From Legacy Content to Device Independent Presentation Models – 2014 MLWS

Some weeks ago, I was honored to be invited to speak at ADL´s Interagency Mobile Learning Webinar Series 2014. Many mobile learning experts presented during this event, which probed to be a great source of information and inspiration. If you want to know more about the latest trends in mobile learning and the type of experiences you can create by leveraging mobile technologies for education, I highly recommend you visit ADL´s YouTube Channel. Grab a cup of coffee and check all the presentations!

This is my 15-min video presentation and here you can also find the Q&A section. My goal was to answer those initial questions that can help instructional designers get started with mobile learning and provide some practical ideas that can be applied to projects right away.

If you have any question or comment, please do share!

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4 thoughts on “From Legacy Content to Device Independent Presentation Models – 2014 MLWS

  1. Hi Mayra

    At 09:12 you say something like “CMS interface should make it easy and possible for contents creators to create multi channel structure”. What would you dream to have on the CMS side to support that. As a software vendor I’m quite aware of how things are done on server side but also may be less imaginative. Serving pictures in different format has been around for a while but you suggest something more generic serving flexible blocks, contents. How do you imagine the dialog between the CMS and the client side (the eLearning app). Only the client app knows about the contextual conditions (resolution, modality, timeframe (mindset, microtasking), agility), How would they be communicated to the CMS, would the aggregation of secondary information being done by the CMS. What did you experiment in actual systems today, what would be your dream as a mLearning designer.

    On client side we have things like responsive, media queries, sensing the stability of the device, even checking if the user is moving. What kind of rules and at which level of semantic this would be forward to the CMS.

    Also can we imagine that 2 learners will eventually not receive the same learning depending on the device they use. Take learner A standing unstable on public transportation with low bandwith. His colleague B watching the same course from his desk with his two hands available for interactions. In progressive disclosure is there a possibility that A may eventually miss details that B may have learned. Should the designer ensure some fairness by implementing a kind of fast catchup course including all the flexible elements that the first learner A didn’t have the occasion to see on his mobile when he ges the chance to be on a karger device or a quieter context. Again to implement this catching course support will be expected from the CMS or LRS.

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    • You are right, David. A new type of thinking is what I always try to promote when I meet with clients. I ask them what their priorities are, what type of experiences they seek to deliver and what targeted sacrifices they are willing to make in order to come up with the best possible solution for their learners.

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