Mobile research by benchmarking company, Towards Maturity, highlights how over 70% of companies from the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study 2012-2013 of 500 organisations, are planning to implement m-learning in the next two years.
A 16 page free In-Focus report entitled Mobile Learning at Work identifies the key trends in m-learning, helping organisations understand how their peers are using this growing learning technology and how to plan effectively. The independent report, uncovering new research findings, has been commissioned by Towards Maturity’s Ambassador, Upside Learning, a globally recognised leader in training outsourcing, Custom eLearning, Mobile Learning and Learning Management Systems.
Full of practical information, the In-Focus report is designed to help both companies that are new to m-learning and those wishing to learn from organisations that are achieving substantial benefits. The report highlights that organisations using mobile technologies in learning are reporting more staff and business benefits than those who are not. 34% of mobile users report that e-learning has contributed to improvements in organisational productivity (compared to 20% of non-mobile users), 25% report it has made a significant contribution to increasing organisational revenue (compared to 20% of non-mobile users) and 29% of mobile users agree that learners put what they learn into practice quickly (compared to 24% of non-mobile users).
Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, comments on the current mobile usage in learning, “Even though some large organisations have started using mobile technology to empower their workforce, for most the question still remains – how do we actually use it in the workplace? Training departments are unsure how to design, develop and implement a successful m-learning strategy that works for their organisations. This Towards Maturity In-Focus report gives practical ideas to help address the perceived challenges faced, build confidence in the results and support the implementation of m-learning in the workplace. I encourage L&D professionals to download the report and use the checklists to review their m-learning approach.”
Usage of mobile devices in workplace learning has been tracked by Towards Maturity since 2006. Data in the Towards Maturity In-Focus report has been drawn from the Towards Maturity 2012-13 online Benchmark study with contributions from over 500 Learning and Development professionals spanning 28 industries and 37 nations.
The report reveals the industry sectors with the highest use of mobile devices are: Consultancy (80%); Commercial training providers (60%); Further and higher education (55%) and IT and telecoms (55%). Private sector organisations are more likely to be using m-learning than those in the public or not-for-profit sectors.
Amit Garg, Director of Custom Learning Solutions at Upside Learning, said, “Mobile learning is now on the agenda of many organisations, but there is a lack of independent research and evidence in the market to help organisations plan and execute their strategies appropriately. The Towards Maturity In-Focus report offers deep insights into learning scenarios, debunking some of the myths hampering the adoption of this technology and helping organisations adopt m-learning in a way that delivers results. Sponsoring and supporting this report was a great learning opportunity for us too.”
The report can be downloaded at www.towardsmaturity.org/mobile2013 . Organisations can also receive a copy by visiting Towards Maturity and Upside Learning at Learning Technologies on January 29-30 at London Olympia 2. Towards Maturity will be on stand number 99 and Upside Learning will be on stand 55.
Notes to editor
M-learning stands for Mobile Learning.
About Upside Learning
A globally recognized leader in training outsourcing, Upside Learning is one of the leading names in Custom eLearning Development, Learning Management System and Mobile
Learning Solutions. With a collective experience of 600+ person-years, it has successfully completed more than 300 corporate and academic projects for over 150 clients worldwide.
The company’s solutions and services portfolio includes a range of learning solutions tailor-made to organizations of different sizes and types. It comprises -
- UpsideLMS – Stunning, best value, multi-award winning Learning Management System
- Upside2Go – A revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning
- Custom eLearning & mLearning Solutions
- Catalog Courses (over 5000 courses in IT, Finance, Desktop Skills & Soft Skills)
- Technical Support & Managed Services
Upside Learning has been consistently picking up awards and other recognitions every year, including the most recent 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards.
It is its constant endeavour to develop and provide innovative solutions to its clients thereby impacting their organizational learning and hence, performance.
For more information, visit: http://www.upsidelearning.com.