Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!
MAY 6, 2010
Hopefully, the #moodlewish tag will provide an additional value added stream to Moodle developers and users around the world. Moodle is the Apple of Open Source, and we simply want to better than any other learning tools out there. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Annoying!),
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
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.
Delivering streaming video to mobile devices
JULY 15, 2011
Apple doesn't allow Flash--the technology commonly used by websites to deliver online video--to run on Apple devices such as the iPad or iPhone. But you want to make sure the embed code you're using won't block viewers who use Flash-less Apple devices. Photo credit: AdamKR. And mobile video is at the center of the fracas. Not without options, fortunately. 43OlYb7NARY.
New kit: Chromecast
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 27, 2014
A few months ago I was trying to decide on whether to spend £100 on an Apple TV or £30 on a Google Chromecast. Chromecast automatically sets the best quality it can display based on broadband speed and TV resolution, so if it’s an HD YouTube clip and you’ve a relatively good connections, it’ll stream in HD. opted for the cheaper, newer, untried, unknown Chromecast.
TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps
JULY 29, 2014
Before now, the “least worst” methods of capturing the screen of an iOS device were hardware or streaming workarounds. This all changed when Apple introduced a fully-supported iOS screen capture method at WWDC in June. Apple opened up this capability so that iOS developers could create 30-second app preview videos, which will show up in the App Store alongside the app screenshots.
Book Review: “Always On”
Dont Waste Your Time
JULY 24, 2014
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. .
Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!
MAY 6, 2010
Hopefully, the #moodlewish tag will provide an additional value added stream to Moodle developers and users around the world. Moodle is the Apple of Open Source, and we simply want to be better than any other learning tools out there. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Annoying!),
Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape
Dawn of Learning
AUGUST 26, 2011
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.
eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos
DECEMBER 15, 2009
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. Streaming – accessing videos hosted on the streaming server. c. Tags: Blended Learning Learning Technology eLearning Streaming Technology Video Video Based Learning Choosing source video. a. Playing back videos.
One Step Behind
AUGUST 19, 2011
Streaming to your Television. If there was ever a technology that is emerging and continues to do is – its streaming. I’m not talking about viewing online streaming video, I am talking about actually viewing video or whatever on your television. Take a look at the tabletop boxes that exist today in the space of streaming from the net to your television, and you shouldn’t be surprised on the players (no pun attended) that see this as the next big thing. Apple. Use this powerhouse and stream it to a television or mobile device. Google.
7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today
APRIL 14, 2014
You can find pre-recorded lectures, live stream video lectures, interactive quizzes, and screencasts. 7. iTunes U - This resource features a library of courses that can be accessed and managed through the very popular Apple ecosystem. There are an abundance of education technology tools available today, it may be unclear as to which is best. While Cool Ed-Tech Tools. 1.
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Portable, rechargeable speakers and mobile devices such as Apple iPod Nano andiPod Touch were given to 475 primary teachers in the pilot phase. Be it for monitoring health, finding directions on the Google Glass or connecting with people with over Apple Watch or Android Wear, there is a lot of activity in the wearable technology segment. The shift from Flash to HTML5. Like our post ?
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
It uses PowerPoint to develop rich mobile content and also has plug-in to add surveys, quizzes, assessments, and rich media such as streaming video, ePubs, and Adobe PDFs. 9. This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad. So here’s a few – 15 actually! So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. It’s free! 2.
Mac Troubleshooting: Spotty Internet? One Quick Solution
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 27, 2011
Streaming would stop playing right in the middle. Luckily, we have Apple Care so I was able to get some assistance direct from an Apple tech. From the Apple menu, choose Go > Computer. by AJ George. I use Parallels on my iMac with Lion OS X and Windows XP. Generaly speaking, my setup works very well. However, last week my computer was giving me headaches. could start applications, do my work and send and receive email. However, I could not reliably access the internet. Webpages would only load after being refreshed 3-5 times, or not at all. Restart the computer.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. Stream your video. active users) which can create confusion when trying to compare pricing apples to apples. Flashback.
Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online
JULY 7, 2015
From the e-learning standpoint, rather than looking at an image in a course and then reading the text or listening to the words, the data stream is sent directly to you via a wearable or another type of device. . Mobile is the immediate thought of usage. Now we are have truly a real time data stream between the learner and the online image or object right within the online course or the LMS for that matter. It only is a matter of time, until a push/pull capability works within it. When you think of IoT most folks tie it with the Apple watch or a wearable watch. MBaaS.
top tools for 2015
Learning and Working on the Web
AUGUST 27, 2015
10 (new): Netflix : I find I am watching a lot of documentaries on this popular video streaming service and I am learning a lot. Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 10 Tools for learning. Voting closes on 18 September. Here are my top tools this year, with last year’s position shown in brackets. Please add yours! also use it to deliver my online workshops. Learning Technology
Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends
AUGUST 11, 2015
Video streams – on the rise – now as to the quality of you seeing those video streams – that is another story – which is why some folks who can include “video” in their web conferencing meetings choose not to. Stream Test – What does your product look like when someone is using a webcam – does it flicker? Wonderful on mobile and streams are top notch. Streams have always been excellent. I know what you are thinking. You are wondering – “Nine?” ” Why not 10? Not me. because XYZ.
Why We Still Use Backbone.js
JANUARY 7, 2016
Apple, still mad about Adobe’s decision to focus more on PC performance a decade earlier, announced the birth of the iPhone, which also served to knock a few more props out from under the old-school e-learning development toolkit. It’s a very exciting time to be a front-end developer. So why are we not moving to a more modern front-end framework? It was currently at version 0.3.0.
Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Mobile Learning in General – The Mobile revolution waits for no one and much has evolved in the past few months, Apple has bigger phones, that once again challenge everything we knew about designing for 4.7″ recently received my new Amazon FireTV stick, which allows me to connect it to any of my TVs and stream most anything from Amazon, including Prime video. Storyline 2.0
Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?
MAY 5, 2010
Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4.
Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more
Dawn of Learning
AUGUST 22, 2012
for the iPad opens a new revenue stream for your content by allowing you to reach and sell to your customers directly. Pastiche has been integrated with Apple’s in-App Purchase payment gateway to give your users the ability to purchase your content through your Custom Branded App. Announcing Pastiche 2.4! Pastiche 2.4 Pastiche 2.4 New highlights and annotations implementation.
Reading list: November 14th, 2015
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
The ultimate, 10,000-word review of streaming media players: Apple TV vs. Roku 4 vs. Fire TV vs. Chromecast. Like many in my line of work (eLearning, Educational or Learning Technology) I read. read a lot. read books, articles, blog posts, journals, etc. sometimes tweet them, I sometimes print them, I sometimes actually finish them. Sometimes So far this month I’ve been reading, in no particular order: . Getting digital is required. For a happier life, give up Facebook. How to stop workplace bullies in their tracks. 10 ways to get your colleagues to work with you better.
E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format
JUNE 22, 2016
FLV: (FLASH LIVE VIDEO) FLV was once the preferred format for video streaming in mobiles, but now with the rise of HTML 5, the MP4 video format is being preferred. MOV: (QuickTime Movie) MOV is a popular video format file, originally developed by Apple Inc. M4A: File extension created by Apple, used only for audio files. Adobe Captivate 9. F4V supports H.264.). Lectora 16.
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Built-in cameras on laptops aren’t the greatest (an exception seems to be Apple computers tend to be pretty good). I’d highly recommend that you provide your guest with a web camera that will provide a higher quality video stream. I’ve used a Microsoft Life Camera that can record 1280×720. One way is to introduce video of a subject matter expert or key person into the video.
