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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.

iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets

Upside Learning

With the launch of iOS 7 it is now apparent that Apple will soon be coming out with hybrid laptop/desktop and tablet devices. Patently Apple reports that Apple has already filed a patent for hybrid notebook/tablet whose display can be removed from the base containing the keyboard. Related Posts: Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads) Microsoft Surface: Will It Help mLearning? Mobile Learning Apple''s Hybrid Tablets iOS 7 How soon before the launch? We will have [.] How To mEnable Your eLearning Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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The Apple Store Experience

eContent

I don't love Apple Computers. Thus, I now have a HTC droid phone, and an Apple iPad 1. Although I could do the Apps research on my iPad, last Friday, I ultimately needed to drive over to the Apple store at a suburban Minneapolis mall. While the mall itself was deserted, the Apple store was packed. Within seconds a fourth Apple employee approached and explained.

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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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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.

Microsoft Surface Reviewed: Is it Right For Mobile Learning?

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used three Android tablets for a long time without really falling for them before finally going with the Apple crowd and getting an iPad 2 about a year ago. My personal journey from PC to iPad illustrates the first roadblock for Microsoft in the tablet race – they are late to the party. Microsoft missed the chance when they had me exclusively using their products.

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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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.

The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]

mLearning Revolution

And I saw this effect again yesterday as I watched Microsoft unveiled their upcoming Tablet called Surface. admire the fact that in designing and manufacturing a Tablet, Microsoft chose not to “copycat” the iPad and instead took a chance with a bold new approach to Tablet computing. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”.

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.

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.

Book Review: “Always On”

Dont Waste Your Time

Apple has taken something, developed it, marketed it, and let it loose on the world. You could argue about Apple and Steve Jobs’ intent and whether they knew what they had when it was first released, but it is the inclusion of the App Store and the developments the global community made that have helped steer and mould the direction the iPhone and subsequent smartphones took. .

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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 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

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.

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

Dawn of Learning

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.

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″

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

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.

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!

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Apple’s decision of excluding Flash on their devices has resulted in some disappointment within our team and many others around the world. At some point one would justify Apple’s standoff against Flash on their handheld devices, and advocate open-web culture of HTML5 or alike. Related posts: Adobe Flash: Now With Face Recognition Is Adobe’s AIR better than Microsoft’s Silverlight?

#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.

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.

Infographic on Steve Jobs Amazing Life - Genius!

ZaidLearn

Created by: Infographic World The only issue I have with this infographic is the latest stats on Apple's value, product sales, downloads, and usage info, which are already kind of outdated. For example, Apple's market cap today has already surpassed 400 Dollars, which makes Microsoft look even worse in comparison. THANK YOU! infographic

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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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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!

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.

Microsoft and Google

George Siemens

Microsoft dominated the personal computer experience. Between Apple, Google, and open source software, innovation abounds. Microsoft recognizes the threat and is responding by developing an online version of its Office suite. For most of the late 80’s and into early 2000, innovation on the desktop seemed slow or even non-existent. That has changed. New devices (iPhone), views of software (cloud computing), and applications (Google Docs) have generated a new spirit of progress around information and communication technologies.

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.

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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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.

5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

Apple. Through its products and their cutting-edge technology, Apple makes its attempt to move into this budding trend. Moreover, education institutions, with the likes of the Khan Academy, have created their own approach to to the trend with the use of Apple’s intuitive technology. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. Verizon Wireless.

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).

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Apple I think has achieved what Microsoft achieved and most likely disliked back in the days of PCs. You are either a huge Apple lover or you hate them.  . You either buy all their products or as much as you can OR you go against them and buy Android OS devices and non Apple products, including Microsoft PCs. Mention Apple and the world turns. Bring up how your product does this and that and without saying the brand Apple, people already associate it with Apple. . buyers or those just following the space. Fast forward to this past week.

Learning goes small, social, savvy

Origin Learning

From the era of mainframes and large-heavy-loaded computers, the switch or the shift is to smart phones, tablets, ipads, Apple Watches and more! Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC: Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement. ** P. 15, 16: Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC: Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement. ## Marc J. The landscape of learning is rapidly changing.

The Puzzler

Jay Cross

spent an hour with Apple on the phone. opened up Microsoft Word 98 and began entering text. Help me figure out what’s gone haywire with my Macs. My keyboard has gone wacko. Last night I cleaned the Bluetooth keyboard I use with my iMac. The batteries only had 18% juice left, so I replaced them. figured I’d shorted something out with the cleaner. No problem. Just Jay

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Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online

eLearning 24-7

When you think of IoT most folks tie it with the Apple watch or a wearable watch.  tablet/laptop which can become a tablet, examples: Pro Surface by Microsoft, 7140 Venue by Dell) windows OS devices.   I have heard of companies swapping out their desktops for 2 to 1s.  Of course, mobile devices are on fire. Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning? You mean the classroom?  The same approach to learning since humans went to school?  Technology?  Cutting edge for sure, didn’t make it a year. Some clearly will, others, maybe not. 

The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

There are even SMS bots, and Microsoft, Apple and Google are working on them too. Why chatbots? First a bit of background: two things have happened recently that are considered to be big turning points. Conversational or chat bots, often make use of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies, and they’ve been around for some time. have a bot platform).

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Australia is Ace! TechSmith Meet-ups in Australia and Hawaii!

Visual Lounge

I'm in Australia this week in Gold Coast for Microsoft TechEd. Microsoft Tech Evangelist Rick Claus and I braved the rainforest at Springbrook National Park at night to see the Natural Bridge and glow worms. Australia (August 29 - September 11): August 29 - September 02 - Gold Coast, Microsoft TechEd Australia. August 03 - Melbourne, Apple Users' Society of Melbourne (AUSOM).

Friday News Roundup: Lessons from Healthcare.gov and End of Unpaid Internships

OpenSesame

Apple Targets Microsoft Office With Free Apps . The long-time rivalry of top tech companies heated up this week, as Apple takes aim at Microsoft''s hold on the office application market. Apple announced Tuesday that its suite of office applications will now be free to anyone who purchases a new Macintosh computer or mobile device. Friday News Roundup