Size Matters: Research on Small-screen Learning

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FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference & Expo - June 9, 2016

Stephen Haskin

Industrial Strength Learning

The eLearning world has rapidly moved into a world of mobile everything. Media is delivered on devices that fit into the palm of a hand. People make calls and read emails on their phones, they communicate by texting, and they watch streaming video. They also have lessons on their mobile devices, but is this an entirely good thing?

This session will explore the research and outcomes of using mobile devices with small screens for eLearning. It will demonstrate the neuroscience of visual learning and show how using mobile devices to deliver lessons changes learners’ perceptions. It will also explore the cognitive nature of mobile devices and how designers and developers can use this to their advantage.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a screen changes the learner’s perception
  • How lessons delivered on a mobile device work with the learner’s perceptions
  • How to take advantage of the smaller footprint of a mobile device
  • How to take advantage of the neuroscience behind the use of mobile devices

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
PCs and mobile devices.


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