How To Deliver Mobile Learning in 2012
There is a massive amount of data related to Mobile learning floating around these days. If you’re like most training and development professionals, your head is probably spinning!
Hopefully we can cut through the jargon and hopefully stop the spinning. Or at least slow it down.
The big difference between delivering eLearning to computers and mobile devices is this.
Until very recently, eLearning has been published in Flash which does a great job delivering eLearning to desktop and laptop computers. But is not compatible with mobile devices.
The iPad has never supported flash and recently Adobe announced the company will not support Flash in the latest version of the Android OS.
OK so what does all this mean to you?
This means you will have to re publish your eLearning courses in HTML5 format if you plan to have your students take courses on mobile devices. And you better plan on your students taking courses on tablet computers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook predicts that tablets will outsell computers in 3 years.
So what does this REALLY mean for you?
In the very near future, you’re going to have lots of angry students that can’t play their eLearning on tablet computers.
So what do you do? First, let’s take a look at the latest generation of authoring tools that publish eLearning content in HTML5 format.
If your courses are written in Articulate, Storyline the latest product from Articulate may be the answer. You can import your existing Articulate content into Storyline then republish in HTML5.
If your courses are written in Captivate, the latest version 6.6 may the answer as it has a HTML5 publishing feature as well.
Another option is Claro by Domiknow, a cloud based tool that will enable authors in multiple locations to create eLearning that can be published in HTML5.
Next, let’s take a look at tablets.
The iPad is the most popular tablet device but it’s a tad expensive at $499.00 for the wifi version.
To save money, a great option could be the Kindle Fire. The device is only $199.00 and plays eLearning courses on a 7” screen, smaller then the iPad’s 9.7” screen but still a great size for playing eLearning courses.
We expect a flood of great new tablets including Google’s Nexus 7 and a new version of the iPad with a 7′ SCREEN to be available in the near future so stay close to Cogentys for the latest news.
Finally, let’s take a look at learning management systems. Like Flash, HTML5 based eLearning is published in SCORM format. If you have a Learning Management System that is SCORM compatible, you shouldn’t need to make any significant changes to your LMS after you convert your eLearning to HTML5.
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Cogentys Mobile Learning Management System
When accessing the Cogentys LMS from a mobile device, users automatically get simplified login and training pages so your learners have access to properly published and formatted courses. Courses created in HTML5 will be even play on Apple devices, like the iPad and iPhone.
Your Mobile LMS will be protected by SSL security and stored on highly secure servers that are backed up regularly. We also use an encryption routine for LMS login security.
Cogentys LMS updates
Technology is constantly evolving and we will provide updates and new features at no additional cost so you always have an up to date LMS. We go through extensive quality assurance testing prior to releasing updates.
Need specific customized features? No problem. We develop custom features and operability for our customers all the time, affordably.
We will do all the work for you and ensure that your company look and feel is reflected on your Mobile LMS.
It’s easy to use
Simple intuitive navigation. Whether you are the super administrator or learner with basic access, the Cogentys Mobile Learning Management System is easy to use. We provide training and video tutorials, all included at no extra cost.
Click here for a free trial of the Cogentys Mobile Learning Management System
Questions? Give us a call at 323.466.6800
Mobile Learning Glossary
HTML5: No it’s not a virus! HTML5 is the fifth revision of the language for structuring and presenting content and is the core technology of the Internet Its core aims have been to improve the language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices.
Android OS (Operating System): Worlds most popular smartphone operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
IOS: Is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple for the iPhone and iPad.
Flash: A multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Most eLearning is written in Flash which was originally developed by Adobe.