Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]
FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Last week Cisco published a research paper entitled “ Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 ,” which included some staggering figures, as to the speed with which we are adopting internet-connected mobile devices around the world. mobile devices per capita. Mobilize Learning by Optimizing it for Touch.
These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
. All signs continue to point to a near future where mobile devices will surpass desktop PCs for how we connect to the Internet, shop, and most other things, including learning. believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design.
My Thoughts on Adobe, Captivate, Articulate, Storyline, Mobile Learning and More [Interview]
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Here are some topics we covered and my honest thoughts on how I feel about them: My departure from Adobe and my thoughts on the new corporate world. My Thoughts on Adobe Captivate and the challenges ahead. Why I’m excited about Apple iBooks Author beyond Apple’s walled-garden and EULA. Mobile Learning and Tablets. And much more. Send to Kindle.
What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8
MAY 20, 2014
Most of you may be wondering what are some of the new features to Adobe Captivate 8. Let’s get down to brass tacks and see what’s new with Adobe Captivate 8: Responsive Project Design. It means you can create eLearning to be fully functional on a mobile device or tablet. Pinch, zoom, tap, and swipe allow your learners to interact with your content for your mobile phone.
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
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.
6 Reasons Why Responsive Design Makes sense as the Future of e-Learning and m-Learning Design
MARCH 4, 2015
have two iPads, two iPhones, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″, a Nexus 7, a Moto X, an old Motorola Xoom, three Kindles, a touch-enabled Windows 8 laptop, two Apple MacBook Pro laptops, an iMac and a Windows 8 PC. According to Cisco, by the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices exceeded the number of people on earth, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 One Learning.
Training: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
JULY 7, 2014
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can […].
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times
APRIL 24, 2012
First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. After watching the launch presentation yesterday and keeping an eye on what people are saying about it on Twitter, I think it’s safe to say that this has been one of the most impressive and successful launches in the history of Adobe. eLearning Mobile Learning featured
Talking Mobile Learning, Gadgets, Tablets, Flash and More [Video Interview]
APRIL 13, 2011
You can read more about our Interview on the RKCS Learning Solutions Blog. have also embedded the interview video below: An Interview with RJ Jacquez from RKCS Learning Solutions on Vimeo. Interview , Mobile , eLearning , Adobe. Send to Kindle. eLearning Interviews featured
Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review
DECEMBER 28, 2011
It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. a.k.a. Bullseye!
Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development
APRIL 14, 2010
The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. The same Flash file published as SWF or AIR app would work with other mobile devices supporting Flash Player 10.1 or AIR 2.0.
eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.
JULY 19, 2015
As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. believe it’s critical for us to embrace this way of thinking when Designing mobile learning for multiple screens. To say that Mobile has been a game-changer in our lives is an understatement.
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
Adobe Edge Animate. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Storyline publishes to three different formats: Flash, HTML5, and iOS for iPad, delivering rich multimedia and interactivity for tablet learning. Hot Lava Mobile. Mobile Learning
¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?
JUNE 4, 2012
No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Desconozco las cifras exactas pero me atrevería a decir que más de 98% de todos los cursos de eLearning estuvieron o están basados en Adobe Flash (es decir, el estudiante necesita instalar Adobe Flash Player).
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. 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. Samsung S3).
Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?
JANUARY 22, 2013
Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. It literally revolutionised the ‘hand held’ mobile, tablet market across the world. number of Rapid Authoring tools, like Adobe Captivate 5.5 Mobile LearningWatch this amazing video.
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Looking back, perhaps I should have done this right after leaving Adobe. I’m feeling refreshed and ready for round two with new ideas for my blog, books, courses on mLearning, presentations, and excited to take on a new projects for organizations looking to mobilize their learning. Kudos to Adobe! Mobile Learning eLearning featured mLearning mobile
6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012
JANUARY 17, 2012
If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. personally happen to think that Adobe’s recent news that they would be stopping further development of Flash on mobile is just the beginning of the end for Flash on Desktop, too.
This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7
JULY 1, 2012
Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here: [link]. 2. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. 4. Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean (Android 4.1
Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning
FEBRUARY 18, 2010
On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1 Mobile device platforms are diversified – from screen sizes to the operating-systems driving the devices.
Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate 6 for iPad Publishing [FAQ]
JULY 7, 2012
First off I think this question is fairly shortsighted because I believe real multi-screen design and deployment of “ learning ” should go beyond just publishing for iPad consumption. And then there’s the fact that I don’t believe we should literally convert the same exact desktop eLearning to HTML for mobile devices, including the iPad. Answer to this FAQ.
