Mobile devices have now become an integral part of our lives. It is therefore not surprising that most companies are trying to exploit the full potential of mLearning. But what makes successful implementations different from others?
I tried to analyze the experiences of companies that have made the most of mLearning implementations. I understood that most of these organizations primarily focused on 5 aspects of mobile learning implementation. Let me share more about them with you.
Clarity of Objectives
Awareness of WHAT THE IMPLEMENTATION CAN DO AND CANNOT DO helps organizations to derive the maximum benefit. This gives them a clear idea on how mLearning can meet their training needs and helps them chart their learning activities accordingly. For instance, many organizations had realized that m-learning could be used effectively to impart byte-sized learning. This knowledge has helped them to exploit the full learning potential of mobile devices, by developing short learning modules, which could be accessed through these gadgets.
Correct Estimation of Required Resources
What are the budgetary requirements of a successful implementation? Which hardware and software capabilities are needed to make mLearning effective? Does the organization’s manpower suffice? Accurate answers to these questions help a company to make the most critical choice – SHOULD THE PROJECT BE OUTSOURCED OR NOT? This has a major impact on the success of the implementation as all subsequent activities depend on it.
Proper Organization of Implementation Efforts
It is extremely essential that the project activities are carried out and monitored effectively. In case the project is outsourced, close coordination is needed with the vendor. Most companies appoint a single point of contact (SPOC) to enable hassle-free liaison with the vendor. This goes a long way in ensuring the smooth and successful implementation of mLearning. Even in organizations that develop mLearning solutions in-house, it is advisable to form a team of experts to work exclusively on the project. This prevents diversion of these experts’ time and attention to other activities.
Use of The Right Technology
There are mobile devices of various types and it is very important to ENSURE THAT THE DEVICE SUPPORTS M-LEARNING COURSES. Compatibility issues can ruin the project. It is therefore necessary that the right technology is used to develop the mLearning solution so that it is properly accessible. This assumes a great significance because organizations use the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy to reduce costs and employees use various kinds of these devices.
Adoption of The Right Delivery Strategy
It is necessary to ensure that the mLearning solution delivers an excellent learning experience. The most appropriate delivery mechanism should be used to enhance job performance. It is important to effectively incorporate the m-learning solution into the existing training strategy. Most successful organizations use the right blend of ILT and mLearning to achieve maximum productivity.
mLearning, when implemented efficiently, helps in the realization of organizational goals. What do you think contributes to the successful implementation of mLearning? Please share your views with us in the comments box below.