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One in Two L&D Professionals Admit Mobile Learning Is Still Not Part of Their Training Mix

London, UK – 07 March 2012: First figures emerging from Commelius’s new crowd-sourcing research programme say:

  • Where mobile is part of the corporate learning mix, little more than 10 per cent of all course content is accessed via a smart phone or a tablet
  • Smart phones and the iPad are the devices ‘most likely’ to be used by learners who access training on the go today
  • Less than 10 per cent of L&D professionals say that any learning is accessed via ‘alternative’ tablets like the Blackberry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab or Motorola Xoom

Released by Commelius today, these new figures are the first to emerge from a crowd-sourcing research programme launched by the corporate training business just ten days ago. So far, over 100 learning, development and HR experts have participated in the online project which promises to become the most extensive research and development study ever created by any LMS vendor.

“Things are developing all the time and the really interesting facts and figures are undoubtedly still to emerge from the LMSwishList project, ”says Commelius’s managing director Vicky Jones. “But the input we’ve received during the first days of the programme make the current outlook for mobile learning crystal clear. While the big vendors promote its potential, learners on the ground are sticking to the PC. Even when we ask L&D professionals to speculate on the future, less than one in five of them believe the majority of learning will be accessed over a mobile device anytime soon.”

“When vendors look at mobile learning they see the fastest growing business potential our industry has to offer, but it’s important to understand that procurers look at the same thing and see a learning delivery method that’s far from mature.”

“Technology’s role is to support our learning needs - not dictate them - and as our LMSwishList initiative gathers momentum, the real features and benefits this industry wants to see in the next generation of learning management systems is becoming more compelling every day.”

Take part in LMSwishList

Register interest, follow or participate in the LMSwishList project at Participants will receive exclusive first access to the new data as it develops, be able to compare their own LMSwishList with their industry peer group’s and download the LMSwishList eBook when it becomes available later this spring.


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Established in 2001, Commelius develops innovative and award-winning workforce performance optimisation programmes and delivers them to tens of thousands of staff each year. Using the latest blended learning approaches, Commelius enables organisations to develop the skills of its people so they can deliver on their business goals - whilst increasing the value of training and reducing its cost by half. For more information visit Website:

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