Digital learning: How learning via cell phones can be more successful

Around the world, and especially in middle- and low-income countries, cell phones are the primary means of accessing the Internet. But more and more people are also using mobile devices to improve their “digital skills,” for example, through online courses on topics such as digital security or e-marketing.

The Mobile Digital Skills Alliance – a global alliance of players from the e-learning sector – recently looked at the question of how digital skills development via cell phones needs to be designed to enable ideal learning processes for participants. The alliance has summarized and published the findings in five categories: “Monitoring and Evaluation,” “Acceptance,” “Gender Inclusion,” “Implementation” and “Content. For example, in the “Gender Inclusion” category, the Alliance recommends working with female trainers and women-only courses to create a safe and supportive learning atmosphere for women.