Why Consider Mobile Learning?

Why Consider Mobile Learning?

Why Consider Mobile Learning?

Advancements in technology have exponentially changed, not only the ways in which we experience the world, but also the way how we work and learn.

It is estimated that 75% of US workforce are already mobile and IDC predicts that by 2015 the numbers, worldwide, will reach 1.3 billion; and a report of Horizon, 2011 shares that by 2015, “80% of people accessing the Internet will be doing so from mobile devices, education being a major part of it“.

Given the speed of businesses, increasing social component and growing mobile workforce, it’s high time that organizations need to have a look at the technologies, which can provide immediate knowledge to employees that can be consumed exactly when they need it. The time is right for a platform that supports quick, formal and informal learning anytime/anywhere.

mLearning (Learning via Mobiles and Tablets) is one such way to effectively “push” and “pull” content and deliver learning needed on-the-go. It offers learning that is blended with social experience, appealing greatly to the younger /Gen Y employees.

The world of corporate training is going mobile. Many organizations who have been developing eLearning courses for their employees for many years now, are realizing the need to make their eLearning content available through Smartphones and tablets.

“Mobile Learning Market to reach $9.1 billion by 2015” says Ambient Insight Mobile Learning Market Forecast of 2009-2014.

Organizations using mobile devices for employee learning, have reported more staff learning and business benefits, than those who did not adopt; also 29% of mobile users shared that learners put what they learn into practice quickly when compared to 24% of non-mobile users, says Towards Maturity Benchmark Study 2012-2013.

I am sure you are all aware of the increasing usage of Mobiles and iPads, in your day to day life, so I wanted to highlight why corporate training sector can’t ignore mobile learning with the help of some statistics.

This is the first post in a series of “Roadmap from eLearning to mLearning – Content, Technology and Costs”. Want to know more about the benefits of mLearning? Stay tuned for the 2nd post.

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