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24 Hours with the Apple Watch

Tom Spiglanin

My Apple Watch arrived a few days ago. The packaging itself is classically Apple. Start your engines. Also in typical Apple fashion, the instruction manual was a few pages at most, in a dozen languages with lots of photos. In seconds the Apple logo appeared and I walked through the setup process, pairing it with my phone in just minutes. Taking it personally.

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Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Learning on the Leading Edge

Rometty is an IBM veteran (she joined the company in 1981 as a Systems Engineer, the same year I joined IBM actually), worked her way up to managing the integration of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and most recently ran sales and marketing. Contrast IBM's succession with two other recent succession stories: Apple and HP. Tim Cook, his successor, was also groomed for many years.

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Selfie number 1

Learning with e's

So here it is - my number one 'selfie' - a picture of me alongside the legendary Apple Computer inventor Steve Wozniak. asked him about the early days of Apple and his first meeting with Steve Jobs. Jobs was actually the business head behind Apple and had nothing to do with the design of the computers, which was solely Woz's domain. My conversation with him is captured here.

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This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

The former will require major reverse engineering of the video decoding frameworks on the iPhone, but the latter should be reasonably easy to implement.”. Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Tags: Innovation Mobile Learning Adobe Apple Frash HTML5 ipad IPhone mLearning Mobile

Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolets

eContent

and in the true spirit of this blog let's research the science and engineering of the game. Hopefully all these icons will survive into 2010. I'm not worried about the Apple Pie, but sometimes I wonder about Baseball (new stadiums, higher ticket prices, etc). The Crack of the Bat! Another baseball season is upon us. After all, I need an edge to win my fantasy baseball league!

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

recruitment executive in a pharmaceutical company is tasked with hiring chemical engineers. The purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft could alter the shape of the search engine advertising market. She says this could put existing leaders in B2B search engine advertising such as Google at a major disadvantage. billion USD. Let us see what they are. 1. What do you think?

Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources

Upside Learning

Apple Education. The Mobile Learning Engine (MLE) for Moodle. I’ve spent an inordinately long time writing a whitepaper on mobile learning trying to expound our thoughts about it and how it might be used in the workplace. I’ve been doing some research around it and I’ve documented some of the better links I’ve come across. Again, as with the links I posted about Games and Simulation, these aren’t categorized in any way nor does the order assume any significance. If you’re considering mobile learning in any shape or form, I’d suggest you give these a browse. Marc Prensky Blog.

Mindflash Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility

Mindflash

We provide the leading next generation Learning Management System (LMS) used by organizations from Apple to UBER, and we have been selected from a list of 500 semi-finalist companies of different sizes across a range of industries. No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to install or maintain. To learn more, please visit www.mindflash.com.

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6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

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. Here is a quick breakdown of the mobile learning trends you need to be watching. Tin Can API.

Coursera needs to start acting like a platform

George Siemens

At this stage, Coursera is most like Google in its positioning (edX most like Apple in its attention to detail and quality). Clearly and publicly define how partners can work with and share data, create an app engine that allows universities to contribute to the value of the marketplace by sharing their content creation and testing tools. Coursera is now in an enviable position among MOOC providers: they have more students than all the other providers combined (Udacity, edX, FutureLearn, peripheral players like LMS companies).

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The Gamification Explosion (History Of Gamification Pt.3)

Growth Engineering

Apple adds achievements to Game Center with the release of the iOS 5. Be that as it may, at Growth Engineering, we’ve taken a stab at our own predictions. appeared first on Growth Engineering. If you’ve been following out History of Gamification series, you’ll have learned all about the pioneers who laid the groundwork for the world we live in today. Gamification Co.

