Mobile Learning Is Part of the eLearning Standard
The online learning industry has grown to a point where mobile learning is now a vital piece of any eLearning program. While eLearning can generally be described as learning that takes place online, mobile learning takes that a step further by specifying the device used to access the online material. There are advantages to expanding your program to include mobile learning functionality. You simply need to invest in adequate software support.
Mobile Learning Platform
To start an eLearning program, you will need to invest in a good learning management system (LMS) software. This gives you and your learners a single point of access for all eLearning activities. That same LMS will also need to have either a mobile friendly web page or a separate downloadable application for use on portable electronic devices. Using the same software for both traditional online and mobile learning gives users a similar look and feel regardless of the device they are using. A comfortable and intuitive design helps your users focus on the training course content instead of struggling with the software.
Different types of LMS Software
There are two general types of LMS software on the market right now. Both can work for your eLearning & mobile learning needs, but you should understand the differences between them before trying to narrow down your selection.
Vendor Supported LMS: This option is sold on a subscription basis that is ready to use at the time of purchase. You just need to add your training content and a business logo before you begin. Technical support and maintenance is all handled by the vendor. As the purchaser, you can focus on developing good content and running the overall training program instead of worrying about the software.
Open Source LMS: If you need a lot of customization, you may want to consider an LMS that you have to program yourself. An open source LMS is sold with the programming left open so you can finish it based on your specific needs. This requires an intensive IT involvement throughout the life of the LMS.
Try an LMS
Litmos has a vendor-supported LMS that is used by millions of users all over the world. To ensure that you love the product before purchasing it, you can try the LMS for free. Take a look at this option and see if it has the specific features you need for your eLearning & mobile learning program.[:in]
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