mLearning or mobile learning is defined as learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices.
Is mLearning just another elearning on a different device?
No. mLearning requires a change of content and design to allow for it to be consumed on demand.
mLearning condenses lessons into shorter, bite sized micro lessons that can be easily absorbed on the go. Examples of this type of lesson may include graphs, charts, and videos that are 2-3 minutes long. The key to mLearning is that it is designed to be completed in between tasks.
Why should you care? First of all 91% of the US population has a smart phone. You can increase the participation and completion of training programs because people can complete training in between other tasks. It makes it easier and more accessible.
By 2017, mLearning is estimated to be a $12.2 billion industry.
Are you ready for this new movement?