What are the technology requirements?
E-courses are often lodged in a Learning Management System or LMS. This system helps you organize, store and access your course content; integrate activities and collaboration/learner engagement tools; and track learners’ progress.
You can lodge your courses in the LMS and announce it or provide links in your email messages and internet/intranet portals. You can also provide instructions to install browser plugins so learners can view PDF files (using Adobe Acrobat Reader) or view flash animations (Adobe Flash Player).
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Interactive lessons, video materials, and other resource types are often integrated in the discussions to enhance learning. Hence, learners must be able to view your course through popular browsers and even mobile devices.
Mobile learning is the emerging trend in elearning. Almost half of organizations worldwide use mobile devices for their training. The market for mobile learning is expected to increase to $12 billion or higher in the next two years. This is enhanced even further as more and more employees prefer to work remotely through the use of mobile devices. In fact, 40% of people use their mobile devices to get immediate answers or information and this number is rapidly increasing (Pappas, 2017).
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