SHIFT's eLearning Blog

Our blog provides the best practices, tips, and inspiration for corporate training, instructional design, eLearning and mLearning.

5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Learning Record Store (LRS)

Want to promote informal learning in your company? Need to keep track of online and offline training? Your main challenge when tracking a learning experience in your business is the lack of actionable data?  Do you want to track each of your employees' progress at a detailed level, in real-time? Do your students access training content from multiple sources (from LMS to other third-party learning applications)? If you answered yes to one or some of these questions...  Then you'll be interested to learn more about xAPI and LRS technologies in the corporate training environment. For learning and development leaders, getting acquainted with these concepts is key to implementing a training strategy that responds to the technological changes and new context we live in today.

  • 15 min read
  • Fri, Apr 16, 2021 @ 03:48 PM

Understanding The Difference Between eLearning and mLearning

It is almost a given that any training course in 2021 should be mobile-friendly, as modern workers commonly access content from any device they have at the moment of need: desktops (usually at the office), laptops or tablets at home or in co-working spaces or smartphones (when moving between places).  However, many eLearning developers still think desktop-first when creating their courses; mobile is just an afterthought considered at the end of the process. Also read: Embracing a Mobile Mindset for Learning and Development Creating courses with mobile first in mind is VERY different than creating courses for desktop only. Learning in mobile is a completely different experience than learning in a computer, sitting at your desk. As a designer or learning leader in your company, you should know everything about both formats so that you can create effective instructional content appropriate for each. We find online  tons of articles that talk about the differences between eLearning and mLearning, so we've created this blog post to save you time doing your research. Here, we list down four of the main differences you should know. 

  • 9 min read
  • Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 01:28 PM

5 Essential Mobile Learning Design Rules You Should Be Following

A common misconception is that eLearning materials can be simply transferred into mLearning courses. However, during the transfer, it is necessary to rethink the entire instructional design: mobile learning requires minimalism, it focuses on granular design, and it must be instructionally solid to provide a satisfying user experience graphically, navigationally, and cognitively.

  • 7 min read
  • Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 02:00 PM

4 Reasons Companies Should Adopt Mobile Learning…Are You Missing the Boat?

There is no question about it: now is the time to embrace mobile. Mobile learning (mLearning), is a rapidly growing area for training and development departments in organizations of all industries. It provides companies the opportunity to reach and engage employees in new and striking ways.

  • 11 min read
  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 06:00 PM

Mobile Usage Habits of Today’s Corporate Learner

The typical modern-day corporate learner never leaves home without his or her smartphone. This mobile device, after all, serves as an extension of technology-savvy individuals. With it, they search the web for information, scour data online to learn, and keep themselves entertained. This alone creates new opportunities for you and other eLearning professionals to reach the always-on corporate learner.

Mobile Learning 101: Everything an Instructional Designer Needs To Know

The web is abuzz with talks of mobile learning. With its rise come many benefits, from higher productivity to better engagement. But with all the noise or constant stream of data online, it's difficult to find really useful information. That's why we've gleaned some links to resources specifically to help instructional designers get a holistic view about the subject.

SHIFT's New Feature: Scenarios and Avatars for Any Mobile Device

2014 started off right, full of motivation and effort clearly focused on meeting our commitment to quality and innovation in every action we take.

The Mobile Workforce – Everything You Need To Know in 5 Infographics

It's no secret that our portable devices have changed the way we work, live and learn. They still are changing things, whether we like it or not. Mobile isn't a trend, it's a new reality, and those that plan for it will reap the rewards. 

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