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Beyond eBooks

Clark Quinn

Because, frankly, the ebook formats are still too limited. We can now embed the digital media within ebooks. Why ebooks, not on the web?  I think it’s primarily about the ergonomics. However, we can’t quite do what I want with ebooks. The ebook standards don’t yet support it, though they could. Apple’s expanded the ePub format with the ability to do quick knowledge checks (e.g. Among the things I’ve been doing lately is talking to folks who’ve got content and are thinking about the opportunities beyond books.

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The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

mLearning Revolution

This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. If you don’t have a Mac or just want to see how iBooks Author works and what it takes to create interactive eBooks, I posted a hands-on video yesterday HERE. Too much work. Right there in real-time?

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. changed the game by providing us with a new direct channel for ILT materials – the eBook.

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results! Clearly the Apple iPad has drawn much applause and an equal amount of criticism in the last few weeks. At Upside Learning we’ve been thinking about ways the Apple iPad can be useful for eLearning – especially in the workplace. Kindle (+ other eBook readers)? MP3 Players?

eBooks - a potted guide to what I wanted to know

Learning Rocks

A great session at weelearning recently left me fired up and thinking about ebooks like I've never considered before. What's the problem with ebooks? I've had a number of ebook readers on my Android phones but have always been bamboozled by their boasts about compatibility with dozens of formats. Provided, that is, that they are already in ebook formats. screen).

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The end of publishing as we know it

E-Learning Provocateur

have since published Ryan the Lion via Smashwords too for similar reasons, but principally because of their distribution deal with Apple. Tags: e-books self publishing storytelling ebooks informal learning In my previous article , I pondered how we are – finally! entering the age of the e-book. lost art. Storytelling is as old as language itself. Light at the end of the tunnel.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

originally chose Smashwords because of their distribution deal with Apple, but I have since found them to be a pleasure to work with. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. Assuming you have received your rejections – or more likely, no replies at all – you will now be ready to stick it up their proverbials and self publish. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

originally chose Smashwords because of their distribution deal with Apple, but I have since found them to be a pleasure to work with. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. Assuming you have received your rejections – or more likely, no replies at all – you will now be ready to stick it up their proverbials and self publish. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The lovers are typically Apple fan-boys who are crazy about anything Apple, so their devotion to any bit of technology that Steve Jobs throws into the market is taken for granted. The baiters are mostly alternate technology lovers and who will hate pretty much anything that Apple develops; simply because of Apple’s “captive/lock-in users&# business model. I am the fence sitter, I’ll be the first to admit that Apple doesn’t just make a product, it creates a user experience and there is much to learn from Jobs and company. Can you? 2.

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All You Need to Know About Converting Flash-based E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

It’s not something has just been ignited; HTML5first assumed significance when Steve Jobs announced that Apple devices would not support Flash plug-ins. To know more about HTML5, the process of conversion, and the tools used for the conversion, download the free eBook Migrating Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5. There is quite a buzz around Flash and HTML5 these days. Don’t worry.

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

eLearning 24-7

The issues is how often is it being utilized not just in consumer marketplace, but in our case in learning.  I know of one vendor who says you can see their courses on an Apple smartwatch.  Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too.  Reading an ebook or watching an employee video (and falling asleep doing it) offline?  I don’t know about you, perhaps you have never seen it. WBT Fact Time. The actual term to refer to online courses is WBT: Web Based Training.  CBT was not designed nor created to go online.  Internet of Things.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Technological determinism is a philosophy that has implications for e-learning professionals as we grapple with technologies such as smartphones, tablets, ebooks, gamification, QR codes, augmented reality, the cloud, telepresence, ADDIE, SAM, and of course, MOOCs. It’s how a lot of people view Apple products for example, and it’s extremist. Guns don’t kill people.

The equation for change

E-Learning Provocateur

Technological determinism is a philosophy that has implications for e-learning professionals as we grapple with technologies such as smartphones, tablets, ebooks, gamification, QR codes, augmented reality, the cloud, telepresence, ADDIE, SAM, and of course, MOOCs. It’s how a lot of people view Apple products for example, and it’s extremist. Guns don’t kill people.

10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry

eLearningMind

We created an eBook that will help guide you in the right direction ). 5. We have a free eBook all about how to apply gamification to your learning strategy. ). 7. Say what you will about Google Glass or the Apple Watch, but wearable tech will generate $30 billion in revenue over the next five years. Say what you will about Google Glass or the Apple Watch, but wearable tech will generate $30 billion in revenue over the next five years. But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Targeting The Most Reluctant Leaners with Soft Skills Training.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. Not surprisingly, there is a plethora of rapid authoring tools available today that do this. and later. Surprised? learning.

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10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

More on this in the eBook I’m writing on what I learned at Adobe. 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. Let me explain. Then you can Publish and Tweet a link to your recording.

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

Ebooks. www.apple.com/designed-by-apple/ (Nick shared a really nice video done by apple about design and intention. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro with Sealworks Trends eLearning community and what we’re doing is rapidly changing. There are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as people on the planet (7.2 Over 10 apps per human.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 27

Upside Learning

guide to 10 great tools for digital storytelling with a class – create comics, animations and eBooks. 8. According to a May 2011 survey by the Nielson Company, about 37% of mobile consumers have a smartphone, with a majority of these individuals using either an Android or an Apple model. This time around we focus on the basics – learning and its right mix. Know about it here. 6.

