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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

How to Join the Digital Disruption with Progressive E-Learning Design | Technology - Techworm

Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith, Senior Vice President of Global Research at PageUp and co-author of the book 'CLIFFHANGER: HR on the Precipice in the Future of Work' writes in a Forbes article that the future of e-learning platforms will be making learning “easier to find, more engaging to digest and accessible on-demand.” So how does progressive e-learning design fit into all of this?

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It’s long past time that students only had access to the family PC for lessons. Today, 70% of e-learners use their smartphones. And, as we’ll see, progressive design adapts content to suit the device, which is crucial for those who learn on their phones or tablets.

HTML5 is the golden ticket that allows e-learning developers to create online solutions that can automatically morph content to suit varying screen sizes. The crucial part here is to not only adapt the size of content but also make it easily digestible. Shrinking content from desktop to mobile devices isn’t enough; the writing becomes all but illegible and frustrates the user...

Progressive Design vs. Apps
E-learning website platforms have the edge on apps. There is a backlash on apps, as people are frustrated with the memory that these take up on their phone. Storage that they’d much rather give to their Spotify playlists. According to comScore, 66% of Americans download on average zero apps per month. This issue makes selling e-learning apps a tough sell.

You may have heard of responsive design within e-learning, which was the new kid on the block a few years ago. Progressive design is much more fluid. Grids and images are much more flexible and need less direction on where to be positioned.

Source: Techworm