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Today, smartphones are changing the way human beings operate. It is one of the technological discoveries that has evolved the most in the last few years. It has evolved in almost every facet of human life. And mobile learning has built a unique presence in today’s e-learning community. Using this little device, learners experience exceptional convenience. They can learn and apprehend small bits of their curriculum on the go or during their spare time.

Mobile-friendly programs have higher participation and completion rates. But its flexibility and effectiveness completely depend upon the way it is structured and designed. With an evolving mobile world ecosystem, developers need to know what works and what doesn’t. Perhaps, it is true that there has been a bunch of development, but mobile learning developers still face several social and technological challenges.

Below are some of the main challenges that are faced by mobile learning developers while developing e-learning courses. 

Data security and privacy

Privacy issues are a concern for developers and another challenge in m-learning app development. When mobile learning is integrated into the institutions for training the trainees, this may increase the possibility of confidential data loss and safety threats. Moreover, training procedures containing the company’s data might get leaked worldwide via mobile devices, which may lead to the risk of information theft. The mobile LMS app must be free from malware problems. Otherwise, it can corrupt hardware or software, which will need further expense and time to fix such issues. However, establishing antivirus software on employees’ mobile phones will secure their data. 

Screen Size

As advantageous as smartphones may be, continuously understanding texts on small screens often leads to headaches and eye constraints. Also, looking at the desktop content with shorter font sizes on mobile phones, the content will be unbearable. However, it can also make zooming in and out of text a bulky task. Nevertheless, looking at the mobile screen with the neck down also causes neck cramps and may affect the full body structure.  

Content adaptability

Content is the most vital component of every e-learning program. With mobile learning, instructors find it problematic to develop adaptable and compatible programs with mobile phones and computers. Hardware powers and the cellphones’ sizes vary widely, leading to the innovation of content in different formats. Therefore, leading to a great deal of confusion for students and teachers. However, one can use authoring tools to design content for several devices and platforms efficiently. 

Making it interactive

Multiple distractions might slow down the fulfillment of a task using a mobile phone while learning. Social media, shopping apps, music, or even games may shift the focus of trainees and make it challenging to focus on learning and memorizing information. It can often lead to dwindling the intention of mobile learning. Therefore, designing interactive mobile learning is a great way to attract customers. Moreover, developers can use additional multimedia and gamification features to make e-learning more captivating, engaging, and interactive. 

Choosing best technology

The main concern for the developers is selecting a main, appropriate, and valuable development technology for an e-learning mobile app. It is very difficult to decide whether to create a hybrid, cross-platform, or native application. Creating mobile learning that is versatile and adaptable according to the user’s requirement is challenging.


M-learning is one of the most trending as well as convenient ways to learn as it promises to improve the efficacy of training programs. And designing mobile-friendly content is quite challenging for developers. However, now you know what challenges a developer faces, and there are more to it, and more will be as we evolve.