6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
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.
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.
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.
Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
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. Solution #3: Using Standards-based Cross-platform Authoring Use an authoring tool that allows you to build content once, then publish it in a format. Intake's authoring tools allow you to do what is called a 'joint package' which means. began. from all sides, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. devices?
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. Limitations. Additional Resources. Mobile Usability.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. 1) Adobe Captivate 5.5 Once these files are converted to HTML5, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Upcoming Tools. Thanks!
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. Here are the tools in the article I found. Online Tools for CSS Optimization. fairly simple tool.
A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses
JANUARY 7, 2014
It is a simple tool, with a simple clicking system and systematic, but nevertheless it has provided me with many insights into my own repetition of the norm embedded in me by culture and habit. The description of the tool can be read here via academia , in a short paper that was published in de Waard, I., & Zolfo, M. 2009). Or for very local courses at that.
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.
Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning difficulties
AUGUST 3, 2012
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). And I also found a nice short publication (with cartoons) that describes strategic mobile options for learners with disabilities or challenges : called the “The 99 tools from the magical pocket of Aki-chan”. Her slideshare covers a lot of tools that can help students/learners with learning challenges. Draffan.
My top 10 learning tools
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
It is a wonderful list created by inputs from all of us, so add your tools to it. It gives you a moment to reflect on which tools you use most, or with the utmost enthusiasm. Feel free to add your top ten learning tools via this link , or simply go through the list as it grows here. Then they email to a designated mail to post to it. flickr) depending on the file type.
Should Learning Designers Learn to Code? [Poll]
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
#html5 #authoring tools and how you can code it yourself
SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
In fact, like Brian Fling (expert in mobile design, so connect to his media to stay updated) mentioned on his blogpost on html5 anatomy : "if you know HTML , then chances are you’ll understand what’s new in HTML5 in under an hour." feel that with the rise of html5 we see a rise in specialization in instructional design. And one focuses on mobile html (great tool!),
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. Authoring Tools. Q 18.
The Single Biggest Myth about Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
MARCH 10, 2015
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!
Designing for the Blackberry Playbook
Mobile Learning Edge
APRIL 25, 2011
The Blackberry Playbook was supposed to be able to run Android apps, in addition to programs designed for its native Blackberry Tablet OS. In the meantime, if you want to develop for RIM’s tablet, you need to do it with Adobe tools such as AIR and Flash. Tablets Adobe Design Flash Playbook RIMThere is also a Developer Zone on the Blackberry website.
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
A Mobile Learning Decision Path for Instructional Designers tasked with developing #mLearning [Download]
JULY 6, 2013
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). The Mobile Learning Decision Path (MLDP) is a new tool for stakeholders who are considering a mobile learning development project. Dr. Allison Rossett and I were brought on as Subject Matter Experts for this project. … 33.
Designing for Multiple Screens in iOS
Float Mobile Learning
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Let's focus on one tool iOS developers have for efficiently designing layouts for multiple screens: autoresizing behaviors. Devices running iOS now come in a pretty wide variety of flavors. iOS Mobile Development fragmentation Interface Builder Xcode
@LucidChart for #collaborative work and organizing
JANUARY 23, 2013
As I am following (read this as occasionally reading and even more infrequently reacting) in OldsMOOC (the free open online course on learning design), I got hold of LucidChart. have added it to my working tools. quick overview of the options of LucidChart can be found here: collaborative working tools mooc instructional design oldsmooc eLearningNice stuff.
Inkle making multiple interactive narrations simple #storyboard
AUGUST 3, 2015
eLearning instructional design learner interaction online learning serious gaming storyboard tools writingSince the dawn of eLearning, interactivity was a key concept. With interaction defining an action undertaken by the learner, as well as feedback provided by either humans or/and machines. No learning without going out into the real world, and experience feedback. you are in.
My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself
APRIL 18, 2013
In the book I am looking at different MOOC options (cMOOC, xMOOC), fitting it in with the best online learning practices of eLearning, offering design and learning options, looking at pedagogies and some certification options, and providing suggestions to embed mLearning and social media options to improve training via MOOCs. The last few weeks I have been finalizing my first eBook.
