The way we interact, communicate, and conduct business is rapidly changing with the increasing use of the internet and the easy availability of smartphones. In fact, the use of the internet and smartphones have impacted almost every aspect of our lives. Training and education are no exception. With the increasing use of the internet, people have also started using a learning management system (LMS) on their smartphones.
With such rapid popularity of mobile devices and the increase in its usage, you must ensure that your LMS adapts itself to a mobile learning environment. It is also very critical to ensure that the use of a mobile-responsive LMS is as per the objectives of your organization. Let’s explore how a mobile-responsive LMS enables you to meet the requirements of the rapidly-evolving learning space.
Mobile content is easily accessible
A mobile responsive LMS allows you to deliver the learning content anywhere and through any device. Apart from enabling on-the-go learning experience, mobile LMS also supports easy access to the learning material if the device is offline or the connectivity is poor.
Immersive learning experience
With a mobile LMS, you can use rich media formats such as abstracts, books, videos, podcasts, quick tips, flashcards, assessments/quizzes, etc. for making learning more engaging, relevant, immersive, and contextual. It also allows you to break down the course content into small fragments with complete information and make it readily available to access while on the move. They also include a user-friendly interface that allows the users to navigate easily through the course. In addition, you can also link the content to enable the learners to navigate to external sites for more information.
Effortless tracking and reporting
While using a mobile-first LMS, you must understand whether or not the process is beneficial for the learners/employees and the organization. The tracking and reporting features of an LMS capture useful data for identifying the effectiveness of the process.
A mobile LMS is usually equipped with tracking and syncing mechanisms to draw reports on different learning metrics, which determines the success of the training program and areas that need improvement of the overall quality of learning.
Improved learning path
A mobile LMS allows you to set reminders through phones and organizers. If you add new training or want your employees to take up existing training to improve their skill sets, the integrated feature of the mobile LMS will notify your employees. You can also track their learning progress from anywhere and at any time. Additionally, your employees get the chance to complete the prior courses assigned to them as they get the flexibility to pause and resume a course.
Saves time and money
We acknowledge the fact that both mobility and flexibility offer an effective way of learning in free time, without hampering productive working hours. If you share the training material with the new hires, they can also explore them at their convenience before even joining the organization.
You do not have to hire trainers and send them to different locations for training. Leading companies with global business outreach are using such mobile learning platforms for onboarding new recruits without spending much on travel. Also, the online feature makes the preparation of the training modules much cheaper as compared to any other method.
In today’s world, it is imperative for organizations to enhance their training space and provide their training content easily accessible on mobile devices. You can use a mobile LMS to create, organize, and store your training content on the cloud and make it accessible to learners irrespective of their location. I hope these benefits of mobile LMS inspire you to create innovative and engaging mobile training programs in the near future.