Workplace learning using mobile technology: A case study in the oil and gas industry

Mohamed Ally, Mohammed Samaka, John Impagliazzo, Abdulahi Mohamed, Martha Robinson

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This article presents an innovative project using mobile technology to train workers in the oil and gas industry to develop their communication skills while functioning on the job. The training was delivered on mobile devices using Apps so that workers can access the training materials without having to connect to a network. Workers performance improved and workers indicated that they would like to engage in other experiences using mobile technology and that mobile learning provides flexibility for learning. Since not much research was conducted in the past on the use of mobile learning for training in organizations, more research should be conducted. Examples of research needed include how mobile sensors can be used for just in time training as workers are mobile and how to make learning pervasive using mobile technology so that workers can learn in context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile as Mainstream - Towards Future Challenges in Mobile Learning - 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMarco Kalz, Marcus Specht, Yasemin Bayyurt
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319134154
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


  • Communication skills
  • Mobile learning
  • Workplace learning


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