The advent of technology has revolutionized the way we learn, and eLearning has been a key player in this evolution. However, with the widespread use of smartphones and tablets, mobile learning (mLearning) has emerged as the latest trend in the education industry. This blog will discuss the evolution of eLearning to mLearning and the importance of mLearning globally and in Africa.
eLearning is a form of learning that takes place through electronic devices such as computers, laptops, and other similar devices. With the rise of smartphones and tablets, the education industry saw a new trend emerging, namely mLearning.
mLearning refers to learning through mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other portable electronic devices. It offers learners the flexibility to access learning content anywhere and anytime, making learning more convenient and accessible.
The importance of mLearning is not limited to a particular region or country. The following are some of the benefits of mLearning on a global scale:
Africa has a large population of young people who are eager to learn and improve their skills. However, there are significant challenges facing the education system in Africa, such as insufficient infrastructure, lack of resources, and low literacy rates. According to a new data released by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 98 million learners between the age of 6 and 18 years of age, in sub-Saharan Africa, are still out of school. mLearning can help address some of these challenges and has the potential to transform the education system in Africa.
Here are some of the benefits of mLearning in Africa:
mLearning is a significant advancement in the education industry, offering learners the flexibility and convenience to access learning content anywhere and anytime. The importance of mLearning is not limited to a particular region or country. It has the potential to transform the education system globally and in Africa, where it can help address some of the significant challenges facing the education system. As technology continues to evolve, it is crucial for education systems to adapt to these changes to ensure that learners have access to high-quality education and training.
At SOCO-ED, we keep mLearning at the forefront of our UI/UX by developing mobile-focused wireframes and designs prior to desktop designs. This creates an internal ethos of ensuring that all content and platform updates are mobile friendly and accommodate the pedagogical approach that allows for the utmost engagement.