61% of L&D managers feel they should be using mobile learning within their organisation
Bracknell, 23 March 2012: Sixty-one percent of learning & development managers feel they should be using mobile learning, according to a survey by KnowledgePool, the managed learning company.
120 L&D managers were asked about their perception of training within their organisation, and six out of 10 believed that mobile learning was the way forward.
Al Bird, Learning Consultancy Director at KnowledgePool comments, "New technology has always been greeted with excitement. However, in an oft-repeated sequence, there comes a realisation that this new way forward isn't going to change everything and the technology suffers a dip in popularity. Once people come to terms with the true value of the product and the ways it can genuinely make a difference it gradually returns to the market in a more realistic form.
Mobile learning is still in its infancy and like e-learning before it, the hype is currently high but many L&D managers are yet to be convinced of its benefits."
But Bird feels that mobile learning will quickly prove its worth.
"Technology has moved on so fast since the early days of virtual learning and e-learning. With smartphone usage increasing by the second, and tablet ownership on the rise, now is the time to get to grips with what mobile learning can bring to the table," he says.
Today the focus is very much on interactivity. And as all L&D managers understand, the best way of learning is doing.
"Interactivity brings back the human element and the value of mobile learning is not just in the delivery method which keeps costs down but also in the delivery mechanism which engages the delegate," explains Bird.
And the best way to demonstrate this is to do the do. KnowledgePool is running a webinar to de mystify mobile learning.
"We plan to answer questions like is it right for you, will it work and how do you ensure it is successful."
The webinar 'Seven things everyone should know about Mobile Learning' takes place on 29 March 3.00 - 3.45. It is offered in partnership with EPIC, and supported with downloadable demos and a free Whitepaper. It will cover:
• The rise of mobile learning
• The tangible benefits of mobile learning
• The key considerations for creating a mobile learning strategy within your organisation
To register for the webinar, taking place on 29th March at 3pm, go to https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/207596614
For more information, please call KnowledgePool on 0844 630 9139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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