Making Mobile Learning Implementation More Effective

Mobile Learning

The amalgamation of mobile communication and handheld devices has brought about tremendous revolution in the field of learning and education. The world is changing and it’s changing with a faster speed and it’s considered to be the need of an hour to have the flexibility in the context of learning and enhancing the skills on a regular basis throughout the career with more flexibility and convenience.

When we talk about mobile learning, the challenges and concerns which come across our minds are the areas related to implementation. As we all know the technology is growing and ever changing with a lightning speed and all the major players into mobile technology are in to defeat each other in the race to grab better pie in the market. The challenging situation arises for the mobile learning devices as to have the universally acceptable technology to go with all the devices and to keep the clients happy and satisfied for a longer time and giving the clients the value for their money which they have invested for the development of the content. The crucial or the decisive aspects we need to take care while planning implementation of mobile learning will need detailed planning and understanding of the whole context. When we think in context of content designing, mobile learning and its content designing is not very different from other forms of content development. When we comprehend the different aspect of learning they are not really different from mobile learning as such except in terms of context. The different aspects which have to be taken into consideration for the proper and effective implementation of mobile learning will have following dimensions:

  1. Crisp, simple and short content

    It goes the same way as all the other form E-Learning content development designing formats, as we are supposed to have very crisp and simple content to designed for mobile devices, as concentration span for the audience or rather learners using mobile devices is very short so content shouldn’t me more than five minutes as the possibilities for deviation and lack of concentration would play a major role if the content is very lengthy and that will dishearten the learners to have interest in the whole process of learning.

  2. Less congregated information

    If the information or the inputs provided is really complex and tiresome the learners will lose interest and it would dampen the whole process of learning altogether so keeping the learning content simple and interesting will keep the mobile learners interested to hooked to learning. The other context which relates to density of the content is related to adaptability of the content to particular devices. Which might be a concern as there might be certain limitation to devices about the density of the content to be played on them.

  3. Apt use of multimedia

    The utilization of multimedia plays a very important role in the process of E-Learning as to add visual effects compensates the absence of teacher or the trainer. But if we think in context of costing then it’s really crucial that we use the multimedia i8n a more sensible and concrete way as to provide productivity then just add aesthetic value to the content. Splash animations and graphics can be avoided as they are purely aesthetical and they add any extensive value to the content except the cost of the content. We can mention some high end devices as iPads which can be used in offline mode as well, where the download cost can be avoided to an extent. And there might be a possibility in future to have many high end or compatible devices to have cost cutting edge.

  4. Elements of collaboration

    Mobile devices have tremendous scope for blended program. It’s an exceptional technology to facilitate communication between peers, experts, and mentors. It adds tremendous value to human learning as interaction had tremendous scope for facilitating learning.

  5. Providing content integrated with tools

    Apart from content, tools should also be integrated. the latest ability to comprehend applications for specific hardware also provide lots of Geo-location based tools, social networking tools, access to search and information database, customized calculators, newsreaders, games, simulation etc. while designing mobile learning, there are certain dimensions which have to be born in mind for the reference mobile devices. This can be done as to target the platform those mobile devices are going to be used.

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Factors effecting cost of Elearning

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“Costing e-Learning is much like peeling an onion… there are many layers, they don’t ever seem to end, and sometimes it really smells. … if you understand the variables involved in determining costs you can take the magic right out of the process. Don’t be misled that it’s easy though; there are a lot of variables to consider!”

With the advent and proliferation of Elearning, The most remarkable feature which is attributed to the Elearning content development is the cost effectiveness of Elearning training delivery. But it’s not as simple as it is stated above and there are many aspects and dimensions which will form the final quotation of costing and implementation. And that again says that Elearning training will always remain to be more cost effective then the instructor based training delivery but the dimensions crucial to be mentioned here will play decisive role in understanding the different ways of variations in Elearning course development to make things clearer and transparent.

The following are few of the important aspects impacting cost of Elearning course development.

