6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
OMD research: viewers switch devices regularly while the TV is on (Image credit: Nathan Daniels). How many devices do you own? What about you, how many devices do you own? According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita. The Web. No
free mMOOC design paper and upcoming #mLearncon
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
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.
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning
Float Mobile Learning
OCTOBER 12, 2011
Mobile learning is about more than plopping mobile devices in front of students sitting in a classroom. Pedagogy and Learning Speaking Webinars augmented reality instructional designThis is one of the main messages delivered by Float mobile strategist Jeff Tillett [.].
5 Key Considerations for Multi-Device Testing
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Ensuring that your multi-device eLearning runs consistently and smoothly across the identified range of devices, screen sizes, browsers, and platforms is crucial to deliver an engaging and consistent learning experience for your users. But the sheer number of device-OS-browser combinations and the set of test parameters which need to be checked for EACH combination make […]. Mobile Learning Responsive Learning Design Multi-device Testing
New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions
dissemination of the past, these devices are often being introduced in the workplace. do we take advantage of these devices to deploy learning content and how do we. devices? it locally on the device or is there some easier way? Different Devices? mobile devices in favor of longer battery life. smart phone device market and the outright. devices.
New ADL #mLearning Design Reference model: adjust to your needs
JULY 3, 2015
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.
Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. So what is our goal as mobile learning designers? Conclusion.
What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
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. Five Tips for Creating Graphics for Mobile Devices.
#Mobile instructional #design is getting a push, join in!
JANUARY 31, 2013
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.
When Designing Mobile Learning, Think Less is More [#mLearning]
APRIL 30, 2012
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). With obvious constraints, such as smaller screens, different platforms and multiple devices to target, unreliable connections, etc. also believe that each new era in computing brings challenges and mobile is no different.
What is the future of #mLearning Design? Storyline’s native app vs. Captivate’s Responsive Design [Poll]
DECEMBER 22, 2014
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.
The Unique Affordances of Mobile Learning
Float Mobile Learning
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
With more than 20 unique affordances, mobile learning designers and developers should work toward understanding the potentially complex possibilities available to them. Mobile Development Mobile Devices Mobile Strategy cloud storage geolocation instructional design learning technologies mobile affordances mobile device cameras mobile device sensors
A Lesson in Mobile Learning Design from Yelp [#mLearning]
AUGUST 27, 2013
” — Cennydd Bowles (@Cennydd) April 21, 2011. I see this happening everywhere, including in organizations planning a Learning Strategy around mobile devices and desktops. In other words there is such thing as an immobile mobile learner , someone who even though may have a PC within reach, would rather lean back with his or her Tablet or Smartphone and learn using those devices.
#Mobile design webcasts by @bdconf
DECEMBER 27, 2011
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
Product Design is about Emotional Experiences [Video]
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
One of the greatest outcomes from the constant use of mobile devices, apps and everything else in our lives that is slowly being connected to the internet is that for the first time, regular everyday users care about the ‘emotional experience’ of using products, apps, and everything else we come into contact throughout our days. Suddenly we have all become Interaction Designers!
Should Learning Designers Learn to Code? [Poll]
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
MARCH 10, 2015
Mobile Devices are too distracting for providing effective learning. Learning isn’t secured enough on mobile devices. 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. Single Biggest Myth: Mobile Learning is ONLY About Mobile Devices. There it is!
The Future Of Learning Design
NOVEMBER 23, 2009
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.
Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A
MARCH 26, 2013
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. Read more. Q 26.
mLearning is Bigger than Mobile Devices. The “m” is for Multiscreen.
AUGUST 20, 2012
Here’s how Wikipedia defines mLearning today: Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.  In other words mobile learning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices.
Book Review: Designing mLearning: tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance, by Clark Quinn
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
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 volume edited by Norbert Pachler and his colleagues is a very academic book and is mostly about the use of mobile devices within the school system.
Using Mobile Devices as Research Tools
Float Mobile Learning
MARCH 5, 2012
Because traditional e-learning has mostly been about presentations and activities designed by expert instructors, distributed to learners via desktop and laptop screens, we tend to forget the power of the
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning – Webinar and Slides from David Metcalf
Float Mobile Learning
MAY 1, 2013
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. The acronym METIL stands for Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, and signals the next move in mobile learning technologies – from mobile phones to a wide variety of devices with multiple form factors, operating systems and development platforms that all work together. Both David’s extensive deck of slides and a recording of the webinar are available for downloading.
Designing for Multiple Screens in iOS
Float Mobile Learning
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Devices running iOS now come in a pretty wide variety of flavors. Let's focus on one tool iOS developers have for efficiently designing layouts for multiple screens: autoresizing behaviors. iOS Mobile Development fragmentation Interface Builder Xcode
A User-Centered Approach to Mobile Web Design
Mobile Learning Edge
MAY 15, 2011
Lyndon Cerejo at Smashing Magazine has posted a useful article on how to do user-centered mobile web design. The “mobile web is the term used for designing websites that can be easily read on mobile devices, as opposed to “mobile apps which are discrete progams that can be downloaded from an “app store to run on mobile devices.
Drawing up an #mLearning #strategy in 10 steps
JUNE 12, 2012
The learner dynamics will have a profound impact on the overall design of the learning environment or course architecture and the tools you will use to design the learning environment. 4. Do all of them have a mobile device? Are they familiar with the more advanced options on their mobile devices? Security can be an issue What is the security you need to deliver your mLearning content or design your mLearning project? This will affect your design in open (Cloud) or closed (behind firewalls, more secluded…). How will you design the content?
