I am currently traveling in the US meeting clients and prospects in various domains and of varied business sizes. The one thing that strikes me is the immense interest in the mobile learning solutions that we provide. I’ve earlier written about what I believe is the future of learning technology and it seems from my interactions, yes, mobile (or m-learning) is the future of e-learning.
While the promise is real and it feels like we are at the cusp of m-learning explosion I do see some challenges that are holding back widespread adoption of m-learning. Most important of them is the lack of operating system standards. Most organizations need to think several times when it comes to which devices to target – unless they plan to gift iPhones or Blackberrys to their workforce. There is no doubt everyone is looking at HTML 5 to bridge the difference between devices but is yet to become a workable platform. Even as Apple and Adobe continue to fight over the ‘control’ of the web we hope the dust settles on this in the next 6-12 months. Till then we probably will do with videos for mobiles, apps for specific devices or simple html courses.
I am hoping to get greater insights into m-learning development and adoption in enterprises at the mLearnCon in San Diego next week. It would also be a great opportunity to meet in person with some of our blog readers.
If you are also attending the mLearnCon do reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @gargamit100 and we can chat. See you there.