The perfect learning platform = Mobile + Brain

According to ASTD President Tony Bingham, the role of L+D has never been more important than it is today. Despite (or because of) unemployment issues, CEOs of leading companies are changing their strategy to work even more on employee attraction, development and retention.

One important element in this strategy (that we are all aware of) is the massive arrival of the millennial generation and their 3rd hands…

 

One Cisco report says that “online communication is challenging face-to-face communication as the number one method of interpersonal collaboration”. Another report states that the importance of devices and the information they carry is rivalling the importance of money.

Tony Bingham underlines: We need to leverage mobility in learning with these devices.

 

Not convinced? How about this for a statistic?
By 2015 over 300 million school children across the planet will be carrying a mobile learning device. And they will be expected to learn with them. And they can.
All they need to learn is a finger!

What do the Millenials want? What they need, when they need it, with immediate practical impact.

 

Still not convinced?
According to the ITU (International Telecoms Union) over 5 billion mobile devices are in action on planet Earth…. for only 7 billion humans! We are connected.. ..and this media MUST be utilised in learning.

 

Tony Bingham says that mobile devices compliment our brains: Our brains are excellent at recognising patterns and implementing them into our reality… …but rubbish at finding and remembering stuff. Mobiles + brains = perfect learning platform.

Despite challenges to mobile learning like budget, integration and security issues and IT infrastructure, Tony Bingham is convinced.

The Millenials are convinced.

Are you?

 

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About Dan Steer

Wandering corporate trainer, learning and development consultant, conference speaker and professional El-Magico. I help people get better at stuff by creating and facilitating Infinite Learning © opportunities. The world would be a better place if everyone was doing what he loved and doing it well. I am working to bring out the "El Magico" in everybody. Training in presentation and communication skills, leadership, social media for learning and marketing, learning and development management + personal effectiveness.

Posted on May 7, 2012, in Learning Management and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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