Mobile learning, like any change initiative, involves different stakeholders playing a greater or lesser part. Whilst those who are responsible for the change (the change sponsor and change manager) should be well-acquainted with the entirety of this mobile learning guide, other stakeholders may need an overview of the process. Working in partnership is critical.
The generic ten-step process outlined in the image above has been adapted from Gary Woodill’s very detailed mLearning Road Map and is a useful overview as to how to successfully implement a mobile learning initiative:
- Write mobile learning vision statement
- Gather stakeholder requirements
- Agree on scope
- Obtain senior manager buy-in
- Identify required content
- Decide in-house or external development
- Identify champions
- Create and test beta content
- Gain feedback and iterate offering
- Roll out to wider group
After the initial mobile learning roll-out, consider:
- Constant updating of policies as challenges/opportunities arise
- Changing course as the mobile landscape changes
- Updating job roles and responsibilities as requirements and scope alter
- Providing ongoing training for all stakeholders
Ensuring that a mobile learning initiative is successful involves being able to answer the following questions:
- What is the learning problem you are trying to solve?
- What technology will you require?
- What skills will teachers/facilitators have to learn?
- What would be the cost of implementation?
- How can you facilitate acceptance?
- How will you measure success?
Questions taken from Mobl21 article implementing a mobile learning solution? Think ahead!