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eLearning and Mobile



Presentation for the ASTD Nebraska Chapter on building eLearning for mobile devices.

Presentation for the ASTD Nebraska Chapter on building eLearning for mobile devices.



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    • Mobile + eLearning Dustin Tauer :: Easel Solutions
    • Hi, I’m Dustin
      • I Teach
      • Flash
      • Flex
      • jQuery
      • Captivate
      • Presenter
      • Adobe Connect
      • I Develop
      • Web
      • Desktop
      • Mobile
      • eLearning
    • Easel Solutions
      • Adobe Authorized Training
        • Industry Experts | Expert Instructors
      • Solutions Provider
        • Don’t have time to learn? We’ll do it for you
      • Custom Training
        • We’ll figure it out, then teach you how
      • mLearning eLearning gone mobile
      • The Problem Users want eLearning on a mobile device
      • The Real Problem
      • Users want eLearning on a mobile device that does not support Flash
      • The Solution(s)
      • Publish content targeting specific devices
      • - or -
      • Publish content that will work everywhere
      • Let’s talk about Flash
      • 11/9/2011: Adobe says,
      • “ We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile devices”
      • What it means
      • After Flash Player 11, Adobe will no longer develop new versions of the Flash Player for mobile device web browsers .
      • What the media heard
      • Adobe is giving up on mobile devices and the Flash Player is dead. Anyone still using Flash is stupid .
      • The Truth?
      • Nothing is going to change | Here’s why
      • I’ve been developing Flash applications for 10+ years. I consider myself and expert.
      • I’ve never once made and “mobile Flash website”
      • I don’t know anyone who has
      • Adobe is no longer developing a Flash plugin for a medium nobody is using
      • Flash and eLearning
      • The eLearning field is heavily reliant on Flash. Do we have to learn new tools? Abandon our existing courses? Where do I start?
      No No Right Here
      • Disclaimer
      • I’m talking about techniques that work today
      • Disclaimer
      • Tools will evolve . Better techniques will emerge.
      • Stay Current
      • @dtauer @easelsolutions http://blog.easelsolutions.com
      • Two Approaches for Mobile
      • Web Course on your website or in an Learning Management System
      • - or -
      • Mobile App that will be installed on the devices of your users or added to an app store
    • Web-based Course
      • Pros
      • One course for everyone
        • http://site.com/course1
      • It’s the exact same thing you’ve been doing
      • LMS integration is easy
      • Need to update? Just replace existing course on server
      • Cons
      • One course for everyone
        • Screen resolution
      • Users MUST have an internet connection
        • Can you hear me now?
      • Many LMS interfaces are Flash-based
    • Web-based Course
      • Best Use Cases
      • You’re creating non-Flash content that needs to communicate with an LMS
      • You want to create an online repository of instructional material
      • Video
    • Mobile App
      • Pros
      • Offline
        • No Internet needed
      • Better performance
      • Sell course in an app store
      • Tailor content to fit the device
      • Cons
      • Need to publish for each device
      • Distribution can be tricky
      • LMS integration can be tricky
      • More steps in the process
        • $$$
    • Mobile App
      • Best Use Cases
      • Users need a reference guide when on the go (offline)
      • Content that doesn’t change or need frequent updating
      • Performance
      • Choose the right tool
      • Even if you aren’t ready for mobile yet, be thinking about it. Choose a tool that’s thinking about it too.
      • The Process
      • I’m using Captivate
      • The Process
      • I’ll publish a Flash file
      • The Process
      • I’ll convert the Flash file to HTML/CSS/JavaScript
      • http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/captivate_html5/
      • You now have an iPad-compatible course for your LMS or website
      • What about a mobile app?
      • Create a native application by packaging your course with PhoneGap
      • http://www.phonegap.com
      • Screen Size
      • It might be easiest to make it perfect on one device and just OK on the rest
      • { iPad: 1024 x 768 }
    • iPad { 1024 x 768 }
    • iPhone 4 { 960 x 640 }
    • EVO 3D { 960 x 540 }
    • XOOM { 1280 x 800 }
      • { Demo }
      • { Thank you }