The most crucial aspect impacting cost of Elearning course development is Graphics and Multimedia. Since the instructors are unavailable in this mode of training and learning, the interactive addition of multimedia and Graphics compensates the absence of instructors and makes the learning and training more interactive, exhaustive and effective.

In other words we can say that the complexity and simplicity of Multimedia and Graphics will directly impact the cost of Elearning course development and the varied dimensions related to Multimedia and Graphics would the following dimensions:

  • Animated video editing
  • Enhancement and editing of the content
  • Custom made narration
  • Production of custom made video and 3d Animation

Here it is extremely important to mention that complexity or variation in context of Multimedia and Graphics will have strong impact on final costing of the product or the online content and delivery.

In case of linear course development, where the simple text based assessment is involved as the navigation would be standard and typical templates would be used for course development and in turn would take the costing towards the lower spectrum. But when we talk about the training with varied decision points and in that case different custom mapping would be created leaving no room or less possibility of re using the already existing templates.

The Elearning course development where there are possibilities of conditional branching, the cost of Elearning development will surely shoot up. These types of advanced course development would have Large number of hands on exercises, advanced level of navigation, custom pages and conditional interactive components.

Development time for instructional design

The time spent in designing the course ware is crucial from the inception of storyboard to the completion of final content or we can say in other words the kind of effort needed to complete the content plays a decisive role in the cost of Elearning development.

Here again there are some specification as to how the Elearning course development will take shape and what are the other dimensions being involved in overall costing of the Elearning content.

If the basic structure is not ready and there are no storyboards existing, the time and effort would be more and thus the costing would go higher, while in case of basic structure and storyboard in place will speed up the process of content development and would lower the cost of courseware development.

As in the case where there is no structure ready or the storyboard not in place will increase the number of subject matter expert and instructional design hours, resulting in increased cost of the whole development process. In case of highly specialized training modules, the time consumption increases manifolds to facilitate planning and implementation as the content does not exist, except in the imagination of the subject matter experts so planning here again plays an important role in time consumption and formulation of the desired content requirement. In this scenario again the cost goes really high.

The other crucial aspect affecting the cost of Elearning content development would be standards compliance, usability testing etc, which is supposed to be added in overall and final costing of the Elearning content development.

Addressing all the above mentioned specification for content development will make the process of Elearning development effective and user friendly would help the industry to be competent enough to take up the challenges in smooth way and deliver performance and competitive advantage as well.

The understanding of the above mentioned guidelines will enable the industry to have uniform playing fields for all the vendors, in turn would standardize the process as a whole.

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Simulations – A way of Elearning

“If you tell me, I will listen. If you show me, I will see. But if you let me experience, I will learn.”

The market for E-learning is ever growing and there are clear indications that it would continue to grow tremendously in the future. The concept of E-learning has revolutionized the whole system of education and training. With ever increasing demand of innovation in the field of content development and authoring tools to make the learning more interactive, effective and productive. The integration of simulation in E-learning has taken a major leap. When we talk about simulation in E-learning content development, we emphasize on the content and training modules with engagement and interactive approach towards the whole process of E-learning. Where the learners are given ample opportunities to participate at all the diverse levels of learning with more participation and freedom to experience the training on a wider and effective level. The major challenge faced by the content developers is to devise and design the E-learning content to have maximum possibilities for hands on experimentation, where the learners get chance to maximize their learning by practically doing things and deriving conclusions.

The most critical contribution in the process of learning is offered through our senses. And the four critical stages forming the learning web are watching, thinking, feeling and doing.  Among these senses the most important is learning while doing things on our own and that adds subtlety to the whole process of learning. In earlier E-learning course development the idea of interactivity was not given ample importance or sometimes this crucial aspect has been completely ignored but now with changing scenario and latest technological advancement the need for more extensive and exhaustive authoring tools are in demand. Putting up challenges to content experts or developers to have more intensive and interactive courseware. The simulations in E-learning bring the learners close to the real life situations. Where they relate to their past experiences and that helps them get the final outcome or the conclusion. Thus simulation in E-learning opens a horizon of doing and learning, in turn the training where the students are involved directly with their learning, keeps them motivated and involved as they play a decisive role in learning itself, instead of just being guided.

