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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Does all elearning need to be mobile?

"Today’s business professional never leaves home without their smartphone; an extension of the tech-savvy’s life. But does that mean that all elearning now has to be mobile too?" summarizes Melanie Small, regional director at Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH).

Mobile learning, or mLearning, is changing the educational, personal and executive learning landscape and it requires a completely different approach to instructional design, graphic and user experience design and information presentation. We live in a digital age and individuals require content that interacts with all types of portable technologies - anytime and anywhere.

Photo: TrainingZone

Mobile learning is associated with learning across multiple contexts providing diversified types of activity using a range of electronic devices. There is a wide range of equipment that can be used: Kindles, cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, smartphones, notebooks, netbooks et al. It is about ensuring knowledge reaches an even wider audience in many senses and appealing to differing learning preferences and auditory, visual and kinesthetic learners.