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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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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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Google vs Apple Software Development


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.

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

Why a Learning Culture Helps You Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line

SHIFT eLearning

Have you ever wondered why Nokia lost the game to Apple ? And then came Apple, and the rest, as they say, is history. Why do you think search engine companies have come and gone (okay, some like Yahoo and Bing are still hanging around in the shadows) but Google stayed on and is prospering by the day? The answer is simple: Nokia lost because it failed to learn. Learn. Innovate.

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Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Social Learning

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.

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Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolets


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?

Representing corporate culture in elearning induction

Sponge UK

The following three quotes about corporate culture are from the founders of Google, Amazon and Apple.  Facebook Engineering Bootcamp Facebook is renowned for their Engineering Bootcamp. All members of the engineering department from entry-level coders to the Director of Engineering are required to attend. What is corporate culture? Can you tell which is which?

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


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

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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.

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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.

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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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!!!

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.

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.

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.

Pokemon Go: Does this mean augmented reality learning is a thing?


The Rift, Google Glass, and the Apple Watch are more or less specialist devices with limited appeal. The real world has never been enough. Sure, Sure, it’s enough for tigers, eagles, elephants, panda bears and their animal friends, but it has never been enough for Homo Sapiens (that’s us). We always tried to improve upon it or, at least, alter it to be more to our tastes. Enter Pokemon Go.

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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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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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


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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

Apple Siri , Amazon Echo , and Google Now are taking toddler steps in this domain. This will be an excellent performance support aid with voice control to your sales force and technical engineers. Year 2020…. Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. Mobi, can you tell me this? Isn’t it amazing?

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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!

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?

10 Things I Love about

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.

Hours of Glower: The Increasing Obsolescence of the Metric of Training Hours

Training Industry

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.