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Top 10 Learning Technologies and Talks at DevLearn 2015

WalkMe Training Station

DevLearn is like being a kid in a candy store…for training and learning techies like us. Why DevLearn 2015? The annual DevLearn conference is the place to see demos of the best e-learning technologies on the market. Adobe’s eLearning Suite is built around Adobe Captivate 5, which through its Flash-based output enables online delivery of interactive training materials.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I attended DevLearn. Simply put, one vendor has over 200 Flash-based templates in their product. Not only was it quite present at DevLearn, but in general, this is one of the new “hot” items in the space. Microsoft has announced that their next browser version will support only HTML5 and not Flash. know people are going to tell me that you can view Flash on alternative browsers with the iPad. have tried the big three alternative browsers that support Flash, and all of them are buggy. readily admit that I was unsure what to expect.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

Some big pluses with HTML5 over Flash for example are: Can manipulate the code – it is open, flash is proprietary. That said, if your system does not enable HTML5, the browser will switch to Flash. To hear about my forecasts for 2014, you will need to attend DevLearn and my wonderful presentation – which will  include the top 10 authoring tools for 2013. authoring tools Trends authoring tool trends course authoring tools DevLearn rapid content authoring tools I loved Lucky Charms cereal. Not the cereal per se, but the marshmallows. Marshmallows.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review

E-learning Uncovered

I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience! Both But no doubt helped along by the no-Flash limitation on iPhones and iPads, today’s software market looks quite different. brought this session to DevLearn to highlight some of the tools that I think are most worth checking out. HTML5 Authoring Tool Review.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

When we presented on this topic at mLearn 2012 and DevLearn 2012, our sessions were full. Video is also a terrific replacement for Flash animations inside eLearning courses, providing a mobile-friendly solution to creating animation effects. This is an excerpt from  Sharon Boller’s  newest white paper,  Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. complete. ePubs. Videos.

DevLearn 2008 - Day 2 Recap

eLearning Weekly

I kicked off Day 2 at DevLearn by facilitating a Breakfast Byte session on DevLearn Live! Not many people showed up, but Wendy Wickham , Matt Wolf , and I spent the time well by discussing our current projects, our impressions of DevLearn, favorite technologies / tools, and more. 605 - Using Flash CS3 and AIR to Build Desktop Applications ( Dan Carr ). liked his style; it was easy for me to tune in and absorb lots of great Flash / AS3 / AIR info from him. Building a basic AIR app (desktop Flash app) is much easier than I realized. Nice homage. Web 2.0

DevLearn ‘09 Keynote: Andrew McAfee #dl09

Learning Visions

Here’s what most business execs think of when hear “social”: flashes up the classic Woodstock images of hugging hippies with bodies strewn on the lawn…) Parting Words: “The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.” Wednesday morning. Bright and early here in cloudy - but balmy to my east coast sensibilities - San Jose. Brent Schlenker – here we are pushing the future of e-learning! Where we are with enterprise 2.0? The state of an art.

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eLearning Thought Leaders: Jane Bozarth – DevLearn Preview

eLearning Weekly

Bozarth will be at DevLearn , November 3-5, so we thought it would be good to interview her as a preview to such an industry leading conference, hosted by the eLearning Guild. JB: I’m at DevLearn 2010 in November, Training 2011 in San Diego, the 2011 Learning Technologies Exhibition in London, and the eLearning Guild conference in March. Jane Bozarth likes social media.

DevLearn 2009 – Day 2 Recap

eLearning Weekly

Day 2 of DevLearn kicked off with a keynote from Eric Zimmerman on Serious Game Design. Our slides will be available on the DevLearn Resources page next week. David showed several phone-based mobile learning games running on Java, BREW, and Flash. One more day… Notes from the final day of DevLearn will be online soon! Tags: eLearning Conferences Design Development DevLearn DevLearn2009 dl09 eLearningGuild gLearning sociallearning SocialNetworks technology Tools Training You can see her notes here. Thank you, Cammy!). ″ technologies.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. It exports to HTML 5 as well as Flash, although I'm not sure they've perfected this yet. This is a big deal, because iPads and iPhones don't support Flash. It is about time to move on from Flash anyway, because you hardly see it on everyday websites anymore. Anyone who wanted to do top-end development had to do serious coding in Flash. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. First up is Storyline from Articulate.

Impatica for PowerPoint Back In The Game With HTML5 Support by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Press Release] With the approach of the HTML5 standard, and rising numbers of iPads in education and the workplace, eLearning developers are looking for alternatives to Flash. Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5, launching at DevLearn 2011, offers rapid conversion of PowerPoint files into a format that can be built once and delivered everywhere.

