Thursday’s Trending Topic: eLearning for All Generations


I read an interesting article recently (linked below), which declared that Generation Y hates mLearning and doesn’t want to use it. Some of the reasons quoted included “Why should I use a mobile phone for learning when I can use my computer? Why should I learn from a small, hard to navigate screen when I can use a big monitor and a mouse?” and “The whole mLearning experience is not captivating.”

As a member of Generation Y, I found the article a bit surprising, and it got me thinking about different generations and how they learn. It also made me think that perhaps the surveyed employees just hadn’t been exposed to good mLearning!

Most organizations—including us here at Trivantis—have a mix of generations represented among their staff. That’s why, for this Thursday’s Trending Topic, I gathered together articles that cover eLearning for all generations. Happy learners learn better, and you want to make sure you’re providing appealing learning types to all your team members!

Why Gen Y Doesn't Want To Use mLearning?

Designing Online Training for Generation Y

Repurpose Formal eLearning for the Millennial Learner

Applying K-12 Education Tips to Adult Learning

All About Andragogy: Adult Learning Theory

How to Focus Attention in Adult Learning and E-learning

How and Why: Motivating Adult Learners

Modern Learners Speak Out. Listen to What They Have to Say!

Have you experienced pushback from your Generation Y employees on an mLearning initiative? Or did they love it? Share your experiences in the comments or tweet us @Lectora!

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