage Mobile Learning to create a comprehensive Learning and Performance Ecosystem for the entire organization. Here are 5 Mobile Learning strategies to use when training remote employees:

  1. Microlearning to create personalized learning paths and learning journeys. These may also serve as useful job aids and to make point-of-need training highly effective.
  2. Video Based Learning to enhance learning, its application, engagement, and drive behavioral change.
  3. Gamification for serious learning is a great strategy to use to deliver an immersive, engaging learning experience.
  4. Social or Collaborative Learning to promote, share, and recommend learning nuggets. This strategy is great to foster Collaborative Learning as part of an integrated training and development program. Leverage it as an effective channel to promote Informal Learning.
  5. Self-Directed Learning to foster a culture of continuous learning.

How can EI Design help you leverage Mobile Learning for your training and development programs? 

As you embark on your distance learning journey with your employees, we will help you integrate Mobile Learning to successfully meet your training goals.

Mobile Learning fits well with the 70-20-10 L&D model adopted by global organizations to enhance the effectiveness of their training and development program. We can design Formal training (10%) through VILT, Blended Learning programs, and Self-paced Online Training. Instant/just-in-time learning aids (20%) can be provided by delivering Social Learning, peer-to-peer learning, point-of-need training, and job aids to learners when/where they need it most. We can show you how you can use Mobile Learning to enable Informal Learning (70%) by offering experiential learning opportunities to support Blended/Formal training programs.

When integrated with our immersive learning strategies, our Mobile Learning solutions will offer rewarding learning journeys to your remote learners.

What are the benefits of Mobile Learning?

  • Meets the learner and business expectations.
  • Increased learner motivation and engagement.
  • Creates sticky learning experiences.
  • Facilitates the application of acquired learning on the job.
  • Offers reinforcements to offset the Forgetting Curve.
  • Offers challenges to learners so that they review or refresh the learning.
  • Provides practice zones that can help learners achieve higher levels of proficiency.
  • Triggers change in thinking.
  • Influences or drives changes in behavior.
  • Fosters a culture of continuous learning.

5 Types of Mobile Learning Content Formats You Should Consider

1

Mobile Learning for pre-training

We recommend that you create learner engagement through What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) and build awareness; use Infographics and Interactive Infographics as quick reference guides.

2

Mobile Learning for Formal Training

You can leverage Microlearning based learning journeys and immersive strategies like Gamification and AR/VR for select Microlearning nuggets. Use Scenario Based Learning, Interactive Stories, and Interactive and Branching Videos to enable real-life experiences.

3

Mobile Learning for just-in-time learning/job aids

You can deliver point-of-need training and quick-review learning through PDFs, Interactive PDFs, eBooks, and Flipbooks. For post-training reinforcement, we suggest you utilize Podcasts in conjunction with other types of Mobile Learning content.

4

Mobile Learning for Social and Self-Directed Learning

For social engagement-based learning and collaborative training, we recommend the usage of Mobile Apps for Gamification, Social Learning, and Self-Directed Learning.

5

Mobile Learning for post-training connects

You can retain the connect with the remote learners, even after they have completed the training successfully. Push Micro challenges to check their retention or practice or for proficiency gain.

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