Mobile technology and LGfL resources
LGfL Learning Resources and mobile devices
The LGfL Learning Resources portfolio has been built over 10 years, and contains a wide range of
different types of resources which use a variety different online technologies.
many of online content developers have relied on Adobe Flash technology to provide user interactivity, animations
and video on some LGfL content. The decision by Apple to not allow Adobe Flash to work on Apple iOS mobile
devices has restricted the availability on many LGfL Learning resources on
What LGfL resources audit 2012 can be used
on Apple iOS devices?
Appendix 1 is a summary audit of the
Learning Resources and describes the functionality possible on
mobile devices and shows:
- Main content that works on Apple mobile devices
- Video that plays on Apple mobile devices
- Embed codes for videos provided*
The LGfL Strategy for the future of LGfL
online learning resources on mobile devices
For the majority of
online educational resource providers the cost of re-coding
their existing products for existing customers is prohibitive. For the same reasons, LGfL has
been unable to justify the expense in commissioning ‘non flash’ versions of existing
LGfL Learning Resources.
In 2011, LGfL
started work on new Learning Resources where mobile device compatibility was
factored into the design from the start. A new video delivery system was also
developed to deliver higher quality video content that optimised not only to
the speed of connection, but also to the type of device viewing the content.
The LGfL Learning Resources that have the highest
compatibility with all platforms are the most recent LGfL content titles – that
have been produced ‘in house’ by LGfL e.g. the Royal
Mews, Everyone Matters, ReadingZone and The
Romans in London and Broadcast Engineering and Maths.
providers now produce their resources without Flash content – choosing to use
other technologies such as HTML5 or Java instead. Busy Things have a successful
range of Apple iOS app titles.
Recent (free) iOS apps linked to LGfL services are:
|LGfL USO accounts can be used to access the J2E online tool, allowing publishing directly from the iOS device. This app makes full use of the built in camera on apple mobile devices|
continue to monitor the changes to the way in which teachers and learners
access and use online learning resources and where practical and affordable,
will endeavour to deliver new content in formats that can be viewed on any
The London MLE and mobile devices
- The Fronter learning platform works fully on Apple iOS devices (eg iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) in the browser since January 2012 when the upgraded java text editor was implemented.
- Fronter has mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android platforms. (Read more....)
- All new Fronter developments have a 'mobile first' strategy - so mobile use is considered from the outset on any developments.
- Fronter does not use any Adobe flash functionality on the Learning Platform.
information about LGfL Learning Resources and strategies for the future please
London Grid for Learning Trust,
CI Tower, St Georges Square, New Malden, KT3 4TE