When it comes to mobile learning, no one knows more about this than BLOOM, the Bite-sized Learning Opportunities on Mobiles project headed up by Tribal with input and support from Bango.
“Mobile learning succeeds because its palm-sized micro-courses can fit more readily into a busy work schedule,” said Geoff Stead, Tribal’s mobile learning expert. “It’s already proving popular with taxi drivers and train drivers who don’t sit in front of a desk and have easy access to e-learning or face to face training.”
Mobile learning visionaries gathered together this week to share their experiences, with Mike Short, O2’s vice president of Technology on hand to lend his support for this innovative project.
Mobile learning is not new. Two projects – the international award winning Learning2Go mobile learning projects in Wolverhampton schools and MoLENet, the £12m government funded mobile initiative for adult learners – have already proved the concept. The next task is to roll this out to a wider audience and that’s where BLOOM comes in.
“It makes so much sense to use the mobile internet to deliver bite-size training to a very mobile workforce,” said Ray Anderson, CEO of Bango. “M-learning is fun and accessible to everyone – its so much more accessible to people who would previously been put-off by a classroom training situation or reading through pages and pages of text.”
Tribal has many different learning resources for mobile and is keen to roll these out into different communities as well as hear from people of their specific training needs. Learn more at http://www.m-learning.org/