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Kapp Notes

Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but's not Macworld. I am at the Winter 2009 ICT Educator conference. Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. So the keynote was by Jon Burgess of Apple who did an excellent job outlining what educators should focus on for the future.

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. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad. Apple iBooks , Author , mLearning , eLearning , Techcomm. Too much work. Send to Kindle.

The Zen principle applied in Software


What does that have to do with software and e-learning, I hear you say as soon as you read the title of this post. be it a software, an e-learning course, a web service ? There are several software development terms and phrases that speak against that needless complexity, such as YAGNI (You Ain’t Gonna Need It), KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!), religion (right?) thing?

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)


In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash.

Selfie number 1

Learning with e's

So here it is - my number one 'selfie' - a picture of me alongside the legendary Apple Computer inventor Steve Wozniak. asked him about the early days of Apple and his first meeting with Steve Jobs. Jobs was actually the business head behind Apple and had nothing to do with the design of the computers, which was solely Woz's domain. My conversation with him is captured here.

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. It’s software that runs on a Mac and captures the screen of your iOS device. also wanted to include an update on AppShow , now in open beta. With 1.2

Retail Trainers, Learn from Apple’s Secret Employee Training Manual

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It’s hard to argue the fact that Apple’s retail operation is one of most successful retail ventures in the history of mankind. Retail Text Posts hospitality training hotel training restaurant learning management system restaurant lms restaurant training retail training retail training hotel training retail training software safety training

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." Taking a page from the Apple AppStore, Workday is letting anyone create a "template" and publish it for sharing. (I assume companies can charge for these too.) elixHR is a set of middleware plugins that let SumTotal customers directly import and access data from more than 150 different third party HR and related software systems. Workday BigData Analytics. SumTotal's Elixr.

TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps

Visual Lounge

Which is one reason we’re so excited to be building TechSmith AppShow , a new software product for Mac that will make it easier than ever to create screencasts of iOS devices. This all changed when Apple introduced a fully-supported iOS screen capture method at WWDC in June. News & Events Apple Screencast We have, too. But, over time, we expect everyone will use it.

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Plastics! (oops. I mean location awareness software)


While the media rages about how Apple iOS and Android are tracking your every move, and is this legal. Last week I learned about (and installed on my iPad) a great new software tool named Wikihood. have found this software fantastic as I move around the United States of various business and pleasure trips. Software Tools Web/Techconsider this fact. Plastics!

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

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PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.  We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Credit: CNET/James Martin).

Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday

Learning on the Leading Edge

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.

How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Fences is a software that helps you organize your desktop by placing icons into resizable and nameable areas. 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. Here are my top three…. #1 Fences. What is it?

Mobile Computing soon to Dominate HR Software Investments

Learning on the Leading Edge

The Apple iPad alone is expected to sell 55-60 million devices in 2011, up from 14 million in 2010. Compare that to the number of PC's expected to be sold (around 450 million), and you see that the tablet market is already as big as 12% of the total PC market. will highlight some of these at the Conference. How many of you check your email and Facebook messages while in meetings?).

Mobile Computing soon to Dominate HR Software Investments

Learning on the Leading Edge

The Apple iPad alone is expected to sell 55-60 million devices in 2011, up from 14 million in 2010. Compare that to the number of PC's expected to be sold (around 450 million), and you see that the tablet market is already as big as 12% of the total PC market. will highlight some of these at the Conference. How many of you check your email and Facebook messages while in meetings?).

Apple iPhone Opens Up.

Kapp Notes

Apple has just released its developer stuff. Check out this video of Jobs talking about what you can do in terms of software creation for the the Apple March 6th event. So this weekend, get a hold of an iPhone and start developing some neat software.

Macintosh Rapid E-Learning Authoring Software

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: viewletbuilder SWFtools articulate Mac Jing screenflow rapid elearning authoring tools Apple Macintosh adobe captivate Camtasia

Is Workday the Apple of HR Software?

Learning on the Leading Edge

The Workday team has already built this kind of software before (several times actually), so they know that the big problem companies face with their ERP software is not features, but making the system configurable and flexible to adapt as the company changes. Becoming the Apple of HR (or Enterprise) Software. This is exactly why Apple has been so successful.

