The Age of Mobile: work-based m-learning

I wrote a white paper about mobile learning for Brightwave recently, which is designed to answer the following common questions:

  • What are the benefits of m-learning?
  • What does effective m-learning look like?
  • What technology is required?
  • What are the cost factors?

You can download the full paper from the Brightwave website. Here’s a short sample…

Over 70% of the world’s population now have a mobile phone and by 2014 mobile internet is set to overtake desktop internet usage. As Bob Dylan rightly observed:“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”, but let’s give you a quick update on the forecast for m-learning. Recent research from the eLearning Guild shows that m-learning implementation plans are growing significantly year-on-year, with 65.7% of respondents planning to do more m-learning in 2012. 

So why is m-learning becoming so important to organisations?

We believe the opportunities offered by m-learning are immense, in terms of providing learning at-the-point-of-need and by taking advantage of functionality (e.g. camera, GPS, Augmented Reality and social media integration) which cannot be matched by desktop computers. By providing content via the broadest range of channels, organisations are also able to connect with more staff than ever before and accelerate time-to-competence. M-learning also ties in with a shift away from formal courses to just-in-time performance support which embeds learning in the workflow.

Download the white paper now.