iPhones are increasingly becoming commonplace in today’s corporate environment. They boast of a robust security system, which has been proven to keep all viruses and malware out of a device. As security and compatibility factors are very important in today’s dynamic corporate world, the prevalence of the iPhone further empowers today’s millennial employees. Consequently, the iPhone has also emerged as a leading device for publishing eLearning courses.
Publishing eLearning courses on an iPhone is different than other devices. In order to keep its platform secure and unified, Apple imposes various restrictions on developers, in terms of the applications they can and cannot use. For this reason, Flash applications are not compatible with Apple devices. Old legacy courses developed in Flash won’t work on iPhones. They need to be converted to HTML5 in order to run on Apple devices.
While developing eLearning courses, if you don’t consider the eco-sphere of Apple devices, then a large section of your target audience can lose out on valuable information. Keep the below tips in mind to effectively publish eLearning content to iPhones:
Keep it Concise
Content displayed in the course should be strictly need-to-know, there is no room for clutter. Learners using mobile devices don’t have the time for unnecessary information. Increased content will also dampen the design elements, making it difficult for users to make the most of the small screen. Limit content to make the most of the minimalistic design of the iPhone to create a stunning course. Create a course where learners can escape the noisy traffic of the outside world and get the information they require.
The iPhone inherently imposes many restrictions on the type of video and other multimedia that can be played. But, looking at the high number of users, we have to give in to iPhone’s whims. Fine-tune each video element to seamlessly run on the iPhone. Make use of the product’s strong hardware specification to utilize more high-definition and advanced elements in the course. Make sure you use licensed copies of all the media elements as Apple has very stringent policies about that.
Make Use of Cloud Technologies
Apple has worked to create its own intra-network of devices. All the devices linked to your Apple ID can be seamlessly synchronized with each other. E-learning courses should also be synced across all Apple devices. Courses should adopt the responsive design to look and function in a similar way, on all devices. Users can get a uniform learning experience across all devices, increasing the knowledge retention of the course.
Do Extensive Testing
The iPhone is known for its smooth and flawless user experience. In order to achieve that, developers usually perform many rounds of testing, fishing out every small area from which a problem might arise. E-learning designers should do the same. Omit unnecessary content that has slipped through the cracks and make last minute modifications. Evaluate every version or breakpoint and step inside the shoes of your mobile learners to give them the best possible experience.
Optimize this major platform for your digital learners to give them useful knowledge when and where they need it. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the medium and use each of them to your advantage.