We could say mobile phones are or could be a sources of entertainment and distraction to people. But come to think of it, with the range of services a mobile phone offers in today’s day and age, it is nothing short of indispensable. Considering how difficult the society has been, it’s is not surprising to see how people use their mobile phone to be productive.
What is more surprising is that, even businesses are shifting to mobile phones for providing employee Learning and Development (L&D) opportunities. While providing Learning and Development is mainly seen as an activity to engage and retain employees, it became vital in the society to train employees to ensure they stay productive and perform to the best of their abilities.
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5 Reasons Why Mobile-learning Is The Future Of Employee Training
Flexibility: Compared to the traditional method i.e attending classes, training tutorial and more. learning through mobile phones is extremely convenient. Employees can log in to a course with just a click and start learning. Regardless of where they are, employees can learn through their smartphones.
This high level of flexibility encourages employees to learn even in short breaks, or during the spare time to utilize their time well. This makes it easy to consume information and leads to a better rate of course completion.
Accessibility: I can call this a greater accessibility i.e, M-learning can be accessible anywhere. So when employees are delivered L&D courses on their mobile phones, it ensures everyone has access to training material whenever they need it, It also allows employees to access it at any time of the day, which was impossible in the traditional classroom training setup. Moreover, if an employee faces difficulty in a certain topic, they can go back to it as many times as possible through their mobile phones.
Quick Adoption: People tend to spend more time with their phones than books these days. This means smartphones are so dear to us that we are basically glued to our phone screens all the time. It makes complete sense for businesses to jump on the bandwagon and take advantage of this.
By delivering m-learning opportunities, you can ensure employees don’t take time to warm up to the idea of learning. This means they will quickly get familiar with learning on a mobile device just the way they are accustomed to watching other forms of content.
Higher Engagement: learning on mobile becomes as visually captivating as on a computer. Videos and other graphic elements are powerful in holding employee attention.
However, m-learning or mobile-learning works with microlearning concepts to deliver information in short bursts. This means complex topics are broken down into small chunks that are easy to understand. Since m-learning is so versatile, it can easily engage employees.
Personalized Learning: Compared to the traditional method of learning. two or more employees in the same classroom are expected to learn the same time and have the same knowledge or keep up with thesame speed with every one.
On the contrary, m-learning provides employees full control over their pace of learning. They can skip topics they already know and spend more time on topics that they wish to learn better. This personalizes the learning experience and leads to better retention of information.
Since mobiles are a preferred choice for consuming all kinds of content, they are definitely the future of employee training as well. With the numerous benefits of m-learning listed above, it is clear that it’s a winning choice.