Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday
Learning on the Leading Edge
AUGUST 16, 2012
There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement." And one way to make sense out of the HR software market is to try to categorize vendors by these two categories. One of the problems with HR software in general, as I discussed in an earlier blog this week , is that employees don't use it.
Hacking Siri for Learning
JANUARY 3, 2012
When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. For those who haven’t been bombarded yet by the marketing campaigns, Siri is an intelligent software assistant and a knowledge navigator that essentially functions like a digital personal assistant. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Very cool indeed.
When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
We have gone from big-as-a-house mainframes with slow-as-molasses magnetic tape storage to pizza-box sized servers with crazy fast SSDs, in the span of four decades. The next evolution — which is already here — does not concern servers smaller than pizza boxes, but rather no boxes at all. You don’t have complete control over your servers: the Cloud operator has.
Top eLearning Trends for 2016
DECEMBER 31, 2015
As per 2013, the usage of cloud techs grows despite many people doubting whether it’s a good idea to keep data and information on public servers. Augmented learning means placing students into a modeled environment to provide a workspace, which becomes possible with virtual reality devices like Apple Watch or Google Glass, for example. billion by 2016. What Stays in Trend.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
Screen recording and capture – often seen in demos or software or web tutorials. SaaS or on your own servers – they can do both, but ideally prefer SaaS (they host it). If they do it is often included at no charge.) If your VLP is on your own servers most of the vendors will allow you to customize the CSS. Flashback. Beta is better, but VHS wins. Flashback. 2012).
Moving to Mobile
DECEMBER 9, 2010
With the increasing number of smart phones, and tablet computers, it's important to consider how your content is server up to your web visitor. free) eBook conversion / server software, Calibre. In fact it may be a misnomer to think of Calibre as eBook software. Even better, the software comes with its own server software for delivering up books.
5 Reasons Why You Should Customize Your eLearning Courses
JANUARY 20, 2016
commercial eLearning training shop might, for example, have a course on how to administer a particular relational database, and another course on how to run a particular application server in production. But it’s a slim chance that they’ll have a course on how to integrate said database and application server in the way your company needs to. Indeed, it might be.
The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2
DECEMBER 16, 2015
It might not be as good as a database (such as MS Access or SQL Server) or a statistics package (such as SPSS) for some of these tasks, but it’s good enough, way more intuitive to use, and very easy to begin with. In this post we’ll suggest tools that can help you with designing and managing your courses. 7. Excel. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask? Mind Mapping.
A practical guide to creating learning slide shows: part 1
MARCH 14, 2011
However, slide shows produced using Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote also provide a useful way to deliver packaged content for self-directed learning. Although the dominant forms are always likely to be still images and text, presentation software also makes it possible to animate the text and images on slides, as well as to import audio and video. Media elements.
What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?
JUNE 27, 2010
It is also handy for health check-ups, they use bluetooth for instance for wireless interaction between a blood pressure meter and the software to analyse diabetes. Applications - can you add software that is build for your mobile phone, to your mobile phone? Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. Or is it of interest to you? linked to your location).
Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?
MAY 19, 2014
give you Facts you give me an Apple. If it deals with any aspect of learning online, whether it is the infrastructure or software regardless if the base is your own server hosting content online for learners or a solution in the cloud that is enabled or provided to people to learn in some fashion, e-learning is the main term. . 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?
8 LMS Requirements For Corporate Training
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
In this post we’re going to discuss 8 requirements that your corporate training software (LMS) should cover — and the ways in which eFrontPro supports them. prerequisite for any kind of enterprise software and not just eLearning, Single Sign On (or SSO for short) is the ability to re-use the same passwords and authentication mechanism for all your enterprise services.
eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos
DECEMBER 15, 2009
To encode videos into FLV or MP4, the encoder software uses following codecs - H.264, On2 VP6 , and Sorenson Spark. To encode videos, one can use several encoding software available in market. Apart from these video encoders/ converters, other video editing software from Adobe and Apple also enable to export to FLV format of the video being edited. 3.
How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy
AUGUST 23, 2013
We evaluated a number of video production software suites and settled on Camtasia Studio. To give you a feel for our topics, here are six that show off the variety covering hardware, software, different product portfolios, even our own customer-facing tools: Setting up the iLO3 Interface on the HP DL360 G7. Can’t see the video? Click here. Can’t see the video? Click here.
Data on Big Data
JULY 18, 2012
Apple receives around 47,000 app downloads a minute. The growth of individual segments varies from 27.3% for servers and 34.2% for software to 61.4% for storage. Examples of new software tools include MapReduce and Hadoop. Here are some of the eye popping details. If all these numbers make you wish for a reference guide, James Huggins answers How Much Data Is That?
IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I
JUNE 24, 2010
To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications. Planning Your iPhone Software Product. The application is deployed on some other server and not on actual IPhone device. This is the first.
Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012
DECEMBER 30, 2011
Part of this shift was driven by the fact that Flash-based content actually didn’t perform/behave well on most Flash-enabled handsets and tablets especially when the content was local rather than on a server. According to Bersin & Associates, 2011 already saw several of the tier one Talent Management vendors actively engaged in expanding their market reach and the portfolio offerings through strategic acquisitions and mergers and these moves make the resulting companies far more attractive acquisitions to the larger enterprise software whales that rule their respective oceans.
