Why Mobile Learning is Growing

According to research conducted in 2014, 70% of L&D staff were either using or planning to introduce mobile learning solutions by the end of 2014 to support a wide range of activities:

  • To deliver learning content to support formal learning (by 62%)
  • To support communication and collaboration (by 54%)
  • To support the application of learning back at work (by 43%)
  • To access performance support back at work (37%)

Why is Mobile Learning/Training so Popular?

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Mobile Training is growing in popularity for the same reasons that mobile technologies are adored in the first place – accessibility and engagement.

Accessibility

There are currently more mobile devices than people on the planet. Over 90% of adults in Canada and the USA have a mobile device, which plays a central role in the way people access information.
Facilitating training programs through mobile devices simply make the content dramatically more accessible. Whether at work, commuting or during down time, staff and students can access learning modules and spend their time getting ahead.

Engagement

Simply put, mobile apps make learning more fun. And when you are having fun, you are more likely to continue with the learning process, gain valuable skills and become a more productive employee or student.
According to a 2013 study, mobile users are twice as likely to enable learners to communicate and learn from each other, encourage peer-to-per feedback, share experiences and solve problems online.

Training module content can be expensive. Our customers have found that enhancing adoption and engagement is less about the content and more about the vehicle through which it is offered.

Mobile technologies offer the opportunity to turn training into more of a game, fostering a spirit of healthy competition throughout the organization. Introducing leaderboards, merit badges and live pop quizzes increase engagement and adoption, especially amongst the growing millennial workforce.

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