The Future of Mobile Devices, Mobile Software, and Mobile Learning

The L&D industry talks a lot about mobile learning. But what about mobile training? With as much as we focus on the learner these days, its equally important to focus on the instruction. Many will argue that you can't/shouldn't deliver entire classes on mobile devices. Let's put aside the notion that "courses" are wrong, and that mobile devices should never be used for delivering them. Let's consider for a moment the possibilities. What if mobile devices were your only choice...for everything?

How Mobile Devices Impact Training Development Today the training industry concerns itself too much with making a distinction between desktop eLearning courses and mobile learning. The argument seems to be mostly based on form factor. And for the last 8 years, and maybe the next 3-5, that’s a very real concern. However, looking at the trajectory of innovation in computing I see only one logical future: The elimination of desktops and laptops as we know them today. How does that change conversations like "mobile devices are best for performance support"?

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