The PDG white paper, The Mobile Learning rEvolution, gives an overview of how the use of mobile devices is slowly changing how we learn. Here’s a selection from the white paper.
Mobile devices have become so common that they are part of our learning lexicon whether we like it or not. “Mobile Learning” is a misnomer, as learning style is not unique to a device. However, people have demonstrated clear ways they prefer to use their mobile devices and we would do well to note that and focus our learning design. Mobile devices have unique attributes, or “affordances,” which allow us to do things on mobile devices that would be difficult to do through other methods.
The Mainstreaming of Mobile
The Mobile Learning rEvolution
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That’s not to say that people’s expectations for how they learn and how they access information haven’t changed, however. As the smartphone and tablet become parts of everyday life, our expectations have changed.
We tend to consume information:
- Close to the time of need
- In small, easily digestible chunks
- And expect to access it immediately
Mobile devices make it easier to incorporate learning directly into business process, rather than separate from it. When we start to think about Mobile Learning
Strategies, it helps if we look at the way people already use their mobile devices. Rather than trying to convince them to use a new method of learning on mobile devices, we need to design learning that leverages the way our learners already prefer to use their devices.
Want to learn more? You can download the white paper here for free! You can also find out more about mobile learning with these resources: