The traditional e-learning design layouts could easily fit on a desktop, laptop etc. but the varying screen sizes of the new smartphones, tablets and ipads etc posed a serious challenge as these designs couldn’t adapt to the screen sizes and hence the user experience was compromised to a large extent. This challenge was solved immensely by the introduction and adoption of responsive e-learning design.
While the L&D teams globally are focussing on implementing responsive e-learning in their organizations, it is very important to understand how it can truly benefit their learners. So let me highlight the key benefits of responsive design for your learners.
1. Learners want access to training anytime, anywhere, on any device
The biggest advantage of responsive design is the learners can access the contents from any device and anywhere without compromising the user experience.
Specially in the field of elearning, with the modern rapid authoring tools able to publish responsive design courses, the elearning developers are able to create a single variant of an elearning module which can be played across any multimedia devices like smartphones, tablets, and ipads.
2. One single access point for the learner from your LMS
A responsive course design empowers learners to choose the device of their choice to complete the training.
For example, the learner can start learning in his personal laptop and continue to finish the learning process in his smartphone or tablet etc.
Thus the learner can continue the learning process comfortably on any device which can be tracked by a single LMS which helps both the learners as well as the management to understand their progress.
3.Ensure the best user experience
I am sure that you will agree to the point that learners will not enjoy any complexities in accessing the content across the devices. The objective of every designer is to reduce the complexities involved in terms of navigation, finding the contents and needed information etc.
Responsive design can help to achieve this objective as when the responsive design are perfectly implemented, users will feel very much comfortable and convenient in accessing the contents across the various devices.
4. Results in better engagement
Nearly 8 in 10 of consumers would stop engaging with content that doesn’t display well on their device. — Adobe. 83% of mobile users say that a seamless experience across all devices is very important.
Responsive design with interactivity like a click or a tap can hook the users or the learners for more time than a non responsive layout. Imagine the pain of accessing the contents from a non responsive website where you have to manually adjust the page size in your mobile device by pinching and zooming etc. This destroys the user experience and he/she can get disengaged with the content.
A responsive e-learning has the power to engage your learners and give them a seamless experience across all devices. So do you have a choice when your learners demand a learning experience, which is easy and efficient? Make the shift to responsive e-learning, the sooner the better!