The development of faster mobile networks and improved device technology is enabling access to the web’s entire library of video tutorials and how-tos on handheld devices and can lead to the creation of virtual classrooms that can happen anywhere.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. Distance Learning is one trend of fifteen that appears in our exploration of  how technology and access to information play a vital role in the ways that people will understand, manage and receive care whether that’s at home, in hospitals and clinics or in doctor’s offices.

Summary

The development of faster mobile networks and improved device technology is allowing for an unprecedented level of quality content to be streamed to and viewed on consumer handheld devices. This is enabling access to the web’s entire library of video tutorials and how-tos and can lead to the creation of virtual classrooms that can happen anywhere. This will evolve to include live person-to-person video chats on mobile phones, allowing for a level of real-time interactivity that will bring new opportunities to how and where people learn.

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