Learn about mobile design, development and creating mobile experiences, as well as bigger concepts related to mobile technology.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • Digital upgrade


Understand the importance of mobile in the digital world

In 2018, over half of global website traffic was generated through mobile phones. On this course, you will explore what mobile is, the growth of mobile technology and benefits associated with it. You will discover why industry experts often refer to “mobile” as “mobility” and will find out about mobile products like tablets and wearable technology. You will explore what mobile design is by understanding key design concepts and development approaches which will help you to build an effective mobile app. We will also look at the ‘Internet of Things’ and explore some potential security issues.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Hi, I’m Isla and welcome to the Mobility module.

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds There are three lessons in this module: an introduction to mobility, designing and building mobility, and the Internet of Things. By the end of this module, you should be able to, firstly, understand what mobility is, its growths, and the benefits. Secondly, understand some concepts, such as wearables. Thirdly, understand a bit more about design, so things like wireframes and what makes a good or bad app. Fourthly, understand the different development approaches to building apps. And fifthly, learn about the Internet of Things and the security risks involved in it. This module is assessed in two ways. At the end of each lesson, there is a multiple choice quiz with five questions on the videos that you’ve seen to check your understanding.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds At the end of the whole module, there’s an additional task, which you can upload to the site, and this will go beyond what you’ve seen, and you can learn a bit more about mobility. So we hope you enjoy the course.


  • Week 1

    The rise in mobile technology

    • Getting started

      Welcome to the Mobile course. First, let’s look at staying safe online, and meet the team who will be helping you through the course.

    • Introduction to mobility

      We will learn about some mobility concepts, the growth of mobility and the benefits for individuals and businesses.

    • Reflecting

      Take a moment to reflect on what you've learnt about digital, and share with other learners!

  • Week 2

    Mobility in practice

    • Designing and building mobility

      In this activity we will explore the principles and approaches for designing and building a mobile application that are needed to make a really good app experience.

    • The Internet of Things

      This activity will give you more insight into what we mean by the Internet of Things and the associated security risks.

    • Assignment

      Put everything you have learned into practice in this end of course assignment. Now it’s time to get creative and consider building your own app.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe what mobility is in the context of digital
  • Describe the growth of mobility and benefits associated with it
  • Describe what mobile design is, including concepts such as wireframes
  • Identify seven principles of good mobile app design and the importance of effective design
  • Describe what the 'Internet of Things' is and some of the benefits associated with it
  • Identify security risks related to the 'Internet of Things'

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

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Who developed the course?


Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres.

What's included?

Accenture are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible
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