(From PRNewswire) -- Bersin & Associates, the premier research
and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive
bottom-line impact, today announced that mobile learning finally
has gone mainstream, driven by consumers in both the developed and
developing worlds, and by mobile- technology oriented industries
including high-tech, business services, and healthcare.
Consumers are spearheading the adoption of mobile technologies in
the workplace and around the developing world -- spurred by the
explosion of easy-to-use and relatively inexpensive smart phones,
eBook readers, netbooks, tablets, and user-friendly applications,
according to the research study, m-Learning: Mobile Learning is
Finally Going Mainstream - And It Is Bigger Than You Might Think.
Use of mobile devices for learning has risen from 9 percent of
U.S.-based organizations in 2007 to an estimated 20 percent or more
in 2010. More than a quarter of the world's population now uses a
mobile device and frequent mobile Internet use has almost doubled
in the past year, according to the study. The research report also
notes that the informal uses for m-learning vastly outnumber the
formal, and that these new applications increasingly empower
today's workers to access the information they need on demand.