After the COVID-19 CRISIS, the education pattern has been drastically changed. According to one market report, there is an increase of 87% mobile eLearning resources between 2020 to 2021. Even its expected market growth till 2027 will be $280.80 Billion. Now, organizations will start the debate over that mobile learning (mLearning) vs traditional learning. However, traditional learning is here to stay for a while, but the future will definitely rely on mobile learning solutions.
So, which learning solution does your company should prefer? Well, to make the decision job easier, we are highlighting features of both. Decide on own.
Mobile eLearning solutions
One study shows mobile learning is 70% efficient that helps in acquiring knowledge within minutes. And the primary reason behind this so much efficiency is interactive elements. Several elements like simulations, games, puzzles, videos, and much more enhance the learning experience. That is why out of 89% mobile users, 50% of them download mLearning apps for learning.
One research shows the interactivity rate of mobile learning is 73.5%. As discussed in the above pointers, clients understood the interactive elements added in courses. This is why 76% of companies leverage mLearning solutions to enhance business growth and outcome. Due to its higher interactivity, mLearning courses have a 45% faster completion rate.
The mobile eLearning courses are flexible and easy to access anytime and anywhere. Also, mobiles are not limited to limited age groups. Even 30%to, 40% of senior citizens, own smartphones and use them for learning purposes. With the mobile learning, learners access modules anytime and anywhere. That is why amid this pandemic crisis, mobile learning courses have become the talk of the town.
So, we understood the different features of mobile learning courses. It is time to discuss something about a few features of traditional learning.
1. Chalk and talk method
The first and the most common feature of the traditional learning is the ‘chalk and talk method.’ Since ancient ages, this system is continued still in most the educational institutions. Institutions prefer this learning approach because it ensures a disciplined learning system with no distractions. Moreover, it hardly or use minimal digital learning resources, which many learners prefer.
2. Conventional learning resources
Unlike mobile eLearning courses, traditional learning courses leverage print books, blackboard and other convention learning materials. Mostly, the traditional curriculum is carried out in a limited classroom space. And the physical presence is a must in traditional learning solutions. That is why the education sector that does not leverage digital tools faced the crisis amid this pandemic crisis.
3. Accommodates limited learners
In the traditional learning approach, clients do not have the freedom to accommodate a huge learning group at once. So, in a limited classroom space, it is only possible to accommodate 30 to 40 individuals. And if clients or institutions want to accommodate more of them, they have to make separate batches for pending learners.
Which is the best?
Now, comes the final verdict about which learning approach is the best? Some brands prefer mobile learning over the traditional ones. Even market trends and figures mentioned above convey the same. However, eliminating the traditional learning approach seems an impractical concept. Because in remote areas of every nation, there is a lack of internet connectivity and the digital learning infrastructure.
That is why the concept of blended learning is gaining popularity. In this, a mix of in-person (traditional) learning and eLearning (mobile learning) is present. Almost 78% of Australian educational institutions approached the method.
The major reason behind using the blended learning approach is to enhance the learning experience. As still, not all learning groups have the technical literacy to access mobile learning courses.