What are the key elements of engaging mobile learning?

Mobile learning is critical to meeting today’s workforce where they are—which is on their phones. And it’s not just millennials and Gen Z workers. Most people use their mobile phones more than any other device. LinkedIn’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report found that employees of all ages are more mobile-device-oriented than ever. Yet, PwC found that only 60% of employees [1] Say they are satisfied with the mobile learning options available in the workplace.

The two primary benefits of mobile learning are accessibility and engagement. Accessibility for learning programs is important because today’s employees work in different places at different times. They can be on the frontline interacting with customers, behind the scenes analyzing reports or off-site on a new project. Mobile learning removes friction points in the learning process by allowing employees to learn in their own way and when it is most convenient for them, such as during downtime or commuting. This empowers them to learn at their own pace and enhances their learning experience.

Engagement is vital because engaged employees are more likely to perform better than those who are not engaged in their work. The key to engagement is personalizing the learning experience. This is in contrast to the traditional one-size-fits-all learning model.

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LMS must have features for mobile learning

Jumping on the fast-moving mobile learning train requires developing a learning strategy that takes mobile elements into account. The secret to mobile learning success is having an intuitive, feature-rich app. To ensure your employees have access to your learning program when and where they need it, your mobile learning app should include the following:

Seamless learning experience, on- or offline

Whether they’re on mobile devices or desktop, your employees must have the same branded user experience so there are no gaps in access or performance. For example, they need to be able to pause a training session while on one device and pick up where they left off on another. Or they need to be able to download content for offline viewing if they don’t have an internet connection or to avoid mobile data charges

Participate in support groups

You need the ability to create teams or groups of students across your team or region and to encourage your employees to connect with one another.

Intuitive user interface

To avoid frustrating employees, mobile learning applications must be easy to use. For example, a student should be able to search for courses in a few clicks. And students should receive push notifications about course assignments, due dates, and more, so they can stay in the loop no matter where they are.


And don’t forget about your managers. Just as important is ensuring they have administrative capabilities on mobile devices such as dashboard access, compliance tracking, performance reviews and more. It gives them the ability to track employee progress, event attendance, and course completions, and share critical communications while they’re on the go. As a result, you will fall behind in the pace of your learning program.

Today’s workforce needs convenient, mobile learning opportunities that they can access at a time and place that works for them and on the device of their choice. Schoox’s native mobile app for iOS and Android devices gives employees that ability. As a result, they can easily access and share content, communicate with their peers, send and receive push notifications about course assignments, and more. Schoox has your back in today’s mobile learning world.

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[1] Our state of affairs with technology in the workplace: It’s complicated

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