As 80% of people will be accessing the internet using mobile devices by 20151, organisations need to embrace mobile learning quickly. By adopting mobile learning, organisations can increase student satisfaction and retention, widen participation and potentially reduce costs.
What you can do
Mobile learning allows the learner to communicate with tutors and peers, as well as access learning resources, while on the move.
Incorporate mobile learning into your organisation’s strategy
Our mobile learning guide will take you through the stages needed to incorporate mobile learning into your organisation’s strategy and put in place a rigorous implementation plan.
Work out the cost benefits
As most students will bring their own mobile devices, you may be able to divert some of the cost saved on desktop computers to the provision of free technical support to students.
Embrace open technologies to support a growing range of devices
You may wonder how your organisation can support the wide range of mobile devices and platforms students will have. Open technologies enable learners to access networked information irrespective of which platform or devices they are using.
Understand the security, privacy and legal issues
Mobile learning raises concerns around security, privacy and accessibility. We've produced a webcast which addresses these legal issues.
Opportunities for accessible learning
Our guidance on accessibility and inclusion will help you maximise the potential of mobile technologies for learners with disabilities.
Help students to apply mobile technologies to learning
Although students may be familiar with using mobiles in their everyday lives, they don’t always know how to apply this to learning. Our case studies, included in both Emerging practice in a digital age and Making mobile learning work, explore how teaching staff have used mobile technologies to engage students successfully.
Be inspired by current progress
Our mobile library research and development work is exploring new ways of delivering content and services to students.