With the invention of tech-enabled training, mobile learning (m-learning) has become a trendy strategy for delivering training. It is not unusual to see the youthful employees tapping away on tablets and smartphones, catching up with learning, on-the-go. M-learning is an effective technique for content which needs to be reviewed on a regular basis. It is also great when it comes to accessing learning material just-in-time. With that said, here are five best ways to use mobile learning, particularly in an organizational setting.
1. Mobile apps for learning
Given the widespread use of apps in this era, it comes as no shock that the utilization of mobile applications for learning is gaining popularity. Apps provide the most ideal learner experience by conveying learning material in a personalized form. Employees can access and switch between devices, or between content sources as apps can sync their data across multiple devices. This learning approach is perfect for formal training. However, its strength lies in its use as a reliable performance support tool.
Game-based content and Smartphones are a match made in heaven. Actually, nowadays, gamification is a very mature approach and can be utilized in nearly all organizational training needs. It guarantees high completion rates, high engagement and information retention among learners. All these lead to an increased likelihood of application of the learned material, just what every organization dreams of.
With declining attention spans and increased distractions for the typical learner, the solution lies in offering bite-sized information, which is available to employees (learners) precisely at the time of need (thanks to the convenience of mobile phones). The flexibility of accessing both formal training and performance support content in between meetings or when an employee is stuck goes a long way in making sure these microcourses or nuggets get completed and internalized.
4. Interactive videos
Interactive videos offered via mobile phones are believed to increase engagement, attention, recall and satisfaction among watchers. As you might be aware, the majority of the interactive video material is produced for marketing purposes; however, some organizations are beginning to utilize it for employee learning.
5. Millennial-centric learning
M-learning essentially appeals to the ever-growing Millennial workforce. You can capitalize on the cues of their traits, learning preferences and learning styles to craft a personalized training strategy which will convey the required learning experience.
Basically, with faster internet speeds, m-learning is becoming an inevitable trend, which every organization must not disregard when developing training content. Thus, organizations need to abandon inconvenient training techniques and embrace efficient and effective mobile strategies like the ones discussed above, for their staff training.
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