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Elearnity Insights paper explores realities of Mobile Learning

CIRENCESTER, UKLearning NewsFosway

At the start of 2011, it was widely thought that this year when mobile learning or m-learning would reach a tipping point and become part of mainstream learning solutions. So what actually is the reality at the end of the year? What is its role in the learning mix? What are the key opportunities and challenges in the adoption of mobile learning technologies?

As Europe’s leading independent corporate learning analyst, Elearnity has been tracking the Learning Technology market for many years. Over the last 18 months, we have seen a significant shift in the attitude of corporate decision makers towards mobile learning and their willingness to consider including it in the learning mix.

This Insights paper though aims to look beyond the hype and focus on the realities of the current situation in most corporate organisations. As one of our clients recently commented, “Forget we MUST introduce mobile learning NOW;  the key question is whether anyone is using it effectively, what for and what have they discovered?”

Some of the summary conclusions from the paper include:

  • The opportunities offered by mobile learning should not be ignored by corporate organisations. They should be actively investigating what can be achieved in their organisations as part of their innovation planning.
  • Before starting to deliver mobile learning careful thought need to be given to managing assets and ensuring they are in a suitable format for mobile delivery. Having a clear content management strategy is vital.
  • Rather than just looking to use mobile learning because it's the latest fad, focus on identifying where it can really support your learning solutions and where it is best used in your learning ecosystem.
  • While there are opportunities to use mobile learning to deliver content to learners, mobile learning‘s biggest impact could be on supporting just in time delivery for performance support and process workflow.

Download the Insights paper to read more ...