The How & Why of iPads, HTML5 & Mobile Devices in eLearning, Training & Education

Adobe Captivate

I’ve been itching to write some about the proliferation of mobile devices in the wake of Tablet computers like the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy, the Blackberry Playbook and a myriad of others for quite a while. Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Much of what I’ve read is very technical and always seems a little heavy on hype and light [.]. Conferences and events Content Migration eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 HTML5 HTML5 Converter Partridge publish to HTML

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Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

The ability to include iOT (Internet of Things) with Apple Watch scores another forward thinking approach – even though Apple Watch has a long way to go IMO – but hey another start!  Learning 24/7 Tagged: top nine web conferencing , web conferencing , web conferencing rankings , web meeting software , webinars. web conferencing top nine web conferencing web conferencing rankings web meeting software webinarsI know what you are thinking.  You are wondering – “Nine?” ” Why not 10?  Not me. because XYZ.  Web Conferencing  Pricing.

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Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. Now, I understand that Apple’s rabidly focused on the customer experience ( I like the usability), and limiting development to content is a way to essentially guarantee a vibrant experience.  What I care about is that, by not supporting cross-platform programs that output code for different operating systems (OS), Apple is hurting a significant portion of the market.

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.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Social Learning

Matt MacInnis puts it this way: The processes used to create textbooks and create software have traditionally been very different, but we believe that as content becomes more interactive, rich in media, and available on multiple platforms, the application of software engineering practices to content creation makes a lot of sense. What blows my mind when I see Inkling? 1. Blog this!

#DevLearn Edition of #TalkTech: Big Changes for Apple, MOOCs in Education and Jon Landau’s Presentation at DevLearn

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Topic 1: What’s next for Apple? Browett and Forstall are leaving Apple. Somebody call Perez Hilton, because Apple is at the forefront of celebrity gossip in the tech world this week. The company just announced Scott Forstall, iOS software chief and creator of Maps and Siri, and John Browett, head of retail, will be leaving. Big Changes for Apple.

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.

Warning Mac Adobe Captivate 7 Developers. Don't Upgrade to Mavericks Yet

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Apple recently announced the availability of  Mavericks , its latest and greatest operating system for the Mac computers.   As much as I love new toys, I tend to hold off when it comes to installing software updates. In my experience, you never know what the software update will break; waiting a bit tends to work out when the updates prove problematic.      It turns out that the Mavericks software and Adobe Captivate 7 aren't getting along. Captivate eLearning

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Adobe Captivate: Mac Cures

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

First, quit Captivate and then open your Mac's System Preferences ( Apple > System Preferences ).      Start Captivate and create a software simulation.   Looking to get a jump start on creating software simulations with Adobe Captivate? Check out our newest mini course:  Adobe Captivate: Creating Software Simulations.

Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning

Learning Cafe

The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. Samsung, Motorola) have already released smartwatches, Apple has once again redefined this category by fusing the hardware and software to create a whole new experience. Watch a video where Apple talks about the vision behind and features of Apple watch. We do need to keep in mind that the Apple watch is a companion device for the iphone. Apple watch may turn out to be the first mainstream wearable technology device. Will I be getting an Apple watch? While other companies (e.g.

Top eLearning Trends for 2016

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. Online Training Software For DigitalChalk Users eLearningExperts predict that the market of eLearning in the US can reach $27.1 billion by 2016. What Stays in Trend. New eLearning Trends 2016.

Flash for Instructional Game Development

Kapp Notes

There are several books that can help you to utilize Adobe’s Flash (which I know has a bad wrap due to Apple, however, it is still great for creating instructional games). The description does a nice job of summing it up “Not necessarily a software book, Flash Animation for Teens takes readers through the basic concepts of animation while using Flash. Games

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7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

There are a bunch of software tools that will accommodate most of your needs, and more. Screencasting software like Camtasia enables the instructor to share the screen with the audience and display all types of content right from the computer. Pay attention to Whiteboard and Marker, and other great features for recording video lectures in the Mix software. 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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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. Finally, there’s the comfort zone of using rapid eLearning software that rely heavily on PowerPoint slides, in order to publish Flash-based learning? eLearning is dead! Flash-based eLearning. 1024 x 768 Resolution.

5 Companies Likely to Buy Coursera


Like Google, they have experience and success in monetization models, and they know how to get a very large user group engaged with each other using their software as a conduit. 3. 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