Understanding mLearning

eLearning on The GO... Anywhere, Anytime.

From Wikipedia: The term M-Learning, or "mobile learning", has different meanings for different communities.

Although related to e-learning and distance education, it is distinct in its focus on learning across contexts
and learning with mobile devices

One definition of mobile learning is: Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location,
or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.

Learning with portable technologies including but not limited to handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks and mobile phones.

mLearning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies, and learning that reflects a focus
on how society and its institutions can accommodate and support an increasingly mobile population.

There is also a new direction in mLearning that adds mobility of the instructor and includes creation of learning
materials "on-the-spot, "in the field" using predominately smartphone with special software.

Using mobile tools for creating learning aides and materials becomes an important part of informal learning.

Rapid Growth

Everyone Has a Portable Device

The rapid release of portable devices that support surfing the web and viewing media has all but completely turned mLearning into a necessity.

The majority of today's portable devices can quickly serve and administer courses, quizzes, surveys and performance evaluations.

With mLearning you can provide on-the-job support and direct access to critical information, business details, and deliver alerts and job related checklists.

So who is using mLearning?

Many businesses and government agencies including the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Intelligence community, and law enforcement are utilizing mobile technology for information management.

Businesses from Manufacturing to Human Resouces, Academia to Health Care are merging mLearning into their traditional learning programs.

Back To The Future

Ever Forward, Looking Back

Along with other eLearning companies, Creative Approaches is looking to the future of mLearning.

We've been researching new and improved ways of using the technology. Here are a few:

  • Using location aware technology for learning based on lattitue & longitude.
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) secure alerts and learning opportunities.
  • Full use of accelerometers in courses and simulations.
  • Using camera phones and 2D codes for maximizing the mLearning experience.
  • Use gaming technology to meld with mobile courses and quizzes.
  • Content creation on any mobile device, creating just-in-time (JIT) experiences.

Who Utilizes mLearning?

From Academia to Manufacturing

  • Schools & Academic Instutions
  • Businesses & Corporations
  • Museums & Galleries
  • Hospitals & Health Care Organizations
  • Conferences & Lectures
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Government
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • ... And many, many more.

Take a look at the examples above in more detail to learn more about what types of organizations and businesses use mLearning.

Creative Approaches can build your custom courses and handle your learning management needs.

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