The Mobile Landscape 2015: Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning

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Mobile learning Business and industry Usage: Current and Past

A third of organizations represented in the survey had mobile learning programs, and most of those (21 percent) were described as informal, meaning the content did not have a specific structure or specific objectives. Only 13 percent of respondents characterized their mobile programs as formal, or structured. Strong correlations to learning effectiveness suggest that the presence of either a formal or informal mobile program might be beneficial for organizations.

While two-thirds of survey participants said their organizations lacked mobile learning programs, they foreshadowed imminent change—21 percent expressed plans to implement a mobile program within the coming year. Another 17 percent anticipated having mobile learning in place, but said it would take longer than a year to accomplish (Figure 1).

Significant growth in mobile learning appears to be on the immediate horizon. However, it is worth noting that nearly one in four survey participants not only affirmed the lack of a mobile program, but professed no plans to add that capability in the future. That point of view may be a function of the variance in organizational learning needs.

Sample Size:
411 learning and business professionals
Sample Description:

The research began with a survey fielded in February 2015 to which 411 learning and business professionals responded. Participants represented organizations worldwide, 55 percent with workforces of 1,000 or more. Companies operated nationally, internationally, and globally, conducting business across a wide range of industries. Researchers took a blended approach, combining survey results with subsequent interviews of learning leaders experienced in applying mobile technologies to support their organizations’ learning programs. Unless otherwise noted, the graphs presented in the Study reflect survey participants’ high/very high extent responses.

Sample: 

The research began with a survey fielded in February 2015 to which 411 learning and business professionals responded. Participants represented organizations worldwide, 55 percent with workforces of 1,000 or more. Companies operated nationally, internationally, and globally, conducting business across a wide range of industries. Researchers took a blended approach, combining survey results with subsequent interviews of learning leaders experienced in applying mobile technologies to support their organizations’ learning programs. Unless otherwise noted, the graphs presented in the Study reflect survey participants’ high/very high extent responses.

Citation: 

ATD (2015). The Mobile Landscape 2015: Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning. Adapted from https://www.td.org/research/the-mobile-learning-landscape

 

Publish Year: 
2015