e-Learning » Mobile Learning
Mobile learning or m-learning is different from traditional e-learning and CBT in many aspects. A hand held device is limited by its screen size, processing power, compatibility and platfrom portability. The content needs to be modified for small screen and the design of user interface has to done from the drawing board stage
Mobile Learning across multiple mobile platfroms
Today's mobile phones have, no doubt, much more processing power, bigger screen and better browsers. But they sitll do not match a typical desktop's processing power. However, given the convenience of these small devices, they are ideal candidates for learning on the move.
A mobile learning or m-learning module can either be delivered through mobile browser or through customized platforms. Also, the m-learning content can either be standalone or connected to a learning management system.
Career Mantra's Learning Management System, Gyankosh provide opportunity to access e-learning courses from most of the mobile platfrom like Blackberry, iPhone and Windows Mobile. The content is dynamically adjusted to the screen size and capability of the device and for an end user the experience is same as accessing any customized content. These courses can be tracked and assessment can be done through the same tiny device.
You can also prepare customized m-learning content for the platforms of your choice utilizing the full power of the mobile devices. This will enable you to make use of specific platform capabilities like touch screen of an iPhone or security of a Blackberry device. These customized content are much richer in media/animations and give enhanced user experience.
Although an anywhere, anytime tool, devices imparting m-learning have limited capability and are therefore ideal for short duration courses meant for corporate and students