Using Mura CMS to Provide Low-cost, Easy Mobile Learning

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mLearnCon 2013 - June 19, 2013

Jim Hicks

Learning Experience Professional
The Profession Cube

Not everyone can afford mobile learning solutions. Mobile technologies often require very specific and advanced skill sets and they can require add-on costs to already hefty budgets. This session will describe how to use freely available, open-source tools that deliver learning in both desktop and mobile formats from one content base.

Participants in this session will walk through one specific open-source solution, a ColdFusion-based content management system—Mura. Because Mura is highly extensible, the open-source community has added eLearning and mobile components to make Mura a no-cost solution for mobile learning. You’ll get explanations and demonstrations of these technologies during the session.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A low- or no-cost solution for implementing mobile learning
  • The value of open-source technologies and a vibrant open-source community
  • How to implement the Mura mobile learning solution at your organization
  • How to extend this open-source solution to meet your specific mobile-learning needs

Audience:
Novice designers, developers, project managers, and individual consultants and those from small- to mid-sized organizations. Participants should have a basic understanding of the eLearning and mobile devices used by their organizations.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mura, CMS, and jQuery-based mobile extensions.

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