You really should pop over to Karen McGrane’s blog and see what she had to say in her talk about why multi-device publishing is important. Karen highlights the zombie apocalypse which is upon us: an onslaught of new mobile devices and, from a learning perspective, defeating the zombies will require flexibility and stamina – in our content. Karen provides you with the whole caboodle – the 47 minute video, the… Read More »It’s Not About Smartphones, It’s About Separating Content From Form
It seems a pretty safe bet that a large percentage of our target audiences make extensive use of smartphones and so it might make sense to deliver learning via these devices. On the other hand, surely these same people have access to desktops, laptops and tablets as well. In which case, unless it is imperative that a course has to be totally mobile, we can think of the desktop and… Read More »Does Learning Need to be Totally Mobile?
Paul Clothier states in his 10 tips article, “It’s not always a good idea to adapt your existing content for mobile. Avoid it if you can, and create mLearning from scratch that supports what you already have. But if you must — then these guidelines should keep you in good stead.” Many of us working in instructional design will find ourselves getting more and more involved in designing for multiple… Read More »Going Mobile: 10 Tips for Learning Designers
A few months ago, Paul Clothier made some extremely pertinent observations about smartphones and their use as a learning medium. He started by reminding us the extent to which we access our smartphones every day – can you believe it that on average 18-44 year olds check their phones 150 times a day!? He then goes on to make some interesting and important points relating to how smartphones are normally… Read More »Mobile Learning: Device & Content to Drive the Content
A few months ago the Chief Learning Officer website published a short article on this subject. In it, they quoted that according to an Ambient Insight report, by 2015 the mobile learning market is expected to reach $9.1 billion. If you have not seriously thought how you might be using mobiles as a vehicle for learning, then this is more than important to read! Click here to go to the… Read More »How to Create a Mobile Learning Strategy
A few months ago the guys at Origin Learning produced a simple infographic giving four reasons learners want to learn using mobile devices. They make four very interesting points, all of which lead to some interesting possibilities. Indeed, there are a number of other points which come to mind and should be discussed. Click here to see what they have to say in their article. Comment below to discuss these… Read More »Why Do Learners Want to Learn on the Mobile?
Kayleigh Tanner of gomo learning has put together a short piece focusing on design aspects to consider when delivering your courses via smartphones. A chance for me to reminisce about working with limited screen characteristics – my very first online learning project designing for delivery of training via Prestel Teletext! Sorry, not going to give you a date but it was way back in the last century and I was… Read More »Designing eLearning for Smartphones