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tablet, such as drag-and-drop or clicking
on elements, to a phone.
< 3 > INTERACTIVITY

When designing new HTML5 content for
tablets, introduce more opportunities
for interactivity. Learners value high
levels of interactivity. The more users

that enables "swipe" interactions. However,
it is only possible to tap into this feature if
no one will be using the learning module
on a computer. Another tablet feature is
the ability to view content in portrait or
landscape, and some content providers
develop a "magic square" approach that
works well in either. When developing

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in Class

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interact with learning content, the more
effective the learning process is. Tablets
lend themselves well to interactivity and
activities such as quizzes and "click-andreveal" interactions, which allow learners
to drill down from the initial screen
to answer questions and discover
more information.
< 4 > VIDEOS

Use videos with care. In a YouTube world,
the use of video for training is growing.
Videos can be a great training aid to help
learners visualize situations. However,
watching a video is a passive experience at
best and, at worst, a distraction to learners,
who may be sidetracked by anything from
a representation of an unfamiliar culture
to a character's passing resemblance to a
friend or relative.
Embedding video within training
modules
makes
localization
or
customization more difficult as well.
Some training suppliers simply provide
subtitles or dubbing for different
markets. However, subtitles do little to
cross the cultural barrier for a learner
in Brazil, Singapore or Dubai viewing a
training video made in the U.S. It may be
more realistic to consider creating a new
illustration for each region rather than
reshooting entire videos.
< 5 > NAVIGATION

Tailor navigation to work well on tablets.
The biggest difference between a tablet
and most computers is the touchscreen

<

technology to deliver effective
learning is evolving all the time.

tablet content, it's also important to
provide a global overview of the content
at all times. Feedback from users indicates
that they appreciate being able to
understand the context of each module
and their progress.
The potential of mobile learning
technology to deliver effective learning
is evolving all the time. Once-futuristic
technologies such as virtual reality are
becoming mainstream. HTML5 will also
underpin richer learning experiences
by making it easier for mobile
learning content providers to offer
complementary bolt-on modules that
include anything from expert interview
videos to assessment modules.
These features are particularly important
when it comes to delivering training and
development in soft skills. There is a
growing recognition of the importance
of soft skills to the success of an
organization, alongside a perception
that it may be too challenging to deliver
this type of learning on a mobile device.
However, in the interactive world
of HTML5-powered tablet learning
delivery, it's not only possible - it's
already delivering successful results.

B E YO N D K N O W LE D G E
B E YO N
D KNOWLEDGE

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Pascal Debordes is the director of global
channels and alliances at Cegos, one of the
world's top providers of professional and
continuing education. Email Pascal.

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Perspectives
Table of Contents
Infographic
Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
When Good Content Becomes Great
Design Better, Design Backward
Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
Secure Mobile Learning
Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
What's Online
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Perspectives
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Table of Contents
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Infographic
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Frontline Capability Building: An Elusive Dream?
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 9
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Flipped Kirkpatrick: Designing Learning Journeys for Business Impact
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 12
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 13
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - When Good Content Becomes Great
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 15
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Design Better, Design Backward
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 17
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Boost Efficiency and Do More with Less: 5 Practical Ideas for Learning Leaders
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 20
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 21
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Converting Mobile Learning to HTML5
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secrets of Successful Large-Scale Learning Programs
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 25
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Critical Mistake Analysis: Creating Effective Hands-On Learning Experiences
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 28
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 29
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Secure Mobile Learning
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Delivering Content That Lives Up to Experience
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 34
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - 35
Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Keeping a Lid on Content Until You Design
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Designing Performer-Centric Learning Systems for Millennials, Gen Z and Beyond
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - Organizational Tensions in Employee Onboarding
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Training Industry Magazine - Content Development 2017 Special Edition - A Winning Approach to Leadership Development
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