Mobile applications have changed the way we live. From shopping for clothes, to hailing a taxi, to finding a place to eat and even buying or selling automobiles, there is nothing that mobile apps hasn’t revolutionized.
Mobile learning or m-learning utilizes the mobility and special functionalities of smartphones and tablets to allow users to learn at their own convenience and pace.
So does it mean that an e-learning course, viewed on a mobile device, qualifies as m-learning? The answer is no. Mobile learning takes into account 2 factors – the learner’s mobility and the device used. The learner is moving, not tethered to a location or device. The device used is portable, lightweight, electronic, wireless and small enough to fit one’s pocket, purse, or hand.
Technology is moving fast to mobiles, from desktops. Organizations are struggling to cope with rapid technological changes and leverage them for employee training and development.
Some think learning through mobiles, laptops, and other portable technical devices can be termed mobile learning. Yes, that’s true in one sense, but it’s much more than that.
A standardized, one-size-fits-all, training works well in most cases. But when learning becomes more specialized and intense, it would be flawed to assume that a common digital teaching method would sit well for all the learners. In cases like this, a little personal touch, that takes into account individual learners, is necessary in the digital learning strategy.
The Sharable Content Object Reference Model or SCORM is a set of technical standards and specifications for digital learning technologies. SCORM lays down guidelines that enable interoperability between digital learning software products. In simpler terms, it defines a specific way of constructing Learning Management Systems and training content, so that they work well with other SCORM conformant systems.
Mobile devices have had a huge impact on our personal as well as professional lives. Take the case of the ubiquitous mobile phone. It was first introduced to enable people to talk, even while on-the-go. Who would have thought that one day mobile phones would be used as tools to facilitate learning? But, in today’s technologically advanced world, mobile is the new normal, and hence mobile learning solutions are increasingly popular in corporate training.
We live in the age of the mobile; smartphones and tablets are an integral part of our life. The ubiquity of mobile devices has compelled the corporate world to go for mobile learning (m-learning) in a big way.
Are you too planning to climb on the m-learning bandwagon? How can you harness the full learning potential of the mobile device? What does it take to impart the best training to your employees through smartphones and tablets? You need to use a Learning Management System (LMS).
In our previous blog, we had discussed how mobile learning helps organizations improve their training reach. Employees take to mobile learning quickly because of the convenience and ease of access it offers. Let us look at some of the advantages mobile learning offers, which are urging organizations to make it part of their online training.
Mobile technology has exploded. Smartphones and tablets are changing the way we live. The boom has brought in a plethora of smartphone options into the market. Each device has its own hardware specifications and specialties. This gives users a wide variety of devices to choose from, according to their needs and preferences.
Accessibility of learning resources is the key to the success of any training; learners are more inclined to take a course or complete training if it is easily available and can be accessed on-demand. Mobile learning provides ease of access on mobile devices which enables learners to learn anytime and anywhere. This convenience and the ubiquity of mobile phones have created a shift in how we learn.