Recently, I demonstrated an evolving e-learning interface in use at UoD. So I thought a little more should be said about the step by step process.
Step 1 of this new interface started when Plato was redesigned as an HTML product, rather than Flash.
Step 2 occurred when I was given the opportunity to host products on a web server that runs scripts. This capability had been requested about 4 or 5 years ago, and the opportunity finally cropped up due to serendipity rather than effective strategic planning. They do say that patience is a wonderful attribute to have.
Step 3 is a project to develop a product to deliver training on Equality and Diversity, so it was not surprising that the requirements included an interface that supports accessibility criteria. The same functionality also allows support for mobile devices.
So throughout 2013 you can expect to see some e-learning products with the following features and benefits:
- A clean user interface
- Simple navigation buttons
- Contents list (side bar)
- Section contents list / map
- Site map
- Support for mobile devices
- Accessibility features
- Hide the contents side bar (for small screens)
- Take notes (per page)
- Multiple choice question and answer
- Proof of participation certificate, using above with a minimum threshold score.
I hope you find the new interfaces useful, and I welcome your feedback.
PS: There is also a Step 4 currently in progress. This and some other cutting edge R&D activities are posted at Adam Bostock on Google+ if you want to keep up to date.