Many organizations have recognized the need to provide
educational resources to their employees at any time, in any location.
More and more workers are no longer tied to an office, but instead work from home, client sites or other remote locations. Courses that can only be delivered from a traditional classroom or local network can’t meet the learning needs of an increasingly distributed workforce.
With over half the world’s population carrying some type of mobile device, it makes sense to provide mobile content to reach employees who may not spend time in an office.
Mobile delivery of learning content makes education available on a flexible basis, when the worker has time or an immediate need. For example, field-based employees can use their mobile devices to receive bite-sized learning chunks that help them complete particular tasks. Or, mobile learners can start and stop classes as needed, when their schedules allow.
The Mobile and Anywhere components of Meridian Global provide all the functionality needed for delivering learning content to a distributed and remote workforce.
Key functionality for associations includes:
- Dynamic device detection allows developers to design only one version of the course for multiple mobile platforms, including those with operating systems by Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry. The LMS detects the type of mobile device and browser and serves up pages that are dynamically scaled to available screen real estate.
- Personalized mobile experience lets learners view available tutorials, videos and other course content on their personalized dashboard. They can complete the entire cycle of registration, attendance and assessment all on their mobile device.
- Offline learning enables learners in areas with limited or intermittent internet connectivity, such as sale people, deployed troops, or other field workers, to complete courses offline and synchronize results back to the LMS.