Today’s workforce is increasingly concerned with greater flexibility and work-life balance. Additionally, the use of smartphones continues to grow with an expected 2.5 billion users this year alone.
How are these two trends related, you ask?
The convergence of these two seemingly unrelated trends is redefining and reimagining the landscape of the learning industry in order to meet learners where they are – mobile. Or, in other words, everywhere.
But we get it: All of this, especially coming from us, just sounds like we’re trying to get you to drink the mobile training Kool-Aid. So in order to convince you that mobile training is, in fact, the way of the future, we’ll let third-party statistics, studies and research do the talking for us.
Did you know … mobile-only users now outnumber desktop-only users?
According to a report, the number of mobile-only users has grown, surpassing desktop-only users, as users can easily switch between smartphones, tablets, phablets, and laptop computers.
Did you know … mobile users own and use more personal devices now more than ever before?
According to a report, by 2020, the average mobile user will own and use more than four personal devices.
Did you know … companies now recognize mobile learning solutions as a business development tool?
In fact, according to a survey, mobile learning is now among the top-three business development priorities for businesses. Additionally, 34 percent of all companies surveyed have adopted mobile learning programs – up from 15 percent in 2010.
Did you know … smartphone users are increasingly using their mobile devices to learn?
According to a survey, 30 percent of smartphone users reported using their phones for organizational training, pointing to an increasing professional trend to use on-demand learning that aids workplace performance.
Did you know … mobile learning solutions improve learner motivation, engagement and learning time?
According to a study, 70 percent of the respondents reported improved motivation and willingness to take mobile learning. And when it comes to engagement, another survey found that 72 percent of the participants reported increased engagement and courses completed an average of 45 percent faster than those on computers.
Did you know … mobile learning is expected to reshape the workplace?
Mobile learning solutions will reshape the workplace as a report suggests that it will be a $70 billion industry by 2020.
Did you know … revenues for mobile learning products and services will continue to increase?
According to a report, revenues for mobile learning products and services in the U.S. will reach $2.1 billion this year compared to $1.6 billion in 2014.
Did you know … mobile learning solutions are the fastest-evolving learning technology in the global learning tech industry?
According to a report, by the end of this year, revenues for mobile learning will more than double in 66 countries out of the 119 countries analyzed in the report, and revenues will more than triple in 32 countries by the end of this year.
See? It’s not just us geeking out about the future of the mobile learning industry. Sure, we may get overly excited about all things learning and continuing education but we’ve got the facts to back it up.
With this in mind, Vector Solutions is continually focused on creating mobile-compatible training courses that give learners flexibility when completing training assignments. And regardless of industry, mobile training capabilities give learners control over how they receive information – and our mobile training courses address the growing need for dynamic and portable training at our learners’ fingertips.