Simulations can be categorized depending on the level of complexity offered through instructions (Source: William Horton, 2000), they are as follows:

1.One shot Simulations: As the name says it all, these simulations are utilized for the courses offered for one time learning. The software and process training utilizes this type of simulation for the execution of courseware or training. The learners are given ample opportunity to learn while doing. And they are also provided with option of correcting mistakes and then moving forward through the ladder of learning and experimenting. This gives the learners ample space to do and redo in case of mistakes and the freedom and the ownership plays critical role in the process of training.

2.Simulations through examples: Under this category the simulations are provided in terms of situations. In turn creating enthusiasm to intervene and to determine and conclude the following relevant steps to take up the course to the next level. Every little step is crucial and critical for the final outcome. And the learners get the option of trying many times to get the required outcome. Which keeps them motivated and involved throughout the learning process. This type of simulation gives the learners an opportunity to think logically and derive conclusion cognitively.

  •  In this scenario learners listen, read or view about a situation, often describing the conflict between individuals.
  •   At every level the learners are offered with some choices to give them clue as to how to proceed.
  •   All the different choices pave the way for different outcomes and results.
  •   The outcomes would not be categorized into right and wrong but clear cut guidelines are offered to the learners to decide which route they want to follow and how they need to reach the conclusion. The real life examples help them to reach the conclusion in a more decisive way.

3. Microworlds: In this scenario the learners are offered a virtual representation of the real environment.

In this form of Simulation which is known as Microwords, the learners get an opportunity to physically interact with all the elements and learn from their experience.

The other striking discipline emerging is the Gamification, which uses game thinking. The software integrated with social psychology helps to develop programs that eventually enhance business prospects throughout the organization and almost all the industries. Simulations or business war games are used as powerful tools to aid decision making, improved strategic planning and foster enhanced team building and collaboration. These tools can be utilised over a wider range of fields  such as strategic development, education,psychology and academic areas.

We at swift Elearning are at par with the current trends in the field of E-learning content development integrated with simulations. We have a team of highly skilled experts to develop E-learning content with simulations and Gamification.

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Articulate Storyline, an incredible tool for e-Learning courses

Articulate Storyline

One of the greatest authoring tools in the field of E-learning appears to be in the form of Articulate storyline. Articulate storyline is the extension of Articulate ’09 suite with advanced and robust features and technological advancement. Articulate has been an integral part of the E-learning industry for a long time for its Articulate ’09 suite edition. The E-learning authoring tools include Articulate presenter, Articulate Quiz maker, Articulate engage and Articulate suite as well. Then a Stage came when it was realized to have robust and technologically more comprehensive tools.

E-learning authoring tools have seen the advent of a revolution with the merge of Articulate with storyline. The E-learning content development through Articulate storyline has made the e-learning authoring tools more innovative and interactive; the course developed through Articulate storyline is relatively comprehensive and strongly visual, Which makes it a rapid authoring tool for E-learning content development.

Many of the articulate tools were considered to be user friendly, But apart from being user friendly articulate was lagging behind in terms of vigorous advanced features to make the E-learning course development more comprehensive, ground-breaking and interactive. In turn the need for a robust and powerful tool has facilitated the contraption of storyline, insertion of story line with articulate has brought about fabulous growth, adequacy among all the genre of learners and E-learning developers. The articulate storyline is extremely compatible with mobile devices and that makes it more versatile, handy and effective. The E-learning content development is easy and convenient and caters to the needs of varied level of learners and platform as well. Publishing the E-learning content on multiple devices and formats make it interactive on all the devices as iPads, desktops, laptops and more.

Articulate storyline publishes to Flash, which in turn is compatible on almost all the personal devices and to the Articulate mobile Player, A native iOS application that maximizes the utility of the authoring tool on iPads. The Articulate storyline is used for the development of the content on HTML5, which offers an extensively popular option for E-learning development, with the richness of multimedia and immense scope of interactive learning.