5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #1 Don't Build Courses - Design Programs
Developer on Duty
MARCH 5, 2012
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 throw the phrase "rapid development" around, however, something always gets in the way, and we don't put tools and processes in place to make it happen. We get new neighbors all the time. The results: .
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. 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…). It also affects the devices that will be designed for. How will you design the content? Authoring tools or programming or social media?
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? Rapid eLearning tools. single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days.
Write, create, curate and collaborate: preparing for #digiWriMo
OCTOBER 16, 2015
Get subscribed through the designated website: [link] Or get into all or some of the online communities (or not, as I said, they are really open with this initiative, open to all of us), what they provide as guidance and locations: How Does One DigiWriMo? collaborative learning collaborative working multimedia online learning open education social media tools writingGreat initiative to combine digital writing and creativity all through the month of November 2015. learn by writing. It is simple and open. Breadcrumbs from here to the future. oh, nice initiative!
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?
mLearnopedia on Blogspot
MAY 20, 2009
These days I don't seem to find much time to develop actual mobile learning other than to create examples when testing various tools, but I do like to read Tom Kuhlmann's rapid e-Learning blog on development. It’s just a matter of rethinking how you approach the course design. Tags: example blog development design
The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition
AUGUST 21, 2015
The sooner we embrace this truth and rally around tools and technologies that can enable us to deliver compelling learning experiences across multiple devices anytime and anywhere, the better off we will be as an industry. Responsive Learning Design. recently wrote a post, where I made a case from why Responsive Web Design is the future of Learning Design. Conclusion.
#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
From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology
OCTOBER 9, 2012
In my opinion, this is a big challenge for Instructional Designers everywhere. Tools vendors focus their entire marketing strategies (I know I was one of them) on selling “ more interactive ” features. Lack of mLearning Tools. I’m not convinced that existing eLearning tools will evolve into great tools for true mLearning design. vision.
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Mobile changes everything from the way we learn new things by interacting with information on our mobile devices, to the way we design the next generation of learning experiences for the mobile learner. We need to design for this truth. Tools vendors focus their entire marketing strategies (I know I was one of them) on selling “ more interactive ” features. Samsung S3).
QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality | Instructional Design Fusions
SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
Instructional Design Fusions Skip to content Home About Archives ← Exploratree: A Metacognition Tool QR Codes: Augmenting Augmented Reality Posted on September 26, 2010 by diannerees | 1 Comment QR code for this blog QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of data matrix barcode made up of a pattern of black squares on a white background, with larger squares at three corners.
Is SMS the Quintessential User Interface Design?
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
And while bigger budgets for mobile might imply the development of mobile apps, a new article by Wired Magazine points out that companies may have to look no further for a unique interface or well designed app. As Wired Magazine points out, chat is a universal UI, and an elegant design solution to fit every mobile marketer’s need. Why is that? Sound too good to be true?
#EDEN09 workshop OER design
JUNE 11, 2009
The workshop will introduce participants to use a range of tools, methods and approaches to designing and evaluating open education resources (OERs). Participants will have achance to try out some of the tools that have been developed as part of the OLnet and to discuss relevance and application to their own practice. Now, I know you think 'I know what design is.'
Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook
APRIL 25, 2012
This eBook called ‘Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide’ can help you understand when to use, how to design, develop and implement mLearning in a way that works for your organization. It gives suggestions on strategy, illustrates a planning framework, lists the tools and approaches available. We have been saying it over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay!
Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips
JULY 26, 2011
Ask if you want to push and track content – that means the use of some form of media; these could be simple presentations, animations to more sophisticated simulation/games designed to push content. Such a system would be enabled by search and ease of access tools. Often, the simplest steps in mobile learning are offering collaborative tools. Content pull? Collaboration?
Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis
APRIL 11, 2011
One of the most relevant tools (currently) for performance support. SMS and Voice can also be used for learning tools on mobile. While the development platforms and tools are easy-to-use, using such tools to design effective learning solutions is another matter altogether. Lack of tools to create engaging mobile learning content. Weaknesses. Opportunities.