Today, Mobile Learning is an important part of the learning strategy of most companies. Let’s explore the advantages of Mobile Learning.
Learning is not limited to a physical location or a specific time. Learners can learn at their own pace anywhere and anytime.
This motivates learners to take a training if they can take their learning materials everywhere with them.
In a mobile learning environment, the same course is available on various devices ranging from PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Different types of content
Mobile Learning is extremely friendly towards visual learning, since it supports audio, video, and images easily.
Different types of teaching methods and dynamic material can be used to great effect. Learners can use their personal devices to access course materials, test, content, etc that have been tailored to their taste and abilities.
Learners get ongoing notifications and updates on their courses, which they check anywhere and anytime. They can also resume their course easily, by skipping previous content. This creates a learning habit that yields higher quality of performance.
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