As the smartphone internet usage amongst learners, today has skyrocketed, the mobile learning experience has shifted to an altogether new level. Gone are the days when course providers simply shrunk their desktop content down to smartphone size and called it mobile learning. Now, all of them leave no stone unturned to deliver the most valuable learner experience in order to stay ahead of the competition. So, what are the mobile learning trends which will do the rounds in 2020? What are the big changes anticipated for the coming years on the mobile horizon? Read on to get answers to each of these questions as we predict the biggest mobile learning trends for the upcoming year you should be aware of.
Mobile coaching: A must-have
With mobile coaching, learners always have a subject-matter expert or SME just a click away. Corporate employees can log in to their mobile coaching app at any time of the day or minute, even before an important sales pitch and have a video-chat with their respective mentor last minute which in turn boosts their confidence.
In case there’s no one available at your desired time, you can search and watch videos from SMEs on best practices for the exact type of task you’re looking for. In addition, you can also record a practice video for your mentors to watch, rate, and leave feedback on it.
The rise of remote workers is making companies geographically more scattered than ever. And, businesses need the right technology to connect their workforce with mentors on an everyday basis alongside providing real-time opportunities as and when required. So, mobile coaching seems to be a feasible solution and if you don’t have a mentoring program in place yet, start one.
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Mobile micro assessments which aid knowledge retention
Micro assessments are yet another mobile learning solutions that will continue to dominate the future. Firstly, because knowledge enhancement is an ongoing process and retention a major concern today which gives rise to the need for micro assessments. Just like the attention span of people today has reduced, so has knowledge retention. Did you know workers can forget up to 50% of what they learned within an hour? With micro assessments at the end of each module, learners can hop in anytime they wish to and undertake them to increase their knowledge. They do not have to take time off their busy schedule and undertake the entire course.
Secondly, some platforms even allow learners to take micro assessments via text message without needing to log-in to an app or cloud-based system, making it even more convenient for learners.
Augmented Reality for performance support
Infographics, PDFs, charts, videos, to name a few are some of the performance support tools which have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. Performance support usually consists of any training material which employees can access while they’re working. When paired with augmented reality, performance support jumps to a whole other level. With AR performance support, learners can hold their phone up to whatever they’re working on and get real-time information which acts as guidance right on their screen. However, you must keep in mind that the success of any AR implementation will always depend on its use case. The clearer you are of the use case, the better value it will provide you.