The Biggest Mobile Learning Trends For 2019

Biggest Mobile Learning Trends For 2019
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Summary: 2018 has been hectic for mobile learning with newer, really innovative trends that got traction. So, let's check out what will unfold in 2019, and what key mobile learning trends you should watch out for. Have a look at the 9 biggest mobile learning trends for 2019.

9 Mobile Learning Trends For 2019

As the number of smartphone users is increasing with each passing day, the mobile learning solution and its experience have been shifted from just a process to a pivotal element in organizations of all sizes. Small and medium-size businesses also need a feasible solution to provide an exceptional mobile learning experience to their employees. It has become crucial to address this need because every 5th adult in U.S. accesses the internet from their smartphone only.

Whether it is online shopping or gaming, app development companies are focusing on improving User Experience in every possible sector. This same process is followed for mobile learning as well.

Below, some of the mobile learning trends that can be expected in 2019 are mentioned.

1. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality is expected to play a pivotal role in the upcoming time. It has been estimated that AR revenue will grow to around 90 billion USD by the year 2020. With AR development tools becoming cheaper, there can be a leap in the learning domain.

With the increasing use of smartphones and tablets supporting AR capabilities, the trend of mobile learning is going to expand exponentially.

2. Location-Based Technology

People get attracted to the personalized experience, and the location plays a significant role to make the User Experience more relevant. Location-based technology has the potential to enhance the learning experience with the help of GPS capabilities on mobile and wearable devices. Users can get personalized experiences based on their geographic location.

It is beneficial for the organization that wants to localize its learning efforts to a specific area or region. For example, compliance policies are differences across regions, and organizations have to endure that people at a specific location get trained on the specific learning. Location-based technology can help companies achieve that.

3. Virtual Reality

VR can create a simulated environment with the use of computer technology. Big organizations, such as Facebook or Microsoft, are investing in designing and developing technologies and tools for VR.

VR has become a viable part to provide hands-on training to employees in a risk-free environment. In 2019, we can expect to see the growth of VR experiences, particularly in the corporate training area.

4. Shift To The Cloud

With the increase in the number of data generated and shared, organizations are moving their storage to the cloud. Mobile learning apps are now hosting on the cloud servers. It helps them eliminate the space limitation for learners on their mobile devices. With the advancement in AI and machine learning, the volume of data will keep on increasing.

5. Smart Speakers And Voice Assistants

Voice assistants are going to be the next big thing in the history of technology. Starting from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to the exclusive devices like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa, voice assistants have the potential to perform multiple tasks that can make our life easier.

Voice assistants hosted on the cloud are smarter with AI and machine learning technologies. We can expect a lot of innovation in learning space through the use of smart speakers and voice assistants.

6. AI And Machine Learning

Machine learning and AI continue to transform the mobile world. The intervention of machine learning and its algorithm has completely changed the way of learning. Today, mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and other technical gadgets such as Alexa and Siri are personalizing User Experience with the help of intense machine learning algorithms.

Machine learning and AI are now integrated into mobile learning apps and influencing the learning industry. It has been predicted that there are more machine learning apps of LMS integrated with machine learning and AI capabilities. This can recommend as well as track the learning path for learners and identify the present knowledge base.

7. Better Hardware Configurations

Undoubtedly, today’s hardware and software capabilities are way more ahead and advanced as compared to what we had earlier. Now, mobile devices are upgrading the hardware capabilities in a rapid way to enable smooth operations and support multitasking of the devices. Learners accessing mobile learning space will experience smooth learning and have the option to do multitasking. With the help of more mobile learning apps, users can enjoy better memory allocation with more breathing space.

8. 5G Connectivity

5G is the new name for faster, more stable, and more reliable connection of today. With a 24/7 internet-connection, 5G will be a blessing for individuals and industries.

5G will be a game changer as its announcement of supporting mobile device processors and hardware has got a lot of attention. 5G is going to eliminate the problem of slow buffering and will enhance the connection speed to make mobile learning easy and fast. With this speed, we can expect a lot of changes from 5G, such as more multiplayer games with the learning experience and high-quality streaming of video and audio content.

9. The Rise Of Mobile Apps

We all are aware that mobile apps are on the rise. App stores are full of mobile apps of all kinds. Whether it is a taxi booking app or food ordering app, there is an app for everything that makes our day-to-day lives easier.

Moreover, mobile learning apps have become a new norm in the app development industry. Popular Learning Management Systems are launching mobile apps in the market to serve the mobile learning purpose. With the increasing number of eLearning apps, the User Experience is increasing too. As today, the apps are designed with a mobile-first approach, it has not only improved UX but also the app development process.

Mobile learning apps are providing better UX in terms of enhanced visual appeals, uncluttered navigation, and responsive designs.

Wrapping Up

These were some of the popular mobile learning trends that will influence the mobile learning domain. It has been estimated that the global mobile learning solutions market will cross $35 billion turnovers by the year 2020. It simply means, there is a lot of new tools and vendors for small and medium-size businesses. We can say that mobile micro-assessment, mobile coaching, and AR performance support in mobile learning are going to be the headlines in 2019.