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6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design

mLearning Revolution

So what does this have to do with Learning Design? The answer is simple, we live in a multi-device, multi-screen world and we need to embrace it and design learning with this reality in mind! In other words, simply designing e-Learning for a desktop computer is no longer a viable option! ’ to ‘ how should I design Mobile Learning ?’ The Web. No No Apps.

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free mMOOC design paper and upcoming #mLearncon

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In running up to the conference, I remembered that I did not share a mobile design paper from 2013, which was published in the Mobile Handbook, an award winning book edited by Zane Berge and Lyn Muilenburg. Since publishing the paper I have been using the mMOOC design to see what works, and what has changed, and I will get that down in a short article later.

Free webinar on phases of Merrill's task-centered #MOOC design #EUMoocs

Ignatia Webs

On 10 March 2016, from 14 - 15 CET ( to find your timezone equivalent, look here ) the EMMA consortium offers a free webinar on an interactive MOOC design; following Merrill's task-centered MOOC approach. You can find more information on the webinar here , and more information on Merrill's instructional design here. Sc) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and Ph.D.

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

This workshop is a result of months of  research  on mobile; mobile app design testing for  best practices ; countless hours of  consulting  and lots of learning about  design  from trial and error. Here’s what you will learn in this action-packed workshop: Learn Key Mobile Learning Design Principles ( vs. eLearning design ). mLearning design best practices.

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

Many of these were designed and developed before the modern smart. He has been managing, designing and developing inter- active e-learning solutions for over nine years. as an instructional designer and Training Manager for two software companies. worked as instructional designer, developer, technical lead, and project manager on. began. Unlike prescribed IT hardware.

#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!

Ignatia Webs

For those interested in adding to the creation of a mobile instructional design model. As a growing number of mobile innovations become available in the learning space, education and training technology thought leaders are now interested in how to effectively design for a variety of mobile learning scenarios. It was not optimized for instructional designers and content developers.

Aaron Silvers on Designing Experiences

Float Mobile Learning

Aaron Silvers helps design experiences in order to help people become better by forming connections among people and resources. Conferences Pedagogy and Learning User Experience 1871 Aaron Silvers Chicago designing experiences experience design Float Mobile Learning Symposium 2012 Techweek

What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

Upside Learning

Mobile hardware has its own limitations and hence we need to adhere to some critical design conventions in order to make our mobile applications a success. Any mobile learning solution that we design needs to be easy to use even when our target audience is on the move. That means that our designs need to be graphically light. Limitations. Additional Resources. Mobile Usability.

Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck)

Upside Learning

So when it came to presenting a learning session at the recently concluded, Europe’s leading workplace learning event, Learning Technologies 2013, the choice of topic was simple – Designing eLearning for iPads. Designing eLearning for tablets. We have been talking a lot about iPads (by iPads we also imply other ‘tablets’) on our blog for the past couple of weeks. Mobile Learning

Free online book with 58 tips on instructional design

Ignatia Webs

The free eBook covers tips running from research, design, over development and management. it prepares anyone who is interested in the upcoming online webinars on Advanced Instructional Design. From the online forum site: eLearning Instructional Design: Advanced and Breakthrough Techniques How can you take your instructional-design skills and techniques to the next level? What are some of the newest innovations in instructional design? What does the research tell us about which design techniques really work and which ones don’t? It is an easy read and.

2 Worthwhile courses: Personal Learning & Designing OER using practical instructional design

Ignatia Webs

Instructional Design Service Course: designing OER while using practical instructional design Personal Learning (course built by Stephen Downes) using LPSS Instructional Design Service Course My colleague Johan Thys just sent me a link to a wonderful self-guided, instructor-driven online course on designing courses via a project-based approach. The course uses the CANVAS-platform and demands 2-3 hours of study time per week, and has a great course design template, uses practical frameworks (e.g. quick overview of the themes per week can be seen here.

What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]

mLearning Revolution

Three years ago when I began focusing on mobile learning, I looked at the most popular rapid eLearning development tools and I was convinced there was very little chance they could re-invent themselves into decent mobile learning design tools. image credit: table xi. All of these I thought would make it extremely difficult for vendors to overcome. My Question to You.

