M-learning, when e-learning makes use of mobility
27 January, 2012
Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, mp3 players. So many mobile telecommunication tools have become part of our daily lives! Mobile learning or m-learning is the logical consequence of this phenomenon, thus opening up new horizons for distance training.
M-learning: is mobile training the future?
Although e-learning enables training in any place and at any time, m-learning goes further by reaching your learners outside those places where they usually have access to their training. A means of training suited to a young target audience which is familiar with new technologies.
Although m-learning is growing quickly, it cannot deliver the same training content as distance training on traditional PCs. The content and form of m-learning courses must be examined and optimised for remote distribution using tools with different technical characteristics.
5 good reasons to use mobile learning
Make the best use of Web 2.0 within a community logic
- Ideal for carrying out training exercises
- Develop new activities thanks to the features offered by mobile ICTs (photo, film, email, chat, calendar, calculator, social networks, etc.)
- Propose a new kind of distance training using an everyday device
- Dematerialise the boundaries of the training space
The m-learning that has been talked about for the last 2 years has been so far more of a marketing argument than an educational reality. However, with the arrival of tablets which in some cases are taking precedence over PCs, the trend could be quickly reversed.
To design your own remote training courses, or to sub-contract their creation, go to the e-doceo website.