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Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning?

Upside Learning

Yesterday Microsoft finally unveiled its new tablet called Surface. It seems to have made a solid first impression , which is good news for Microsoft given this one represents several firsts for Microsoft. Apple iPads have a significant head start in educational institutions so there may be a conflict as a result of adopting multiple ecosystems.

Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity

eLearningMind

We’ll be honest: There are some ways in which Microsoft falls behind other tech giants. 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. But there is one area in which Microsoft has a surprising jump on the competition and a forward-thinking mission operative. What works for Microsoft’s global workforce probably won’t apply to your company because diversity should be contextualized based on brand.

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. believe the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn could have 4 major implications for the corporate world. Microsoft could come up with an integrated talent management platform. Revenues of Microsoft from advertising could receive a fillip. billion USD. What do you think?

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.

Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

I have great respect for Apple as an organization particularly because I use an iPhone and I think the iPhone has definitely become one of those game-changers in the smartphone world and by a large margin. I was looking forward to the Apple iPad even more so as we have been doing good stuff on mobile learning and putting up applications and tools on iPhone as pilots and on a trial basis. However, from whatever I have been able to gather about it so far, including Apple’s own website I think the iPad is a big miss. hope Apple is not being blinded by the iPhone’s success.

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.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

Is Microsoft Surface a Major Step Backward for mLearning?

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The tech world has been buzzing about Microsoft’s announcement of the new Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface is supposed to do everything and more… but did Microsoft miss the point when it comes to creating a truly “mobile” experience? This makes plenty of sense if you consider Microsoft’s largest customer base: businesses. Mini-Display port.

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

How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Boot Camp is a software included with OS X that lets you run Microsoft Windows on a Mac. First, the simple answer: I love Boot Camp because I love Apple Products, but I also need to work in a Windows-based environment. Uncategorized Apple Boot Camp e-learning e-learning design eLearning Fences Mac OSX productivity project management resources Snagit tools Windows What is it?

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

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

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

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Microsoft Acquires Yammer – Enterprise Social Media on the Rise. Microsoft has taken noticed and acquired the service, undoubtedly to integrate it into the Microsoft Office suite of products. What are Microsoft’s plans for Yammer and how will this affect companies’ desires to integrate social media into their learning and development? Billion.  2.

My Thoughts on Microsoft Bringing back the Start button and the need for Change in eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Two recent example come to mind: 1) Apple not allowing Adobe Flash on the iPhone and iPad; and 2) Adobe recently making the move to a cloud-only Creative Suite product offering. On the other hand you have Microsoft, which appears to be bringing back the old Start button and enabling users to boot directly to the old desktop view, in the upcoming Windows 8.1 software later this month.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, iPad Mini, Play Testing Learning Games

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Topic 1: Is the Microsoft Surface tablet a viable tablet option for businesses interested in mobile learning? Today is the first day businesses can order the new Microsoft Surface tablet… and it presents another viable options for companies ready to implement an enterprise tablet strategy. It will bring Apple into the smaller screen tablet marketplace. ″ and 9.7″

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. March – Apple releases the iPad 2. This leaves us with just two players for the future: Apple with the iPad and Google with Android. In the meantime, Apple continues to improve their platform. iPad vs Android.

5 Companies Likely to Buy Coursera

LearnDash

Microsoft -  Most people know Microsoft for computers or gaming, but it should come as no surprise that Microsoft purchases an average of eight companies a year. Apple -  This one was probably predictable given the previous prospect, but Apple does make sense as a potential buyer of Coursera. Coursera was launched in April 2012, and one year later boasts 3.2

3 Ways Mobility Elevates Your Training Programs: Connectivity

mLevel

Let me start by introducing you to our friends: Unity, Microsoft Azure, and xAPI. Providing high class quality for your games, videos, and learning activities whether you’re team Apple, team Android, or using your desktop. Let’s talk about connectivity and why it’s important. Mobility presents itself as a great opportunity for us in L&D to meet learners where they are.

The CLO as Brand Ambassador

CLO Magazine

Today, some of the most valuable brands in the world are Apple, Google and Microsoft. Chief learning officers mainly focus on learning and development at their organizations. How can CLOs promote the organizational brand? Should they dabble with the brand at all? These are just a few basic questions, and if you don’t have time to figure all this out, fear not. With passion and data.

