How do we create the most effective learning program? Some of the most impactful learning happens when people learn from each other. In fact, a recent Bersin study found that learning with and from peers and via social networks is one of the biggest drivers of business and leadership outcomes.
With globalization now a top priority for large organizations, this new research suggests that for companies to succeed at building a globally-integrated enterprise, they must adopt social and informal learning strategies and solutions.
Robert Kegan, a developmental psychologist based at Harvard University, long ago proposed theories that seem to underscore Bersin’s findings. Growth processes, such as learning, depend on connections, and these processes invariably occur in some context.
With today’s learners tending to upskill on the go, a mobile LMS is all the rage in the consumer marketplace. Different kinds of Learning Management Systems offer different features and flexibility, and the pros and cons of in-house and cloud-based systems depend on the unique requirements of your organization, such as its security needs. Picking the best solution is a case of considering a wide range of factors, so here are a few questions to ask.
How can you overcome the challenges of deploying mobile learning in your organization?
The first generation iPhone, arguably the first smartphone, was released in June 2007. In the decade since then, the number of users continues to grow at an astounding rate.
Its ubiquity has allowed smartphones to become an effective learning tool especially in business environments, where learners are either located in remote areas with limited internet connectivity, work in manufacturing facilities with no access to desktop computers, or work in the field and are always mobile.
Mobile learning has been a hot topic for learning & development departments for years, however deployments of effective mobile learning strategies have been slow.
This is the conclusion of a 2-part guest blog post from Speexx, sponsor of NextSteps 2016, NetDimensions’ Global User Conference. Click here to read Part 1.
Step 2: Engage, engage!
For the learner, offering training that is optimized for a mobile device can be very engaging, as it allows him or her to drive their learning path, when and where is most convenient. This flexibility impacts the success rate of your learners and therefore the success and cost effectiveness of the training program.
Remember, you want to engage with learners with both content and tools that they are used to seeing outside of the workplace, from gamification elements of learning to mobile devices.
This is the first of a two-part guest blog post from Speexx, sponsor of NextSteps 2016, NetDimensions’ Global User Conference.
Going through recommended readings posted by HR thought leader Laura Overton, I noticed that thought Leaders in HR often speak about the top trends in learning and development. And their bucket list for 2016 includes cloud based learning platforms, micro-learning and “going mobile”.
But how much are we using mobile learning in our communication training programs? Are we really implementing it?