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Is Mobile Learning Part of Your Elearning Strategy?

By Pam Boiros

With smartphones and tablets becoming more and more commonplace in enterprise environments, the interest in mobile learning is heating up. Many organizations see the promise of mobile learning; is now the time to take the plunge into mobile learning or should you wait for a more stable mobile landscape to emerge?

It’s important for organizations to focus on some basic issues before making this important decision. The evolution of the mobile market will play a key role in whether you decide to move forward with building content geared specifically around a single device (such as a tablet) or if you want to take a more flexible approach.

The devices you support may be largely dictated by your organization’s IT decisions, including whether they will purchase tablet devices for employees, or their level of support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Today the trick for content providers and consumers is to “future-proof” their mobile learning strategy which means including options for new developments and devices in the rapidly changing mobile market.

5 questions to ask when developing a mobile learning strategy:

1. What does “mobile” mean?

2. What problem are you trying to solve?

3. What devices will you support?

4. Do you have the necessary organizational support?

5. How does it fit into your existing learning strategy and ecosystem?

Pam Boiros is Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Skillsoft – connect with her on Twitter @Pam_Boiros.

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