4 Benefits Of Mobile Apps For Corporate Learning
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The Advantages Of Using Mobile Apps For Corporate Learning

The world has shifted from the mobile to mobile first. With the evident rise in the number of smartphones and the integration of mobile technology into the user's life in an inseparable manner has led organizations, businesses, or any educational field to turn their ways towards mobile learning.

With the advent of mobile apps, each and every function can be done online. The concept is also becoming prevalent for eLearning. With more and more mobile users and an increase in the amount of mobile app development companies, integration of mobile apps in learning changes the competitive world. There are basically 5 moments of eLearning; the intuitive two will be related to the formal training, while the other three will be related to Performance Support Tools. Mobile apps can be a great assistance in both formal training and supplement training. Let’s explore some of the benefits of using mobile apps for corporate learning.

1. Flexible And Adaptable

Nodding our heads to the fact that MTech is high and going to be higher in the near future as smartphones are getting faster, more affordable, and smarter, then you should drive your attention to Learning and Development. mLearning can be quite a challenge as it has a smaller screen size as compared to that with eLearning where desktop or laptop screens are bigger.

This has brought the designers under the pressure to come up with bite-sized learning concept. Learning sessions should be curtailed and made very specific not only for eLearning, but for mLearning too, as they need to be more flexible and conventional for the smaller screens. This will entail the learners with convenience in what and when they learn: They won't need to invest an hour or more, as they can get a short (8 to 10 minutes) video which they can watch on the go. As learners need to be equipped with a device which they carry with them anytime and anywhere, employers should invest on maintaining and upgrading those devices.

2. All Time Access

Do you remember every bit and piece of what you learn every time? Of course not; memory decreases with the passage of time. It becomes difficult to recall learning sessions imparted face to face. Well, the recall process would be quicker and easier when eLearning is integrated into mobile apps. Learners prefer training when they can use it at a time of need rather than just trying to retain information taught hours, days, of weeks ago.

3. Creation Simplified

The creation of mLearning content for mobile apps does not involve any more complexity than eLearning. RMAD (Rapid Mobile Application Development) tools have been evolved to create apps and content to cater every need of mobile learners at any point of time.

4. Learner Engagement Enhanced

Just like user engagement is improved with mobile apps, learner engagement is as well. mLearning can provide users with the learning experience that cannot be availed with eLearning. This leads more and more learners towards mLearning. Now, this does not mean that mLearning is overtaking or is a substitute for eLearning; there is no scope for this replacement. Both have their individual importance and place; however, mobile learning offers a more adaptive and engaging experience.

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