24 Hours with the Apple Watch
MAY 16, 2015
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.
Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP
Learning on the Leading Edge
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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.
Selfie number 1
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
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.
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
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
Google vs Apple Software Development
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
I am not an object oriented programmer, but if I was I would take Stanford's free course on how to develop apps for the Apple iPad / iTouch / iPhone environment. Given the huge uptake on this technology, I did watch the 1st session of the Stanford course which gives a techie like me an understanding of the Apple iOS. Starting at 16:41 of the first lecture, the course gives a quick overview of how Apple's development system is constructed. You may read / download the abstracts or the full papers.
An Overview of HTML5
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Apple is stopping support for Flash on the premise that HTML5 can solve all the development challenges that previously could only be solved through Flash. Regardless of how you feel about Apple's decision and whether or not you think Flash should coexist with HTML5, HTML5 looms in the not so distant future and it is important for web developers to understand what it is. by Jonathan Shoaf. standard. XHTML 2.0
Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.
APRIL 11, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? Sounds a lot like software engineering and implementation. By using technology like Inkling to engineer learning experiences, we help learners turn a social network into a learning network.
Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolets
APRIL 6, 2009
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!
Top 50 Mobile Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
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
MARCH 29, 2016
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.
The Gamification Explosion (History Of Gamification Pt.3)
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
6 Mobile Learning Trends That Grew in 2012
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
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
MARCH 14, 2013
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).
Virtual Reality – The Reality is that VR is not ready for real time learning (at least not yet)
MARCH 30, 2015
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.
Why We Still Use Backbone.js
JANUARY 7, 2016
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.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
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.
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines
JUNE 22, 2007
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
MARCH 4, 2013
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.
Top Tools for Learning
Learning and Working on the Web
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
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.
Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
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?
18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
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.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
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.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
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
AUGUST 30, 2006
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
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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
AUGUST 24, 2012
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?
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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!
John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon
MARCH 21, 2012
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.
E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2
ATD Learning Technologies
MARCH 1, 2016
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!
If the ancient Greeks only had Legos!
DECEMBER 14, 2010
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
JANUARY 11, 2012
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.
#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Apps available for download: Apple store, Blackberry store, Android store. Workflow engine. Well here it is, the final countdown. Every television show on New Year’s eve, heck anyone in public on New Year’s eve. Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Multilingual.
Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!
Will at Work Learning
MARCH 25, 2015
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!
NEED a JOB? Google is hiring Android Developers
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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
Hours of Glower: The Increasing Obsolescence of the Metric of Training Hours
JUNE 8, 2016
Sometimes there was no need to consider the extra space granted by the medium—for instance, if Led Zeppelin IV took up about 42 minutes on the vinyl LP format it was originally engineered for, well that’s how long it is, regardless of conversion to a later cassette or CD format. But would another 30 available minutes of musical real estate have made Led Zeppelin IV a “better” album if it was released in 2001 on CD instead of 1971? I’m comparing apples to oranges here, speculating about the product of one set of technologies compared to another set of technologies 30 years later.
The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]
JULY 2, 2012
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
JULY 18, 2012
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?
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine
MAY 8, 2007
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
Designing the killer experience
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
But I continue my decades long fascination with design, to the extent that it’s a whole category for my posts! An article on how Apple’s iPhone was designed caused me to reflect. And it worked: we got a working prototype up and running before the bubble burst. (I remember one time, the AI architect and the software engineer came in asking me to resolve an issue. I haven’t been put in the place of having ultimate responsibility for driving a complete user experience for over a decade, though I’ve been involved in advising on a lot on many such. design
A peak under eFront’s hood
JANUARY 5, 2015
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?
JUNE 13, 2008
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
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
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.
eFrontPro 4.2.0 – your favorite LMS with extra awesome
JUNE 10, 2015
Microsoft announced Windows 10, Google announced the new Android a couple of weeks ago and Apple just announced the next iOS and OS X versions. To handle enrolling and capacity issues, eFrontPro offers automatic waitlist management and automatic iCal invitations (compatible with MS’s Outlook, Apple’s Calendar and most popular calendar applications). But I digress. Enjoy!
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
The new web-based HTML5 authoring package looks and performs quite well and delivers an impressive array of authoring features that can produce exceptionally nice looking mobile content for the various web kit-based mobile devices and tablets including Apple’s iPad and the full range of Android-based tablets. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow.
State of the LMS 2012
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
SEO (Search engine optimization features) – 40%. 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. Survey. Lasted for one month. 69% said yes. Guess what?