Campbell, CA (USA), April 2017 - Clarity Consultants, a provider of corporate learning and development, and creative consultants, has announced their latest whitepaper, which offers in-depth insights into the challenges of implementing a mobile-learning program in a corporate setting. These challenges include cost barriers for employees who require a mobile device; access to high-quality instructional designers; security issues, e.g. data privacy; as well as what some employees may perceive as infringement on their personal time.
As the world grows increasingly hyper connected and forms more global networks, the proliferation of mobile technology is naturally growing to unprecedented levels. For example, people today now consider phones to be computers. Enter mobile learning, or m-learning: a way of passing along and enhancing knowledge through the use of personal electronic devices. To mimic the way mobile technology works, m-learning often utilizes chunking, self-paced work, and the ability to be accessed through multiple contexts. However, mobile learning programs do not come without their challenges.
To address the challenges of starting a mobile learning program, Clarity Consultants has published a whitepaper that offers a number of suggestions to those looking to implement one. It is recommended that companies not only invest in hiring designers to create the program, but that they find out how mobile technology works in their employees’ everyday lives. They should also start small to learn where the holes are and gather sufficient feedback before moving on to bigger ventures.
"The bottom line is that mobile learning is a natural evolution of a mobile society," said Herb Tieger, President and CEO of Clarity Consultants. "Investing in m-learning programs is the best way to increase engagement and learning outcomes, especially as millennials begin to fill the workforce. The best way to harness this newly ubiquitous technology is to create a team of L&D professionals and designers that includes both internal stakeholders and external consultants. Utilizing pre-existing skills while expanding current capabilities with independent experts is the right combination for staying ahead of the curve in this competitive field."