Why We Still Use Backbone.js

Enspire Learning

Apple, still mad about Adobe’s decision to focus more on PC performance a decade earlier, announced the birth of the iPhone, which also served to knock a few more props out from under the old-school e-learning development toolkit. This allows us to choose the best animation engine for the project’s requirements. It’s a very exciting time to be a front-end developer.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. June 22, 2007 in Search | Permalink Technorati Tags : search TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Alternative and Activist Search Engines : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

Ignatia Webs

As she mentioned that it was linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) textbooks, I got intrigued. But they do mention that the Apple versions (cross mobile) will be out soon as well. They only launched in January 2013 so still beta, which is the nicest state as all of our remarks on the tool are as such welcomed.

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Virtual Reality – The Reality is that VR is not ready for real time learning (at least not yet)

eLearning 24-7

Let’s play a game.  If you have a smartphone say “Aye”   If you have an Android smartphone, say “Aye, Aye”   If you have an Apple smartphone, say “lucky me”   If you have a Windows 8x smartphone say, “not yet” and if you have a Blackberry say, “I need to buy something else” If you said “Aye” you are in luck, because you too can experience a little bit of VR for about $10 (on Amazon) or build your own for free. If you have Apple don’t fret, there are a few out there.  Virtual Reality. Google Glass.

Top Tools for Learning

Learning and Working on the Web

Jane Hart compiles a list every year of what people find to be their best web tools for learning. Voting closes on 27 September. like the feature that automatically creates images in multiple sizes. Though the deletion of Pro accounts, for which I paid two years in advance, shows that Yahoo! It’s easy to use, has a huge community, and there are many plug-ins and additions available.

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Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

mLearning Revolution

Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. still have my very first iPod and still consider it a marvel of modern engineering. Ergonomically speaking, it was perfect and it only required one hand to use. Happy 12th Birthday iPod! What About You?

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18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

For all you Apple fan boys, this post is manna from heaven! And for those of you who love to hate the pad, fret not, there’s something beyond the big Apple too. Native Apple apps are a hot commodity, and in today’s mobile application ecosystem, mobile web apps are not sexy. Video Search Engine Qwiki Is Now Available To The Public. Here’s the lowdown on this new engine.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

One vendor has it live – the Genie authoring tool from Growth Engineering; and two other vendors have it in beta mode.  I should state that Elucidat has it too – sorry, forgot.   I’m talking real games here BTW, not static slammers, that want me to slam my fist through the paper airplane I was just making.  “Look, it’s an airplane game!” The new and cool. 

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

Apple Learning Games. And You Thought Mechanical Engineering was Boring- Kapp Notes, August 14, 2008. When writing the whitepaper about Casual games , I did a fair bit of research and looked at several hundred web links. While doing so, I documented a few of the better ones. I’d been mulling posting these to the blog. So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list.

Does the Big Apple Finally Get It? - NorthStarNerd.Org

eContent

NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Fall 2006 Webcasts - University of California Berkeley | Main | Optimizing Your Blog » August 30, 2006 Does the Big Apple Finally Get It? Does the Big Apple finally get it (i.e. Tim Miller on Science Fair: Convair 580 Turboprop Engine! rebecca on Engineering Learning with a Twist! Both operations are interested in talking to me about corporate use of blogs and wikis.

In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Reading from a script is not for me Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning * Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple October Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett Cases in custom content development: tentative suggestion 2 – never regard a job as finished Cases in custom content development: tentative suggestion 1 – consult early and widely The Big Question: Does Gamification have a role in Workplace Learning? I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view.

Bundle resources and you may not need courses

Clive on Learning

They don't sit on an LMS, where each individual's usage is monitored, but on the intranet, where they can be freely accessed at any time and found using a search engine. number of popular blogs which I have now subscribed to, A couple of digital arts/photography magazines in the Apple Newsstand. More and more I am being asked by clients to help them assemble a collection of resources to support some new business initiative. Not 'courses' - although they may also provide some of these - but 'resources'. More formal reference material, in HTML or PDF format. Endless YouTube videos.

Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?

Tony Karrer

We don't know whether Apple iOS will eventually support Flash to stave off competition from competitors. Originally, I thought that Apple would bow to pressure. But let's assume for a second that you believe that Apple will cave and iOS will support Flash. Can these gradients be applied to the text rendering engine? All of the above is greatly impacted by the choice that Apple makes around iOS support. Of course, my guess early on was that Apple would bow to pressure. Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! Come on!

