mLearning or Mobile Learning is the buzzword around !!!
What is mobile learning ????
Mobile learning is just not accessing elearning module on smartphones or tablets. There is a lot of thought and instructional designing which goes in it. This content is responsive to device ,alsostructured and designed according to device dimensions. M-learning or mobile learning can be defined as “learning across multiple contexts, through content interactions.
We all would agree on the point that… with the era of smartphones and tablets the use of laptop/ desktop has been limited to stationed activities. With increasing competitiveness we are always trying to catch up with things in our personal and professional lives. So learning cannot be an exception to it.
Learning on the go ..is what is becoming popular. And the best part is it can be in Online and Offline mode. The contents can be installed on the mobile in the form of an application and accessed without internet connectivity. This data can be tracked.
This format of learning gives an easy access to people who are keen on learning and have a time constraint. These can be easily accessed during travel, breaks between meetings and so on.
Technology is available for developing mobile compatible elearning and also conversion of existing econtent. HTML5 format is compatible for smartphones and tablets. Authoring tools like Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Articulate Storyline etc. can be used.
Today mobile learning is in developing stage. But with all its limitations, there is a growing acceptance to mLearning globally. There is no doubt about the fact that Mobile Learning may have the maximum market share in years to come.