Published: May 24, 2017

Agylia Publish The Learning Technology Research Project Report

Surprising findings on microlearning and mobile learning revealed in the Learning Technology Research Project Report from Agylia.


Gareth Desmond

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Learning Technology Research Project Report: Surprising Findings On Microlearning And Mobile Learning

Agylia has published the Learning Technology Research Project Report – a comprehensive report that provides learning and development (L&D) professionals with insights and best practices for delivering mobile learning and microlearning programmes using tablet and smartphone devices.

“The Report includes a number of unexpected findings that confirm the increasing need for learning that can be done travelling or away from an office,” commented Tim Buff, CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at Agylia.

349 L&D professionals took part in the research, a two-week programme that included a mix of short learning modules, quizzes and surveys delivered via the Learning Technology Research Project App direct to participants’ tablet and smartphone devices.

Mobile learning and microlearning are two of the biggest trends in modern education. The Learning Technology Research Project investigated the educational effectiveness of these new digital learning technologies. The report delivers a range of insights including:

  • what learners like and dislike about mobile learning and microlearning
  • how microlearning can increase educational effectiveness
  • what motivates people to engage with learning
  • how and where learners consume content
  • the technologies and features learners actually find useful

“The research and report has taught me a number of lessons. Perhaps the biggest surprise  was that no matter how well learning content is designed, if the learning experience (accessing, finding and consuming content) is poor, the impact and usage of the learning will dive,” Tim added. “I encourage all L&D professionals to use the Learning Technology Research Project Report as their blueprint before embarking on their mobile learning and microlearning programmes.”

Stay ahead of the mobile learning and microlearning curve. Download the report.


The Learning Technology Research Project was undertaken at the end of 2016 and examined the learner preferences and the educational impact of a programme of training delivered to Apps on people’s mobile phones and tablets. The programme was delivered at spaced intervals as a set of multi-media microlearning pieces from the Agylia learning management system. User behaviours, experiences and preferences were studied by researchers from Agylia and the University of the West of England. To download your full copy of the final report, click here. If you would like to find out more about the LTR Project or the technology used, please email [email protected]