The Articulate storyline offers wide ranging options in terms of innovative and interactive content development. The following are some of the remarkable features related to Articulate storyline;
  1. The interface and customer delight- At a time when applications are invented and introduced on daily basis, it’s important that the users have an exceptional experience in the first go. So it has to be robust, interactive and dependable precisely. Articulate storyline offers excellent user experience.
  2. Simplicity of the Articulate storyline- The authoring tools are hassle free and simple as to give ample support to the content development experts who are not familiar with power point. Instructions and directions are clear that even a naïve can work efficiently on content development.
  3. One stop availability of images and resources- Its extremely critical to have suitable images to create life like scenario and robust visuals. Articulate storyline offers in built options for images depending upon the requirement and suitability. Apart from free images and visual effects, it offers specialized images to buy as well.
  4. Screen recording- It’s an exemplary feature, Articulate storyline takes up an incredible approach altogether. When we record the screen, we end up in a high revolution video, which can be shown or shared with the learners with the help zoom and pan features.
  5. Compatibility of Articulate storyline with HTML5, Flash and mobile learning. The content developed through articulate storyline is compatible with HTML5, which helps the learners to utilize the course on their iPads with ease and comfort.

Swift Elearning services provide E-learning course development through Articulate storyline, Specializing on requirement and background of the learners. We are equipped with latest technology and E-learning course-ware development experts to cater to the needs of our clients universally.

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Importance of Elearning Portals

E-Learning portal

ELearning portal offers a reservoir for the online training. It offers materials and links for the resources in terms of training and learning.

In today’s scenario of inestimable options and accessibility in terms of online training and Elearning , it becomes imperative to have a lumber room for all the information and updates accessible and amicable to learners. So in other words we can say the Elearning portals are the treasure houses of online or Elearning training resources and courses. Elearning portals will deliver the long sought after vision of bringing all the information available on one site. It makes the learning process silky and nuisance free to access all the courses in diverse, meaningful and user friendly manner to facilitate the learning process. Elearning portals bring all training modules and links under one roof for varied learning requirements of professionals, students and employers.

The Elearning reservoirs provide all-embracing and meticulous information and relevant links for varied types of online training modules, which makes the search more convenient and trouble free. The home page of the eLearning portal is also named as dashboard, which provides a list of recommended courses, upcoming events and links to resource libraries. In some portals we come across search functionality within the portal, features offered for ratings and social networking features as well.

How advantageous it would be for organizational needs of incessant growth and development?

The varied and wide-ranging updates are obtainable in terms of indiscriminate learning modules and custom or tailor made Elearning programs to make the portal suitable for different addressees. The custom made plans are appropriately designed to the need of individual learner, taking into prudence the level, role and need of those individuals in the organization. In today’s state of affairs when training and learning is considered to be a continuous process throughout the professional life. Elearning portals bring respite from the horrendous task of finding the training in different places. The Elearning portals will make the job of organization very convenient by offering extensive details on online training under one roof to benefit the organizational training needs for individuals and new hires. So the Elearning portal plays a central role of an access point for different courses, training, applications and varied services offered to the customers, employers and different partners. In turn providing accessible, user friendly, didactic Elearning options to all the stakeholders.

The other benefits at the organizational level include recruitment of fresh talent, retention of staff, being able to provide on job training and hence facilitating the career growth, helping to identify exceptional performers and facilitating the learning process for the employees depending on the areas they outshine.

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How do you keep yourself updated to what’s happening in the world of eLearning?

How do you keep yourself updated to what’s happening in the world of eLearning?
  • May be by going through different sites?
  • May be getting Alerts?
  • May be using RSS?
What about getting all the updates, information and alerts at/from one place?????

