Mobile Learning

E-Learning training

Learning to go

This new training channel delivers training content to portable devices. The wide range of applications enables learners to train wherever they are, on their choice of mobile devices – including smartphones (users can browse the internet), media players (e.g. iPods), mobile tablets (e.g. iPads) or even handheld game consoles.

The fact that these devices support most of the media and technology we use in E-Learning applications (text, video, audio, images, graphic recognition, motion recognition and speech synthesis) ranks them as distance-learning tools in their own right.

An additional option for blended training courses

Training specialists and human resources directors agree that learning on mobile devices is opening up new opportunities and generating new resources for blended learning (i.e. combined with traditional classroom training), and that it is a particularly appealing option for employees who travel or do not have assigned desks.

Training is no longer restricted to specific times and places: it is available whenever learners are available: on public transport (buses, undergrounds, trains, etc), in waiting rooms and so forth.

Mobile learning fits into professional training in several ways:

  • Exercises (anytime, anywhere)
  • New activities using new features (photos, films, e-mail, social media, etc)
  • An option to train off-site on tools that participants are familiar with

 

The advantages

  • Eminently flexible and completely accessible

    – Mobile learning is available anytime, anywhere (on public transport, in waiting rooms, etc), and content is available on demand (just like e-Learning)

  • An informal learning option

    – The fact that mobile learning is more informal than classroom or workplace training motivates certain learners.