How MPHI Created Mobile-friendly eLearning Using Lectora


“I was like a kid in the candy store. I had to force myself to go home at the end of the night.” That’s what Jane Boyden at MPHI said about Responsive Course Design™ in Lectora® when I spoke with her for a recent case study.First, some background: the Michigan Public Health Institute is a non-profit institute dedicated to improving public health through the use of state-of-the-art community health practices. Jane, Online Course Developer Level 3, and Laurie Taylor, Training and Development Manager, needed to create mobile-friendly video-based training for the State of Michigan.Let’s take a look.ChallengeThe State of Michigan had a series of prerecorded training webcasts that needed to be updated to add interactivity. The new eLearning course—“Building Healthy Communities”—needed to have more tracking capabilities than were available in a webcast, along with knowledge checks added. It also needed to be a mostly video-based course that was mobile-friendly.The mobile aspect was essential because the course would be delivered to a wide audience, so learners would be using a variety of device types and sizes. “Building Healthy Communities” was training for State of Michigan employees—anyone working with public health-based community education. The purpose of this eLearning course was to increase people’s skills and knowledge on better working with communities and understanding what health equity is and how it impacts the communities they’re working with.

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Laurie and Jane needed to take the old PowerPoint-based, narrated webcasts and convert everything up to a multimedia video-filled course that was mobile-friendly.In addition, creating a mobile-friendly course was new to Laurie and Jane. “Before using Lectora 16 with the Responsive Course Design, the courses we created weren’t really mobile-friendly,” said Jane.Want to see how the training turned out? Read the full MPHI case study.