rendered on the mobile learning platform as well. As a developer, the advantages of creating mobile-compatible courses with these tools are many and there is availability of a wide variety of such tools, in terms of all that you want to do.
- The biggest advantage is the savings that you make – of time, effort and money. The same
course can be developed and rendered across a variety of delivery
platforms – PC, mobiles and tablets. For the end-user, it provides
multiple opportunities to access the content, as per his or her schedule –
- No special or separate efforts are
needed to make the course mobile-compatible. The course fits automatically,
as per the screen size of the mobile device. Shell features of the course,
such as Navigation Buttons, Seekbar, Menu, and Volume On/Off are also
supported, with no additional changes.
- The developed
courses can be made available on
the Web and can be accessed through any popular mobile browser. Since
most mobile browsers now support HTML5, the content created can be
accessed by all the learners – irrespective of the model and make of their
mobiles. This increases the reach of the content exponentially.
that are made available online can also be downloaded and read offline. Due to the lightweight structure
of the courses, they take up very little space on the learner’s device.
Thus, the learner can access the course content, even when internet
connectivity is limited or unavailable.
courses that are created with rapid authoring tools conform to the SCORM
and AICC standards, ensuring that tracking
is made possible through any new-age LMS. Irrespective of how a course
is accessed – online (if the course is on a web server), offline, or while
hosted on the LMS – the tracking mechanism remains the same and is synched
accordingly, even when the learner is using multiple devices to access the
content at different times.
- A variety of interactivities can be
built in the courses to increase its appeal for the learner, including
slide transitions, illustrations, scrolling panels and so on. These
features are the chosen interactivities in most e-courses, and render in
the same manner on the mobile platform as well – ensuring a uniform
learner experience, irrespective of varying delivery devices. Other
interactivities like Drag and Drop, Text/Data entry fields and Surveys can
also be built, opening up the opportunity to create a variety of tests and
assessments for the learner, which can be taken on the go.
- Rapid authoring tools also ensure that the audio element is synchronized and renders well on the mobile platform. This provides the opportunity to create mobile content, which has a strong audio element and creates a powerful connect with the mobile audience. For instance, when reading text on a small screen is a problem, the learner can choose to just ‘hear’ the course and gain instant knowledge.