- 79% of respondents are interested in learning more about Mobile Learning.
- 50% currently neither create nor consume Mobile Learning
- 86% think Mobile Learning can enhance the learning experience.
- 29% have used a mobile device as part of a blended learning experience.
- 57% of respondents use Facebook Mobile.
- 50% use Twitter.
- 29% have used video calling and 50% have used VOIP calling.
- 80% have published a video on Youtube.
- 50% have created a podcast.
Top Obstacles to Faster Adoption of Mobile Learning
The respondents thought the following five obstacles were equally holding back Mobile Learning adoption.
- Device compatibility
- Short time frames, distractions
- Using Mobile Learning for the right reasons
- Measuring the effectiveness of Mobile Learning
- Awareness of the Mobile Learning options
Mobile Learning Trends
In three years Virtual Training is expected to be the delivery method for over 50% of the training in 65% of the organizations. That's up from 31% of the respondent organizations that deliver 50% of their training virtually today.
In addition, over half of the organizations will use Mobile Learning 10-25% of the time in three years versus today where the majority of organizations are using Mobile Learning under 10% of the time.
Other Feedback from the Survey Responders
Some feel that the lack of support for Flash by Apple will be a huge detriment to the development of Mobile Learning and others reported that they would like to get involved more in Mobile Learning but their companies are slow to consider Mobile Learning tools as an option.
About the author: Rosie Hausler is the president and founder of Sandhill PR and Search Engine Marketing based in Seattle, WA. She has more than 20 years of high tech marketing experience and was VP of Marketing for the ViewCentral LMS (acquired by Rainmaker in 2006).