507 Designing Mobile and Responsive eLearning Across Devices

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 1



Although the world of web design has evolved and rapidly leveraged open-source technologies to build new experiences, many eLearning instructional designers and developers have limited themselves to rapid eLearning tools such as Captivate and Storyline. But what is possible when we go beyond our usual toolsets?

In this session, you will learn how to go beyond the basics and truly leverage HTML5 and open source to build eLearning courses that are both mobile and responsive for desktops, tablets, and phones. You will learn how to avoid the common pitfalls found in mobile design. In this session, you will learn how Facebook was able to use the open-source Adapt framework to build an eLearning program that is accessible on any device and in multiple languages.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Mobile responsive design for eLearning
  • The power of the Adapt framework
  • SCORM in the mobile age
  • Pitfalls to watch out for in mobile design

Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adapt Framework, mobile responsive design, HTML5 templates.

Ning Zhang


Z5 Consulting

Ning Zhang is an independent learning consultant specializing in the corporate education sector. Prior to launching his practice, he successfully led learning teams at companies such as Facebook, Mediaocean, and others that straddle the world of technology and marketing.

Ian Stokes

HTML5 Developer


Ian Stokes is an HTML5 developer with Facebook. Beyond his fluency in multiple languages (both digital and real-world), he is adept in responsive design and has worked with multiple startups in the Bay area. Ian is also an accomplished independent game developer with many hit web and mobile games.

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