305 An Introduction to mLearning (and eLearning) for the Responsive Age
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 24
As a mobile usage grows, we no longer get to decide which device learners will use to access learning. Applying responsive design enables your customized, interactive course to display beautifully in both desktop and mobile learning environments. With true responsive design, course content needs to automatically rearrange and reflow depending on screen size and orientation. It is important to take the mobile environment into consideration beginning with the initial storyboarding of design and development.
In this session you will learn the design principles and techniques for applying responsive design to eLearning. You will explore the key areas you must address when designing for mobile devices: performance, accessibility, content parity, device-agnostics, and future-friendly design. You will discover the advantages and benefits of using responsive design from the onset of projects as well as how to transform existing course content for mobile learning.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why responsive design involves more than scaling content to a device’s screen size
- How to differentiate responsive design principles from traditional eLearning
- How the application of responsive design relates to various devices
- The key areas important to a successful responsive-design course
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.
discussed in this session:
Captivate, general eLearning design, and video.
CALEX Learning Consultants
Anita Horsley is the founder and president of CALEX Learning Consultants, where she works with agencies internationally developing eLearning and mLearning. An Adobe certified instructor and expert in Captivate, she provides Adobe Captivate/Presenter and Storyline training and is the Adobe eLearning User Group manager for the Carolinas. Anita holds a master’s degree in education; she also is a technical reviewer for Packt Publishing and Adobe Systems, and an author for Packt Publishing.
Karen Blades is a principal consultant with WhirlyBee Consulting where she is the driving force. Her over 20 years of experience in project and technology management enables Karen to draw upon a depth of skills in design, technology, and training to produce engaging learning solutions for academic, corporate, and nonprofit environments. She is a published author and international speaker who presents at numerous conferences, universities, and online webinars. Karen holds a master’s degree in engineering.