At all major learning/HR/training conferences and events since last 12 months and more, there is a clear change you can notice – more and more people, increasingly, talk and inquire about mobile learning. I have personally seen a big change in the understanding and awareness about mobile learning people have and its fulfilling to see that what we believed, for last couple of years, is finally taking shape – more and more corporates are now actually implementing mobile learning than before.
And there lies our next challenge – Are we doing it right?
Even though there is a clear positive change in understanding about mobile learning and its benefits, there are still a few misconceptions around it. These misconceptions only result in implementations that are wrongly conceptualized and hence the outcome may not be as expected in most cases. We have been observing a few myths surrounding mobile learning which definitely will hamper the implementation and may not yield too many benefits as the foundation is built around some of the myths making it weak.
It is with this view and context, that I delivered my session on ‘Mobile Learning Implementation: Need, Myths & Success Factors’, at the recently concluded ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, in San Jose.
Here’s a quick summary of the topics that I touched upon in the session, followed by a slide deck of my presentation. Hope you find it helpful and useful in your mobile learning endeavors.
Establishing the need of mobile learning
Busting common mobile learning myths preventing its adoption
Listing success factors that will ensure effective implementation of mLearning at workplaces