Modern technology and the proliferation of mobile devices are changing the ways employers can communicate with, educate, and support their employees. Modern learners demand the ability to access personalized content when it’s most convenient and most relevant for them. Luckily, responsive web technologies, such as HTML 5, give you the power to provide learning and performance support to your employees’ when and where they need it.
Responsive approaches to content development have revolutionized the way developers approach cross-platform deployment. They are far superior to the rapid development tools that have commonly been used for eLearning, such as Articulate and Captivate.
- Get information to your employees when it is most useful –A responsive web application works across all modern browsers and devices. This means your employees can learn when it’s best for them, whether that be on their tablet at home, on a phone while they are on the go, or at their desk. They can also access learning materials when they are working and an issue arises.An example of this: Consider a maintenance situation where a technician needs to quickly access a problem in the field. By utilizing a responsive approach that technician can quickly get to a procedure breakdown or a troubleshooting flowchart on their phone quickly and without having to download any additional software.
- Create more interactive experiences – The increased functionality of HTML5 allows your developers to create more stimulating learning experiences, similar to the mobile applications they work with in their daily lives. Since you no longer need to depend on Flash, you can utilize videos and animations that better engage learners and help them retain more information.
- Integrate with an LMS or as stand-alone solution – Whether you have an existing LMS that utilizes the SCORM standard or want to deploy standalone materials, the same efficient approaches can be utilized to produce content that is easily digested, tracked, and stored.
- Track the impact of your training – Getting information into your team’s hands isn’t enough; you must also be able to track user’s progress in order to build holistic talent development programs. Following up after a video or training class with a few multiple-choice question doesn’t measure the impact of learning. Knowing how and when users are interacting with the learning resources allows you to evaluate and iterate. Tin Can statements can be added to any type of custom digital content on any device or platform to track exactly how users are interacting with content. If employees access a PDF, watch a video on your intranet or take a course on your LMS, you will be able to know when and how the materials you develop are consumed.
Responsive content is increasingly important as mobile devices continue to evolve and proliferate throughout the work force. Let us help you provide the path of least resistance for your employees to grow their careers and improve their efficiency through responsive design.