Does your eLearning have built-in mobile responsiveness?
According to a recent study, 67 percent of students now use mobile devices to complete their eLearning coursework……..
As more and more people rely on mobile devices for everyday use, it has become increasingly important that Learning and Development professionals, provide a consistent eLearning experience. Learning content needs to be usable regardless of the device being used to view the content. Many learners report that they regularly switch between devices to view the same content on the move.
According to a recent study, 67 percent of students now use mobile devices to complete their online coursework. A trend which has seen a dramatic increase in recent years and forecasters predict will increase further.
According to Ofcom Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online. An 11% increase in users preferring their smartphone over laptops since 2014. It is expected that this trend will continue to grow.
Learning and Development impact
It is now more important than ever that L&D professionals recognise that learner’s habits are changing rapidly. Many in-house and eLearning authoring providers still churn out static content. Such content is at times almost impossible to view effectively on mobile devices, thus at best the learning experience is hindered. Many of the interactions still rely SWF flash output which is not supported on mobile devices such as iOS.
The ability to author eLearning content using HTML5 enables a seamless learning experience, regardless of the device the content is being viewed on.
“Does your eLearning have built-in mobile responsiveness?“
The HTML5 standard includes support for rich media, graphics and interaction. Crucially, it works seamlessly across modern browsers such as Internet Explorer (IE) 9/10 +, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Most importantly it has excellent support on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Using HTML5 for course development is clearly the way forward to future-proof eLearning content. Utilise this advanced technology to give your employees and students the best learning and development experience possible, maximising your investment in instructional design and content delivery.