Developing mobile learning courses has been simplified considerably with the advent of rapid authoring tools. The latest versions of authoring tools are able to provide output to HTML5 making them compatible with most devices. In this post, I will share information about 3 widely used authoring tools and their unique features that are useful to develop courses for mobile devices.
Lectora is perhaps the first authoring tool that can produce courses compatible to mobile devices, as it allowed output in HTML5. It has in-built templates for mobile devices which enable you to choose one of the several formats available, modify the color scheme and develop the module. Lectora allows very effective customization of interactivities, templates, or quizzes. Lectora is an ideal tool to handle text-heavy content. Courses can be easily translated into multiple languages using Lectora.
Adobe Captivate 8
Captivate 8 allows you to develop courses that run well on mobile devices. The latest version of this tool enables responsive design, which means that you can build a version of the course for desktop computers and modify the same for effective access on mobile devices. This tool also has responsive screen capture that enables you to record on any device. The screen recordings adjust their GUI automatically, according to the screen size of the device from which recording is done.
Articulate Storyline is a great tool if you want to produce eLearning courses in HTML5 and iOS format from a single source. As courses can be produced in HTML5 as well as the iOS format, this tool enables you to develop mLearning courses easily. It can be used to create high level interactivities, quizzes and puzzles that are compatible with tablets and smartphones.
Hope you find this post informative. Which tool do you use to develop mLearning courses? We’d love to hear your experiences.