'Five Must-Haves in an LMS to Get Mobile Learning Right', the latest industry paper by The eLearning Guild, explores how a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS) can support and optimize Mobile Learning. Compiled and written by Susan Jacobs, Sr. Editor, The eLearning Guild, the paper has contributions from key personnel in the eLearning, LMS and mLearning domain, including Amit Gautam, Director of UpsideLMS.
For the past 16+ years Amit Gautam has been helping organizations worldwide to manage their learning and training initiatives smoothly and successfully. He distills this experience, knowledge and learning as he shares insights on the future, the value, the benefits, the key requirements and some examples of mLearning.
Speaking specifically on the "offline" aspect of Mobile Learning Management System, he says, "While there is an all-around development and technological advancements happening in the fields of mobile hardware, software and the telecom infrastructure, now and in foreseeable future the internet connectivity is still going to a challenge in many parts of the world. In addition, there will always be organizations where a part of the workforce - large or small, will be working in situations where mobile devices will not be allowed at all times for various reasons. For all these reasons, there is always a need for learners to be able to download learning content once on their devices in a secure manner, go through the same and when ready, sync it back with the primary learning environment. This solves a number of problems for the users - consuming internet bandwidth only once as against every time to consume the learning content, learn when the user has time to learn and can access a mobile device. For the companies, the biggest benefit is that it allows and enables learning to reach every last person in the chain irrespective of their internet connectivity, and work environment. This can only mean good for the company."
It is this thinking that reflects in UpsideLMS' newest offering and Amit's latest brainchild - UpsideLMS Mobile. An app-based Mobile Learning/ Training platform that can work with or without the Internet.
The 5 must-haves covered in the 'Five Must-Haves in an LMS to Get Mobile Learning Right' paper include:
- The ability to sync with a smartphone or other mobile device
- Support for offline learning
- Job aids for just-in-time learning
- Push notifications for the mobile workforce
- QR code capabilities
Speaking of the industry paper and Amit in specific, Susan Jacobs says, "It was a pleasure working with Amit, and I think the paper is really strong! I would love to work with Upside again!"
'Five Must-Haves in an LMS to Get Mobile Learning Right' is available for downloading on The eLearning Guild website at www.elearningguild.com/sponsored/1540/five-must-haves-in-an-lms-to-get-mobile-learning-right