316 BYOL: Optimizing Your Learning for Mobile with jQuery Mobile

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, November 16



Instructional designers tend to define what is possible by the limitations of their chosen authoring tools, and common modern web practices don’t always transfer over to those tools until it is too late. Because of this, IDs sometimes remove ideas like responsive courses from consideration because their authoring tools don’t automatically support the capability. But why not take control over what you can do in your eLearning authoring by building it yourself?

In this hands-on session, you will explore how jQuery Mobile allows you to build responsive custom mobile applications that not only take advantage of modern web technology, but also simplify development without requiring heavy amounts of coding. You will learn how jQuery removes many of the constraints placed by authoring tools; how you can build custom, mobile-first HTML5 quickly and easily; and how to publish what you build as a native mobile app. You will also examine how to integrate the xAPI into HTML5 to track progress within your LMS or LRS.

In this session, you will learn:

  • HTML5 basics
  • jQuery Mobile basics
  • Skeleton CSS for responsive layouts
  • How to create simple page layouts and navigation
  • How to use jQuery Mobile UI components to build custom learning interactions

Novice and intermediate designers and developers; some knowledge of HTML5 is helpful but not necessary.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML5, jQuery Mobile, and the xAPI.

Technology Required:
Sublime Text editor, jQuery Mobile, HTML, and CSS.

Jeff Batt


Learning Dojo

Jeff Batt has 15+ years of experience in the digital learning and media industry. Currently, Jeff Batt is a Learning Experience Designer for Amazon. He is the founder and trainer at Learning Dojo, a company dedicated to training you to become a software ninja in various eLearning, web, and mobile-related software applications. He was also the program manager of DevLearn for The Learning Guild. Jeff often speaks on developmental technologies such as xAPI, HTML5, augmented reality, mobile development, eLearning development tools, and more.

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