A Deeper Look at the Emerging Trendsof mLearning

Last month we took a look at the emerging trends of mLearning based on the recently released eLearning Guild Research Report titled, Mobile Learning: The Time is Now. Let’s now dig a bit deeper into the specific key findings that this report revealed.

mLearning Stages of Capabilities
The survey announced numerous new findings regarding how and why organizations are using mLearning. Influenced by the 4 C’s framework of content, capture, compute and communicate, the eLearning Guild  looked at how exactly people are using mobile in their organization.

After reviewing the surveys, the report discovered that communication calculated the highest response in actual use, while content delivery came out to be the overall  largest area of intent. What is the most fascinating about these results is that content has grown the most since last year’s results, jumping from 11.1 percent to 15.4 percent in implementation and has dropped in the area of having no plan in place from 31.3 percent to 20.1 percent.

mLearning Stages of Capabilities

mLearning: The Amount of Impact on Organizations
This year, the overall results shared a very small amount of negative feedback in the category of mLearning impact. Only 11.4 percent reported a modest negative compared to the 20 percent that reported moderate or significant negatives in last year’s survey. One of most important aspects to note is that there is very little negative feedback in impacting performance, comparable to last year’s survey results.

mLearning impact on the organization

Just within the past year, mLearning has emerged from just a thought to fully implemented strategies in many organizations. As technology continues to advance and more and more people rely strictly on their mobile devices for information, mLearning will continue to advance in our industry.

Interested in learning more about mLearning? Stay tuned in to the Everything e-Learning Blog as we share the most up-to-date trends in mLearning.

For more information on this study visit The eLearning Guild.