3 Major Advantages Of Creating A Responsive eLearning Course

3 Major Advantages Of Creating A Responsive eLearning Course
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Summary: With responsive eLearning courses, today’s busy learners are no longer tied to their desktop device at work to access the content; and this is only one of the major benefits that responsive design offers you.

The Advantages Of Creating A Responsive eLearning Course

If your eLearning isn’t responsive, you’re going to lose a lot of learners pretty quickly. Why? Responsive content can be viewed on any device, no matter the screen size or orientation. This means learners can access the content whenever they want to and it will always look good and fit on the screen. For today’s busy learner, this gives them freedom to learn on their own terms, when it suits them. This is just one of the many advantages to using a responsive design authoring tool to create your eLearning courses. Following are a few more.

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1. It’s Future-Proof

How many of your legacy courses are now having to be re-written because they’re Flash-based or were developed in a non-responsive authoring tool? Switching to responsive eLearning today, irrespective of whether you’re targeting mobile devices now or not, will potentially save you hundreds of hours of rework time in the future. You can still produce courses that look great on a desktop computer and will work in your legacy LMS, but when you move to a responsive LMS and allow learners to access it through their smartphones your courses will work, out of the box.

2. It’s Cost Effective

Building courses in the right responsive authoring tool can actually save you time and money. You should be able to build a course once, with a single design effort, and have it working on all devices without any extra effort. But beware – some “responsive” authoring tools force you to build up to five different designs (desktop, tablet, smartphone, landscape, and portrait), which adds hugely to the time and cost of development. Here are some other ways that a responsive design authoring tool can save your organization time and money:

  1. Modern cloud-based tools will save you money on IT support costs. With no more installations to manage, licenses to apply, upgrades to install or more powerful PCs to purchase, you can simply log in and start working.
  2. A truly responsive authoring tool’s team-based development capabilities will allow your designers to collaborate and work together effectively, increasing production rates and reducing costs.
  3. Global design features such as gomo’s themes allow you to rebrand hundreds of courses in a single instance, saving you huge amounts of work when an organization rebrands.
  4. Instantaneous delivery methods, such as the gomo central app or the unique gomo LMS wrapper, can save you LMS license costs or hours of LMS admin. These options allow you to get your courses into the hands of learners instantly.

3. Enhanced Take-Up And Completion Rates

Various studies and anecdotal evidence show us that switching to responsive eLearning leads to enhanced take-up and completion rates. A good example of this is gomo customer, the mobile phone operator EE, who were experiencing some ‘business pains’ with their eLearning content.

Before discovering gomo, EE’s 25,000 learners weren’t as engaged with their eLearning material as the company would have liked. “Our traditional eLearning courses were lengthy and very text-heavy due to the lack of understanding from our stakeholders of what should be included. They took a long time to create and, with a digital team of only six people, it was costing quite a lot of money to create the material”, says EE’s Head Of Training Design, Pinda Dhillon. Pinda’s team was using a gomo competitor tool but the end result was eLearning content that was “clunky, had a poor response rate and which people didn’t enjoy doing”. EE tried a number of different training solutions, including video-only eLearning courses, before EE discovered the power of a responsive eLearning authoring tool.

Before switching to gomo, EE struggled to find ways to enforce training, but with the new gomo designed eLearning courses, engagement levels went through the roof.

The average time spent on learning has gone up to 14 minutes. And that’s without prompting”, adds Pinda. “The feedback on the courses has been incredible. People are asking for more and talking to each other about what they’ve learnt. As of March 2017, 82% of the organization is now actively taking eLearning. We can’t produce enough content. Using gomo to create our eLearning has transformed our organization”.

If you want to know more about responsive design, download the free eBook Fluid & Future-Proof: How To Create And Distribute A Responsive eLearning Course.

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