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.
This blog will delve into the benefits responsive design can bring to mobile learning.
Seamless mobile learning experience
Responsive design is the ideal choice when designing e-learning that needs to be accessed on mobile devices. Another reason is responsive design provides learners a seamless learning experience.
Imagine your employees going through a course on their mobile device. They find they cannot access certain pages or view images on their mobile device and have to access it on their desktop or laptop instead. This will cause frustration and the inconvenience of having to view the content on multiple devices will make them want to exit the course.
The lack of responsive design makes the course appear differently on different devices; with responsive design, the content and images adapt to the size of the screen they are being accessed on, and this offers the learner a seamless learning experience on different devices and a superior learning experience on mobile devices.
Bigger audience reach
Mobile learning allows you to reach your employees at multiple locations. Your millennial employees prefer mobile learning because they can access learning on the go, when and where they want to. A mobile-friendly online course created with responsive design makes the learning experience better and is preferred by millennial learners.
With more employees preferring to access information on their mobile phones, mobile devices and tablets are used to access e-learning modules on the go; responsive design not only helps you give them a better learning experience, but also reach out to a larger number of mobile learners.
Reduction in development costs
Responsive design makes it possible to design one course for multiple devices, including mobiles. If your course has a lot of interactive and multimedia elements, it will be a costly proposition to create a separate course for each device you want your course to run on.
When you create the course with responsive design, icons, images, and the online content needed for mobile learning becomes easy to create, and there are no additional development costs.
Responsive design considerably reduces the development costs of creating courses for mobile learning.
The one big advantage of mobile learning is its accessibility. Through mobile learning, it is possible to offer performance support to employees when they need it. With responsive design, employees have the flexibilty of getting information when and where they need it.
Responsive design facilitates offline viewing of courses. If your employee wants to view the course on his mobile device while traveling or before a client meeting, he can access the downloaded course.
Easy updating of courses
It is very rare that you create a mobile learning course and use it for a number of years. If your industry is highly regulated, you need to regularly update your courses, especially those related to compliance to keep your employees informed. It is important to update content of product or sales training programs because products and information evolve rapidly. Responsive design allows you to update the content when you need to, so that your mobile learning courses have the latest information.
Using responsive design for your mobile learning is a win-win combo. It helps offer learners an engaging and pleasant mobile learning experience.