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4 Ways to Ensure Mobile Learning Success


The various elearning solutions that we now have available to us are permanently changing the way that training works. The very best companies are not only able to attract the very best talent, but they can foster an environment that allows that potential to be nourished and talent to grow. Mobile learning is one of the best and most efficient ways to aid with this. However, it must be implemented in the right way. Here are four surefire ways to get the most out of your elearning solutions.

1. Focus on the Basics

When getting involved in mobile learning tools, it can be easy to get swept away with all of the bells and whistles. But if you let this happen, you can end up creating something that is overly complicated, dysfunctional, and ultimately detracts from its primary focus. So, in order to prevent this, you should focus first and foremost on the basics. These are:

—Functionality, or in other words, making sure it works. Rigorous testing will make sure that your learning management system (LMS) is functional, and allow you to iron out any kinks.

—Usability. As well as actually working, it should be fairly easy to use. You don’t want to waste training hours by training your employees to use the system. Employees should be able to pick up the LMS and use it right away.

—Compatibility—make sure that it works with any and all devices. Mobile learning is great because your employees can pick up their training from anywhere on their devices; if it doesn’t work on some devices, it will nullify that huge advantage.

Most of all, make sure that it does the job that it is intended to do. You can look into more sophisticated mobile systems, but only once you have the basics pinned down.

2. Make It Social

One of the biggest benefits of mobile learning is the ability to make it a social experience. Training should be social anyway, and elearning solutions facilitate this. The social features of a good mobile LMS will help in a number of ways. They aid communication between employees, as well as between managers and their employees, which is perfect for helping when necessary. Furthermore, they can boost social sharing, which aids in marketing, as well as employee morale boosts when they receive personal shout outs.

3. Gamify

Another benefit to mobile learning is the way that it provides an easy vehicle for gamification. Gamifying the training process is an excellent way to introduce friendly competition to the training process, which inspires employees to improve upon their efforts, as well as making it a more enjoyable process. Introduce quizzes and games to take full advantage of these features.

4. Efficient Troubleshooting

Another important, yet underrated part of a successful mobile learning platform is efficient troubleshooting. When you are looking for a provider for your mobile LMS, make sure that it has this. If there are problems with the software or certain functions, you need to be able to get them fixed as quickly as possible, in order to avoid as little disruption as possible to the training process. Make sure there is easy communication to a support center, and that they are able to rectify problems as quickly and effectively as possible.

These four factors are guaranteed to provide the best mobile learning experience possible; one that will benefit yourself, each individual employee, and your company as a whole. Follow them, and you will be on your way to creating a program that not only trains people, but which aids them in training themselves.

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