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Is Mobile Learning Right for You?
Traditional learning is away from the job; there are few or no work-related distractions. Mobile learning provides continuous access to learning when and where it’s needed — on the job.
Keeping all of this in mind, you should consider these questions when deciding if mobile is the right solution for a learning need:
• Is the learning purpose performance-based, rather than foundational?
• Is follow-up to formal learning needed or beneficial?
• Do learners need the content on the job as performance support?
• Can content be provided in small, discrete, easily digestible chunks?
• Is the learning need tied to a particular location or variable locations?
• Are learners mobile, either within or outside the work environment?
• Are computational or other computer-friendly tasks (such as recording or retrieving data) part of the content?
• Is any type of communication required or desirable?
Apps Versus Websites
If you choose mobile learning, you’re going to need to decide if it’ll be delivered via a mobile website or app. Each has its own advantages, depending on your learning need. Mobile websites are like regular websites, except they’re optimized for mobile devices — that is, for smaller screen size and touch-screen user interface. Here are the advantages of using a mobile website:
• Content is customized to smaller screens to allow for easier reading and use.
• It has a lower development cost compared to app development.
• It supports dynamic content — content updates can happen in real time.
• Content is completely cross-platform and cross-device. The same content can be accessed on a variety of devices.
• Existing development and production processes and tools can be leveraged.
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