Providing training that is accessible anytime & anywhere to your employees is now a necessity. That’s why we think it’s important to return to mobile learning, explaining why it’s a critical element in the success of your corporate training.
Given the research that – as reported by the New York Post – shows that “people check their phones on average once every 12 minutes” (yes, that’s 80 times a day!), it’s no wonder that a modern e-learning platform turns its attention to using mobile devices for corporate training. The smartphone these days literally has “all eyes on it.” 👀
A change that’s already happened
When we take that second or two to look at our small screen, it is easy to notice how our habits have already undergone a change. Nowadays, there is nothing that cannot be enjoyed directly from our smartphones.
While it is true that there is more than a few downsides to the lives of those who constantly stare at their devices (such as a decrease in social skills or an inability to concentrate for long periods of time), there is also evidence that the positives far outweigh the negatives.
The ways in which mobile learning can concretely help companies are innumerable. After all, the almighty Mobile Phone is a very valuable tool to employ to improve employee performance through always-on-the-go training.
Let’s see together what are the 4 reasons why Mobile Learning improves employee performance! 👇
1. Handiness leads to achieving results
One of the main advantages of Mobile Learning in relation to employee performance is its convenience of use. Being able to access 24/7, from anywhere, Mobile Learning is one of the best ways to deliver training to all employees anywhere and anytime.
The convenience of digital training on mobile devices actually increases the likelihood that a training plan will be completed successfully-which, in turn, generates better results.
2. Notifications drive motivation
One of the most valuable-though underrated-features of any smartphone device is that it can act as a personal assistant, reminding us what we need to do. Mobile devices help us stay on top of things, never behind!
In fact, employees can receive notifications regarding courses or training courses in which they are enrolled. You can set up text messages or reminders in Calendar to keep their attention focused on courses to be completed.
Your Learners can receive daily or even weekly notifications reminding them to read, study or practice the material being studied. Ah, the wonder of technology! 🤩
3. Freedom improves productivity
Let’s face it: most people have extremely busy lives and may not be able to complete all daily tasks during normal working hours and/or tied to a desk.
You can, on the contrary, be extremely productive anytime, anywhere-regardless of whether you are physically in the workplace. We can learn as and where we see fit (standing in line at the dentist, at the coffee shop, waiting for our child in the school parking lot) rather than having to be present at a specific location to do training.
The freedom provided by multi-device concretely multiplies the results of corporate training. We can use a tablet or laptop at work, but decide to continue training from our smartphone while at home. There is a certain advance at the doors of corporate training…#neverstoplearning
4. “Micro” on a mobile device means “maximum learning”
It is now well documented how many people learn best when they study in…pills. In other words, microlearning. As mentioned, we also know how much we all love to spend time on our smartphone and mobile devices…That is why the lemma “Micro,” associated with mobile devices, gives Mobile Learning exponential value.
People have the dual benefit of being able to enjoy training in small doses (micro), on a small-sized smart device (mobile). This is a far cry from the concept of “learning less.” The combination of Micro and Mobile is successful and undoubtedly more practical for those learners with busy work schedules, frequent travel, and, of course, for those with shorter attention spans.
Instead of forcing employees to engulf significant amounts of knowledge in single sessions, administering them a little at a time increases learning and, consequently, the overall performance of your company’s employees.
Conclusions on Mobile Learning
We have given you 4 reasons why corporate training should be usable from mobile devices. Make good use of them!
If you want to find out how to smartphone-proof your corporate training, visit our website and contact us.
See you. 👋
Thank you, Samantha Lang (Senior Marketing Communications Manager for Litmos by CallidusCloud).