Mobile Learning and Multi-Device E-Learning
We are living in a multi-device world. We now have options to deliver e-learning to a wide variety of including desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. At Kineo we continually look for new ways to deliver learning to modern learners on the move and on multiple devices. The development in smartphones and tablet devices such as the iPad are increasing the various ways in which learning can be delivered to learners, and we have been helping our clients take advantage of the opportunities they provide.
What are the potential benefits?
There are many benefits to delivering learning and support via mobile devices. These include:
Delivery options - Responsive E-Learning Design, Apps and More
You have a number of delivery options which will be influenced by the mobile and other devices you are delivering to. The typical platforms that learning is delivered to includes desktops/laptops, tablets and smartphones. The ideal solution if you are delivering to multiple devices is a single responsive e-learning design which adjusts to the screen size of the device. Thus you only have one version to track and to maintain and update. Resposnive design is very exciting and we have been leading the way in this area.
With our reponsive e-learning design solutions you can design a framework that will reformat, resize and display different content depending upon the screen size the user has. Thus you don’t need to sniff out whether someone is on a mobile device and direct them to a different version since the page will automatically resize.
If you need to deliver to multiple devices then a single responsive e-learning design solution which resizes appropriately for any device is the most elegant and most cost-effective solution.
You can read more on responsive e-learning design.
You can also develop native Apps to deliver to different platforms but these tend to be device specific or you can develop a web app designed to work across all mobile devices using html 5 which operates in a similar manner to a native app.
The new Financial Times web app operates very much like a native App when accessed by an iPhone or iPad. The new web app was built in html 5 and takes advantage of developments in the technology and various features available in the latest iOS version of the Safari browser including offline caching of stories, subscription storage, scrubber menus, smooth scrolling and navigation, action buttons and pop-ups. Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com commented: "There isn't a single feature in the native app we haven't been able to replicate in the Web app."
See our separate market update on the pros and cons of native v webapps.
What are the design considerations?
Let us help you
Whether you want an iPhone app or a web app we can help you. We are one of leading developers of mobile learning and support solutions. Our clients include mobile companies themselves such as O2 Telefonica. If you would like to discuss how we can help you please get in touch.
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