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Four Ways in Which a Mobile App Will Improve Employee Learning

 

Posted on Wed, 06/09/2017 - 01:44

Responding to upcoming technological trends is important to ensure that your corporate training strategy is engaging and relevant. Most organizations have moved to a training model that allows employees to access learning on demand. Companies have also opened up the door to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, where they allow their employees to use their personal devices to access corporate learning.

Keeping these trends in mind, this is a crucial time to consider developing a mobile training app for your employees. Here are the top four ways mobile training app can bring significant benefits to your organization.

Mobile App Employee Learning

#1: Enhances learner participation

Apps are ubiquitous. Today, there seems to be an app for all our needs, from shopping, to eating out, to concierge services. So, why should training lag behind? Training apps enhance the learner participation and engagement. For example, a good app will allow employees to ask questions and participate in discussions. It will include quiz and survey tools to receive feedback and assess learners. In face-to-face sessions, all learners may not get equal opportunity to speak out. Some may not be as extroverted. Learning apps erase these barriers. Learners can participate from their mobile devices without any inhibition.

#2: Allows flexibility

Learning apps allow learners to access information anytime and from anywhere. They can communicate with their team, submit reports, and access learning modules no matter where they are located. They do not have to adhere to any time zone. This offers a great amount of freedom to employees. They can access training and prepare for their client meetings on-the-go. And that’s not all. They also have the capability to publish content if they wish. You might argue that these tasks can be achieved by a website. But the convenience of on-demand access can only be possible by a training app. 

#3: Measures success

The app’s learner analytics help you measure the success of the learning. Data can be gathered about which page is being read and for how long. Information on audience profile can also be obtained. Surveys can be used before and after the learning event to gauge how the target audience reacted to the event and to assess if learning objectives were achieved.

#4: Social interaction

Integrating a social element in the learning app will result in a higher success factor. Apps help facilitate interactions between peers. The more the learners socialize, the better they learn. Encouraging learners to introduce themselves and connect and cooperate in the group promotes social interaction. Trainers need to inspire learners to come up with innovative solutions and share their ideas with others. Brainstorming results in better end products. Apps also take out the inhibitions from learning from mistakes. Learners obtain confidence for taking risks by observing their peers. Collaborating effectively is a crucial skill for all employees, and training apps hone the collaboration skills.

At Designing Digitally, Inc., our experts help you design your mobile learning strategy based on your organization learning goals. We customize the solutions so that you get tangible results.

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By Designing Digitally, Inc.