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.
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.
Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Amazing statistic and one that bodes well for all of us in Learning Design, who want to seize the huge potential mobile ubiquity represent for our Industry. This report got me thinking about what this mobile future means to our Learning Industry, and I concluded that as Learning Designers, we basically have 3 choices regarding the need to mobilize learning: Do Nothing. 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. Limitations. Additional Resources. Mobile Usability.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Should Learning Designers Learn to Code? [Poll]
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
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.
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.
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
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
New Issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies
Mobile Learning Edge
AUGUST 9, 2011
Software Tool to Visualize Verbal Protocols to Enhance Strategic and Metacognitive Abilities in Basic Programming. Learning Mobile App Design from User Review Analysis. The latest issue of the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Vol. 5, No. 3) and is available as a free download (but you have to register on the site). Here is the Table of Contents: Global Telecommunications Security: Effects of Geomagnetic Disturbances. McManus, H.H. Carr, B.M. Adams. Carlos A. Arévalo, Estela L. Muñoz, Juan M. Gómez. Raja, D.J. McManus, J.M. Hardin, B.C. Haynes.
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.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
Recently a number of companies have come out with tools, that enable us to create these cool graphics with little knowlege of design, my favorite is [link]. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. Infographics provide an aesthetically-pleasing way of presenting complex information quickly, clearly and cleanly. What do you think? Send to Kindle.
Tappestry: Kicking the Informal Learning (Tin) Can
Mobile Learning Edge
DECEMBER 17, 2012
Tappestry is positioned as the first social network designed specifically for learning. have some ideas, but I will save that for another post… Tappestry raises a bigger question for me about the way we view digital learning tools that may be an unintended result of giving informal learning a more concrete language. A review by Jessica Knox. Until then, let’s keep weavin
Basic mLearning with BlackBerries
JANUARY 10, 2009
I’ve spent the past few weeks figuring out how to design and deploy content that can be accessed on BlackBerry phones. I’ve run into some obstacles, but overall it’s been a good experience. The BlackBerry tools and simulators are for Windows only. Go to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Device Simulators. Go back to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulator Package. Make modifications to your content, design, code, etc.,
Tablets will replace PCs but not in the way you Think
OCTOBER 25, 2012
actually believe this quote gives us a clue of how this whole thing will take place: “ We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us ” - Marshall McLuhan. (image credit: [link]. I’m fully convinced that mobile devices, especially Tablets, will eventually replace our traditional desktop PCs! What are you thoughts? Send to Kindle.
7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning
MAY 2, 2012
It was almost like using a beautifully designed iPad app. If there’s one thing Articulate knows is helping customers design eLearning and it shows in the way they developed Storyline. There’s so much to like about the new Articulate Storyline and I could easily keep this list going but I believe all of these reasons are compelling enough for new users to embrace Storyline, as well as for existing Articulate Studio users to want to add Storyline to their tool set and I also envision loads of Adobe Captivate users wanting to switch over to Articulate Storyline. Conclusion.
Great Infographic: The Mobile Developer Journey
Mobile Learning Edge
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
As time progresses, I expect that new tools will be invented that will make the job easier. UK-based VisionMobile has released a great infographic illustrating the journey of a mobile developer, from app design to monetization. That is because it is still complicated. In particular, take time to download the free report titled Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond. WordPress Admin
The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times
APRIL 24, 2012
There’s so much to like about what’s new in CS6, but to me what stands out the most is everything Adobe did around designing for mobile. This is exciting for all of us in mobile learning (mLearning), who are looking at ways to design learning in a device-agnostic manner. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps.
The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]
JUNE 9, 2013
There’s nothing in there that addresses real solutions for today’s trending topics, such as Cloud computing, Mobile Learning, Responsive Design, Adaptive publishing, Mobile Apps, etc. If your Learning Design calls for Absolute Dimensions, you have already Failed. In my mind this is a big problem for a lot of tools today, well beyond Adobe Captivate. Fast Forward One Year Later.
A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links
MAY 28, 2012
Seriously Mobile: A Community For Mobile Designers To Learn From Each Other. 25+ mLearning Tools in 60 Minutes – DevLearn 2010. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Do note some of these link up to dated articles. Learning Through Situated Simulations: Exploring Mobile Augmented Reality.
Steve Wozniak Streams Live Tonight
Mobile Learning Edge
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
… In 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”
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?
mLearning-World.com: Everything is a Learning Tool!
DECEMBER 31, 2006
skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Sunday, December 31, 2006 Everything is a Learning Tool! In a recent article on Learning Circuits, Clark Aldrich proclaimed Second Life is not a Teaching Tool which then followed with the flame wars in Second Life Redux & The Ultimate MMORPG? Everything is a Learning Tool!
Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]
APRIL 3, 2012
Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Here are some sound bites of what you can expect in this first episode: Introductions.
The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]
MAY 11, 2012
Mayra Aixa Villar: As Instructional Designers, every day, we look for that spark of inspiration that can help us design our next eLearning project. We strongly believe in simple but still engaging designs, and for that reason, we’re always trying to find creative ideas to present learning content in order to get our message across. Send to Kindle.