More and more businesses are encouraging on-the-go learning among employees. The chance to be flexible in our working lives is of great importance to increasing numbers of us. If companies wish to facilitate mobile learning, it’s paramount that they look to install a mobile-friendly LMS. Let’s check out some of the barriers to remote learning and how the right LMS can help you overcome them. After all, who wouldn’t rather learn in a Jacuzzi than at their desk…?
Obviously, downsizing content to fit phone screens presents some challenges. But this is where a Mobile Learning Management System (mLMS) comes in – it automatically adapts the display so that the content fits comfortably on a mobile screen. Clever stuff!
Seamless synchronization across devices
Don’t you hate it when you start a piece of work on your computer and can’t pick it up again on your phone? Well, with a mobile-friendly LMS those days are well and truly over. Employees can access learning content anywhere in the world and save their progress as they go. With one login they can do their learning on whatever device suits them at the time. This is particularly beneficial to those who travel a lot for work.
No need to squander your data
When it comes to learning on-the-go, no employee wants to tear through their mobile data in the absence of Wi-Fi. This is why a mobile-friendly LMS is designed to conserve data usage. This minimizes loading speeds: a good LMS will compress images, video and other content for mobile so NOTHING interrupts the flow of learning…
…well, except a dodgy attention-span. Mobile phones are minefields of distraction and social media has a large part to play in this. If employees are learning on company-supplied devices, the answer is simple: block access to certain apps and websites. But this is not possible when employees are working on their own phones. In this case the answer is to make the learning fun. No, seriously! The more engaging the content, the less likely employees are to fall prey to the distractions of Facebook and Instagram.
You might be thinking, ‘where’s the catch? Won’t the installation of an LMS that works seamlessly across devices, enabling my employees to learn anytime anywhere, being incredibly costly?’ The answer is NO. A mobile-friendly LMS is a superb investment. The mobile learning software will update continually according to advances in hardware. Devices will come and go but your trusty LMS will work on all of them. More money left to invest in great learning content!
So there you have it, the obstacles to mobile learning are no match for a mobile-friendly LMS. What better way to keep afloat of mobile learning trends? And if you need any more convincing, check out these previous articles on the subject: