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Boosting the signal on mobile learning

By August 3, 2012 No Comments

These days the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and portable computers is almost taken for granted. Devices like these are frequently carried with us, used continually and become an integral part of our lives. That's why schools and businesses have begun to target them as part of mobile app development strategies for learning purposes, seeing as these tools will allow them to access online learning and custom training software from anywhere they can find an internet of Wi-Fi connection.

The ability to create scalable, flexible training modules makes these mobile platforms desired by a multitude of entities. Companies can get time-sensitive training to remote workers while schools can allow students in other countries to attend classes from home. As the strength and variety of mobile devices grows, so do options for mobile learning projects.

Pilots get their wings

Operating an aircraft requires extensive knowledge of specialized systems, atmospheric conditions and a plethora of other scientific insight that makes every flight a little dangerous. Proper training can remove these fears of failure, making more confident and successful pilots for military, commercial and private use.

Major airlines already operating in the U.S. have switched over from traditional classroom experiences to iPad training development programs, focusing on giving them mobile training and hands-on learning at once. Alaska Airlines has been using an integrated mobile solution since last year, according to PC World, as has United Airlines. Now Norwegian is also transferring its teaching tools to the on-the-go sphere. The company wrote in a statement that it had sought a mobile program because it was, "Easy to set up, easy to publish courses and track results. [It provides] excellent reports that document training to whatever level of detail we need."

For pilots, this solution makes a lot of sense. Their jobs require they be inherently mobile, so catering to their needs makes custom training software like this flexible in a way that best suits them.

School adaptation

Universities are also taking the opportunity to monopolize on the smartphones and tablets they anticipate students will carry in force this fall. With a viable teaching platform in the hands of every person already, it makes sense for schools to pursue this avenue. Large lecture halls can facilitate open communication through downloadable apps, students can connect more easily with others and teachers alike, and there's the option of integrated or hybrid learning solutions to relieve the overall number of enrollees per class.

The University of San Diego is pursuing mobile training development for these reasons and more, according to Campus Technology. The university wants to create a unique setting where new technology and training methods can be tested, helping its staff, as well as local educators, become more tech-savvy and use these options in their own teaching styles.

"The emphasis is on the concept of digital literacy, project-based learning, social and collaboration tools, and the mobile learning ecosystem,: said Shawn Gross of the university's Mobile Technology Learning Center. "School systems seek access to resources on how best to utilize mobile devices instructionally and technically to personalize education and increase student achievement."

Institutions of all kinds can reap these kinds of benefits with mobile learning development from CSE Software, Inc. CSE’s experienced team can design and develop mobile training solutions to fit your company’s goals and objectives. Whether your organization is a non-profit educating the public on fundraising goals, a government agency training employees on safety procedures, or a business educating clients about a new product or service, a mobile app can reach your target audience anytime day or night.

Contact Stacey Burris at sburris@csesoftware.com or 1.309.670.7595  and ask for a mobile app development demo today!