By all accounts, mobile learning, termed “m-learning”, is on fire as a new method of accessing learning. As seen in the chart below, m-learning may be the learning tool of the future:
I see three trends fueling this new interest in m-learning:
- More companies will explore mobile learning as an increasing number of tech-savvy Millennials enter the workforce and insist on the speed and mobility of m-learning. The Millennial generation, or those born after 1981, currently represents 22 percent of all workers. However, by the year 2014 they are expected to represent almost 47 percent of the workforce.
- More content will be available via mobile learning. See, for example, the recent news about Intuition:
“Intuition, a leading provider of learning services to the financial markets, life sciences and government sector, today announced that it has partnered with edCetra Training to jointly market the ability to distribute learning content through mobile devices. The agreement will increase Intuition’s product awareness and provide it with greater penetration of the training and development industry.”
- As more mobile devices go mainstream, such as Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader, consumers will become accustomed to reading content on a mobile device. Over the last year, sales of Amazon’s Kindle have reached more than a quarter million units.
What do you think? Are you exploring Mobile Learning?
[tags]Mobile Learning, M Learning, Heads of Human Resource, E Learning[/tags]