What did I get out of DevLearn?

eLearning Blender

Going into DevLearn I was a little unsure of what to expect considering it was my first conference like this. I was hoping to get lucky and find some miracle idea or resource that will make it easy for me to implement eLearning at a minimal cost. One of the presenters is going as far as emailing us flash files she used in a course so that we can re use them. Well, I didn't come back with any miracle ideas or resources but I did come back with a lot of gems that if I follow through on will easily earn %100 ROI on the $1000 investment.

DevLearn2011 eLearning Trends

B Online Learning

feel my office is quite boring now as there’s no constant ‘ding, ding, ding’ of the slot machines or flashing [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy devlearn Master elearning CourseShare. Tweet. Pin It. Well I’m alive…just about! What a week at DevLearn2011 in Las Vegas, so many highlights! It was also an amazing trip as I had never been to Vegas before. It certainly is sensory overload.

DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit! And that's an industry leading software company focusing a major effort on the eLearning industry and the many elearning developers that have been using their tools to improve the learning process for so many. I was a very early user of Authorware , Director , and of course, FLASH. Ya know everyone's complaining about Flash not being on the iPhone, but maybe Apple's waiting for the new Shockwave? This is quite possibly one of the coolest things I've seen in my eLearning career. At least it felt that way to me. Am I dreaming? Maybe.

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

Challenge to Learn

Reblogged from : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. We are currently rebuilding all question types from flash into HTML. This week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone. We had a lot of contact with the users of the free edition. The highlights are: Branding.

Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?

Rapid eLearning

When I managed a team of Flash developers I rarely ran into the same branding requirements that I did when using PowerPoint. The final output is Flash. And most clients don’t know much about Flash. However, if they do find out that I am using PowerPoint, then I have to deal with many of the branding issues that I’d never have to deal with if I were working in Flash.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Granted the others accept Flash, but when the folks who make Flash say they are moving over to HTML5, you don’t need a witch doctor to tell you to watch out for that Zombie next to you. Over the past month, the number of people who have told me they are seeking an authoring tool that outputs to HTML5 has been enormous.  No one says to me, “oh can it output to flash?”

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


He’s a frequent eLearning blogger and recently was a docent for the DevLearn eLearning conference. Historically, eLearning is behind the time for tech adoption – a late adopter of flash, slow to accept HTLM5, and responsive design has only emerged for Captivate and Articulate in the past few years. What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? Michael Allen.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. SaaS based solution, that offers contractors/developers who create courses for other folks – access to the Flash files. The newest version adds an adaptive learning capability, which I saw first hand at DevLearn – it was extremely impressive and extremely rare in this space. Lastly, it looks like a course when you publish it -regardless if it is Flash or HTML5 – not a PDF or word doc or something that is a hybrid of the two. Final Note.

Breakthrough PerformanceTech Introduces Performance Drilling At DevLearn|10 by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

Performance Drilling, at DevLearn|2010. home on flash drives. Breakthrough Performance Tech will present their new approach to course authoring, called. Participants will be able to create modules and take them.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

It comes with a “LMS” which is some analytics – similar to what is happening in the space (have to attend DevLearn to find out what that means. Can convert Flash to HTML5. So, stand up and say, “I’m a trend setter”, then run quickly out the door – you never know who is spying on you. #20 Lectora Inspire. Fun Features. Comes with Flypaper 3.9,

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course – Part 2 #DevLearn. Actually, because the interface was built in Flash all I had to do was remove the button to the section and introductory reference to it. Heading to #DevLearn. DevLearn's DemoFest Webinar. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 3.

eLearning Cyclops

Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course – Part 3 (Development) #DevLearn. Adobe Flash - The initial interface was built in Flash. However, the Flash movie sits within Articulate Presenter and navigates to an assessment made in Articulate Quizmaker which also sits within the same Presenter project (more on this later). Articulate Presenter - This is what I plopped the Flash and Quizmaker into. Essentially, the first page of the Presenter project is the Flash course, which has numerous pages and opens all the sims and links to its additional resources.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint has similar versatility which I’ve shown repeatedly on the blog. I use PowerPoint to edit my graphics, create illustrations, videos, and Flash movies. Use PowerPoint to Build Flash Movies & Illustrations. In a previous post I mentioned that the PowerPoint-to-Flash tools convert your slides to Flash movies. Most form-based tools can import Flash files.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

