Employee Training Redefined: Engaging Mobile Learning

By: Carrie McFarland on May 15, 2018

Employee Training Redefined: Engaging Mobile Learning

Employee training is a process of disseminating knowledge among the workforce and it's a continuous process of updating knowledge for enhanced efficiency. Companies train their employees on a regular basis to keep them updated on current trends. Why is it important for companies to provide mobile learning?

Today's Reality is Mobile-Centric

Today, people are heavily dependent on being mobile:

  • Ninety-one percent prefer using mobile device for competing tasks
  • Forty-five percent use a smartphone for work purposes and
  • Seventy-eight percent of Millennials spend more than two hours a day with smart devices.
  • (Source: KPCB, Internet Trends 2015 – Code Conference, May 27, 2015)

From this observation, it is evident that training with mobile technology is an important factor in the workplace. Mobile learning is an effective training tool. It eases the process via the following means:

Flexible Learning

M-Learning brings flexibility into the training process. It is defined via learning across multiple contexts—both social and content interactions.

Seamless Self-Learning

As mLearning is flexible in terms of time and place, employees can teach themselves. It allows for a continued self-education and self- learning becomes seamless.

Just-in-Time Microlearning

Just-in-time learning makes it possible for employees to learn small lessons at will. It does this by providing access to critical information… just in time.

New Methods of Learning

Smart devices make learning more interesting for the employees. Because of this, BYOD (bring your own device) training initiatives are rapidly becoming popular.

Collaboration and Engagement

With collaborative learning, employees can link themselves in different groups. This allows for different courses to be assigned accordingly.

Multiple-Device Accessibility

Mobile learning is supported by multiple devices: smartphones, laptops, tablets and PCs. This allows ease of access for all employees.

Time Management

Mobile supported learning allows for effective time management mainly through the flexibility of the learning schedule. Now trainees can study individually during slow work periods. This is a huge benefit for companies. In the past, all employees would take work off at the same time and learn in a classroom setting. This lead to reduced productivity during training periods. Better time management for the employees leads to higher profit for the business.

Continuous Learning

Mobile based learning processes give the users regular updates and notifications on course progress, course materials etc. Trainees can review the previous lesson before going to the next one. This customized provision allows continuous and uninterrupted learning.

Being innovative is the key to success in a competitive marketplace. Sectors like restaurants are bringing innovation in training style. Many companies are shifting toward mobile-based learning methods. You may search online to find more reasons to shift from your traditional LMS to the smart device-based learning system.

From the above discussion, it is evident that a mobile-based training system will bring about a revolutionary change in the overall learning process. By using different mobile learning apps your employees will have ready access to the latest industry trends. It is high time to renovate your traditional training modules, adapting with mobile-ready and mobile-friendly learning styles.

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