10 Stats That Prove Mobile Learning Lives up to The Hype

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Are you curious to know what the future of mobile learning looks like? Come and see for yourself!

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that the momentum of mobile technologies hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. After all, more people than ever before – 2 billion, in fact – are constantly head-down, tapping away on their touch-screens, messaging friends on Facebook, sharing selfies on Instagram, or working on big projects over Slack.

Indeed, there’s a lot of chatter about mobile learning and how it can be most effectively worked into the L&D mix. It’s not a new topic in the world of corporate learning, but rather one that’s been dependent on developments in technology (and the functionalities delivered by those technologies) to satisfy the needs of learning organization and the users of their e-learning platforms.

The benefits of mobile learning are well-known for organizations both big and small, especially as it relates to improved knowledge retention and increased employee engagement. These factors are even more important when you consider the fact that workforces around the world are at a crossroads, on which Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers are retiring (or preparing to), making way for the mobile-dependant Millennial and Gen-Z cohorts.

Making sure your learning activities connect with this new workforce depends on your ability to make your content seamlessly accessible through mobile devices.

The future of mobile learning might look a little different than you’d expect. Here are 10 stats that prove that making the leap into mobile-enabled learning will be the core component to guiding your learning activities into the future.

  1. 64% of learners find accessing their training content from a mobile device essential [Towards Maturity]
  2. 43% of learners see improved productivity levels compared to non-mobile users [Towards Maturity]
  3. 89% of smartphone users download apps, 50% of which are used for learning [Towards Maturity]
  4. 46% of learners use mobile learning before they go to sleep at night [Learner Events]
  5. The number of mobile-only users (27%) has grown, now surpassing desktop-only users (14%) [Google].
  6. Mobile device users will own three to four personal devices by the end of 2018 [Global Mobile Market]
  7. 71% of Millennials say they connect more with mobile learning than L&D activities delivered via desktop or formal methods. [Gallup]
  8. The average person spends 2 hours and 51 minutes on their smartphone each day, looking at it roughly 221 times and touching its screen more than 2,600 times. [Dscout]
  9. 65% of all digital media is viewed on smartphones [Marketing Land]
  10. Smartphone learners complete course material 45% faster than those using a computer. [Lynda]

Watch our interactive deep dive into the future of mobile learning in this on-demand webinar. Insights include:  

  • What are we hearing from our customers, and the greater learning industry, as a service provider
  • What’s worked with mobile learning technologies of the past (and how Docebo has worked to refine them), and;
  • An interactive demo of the new Docebo mobile app, which has been designed with the end-user in mind and give them complete access to their learning platform from the device of their choosing (iOS, Android)

Come see the future of mobile learning for yourself!