It is what it is, and is for me and my fellow DevLearners first and foremost. The second was DevLearn, run by the eLearning Guild. Someone is compiling a ‘tweet book’ of all the tweets posted about DevLearn that week. Apparently some people find video hard to present in SharePoint. I use flash video all the time in SharePoint. Observation (heard phrased in many different was during DevLearn) reading ‘everything’ on Twitter is a waste of time. INTRODUCTION. There’s a lot. that* would take an entire book!!! OTHER NEWS – TWITTER IN CAPTIVATE.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

During this years DevLearn 2011 conference I won the DemoFest award for the Software Systems Training category. It is so flattering to have my course selected by the DevLearn attendees. Adobe Flash, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Quizmaker, Microsoft Office 2010. Thank you again to all who attended DemoFest and a really big thank you to the eLearningGuild for holding an incredible DevLearn conference. Heading to #DevLearn. DevLearn's DemoFest Webinar. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Cloud Apps.

Hanukkah e-Learning Wish List

eLearning Cyclops

DevLearn 201 0 conference -  It has been quite a while since any budget has allowed me to attend a conference. Supreme knowledge of ActionScript - To know it to a point that there is nothing I cannot do with Flash (that's on me isn't it?). Tools LinkedIn Social Media m-Learning flash e-LearningMy kids are making their wish list for Hanukkah, which inspired me to make my own. I do not necessarily expect to receive any of these things, but if Hanukkah Harry reads this blog, which he may, their is a chance he will grant at least a few. wish this to end.

One Simple Trick for Troubleshooting Technical Problems with E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

Flash Version. For example, I’ve experienced a couple of situations in which animations didn’t seem to be “behaving” correctly. I’ve been able to use the information provided by to determine that the user didn’t have a Flash player. October 27 |  DevLearn Pre-Conference Workshop: E-Learning 101  | Las Vegas, NV. The course isn’t working right. Web Browser.

Come Read our DevLearn11 Reaction Piece

eLearning Weekly

If DevLearn 2011 at the Aria in Las Vegas did anything, it confirmed one certainty about elearning: elearning is exhilarating. Yes, elearning is a thrilling industry that combines esoteric theory like gamification, cutting edge tools like Cloud technologies, tumultuous teetering between HTML5 and Flash, and the inspiringly sexy and sleek iPad — the world’s most seductive learning tool.

Accidental Instructional Designers #dl09

Learning Visions

At DevLearn ‘09, I had the pleasure of hosting a Thursday morning Breakfast Byte. Instead it’s about the bells and whistles and flash. Conference participants gather around a topic of interest at an ungodly early hour, while sipping coffee and eating croissants. bleary-eyed, loosely organized conversation. Over 25 IDs gathered to talk about how they got here and where they're going.

Physics of the Future leads to the Learning of the Future

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

NPR Story - Text + Audio Dr. Michio Kaku opened up DevLearn this year. For example, some organizations are still developing strategies for mobile learning solutions with FLASH. At DevLearn, Dr. Kaku made the case for some very radical new technologies coming in 10, 30, 50, and even 100 years. He was outstanding! want to understand. That confuses me, but doesn't surprise me.

#LSCON 2012: trends

Challenge to Learn

Were mobile was the buzzword at DevLearn, it was replaced by HTML5 at LSCON. There were a lot of sessions about this topic, or mobile publications, because we all want to include flash like elements in our IOS publications. Last year at LSCON people where a bit in disbelieve (flash dead, no way!), this year I didn’t hear anybody about Flash. LSCON 12: Trends. Scorm dead?


#LSCon 13 Day 3 Keynote and wrap up

Challenge to Learn

Last year we had the rise of TinCan and HTML5 vs Flash, this is still there but it is not new. definitely will be here next year again (and I will go the Mlearn and Devlearn). I’m back home in the Netherlands after LSCON13. I owe you one keynote a a conference wrap up. Yvonne Camus, Adventurer, Executive and Performance Expert, Leading a high performance life. Yvonne participated in the Eco challenge, a team expeditions race over 300 miles that ou have to complete in 12 days, through the Borneo jungle. It is a race that in principle is impossible to finish. And try to surpass it.

Experience, the API

Clark Quinn

Last week I was on a panel about the API previously known as Tin Can at #DevLearn, and some thoughts crystallized. You could even send your learners out to do a flash mob ;). Touted as the successor to SCORM, it’s ridiculously simple: Subject Verb Object: e.g. “I did this”, such as ‘John Doe read Engaging Learning’ but also ‘Jane Doe took this picture’  And this has interesting implications. There’ll need to be places to record these actions, and ones to pull together sequences of recommendations for learning paths, and more.