What You Should Know About Implementing a Mobile LMS

Designing Digitally

05/08/2019

Mobile LMS

Based on research by Towards Maturity, many of the employees from big organizations prefer learning on-the-go. They expect to access learning anytime and from anywhere. The report discovered that:

  • 90% of the modern workforce own at least one mobile device.
  • 84% engage with mobile apps on a daily basis.
  • 74% access resources on their phone to get a job done.
  • 57% of respondents prefer accessing learning while traveling.

A mobile learning management system (LMS) allows learners to use their mobile devices for learning and tracking training. It allows anytime, anywhere learning access on their mobile devices, even if they do not have internet connectivity. The convenience and flexibility offered with mobile learning has triggered the popularity of the mobile learning management system (LMS). There is a significant boost in productivity too. It is no longer enough to have an LMS. The system should be able to adapt itself to the mobile environment. It is no secret that mobile learning is here to stay.

Here are five ways a mobile LMS is changing the way we learn.

#1: It offers tremendous flexibility.

Mobile learning offers a huge amount of flexibility to learners. It frees them from having to sit in front of a desk to learn. They can move between doing their work and accessing learning when they have some free pockets of time. This flexibility makes it more fun for the learners. Your employees will not view learning as an additional chore since it is not time-bound. They can learn anytime they want and from anywhere they please.

#2: It offers on-demand learning.

A mobile LMS is a great tool offering just-in-time performance support learning. It helps in reinforcing concepts that the learner is already aware of. Suppose one of your sales representatives is at the client site for a meeting. He has some free time while waiting for his meeting and feels like brushing up the product features for his presentation. He can simply pull up the relevant topic from his mobile LMS. He may not even need internet connectivity for that, nor does he have to go through an entire course to reach the relevant topic.

#3: It boosts learner engagement.

Millennials have grown up with technology and social media. They want almost everything at their fingertips. They have limited attention spans and a high-paced life. They also prefer content in a variety of formats. A mobile LMS takes care of all these points and ensures learner engagement to a certain extent. You can create bite-sized responsive learning and make it available on the LMS. Almost all mobile LMSs support learning resources in formats like video, audio, PDF, images, and so on.

#4: It ensures better compliance.

Since the content is available all the time, employees can pull up compliance-related learning whenever they have any doubt. Suppose they are in the middle of something and are unsure of how to proceed. They can just pull up the relevant topic to ensure that they do not breach any organization policies.

#5: It encourages better performance.

A mobile LMS helps learners to analyze their performance. The progress bars guide them on how far they have gone into the module and how much more they have to go. The instant feedback helps them understand where they are going wrong. They can even compare the metrics against their pre-defined goals and ensure that they are on the path to achieve it.

At Designing Digitally, Inc., we follow a mobile-first mentality. When we develop mobile learning solutions, we make sure that the elements are designed specifically for mobile and hand-held devices. Our solutions are customized based on your needs and goals. It can be a portal with training content, a series of web courses, or simply an app. There is no one-size fits all for training.

If you are interested in a mobile training approach for your employees, get a free quote today and see how your company could be impacted for the better.

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