5 Reasons Mobile Learning Will Transform Your Workplace
Mobile learning is shaping up to be one of those innovations set to make life easier in today’s fast-paced business environment. Most of us are busy people, constantly on the move. And what busy people love is convenience, be it gourmet pasta at home or technology that makes life easier at work.
- Increases employee motivation toward training.
It’s true that many employees don’t like training. This is partially because most training requires an employee to take time out of an already busy workday to fit it in. Because mobile learning allows employees to complete training when and where they like, it’s likely that their willingness and enthusiasm toward learning will increase.
- Addresses all learning styles.
Mobile learning makes it much easier to be inclusive of all learning styles. Mobile devices make it possible to develop a course that includes reading, learning through video, listening to podcasts, researching on the internet, and collaborating socially. This is also a factor in increasing employee engagement and motivation toward corporate training, and we know that engaged employees are much more likely to be productive.
- Utilizes downtime… anywhere.
The accessibility of mobile learning is arguably its biggest advantage. It allows you to fill pockets of dead time your employees have with productivity. With BYOD, waiting for a long print job, commuting home on the train, or standing in line all become opportunities to fit in a learning bite. In fact, many of us retain information better when it is presented in small chunks, which makes mobile learning an effective strategy for imparting information.
- Provides social collaboration opportunities.
Mobile learning might mean your employees are completing training remotely but they are only a click away from sharing and collaborating with others. When your employees access their training from mobile devices, such as smartphones or iPads, they have their social networking tools at hand. This encourages collaboration with others, and when people get talking about learning, it makes it more memorable.
- Aligns your training with technology trends.
It is predicted that by 2020, the mobile device will be our primary tool for connecting to the internet. It makes good business sense to start preparing for the technology shift away from desktop computing by developing learning that can be used across multiple platforms. HTML5 technology allows one eLearning build to be used on multiple devices, which could save your organization time and money down the track in converting traditional builds.
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