M-learning device for $60.
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
It features a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, rugged design and over 100 downloadable titles. programmable, touchscreen mobile learning device with a QWERTY keyboard for $60!? The FLiP , made by V-Tech, is an e-book reader targeted at children aged 3-7. FLiP e-book reader. Things are getting very exciting for mobile learning. Products
#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Trust the kindness and wisdom of strangers Another option would be to trust the kindness and wisdom of strangers, even if a course design fails. So if a certain design or approach does not work: ask for solutions. education collaborative learning mooc instructional design informal learningBut my heart really goes out to Fatimah Wirth, for she dared to test new approaches but.
Upcoming the Really Useful #EdTechbook and chapter
JANUARY 8, 2015
More than this, however, is how the advances in technology, the economic and physical miniaturisation of computing devices, have impacted education: the students, the teachers, the classrooms, the spaces, the connections, the aspirations, etc. books ebook eLearning instructional design lifelong learning mobile mobile learning online learning paper Zak Mensah: “Why do we do what we do?”
eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.
JULY 19, 2015
believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. The days of designing eLearning for the stationary desktop computer are long gone. How do we design for all of these sizes and resolutions? In order to design this type of learning, we may need to abandon many of the old comfort zones I mentioned above.
Mobile Devices and 21st Century Skills: Part 2 – Knowledge Construction
The Mobile Learner
JULY 2, 2013
In the first post of this series on mobile devices and 21st century skills, I focused in the use of mobile devices in developing communication skills. We move now to a discussion in the use if mobile devices and knowledge construction. Similar to what is stated above, mobile devices can easily support information attainment by allowing students to access information online. Lessons designed for the development of 21st century skills have provide opportunities for students to use the information that they attain. This teaching mindset is now obsolete.
Mobile Learning Revolution – Round-Up Of Our Best mLearning Posts
JUNE 21, 2011
And as such mobile devices, with their appropriate size, features and functionalities, are poised to be the best performance support tools. What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design. 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. See you there. What Is Mobile Learning?
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
While Articulate continues to make small, trivial improvements to their apps, sadly most with emphasis on the old, traditional eLearning, Adobe has been working hard on innovating and solving big problems, that truly matter in today’s multi-screen and multi-device world. Responsive Learning Design. Recording directly from Mobile Devices. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad.
#AdaLovelaceDay in search of the extended learning body
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Using social media, multiple (mobile) devices, connecting with people, learning in both formal and informal ways, moving towards an unknown professional future….? artificial intelligence blogphilosophy design education future future of education informal learning researchMost of the people who are passionate about computing know Ada Lovelace. Ada must have known and felt it herself.
7 Free Online Tools for CSS Optimization
JULY 5, 2013
If you truly want to develop learning, or any other type of content that can be viewed on multiple screens, including desktops and laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as future devices, such as Google Glass, the only solid solution is by using Responsive Web Design principles. This is a brilliant resource for all web designers. This of course provides a bad user experience.
#MOOC to get staff into online learning @gillysalmon
MARCH 6, 2014
Gilly Salmon , a pioneer in strong eLearning and interaction design, will head her first MOOC in co-facilitation with Janet Gregory and Kulari Lokuge Dona from the Swinburne University in Australia. Nice article on latest insights, especially need to develop staff knowledge in learning design here. education eLearning instructional design mooc
Designing Content for the Mobile Device
Mobile Learning Edge
MARCH 11, 2011
Food for thought on a Friday afternoon: The pervasiveness of mobile devices is ushering in a new age of learning pedagogies, making us examine and question how knowledge is organized and interrelated. So how do we evolve our text to be delivered in a way that is suitable for consumption on a mobile device and specifically, for learning? By delivering learning content in small, consumable portions, mobile learning enables users to access material through a method of quick reading, reviewing and testing.
Thoughts on the Current State of Mobile Devices
The Mobile Learner
MAY 8, 2010
Only a few short years ago, when mobile devices were still mainly cell phones and music players, the thought of a mobile revolution supplanting the computer revolution seemed distant. It is well documented what the strengths and weakness are of each device so I will not discuss them here. The observation I do want to make is that what appears to be guiding the evolution of devices is the propensity toward mobility. This design philosophy derrived from a different era of computing – an era before the Internet. Desktop vs. Laptop vs. Netbook vs. Tablet.
10 Things Adobe gets Right about Mobile Learning with Captivate 8 [Review]
JANUARY 12, 2015
When comparing the two big players in the rapid eLearning market, Articulate and Adobe, they approach mobile learning design very differently. The Future of the Web is Responsive Design! Luckily more and more companies are now re-building their web sites using a Mobile-first mentality and a Responsive Design approach. eLearning. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 9, 2015.
How To mEnable Your eLearning
JUNE 11, 2013
With the advent of mobile devices, there is a natural desire in L&D folks to put (or even push) some of their organization's existing eLearning onto mobile devices (mobile phones, tablets, and everything in between) too. Related Posts: Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) eLearning – Responsive & Responsible eLearning on iPads – 10 Bright Ideas Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor… Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads? Mobile Learning eLearning to Mobile Devices eLearning To Tablets mEnable Your eLearning