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mLearnCon Certificate Program: How to Move from Rapid Tools to Development Frameworks

Description:

Float Learning's managing director Chad Udell and director of client relations Scott McCormick will deliver a certificate program on Web development frameworks at mLearnCon 2013 in San Jose.

Many learning professionals may feel that since their rapid tools don’t support true mLearning needs or goals (just-in-time information delivery, use of device sensors, affordances, etc.) that they have nowhere to go to help them produce the web and application deliverables their performers require. Understanding the difference between what is currently available in templates and rapid toolkits and what HTML5 and CSS3 offers is a fundamental step in grasping what it is that makes mobile learning so very different than anything that has come before it.

Participants in this workshop will learn some options in development frameworks and see examples of how to employ them in your development efforts. Through a series of exercises, you will build a functional mobile web experience that leverages the user’s context to provide a custom-tailored experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The key difference between rapid toolkits and web development frameworks
  • How to write sound HTML5 and CSS using a development framework
  • How to access the device’s GPS coordinates
  • How to use touch gestures to capture user input

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, and mobile device features.

Audience:
Intermediate and advanced designers and developers with basic web design skills and a working knowledge of HTML/CSS.

Student technology needs:
Participants should bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, and text editor or HTML editor software.