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Benefits of Mobile Learning


September 26, 2019



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Mobile learning is one of the newest ways of accessing knowledge. Many people utilize their phone throughout the day. This is partly why mobile learning can be so effective. Knowledge can be accessed wherever you are and whenever you want to access it.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #1 – Flexibility


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One of the advantages of mobile learning is that it is very flexible. Users can complete the learning whenever it is convenient for them and at a pace that works for them too. If they understand the lessons, they can whip right through them and if they need more time, they can take it. The learning is flexible, so it works for everyone.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #2 – Higher Completion Rates and Retention


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Another advantage of mobile learning is that content is easier to complete and retain, because it comes is smaller pieces or chunks. When there is a lot to learn, it can become overwhelming and the amount of information retained is lower. However, mobile learning provides the information in smaller bursts, so that it can be retained more easily.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #3 – Ability to Collaborate


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A third advantage of mobile learning is that makes collaboration easier. Learners can establish learning communities online that require less commitment than communities on campuses, because people can meet and discuss issues without being in the same place at the same time. Each individual can contribute to the overall learning process through these online discussions, even if they aren’t online at the same time.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #4 – Personalization

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Mobile learning can be personalized to meet the needs of individual learners. The modules that each individual takes can be based on their needs. Additionally, they can access it when they want and where they want. The content can be designed to include as little or as much as the individual needs to be successful. This personal nature allows for learning to appeal more directly to learners – helping the employee overcome their weaknesses.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #5 – More Engagement

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The personalization of mobile learning creates a higher level of engagement. Plus, mobile learning is accessible at any time, so users can learn from anywhere and at any time. They don’t have to wait until the class starts or go to one place. They can learn while waiting in line at the grocery store or doctor’s office. They can utilize the site on their lunch break or during downtime on the weekends. It can help them stay on track and get the information they need.

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Mobile learning is a great way to provide personalized training for employees. It is designed around the learner and is versatile enough to keep them engaged. Mobile learning is an effective tool for businesses.

Benefit of Mobile Learning #6 – Theory

There are myriad examples of mobile learning in education, exemplified in modern learning strategies, such as the utilisation of a mobile-based microlearning LMS. Mobile learning theory has grown exponentially due to the proliferation of digital technologies. This has resulted in policy makers to include interactive learning technologies in education (Camilleri, 2019). From this, learning as conversation provides a framework for seamless mobile-networked technology for learning in education, giving rise to boundless opportunities (Sharples, 2002).


Want to know more about the latest mobile learning trends?

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If you’d like to know more about how SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s mobile learning platform can help your internal training practices, 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.


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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