TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY
Method 1: Mobile Learning
The corporate learning industry and Learning Leaders are starting to look at trends that are geared towards increasing engagement and success of learning initiatives.
A key element to the success of any learning project is the delivery of the training material. You can have the most compelling material but delivering it in the wrong medium could lead to dismal results.
There are a number of trending delivery methods that many organizations will begin to actively use, if not doing so already this year. These include mobile, video, classroom conference, and gamification.
The experienced Instructional Designers, Training Consultants and Contract Trainers here at TrainingFolks work with all of these mediums and adapt them in accordance to each of our clients’ unique needs.
We will be looking at key reasons to begin to adapt to these trends in a series of upcoming blogs.
The first of these will look specifically at Mobile Learning.
Mobile learning is extremely effective when considering employees’ available time for training, convenience as well as distance learning. Since the learning is done on the employees’ personal device they can choose to complete the learning modules according to their schedules. Having this ability has shown to increase employee motivation towards training as well and less push back.
There are a number of advantages to integrating mobile learning into your course design.
Mobile learning lends itself to various learning styles including reading, learning via video, collaboration using social media, researching more information online, and listening to podcasts. Offering the course in these styles enables the employee to learn in the style that works best for them leading to increased engagement and productivity which is really what all Learning Leaders are striving for right?
Reduce Wasted Time
Since mobile learning is available on the employees’ device, they can technically learn anywhere they want. Most employees will carry their device with them when they are not at their desk, say while heading out for lunch, grabbing a coffee and when commuting to and from the office. These are all ideal times to get on their phones and learn! Studies have also shown that smaller amounts of information are better absorbed especially with the up and coming Millennial generation. This allows employees to retain the information they are reading better than with longer format, formal delivery.
Collaboration Made Easy
Although your employees may be learning remotely and at different times than one another, collaboration is actually quite easy. Since they have access to all of their social networking tools right on their device, asking questions, sharing insight and finding out more about the topic at hand becomes that much easier and a whole lot faster than with traditional learning mediums.
Mobile is the Future
With even more people shifting to mobile as their primary method to connect to the Internet, it makes good sense for organizations to create a strong understanding of how to effectively deliver content on mobile devices. Within the next decade, with Millennials making up the majority of the workforce, the demand for mobile learning will become even more prominent. Preparing the organization to begin to utilize mobile devices for learning as part of a larger blended approach will pave the way for full mobile learning in the future.
If you’re like many of our current clients and know that you’d like your training to include mobile delivery but are unsure of how to go about introducing and implementing this into your organization, get in touch with the corporate training specialists at TrainingFolks.