27 April 2021 | 6-minute read
On-demand learning has flourished worldwide and has increased employee engagement by up to 300%. Organizations of all types are implementing more innovative ways of working and training employees.
Thought leadership plays an essential role as it influences the narrative by understanding what needs to be done and how to deliver that skillset throughout the organization. Investing in a Learning Management System (LMS) can add impactful value to your organization. To effectively engage employees, it needs to be fun and agile and offer on-demand, mobile learning.
Your company is only as extraordinary as your people.
Online Learning has made training more accessible, flexible and cost-effective. As you already know, the majority of employees own a smartphone.
Start leveraging smartphones and tablets so your employees can access on-demand training at their pace and convenience. Training is securely accessible through an iOS and Android mobile app or an LMS system.
The benefits are endless. Learners have the flexibility to participate in training from any location on any device. Users can work remotely or travel without restrictions. Users can schedule time for training while away from their desktop computer and receive notifications and reminders.
On-demand mobile learning is also essential for business continuity, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling employees to stay updated and aligned.
Are you ready to deliver an empowering mobile training experience to your organization? Here’s how.
Plan with the user in mind
As you create your mobile training program for your organization, consider who will be using it most. Survey your employees to learn how familiar they are with learning on their devices and their habits.
If you survey your employees, you may develop some surprising ideas for your mobile learning program.
Depending on a learner’s age and learning style, they may already be learning on their phone, such as with the popular language learning app Duolingo. They may prefer certain types of mobile Learning, such as watching videos or listening to podcasts or through interactive games, or a mixture of all.
Focus on on-demand training
The primary value of mobile Learning is that the user has their device with them almost every moment. This makes mobile Learning perfect for offering on-demand training content.
For example, technicians on a service call can open the LMS to access technical product training. The sales team can watch a quick product training video when new features are added.
Make content bite-sized
Mobile learning is perfect for delivering training in short snippets for quick training and assessment. For example, during the daily commute, or while waiting to board a flight.
That makes it an ideal medium for microlearning modules that work as part of a more extensive training module. Consider creating short quizzes, videos, and interactive elements that take less than three minutes to complete.
Use gamification techniques
Mobile devices are convenient and flexible tools for facilitating Learning while travelling. To make the experience enjoyable, we recommend that content is incentivizing and engaging to critically empower users. Enable healthy competition, where learners can collect digital badges after completing modules. Allow users to share and compare reward streaks with colleagues.
The options are limitless when it comes to using mobile training with your online learning program. Don’t miss out on this valuable method of delivering training content to your learners. Be sure to choose a learning management system that offers flexible mobile options so users can access training modules from anywhere.
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Author: Adam Kennedy-Ripon
Design: Simon Contreras