• Colin Carmona-Murphy

Harbinger Foresight: The Future of Learning is Mobile

With the rise of the gig economy, and use of mobile phones (by 2020, nearly half of the world is projected to have a smart phone) it’s only natural for learning to have a stronger presence here as well. As a trainer and instructional designer, it’s been interesting to see the evolution of using such devices to learn. In fact, 97 per cent of elementary schools and 100 per cent of secondary schools have reported to have at least some teachers use technology to communicate with their students. You’re also very likely to find young children or toddlers frequently using such devices on a regular basis to watch videos or play games. It’s quite impressive to see them navigating these devices so easily and I’ll be interested in seeing how this new way of learning impacts this generation in the long-term.