E-Learning is not a new concept but with the proliferation of smartphones and the concept of BYOD-the e-learning designs are evolving from fixed layout designs to responsive designs. While fixed layout design approach was suitable for computers, the modern day devices demand a responsive design approach,  as per the varying screen sizes , while not compromising on the user experience, no matter what screen size is used.

The present market for both the e-learning tools and LMS are now compatible to handle responsive designs which shows that both the supply side and demand side of the market is ready to embrace the change or shift to responsive design in e-learning.

Here let ’s understand how choosing responsive design gets you more from your elearning.

1. Create the course once and access the course anywhere across the devices.

With the responsive design approach, the organizations can simply create a single version of the course which can be easily viewed across the devices like desktop, smartphones, ipads, and tablets etc.

As said previously the modern authoring tools like gomo, elucidat etc makes this process very simple as it is easy to publish the courses in responsive design formats.

2.Makes you e-learning  future proof

As responsive learning design has evolved from responsive web design based on fluid frameworks, it is likely to be future proof.


Responsive designs are cost effective as the same content is being viewed on multiple devices. This can reduce the cost of developing different versions of the same content for the different multimedia devices

4. Increased learner engagement

Responsive designs help in bringing more engagement to the learning modules as it gives complete flexibility to the learners to view the modules on the devices of their choice without losing on the experience. Moreover, the course content is designed in the form of shorter duration modules, which can be easily delivered over multiple devices and hence the learners feel engaged with the module.

5. Enhanced completion rates

As the learners can move seamlessly across the devices, they are able to enjoy the uninterrupted learning experience. With this new learning strategy, learners are preferring to access the courses through the mobile devices “on the go”  and are not restricted to complete the learning during work hour. Hence the comfort enjoyed in the learning experience is a step higher and leads to higher engagement and completion rates.

These five points make it clear as to how responsive design can get you more from elearning.  Feel free to share your views in the comment section below.