405 Mobile Learning Design in Practice: Deconstructing a Financial Literacy App
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 26
Management and Strategy
Developing great mobile content from an existing course is a lot more than shrinking font sizes and stacking everything into a portrait layout. Unlike traditional learning platforms, effective mobile content provides bite-sized, relevant information at the right time. So, how do you design customized mobile content that makes your users actually want to learn? What skills do you need to develop mobile content? How should the design workflow differ from traditional eLearning? What do mobile learning design documents actually look like, and how do you use them in development?
This session will discuss design strategies for transforming traditional, long-form content into a mobile-friendly format. Take the opportunity to deconstruct a real-world, large-scale mobile learning project—building a financial literacy mobile application. You will explore each step of the process and tools used, from front-end analysis to deploying effective and accessible mobile content. Take an inside look at the lessons learned, from mobile learning design tips to recommendations for working on mobile learning project teams. If you want the good, bad, and ugly of mobile learning, this is the session for you!
In this session, you will learn:
- A simple approach to help you determine when to choose mobile learning as a solution
- Which skills and roles are needed to pull off a successful mobile learning project
- How to make the shift from traditional eLearning design to a mobile-first design approach
- Steps to designing for mobile: creating a course identity; moving from storyboards to node maps, mockups, wireframes, and prototypes; and how to successfully execute rounds of reviews and testing
- How each step is applied, exploring real project examples of each design deliverable
- Lessons from a deconstructed case example: building a financial literacy mobile app for the Department of Defense
Designers, developers, and managers
Technology discussed in this session:
Adapt, Microsoft PowerPoint, Assembla, Slack, iOS, Android, and xAPI
Sarah Mercier, the managing partner at Learning Ninjas, has over 18 years of experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, and learning solution developer. Her primary focus is strategy, design, and development in the area of innovative learning technologies. Sarah is the founder of meLearning Solutions, a mobile learning consulting firm now operating as part of Learning Ninjas. She is a national facilitator for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for the Master eLearning Instructional Designer and Mobile Learning Certificate programs and designed and facilitates both the Essentials of Mobile Learning and Essentials of Interactive eBooks programs. Sarah's work has been published in The Book of Road-Tested Activities, 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity, TD Magazine, CLO Magazine, and a variety of other training and workforce publications.
Chief Executive Officer
Quantum Improvements Consulting
Jennifer Murphy, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Quantum Improvements Consulting (QIC), an Orlando-based firm specializing in the application of emerging technology to training for complex skills. A cognitive psychologist by trade, her work focuses on how to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training technology for the Department of Defense and other clients. At QIC, she leads a growing team of learning science professionals. In addition to her many peer-reviewed publications, her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Pentagon Channel, and Signal Magazine.