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Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

It seems like ancient history now, but last Christmas I received a $20 iTunes card from a work friend. I was very pleased to receive it, as I usually buy songs from iTunes with my credit card – and that can tick over in the blink of an eye. Obviously I hadn’t handled an iTunes card in a while. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to.

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. Most prototypes I have seen thus far are cumbersome and require you to compile an App on your desktop, add it to iTunes and then sync up your iPad in order to see your work. Too much work. Right there in real-time?

Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

It seems like ancient history now, but last Christmas I received a $20 iTunes card from a work friend. I was very pleased to receive it, as I usually buy songs from iTunes with my credit card – and that can tick over in the blink of an eye. Obviously I hadn’t handled an iTunes card in a while. Naturally I tried to redeem the value in the iTunes Store with a few guesses, but to no avail. So I bit the bullet and clicked the iTunes link to “get help” I filled out the form, including the card’s serial number, then clicked OK.

What Great Bosses Know - 10 Training Tips - iTunes U Revolution?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Ever since the Apple education announcement I've been blown away by what this means for our industry. Now that Apple has introduced the hardware, delivery system, AND authoring tool for designing, delivering, and consuming instructional content, it's only a matter of time before the market is flooded and ONLY the BEST instructional designs will float to the top. Here are her tips.

15 Great App Preview Videos and a Free Tool for Making Your Own

Visual Lounge

Back in June, Apple announced that developers would be able to create and upload a 30-second demo to their App Store listing. Pro tip: Apple is currently featuring a few apps with previews on the front of the App Store. If you’re working on an app preview, you’ll want to check out Apple’s official guidelines and our handy infographic with tips. With 1.2 Clear.

Infographic: How to Arrive at a Great App Preview Video

Visual Lounge

Constraints also play a huge role in App Preview videos (brief demos that will be included next to the screenshots in iTunes App Store listings this fall). Apple introduced a set of guidelines during their hour-long session at WWDC that define a limited set of production elements. These are drawn from Apple’s WWDC presentation. ” Constraints. Find your story.

Mobile Learning On The Rise [INFOGRAPHIC]


More people are likely familiar with Apple’s app store, the most popular store of its kind in the world.  I would be interested to see a similar infographic that evaluates the available edu tech mlearning apps and their popularity from itunes. Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you know that mobile learning (or mlearning) is on the rise. ed tech mlearning

Apple’s Taking Over Textbooks — Are Training Manuals Next?


With its unveiling last week of the second iteration of its iBookstore and new e-book-creation “Author” application, Apple appears to have set its sights on reshaping the world of educational publishing. Of course, Apple’s products also have their drawbacks, mostly related to the company’s products’ proprietary nature.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

Brandon’s App of the Week: Apple Releases New Podcast App. This week Apple threw it’s hand into the Podcast arena with it’s own “Podcasts” app. The decision to break podcasts out of iTunes is further recognition of the growing attention that internet broadcasting is getting. Wired: Apple Releases Standalone Podcasts App. . Billion.  2.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

Brandon’s App of the Week: Apple Releases New Podcast App. This week Apple threw it’s hand into the Podcast arena with it’s own “Podcasts” app. The decision to break podcasts out of iTunes is further recognition of the growing attention that internet broadcasting is getting. Wired: Apple Releases Standalone Podcasts App. . Billion.  2.

7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today


iTunes U - This resource features a library of courses that can be accessed and managed through the very popular Apple ecosystem. There are an abundance of education technology tools available today, it may be unclear as to which is best. While While I cannot answer this question, I can share some of the more popular tools that are available (most of which are free).

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This Week in mLearning Podcast – Native Apps vs. Mobile Web [Episode 2]

mLearning Revolution

For those asking about when this podcast will be available through iTunes, I have already submitted the show and I’m now awaiting approval from Apple. Welcome to our second episode of our new podcast entitled “This Week in Mobile Learning.” ” Below is a summary of topics we discussed this week. Please let us know what you think of our format and your comments are always appreciated.  . This week´s stories: Google’s Project Glasses, Instragram bought by Facebook for a cool Billion, Adobe Shadow 2, etc. Tablets as content creation devices. Hybrid Apps.

