Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation”– Dean Kamen, Inventor of the Segway
With rapid changes in technology, leaders often find themselves evaluating investments in newer technologies for growth. They wonder if it will be sustainable; is it just a fad or is it here to stay for long?
Mobile learning, more than a trend, is an extension of how people learn and acquire knowledge. With limited time at hand, learners don’t prefer to sit in a classroom for long hours to take new lessons. The skills to develop may remain the same, but the mode of skill development has changed.
Here are four ways how mobile-based microlearning platforms addresses skill development in a sustainable manner.
1. Mobile microlearning fosters interaction though gamification platforms
Employees thrive on interaction – either in person or on their mobile phones. Mobile learning enables learners to interact with microlearning content using gamification or game-based microlearning by leveraging hyper-casual games, employing flash cards, nudging completion through leader boards, among other things. We may run out of time, but we will never run out of the need for interaction. Gamified mobile learning platforms serve as an effective digital learning solution for the missing interaction abilities in virtual learning.
Worried about employee engagement during a virtual session, check our blog here on How Can Mobile Learning Engage Learners During Virtual Training Sessions?
2. Mobile microlearning eases accessibility
Employees need everything at their fingertips. Mobile learning when used with virtual / online learning enables learners to extend their learning outside their classroom as well. This helps the learners to refresh their knowledge as and when required, making learning more actionable. The ease of accessibility to learning and growth makes mobile learning the most sought-after solution to upskill employees.
3. Mobile microlearning caters to variable learning styles
Learners have different learning styles – auditory, visual and kinaesthetic – & mobile learning caters to all of them. Learners can learn by listening podcasts, watching videos, infographics, or through game-based microlearning. This motivates the learners to use their time effectively by learning in ways that best aligns with their learning style. It further helps employees to enhance their retention. Check our blog on Three Ways How Microlearning Improves Learning Retentionto know how microlearning content can help your employees to retain more with less.
4. Mobile microlearning is an agile method
The continuous process of learning requires learners to constantly upskill and update themselves to remain competitive. Traditional online modules may take time to update and cause a lag in sharing new information with a large, mobile workforce. Due to the shorter length of microlearning content, updates are faster & easier to make. This increases the overall efficiency of the learning process and makes mobile learning more sustainable.
Microlearning via mobile addresses fundamental learning needs that do not change with time and hence is increasingly becoming a favored learning methodology. For mobile learning to stay relevant and sustainable, it’s important that we continue to focus on the learner’s experience and how it can continuously evolve.
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