Mobile Learning Roundup: 10 Top Posts From Our Blog
MAY 24, 2010
Mobile technology, by far, has been the most rapidly adopted technology in history. At Upside Learning, we understand this well and have constantly strived to address multifarious platforms in this technology space. Over the past couple of months, we have discussed how mobile technology will permeate into our lives, radically changing the way we live and learn.
This Week in mLearning Podcast – Native Apps vs. Mobile Web [Episode 2]
APRIL 14, 2012
Welcome to our second episode of our new podcast entitled “This Week in Mobile Learning.” For those asking about when this podcast will be available through iTunes, I have already submitted the show and I’m now awaiting approval from Apple. This week´s stories: Google’s Project Glasses, Instragram bought by Facebook for a cool Billion, Adobe Shadow 2, etc. Native apps vs. the mobile web: What is a viable solution for developing and deploying mLearning? eLearning Mobile Learning Podcast Tablets as content creation devices.
10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]
JULY 25, 2012
I love Mobile and everything that it represents. enjoy the simplicity of mobile. suppose you can say that I think “ mobile-first ” and everything else, including desktop-second. This is why I’m a big fan of Luke Wroblewski’s book entitled Mobile First. Mobile is the future and we must to be part of it. Time is precious on mobile.”
7 Free Online Tools for CSS Optimization
JULY 5, 2013
If you truly want to develop learning, or any other type of content that can be viewed on multiple screens, including desktops and laptops, smartphones, tablets, as well as future devices, such as Google Glass, the only solid solution is by using Responsive Web Design principles. 1024 x 768 Adobe Captivate 6 course converted to HTML5 and viewed on an Apple iPhone. Devilous.
20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
As people increasingly embrace social media and new technologies with open arms, social learning, informal learning and blended learning continue to gain a strong foothold in an organization’s learning palette. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further? How Blended Learning Will Change the World. wonder.
Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
I a recent post, I shared 6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012 and one of those trends I listed was the need for rapid eLearning tools vendors to have a presence on mobile app stores. In fact I think every company that has traditionally made desktop software, needs to come out with a mobile App that complements their desktop software before someone else does.
Hands On Guide: How We Used iBooks Author to Replace PC-Based eLearning
JUNE 19, 2012
January’s announcement of iBooks Author , Apple’s free tool for creating multi-touch books for the iPad, was big news for educators. And while most of the focus has been on textbooks and classroom learning, we think there is a huge opportunity for workplace learning and training to leverage iBooks as well. Mobile Learning Uncategorized e-learning ibook iPad
The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]
JUNE 20, 2012
believe this helps us understand what we are seeing today in this new era of mobile computing. Having said that, I’m not sure I agree with their approach as compared to Apple with their iPad. Microsoft is holding on to everything they know about the PC as they figure out how to compete in a mobile, Post-PC era. eLearning Mobile Learning featured
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
In February of 2011, Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash , I pointed to the smart moves by Rapid Intake to work around this problem. Well, I believe we've seen continuing signs of this with Adobe moving its tools towards HTML 5. And now, Adobe Admits: Apple Won, Flash For Mobile is Done, HTML5 is the Future. What does all of this mean?
Hands On Guide: How We Used iBooks Author to Replace PC-Based eLearning
JUNE 19, 2012
January’s announcement of iBooks Author , Apple’s free tool for creating multi-touch books for the iPad, was big news for educators. And while most of the focus has been on textbooks and classroom learning, we think there is a huge opportunity for workplace learning and training to leverage iBooks as well. When Dow Agrosciences , one of our long-standing clients, asked us to create an iBook for field reps with little to no internet connectivity, we jumped at the chance to learn about the tool. Apple has dropped gift in the eLearning industry’s lap.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
Adobe Photoshop Express – in the cloud and very popular. Mobile Learning. Let’s see – what is the fastest e-learning subset ever to garner audience interest for all solutions? Hmm, oh yeah mobile learning. It has blown past social learning, and continues to roll. The rapid increase in mobile learning is tied directly to tablets. Yet, today it is gaining fast adoption across all e-learning lines. Keys to success will be based on the following offerings within the m-learning tool. Apple. Trend 1.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. no matter where or when we choose/need to learn. 3. Summary.
Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development
APRIL 20, 2010
Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] of products and attempts to provide just that – the ability to simulate a variety of devices. It helps preview and test any content developed for various mobile devices using the Creative Suite.
Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad
MARCH 27, 2011
trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. Buyers and Sellers of courses who can then use the course in any learning management system, so they are not tied to one LMS, is happening. Learning 24/7.
IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I
JUNE 24, 2010
The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications. This is the first. Planning Your iPhone Software Product.