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3 Things to Look for in a Mobile E-Learning Application


June 24, 2019



3 Things to Look for in a Mobile Learning Tool

In our ever-changing digital age, mobile learning tools are more prevalent than ever for effective corporate training. There are a plethora of mobile learning tools to select for your training strategy, however, as with any thing, some things are just superior to others. For instance, SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s mobile learning tool incorporates all essential aspects for effective employee training. 

Smartphone usage has skyrocketed beyond other devices in recent years, meaning the mobile learning experience is essential to deliver compelling training to employees.

We have gathered the 3 most important elements to look for in a mobile learning tool.

1. Microlearning

According to Capterra, one of the three biggest mobile learning trends for 2019 is the take off of microlearning lessons to increase knowledge retention. Ongoing employee training is just as important as initial training, due to knowledge retention being a challenge in the success of employee training programs. It is possible for employees to forget up to 50% of what was learnt with an hour, 70% within a day and 90% within a month. Yep, 90% in just one month. It is essential for mobile learning tools to have a microlearning focus as they’re short, convenient and effective. If microlearning doesn’t do it for you, we don’t know what will.

2. Spaced Repetition

When mobile learning tools have an element of spaced repetition, knowledge can be consolidated in the long-term memories of employees. Spaced repetition means information is fed to learners in scientifically-dictated intervals, for maximum knowledge retention in a shorter amount of time. As the progress of learners is recorded by the tool, results are processed and areas of weakness are determined. These areas are then recurring in the employee’s microlesson meaning employees have a lasting understanding of new concepts.

3. Gamification

Gamification is the most engaging strategy for employee learning. Yep, we’re talking leaderboards, point scores, badges and real prizes. Gaming elements turn mundane training exercises into games, motivating learners to boost engagement whilst improving their knowledge retention. Microlessons are better received by employees in the form of gamified modules, as they are intrinsically motivated by healthy competition and acknowledgement, and extrinsically motivated by real prizes. Short and topical lessons allow for focused learning, making lessons more effective than other training mechanisms.


Want to implement a Mobile Learning authoring tool?

If you’re interested in introducing an mLearning authoring tool into your company and you’d like to know more about how to implement the best integrated mobile authoring tool, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Mobile learning solution and authoring tool for free by signing up here.



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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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