“Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called as gateway to human knowledge”
“By 2014, 70% of companies will have at least one gamified product. By 2015, over 50% of organizations will gamify innovation”
With the availability of high-speed Internet and quality smartphones, making learning solutions available over mobile devices has more become more of a necessity than something good to have. In almost all the discussions with HR/L&D leaders, I consistently hear that “we want the learning solutions to be mobile enabled”. Since mobile learning has become the need of hour, I noticed in many instances that the clients are required to leapfrog from the current setup of conventional classroom training with limited or no learning infrastructure (like no learning management system) to complete mobile based learning with analytics.
50%-80% training over mobile
User’s should be able to login using a mobile app
Analytics/reports on all possible parameters
Majorly classroom training
For example - No learning management system
Here are some tips/best practices that we can use to develop learning for mobile phones:
Besides the use of interactivities, gamification techniques can be used to keep a user engaged.
Gamification distills the essence (challenge, competition, rewards) that makes games captivating and applies it to non-game context to achieve practical outcomes.
Here are some tips for using gamifcation in mobile learning:
Use Competition element of game playing to its best use ‐ Users should be able to see the score of other participants and get instant feedback while playing the game. In addition, we need to increase the difficulty level or challenge as the user spends more time in the game. Check the details in table below:
|Time spend by a user on the game||Difficulty Level or Challenge||Result|
High levels of Engagement
|User has just started||Very High||
Use Scenario based Games ‐ Helps a user to gain specific skill
Use Social Badging ‐ Badges serve as a big motivation factor
I hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to me at [email protected]