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Best ways to train employees


September 30, 2019



Remote employee onboarding guide - mobile

Without a doubt, training is very vital when it comes to imparting new skills to your employees but as a manager you may be wondering how to go about it. Do not worry. Mobile learning (m-learning) has come to your rescue. M-learning is an effective training approach that guarantees quick, just-in-time learning even for your ever-busy employees. That said, what are some of the best ways to train your staff with mobile learning? And how does it influence employees to undertake organizational training?

Online explainer videos

M-learning ultimately boils down to one assumption: learning less is more. Mobile gadgets with their compact screen size can only keep your employees engaged for so long. Thus, you must make the most of that time with your m-learning since nothing relays more information in less time better than online videos. By utilizing a combination of animations, live footage and voiceovers, you can successfully break down any subject of any difficulty.

Using podcasts

A podcast is an online media recording, shared via the internet and conveyed in an episodic format. Currently, the majority of podcasts are in audio format. They are played on mobile devices such as iPods, Smart phones, MP3 players and other gadgets that are suited to play digital audio files. Podcasts, therefore, can be considered to be the most convenient way of distributing learning material that your staff can listen to while undertaking other tasks.


One of the simplest and easiest ways of conveying learning material to your employees on a mobile platform is via eBooks. Usually, an eBook is a compilation of text, graphics, audio, video, hyperlinks, and other forms of multimedia content.


Another convenient format for delivering information for m-learning is via documents. Documents can come in a range of formats such as Word docs, PowerPoint, PDF, Excel etc. Most of these forms of documents are accessible from any mobile phone, hence their popularity among employees.

Bite-size e-learning modules

Training modules are split into smaller, micro chunks and presented to employees so that they can access the content whenever they need them. There is no better way of closing the knowledge gaps of your employees than this m-learning delivery technique.


One of the advantages of using m-learning is that the content can be accessed from anywhere and most notably, from multiple devices. Tablets and Smart phones can be brought into corporate stores, manufacturing warehouses, mining fields – practically everywhere – giving employees access to the information they need.

You may be interested in our article on the ways mobile learning helps onboard staff. Click here or copy this link, https://training.safetyculture.com/blog/five-ways-mobile-learning-helps-onboarding-staff/

If you’d like to know more about how SC Training (formerly EdApp) can help with training staff using mobile learning, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.

Read about technology for remote learners: https://training.safetyculture.com/blog/technology-for-remote-learners/


Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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