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10 Tips for Making Mobile Learning Great

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Did you know 72% of people in the U.S. have a smart phone? And yet, only about 9% of learning on Skilljar is happening on mobile phones, and about 4% on tablets. In this SlideShare, we'll explore why that may be the case. Specifically, we'll review our framework for mobile learning development, and provide 10 practical tips to make mobile learning great.

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10 Tips for Making Mobile Learning Great

  1. 1. 10 Practical Tips for Making Mobile Learning Great Linda Schwaber-Cohen, Skilljar Originally presented at DevLearn
  2. 2. About Skilljar ● Accelerate Product Onboarding and Adoption ● Drive Customer Engagement ● Modern Training Experiences ● Backed by Data
  3. 3. Agenda ● Characteristics of the mobile learner ● Framework for approaching mobile learning ● 10 Practical Tips for making mobile learning great
  4. 4. Know Your Audience
  5. 5. What characterizes mobile learning and the learner? Where is the learner? What are they thinking about/doing? How much time do they have? How large is their device? What kind of flexibility do they have on their device?
  6. 6. Should everything be on mobile? 72% of people in the US have a smartphone
  7. 7. Are people learning on mobile?
  8. 8. But why? What kinds of topics should be consumed on mobile? Are we encouraging learners to consume content on mobile? What is the learner experience on mobile? How do people learn there?
  9. 9. Framework for Mobile Learning Development Content Awareness Delivery
  10. 10. Content What kinds of topics should be consumed on mobile? Awareness Are we encouraging learners to consume content on mobile? Delivery What is the learner experience on mobile? How do people learn there?
  11. 11. 10 Practical Tips
  12. 12. 1. Define your curriculum by consumption Step 1: Segment your learning objectives and concepts Step 2: Determine what’s best to learn in what modality Step 3: Define which would apply well to mobile
  13. 13. 1. Define your curriculum by consumption Podcast?Video?
  14. 14. 2. Utilize calls to action that don’t need to be completed immediately What can you teach that doesn’t need to be applied immediately to be retained?
  15. 15. Good examples Soft skills Broad concepts Case studies/stories Bad examples Software training Mathematical concepts Complex concepts
  16. 16. 3. Remarket CTAs later Text messages - the learner has opened up their mobile world to you; take advantage of it.
  17. 17. 4. Market courses as mobile
  18. 18. 4. Market courses as mobile
  19. 19. 5. Short and sweet Think back: Where and when are people usually learning on mobile?
  20. 20. 6. Surface time to complete training Planning Sets expectations Improves learner retention
  21. 21. 7. Video subtitles As much as 85%of video on Facebook is viewed with subtitles! https://digiday.com/media/silent-world-facebook-video/
  22. 22. 8. Leverage Analytics How many people access content from mobile? What courses are they viewing?
  23. 23. 9. Use a mobile responsive LMS Don’t slam a square peg into a round hole. If your LMS isn’t mobile responsive, you’ll get nowhere.
  24. 24. 10. Test on mobile
  25. 25. Framework for Mobile Learning Development Content Awareness Delivery
  26. 26. Thank you! Linda@skilljar.com

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