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22 Great Free ActionScript 3.0 Learning Resources

Upside Learning

About a year back we realized using AS 3.0 in the custom eLearning development would be essential. A few weeks back I wrote about the reasons for using ActionScript 3.0 [AS 3.0] in Flash based eLearning development. ActionScript 1:1 with Doug Winnie. Colin Moock’s lost ActionScript weekend. Getting Started with ActionScript 3.0 in Adobe Flash CS3. ActionScript 3.0

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite. In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. Send to Kindle.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. The latest version of ActionScript- ActionScript 3.0 [AS 3.0] was released in 2006. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. eLearning Development ActionScript 3.0 AS 3.0 over AS 1.0 or AS 2.0 –.

I Carry My ActionScript Around My Neck

eLearning Cyclops

Whenever I write new Flash Actionscript (that works) or find useful Actionscript, I make it a point to place it somewhere accessible where I can access it later. When I need the code again, I pop in the flash drive, copy the code and paste in right into Flash’s Actionscript pane. It may be years before I need that particular code again, but I want to access it quickly along with any associated notes I saved with it. Here has been my solution for many years. have added a personal wiki to my removable flash drive. There may be others out there, but this one works for me.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

There are many Flash/ActionScript libraries available for this purpose, some of which are listed below. 1. Below are two of the commonly used ActionScript libraries –. a. Tweetr – This is one of the most commonly used twitter ActionScript 3.0 TwitterScript – This is the one of the ActionScript 3.0 YouTube has the APIs for ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0,

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Courses Developed in ActionScript 3: If you have projects developed in ActionScript 3, you can use Flash Professional CS5 and higher to publish them as native apps for Android and iOS platforms. Tablet Learning, however, can be viewed as a separate category that serves as an effective stepping stone in the transition from eLearning to mLearning. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output.

How to Get Lectora Game Templates to Send Score Results to Your LMS

eLearning Brothers

The Lectora page needs to have a new variable declared on the page, and Flash needs to have the correct “ExternalInterface.call” setup in ActionScript. For Game Templates like the GameShow template, the “Actions: Frame 1″ ActionScript needs to be modified as shown below: function sendScoreToSCORM(scormScore). {. Now for the Flash. eLearning Game Templates.

Am I a Flash developer?

Learning Developments

ActionScript is just one more programming language I've learned in order to do this. I can use ActionScript to respond to events and work with Movie Clips. ActionScript FlashAs I build up my development skills and try to communicate my skills to others I do business with, I keep asking myself, "am I a Flash developer?" Adobe Flash is a very complicated product and in order to create a Flash application, you need a variety of skills. On one hand, as a software engineer, I am well equipped to write Flash applications. So I am quite well equipped to write Flash applications.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Related posts: eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it.  You want to discover any hidden issues before the big launch.”. This is true.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0 So here’s a few – 15 actually! – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. Adobe Edge Animate. And the icing on the cake?

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Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. ActionScript Captivate HTML5 Business Need Twitter FlashYou know a technology geek when you see one because when they see a new cool technology, their eyes light up. They think new technology is sexy and they want to find a way to incorporate it into their lives. This is what makes them so knowledgeable about technology.they love to tinker with it. Technology geeks find ways to use new technology where they can.

Adobe Captivate 5: Don't Quote Me!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The message refers to actionscript keywords and user variables , but John wasn't using actionscript or user variables. by Kevin Siegel. Prior to publishing a Captivate project, you should spend a few minutes filling in fields you will find in the Project Information window (via File > Project Info ). Why bother filling out these fields?   John didn't give up.

New Angry Birds (Like) eLearning Game Template

eLearning Brothers

fla) actionscript 3.0.  . We’ve recently added this fun new game template to the eLearning Template Library. Feed the Seals is very similar to Angry Birds as you have to slingshot a fish out to each seal. This game template is available in Flash (.fla) Demo Game Template. Note: This template is available to download for all current Template Library subscribers.

Do you know your E-learning Buckets?

Integrated Learnings

You could be a beginning Captivate user creating a self-paced page turner, you could be a Flash developer melding ActionScript and Javascript to communicate with an LMS, or you could be an instructor maxing out whiteboards and breakout rooms in Adobe Connect to synchronously engage learners. By Jonathan Shoaf. I've discovered recently I don't like the term e-learning. This is because I recently had to go through the process of understanding what salary you pay someone who is an e-learning developer. It turns out that it varies dramatically depending on who you ask. Self-Paced Learning.

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Using Challenges for Learning: Part 1

Twitterpated with Learning

I had a busy start to the year.*  In addition to working on several online, asynchronous learning projects, I taught an Adobe Flash/ActionScript 3 class as part of a college program focused on game design and development.  It was a lot of fun – I used to do a lot more in-person teaching and tutoring, and I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it until I dove back into it. My favorite part? 

Creating Flash Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Put Actionscript on its Own Layer. Tags: Featured Random Info Tips & Tricks actionscript flash start eLearning Templates We’ve been building a lot of eLearning Flash templates lately and I started to think what I’ve learned that I might be able to share. Lots of people like to use templates to start a project. It speeds up development time and can help new users build some great content without having to know how to build it from scratch. However there are a few things that, if done properly, help the templates to be more user-friendly. Lock Layers.

Free Flash eLearning Interaction Template

eLearning Brothers

You’ll notice that we are giving you both the actionscript 2 and 3 files. Once again, we are sharing another eLearning template for FREE! This is one of our Flash Interaction templates. You’ll need to own a copy of Adobe Flash to open this one. Hope you enjoy! Click the link below to go to our eLearning Templates site to download the files.

