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What Type of Learning Challenges Can Be Met by M-learning?

Written By Manisha Reddy K

What Type of Learning Challenges can be Met by M-learning

Mobile learning (M-learning) is the use of mobile devices such as iPads and Smart phones to learn. Training and development teams in organizations are moving towards M-learning, which is a more convenient form of E-learning that facilitates learner mobility.

M-learning gives good learning solutions, when used appropriately. In this blog, I will discuss the type of learning solutions that can be provided through M-learning.

Refresher Training

Some organizations need their employees to take refresher training on a few core topics. These refresher trainings are mandatory for the employees and need to be taken periodically. Such trainings can be given through M-learning, wherein the training covers all the key points of the topic and then has a quick assessment. Through M-learning, you can save the employees’ time and make them comply with the organization’s training requirement.

Quick Learning Bites

M-learning is the best way to give performance support in the form of quick learning bites to the employees. Performance support can be provided in the form of job-aids on their mobile devices. These job-aids are usually in the form of check-lists, best practices, safety guidelines, or tips to complete their task. For example: Product sales staff can be provided with a list of key product features, which they can refer, before making a sales call or before giving a sales presentation to the client. Such performance support gives quick access to information and increases the confidence of employees to achieve better results.

Assessments

After the employees complete their training through E-learning or in a class-room, they can be assessed through M-learning. This gives them more time to recall what they have learned and helps to reinforce the training content.

Survey on E-learning / Classroom Training

M-learning can be used for surveys on E-learning courses or class-room training sessions, conducted by the organization. This is a good way to get to collect feedback from the employees. They can be analyzed to improve the training and development efforts of the organization.

These are a few ideas to make effective use of M-leaning. Hope you find this blog informative.

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