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In-Focus: Learning in the Mobile Enterprise (2014)


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DateJanuary 26, 2014 Posted by: Genny Dixon   Keywords: In-Focus, learner engagement, learners, learner support, Mobile, Motivation

Newly published Towards Maturity In-Focus report looks at how to support new flexible ways of working with new ways of learning.

Over the last ten years, technology has radically changed and has impacted the way that we work and communicate, with more change still to come. Staff are now working anytime, anyplace, anywhere, but are they able to access learning in the same way? And do they want to?

In the Towards Maturity 2013-14 Benchmark report: The New Learning Agenda: Talent: Technology: Change, analysis of data from over 500 organisations revealed new insights into how top learning companies are implementing learning technologies to support learning and development.

This In-Focus report, supported by our Ambassador Redware, draws on this data, together with data from over 2,000 learners gathered in the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape study during 2013 to explores three main themes:

  • How do people become more productive when they are working in a dispersed workplace?
  • What do organisations need to do in order to advance/enable/engage the new, mobile, workforce?
  • How must Learning and Development respond?

You can download the report for free at the bottom of this page

Key findings include:

At the level of the organisation: 

  • 71% now use mobile technologies in L&D - although 9% of them would consider that they are just 'experimenting'
  • Fewer than 20% that have introduced mobile learning are reporting the benefits they expect

Understanding the preferences of the learner and the ways in which they are learning in their own time can help L&D to focus on the learner as customer. Customer-activated learning means empowering the mobile workforce wherever they are working and regardless of the device they are using.

  • 9 out of 10 learners state that they like to be able to learn at their own pace
  • 78% of learners now own a smartphone or tablet
  • 62% of learners are using mobile devices to access resources to help them do their job 
  • 51% are checking work-related apps and websites on their mobiles at the point when they need them most
  • 43% of learners consider the ability to access learning on their mobile is either essential or very useful

When asked about the factors that motivate them, 6 out of 10 learners 'simply like to learn'.

Are you a Top Learning company? Benchmark here to find out:

This study has been independently conducted by Towards Maturity but is free to download thanks to our sponsor and Towards Maturity Ambassador, Redware.

Please note that you need to be logged in /registered to download your copy. By downloading this report you agree for your email address to also be shared with Redware. (Please contact us directly for a copy if you do not wish for your address to be shared).

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