We at Swift Elearning Services Private Limited have come up with the initiative to have all the updates and news linked to Elearning throughout the world at one place, a site where we can have innumerable options to compare and choose from, without toggling between different sites. As it might get infuriating and exasperating at times to reach the fitting place to have enhanced decisions with varied options available. So if you want to keep yourself abreast with the news and updates related to Elearning, Etraining Pedia is the precise destination for all your queries. We always found that in expedition of reaching to the desired location or content we come across many blogs and articles which are irrelevant, and then again we go through the dilemma to filter the content we need, and while filtration, we miss out on pertinent and useful stuffs.

We at Swift started Etraining Pedia with an Idea where we accumulate news from various websites and blogs which will be shared with our team to keep them updated on what’s happening around the world. During this progression and inventiveness we concluded that it can be really advantageous to the users and visitors to have an incisive and extensive site to gain from. The subscribed users will get regular updates through mails about every occurrence on the turf of Elearning. So when you will be on Job, our team will work hard to collect news from various parts of the world and keep them ready for you at http://www.etrainingpedia.com.

The trial run of the website has been really heartening. The users have cherished the idea of creating a website which would offer updates on online learning and training worldwide. At the same time the feedback provided by the users has been really instrumental and crucial as incorporating the suggestions has made the website more effective and dynamic.

As earlier the website was mainly dealing with blogs and articles but now it has wider and meticulous options available for the users like videos and webinars. So the trial run of the website has truly added lot of worth and significance. And we have plans to add wide-ranging value added services to make the site more comprehensive and rewarding for our users and visitors as well.

And more significantly we are open to all the suggestions to make the site more resourceful and user friendly. And we pledge to take appropriate steps to enhance, modify and adapt to make our site better with every constructive criticism.

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Custom made training for the employee’s development

Employee Training Programs

Is custom made training emerging as an effective tool for the employee’s development?

In today’s time of stiff competition in business and services to be offered. It looks extremely important to keep the employees updated and equipped with the current trends to deal with the challenges more effectively. To keep them abreast with the current trends and challenges it becomes imperative that the employees are provided with custom made training which should be crisp and effective as to help them to contribute to the company in a more productive and varied ways.

The custom made training modules for employees will help the growth of the company and the professional growth of the employees too. At this time when value added services bring about tremendous results. Custom made training for employees is a great way to attract customers delight and satisfaction and in turns helping the business grow leaps and bounds. An intricate planning to design and implement the training with detailed understanding of the business and the areas of concern will make the custom made training very effective and fruitful.

The online custom made modules for the employees would create a vast impact on the employees training altogether. The two greatest benefits of custom made training would be time saving and cost effectiveness of the training modules. As these custom made modules will have the flexibility to utilize the material or training for development of the employees irrespective of the strength or the number of employees and the number of times the modules would be utilized. The other important advantage would be to add content depending upon the requirement and making the training modules more effective at different point in times as well depending upon the changes brought in terms of the vision and mission of the company.

Web based custom made online training has many advantages as it can give the employees the flexibility to learn at individuals pace and convenience of time as well. The other very important aspect is the availability of the training content suitable for employees working for different shifts and time zone as they can access the material whenever and whatever is convenient to them. The uniformity in the material also brings about the process of standardization as every employee goes through the same training module.

The effectiveness and utility of the custom made modules should be seen in certain perspectives as to make it more learners cantered and workable. The important dimensions which have to be mentioned are as follows:

  • Is the modules are easy to use
  • Is the training appropriate to engage the employees on a wider level
  • Is the content or module has been designed keeping in mind the rules and regulations of the company or in short mission and vision of the company
  • The proper and relevant utilization of the visual content
  • Are the computers available have the capability to utilize the online content fully
  • Is the bandwidth available for the multiple user

And to conclude, the future looks very bright for custom made online training and the development of employees. The online custom made training modules will definitely see better and wider response in the days to come.

We at Swift elearning are equipped to provide world class online custom made modules for different requirements and specifications. We have been catering to the needs of the clients on national and international levels and have been receiving positive and encouraging response.

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Making E-learning translation more effective

E-Learning translation

It has become a universal fact that hiring a teacher or trainer for executing training will incur higher cost then the cost of the E-learning and training and that is the reason all the companies prefer offering training to the employees which is cost effective and can be offered at individual pace. The other remarkable benefit of the E-learning course ware is that, the training and learning can take place in all the branches of the company at different locations in the world without any major inconvenience. When we talk about training at different locations around the globe, the need for translation of the E-learning content comes into picture.

