Responsive design is the talk of the town when it comes to future-proofing your e-learning courses. By making a single course compatible with multiple mobile and computer devices, it makes the lives of course developers easy. It also gives today’s millennial employees a flawless, cross-device compatible course that gels well with their methods of learning.
With the boom of mobile devices in the early 2000s, website designers developed multiple versions of the same site that would work flawlessly across all target devices. But, as the number of devices skyrocketed, this practice became increasingly difficult and to a large extent, impractical. As the popularity and functional capabilities of mobile devices continued to rise, the same problem soon presented itself to eLearning developers. Developing device-specific versions of courses was a daunting task, and soon new methods were developed. Responsive design emerged as a strong solution to tackle these problems.
Smartphones and tablets have established their stronghold in the everyday life of almost everyone. They are making an unparalleled impact on our lives. Naturally, they have also impacted the way we learn.
Internet users now-a-days have access to various devices with different screen sizes such as smartphones and tablets. These devices provide access to vast amounts of information and have become a necessity now.
You invest thousands of dollars to implement e-learning – develop engaging and interactive online courses, buy a learning management system (LMS) to host courses, and assign them to learners based on their roles. All good till here. Now what if a crucial segment of your employees – the field force does not get to access to these online courses?
With the phenomenal growth of devices such as smartphones and tablets, learners now access information from different devices and browsers. A study by Google revealed that 98% of Internet users switch between devices with varying screen sizes, in a single day.
Wireframes provide a framework for an online course, using placeholders for text and graphics. At a deeper level, wireframes determine how a learner will interact with the course. A wireframe consists of the menu, buttons, and instructions.
Gone are the days when digital interactions took place only through desktop computers. Today, many people use a wide variety of devices such as tablets and smartphones to access the Internet. A study by Gartner reveals that more than 50% of users will use a mobile device first for all online activities, by 2018. The huge growth in the number people using multiple devices to access the Internet is compelling companies to develop online materials that are device-agnostic, and e-learning courses are no exception.
How can you deliver good online learning experiences to your people? What does it take to ensure your people access your courses seamlessly on their preferred devices? You need to focus on one important aspect – making your technology-enabled learning content responsive. Want to know why and how this will help? Check out our infographic below for the same.
As I write this blog, I am wondering how you will read this. Maybe you are sitting at your desk looking at a laptop screen or tapping away on your smartphone or swiping your iPad while commuting to work. The only way to ensure that you see these words as I do is to ensure that my blog site follows a responsive design. The same applies to online learning solutions designed for corporate training. If you are involved in training or L&D in your organization, you need to be aware of the benefits of implementing an online training program that follows a responsive design. Read on to get an insight into the significant benefits of responsive course design.