Programming Is Back The Rise of HTML5 for E Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

When e-learning was first gaining momentum (about 15 to 20 years ago), building courseware required some degree of programming capability: HTML and JavaScript to build a primary code base, ActionScript in Flash to create interactive objects and content, and a good knowledge of SCORM standards. “Just program it in HTML5.” ” “We are switching to HTML5.”

LearnDash Spotlight: Major Spanish University

LearnDash

for 17 years, mostly on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ColdFusion, Flash, ActionScript…). From time-to-time we like to do a spotlight on individuals who are using LearnDash to effectively deliver elearning on their WordPress powered sites. Today’s spotlight is on Luis Hernandez, an entrepreneur with plenty of I.T. experience. Tell us about yourself. have worked on I.T.

Easily Create eLearning Games and Interactions

eLearning Brothers

The Interaction Builder produces a Flash.swf file (Actionscript 2 or 3) when published and is perfect for authoring tools such as: Captivate 5 or 6. The Interaction Builder is online software that quickly creates Flash games and interactions that are easily imported into your rapid eLearning authoring tool. Building interactions is easy. No programming skills needed. No software to install.

April 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

22 Great Free ActionScript 3.0 Lists good tutorials and blogs on ActionScript 3.0 Tags: eLearning ActionScript 3.0 With 29 new posts, April has been the most active month on our blog. And we do realize that some of you would want to get a quick summary post at the end of the month that lists which ones were hot. Resources. Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts. Learning Resources.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

Related posts: Our Blog Turns One Today Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. thought it would be a good idea to share my list of top 25 blog posts on the subject.

[Video] 5 Steps for Using GreenSock Animations in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

first learned ActionScript and remember my excitement when I discovered an easier way to do cool animations with GreenSock, with just a few simple lines of code I could make things bounce, fade, move, tween, and much more. When I first started programming it was back when Flash was a big player in web development. started using it in Adobe Edge Animate and feel in love with it again.

Building a Branching Conversation Simulation with Flash, XML, and AS3

Twitterpated with Learning

Amanda's Projects Samples ActionScript Branching Conversation E-Learning Flash Scenario-Based Learning Simulations Techno Garble XMLI posted earlier about a branching conversation simulation that I created as part of a recent course. If you want to read about the simulation itself without the XML and AS code-ish techno garble stuff, click here to visit my previous post. Dialog Boxes.

Create Click Alerts in Flash

eLearning Brothers

Tags: Featured Flash Tips & Tricks actionscript Templates

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

Some authoring tools require additional programming skills like ActionScript, JavaScript, or HTML. I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask. Here Simple as that.

Create Awesome eLearning Games (Flash and HTML 5)

eLearning Brothers

Game formats available: Flash (Actionscript 2 and 3) – You download the.fla source file for the game and open/edit them in Adobe Flash software. Flash (Actionscript 2 and 3). Want to create and use awesome eLearning games in your courses? You’ve come to the right place! Here at eLearning Brothers we have lots of games for you to use. Ways to Access/Purchase our Games.

Articulate and Flash with Audio

eLearning Brothers

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Am I a Flash developer?

Learning Developments

ActionScript is just one more programming language I've learned in order to do this. I can use ActionScript to respond to events and work with Movie Clips. ActionScript FlashAs I build up my development skills and try to communicate my skills to others I do business with, I keep asking myself, "am I a Flash developer?" Adobe Flash is a very complicated product and in order to create a Flash application, you need a variety of skills. On one hand, as a software engineer, I am well equipped to write Flash applications. So I am quite well equipped to write Flash applications.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 10/26/2009

Experiencing eLearning

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Related posts: HTML 5 and eLearning Development eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4. Some pertinent questions need to be asked. Is it ready for eLearning Development?

Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. ActionScript Captivate HTML5 Business Need Twitter FlashYou know a technology geek when you see one because when they see a new cool technology, their eyes light up. They think new technology is sexy and they want to find a way to incorporate it into their lives. This is what makes them so knowledgeable about technology.they love to tinker with it. Technology geeks find ways to use new technology where they can.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

Related posts: Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Both have their own pros and cons. In this post, I attempt to discuss more on these. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. First, let’s look at template-based tools. These are typically WYSIWYG kind of tools.

On Losing My Good Boy…

Aaron Silvers

When I was up late nights, programming in ActionScript in our loft in downtown Chicago, he stayed up with me. It pains me to come back after a long hiatus from blogging with this, but it’s a personally sad day around these parts. Today, after a long year of watching his health decline, we had to put Mr. Chompers down. My family had a few dogs growing up. And how I loved him. Personal

Authoring Tools and Compatibility

Learning Developments

When you've created your project, you can export to the version of Flash and ActionScript you want to support. When eLearning designers and developers think about using a rapid development tool such as Lectora, they often think about the time savings they get when creating a visual pleasing project and the ability to create reusable components. System Compatibility Built In. Caveats.

A Run Through of Flash CS5 From Adobe TV

eLearning Cyclops

These include text layout framework, code snippets, ActionScript editor, Spring for bones, video improvements, new deco brushes, and Flash Builder & mobile content. Here is a video from AdobeTV of Greg Rewis' run through of some of the new features and improvements in Flash Professional CS5. link]. flash

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Supports ActionScript 3 (but I wouldn’t be surprised If Articulate fixes that soon). About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. Normally I only comment on major releases, but this one has some important features. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. The rest of the new features provide some differentiation. This last feature is something that Lectora has done. Price: $99.