How iSpring Learn LMS App Will Help You Boost Your Training Effectiveness
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How To Boost Your Training Effectiveness With The iSpring Learn LMS App

What’s the most effective and convenient way to deliver training on mobile devices?

Agylia Group [1], a learning technology company, interviewed 300+ employees from different organizations and found out that for 90% of people it’s easier to digest material through a mobile app compared to a browser. And this is for a few different reasons:

  • Users perceive a browser as a way to search, find entertainment, and, let’s face it, procrastinate. In contrast, a learning app is seen as a way to follow a personal training program.
  • It’s faster and easier to open an app than a browser even if you have a link to follow.
  • A webpage doesn’t necessarily work in all browsers and phones. A learning app adapts to any device whatever screen size and DPI it has.

Well, an app seems to be the better option, but how do you make it the cornerstone for your corporate training? A lot of LMSs have mobile apps that help companies provide mLearning for their employees. For example, iSpring Learn LMS [2] has apps for both iOS and Android, and they are totally free for LMS users.

With the iSpring Learn app, users can take their courses whenever they prefer, even offline. Each month, 7,400 learners receive instruction through the app, and this number is growing by 4% monthly.

Now, let’s dive deeper into how a mobile app can improve T&D practices in a company.

Focus On Learning. Remove Distractors

With iSpring LMS, the learning experience is stress-proof, as users don’t have to struggle with interface clutter. It’s easy for a user to learn the ropes due to the app’s intuitive design. To get started, a user just downloads the iSpring Learn app on a phone or tablet, and that’s it — they can start taking courses and tests. Plus, the app can automatically save content and delete courses which a learner has already passed.

Instead of staying at a computer after-hours to meet a training deadline, learners can view courses from their own devices. The mobile app player automatically adjusts to all screen sizes. And what about endless interruptions that pop up on a screen? For distraction-free learning, iSpring Learn has a fullscreen mode that allows learners to stay engaged. If a Facebook message or other notification comes up when a learner is taking a course, it won’t appear on the screen.

Courses, Always Available When Needed

With mobile devices, learners can polish their skills whenever they have a breather: at home, during breaks, or on their commute to work. This way, they can take courses and practice their skills faster on their own time. Even a stable internet connection is not a must, as the app allows learners to download courses and take them offline.

Training employees whenever they prefer is a common practice at Deloitte, a multinational professional services network.  According to the company survey, 27% of employees take courses on their commute, and 52% learn during their lunch breaks or at home — when it’s convenient for them. And the least number of employees prefer to study at the workplace.

An experiment [3] with mobile training was also conducted by Merrill Lynch, one of the largest wealth management businesses in the world. One group of users took courses on a computer, while the other group studied on their phones. It turned out that those who used smartphones completed courses 45% faster.

The iSpring Learn App Keeps Learners Motivated

The more often learners feel they’re making progress, the more productive they become. That’s why it’s essential for learners to have an opportunity to track how well they perform. For each course, the iSpring Learn mobile app shows progress made. This way, users clearly see how much they have to do and can plan out their time.

Even if a learner studies offline, iSpring Learn preserves all training data and syncs it with iSpring Learn LMS as soon as an internet connection is restored.

A Boost For Learner Engagement

Mlearning is a new trend, and new things always spark some interest. That’s why learners enjoy training via tablets and phones, especially when it comes to young employees. According to research [4], people aged 18-34 preferred watching content from their mobiles, and only 3% of respondents used only a PC or laptop.

The iSpring Learn app supports the same types of content as the LMS itself. With the app, users can watch video lectures and play dialog simulations and adventure games with different characters.

If employees train on their own devices and view interactive learning content (quizzes, games, and real-life simulations), it strongly drives their motivation and engagement rate.

This is especially true for gamified courses [5]. For example, NLMK, a steel manufacturing company, developed a course called “Gas treatment stations and water purifying units” with a branched scenario and several locations:

NLMK employees walk through an interactive game, and at the same time find out what gas treatment stations and water purifying units are for and how to determine whether they’re working fine or need maintenance. With the iSpring Learn app for LMS, employees can take this course from their phones. It seems for them that they’re simply playing a phone game, but they’re also gaining new knowledge. Users open the app not just because they have to take a course, but because they’re interested. When on the go, a learner logs in to iSpring Learn and views courses instead of playing a time waster game or scrolling through a news feed. As a result, a user takes courses faster than they would at a computer.

Training Becomes Personalized

The free mobile app from iSpring guides learners through their custom learning path creating a personalized learning [6] trajectory. Instead of offering the same course to all learners, each user is assigned only to courses that may help them strengthen their weak points. This way, learners don’t have to search for their courses in the entire content list.

This approach is used by CS Medica, an OMRON medical equipment distributor. They develop individual learning paths for each sales representative. They regularly run performance reviews to assess employees according to five criteria: professionalism, responsibility, loyalty, communication skills, and focus on the customer. This appraisal makes it clear what areas an employee should improve. As a result, each employee takes only the courses that help them close their skill gaps.

Employees Can Learn In The Field

Some jobs imply a lot of traveling. For example, sales reps constantly move between different stores and locations, and auditors often go on business trips. The best way to develop these professionals is mobile learning, as they can open the iSpring Learn app and take courses from anywhere in the world.

For example, the ForaFarm group of companies uses mobile technology to train medical representatives in a pharmacy chain. This company turned to mLearning as an optimal way to train specialists that spend a lot of time working out of the office.

An Easy Way To Wield Microlearning

Mobile apps give microlearning [7] wings. iSpring Learn mobile app allows you to employ this trending technology and take full advantage of it. Employees are less afraid of learning and become more motivated when they see how they’re progressing.

For example, Mary Kay, a famous cosmetics manufacturer, developed a step-by-step training course for new hires. This course consists of 10-minute lessons on products and communication with customers, short videos, checklists, and exercises for communication skill practice. All these lessons are available on mobile devices.

Good Support For Classroom-Led Training

The iSpring mobile app for eLearning helps you improve the effectiveness of classroom-led training too. For instance, before offline training, an instructor can provide attendees with some materials to prepare. Paolo Conte, a shoe manufacturer, uses e-courses to help employees dive into the topic. At first, future salespeople should complete five training courses. After they pass these courses and a qualification exam, they begin to work individually with a business trainer.

With the app, you can also organize after-classroom training to help learners retain knowledge and new skills.

To sum up, here’s why the iSpring Learn app helps companies boost their training effectiveness:

  • The learning app provides a great learning experience and has a super clear interface that makes training easy.
  • The app helps effective adoption of mLearning and microlearning technologies.
  • With the iSpring Learn app, employees can grow their skills whenever they have time, even offline.
  • Learners stay motivated, as seeing their progress inspires them to conquer new peaks.
  • iSpring Learn app allows learners to perform the same actions that an LMS does on a computer.
  • Quizzes, simulations, video lectures, and interactive games — everything plays seamlessly on any screen.
  • Each employee always has an individual learning path tailored to their objectives, right on their favorite phone.

Get started with iSpring Learn LMS for free and get 14-day access pass to your own learning portal. And to deliver mobile training, download the free iSpring Learn app.

References: 

[1] Learning Technology Research Project Report

[2] Powerful LMS to Train Employees

[3] White Paper: Benefits of Mobile Learning

[4] Death of Desktop: 65% of Digital Media Consumed on Mobile

[5] Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning

[6] 8 Simple And Straightforward Ways To Create Personalized Online Training

[7] What is Microlearning? Is Microlearning the right strategy for your eLearning and training programs?

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