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New ADL #mLearning Design Reference model: adjust to your needs

Ignatia Webs

Peter Berking who is the lead of the MOTIF project just released the core slide deck for the newly adapted mLearning Design Reference model, and is now inviting us all to have a look at the reference model, and adapt it to our own needs. adl design instructional design mLearning mobile mobile learning research toolsIt is a really useful slide deck.

#Mobile design webcasts by @bdconf

Ignatia Webs

videos on mobile design, and each of them have key ideas that affect learning with mobile devices. The presentation by Stephanie Rieger explores how our use, and perception of mobile devices is changing, and how these changes may impact how we should design for them going forward. so flexible, light weight websites are the way to go with m-design. mobile design

When Designing Mobile Learning, Think Less is More [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

Over the weekend I came across this fascinating article that really got me thinking about how we should approach the design of mobile learning (mLearning). strongly believe mobile played a big role in Facebook’s decision to acquire Intagram so I agree with McKenzie. also believe that each new era in computing brings challenges and mobile is no different. Send to Kindle.

Product Design is about Emotional Experiences [Video]

mLearning Revolution

Suddenly we have all become Interaction Designers! This morning I came across this great video where several leading designers were asked to describe five of their favorite design experiences and describe the reasons why they felt an emotional connection to these experiences. Mobile Learning Design featured UX Try asking “and how does that make you feel?”

Sign up now: Instructional Design for Mobile Learning webinar

Float Mobile Learning

Float Mobile Learning kicks off its first free webinar in the Mobile Learning Conversations series, Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Webinars development instructional design mobile learning trainingThis session will be hosted by Jeff Tillett and Gary Woodill, [.].

5 Tips To Help Designers Create Assets for Mobile Development

Float Mobile Learning

Designing for mobile development can be daunting. Mobile Development mobile design UX Xcode Here’s how you can save time and support your developers.

A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

I love this tweet, because it epitomizes how most people view the mobile experience, often as the “light” version of the desktop: “It looks like you’re on a train. Would you like me to show you the insultingly simplified mobile site?” It turns out that mobile users wanted to do this much to Yelp’s surprise. Send to Kindle.

Mobile Designers Should Understand Users’ Environments, Habits, Problems and Needs

Float Mobile Learning

Instructional designer Mayra Aixa Villar discusses mobile learning and mobile design in a recent interview with Bottom-Line Performance’s Steve Boller. Mobile Strategy Pedagogy and Learning Mayra Aixa Villar mobile design mobile learning

Designing for the Blackberry Playbook

Mobile Learning Edge

The Blackberry Playbook was supposed to be able to run Android apps, in addition to programs designed for its native Blackberry Tablet OS. There is a list of tools and articles on the Adobe website at [link] , including a helpful article by Adobe’s Paul Trani titled Designing for the RIM Blackberry Playbook. Tablets Adobe Design Flash Playbook RIM

Liveblog #ectel2015 #MOOC pedagogy, patterns of engagement design

Ignatia Webs

With a focus on why people act/engage the way they do in MOOCs, when looking at different size MOOCs (size being the number of weeks the mooc is running). Rebecca Ferguson and Doug Clow from the OU on stage, first Rebecca, then Doug. Different engagement patterns depending on assessments that are in the MOOC or not, the same with discussions that might be in it or not.

4 Challenges Designing Augmented Reality Applications for Smart Glasses

Float Mobile Learning

The transition from desktop to mobile computing required a new approach, and so does the transition from traditional mobile devices to smart glasses and other wearable technology. Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy augmented reality Google Glass intent ODG R-6 smart glasses

Responsive Principles: More Than Designing for Size

Float Mobile Learning

I have been giving a lot of presentations this year, trying to spread the word on what I perceive as good design or process principles. Conferences Mobile Development Mobile Web User Experience 1871 Chicago design process process principles responsive design responsive principles Techweek uxMy next one will be [.].

The Future Of Learning Design

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If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Having said that, another challenge confronting instructional designers is to “think outside the classroom” paradigm.

#edenRW9 Studying learning expeditions in cross action spaces with digital didactical designs

Ignatia Webs

Digital didactical design has 5 components to study about 80% of what is happening in the classroom: learning activities, assessment learning outcomes social relations web-enabled technologies She investigated 64 classes to see where these classes were in the 5 layered framework. Isa Jahnke ( [link] ) is an inspiring academic, and one who knows how to network. Have a look at her book!