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Modern Design: Clean and Simple

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Apple products that show the pinnacle of this kind of thinking are great--the iPhone is designed to "know" whether you are holding it up to your ear or have brought it down to look at the screen, and it shows you what you need to see in order to click, hang up, enter numbers, or whatever. The 3-D realistic images of the Apple iOS have turned into abstracted, flat symbols of their former selves (iOS 5 versus 6 shown below). by Jennie Ruby    Right now design is all the rage. Companies are promoting designers to the CEO level (design-e-o's?), Design

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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Touchscreens, Developing HTML5 Apps and March Madness Apps

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Microsoft seems to be spending more money and talking about R&D more than anyone these days. What do you think of Microsoft’s increased R&D efforts? Microsoft is Talking About the Future A lot. March Madness Live App in the Apple App Store. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press. March Madness!

This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

mLearning Revolution

Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here:  [link]. 2. Surface by Microsoft: a new tablet. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. 4. devices). 5. Send to Kindle.

#mLearnCon Edition of #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, NearPod, Clark Quinn’s 5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

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Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface tablet and all the great activity coming through the #mLearnCon backchannel gives us plenty to choose from. Microsoft Surface: A Game Changer for mLearning? Regardless of your feelings on Apple or the iPad, there’s no doubt a little healthy competition is good for the consumer. And what a week it has been! Cost may be a factor.

#mLearnCon Edition of #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, NearPod, Clark Quinn’s 5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

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Microsoft’s unveiling of the Surface tablet and all the great activity coming through the #mLearnCon backchannel gives us plenty to choose from. Microsoft Surface: A Game Changer for mLearning? Regardless of your feelings on Apple or the iPad, there’s no doubt a little healthy competition is good for the consumer. And what a week it has been! Cost may be a factor.

18 Billion Reasons to Use eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

We wanted to congratulate Apple on their record breaking first quarter. Being an Apple user myself, it warms my heart a bit to know that they are one of the 60+ Fortune 100 companies that use our products or services. That might be one of the many reasons why Apple, and the majority of the other leading companies on the planet use our product. We are not just Apple fans.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

For some reasonable cutting, joining and tweaking, feel free to try Microsoft Movie Maker, Apple iMovie, Avidemux or any other tools with similar functionality. As for recording a video lecture, the first thing that comes to mind is Microsoft Office Mix. Be careful with Flash – you may get in real trouble on Apple gadgets. Engaging text is half the battle. Audio tips.

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. iA Single Experience across multiple screens, as illustrated in the image above, is the world we live in today! single experience across multiple screens is the holy grail of computing these days. eLearning is dead!

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Education?

eFront

That’s more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined! MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Courses, seems to be the buzz word du jour these days, but what is all the buzz about? Did you know that $400 billion a year is spent on U.S. universities? 10 million is the estimated number of students who have taken at least one MOOC.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Offerings from the liked of Microsoft’s OneDrive, Apple’s ICloud, Amazon’s Cloud Drive or Google’s Drive haven’t been able to lure me away from Dropbox. Skype : I don’t like the way Microsoft have taken this great application and is trying to manipulate its users, but in its ‘raw’ form it is still a great communication tool and easy to use on virtually any device.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Microsoft Word: My writing tool for longer posts, articles, and of course books, and writing is a powerful force for organizing my thoughts, and a great way to share them and get feedback. Mail: Apple’s email program, and email is another way I can ask questions or get help. 99.99% of the time) provides me with links that give me the answer i need. Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. Skype: the Internet Time Alliance maintains a Skype channel where we regularly discuss issues, and ask and answer each other’s questions.

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! Samsung S3).

Mindflash Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility

Mindflash

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. Mindflash works with more than 1,000 customers including Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Intuit and Hilton. To learn more, please visit www.mindflash.com.

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Gesturing and Projecting with Mobile Devices

Learning Developments

But, thanks to Apple continuing to innovate, I am now able to add to my previous post. Apple is signaling that they have serious plans about integrating projectors into iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. mobile AppleI love the progress mobile technology has made in the past 2 years. Mobile technology has come a long way in that amount of time. Today, I'm a huge Android fan.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Drag n Drop with lots of objects, add the ability to API from Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive right into your SaaS Authoring Tool, allow other API possibilities as well (that make sense). Recently added the ability to publish a storyboard in Microsoft Word.  I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much.  The new and cool.  Trends.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

The Apple II was launched in the late 70’s, but most of the world still ran on large mainframe computers. One of the first educational games made for the Apple II came in 1978, a year after the personal computer launched. often wonder if they know about how we got to where we are today. Corporate Training in the 1970 ’s. And yes, it’s THAT game: The Oregon Trail. Not so.