#iel11 Mobile Technology's Impact on Learning
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 9, 2011
Apple side has a huge lead in education (they did in early education too. Remember when it was Macs in the classroom?) In 2014, Apple will still dominate tablets - Apple has 2 year lead over competition - $60 billion in competition - Volume pre-purchase of component - World-class supply chain - Best SW Developer kit - Attention to detail - iCloud + This is going to cause a level of stickiness to products that we don't understand yet. Everything is in the software. The value is in software and services. Enjoy. Pace of change tough for a technologist. iel11
Latest E-Learning Insight and News
OCTOBER 24, 2011
Systems that are only available as hosted on your own servers are starting to significantly decline. Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. Now some of these systems will offer hosted on your own servers – if you demand it – but their goal is to have it “in the cloud” What about Extended Enterprise or academia/education? million (according to Apple). Callidus Software acquired Rapid Intake, a great content authoring solution. Prediction.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
Desktop: Software is installed on your hard drive of your computer and you work on your computer. SaaS: Software is in the cloud, on the internet. You work online via the servers of your vendor. Apple. As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Trend 1.
My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap
DECEMBER 31, 2012
Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But. Bullseye.
Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010
eLearning Learning Posts
JUNE 9, 2010
LMS Template - eLearning 24-7 , May 21, 2010 Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. continued) - Sana Easy Bloggers , May 10, 2010 Last week we shared our visions on using Google services (such as Analytics) as an alternative to expensive LMS software. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. and on the test server here at BU, and I want to like it … I really do! Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Challenging? Not even close. here ).
#mlearncon Security and Mobile
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 20, 2012
Feature phones / Data enabled handset / web apps / native apps / PC-Laptop - The Native Apps will be your secure one + This one ensures that you are looking at the right person at the right time CellCast model - more server-side stuff. Because I know I'm gonna get asked when I get back into the office. Critical Issues: Balancing Security and Mobility for Learning Presenter: Robert Gadd, OnPoint Digital These are devices that are easily lost or stolen. 90% of IT mgrs set to implement mobile apps in 2012. The staff time offsets the staff cost. Allows the synch. Right now overly paranoid.
Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5
AUGUST 17, 2010
But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. HTML5 is being hailed as equally competent in developing rich-media, adopted by Google and Apple. will too. But the emphasis is on ‘today’.
CellCast App for BlackBerry 10
JANUARY 30, 2013
Much of the pressure on these teams to start considering non-RIM hardware was driven at the grassroots level via the consumer-oriented adoption of Apple iPhones and iPads and Motorola Droids that began to sweep through the market. Oh what a difference a few years makes, eh? popular four or five years ago.
eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #1
DECEMBER 4, 2009
The software, written by a team headed by Qui Pan, a student at the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University in England, turns a regular, cheap webcam into a 3D scanner.ProFORMA lets you rotate any object in front of the camera and it scans it in real time, building a fully 3D texture mapped model as fast as you can turn an object. With this, there is no need to invest time and budget to build quick small models to be used in various projects. I am sure, the model data then can be manipulated and refined by 3D software like 3DS Max. Description. Flash Player 10.1 link].
The elements of online communication 5: video
MARCH 26, 2010
Video can do more than show what a camera can capture; it can also be used as a simple, alternative means for displaying a wide range of multimedia material, such as software sims, narrated PowerPoint presentations, scenes from virtual worlds or Flash animations. There are free tools such as Microsoft MovieMaker and Apple’s iMovie, very capable low-cost versions of professional tools, such as Adobe Premiere Elements and, of course, the professional tools, such as Avid, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. To accommodate streaming, a streaming media server is required.
Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding
NOVEMBER 30, 2006
The wide spread adoption of MP3 Players like Apple's iPod products has lead to an entire ecosystem of tools, accessories and content providers. The most popular of which is Apple's iPod family. One appealing concept in this area is the creation of of corporate Napster-type software for the exchange of audio files among experts and members of an organization. Click on the link if you'd rather listen to the podcast of this post, Beyond iPoding , you can find it here. don't need an iPod to listen, just your computer. One example is podcasting for learning.
Media Encoding Tools for Mobile Learning
JANUARY 6, 2010
Their mission, as stated on their corporate web site, is as follows: "Until we launched Encoding.com in the summer of 2008, video platform operators had two choices: inflexible encoding software or expensive hardware encoding appliances. As anyone who works in an environment where "device diversity" is a challenge (where you've got RIM BlackBerrys, Apple iPhones, Android phones, Windows Mobile, Symbian-based smartphones, netbooks, whatever!), a video format that's ideal for one device is likely not ideal for others in your population, and even older devices from the same company (e.g.,
Live blog – from the Symantec Vision keynote
Adventures in Corporate Education
OCTOBER 4, 2011
By 2014 70% all servers will be virtualized (according to Gartner). 5. Guest #4: Steve Shakespeare, Intel European director of software sales and marketing. Apple ios is being supported by Symantec DLP. Note : this is as close to live blog as I could get … I couldn’t get on the wireless and then I realized I left my adapter in the hotel room. This is my first time covering a conference in Europe for me…I’m learning! I’ve edited the notes mostly so they would make sense to others (not just me). Pretty cool! Everyone just talked. Travel business.
SyberWorks Media Center Presents New Article – “10 Tips for Capturing e-Learning Audio”
The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle
JULY 7, 2009
Firewire is more commonly found on Apple computers however, you can purchase Firewire cards for PCs. Software. There are so many options for audio editing software, from the simple shareware/freeware to the professional level, that the determination of what to use might lie somewhere within your budget constraints. Any Apple computer comes with GarageBand which is an excellent mid - level audio recording application. has been in the audio production area for over a decade now and their flagship audio editing software, Peak Pro , is an award winning application.
Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz
eLearning Learning Posts
MAY 3, 2010
OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. Online Course Review for Courses in Development - Take an e-Learning Break , April 2, 2010 Rapid Intake, the guys who gave us ProForm and Unison, announced its new online collaborative course review software, called REVIEW™, that allows any course developer to post a course online and collect and manage course review feedback and comments. Do you not want to pay for expensive software licenses? Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0: Tags: Mobil In a 90-minute session this morning, Apple unveiled the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0.