If you are an online learning developer, then chances are, you have pretty much heard of Lectora Inspire – an e-learning development tool which lets you:
- Transform text-heavy content into meaningful learning experiences
- Produce HTML5 output and responsive design
- Develop mobile learning courses
Performance management is a process through which managers and employees work together to plan, monitor, and review an individual’s goals and overall contribution to the organization. An LMS can support this process through its wide range of features.
With the growing ubiquity of mobile phones, using them to deliver e-learning courses is but a natural progression. The mobile device is a powerful tool to impart training and improve employee performance. Its features can be used to meet various training needs as mentioned in the blog, Making The Best Use Of The Mobile Device To Drive Performance. Responsive design makes it possible for mobile learning to create the desired impact and deliver an optimum learning experience.
In online courses, we use a lot of visuals and interactive elements to engage learners. Blinking objects are a simple visual effect that can grab learners’ attention. You might be thinking it is possible to create such effects using software such as Flash and Photoshop. Did you know this can be done even with Articulate Storyline?
Many organizations are now realizing the need to make their eLearning content available through Smartphones and tablets. For many years, Adobe Flash was used predominantly to develop graphics, games, and animations. Flash enabled the use of various interactivities that made learning enriching. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. But, all this changed with the advent of the mobile learning era. Despite powerful features, Flash-based courses do not run on iPads, Android tabs, and other latest mobile devices.
A traditional online learning development project can take several months. Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. From framing the right learning objectives to ensuring the course has a good look and feel (visual design), everything translates into more time and planning. In a traditional setting, you can afford to spend time developing the right online learning with the intended objectives.
Articulate Storyline is a flexible, easy-to-use e-learning authoring tool. Among its many features, it lets developers insert the default script in the slides or a customized script, based on the requirement.
One of our clients asked us to create a customized script for a requirement. The client stipulated that once the learner opens the script window in a slide, the script should be visible even when he progresses to the next slide, until it is closed.
We live in a multi-device world. A study by Google revealed 98% of Internet users switch between devices with varying screen sizes in a single day. The phenomenal growth in the use of multiple devices to access the Internet is compelling organizations to make their online content responsive i.e., adapt to screens of various sizes, and e-learning courses are no exception.
For years, companies held seminars and conferences to train staff and customers on their products. These learning sessions were popular and effective. However, with the advent of the digital age, many organizations have begun using webinars to deliver their learning content. According to a study by the Content Marketing Institute, more than 60% of companies use webinars for marketing purposes.
Mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily lives – this is nothing new. Organizations today have recognized how comfortable people are with mobiles and are planning to shift training material to mobile devices because they want learners to access learning material anytime, anywhere. There is no denying it’s a huge benefit for learners, but employee benefit is not the only thing to be considered for such initiatives. The question here is, do organizations benefit from this training method?