Mobile Learning

Asia Pacific Insights 2015 : Reflection

Research : Mobile Learning Infographic | Report 

Key takeaway

  • This is further reinforced by the fact that almost three-quarters (72%) of all respondents said that mobile learning will increase their level of engagement with organizational learning programs, reflecting a generally positive view of mobile learning in the region and receptiveness towards it.
  • Acquisition of new knowledge and skill sets (e.g. programming skills, project management skills, etc.) – 74%
  • The two most common types of mobile content made available by the respondents’ organizations were “training on their companies’ products and solutions”, as well as “compliance”.
  • However, Users and Potential Users expressed a desire for far more content to be made available. In particular, the gap between available mobile training and desired for “skills training towards industryrecognized certifications” and “best practice and productivity enhancement training” was quite high. Only 20% of the respondents’ organizations provided training for these subjects via mobile devices, but an average of 45% of Learners said that they wanted these to be available.
  • The results also show a preference by respondents for visual formats over non-visual formats. They also dislike non-interactive, static formats like slide shows or PDF documents; of which unfortunately, almost half (44% and 46% respectively) the respondents’ organizations currently use.
  • It is clear that mobile Users want a full, rich learning experience on-the-go, appropriate to their device.
  • smartphones stood out as the most preferred device for mobile learning support by Intenders.
  • “Ease of use” was the most common factor for mobile learning device selection as identified by 83% of the Decision Makers from organizations that have adopted it.
  • “limited accessibility from employees” was mentioned as the most common failure in current learning strategies that Adopters and Users felt mobile learning could address. In this day and age when everyone is always “on”, it is imperative that learning and development keeps up with the mobile employee.

Reflection

I was quite intrigue from the statistic that there is a demand for skill training through mobile learning but there is not enough teaching material provided.

There is one interesting notion from one of the case study video.
“We all forget. Mobile learning help us to remember.”

Currently, mobile phone is a great tool to access information and gain knowledge. However, to be expert in certain skill, it will require constant practice, the willingness to make mistake and be creative!