John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon
MARCH 21, 2012
This stream of learning is mastery. Think Apple products!) Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. I’m at Learning Solutions in Orlando today – hosted by the eLearning Guild. Forgive typos and poor grammar! The Art of Leadership Maeda was tenured faculty at MIT – professor by day, student by night as he got an MBA. And then four years ago he became college president with no training! So he bought books. And now he’s been learning about art and design. Build from Foundations : Get your hands dirty. sense of what I want to be.
Can the #MOOC format respond to the educational challenges #altc2013?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Education in society always reflects the values of the dominant political ideology which in the West is that of neoliberalism (Apple, 2006). Closed versus Open Educational Resources (OER) : OER can, and do include full courses, textbooks, streaming videos, exams, software, and any other materials or techniques supporting learning (OER Foundation, 2011, p. 1). 87-88). What can we do?
How to Convert Video to MP3 Using Camtasia
JULY 11, 2013
Listening to streaming radio and podcasts will become even easier, now that auto makers are creating touch screen displays with smart app technologies that allow users to stream radio right from their dash. Apple’s Podcasts app and other apps such as Stitcher have made it easier than ever for users to download or stream their favorite podcasts to their smartphones and car stereos.
Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?
APRIL 28, 2015
Then upload this to the Streaming Video template in the course creation tool. In the next price bracket up, tools of interest might include: Adobe’s Audition , Avid’s Pro Tools , Apple’s Logic Pro. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio.
Elearning Review of the Year 2015
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Learning Solutions 2016 takes place from March 16 to 18. April Launch of Apple Watch The long-awaited Apple Watch launched in April this year and almost instantly the L&D world started to think about what it might mean for digital learning. We’re looking back on some of the best moments and milestones of the past 12 months. In a keynote interview, Professor Karl M.
E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise
JULY 9, 2014
Based on my analysis, what I found are the following features heading upwards, like salmon or whatever that fish people always mention that heads up stream. have a good friend who is pro-Apple across the board. As anyone who has ever gone to school knows (excluding higher ed) when the bell rings that means you are in your seats ready to start the day. RING RING RING RING. Hey Aaron get in your seat. You can stare at Ohio on the map another day. Features On The Rise. Don’t forget about those office hours – joy! Features Unite! Activate Wonder Twins. and are stuck.
The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations
JUNE 14, 2012
Features included embedded presentations and streaming videos, interactive whiteboards, and several interactive games to reinforce learning. Citing the example of Apple’s failure with Newton tablet 20 years ago, but the terrific success of iPad and Samsung Galaxy tabs enjoy today, he makes the point that Time and Technology have a great impact on the success of an idea.
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
Activity streams, like Twitter, so I know what’s going on and what people are talking about. Choosing and subscribing to streams of information I’m interested in. Activity streams should be available for the company at large and for workspaces. Minimum feature set: shared screen, text chat, video conferencing streams. Third post in a series. INFRASTRUCTURE. itashare.
“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Check out the Backchannel – this is the online stream that often accompanies a conference as people share information on Twitter, through blogs, and more. www.apple.com/designed-by-apple/ (Nick shared a really nice video done by apple about design and intention. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. There are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as people on the planet (7.2 Over 10 apps per human. Video.
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
The new web-based HTML5 authoring package looks and performs quite well and delivers an impressive array of authoring features that can produce exceptionally nice looking mobile content for the various web kit-based mobile devices and tablets including Apple’s iPad and the full range of Android-based tablets. This first post will focus on LS2011 and I’ll post again on CTIA tomorrow.
The New Nerd
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Note that Apple has put substantial resources into making their first smart watch very stylish, including many options to personalize the look. When we pay attention, we try to defer checking email or our social streams during face-to-face conversations. 100-year-old wearable technology, circa 1915. Businesses used to display the time on their signs. So how would that play out?
