How to Boost Your Workforce Performance with Mobile Apps Infographic
Today, we cannot think of our lives without mobile devices. It comes as no surprise that most Learning and Development teams are updating their learning strategy to factor for mLearning or mobile learning. Several global organizations are offering the flexibility to learners through the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and are seeing notable gains in learner engagement as well as higher completion rates of online learning courses.
An interesting aspect of mLearning or mobile learning is the usage of mobile apps for learning. The How to Boost Your Workforce Performance with Mobile Apps Infographic outlines how mobile apps can be a meaningful addition to your overall learning strategy with examples to illustrate how you can use them for primary or formal online learning as well as to supplement it through informal learning.
What Are Mobile Apps For Learning?
Mobile Apps are one of the delivery formats that offer the additional flexibility of offline viewing of the eLearning course to the learners from their mobile devices. (They need to have an internet access to download the course and then they can view it with/without the internet connection. However, to track their progress through the Learning Management System, they must be connected to the internet as only then can their progress information be passed on to the Learning Management System).
Where Do Mobile Apps Find The Right Fit In Today’s Learning Strategy?
Mobile apps can be used equally effectively to offer formal training (bite-sized) or supplement formal training. But this is not all. Performance Support Tools (PSTs) (particularly Ready Reckoners, Checklists, Tips, and so on) are designed to be made available to learners within their work-flow. Making them accessible to the learners on their mobile devices encourages them to use it on the job. Hence, Performance Support Tools are a great fit for mobile apps.
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