The E-learning has truly gone international. And the scope is ever growing in all the different dimensions of learning and training. As the E-learning is expanding its feathers universally, the demand for translation of the course into different languages and localization has taken the centre stage in transferring the E-learning course ware into desired languages. When we consider the globalization of the E-learning course ware we need to keep into consideration certain aspect as to just translate the E-learning course modules into target language will not effectively serve the purpose. And there are some important aspects which are to be kept in mind while translating or transferring the content the course ware. Doesn’t matter if we are talking about the simplest course ware. However, translation of different E-learning courses would be tricky and most importantly expensive if proper planning and strategy is not in place. So a thoughtful planning and strategic understanding of the training to be executed will make the whole process very smooth and hassle free. The different areas or aspects which should be taken into consideration before we plunge into translating the course ware is mentioned below,

Translation friendly content development :

In the first place itself, the content should be simple and complicated text should be avoided as the translation of the complex content will cost more money, in turn make the process more expensive. As the enumeration of short and crisp paragraph will contain less words then the complicated textual explanation of the same, resulting into more cost of translation. Concise and crisp content will be conveniently translated into any other language without burdening the client. So basically creating English neutral content that is easily translated will be less time consuming and cost effective.

Selection of language

The other critical aspect would be the selection of the language, which has to be decided depending upon the strength of the employees using any particular language working for the company, as the E-learning content should be developed or translated in the language used by the majority of the employees or at least used by considerable number of them. So it is important to critically think, visualize and decide about the important languages used by the employees of the company as the company cannot afford to get the E-learning course ware translated for one or two employees as it would be incurring high cost.

Cultural differences

when the E-learning course ware is developed keeping in mind the aspect of translation and localization, we need to understand that it has to be as neutral as possible as the content would be utilized in different social and cultural backgrounds. When we talk about cultural differences, we shouldn’t be only worried about the text but we should be really particular about the images as well as they inculcate different feeling and reactions in different cultural scenarios. The simple example is the thumps up gesture which is used in a completely derogatory way in Middle East. So we have to be consciously neutral in terms of texts and images while developing content for translation and localization.

Changing the Audio Visual strategy

It’s a universal fact that the absence of trainer is compensated with the help of audio visual support, while designing E-learning course-ware. But when we are planning the course for the purpose of translation and localization into different languages, it has to be borne in mind that use of more audio visuals will incur more cost in translation while dubbings and subtitling. So the use of audio visuals should be done in a more sensible and concise way.

The other aspect which has to be mentioned here is the differences in languages. It’s imperative that the E-learning content is designed in a way to accommodate the translation of the content in the different target languages and the horizontal navigation bars and menus are flexible enough to accommodate the text into different languages as the translated text might vary in size so constricted dimensions will make the translation difficult and taxing. it would be important to implement Unicode in the course ware to make sure all the desired alphabet are supported.

We at Swift E-learning services have the expertise to match up with best in industry offerings.

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Would HTML5 be instrumental for Mobile Learning?

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The world is moving with a fast pace resulting into life getting faster. The need to have robust technologies to keep us abreast with the latest utilities has grown tremendously over the past decade. The scope and demand for mobile learning has shown exceptional growth and it has become necessary to have mobile devices compatible with effective learning.

HTML5 offers immense possibilities in the field of Mobile Learning and tools for Instructional Designing. The development of the mobile content would need defined strategies irrespective of the technology used to have clear directions to be followed and implemented in regards to graphics, templates and font size as well. The aspects which are important while planning a mobile module would have the following considerations;

• The goals to be achieved.
• Compatibility of the projects with the mLearning.
• Whether mLearning is acceptable by the Learners.
• Learners readiness for mobile learning.
• How and for what purposes the target group uses the mobile devices.
• And finally what are their expectations in terms of mLearning.

