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Elearning available on iPhone


Software provider Mohive has announced that it is the first company in Europe to offer elearning on the Apple iPhone.

Mohive CEO Lars Unneberg said: “The introduction of Apples’ iPhone has dramatically boosted the potential for mobile learning in the markets we operate in. Traditional barriers to effective mobile learning, like low quality video or clunky, unpredictable interfaces have been overcome in iPhone to deliver a platform we can trust.”

The initial focus will be in healthcare, transportation and retail: “Healthcare is spearheading take-up of mobile learning globally but other sectors are gathering pace fast. About 20% of all mlearning applications developed in the US today are for the healthcare sector and we expect to see a similar trend unfold across Europe as mobile learning goes mainstream,” explained Unneberg.

Mohive’s decision to introduce iPhone compatible learning comes just before the European release of Apple’s new iPhone 3G. Available in Europe from 11 July, the latest iPhone is designed to offer faster downloads. The first example of Mohive for iPhone mlearning will be launched during a business’ user-group summit tomorrow, on 19 June.

Jane Hart, learning technologies specialist, commented: “Mohive has locked-on to the high quality video and interactive touch technology that make iPhone and iTouch unique. The result is an early example of the kind of rich learning experience that soon, all business users will come to expect from the mobile device they carry in their pockets.”

One Response

  1. Good idea but……………
    The idea that learning can be undertaken through alternative e-learning solutions is not new. However, enabling interactive learning, recording (for compliance) and recording responses to questions through mobile solutions is. In very large and complex organisations like the NHS this type of solution is exactly what is required.

    The difficulty is the costs of these solutions and the volumes needed. The NHS is the 4th largest employer in the world and increasingly is requiring all staff to undertake more and more mandatory training modules. Although various providers are developing solutions, nothing is straight forward and the biggest barrier to using this type of solution is ultimately the cost.

    Once iPhones become more affordable perhaps, in the meantime, persuading the manufactures to supply the NHS iPhones at cost, may make this idea more accessable.

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