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.
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.
Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape
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. Streaming – accessing videos hosted on the streaming server. Tags: Blended Learning Learning Technology eLearning Streaming Technology Video Video Based Learning This could leave your learners with a bad experience.
A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
The Apple II was launched in the late 70’s, but most of the world still ran on large mainframe computers. One of the first educational games made for the Apple II came in 1978, a year after the personal computer launched. This decade also has seen the rise of streaming media and virtual reality. I often wonder if they know about how we got to where we are today. Not so.
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. 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. 7 Cool Ed-Tech Tools. Source: Schools.com.
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. I 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.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
In addition to setting up a pop-up store and creating a magazine, Ocean started a live video stream, released a 45-minute “visual” album and inked an exclusive music distribution deal with Apple. We swim in an ocean of streaming music from services like Spotify and Pandora and dip in and out of a constantly flowing stream of information. That is, until recently.
Designing Mobile Learning Solutions
JULY 14, 2016
Why not build video content to be distributed through Vimeo, instead of hosting and managing your streaming service? Design mLearning to enable linking to existing Podcasts, or using texting or messaging services (Twitter, WhatsApp) and video calling apps (Skype, Google Hangouts, Apple Facetime) to disseminate your mobile content better. Best Practices.
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! (?).
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. 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. Adobe Edge Animate.
The Growing Role of Microlearning
OCTOBER 12, 2016
In 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone and essentially killed flash technology with its implementation of iOS. Now we have live video streaming available online, spend more than five hours a day on our phones and interact more than 8 billion times in a single working day. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change. Now we want them to be five minutes or less.
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. . 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. When you think of IoT most folks tie it with the Apple watch or a wearable watch. Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning? You mean the classroom? Technology?
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″ I 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.
Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more
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 Web Content Integration. Other improvements.
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. Reviewers told me that the product delivered, streams were excellent. I know what you are thinking. Not me. Uh, okay.
Entrepreneurship Got Plastic Surgery, and it Looks Better: The Changing Business World
JULY 27, 2016
Multi-million dollar, publicly traded companies have the ability to start in dorm rooms and garages (see: Apple, Facebook). People need just two things to start a company: an idea and a computer. Not surprisingly, the entrepreneurial spirit has spread further and wider than was ever imaginable even a decade ago. The death of the business plan. Ok, it’s not actually dead. eLearning business
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. A sense of what I want to be.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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. As a video creator, especially with screencasts, I am always looking for ways to enhance my content and improve the engagement of my viewers. 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.
2016: 12 months of learning
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Sponge was represented in the seminar room with Kate Nicholls, Learning Technology Designer of the Year who’s talk on 360 interactive video was streamed live on FaceBook to an international audience. This holiday season, we’re wrapping up the major events of the year in digital learning and delivering some tips and resources that you might have missed. Watch a recording of the session here.
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.
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. But I still see danger here.
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. I 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. Ah, first off its not, but let’s move on. Don’t forget about those office hours – joy! Why?
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.
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.
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.
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. If you’re worried about having the content in the public stream, try Screenr Business. Screenr.
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.