Learning & Development

Current mLearning Trends and Tips for Implementation

Yesterday’s post covered important statistics about mLearning, as well as some pros and cons with mLearning. Here are some trends and tips you need to know right now if you want to stay competitive with mLearning.mobile

Current mLearning Trends

  • In general, learning content will evolve from being mobile-friendly (adaptive) to being mobile-first (responsive). So, it will be created with mobile devices and mobile experiences in mind.
  • mLearning platforms and systems will promote personalized learning paths based on learners’ profiles, self-assessments, and proficiency tests.
  • In mLearning courses, content will be used most often to support other learning content in more formal e-learning courses and programs via more informal instruction and techniques.
  • Most pieces of content in mLearning programs are likely to be curated from outside sources.
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and chatbots will help propel mLearning forward.
  • Video content and gamified content will dominate mLearning programs.

Tips and Trends for App Development for mLearning

While you’ll certainly want to hire a professional to develop apps for your mLearning programs and content, here are some basics and trends that you’ll want to know.

  • Blockchain will dominate most apps, as it offers a high level of security and is designed to keep information decentralized to prevent hacking.
  • Learning management systems (LMSs) must have apps that offer bite-size content that’s optimized for mobile devices. Most mLearning will be implemented through an LMS, so it can be linked to other systems and data across your organization.
  • Apps for mLearning must be optimized for artificial intelligence, automation, cloud storage, and cybersecurity, or they will not end up being an asset to your organization.
  • Make sure that any new mLearning app you’re developing or using is optimized for and capable of handling virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, as a high portion of mLearning content will be virtual in the not-so-distant future.

Tips for Content Development for mLearning

  • All mLearning content must be created with mobile devices and mobile experiences in mind.
  • Develop mLearning content that supports and is a continuation of e-learning content.
  • Work to develop mLearning content that you can repurpose and use again for other mLearning content or courses.
  • Only focus on one learning objective per piece of mLearning content.
  • Make sure individual pieces of mLearning content don’t take longer than 5 minutes to consume; keep them bite-size and more digestible.
  • Keep in mind when audio elements might be problematic for mLearning courses.
  • Know what your technology and mobile app limitations are when creating mLearning content.
  • Ensure your mLearning content supports your broader mLearning goals, strategies, and initiatives, as well as the organizational goals it’s trying to support.

Take charge of the mLearning initiatives for your organization today, and remember the tips, trends, and statistics parsed above and in yesterday’s post to ensure they’re successful.