The other very important aspect is to create original content for mobile devices and to avoid publishing the same content of eLearning into the content readable on mobile devices. Because it might not be suitable for mobile devices as going through the extensive and detailed materials wouldn’t be convenient as they are for mLearning. The idea for creating mLearning content should be to create small chunks or bits of knowledge modules to have short and crisp learning to keep the learners interested.

As reported by BBC News , the coming years would create vast mobile space as mobile users have grown manifolds and still growing. When we look at the stats forecasted by the analysts we come to the conclusion that this trend is going to grow further opening the scope for mobile learning in an incredible way.  As it’s predicted, mobile devices will become an integral entity to the individuals.  It’s imperative for the underlying technologies and mobile devices to acquire further sophistication.  HTML5 is going to offer extensive opportunities for mobile learning as it is continuing to improve and ready to outpace the other proprietary tools.

HTML5 is going to add value towards learning and designing content for mobile devices. The approach towards HTML5 for mobile learning needs to be with a new mindset and creative ideas as to go along with the mobility and adaptability towards mobile learning instead of republishing the content targeting the mobile devices. The design and development of the content should be in accordance with the technological functionality of the mobile devices in terms of GPS capabilities. Extensive innovations and enhancements would be needed for creating augmented modules, embedding website links and other relevant codes, emphasizing on creative graphics and so on.

To conclude HTML5 offers many interesting and innovative designing ways for making the mLearning innovative, crisp and user friendly. The future looks bright for HTML5 with immense and far reaching possibilities. Swift Elearning Services Pvt. Ltd. had developed number of efficient and cost effective HTML5 based mLearning courses and ready to support companies to meet HTML5 needs. Visit SWIFT at: www.elearningserv.com

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Is online education taking over the conventional mode of education?

Online EducationOnline education has shown tremendous popularity among all the different age groups. The last decade had been instrumental in popularizing the concept of online learning and education. The reason being the demand for convenient learning at individual pace and availability had been pivotal in making it so relevant in today’s time. The time has changed tremendously and people have become more aware to keep themselves abreast with advancement and development of technology, courses and training as a continuous process.

The changing time has thrown challenges for learning and continuous advancement in career. The conventional organization doesn’t offer much of flexibility in terms of individual pace and accessibility when people are working at different levels of their careers. It becomes difficult to peruse courses in conventional organization as they have certain limitation in regards to attendance and access to the material and faculty members. Under these circumstances online learning comes into picture and offers respite from the limitation of conventional education system and makes it convenient for the learner to follow the dream of enhancement at all the levels and profiles.

The greatest advantage of the online learning is to have the class anywhere in the world and enrollment in the courses across the globe without being physically present, so it makes it more versatile and compatible for students to learn and grow professionally and academically. The web based courses are planned and executed in a way to have self paced convenient and comprehensive learning. With the introduction of online assignments and evaluation the online learning has become more authentic. At the same time courses and assignments are designed in a way to give flexibility to learners on all the possible levels without compromising on the content. The process of online learning makes it extremely convenient for the instructors and evaluators to use the material extensively without being worried about reproducing it. And then bringing about changes through the process of editing and enhancement on a regular basis keeps the material updated.

The other remarkable development is the minimization of papers in the learning process and then sharing of learning material among learners becomes convenient and easy through web. And then to get the questions answered on a more diverse and detailed ways through different people around the world. The online learning has made the interaction across the globe very easy as it gives an opportunity to benefit and enhance the content with the development happening in any particular field, at any particular time. So now we don’t need to wait for the books to be published on different topics but to enroll ourselves on any desired course throughout the globe.

The cost effectiveness is also considered to be one of the major selling points for online education as it allows learners to access the material without traveling to different parts of the world. In turn saving time and money and making life more productive.
The coming years will completely dimorph learning process. And online classroom or virtual classroom teaching is going to give the conventional methods and organization a run for their money. Gradually the online education would play a major, diverse, decisive and comprehensive role in the field of education. It makes education accessible, affordable, flexible and time saving.

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