I attended a webinar today on mlearning. It was clear that the definition of mlearning was focused around creating an app. It reminded me of a conversation I had awhile ago with someone who thought they knew learning ….likely from what they had read on google. I reflected on how important it is to start with the basics – depending on your audience.
Tips for Basics:
1. Define what mlearning means to you/your organization/learner
2. Determine the learning objectives – is mlearning the best option….build your business case
3. What challenges will you need to address (ex. security, data plans, content shelf life, etc.)
4. How will you measure the learning success….will you track the learning completion, clicks, page views, time stamps, knowledge application, etc.
Some of these items are strikingly similar, at a high-level, to any learning initiative. Starting back at the basic principles for learning is just as important in mlearning as it is with other formats.
Good luck with whatever modality you choose….