The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning


find it quite fascinating that in 2012 (roughly two years after Apple introduced the iPad), one in five U.S. In reality, more than 80% of the best-selling paid apps in the iTunes Store’s education category are targeted towards children. Mobile learning (also referred to as  mlearning ) is a relatively new “sub-niche” to elearning. Popular and Growing.

Learning Mobile App Review: NearPod [Podcast Interview]

mLearning Revolution

There are two free NearPod apps that you can download today from the Apple App store, one called NearPod Teacher for Educators and one for students, called NearPod Student. You can subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes here and if you are a company that has an amazing Learning App I invite you to be part of this initiative by contacting me. Send to Kindle.

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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Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On


But a year later Apple came out with the iOS SDK and store, and the first Android phone was released, along with its own SDK. The iTunes store proved to be a multi-billion market, and the Android store, albeit with a slow start, followed on. In 2005 things seemed clear. Then, of course, the iPhone happened. In the beginning it wasn’t much of a threat to the web. Opinion

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eLearning Podcasts (and a few others)

The eLearning Coach

If you don’t use iTunes, you can listen at their website. You can’t find this podcast in iTunes, so you’ll need to download or listen at the website. If you don’t do iTunes, then listen online. And I use the Dynex charger , which works with Apple products only. Some people dance with their iPods. If you have some favorites, please add them below.

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs!

Visual Lounge

The videos produced in ScreenChomp can be downloaded as MP4 files, making them easy to share on, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Blackboard and other video hosting platforms. Download ScreenChomp from the Apple App Store here ! Being an evangelist, by definition, means that I get to be the bearer of good tidings. Today I get to do that! Meet ScreenChomp! Twelve pen colors.

Comes with Training Included

JPL Learning

It turns out Apple does not offer an app for learning more about using the iPhone or iPad. They have “video tutorials” for iTunes on their website, but they are not of the quality you’d expect from Apple.  When I buy a new product, I’m often surprised how primitive the approaches are to educating me about my purchase. When I got my Chevy Traverse, it included a DVD player, but no instructional video to play on it. It would have been great to have a video overview of my new vehicle and how to locate and use some of the features.

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Vale Jobs

Clark Quinn

My first job out of college was designing and programming educational computer games. I had to do the TRS-80 Model I before I got to work on an Apple ][, but I finally bought a ][e, and sold it to my company shortly thereafter as I headed off to graduate school.  I was a grad student in an HCI lab (with Donald Norman, who went on to become an Apple Fellow), and so I was very aware of the Macintosh (I'd coveted a Lisa before that), and bought a Mac II to write my PhD thesis on. How many of you would have liked to work  for Apple? And let's not dismiss the software.

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Make eLearning for the iPad for FREE

eLearning Weekly

Put the epub file in iTunes and sync your iPad(s). Learners can view the elearning module in iBooks, the free app from Apple. Step 3 — iTunes. On a Mac, just drag the epub file you just saved onto iTunes and then sync your iPad. I feel some guilty pleasure when other trainers and elearning developers become jealous of my elearning app for the iPad. Because the Mac iOS doesn’t support Flash, many of my colleagues haven’t been able to take advantage of the best elearning tool ever: the iPad. Export as an epub file. The reader app is the key, really.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

mLearning Revolution

On the iPad, every time there’s an iOS update, you absolutely have to connect it to iTunes in order to download and install the update. Motorola Xoom , iPad , Tablet , Honeycomb , iOS , Android , Apple. For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the next generation of the Android operating system, which is optimized specifically for Tablets. One question that I get often is How does the Motorola Xoom compare to the iPad?

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How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Apple’s Podcasts app and other apps such as Stitcher have made it easier than ever for users to download or stream their favorite podcasts to their smartphones and car stereos. How to Upload to iTunes and Stitcher. Now that you have your MP3 file ready to go, you’re probably dying to know how to put it on iTunes and Stitcher to have it available to millions of users.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Native app available in iTunes/Apple and Google (Android) – very few vendors have native apps. You may heard the term, “extended enterprise” and immediately thought to yourself that it does not apply to you.  You may have thought it only applies to large size companies with lots of employees. Actually it means many things which is why the term itself should be kicked to the curb with serious force. That is the problem with the term and as such it creates quite a confusion in the marketplace. It goes to Number 11 (Spinal Tap reference). who are children. Docebo $. 

