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4 Reasons Mobile Learning is Important in 2021

Posted on 02/09/21 By Lorman Team

Many organizations are still on the fence about adopting mobile learning; however, mobile learning (or mLearning) could determine the success of your employee training program. 

Here are the top four reasons why mobile learning is vital to employee training initiatives in 2021.

What is Mobile Learning?

The average person spends hours on mobile devices ordering food, shopping, networking, and communicating with friends and family.

It should come as no surprise that 93% of employees want easy-to-complete training similar to the conveniences they already use. 

Mobile learning takes advantage of this by giving mobile users access to learning content.

Benefits of Mobile Learning

Implementing mobile learning today can set your company up for success in the future. Because mobile technology is revolutionizing how we live, leaders need to acknowledge its potential for corporate learning.

Let's take a closer look at some vital benefits of mobile learning platforms:

1. Better Course Completion Rate

With mobile learning, employees get to learn anywhere and at any time. The flexibility of mLearning eliminates the need for scheduling specific times and places for learning.

Employees get to access a wide range of instructional content on their devices.

Integrating learning into your employees' daily routine helps with the retention of knowledge and successful course completion.

2. Faster Learning

Mobile learning enhances bite-sized delivery of information to employees. With on-demand training, learners can watch as much (or as little) of the course as they wish. 

Small bits of information help increase learning by avoiding cognitive overload. mLearning goes a step further by making virtual instructor-led training fast and effective. 

3. Improves Information Recall and Knowledge Retention

Learners can revisit and rewatch training courses as often as they like with online learning.

Knowledge retention is a crucial aspect of growth in organizational performance. When employees have unlimited access to learning material, it will help them commit the subject matter to their long-term memory.

4. Higher Rate of Engagement

Put simply: mobile learning is convenient.

And since 89% of employees want training available anywhere and anytime they need to do their job, mLearning helps fulfill these wants and needs.

Drawbacks of Mobile Learning

Although mobile learning in the workplace brings numerous advantages to your organization, there are also a few disadvantages.

Among these drawbacks are software and hardware issues, potential lack of internet connectivity, and physical wear of devices can be a huge nightmare.

However, you can easily solve all these problems by ensuring your office (and your employees' home offices) have a steady internet connection, updated software, and compatible devices.

Why You Should Use Mobile Learning in the Workplace

Mobile learning makes training and development simple for your employees.

Time zones, individual scheduling, and preferred learning environments are not an issue with mLearning — your employees can learn at any time and any place since all the learning content is readily available in their pockets.

Since more and more companies are adopting remote work, managers need to find suitable training and learning methods that work for all employees.

How can you effectively train employees when you're not on site together? Check out these 5 Best Practices for Training Remote Employees


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