This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix
MARCH 26, 2012
It’s Apple-esque in a way – control the learning process from end-to-end. Maybe Bb is trying to flesh out this revenue stream? I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. They’ve made overtures in the past. At the EDUCAUSE conference in October, they were clear that they wanted to partner with the open educational resources movement. discussed this in a post on the race to platform education. How do you respond to Open Class? Bb=Go Daddy?
M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go
JUNE 28, 2011
Before you spend a lot of time reworking your current content it’s important to know that the Android devices and most non-Apple tablets already play your current Flash content. Many of the complaints about Flash and tablets deal with some of the video streaming and games. I’ve tested a few of my published courses on the Android tablets (like the Samsung Galaxy) and they run fine.
Jumping on the bandwagon. My predictions for 2015…
DECEMBER 19, 2014
My Twitter stream will continue to be bombarded with Instagrammed photos of hot beverages and food. Apple will release an ever-so-slight modification of a product. As the end of a year approaches it’s time for the blogging fraternity to turn to the tried and tested ‘Top ‘this that and the other’ of 2014″ and ‘My predictions for 2015″ blog posts. Far from me to turn down the opportunity to poke a little fun, here are my 2015 predictions / absolute cast iron guarantees. Un fortunately hardly anybody tags their #instagram photos. Again.
5 Reasons Why RSS Readers Still Rock
Learning and Technology
JANUARY 5, 2010
While I do keep up with bigger news through Friendfeed or Twitter, I like to keep up with multiple Graphic Design blogs, tech blogs, entertainment blogs, photography blogs and Apple blogs on my own. It's not just about controlling your stream of daily news. Pulling the important streams into a reader means the information is readily available." 4. bookmarklet.
E-Learning Early Indicators
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
The latest market share report is Apple 75%, Android 23%, 2% Other, early projections expect Apple to increase share once the iPad2 is launched. Oh, sure there is a sprinkle, the aforementioned vendor with the voice capability in their product geared towards higher education; another who saw the has added the ability to add social learning functionality into a CMS, with video off initial live streaming and metadata too, but it is few and far between. Towards the latter part of last year, we started to hear how the LMSs were near death. Tablets? Who is using those things?
Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad
MARCH 27, 2011
People do this all the time, with web conferencing solutions that are not integrated into their system, or video being streamed on another server, etc. Apple is launching an iTunes university or along those lines, so end users can take courses. The capability of HD video for web conferencing is small, but it is a trend developing, the irony of course, is that it is still better to have your video – web cam, or video streams in standard (as you do now), rather than increase the frames per second for HD. There is Money in those Hills. They were not alone. good thing?
HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)
JANUARY 20, 2014
Now for the next big thing…a standard for support true-streaming video via HTTP! Progressive Downloading’ of video works now – link to a video and it’ll start downloading to your device, and the device player will likely start playing that video back as soon as it can… …but you can’t skip ahead and have the video quickly pickup at that point; to do so requires ‘true’ (“Adaptive”) streaming capabilities – like from a media server. One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Huzzah! (?).
Make Your eLearning Content More Accessible, Understood, and Remembered With This One Tip!
APRIL 23, 2014
Now in 2014 all major streaming entertainment players—including iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video—require all content submissions to include captions, regardless of whether the content officially falls within the definition given by the FCC’s mandate. Think of Apple’s Siri and Google Voice. There’s recently been a lot of interest in captioning online video content. With over 48 million Americans having some degree of hearing impairment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued rules requiring more video to include captions. What are closed captions? Automation.
mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011
JANUARY 7, 2011
In the midst of all the new 3D TVs, streaming home entertainment, futuristic toys and smart appliances, the primary market focus of this year’s show seems to be on mobility with smartphones, tablets and apps taking center stage in many of the main keynotes and featured front-and-center in larger vendor booths. Tablets devices are all the rage at CES as vendors from across the world all seek to cash in on Apple’s success with their iPad. This year’s event is as big as ever with 100K+ attendees roaming through 2,700 vendor booths across multiple sites. Better Devices.