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How You Can Use Mobile for Effective Workplace Learning

As opposed to traditional workplace learning, which requires a set period of time in a static classroom environment, mobile learning allows employees to learn on the go without being confined to any specific location. 

In today’s busy environment, employees don’t have time to waste sitting in a long-winded training session. With mobile training, learners can access training materials and complete assessments on the go during their free or downtime. This not only eliminates pulling employees away from vital projects, but also keeps those employees who travel on the road. With a cellphone, tablet, or PC in nearly everyone’s hands, mobile learning is truly transforming the workplace, in ways that employers should definitely take note of.

Creating Different Learning Approaches

 

Learning on mobile devices makes it a lot easier to incorporate various elements of style, which can be adapted to situational learning. Employees can be instructed through videos, podcasts, ordinary text reading, Internet research, and social collaboration, and a well-constructed course would probably make use of several of these components. Many of these styles include an element of engagement and require active participation on the part of the learner and further learning reinforcement.


Increase Motivation

 

As a general rule, employees are not particularly motivated to engage in training, partly because it takes time away from their job, and can get them behind on work. Since mobile training can be done at any place and any time, this is no longer a factor, so most employees should be more motivated to become involved in training. Likewise, it won’t take away from their daily tasks and important deadlines.

 

Aligning Technology

 

We are fast approaching the time where mobile devices are being used as the primary point of access for the Internet, which means business must be willing and able to adapt to these changes. Businesses who refuse to follow the technological trends, including those seen with non-traditional learning, will be left behind in a cloud of dust. Those same mobile devices that are taking over the shopping, finances, and trade industries are the same ones that are disrupting the education and learning industry. Embrace technology and align your business to match the trends or be prepared to eat dust!


A Good Use of Downtime

 

One of the key advantages of using mobile learning is its universal accessibility. All those little blocks of time throughout the day which ordinarily get wasted day dreaming or chatting at the water cooler can now be put to better use with snippets of learning. This provides another benefit, since studies have shown that most people learn and retain things better in small chunks, rather than in big blocks of learning. With InnTier the choice is your how you deliver the information…in chucks, in snippets, on mobile devices, tables, or the good ole PC.


Collaborate & Listen

 

When your employees access learning courses through their mobile devices, they are already equipped with a number of tools for social collaboration on those same devices. This can be a built-in advantage because when employees actually begin sharing their thoughts on what they’ve learned, it has the effect of built-in reinforcement, and promotes greater retention. Retweet and remember away! 


Incorporate Mobile

 

By working with InnTier, you can maximize your use of mobile strategies to increase the effectiveness of your employees’ e-learning. Any kind of training, on-boarding, or instructional presentation can be prepared in a fully customizable learning environment by using the tools we place at your disposal. You keep full control of course development, and maintain a powerful continuing education program over the cloud. Contact us today, and begin making best use of mobile for your own workplace learning.

 

 

Utilizing Mobile Effectively

As opposed to traditional workplace learning, which requires a set period of time in a static classroom environment, mobile learning allows employees to learn on the go without being confined to any specific location. 

In today’s busy environment, employees don’t have time to waste sitting in a long-winded training session. With mobile training, learners can access training materials and complete assessments on the go during their free or downtime. This not only eliminates pulling employees away from vital projects, but also keeps those employees who travel on the road. With a cellphone, tablet, or PC in nearly everyone’s hands, mobile learning is truly transforming the workplace, in ways that employers should definitely take note of.

The Approach

 

As a general rule, employees are not particularly motivated to engage in training, partly because it takes time away from their job, and can get them behind on work. Since mobile training can be done at any place and any time, this is no longer a factor, so most employees should be more motivated to become involved in training. Likewise, it won’t take away from their daily tasks and important deadlines.

Aligning Technology

 

When preparing a course of instruction for e-learning, it’s a good idea to be aware of your viewing audience’s logistics and numbers. As an example, a course being viewed simultaneously in many different locations may require a different delivery method than one which is being consumed by just a few viewers in a single location. By keeping this in mind, you’ll be able to produce a more effective e-learning tool, which your viewers will be able to get the maximum benefit from.

Is There An Expiration?

 

We are fast approaching the time where mobile devices are being used as the primary point of access for the Internet, which means business must be willing and able to adapt to these changes. Businesses who refuse to follow the technological trends, including those seen with non-traditional learning, will be left behind in a cloud of dust. Those same mobile devices that are taking over the shopping, finances, and trade industries are the same ones that are disrupting the education and learning industry. Embrace technology and align your business to match the trends or be prepared to eat dust!

Downtime

 

One of the key advantages of using mobile learning is its universal accessibility. All those little blocks of time throughout the day which ordinarily get wasted day dreaming or chatting at the water cooler can now be put to better use with snippets of learning. This provides another benefit, since studies have shown that most people learn and retain things better in small chunks, rather than in big blocks of learning. With InnTier the choice is your how you deliver the information…in chucks, in snippets, on mobile devices, tables, or the good ole PC.

Collaborate & Listen

 

When your employees access learning courses through their mobile devices, they are already equipped with a number of tools for social collaboration on those same devices. This can be a built-in advantage because when employees actually begin sharing their thoughts on what they’ve learned, it has the effect of built-in reinforcement, and promotes greater retention. Retweet and remember away! 

Incorporate Mobile

 

By working with InnTier, you can maximize your use of mobile strategies to increase the effectiveness of your employees’ e-learning. Any kind of training, on-boarding, or instructional presentation can be prepared in a fully customizable learning environment by using the tools we place at your disposal. You keep full control of course development, and maintain a powerful continuing education program over the cloud. Contact us today, and begin making best use of mobile for your own workplace learning.