Smartphones have become an integral part of everyone’s lives today; and considering the level of convenience it brings, it is justified why learners today want to access learning content through their mobile devices. Mobile learning, or mLearning, has been around for a few years. But considering the global pandemic and its aftereffects on the working models, mLearning is quickly gaining prominence in the new normal. In fact, the mobile learning market is projected to grow to $55 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 13% between 2020 and 2026, according to a recent report.
With The Great Resignation trend making rounds, enhancing employee experience, and retaining talent through upskilling and reskilling has become a top priority for organizations to gain a competitive edge in the market. The flexibility, scalability, convenience, quick learning processes, and higher engagement rate of mLearning help employers to address these challenges and enable learners to have control over their learning paths.
If you’re still on the fence about adopting a mLearning strategy or pairing mLearning with your existing LMS, here’s how mLearning benefits both the employers and the learners and how mLearning will be the way forward:
How Mobile Learning Benefits Learners
One of the biggest benefits of mLearning for the learners is its convenience and ease of access. Owing to the remote nature of work in the post-pandemic world, learners can continue learning through their mobile devices anywhere. Additionally, it also gives learners the freedom to learn anytime – during their commute to home or during weekends as well.
mLearning also entails a critical aspect of the way training is delivered – it includes gamified features and bite-sized learning nuggets that learners enjoy as compared to monotonous lectures. As a result, mLearning enables learners to convert their one-time learning paths into continuous learning.
Leveraging Mobile Learning To Maximize Blended Learning
Corporate training has evolved over the years, from in-person training sessions to self-paced learning with some elements of instructor-led training (ILT). With the new hybrid working model, L&D teams are choosing a blended learning approach to enhance the efficiency of the learning process. Blended learning combines traditional classroom learning with online training. It provides best practices for bridging the gap between multi-generational and/or geographically dispersed workforce. Successfully leveraging this strategy involves a robust social learning approach via social media platforms, chat groups, timely assessment feedback, post-training surveys, in-person contact via video conferencing and push notifications to stay on track. Adding to the flexibility, inducing mLearning components can give the learners control over the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of their training.
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Integrating with Other Technologies
The advancements in technologies like AI, AR/VR, and so on, have great potential to revolutionize enterprise learning and make it more immersive. By leveraging VR with the Metaverse, mobile apps and virtual avatars will take communication and collaboration to a whole new level. In conjunction, wearable technology has made some tremendous strides with its prominent benefits and real-time feedback.
Virtual assistants powered by powerful AI/ML and NLP algorithms can sync online and offline learning modules, making way for effective learning as per preferences. Moreover, these can help in subject expert recommendations, course guidance, or strengthening of poor skills to ensure employee productivity is at its high. Lastly, the rapid development of progressive web applications (PWA) due to its fast responsive nature and adaptability even with lack of connectivity, has made learning engaging, effective, convenient, and accessible on all platforms.
Mobile learning is a powerful tool for enterprise learning in the new normal. As digitization takes more prominence, organizations need to devise their learning initiatives in a way that puts their employees at the center. Adeptus Tech has helped many organizations to develop comprehensive enterprise learning solutions that enable them to create a future-proof, skilled workforce.
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