In 2014, 70 percent of students surveyed report an increase in their motivation to learn when mobile devices are used properly. Moreover, Gartner estimates that more than 54 million employees are currently involved in some form of remote work. And by 2025, tech-savvy Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce, possibly indicating that mobile learning will continue to grow at least for the next 10 years.
E-learning expert RJ Jacquez believes, however, that instructional design must not place mobile learning in its own bubble. “Mobile learning is … not about designing learning only for a smartphone, or only for a tablet. And [it’s] certainly not about designing only for the desktop,” he writes in his blog. “Mobile learning is about designing for all devices, ideally using a single project that gets published and delivered through a single URL.
“It’s time to stop thinking in terms of designing e-Learning for the desktop and m-Learning for mobile devices. Rather, think about embracing strategies and tools that can enable you to design flexible and device-agnostic learning that is accessible anytime, anywhere and on any screen.”
—More info: www.rjacquez.com