New insights on Mobile Learning In The Workplace by Towards Maturity in conjunction with Upside Learning released at Learning Technologies Summer Forum.

June 2014

Towards Maturity's In-Focus report titled 'Mobile Learning In The Workplace', supported by Upside Learning, will be released on 17th June 2014, at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum event in London.

Towards Maturity Report

The report is based on extensive research derived from Towards Maturity's 2013 Benchmark Study and is the second in the series that explores changing patterns of use of mobile learning at work. The report examines key findings based on the responses received from 481 organisations across 44 countries and sheds light on the trends & practices companies are employing to successfully incorporate mobile learning technologies within the workplace. It looks at the benefits and challenges that companies and L&D departments need to consider in the successful adoption and use of mobile learning technologies. Upside Learning has contributed to the report by sharing its experience and knowledge of mobile technology in the form of tips on how to kick-start mLearning, supported by a whitepaper and case studies of mLearning implementations from around the world.

The second in our study about Mobile Learning at work shows that expectations are high with over 8 out of 10 learning professionals looking to increase access to learning at the point of need. It is critical that we start to learn how to harness the opportunities available and this report provides a foundation of independent evidence from top performing learning companies, plus practical hints and tips to support effective decision making moving forward.

Laura OvertonManaging Director,
Towards Maturity


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The report shows that:

  1. 71% of L&D professionals across the private, public and not for profit sectors are actively exploring the use of mobile devices to support learning, either by providing laptops and tablets or supporting Bring Your Own Device.
  2. Compared to the benchmark sample as a whole, those including mobile learning in the mix are reporting an increase in improvements in productivity and reduction in time to competency.
  3. One in four say they are still experimenting with mobile devices in learning
  4. Cost is the top barrier to success (reported by over 70%, followed by IT security concerns).

The study goes on to explore the implementation approaches of the top performing learning organisations.

Commenting on the release of the report, Amit Garg, Director & Co-founder of Upside Learning, said, “it is an absolute pleasure to be associated with Towards Maturity, a foremost benchmarking company who believe in improving the impact of learning technologies at work. We at Upside Learning share similar views and as great believers in the mantra of 'Keep Learning', we love contributing and working for a cause we are passionate about by sharing our knowledge and experience with others. As advocates of mobile learning, we firmly believe that mobile will play a critical role in the future of learning. Working alongside Towards Maturity on the 'Mobile Learning In The Workplace' report seemed like a natural extension of our beliefs and involvement in all things mobile.”

Attendees can meet and chat with Laura Overton and Amit Garg at Learning Technologies Summer Forum event on how organisations can use the report to steer and implement mLearning initiatives in their organisation. The report will also be available to download on Upside Learning ( website following the event.

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