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The generation of employees entering the workforce today is the most technologically savvy that has ever existed. They have never known a world without the Internet, mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity. Whether you call them Millennials or Generation Y, this new cadre of workers is always online and always connected. Handheld devices like tablets, smartphones and hybrids are never far from their reach. This is why mobile learning presents such an opportunity for companies to extend employee training beyond the classroom.
Mobile learning, or m-learning, is generally defined as extending the reach of educational or training programs through the use of connected mobile devices. Most definitions of m-learning also include the caveat that delivering training in this method is usually in support of a larger and more formal training curriculum. But however we choose to define it, m-learning is at the forefront of a new and powerful way to enhance the training companies provide to their employees.
We’ve identified 5 reasons why m-learning holds so much promise for the future of training delivery, and should be on the radar of training directors, managers and developers. The reasons below aren’t intended as a comprehensive list, and the applications for m-learning continue to evolve as new technologies and methodologies are introduced. What we hope to show, however, is the potentially transformative nature of this exciting way to deliver training.
The ubiquitous nature of mobile devices both within and outside the workplace makes them a perfect platform for the delivery of learning on the go. A smartphone today is more powerful and capable than most desktop computers of ten years ago, not to mention being more flexible and portable. Today’s employees are comfortable, and even happy, to interact with their personal digital devices in a mobile learning context, as this has become trusted and relevant way for them to gather and consume information.
Designing Digitally, Inc. offers custom mobile learning and development solutions for organizations of all sizes. We’re here to help support companies in the ongoing transition toward M-Learning integration in support of training initiatives. Our experts will show you how adopting a mobile learning strategy has its own unique advantages for today’s workers. Far from being simply another way to deliver training, our M-Learning initiatives offer solutions that meet the needs of the twenty-first century workforce. Let us know how we can help your organization, give us a call! 866.316.9126.