Top 20 Guides for Setting Up an Internal App Store

Learnnovators

This concept, which evolved from the original idea of Apple’s App Store model, is reshaping our perceptions of how both a software as well as a learning delivery system should function in today’s business scenario. eBook. THE QUOTE: “Qualcomm is huge – we have 30,000 staff, spread out all over the globe… our focus has been on creating an ecosystem for mobile. Survey. Videos.

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E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise

eLearning 24-7

Publishing components – eTextbooks, eBooks (a couple of systems you can create eBooks),  built-in authoring tools but not what you would ideally want sans the asynch based courses, in which case the authoring tool is not great but will work. have a good friend who is pro-Apple across the board. As anyone who has ever gone to school knows (excluding higher ed) when the bell rings that means you are in your seats ready to start the day. RING RING RING RING. Hey Aaron get in your seat. You can stare at Ohio on the map another day. Features On The Rise. Features Unite!

My First 10 Screenr Video Tips and how other Screencasters use the Service

mLearning Revolution

How to add interactive image galleries to eBooks in Apple iBooks Author. Since posting 10 Things I love about Screenr.com , I have been recording my own screencasts almost daily as a way to stay creative by sharing tips on some of my favorite utilities, apps and browser extensions that help me stay productive. It’s a treat! OpenSesame. Kelly Ping. Mark Schwartz. David Anderson.

Steve Jobs and Lessons for Designing Learning

Learning Cafe

When Steve Job’s resignation as the CEO of Apple made the headline item on ABC news (Australian) I knew it was serious news. The visionary has managed to make Apple one of the largest company (by market capitalisation just behind Exxon Mobile (Oil & Gas). must admit I have stayed away from Apple products for as long as I possibly could. – Jeevan. And why not?

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6 Features of Learning Objects

eFront

We are all familiar with multimedia objects such as video, illustrated images, audio, eBooks, photos, slides, mental maps, concept maps, etc. There are several other LO repositories that can be referred to when creating an eLearning program: ·  Connexions. ·    MERLOT. ·   Wisconsin Online Learning Object Project. ·   Apple Learning Interchange. It’s All in the Metadata.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Kindle - Prepping the Ground for eBook advances

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone | Main | Map of the Blogosphere » March 27, 2008 The Kindle - Prepping the Ground for eBook advances Love it or hate it - the Kindle is acting a bit like a bow wave on the e-book front. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! This post from Crave lays out some of the specs of a new reader from Netronix. The iPhone changed the discussion and I think the Kindle is doing the same. del.icio.us books futures Web 2.0

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

give you Facts you give me an Apple. And yes, any document, including sticking your ebook online for learners to read would constitute online learning content. . Right now I am questioning everything about anything.  Did we really walk on the moon? Yes)  Are the people at my gas station really that stupid? IMO, totally). Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Yes) . You can read the post here , then feel free to respond, but the whole takeaway is that when e-mail was first identified it was for online mail.  Say it ain’t so.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Good for group authored ebooks or collaborative projects. Apple University. Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Web 2.0 Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Examples. wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site.  A wiki is a discussion. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. Wiki software is often used to create collaborative websites. Collaborative sharing and commenting on information. group can all edit the same document. Blogs.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps. Another counter-balanced trend gaining momentum will be the use of eBook style delivery formats that make it easier to produce and manage long-form content that is far more feature rich than static PDF files. 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.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Then you can test three things: Software : Using the same basic module for each application allows you to do a better “apples-to-apples” comparison. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. Voila!

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps. ponder how this would have played out if Apple had ventured into the television market as many analysts expected them to 2012 and that opportunity remains for 2013.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

eBook publishing capability – I see this as a real winner by 2014, but right now only a couple of vendors are offering it within their RCAT, heck even LMS.  People are reading a lot of eBooks on tablets too. People are buying lots of Apple computers, especially laptops.  The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  What does it all mean? The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Early Signs for 2012. People want it. HTML5.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

After years of BlackBerry dominance in the pockets and purses of enterprise personnel, iOS (Apple) and Android-based mobile phones and tablet devices will supplant RIM-supplied smartphones as the primary desired (and likely used) smart devices for mobile learning – at least in North America. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? Prediction #1 - mLearning Engagements Expand. Robert

ICT Winter Conference

Kapp Notes

Other presentations included a Gabby Synder a college sophomore who presented an excellent presentation titled “The iPhone SDK and Apple Student Cocoa Camp.&# She showed how easy and simple it was to begin programming with the SDK. I am in San Fransisco at the annual ICT Center/MPICT Winter Conference. Slide introducing 3rd Annual Combined Winter Conference. Content Guide

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M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

Before you spend a lot of time reworking your current content it’s important to know that the Android devices and most non-Apple tablets already play your current Flash content. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Last week I spent a couple of days in San Jose at mLearnCon. Lots of interesting stuff. Simple Ways to Get Started.

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New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

With Apple’s education event looming this Thursday, all eyes will be set squarely on the future of learning. How can ebooks, the iPad, and social media shape the future of learning? We may not the know the answer, but what we do know is that a change is coming. In fact, it has already begun. Do I need to be using this for my business? What should I be doing on Twitter?