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Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Video search – think video search engine. active users) which can create confusion when trying to compare pricing apples to apples. Flashback. VHS VCR comes home – literally if you bought one.  Beta is better, but VHS wins.  Beta player owners realize the game is up – and decide to cryogenically freeze players until the masses realize what they are missing.

John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Think Apple products!) STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Build from Foundations : Get your hands dirty. Artists fly kites.

If the ancient Greeks only had Legos!

eContent

Fast forward a bit over 100 years and some Apple Computer engineers replicate and build a copy of the device using Legos! This is so very cool. The ancient Greeks developed a mechanical computer which they used to predict celestial events. All knowledge of their computing device was lost for over 2,000 years. Read the full story in the magazine Nature. video link ). Legos

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

This is obviously important because after all, YouTube is the second largest search engine, so you’ll want to do this if you want your content to be found. 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.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

Does Articulate have plans to offer their software for Apple devices? I am not aware of any plans for a Mac version. An LMS can have a rating system, a recommendation engine, and effective search capabilities to help your learners find the right content. At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. It depends!

NEED a JOB? Google is hiring Android Developers

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Amplify’d from www.wired.com Google Embarks on App Developer Hiring Spree To try to catch up to Apple, deep-pocketed Google intends to grow its app community with the brute force technique of hiring engineers and product managers with mobile app expertise to build Android apps in-house, according to the Wall Street Journal : Read more at www.wired.com See this Amp at [link

Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

Will at Work Learning

You’re comparing apples and your squeezed orange. That, to me, is like saying we’re going to see if the car runs by ensuring the engine runs. Even if it does, but if the engine isn’t connected through the drivetrain to the wheels, it’s irrelevant. Kirkpatrick looks at the drive train, learning evaluations look at the engine. also think they help me learn. Will:   Clark!

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

mLearning Revolution

That is exactly what Mayra did using Camtasia 8′s new recording engine, Smart Focus and all the new features around interactivity. For the most part it has remained a fairly passive experience. mean we sit back and watch a video, pause and play it, and rewind and fast forward it, but that’s about it. Video and the Flipped Classroom. link]. Here’s an example. link]. link].

Using White Space for Clutter-Free eLearning

Integrated Learnings

great example of this is the homepage for Bing - Microsoft’s search engine. Luxury brands, cosmetics, and of course Apple often use this to their advantage to convey simplicity and elegance. By Joseph Suarez. Imagine two scenarios. First, you are driving in a car down an open road with the windows down. Second, you are standing in a crowded bus stuck in traffic. What is White Space?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Avatar Experiment | Main | Fleck.Web page annotation » May 08, 2007 PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine That is a screen shot from PaperVision 3D. From the " About " section: "Papervision is the 3D engine I’ve been working on during the past months. Sweet huh? del.icio.us

A peak under eFront’s hood

eFront

In either case, it might be interesting to take a look under the hood, and see what makes its engine tick: the technologies, APIs, programming libraries and tools we used in creating it. On the contrary, most respected software companies, from Microsoft and Apple to IBM, Google and Oracle release tons of Open Source products themselves, and rely on many other Open Source tools.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Mathway Tool to create my own search engine tailored to my needs? Google Custom Search Engine Human-powered search engine? Mahalo Metasearch engine with visual display interfaces? Search engine that groups the results by topic via automated clustering technology? Vivisimo Science-specific search engine? Google Alerts Energy saving search engine?

Blogphilosophy: annoyed by genius @Thrun on education, me on a rant

Ignatia Webs

Because the article got me increasingly agitated the last couple of days, as Mr Engineer was simplifying education rather heavily and was surprised that his GREAT GENIUS was not able to come up with an education-for-all solution within 2 years time! Every good teacher will be able to tell anyone that education and learning is really complex and that not two learners are the same.