Social learning supports continuous learning for employees; and when employed effectively in organisations drives an increase in the exchange of thoughts, ideas and knowledge to accelerate employee development.
How should we carry out mLearning?
Here are 5 quick tips to get it right and make it work!
When training is done correctly, it solves a business problem and contributes to the bottomline. This impact to the business can be substantiated and measured with an ROI. However, few companies are doing this, which is a pity because doing so helps to justify the learning investment, and makes a stronger business case to obtain larger budgets and full management buy-in ; it’s much more convincing than basically telling cautious executives: “we just have to do this….because training is important!”
Winston Churchill once said: “Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” This is a sentiment that seems to hold true for many of us, myself included.
Perhaps the reason why learning is preferred is because it’s usually done in response to a need we have, typically one that is immediate. While when we’re taught something, it sometimes involves knowledge that isn’t solicited – usually knowledge that we don’t care much for in the first place.
You might have heard snippets of how “mobile learning is learning for the future”. You probably might have heard it from us no less. Well it is. Mobile learning does indeed present many great opportunities for learning in schools, the workplace, and beyond (next stop: the Moon!).
Going mobile with your learning enables you to provide employees with instant access round-the-clock to resources that support them right at the point of need. Employees can learn anywhere, anytime, so you can make better use of employee downtime. And moving part of your training to mobile helps reduce training time by up to 50%, saves you some money, and cuts down on productivity losses.
This all sounds fine and dandy for business of course, but the question we have to ask ourselves is this: “Is mobile learning right for my business?”