eBook Release: How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement

How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement
Summary: Nothing is worth more than learning engagement to a Learning & Development department. One could say that it's the highest goal of any learning initiative to encourage participation from your workforce as a whole. Perhaps, first, we can look at the unambiguous definition of what learning engagement is.

How To Exponentially Increase Learner Engagement Through The Use Of A Mobile Learning Strategy

We define learning engagement as the level at which employees are getting involved with their workplace training. This encapsulates all areas from completion rates and knowledge retention to your employees’ participation in extra, voluntary training. Wouldn't it be great if we were able to measure learner engagement? Under most circumstances, learning engagement is measured based on completion rates. If you are looking for a deeper insight into the effectiveness of your strategy, it is highly advised that you broaden your view and perhaps take on a different perspective. There is a whole variety of ways to measure learning engagement within your organisation. Using an LMS with exceptional reporting capability is a fantastic way to manage this level of overview, especially whilst developing or implementing a new learning strategy. If— let's say—you are shifting to a mobile-focused learning strategy or a more blended approach, completion rates are your first step to understanding if and how your employees are engaging with your content.

eBook Release: How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement
eBook Release
How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement
Find out how you can boost engagement through a transformation to mobile learning.

About The eBook: How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement

In order to understand your organisation’s current learning engagement levels, you could assess how many additional courses your learners are choosing to take part in based on their own initiative. Continuous learning in the workplace is on the rise within L&D. In itself, this is perhaps the most significant indicator of how engaged your employees are with this culture. A culture of continuous learning is flourishing both in and outside of the workplace, nowadays commonly known as self-directed learning. A very modern way of learning new skills and educating yourself on certain topics is by visiting sites like YouTube. The desire to learn as much as possible, considering the fact that anything you want to learn is readily available online, is ever-increasing amongst modern learners in their thirties. If you manage to apply the right learning engagement strategy, this is a practice that can flow over easily into the workplace.

This eBook also delves into the use of leaderboards and league tables. The first of which is great for keeping up the competing spirit within your workforce. Additionally, it is also a beneficial and easy-to-use way to measure learning engagement levels. For example, using Kallidus Learn, line managers are enabled to keep an eye on their teams as well as see who is the most and who is the least engaged with their learning. Incorporating metrics, such as the time spent learning and the number of courses that an employee has completed, enables both a quick overview and easy reporting, based on engagement data. Leaderboards that are visible to the workforce, as a whole, can also act as an excellent motivator for learning engagement. It's harder to manage on an individual basis, but great results have been achieved with team-based league tables (grouped by, for example, departments, locations, and clusters).

Mobile learning has been the buzz of L&D for years now. Buzz alone won't do. If you’re going to introduce mobile learning there is a broad range of concepts that you need to consider. But, what are the priorities and what can it bring to your organisation?

When developing a mobile learning strategy, it's not hard to go over the top with the advances in new elements of the latest learning technology. That's why it is important to stay focused on organisational plans and the bigger picture of your strategy. Investing in a mobile learning strategy involves making a big change in the way an organisation manages learning, so it’s important to step into the process as aware as possible; be fully prepared to present to those who make the final decisions. Generating this strategy is about so much more than the mobile-responsive design of your current learning. There is a wide range of things to consider in preparation for rolling out this strategy.

It's All In The Details Of Your Mobile Learner Strategy

Through the use of surveys, training days, team building, or just simple conversations, Kallidus recommends getting the thoughts and opinions from as many of the following as possible:

  • Key stakeholders
  • Upper management
  • HR teams
  • A wide sample of the learners of the company
  • Line managers
  • IT and implementation teams

Developing and implementing a new learning strategy, of any kind, isn't all roses. Many who embark on this path are likely to face several challenges, especially one that takes a digital leap forward. It makes the process more complicated and needs more logistical adjustment. Some of the challenges you might have to deal with according to Kallidus are:

  • Resistance from learners who don’t want to use mobile
  • Technical implementation resources
  • Required admin hours
  • Mobile devices and hardware requirements

Reflecting On The eBook

Up until now, you should have a fairly clear idea of what it takes to be able to implement an efficient mobile learning strategy. There are many aspects that come into play and that will help you prepare for a perfect implementation. As well as being aware of the challenges and best practices for full-on integration into existing training strategies, there is a lot to keep in mind. If we bring it all together, you can understand that the scope of learning is wide, and in order to be able to leverage mobile technology to boost learner engagement in the workplace, it's never a bad idea to get some guidance. If you feel you would like to dig deeper, definitely download the eBook: "How To Leverage A Mobile Learning Strategy To Increase Learner Engagement."