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Mobile learning in corporate training

Bring learning right into the palms of your employees’ hands. Boost learner flexibility, engagement, and knowledge retention with mobile learning.

3 min. read • Sera Özkıvanç

Smartphones and tablets are as essential as our wallets. So, it’s unsurprising that mobile learning is critical to modern business training strategies.

What is mobile learning? It’s a training approach that delivers content designed specifically for mobile devices. Companies can create and share bite-sized, on-the-go learning materials, allowing employees to access key information anytime, anywhere.

Mobile learning’s flexibility breaks down the traditional barriers of classroom sessions or desktop-based courses.

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Benefits of mobile learning

Flexibility and convenience

Mobile learning is unparalleled when it comes to flexibility. Employees don’t need to be at a specific location to learn. They can engage with training materials during their commute, on business trips, or from the comfort of their home.

A boost in engagement with tailored content

Mobile learning caters to diverse learning preferences. Interactive elements such as quizzes, videos, and gamification transform learners from passive recipients to active participants. The learning experience becomes more engaging.

Improved knowledge retention through microlearning

The mobile platform is perfectly suited for microlearning—short, focused learning sessions that are easy to digest. This approach allows learners to understand (and remember) concepts more easily.

Promoting continuous learning

Mobile learning encourages an ongoing learning culture. With easy access to learning materials, employees are more likely to revisit lessons, stay updated with the latest industry trends, and continuously work on their skills.


Adopting mobile learning can lead to significant cost savings. It eliminates the need for printed materials and reduces travel expenses for in-person training. It also minimizes downtime from workday responsibilities, since employees can learn without stepping away from work.

Fostering collaboration and community

Mobile learning platforms often include social features that encourage employee interaction and peer-to-peer learning. These capabilities enrich the learning experience and foster a sense of community within the organization.

Differences between mobile learning and e-learning


Mobile learning is tailored for on-the-job scenarios, focusing on immediate application of specific information. E-learning, however, often sets a broader context, suitable for comprehensive learning.

Information volume

Mobile learning delivers concise, bite-sized content for quick consumption. E-learning provides detailed courses and full overviews, suitable for in-depth study.

Learner environment

Mobile learners often require quick, focused content. E-learning participants are in a stable environment that is conducive to engaging deeply with the material.

Implementing mobile learning

To really tap into mobile learning’s potential, organizations need to see it as something bigger than the latest tech craze. It’s about using mobile to make learning more reachable and more in tune with employees’ mobile-first habits.

Are you ready to incorporate mobile learning into your corporate training strategy?

About the author

Sera Özkıvanç is the content manager at Easygenerator. Over the last four years, she’s written marketing content for various SaaS brands around the world. These days, she’s doing her best to embrace the rainy weather in Rotterdam.

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