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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

It is interesting to note that, as per Google’s Report ‘The New Multi-screen World’, 90% of our media interactions are screen based. Though wearable devices such as Google Glass are raising privacy concerns presently, it promises a multitude of new learning opportunities for future learners. We see more and more publishers coming in to this market (including Google!). BIG DATA.

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence

eLearningMind

Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Echo; and Google is looking for Google Home to be the next big thing in artificial intelligence. But Apple hopes to change all that sby banking big and bringing on developers and experts to build out their slow-moving AI division. Google has long been king of giving users what they want before they ask, and Apple hopes to contend in a space that it has been uncharacteristically lagging. Where Apple (and Microsoft and Amazon, for that matter) fall short is that their AI requires human prompts to work.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, Pandora…. I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Organizations like Google and Apple have become such talent communities attracting the best of the best in their areas of expertise. I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud.

The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support

Learnnovators

Virgin Atlantic Using Google Glass for Performance Support : This story by Adam Bockler (of Float Learning) narrates the story of Virgin Atlantic that is the first to leverage Google Glass and iBeacons to help personalize travelers’ experiences. Wearable technologies (such as Google Glass and Apple Watch). What are the techniques to achieve the same? What is the trend?

Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

So I turned to my trusty adviser, Google, and found that I was not the only one with this problem. Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them. Yes, he said fax.

The Real Succession Plan For Steve Jobs: Apple Thinks Different With Apple University

Learning on the Leading Edge

When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain its admired culture of innovation, execution, and business growth? There is more here than turning over the reigns to Tim Cook: Apple has a unique and powerful succession model built on its own experience in leadership, media, and innovation. Apple's Succession Strategy for Jobs: Apple University.

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The Real Succession Plan For Steve Jobs: Apple Thinks Different With Apple University

Learning on the Leading Edge

When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain its admired culture of innovation, execution, and business growth? There is more here than turning over the reigns to Tim Cook: Apple has a unique and powerful succession model built on its own experience in leadership, media, and innovation. Apple's Succession Strategy for Jobs: Apple University.

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20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

Learnnovators

Apple’s recently introduced iPhones come embedded with iBeacons. Hybris : This is an amazing video that shows how BLE Beacons could be combined with the power of Google Glass to make customer experiences ‘frictionless’! The response has been awesome and we are now talking to several public museums who want the same thing. The above quote is from our interview with Geoff Stead.

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. Apple has this thing about their products.

DevCorner: A TechSmithie’s View of Google I/O 2014

Visual Lounge

Like previous Google I/O events, the 7th Annual took place at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, June 25-26, 2014. With the big focus on wearables, Google also spoke a lot about unifying your experience across devices, including your car and TV. A big part of Google’s effort for this was the announcement of material design, Android Auto, and Android TV. What’s New? Plenty!

Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. Simply put, this will allow existing libraries of flash animation content to be ported to devices that run iOS – iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Incidentally, Adobe had worked on just such a tool called Wallaby.

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Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity

eLearningMind

In fact, when you think about revolutionary companies, Google and Apple have become the gold standard, with Microsoft bringing up the rear with an old-school image and sometimes lackluster software offerings. The post Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity appeared first on eLearning Mind | Custom eLearning Solutions. We’ll be honest: There are some ways in which Microsoft falls behind other tech giants. But there is one area in which Microsoft has a surprising jump on the competition and a forward-thinking mission operative. Cultural Competency.

iTextbooks? - Apple Gets in on the Digital Textbook Revolution

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As long as I'm posting about digital textbooks, I might as well mention Apple. Rumors are swirling around the Apple invite that has gone out to press saying, “Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple.” According to the Mashable article Apple is partnering with textbook publishers. Apple is not very good at the social thing yet. they ever intend too.

The Corporate University Shift: Why Great Companies Invest in Custom Learning

eLearningMind

From Google to Zappos, corporate universities have taken on more meaning than just an afternoon of mandatory video tutorials. Google’s Googleplex: Using play for spontaneous exploration. Apple University: Establishing the “Apple Way” through better culture. Apple sets itself apart by doing things differently, and it expects the same from its army of employees. Apple doesn’t only teach employees how to do things differently, but how to think differently as a fundamental part of their job. The Corporate University: Then and Now. Reinforcing culture.

Wearing out our welcome

Learning with e's

He told the story of how wearing Google Glass became so natural that he often forgot he was wearing it. LT16UK affordances Apple Watcc Culture Google Glass intention learning Learning Technologies new technology perception social interactionHis talk is summarised on his blog. For example, texting in upper case letters is deemed to be SHOUTING. Unported License.

Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Google Earth has a lot more detail than I remember from previous visits. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary. I’d check the term and leave it at that. Dan has been at Google for seven years and lists his job as  ”Uber Tech Lead.”

Reflecting on the Apple Experience

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I decided to take a break and sit outside the Apple store at the Biltmore in Phoenix today. I sit here with an iPhone 4 in my hands. Not because Google made it that way, but because Apple MADE them make it that way. Point camera at Jobs memorial outside of Apple store. No, Steve Jobs, and Apple, did not invent any of these technologies. Steve Jobs Apple

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

Every time we search Google or Youtube, ask a colleague for help, or read an article, we are managing our own knowledge. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: CNET Live blogged the iPhone Keynote.

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Wearable Technology For Learning

Origin Learning

Several other wearables like Google glass, Apple watch and Fitbit bracelets have specific functionalities though they are constantly upgraded to be multifunctional. Wearable technology also provides an arena for demonstrating concepts with much better in clarity and acceptability- Imagine having to explain intergalactic conceptions with the help of Google glass. How it works?

100 Days and Google’s Material Design: This Week on #BLPLearn

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Google Material Design. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Google fanboy. But these days Apple and Google are seeming more alike than ever… so keep that in mind while I try to sell you on what I believe to be an objectively fantastic style guide for the web: Google’s Material Design. Check back every Thursday. JOIN IN THE FUN. 100 Days.

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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. 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. The Missing Google. Start your engines. Check.

Google Chrome for iOS’ Killer App: A Singular Browsing Experience

mLearning Revolution

From all the amazing news Google shared at this year’s I|O conference, to me the biggest one was the availability of the Google Chrome browser for iPad and iPhone. still immediately made it my mobile web browser of choice. To me, the real killer app is that it allows me to have a singular browsing experience  across most of my connected desktop PCs and mobile devices.

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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. 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. Not just mobile apps and content.

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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

The Nightmarish Tale of App Store Zombies

Visual Lounge

million apps in the Apple App Store are zombies. In fact, one in five apps submitted to the Apple App Store is later removed…which adds up to some 350,000 dead apps since the App Store was launched. Instead of pinning all their hopes on getting featured by Apple or Google, savvy developers market their apps both inside and outside the store. Scary, right?

Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape

Xyleme

Since Apple launched the iPad in April 2010, the first in the new generation of media tablets to hit the market, it has sold more than 30 million units. 2011 has been so far a very exciting year for the tablet market: January – Google unveils Honeycomb , its first tablet-specific Android operating system. March – Apple releases the iPad 2. iPad vs Android.

How to Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device – TechSmith Tips

Visual Lounge

The next option avaliable is Google Drive. The third cloud option I am going to recommend is Apple’s offering called iCloud. Tips & How To's dropbox Google Drive icloud techsmith tips tsc tips videos off mobileHi everyone and welcome to another round of TechSmith Tips. In this blog post I am going to talk through how to get mobile video files off of your device.

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

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

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Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

It is quite possible that by 2016, the augmented reality devices, including Google Glass, Apple Watch etc would become the common tool in our everyday realities [2]. In eLearning, the learners would be able to have an access to augmented environments through QR codes or mobile technologies such as Google Glass or Apple Watch. Trend # 1 Automation. Trend # 3 Big Data.

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Google Image Swirl

eLearning Cyclops

From time to time, I like to visit Google Labs and see their most recent projects. One of their latest is Google Image Swirl. Google Image Swirl organizes image search results into groups and sub-groups, based on their visual and semantic similarity and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface. Try this tool to resolve an ambiguous query visually ( apple ,  jaguar ,  beetle ) or to explore a concept from different visual perspectives ( Eiffel Tower ,  beach ,  impressionism )." graphics GoogleThey are a bit difficult to view.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – 09 – Apple’s Post-PC vs. Microsoft’s PC-plus

mLearning Revolution

10- Apps of the Week: SharePlus and Google+. Your browser does not support the audio element. Podcast Powered By Podbean. Send to Kindle. eLearning Mobile Learning Podcast

Google App Inventor – Can It Boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

Last week Google launched App Inventor a visual development tool to build Android applications. It would be interesting to see if it supports other mobile platforms to in future – that potentially can be a big help to development of cross platform apps.And it would be interesting to see if Apple releases a similar tool to ease out the development for iOS devices. doubt.