My First 72 hours with the Blackberry Playbook

mLearning Revolution

Much like the Motorola Xoom, the initial setup for the Playbook was straightforward and unlike the iPad and the iPhone today, which requires you to plug the device to a computer with iTunes, the Playbook does it all without a requiring a PC. Unboxing the Playbook and Setup. It also includes an AC charger and a USB cable, as well as cloth for cleaning the screen. update. The Online Help.

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Video and the Learning Playlist

Training Industry

Of course, Apple introducing iTunes changed this. The proliferation of iTunes and similar services has had a dramatic impact on the music industry - changing the selection process and listening experience of music fans forever. With iTunes as a backdrop, consider a learning experience that occurs too often. What if like iTunes for music, you could select single learning objects from multiple content providers and then assemble that content into “learning playlists”? An environment like this would do for the learning world what iTunes has for music.

E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise

eLearning 24-7

Mobile – Responsive is on the rise, along with native apps in iTunes and Google Play, but what really shocked me was the lack off on/off synch even though data is showing that most students today are using their tablets more than computers and going places with them. 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.

The State of Learning Delivery on Mobile Devices in 2011

CLO Magazine

Smart phones, especially the iPhone, have been used for mobile corporate learning solutions – you can even buy lectures from popular classes at Ivy League schools at Apple’s iTunes University. Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley estimates that by 2015, more users will connect to the Internet via mobile devices than by desktop PC. For this reason, many predict a continued rise in the use of mobile devices for learning. Mobile learning has been a hot topic in learning forums for the better part of a decade now.

One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

Apple. Boxee just recently launched an app for iTunes that does not require you to own their set to box. will see it later this year, and it is an app, which you download through iTunes, so you can view BBC programming including Dr. Who, right on your mobile device (preferably a tablet).  I am talking about programming in real time, not snippets nor just the news.  Lets make no mistake that companies such as Google, Microsoft (already a player in the education sector) and especially Apple could make this happen – immediately. It is understandable.sort of.

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. Images and video can be saved to the iPad easily using iTunes. Last week I spent a couple of days in San Jose at mLearnCon. Lots of interesting stuff. Lots of interest, but not a lot of implementation.

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Make Your eLearning Content More Accessible, Understood, and Remembered With This One Tip!


Now in 2014 all major streaming entertainment players—including iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video—require all content submissions to include captions, regardless of whether the content officially falls within the definition given by the FCC’s mandate. Think of Apple’s Siri and Google Voice. There’s recently been a lot of interest in captioning online video content. With over 48 million Americans having some degree of hearing impairment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued rules requiring more video to include captions. What are closed captions? Automation.

"This Week in mLearning" Podcast: Week #2

mLearning Trends

Finally, RJ is working to gain approval from Apple to release the weekly recordings to a broader audience via the iTunes App Store and we'll let everyone know when that's a reality. RJ continues to perform double duty by recording a second weekly podcast in Spanish with Mayra Aixa Villar that is bringing benefit and knowledge to a whole other market.I Robert ;?).

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

Apple is launching an iTunes university or along those lines, so end users can take courses. After one quarter (for most companies) into the fiscal calendar year, it is time to see what the future holds in our space. There is Money in those Hills. “This is the best month (January) that we have ever had. mean ever&# ,  from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. They were not alone. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. good thing? The losses?  Months.


Wonderful Brain

Into the fray steps the software, Apple’s iBooks Author: “So, the big story is really about how this effects the billion(s) dollar industry of textbook publishing. Apples iBooks will sell for no more than $14.99. But the good news is that with a free authoring tool and the iTunes/iBook marketplace, I think the authors may end up getting the better end of this deal. I’ve been it for several years now but I’ll say it again, “Teachers will be the next millionaires.” I n the modern era, the textbook is still the spine from which teachers deliver information.