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M-Learning--On Path to Integration with Organisation Systems


International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014,


Learning is essential in organizations for them to survive. However, given the changing environment owing to global inter-connectedness, mobile workforce, global unpredictability and complexities, the learning approach must also change. Today the Learning and Development unit must be able to facilitate collaborative work, develop learning practices in tune with the trends, and bring in appropriate tools and processes. Elearning systems may not suffice on their own owing to the need for infrastructure resources and the location dependency. Mobile Learning would help resolve several of these issues and can be used for various applications such as recorded information, audio files, reading, learning applications, scheduling, calendar features, assessments, collaboration, support and co-ordination activities, amongst other functions. However, for m-learning to be effective, the learning delivered must be recognized and credited, with learning being mapped to competencies database and roles assignment. Hence, the m-learning must be integrated through the LMS to competency management systems, internal knowledge management system and the collaboration network to benefit from peer learning. The case of an Academy in an IT major is described in this regard. The Academy, despite its success, is now piloting its mobile platform. For sustained usage of mlearning globally, there are challenges of device design, durability and network issues that need to be addressed. [For the complete proceedings, see ED557171.]


Srivastava, S. & Gulati, V.P. (2014). M-Learning--On Path to Integration with Organisation Systems. Presented at International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2022 from .

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