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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Apps available for download: Apple store, Blackberry store, Android store. Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systemsWell here it is, the final countdown. Unlimited portals. TinCan with online/offline synch. Multilingual.

6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

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In the past, smart phones and tablets were something only the “trend setters” had, but now that they are more affordable and accessible than ever (with Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 5 earlier this month, the iPhone 4S price has dropped to $99) it’s no wonder mLearning has taken off. All of these trends saw significant uptake in 2012… and look to continue. 1.

State of the LMS 2012

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This follows the Apple angle on iBook publishing and Amazon as well. For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Survey.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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In the past year: Apple has filed a patent for 3D Kinect experience using touch free gesturing. Another Apple patent includes allowing users via touch free gesturing to move content from one device to another (example from your iPad to your television). Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. This is my major hot trend for 2012. See you back in 2012. Brainstorming?

Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning

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I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. MobileFirst. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) June 11, 2012. Like millions of people around the world, I too was glued to my computer on June 11 2012, following closely every news announcement Apple shared at their annual WWDC event. What do you think?

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch. 1. Where do you see Rapid eLearning Vendor focus their development efforts in 2012? still go to Church of course.

Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Even Apple will experience downturns, even if slight. The Wall Street Journal ( [link] ) reports Apple CEO Tim Cook just started exploring the world of employee benefits, such as product discounts and matching charitable donations. As Apple works to satisfy employees’ needs to better control their jobs by making project assignments more flexible, he also shows his appreciation by “gushing” about employees to the media. If Apple has a bad quarter, the adrenaline rush is soon over.

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Apple iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks and Mobile Learning [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

Today Apple unveiled iBooks 2 for the iPad and iBooks Author for the Mac. What I didn’t know was how easy Apple would make it for anyone to create these interactive books, using video, audio, Keynote presentations and even simple-to-create quizzes, that’s where iBooks Author for Mac comes in. Mobile Learning , mLearning , Apple , iBooks. The idea is to revolutionize Textbook as we know them (static) and make them interactive through video, audio, quizzes and other types of interactivity. It really is something. It’s fascinating for sure. Send to Kindle.

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eLearning: Apple's WWDC Announcements and the Industry Impact

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  At the 23rd annual  WWDC , Apple announced its new lineup of Macbooks and new stuff Siri has learned, as well as  (some pretty cool) new features coming with iOS 6. Apple's iPad Officially Passes the Higher Education Test. For eLearning professionals, a couple of the new iOS 6 features may be of particular interest. With the new release, you'll be able to simply circle items on-screen that you'd rather learners not touch while they work within an app (the settings button, for example). Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad.

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Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Even Apple will experience downturns, even if slight. The Wall Street Journal ( [link] ) reports Apple CEO Tim Cook just started exploring the world of employee benefits, such as product discounts and matching charitable donations. As Apple works to satisfy employees’ needs to better control their jobs by making project assignments more flexible, he also shows his appreciation by “gushing” about employees to the media. If Apple has a bad quarter, the adrenaline rush is soon over.

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The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

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This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 20, 2012. Too much work. Right there in real-time?

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

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2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Here’s another statistic that bodes well for mobile, Apple sold more iPads in Q4 2011 than any individual PC manufacturer sold PCs.

The future of MOOCs

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It’s all very well for Apple-owning, organic-buying professionals to cast aspersions, but consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. The former is the subject of such disdain.

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2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

JULY 16, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. OCTOBER 1, 2012. The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools 2012. MAY 23, 2012. When I first wrote that, I said 2012. Here’s how.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s all very well for Apple-owning, organic-buying professionals to cast aspersions, but consider the girl in Pakistan who’s too scared to set foot in a classroom. MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs. The former is the subject of such disdain.

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33 e-learning posts

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As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. blogging e-learning 2012 blog elearningIn case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience. Thanks for reading! Aus-e-learning. The hardworking woodcutter.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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You may have noticed already – mobile platforms (or operating systems) are jostling for larger share of the pie with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android together ruling the market as of now. Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content.

Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics.

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Bad Apple

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Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design.

TV In The Future Of Learning

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There are already products out there like Apple TV and Google TV that connect to the internet and conventional television sources to dish up a much more substantial interactive experience than that provided by regular one-way TV. In the last couple of posts, I have been exploring themes that are related to the future of technology-mediated learning. The delineation was quite clear.

Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

Thus they become native apps that work for Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and more.  Native apps are apps developed specifically for a single platform such as the Apple iOS or Google Android operating system.  John Park is my guest blogger. invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. Want to go?

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

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We need to start thinking of them as "iOS" devices and "Android" devices - they just happen to be mobile too. A few companies mentioned that they are standardizing on Apple, but the general consensus among all the companies is that there are still too many platforms in the market and companies need a "platform neutral" strategy. applications. ").

Even Apple Worries about Employee Retention

Learning on the Leading Edge

That cool factor is what lures and commits employees to Apple. Even Apple will experience downturns, even if slight. The Wall Street Journal ( [link] ) reports Apple CEO Tim Cook just started exploring the world of employee benefits, such as product discounts and matching charitable donations. As Apple works to satisfy employees’ needs to better control their jobs by making project assignments more flexible, he also shows his appreciation by “gushing” about employees to the media. If Apple has a bad quarter, the adrenaline rush is soon over.

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Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

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Learners using an Apple mobile device such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions upon millions of potential learners) cannot use SWF content at all. Learners using an Apple mobile device who attempt to open a SWF are met with a warning that SWFs are not supported. If you'd like to create content for the Apple mobile devices, hope is not lost. This week, HTML5.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

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There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain. Absolutely we can.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012. So, that’s a wrap for 2012. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Bullseye.

Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

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Not to mention the fact that you may need to go through store approval, just ask the makers of the OnLive app, who has been waiting for Apple’s approval for 6 months. I’m not saying this will happen to your learning app, as it may be for internal deployment, in which case your app may never need to go through the App store, but hopefully you get my point here. What do you think?

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Competition: Love elearning & writing about it? You can win an iPad!

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eLearning Guest post Learning News apple competition elearning ipadWe would like to invite you to participate in our eLearning competition for best blog post! The competition will take place from November 26th to Dec 17th and during that period we will accept blog entries on the following topics: Informal learning in the workplace. Social learning in the workplace. Tablet learning.

Bad Apple

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Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them. customer service Apple card code gift iTunes label scratchObviously I hadn’t handled an iTunes card in a while.

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

We need to start thinking of them as "iOS" devices and "Android" devices - they just happen to be mobile too. A few companies mentioned that they are standardizing on Apple, but the general consensus among all the companies is that there are still too many platforms in the market and companies need a "platform neutral" strategy. applications. ").

Bern, baby, Bern

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Apple-1, Apple Computer Company, 1976. While I was in Europe for Didacta last month, I took the opportunity to visit Bern in Switzerland. The Swiss capital is both beautiful and odd. (I mean that in a good way.) The town centre is medieval, the people speak a peculiar dialect of German peppered with French, and a riverside park at the edge of the old town houses a couple of real-life bears!

Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

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Apple iPads have a significant head start in educational institutions so there may be a conflict as a result of adopting multiple ecosystems. Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft. Mobile Learning Microsoft Surface mLearning

Poll – How much would you (realistically) pay for an eTextbook?

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There is a rumour that an imminent Apple event is going to concentrate on two large educational projects, a subject area that was close to the heart for Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs. Expect a handsome percentage from any book sale to go to Apple before you, the author, gets a look in though. The poll will run until February 1st, 2012. Image source: Elio Rojano.

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Apple Announces Textbook Revolution

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This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. Apples iBooks will sell for no more than $14.99. But the exciting thing is that if you are familiar with Apple apps then it won't take much more than that for you to start writing a fully interactive textbook of your own. But like I said, this is an Apple app and that's just how you do it. From the Apple web site. I'll let you go off and explore the Apple site and other places to get more details. Everyone knew this was coming. No fuss.

33 e-learning posts

E-Learning Provocateur

As 2012 draws to a close, I reflect upon another big year of blogging. Learning events in the Asia-Pacific region 2012. Bad Apple. blogging e-learning 2012 blog elearning learningIn case you missed any of my 33 posts about e-learning (or something vaguely related), I have listed them below for your convenience. Thanks for reading! Aus-e-learning. Learning?

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

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#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: CNET Live blogged the iPhone Keynote. Credit: CNET/James Martin).

The Future of Education: EPIC 2020

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free content, pay only for assessment, transferable credits based on ability, Apple buys Amazon, iTunesU becomes the ed app platform, preference matching, Google buys Udacity and Khan Academy, tied to education model, most colleges wait it out as badges replace degrees, residential college campuses are for the children of the wealthy only, Google unleashes EPIC the all-knowing learning system, 2020″ Take it with a pinch of salt, but think about how feasible this scenario is? “In 2018 badges replace degrees as the preferred skill validation for companies. ” and.

Do Learners on Mobile really know what they want in mLearning?

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really liked the tweet and immediately ReTweeted it: Ask how your audience is using mobile devices, then design for them ~ Lasher #mLearnCon — Jay Lambert (@LambertJay) June 21, 2012. One of my favorite lessons from Steve Jobs was that Apple didn’t do much in the way of Focus Groups in order to figure out what their next products would be. Steve believed that most people didn’t even know they needed something until Apple invented it and then wondered how they ever got along without it. thought about it for some time and decided to write this blog post.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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For example, while the iPad does not require a special app for properly consuming interactive videos, Apple from what I understand does render videos differently on the iPhone and thus why TechSmith made available the Tech Smith Smart Player app on the iPhone in order to provide a full and consistent experience across devices. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

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screenr.com/E63s. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 10, 2012. By now we all know that Apple will never embrace Flash and most everyone has moved on and began making the necessary transitions toward HTML5 so that iOS devices can display videos properly for their end-users. So much for that. More on this in the eBook I’m writing on what I learned at Adobe. Let me explain.

Why I disagree with Mark Zuckerberg who claims the iPad isn’t mobile [Poll]

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There are many ways of interpreting what Mark said and what he really meant by it, was he kidding about it, was it his way of dissing Apple or did he actually believe the iPad was just like a PC and not really a mobile device, and thus serving iPad Facebook users the same desktop version of Facebook.com would suffice? This is where I disagree. Send to Kindle.

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Hacking Siri for Learning

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When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software. You can find out more about it here: [link]. developer was able to hack Siri to find and play content through media center software.

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The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

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It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. Not only did Adobe withstand the battle but in the end I would argue that it came out stronger than it went it. Send to Kindle.

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The Genericization Of Content

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So if I were looking at a course on a Nokia Symbian phone vs. a Apple iPad, I’d expect the iPad to provide a much better user experience than on the Symbian phone simply because it is capable of much more. This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. Why do I think this way? Choose wisely.

These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Having said that, here are three very compelling stats that all bode well for mobile learning: Apple recently announced that they had sold 15.4 Apple surpassed Hewlett-Packard in PC sales and revenue. Apple sold 15.4 via Apple Sold More iPads Than HP Sold PCs – John Paczkowski – News – AllThingsD. million iPads. Amazing numbers. million iPads and 5.2

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