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Mobile learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in a number of organizations to train employees. However, a mobile learning strategy is only successful if it remains effective over a long period of time. So, where do you start? Here are some effective tips for a successful outcome:
In order for your mobile learning strategy to be successful, you need topnotch content that is relevant, up-to-date and accurate. Additionally, the content should be updated and refreshed according to the user’s requirements.
You can use a number of different media formats to display your content, however, some formats work better than others. For example, Flash does not work as well on mobile while Responsive HTML5 automatically reformats itself for different sizes and changes depending on the orientation of the device. You can also consider using PDF’s as quick way to produce content.
Mobile learning is tremendously asynchronous and personalized since each user requires a specific amount of time to learn a program, depending on their cognitive skills. This is why mobile learning typically does not provide a collaborative environment or encourages group activities since learning takes place at an individual level.
However, we highly recommend you start incorporating social learning strategies to your mobile learning platform. This will allow you to transform your mobile learning experience into an engaging and interactive social learning experience. Collaborate learning tools, social networks and group activities will bring all the members of your organization together and foster an engaging learning environment, making it a much more enjoyable learning experience for everybody.
Tracking user performance is the only way to evaluate content and determine which course was the most popular and was able to meet all of the compliance and regulatory requirements. The ability to analyze learner activities with performance statistics allows HR manager to match performance outputs with learning inputs, resulting in more efficiency. This will also provide them an insight on how to improve the program.
The mobile learning course must evolve according to the needs of the user and the progress according to technological advancements and trends around the world. A stagnant mobile learning course will not progress and will remain ineffective even if you incorporate the best strategies to develop it. Dynamism is an important element when designing a mobile learning course, this is why feedback is crucial. User feedback offers invaluable insight on what changes should be made in the course and how to overcome to overcome certain challenges.
Appropriate changes should be made once feedback is received from users after consulting eLearning professionals. Changes should only be made if the feedback is useful and can positively impact the course.
To encourage learners to keep coming back to your mobile application, you should consider gamification. Incorporate gaming features such as exploration, achievements, and competitions to increase engagement. You can also add exciting social features such as chat rooms, sharing, and rating. This will encourage the learning community to share knowledge and learn together.
Regardless of the age of your target audience, it is essential you promote online research to increase effectiveness and foster a better learning environment. Incorporating online research exercises into your mobile learning strategy gives users the opportunity to explore a particular topic on their own and develop a better understanding of the topic. Promote online research to strengthen your overall program.
Since mobile users are already pressed for time, remember to keep lessons short. Most users are limited on time and need to access information on-the-go. Because of this, the learners appreciate lessons short and to the point. If you are planning adding videos, keep it brief, ensuring the videos are not longer than 2 to 4 minutes. Short videos are a convenient way of keeping learners engaged. Also, if your target will be accessing information from around the world, it is best to keep audio narration to a minimum.
Apply these handy guidelines and methods to your current mobile learning strategy to enhance user learning experience for your targeted audience. Frequently ask for feedback and incorporate appropriate changes that can help enhance the quality of your mobile learning course.
Contact Designing Digitally today to chat more about a mobile learning strategy for your organization.