Should Learning Designers Learn to Code? [Poll]

mLearning Revolution

To code or not to code, that is the question for Learning Designers in the new multi-device world we live in. also mean learning Python, Ruby, and HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 for Responsive Design, as well as any other language for that matter. And these are all reason why I strongly believe Learning Designer should learn how to code. How times have changed since then.

The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

However in this short post, I would like to share what I think is the biggest misunderstanding we need to correct in order to have a successful learning design strategy. ’ Now that mobile has achieved a decent level of maturity, is time to move to phase two, and begin answering the question, ‘ how do I design true mobile learning ?’ There it is!

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Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn

Mobile Learning Edge

This was followed by my book, The Mobile Learning Edge (McGraw-Hill, 2010), and, most recently, Clark Quinn’s new book on this topic, Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance (Pfeiffer, 2011). The book ends with several chapters on mobile design and future trends. Springer, 2010). It will appeal only to other academics.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

Early this month we ran two webinars on “Designing eLearning for Pads (tablet)” A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us! What is mLearning? A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. Authoring Tools. Q 18.

Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning difficulties

Ignatia Webs

These social media locations can be embedded via widgets in a secure wiki (to be done by the instructional designer, or technical helper: Once it is set up, new additions to these locations will automatically show up in the central learning environment). Last week I got a mail from Jenni Wright from Australia. She is a trainer and she was looking for solutions that could help her optimize the already wonderful vocational courses that her company the BedfordGroup in Australia is setting up for adult learners. Here is what I came up with for Jenny. used Pediaphon to get the MP3 files.

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

Developer on Duty

"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]

mLearning Revolution

Finally, here’s what Jason Haag from ADL wrote on his blog: New Job Aid Available for Instructional Designers: The Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP). created this guide for the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to help instructional designers plan and implement mobile performance support and to repurpose existing learning content for the mobile platform.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning – Webinar and Slides from David Metcalf

Float Mobile Learning

David Metcalf, one of the pioneers of mobile learning, and Director of the METIL Lab at the University of Central Florida, recently presented a webinar on instructional design for mobile learning. Part of this new technology is the Responsive Web Design technologies that Chad Udell wrote about a couple of weeks ago. Both David’s extensive deck of slides and a recording of the webinar are available for downloading. The video embedded here requires Flash – sorry mobile users!) the deck is available here. Mobile Strategy Pedagogy and Learning

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Chad Udell: Design Strategies for Adapting Content for mLearning

Float Mobile Learning

Float Learning and Bradley University’s Department of Interactive Media in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts teamed up to provide a one-day event focused on mobile on Friday, [.]. Conferences Float Symposium Pedagogy and Learning Strategy mobile strategy symposium

Reimagining Learning Strategy, Design and Development for Mobile at Training Conference

Float Mobile Learning

Scott shares practical, creative ways to use mobile for performance support within your organization. Conferences ILT job aids performance support Training Conference

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #1 Don't Build Courses - Design Programs

Developer on Duty

I live in what is called a "master planned community" meaning a team designed our community architecture, layout, streets, parks and amenities.down to the last detail. We all have very similar houses, mailboxes, fencing, and color scheme. . In a housing development such as ours, houses are built in days, not months. We get new neighbors all the time. The results: . High Quality Homes.

DECLARE - Instructional Design for Everyone

Developer on Duty

needed a way to quickly teach instructional design to multimedia students. They had the ability to create the elements, but didn't understand instructional design and learner needs. DECLARE is a methodology or set of reminders which can be used for classroom, elearning or mobile learning instructional design. Instructional DesignUm.sound familiar?

Who Moved My Cheese… Again?

Float Mobile Learning

Getting Responsive In Our Multiscreen Learning Design Efforts. Featured Newsletter creating custom responsive learning solutions CSS3 media queries learning standards mobile learning design responsive Web design

Joshua Johnson: The Pros and Cons of Mobile-First Design

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Industry News Mobile Development graceful degradation mobile design mobile first progressive enhancement Johnson talks about "why it''s great and why it sucks.".