Integrating Mobile Devices with Learning Solutions
When the global pandemic hit us, we were devastated to see the world collapse, but what kept us sane during those times was getting our school and work done online when lockdown made everything shut down. We didn’t face many issues with the latest technological advancements as everything such as school, college, and offices went online.
Technology has impacted the education industry greatly, with the advancement in technology we have seen drastic change or one may say an increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of learning programs. Advancements in education have eased the functioning and facilitating of teaching programs and courses.
What is mobile learning?
Mobile learning uses mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc., to facilitate learning using the internet. Because of its mobile feature, one can access learning courses and modules from anywhere and anytime. In simple terms, mobile learning is eLearning through personal electronic devices. Web conferencing tools like Adobe Connect App can help you deliver a better mobile learning experience.
Benefits of mobile learning that makes it necessary to integrate into your daily learning:
People use their mobile devices more often than desktops
Our dear Millennials are so in love with mobile phones and electronic gadgets that they sometimes forget to eat but never forget to scroll. For such an audience having a mobile-friendly eLearning program is a boon. Not only Millennials but people from any generation would love to access any platform that would provide them with a one-stop solution for all their problems on their mobile phones. People react better when they can access the eLearning content on their phones than on desktops as they find it more convenient. Mobile learning could reach $80.1 billion worldwide by 2027.
People access better when they are provided with user-friendly platforms and devices
People prefer using devices and platforms to browse that are simple to use. Similarly, when you only provide eLearning content or modules on widgets that learners could access easily and have handy, they tend to be more engaged and interested in learning.
Mobile learning allows exceptional accessibility
With the efficient development of technologies, E-learning has become the default learning mode in the academic system. Technology has contributed significantly to the learning industry. Digital classes are used to preach and train by incorporating videos, games, animations, file sharing, and even screen sharing.
This makes it easy for learners to access the content online through their mobile devices. They can easily access these training and learning content at any time and unlimited times, therefore eliminating geographical and time zone factors.
Immersive games in online classes through gamification
Introducing gaming elements relevant to the learning content has been a great feature that online learning has provided us. Using gaming elements in a non-gaming environment, such as leaderboards and more, helps learners be competitive in a healthy way.
Engaging games make sure that students learn complex subjects or modules in a fun way without getting bored or distracted from the topic. Using videos and AR/VR on mobile can help students retain comparatively more information. Gamification is the future of digital learning as it is a fun approach to learning.
Learning Management System
E-Learning has been a revolution for the learning industry, but eLearning when incorporated with LMS shows promising results. An LMS would help you facilitate online learning better as LMS has a responsive design feature that allows the learning modules to be accessed through any device of any screen size.
Increase the engagement of users
Mobile learning helps increase the participation and engagement of users or learners. As read earlier, mobile learning acts as a handy tool for learning due to the usage of easy, mobile devices. With this use of devices, users know exactly how to operate the device, and since they use it in their everyday life. This increases their chances of incorporating mobile learning into their daily lives, hence, increasing the learner’s participation in learning.
From searching “why am I coughing too much?” to “how much sugar must be added in coffee?”; every individual opens their mobile phone and googles any minor or major inconvenience of their lives. That is how powerful a mobile phone is. Hence, eLearning, when facilitated on mobile devices, makes it super easy and convenient for learners to access the learning module or course.