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Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

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.

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When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?


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

DigitalChalk eLearning

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.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


If you’re in your 40s or 50s or 60s, I’d love to hear your story. I’ve heard many stories during my career and have learned the most from those who lived them. I’ve met people who had worked on the original SCORM standard, those driving the new xAPI standard, as well as early champions of our industry who coined the terms and built the original software tools. Not so.

5 Reasons Why You Should Customize Your eLearning Courses


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


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.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

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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


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.

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Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

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?

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

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.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

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.

How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

Visual Lounge

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.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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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

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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.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

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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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

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

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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 ).

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5


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

mLearning Trends

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

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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].

Media Encoding Tools for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

Their mission, as stated on their corporate web site, is as follows: "Until we launched 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.,

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

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.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

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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.