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Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS. Games. Augmented Reality.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What? subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field. think those kinds of assignments are wonderful because they link pre-professionals and people learning about the field with people who have been in the field for a while. Those types of introductions and relationships keep the "old timers" fresh and introduce new ideas and ways of looking at things to the people asking the questions. Here are some questions and my answers from a student at King's College. 1. How did you initially go about utilizing the technology? That isn't happening.

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Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Keystroke Callouts

Visual Lounge

When making a screencast, you want to make sure your viewers are easily able to follow along. I've noticed in the past, sometimes I leave details out of narration. Maybe a task is routine to me, like using hotkeys shortcuts, and I forget to mention it. We've added 'Keystroke Callouts'. And, the best part? It's fully automated which means less work for me and my viewers benefit!

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Learning with e's

Three of my third year B.Ed Primary education students, Adam Skill, Danny Houton and James Carhart, have created a most excellent video to accompany their paper for the Plymouth e-Learning Conference next month. It gives more than a nod in the direction of the Lee LeFever Plain English videos, but it's still quite original in its own way as you will see. Reference Johnson, M. and Liber, O.

Camtasia Studio 7 - Sneak Peek, Cursor Effects

Visual Lounge

Coming in Camtasia Studio 7 are editable cursor effects! nice, new feature in Camtasia Studio 7 is that you'll be able to help viewers follow along by enlarging the mouse pointer, making it a spotlight, or visualizing clicks. while you're in editing mode. The cursor now has it's own track on the timeline. You control how (and whether) the cursor appears at any point on the timeline! while.

Webinar Series: The Story


Our friend and guest blogger, Ray Jimenez is co-hosting a free webinar series, The story. Here’s a quick series description: After growing Training Magazine Network for the past two years, we found the same: Learning by growing Training Magazine Network to over 13,000 members has given us a rare opportunity to apply the theories and emerge with facts, best practices and anecdotes to share with our colleagues in learning. In this webinar series, we will share statistics, stories, and insights that will inspire you and guide you in your own implementations.

The 4 Passions of an Instructional Designer

The Learning Generalist

A couple of days back I posted a presentation on Visual Design Basics. What was really the result of work between breaks from being the host for RubyConf India , turned out to be a fairly popular presentation on Slideshare with over 2000 views and counting! I'm sorry again that the presentation doesn't have too many notes for you to glean the narrative in the background. The fact is that I love it!

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS is a way to overcome these obstacles. iSpeech.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner? they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. We equated availability with relevance. Anytime, anywhere”. But J.I.T. doesn’t equate with relevance, because it’s often not targeted. Once eLearning came along, learners starting asking for help! Contextual learning. The promise of JIT and the reality as it played out in the 90s. So welcome to performance support. To support, not teach.


Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. The latest version of ActionScript- ActionScript 3.0 [AS 3.0] was released in 2006. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. and AS 2.0

How to add a retweet and facebook button to your blog

Ignatia Webs

With all the commotion with opening up Moodle to iPhone (and now some android driven phones, but still in the initial try-out phase), I was not keeping up with my blog lay-out. But now, I finaly got the retweet button for blogger embedded in my blog html template, as well as a facebook button. In order to do this, I relied on the blogger plugins blog: here is the link for the retweet button and this one for the facebook button. But to make things easy, I wrote down what I chose. Once I got the code, I followed the steps below: How to install the Retweet Button on your blog?

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The elements of online communication 4: animation


And so, we move on to the fourth stop on our tour of the elements that make up all our online communications. The subject this time is animation. What contribution can it make? In which situations is it less effective? How is animation best delivered online? What animation is good for. Animation is to diagrams and illustrations what video is to photographs. Weaknesses. Coming next: video.

Confucius 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m a big fan of ancient proverbs. Sayings such as… Fortune favours the brave. Pliny the Elder. and… Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. - Lao Tzu. …I find truly inspirational. Confucius 1.0. The master of ancient proverbs, however, must be Confucius. If only we heeded these 2,500-year-old words of wisdom!

Top ten tips for reviewing a storyboard

Spicy Learning

A storyboard review stage is crucial as it’s hard to be objective when you’re the one who’s written the content. Here are our top ten questions to ask yourself if you’re the one reviewing someone else’s storyboard. 1. Are the basics in place? Before you even start reviewing the content of a course, check the obvious (but easy to miss) things like headers and footers, dates and page numbers. Are these clear and consistent throughout? 2. Does the format support the right focus? This enables reviewers to focus on the words without distraction. 3. Are you convinced?

Acrobat 9: Scanning into a PDF Portfolio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by David R. Mankin Here's the scenario: You work at a law firm. "Client Z" has a date in court coming soon. You have created a PDF Portfolio for "Client Z." " This portfolio contains dozens of individual documents. There is one document that is still missing--It's a police report from another district. The report arrives just in time. via mail. Not to worry.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

3 More Free Tools to Help Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Who doesn’t like a free application that’s going to make work easier? Today, I’ll share three free applications that might come in handy as you work on your elearning courses. Two of the applications come courtesy of a couple of screencast tutorials I saw the other day. And one comes from a need I recently had publishing a SCORM course. Artweaver. Karen’s Directory Printer. Poladroid.

Knowledge artisans choose their tools

Learning and Working on the Web

How can you be a knowledge worker if you’re not allowed to pick your own tools? We let craftsmen and artisans pick the tools they think fit the task at hand and their personal skills best, but we still don’t allow our professionals in knowledge intensive environments to do so. like the term Knowledge Artisan to describe this growing field of economic activity.

Deloitte: The Future of Recruiting Is Social Media


Recruiting doesn’t have to be relegated to job fairs and visits to college campuses. Deloitte is taking a multifaceted digital approach to recruiting by using a blend of social networking resources and multimedia elements. versatile introduction to their company is available at the click of a button. The program integrates several interactive social media outlets including a micro-sit e, a Twitter feed , a Facebook page and LinkedIn group , and a YouTube channel. The “Your Future at Deloitte (U.S.)”

Adobe Captivate 4: Crop It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel I've been teaching Captivate for years. One of my favorite parts of any class is showing features of the software that even veteran developers of the program did not know were available. Case in point: during a recent class a student asked if it was possible to crop imported images directly within Captivate. The answer to her question was a resounding yes.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

eduNation Project

eLearning 3.0

There are just too many great sites, articles, blog posts and tutorials on eLearning out there! Here are a few that I read daily: Jane’s E-Learning Picks of the Day. eLearning Technology. Clive on Learning. eLearning Weekly. The Rapid eLearning Blog. EDUKWEST. uLearning Blog. eLearningSpace. The eLearning Coach. THE PROBLEM. We don’t have enough time in each day to keep jumping from website-to-website to view all of this amazing content! THE SOLUTION. We don’t have enough time in each day to keep jumping from website-to-website. PARTICIPATE. mLearning is Coming!

Facebook vs The LMS: Can Someone explain this to me?

Mark Oehlert

Here are some numbers from the Facebook press room : More than 400 million active users. 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day. More than 35 million users update their status each day. More than 60 million status updates posted each day. More than 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month. More than 5 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each week. More than 3.5 million events created each month. More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook. More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day.

UL Fun-e-toons: The World of Social Media

Upside Learning

Related posts: Social Media Libraries for Flash UL Fun-e-toons: eLearning By Pages.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: To Outline or Not to Outline

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby In school I had a teacher who insisted on receiving an outline before every writing assignment. would love to be able to report that the experience made me an outlining fiend. It did not. found that I could not write an outline until I knew what I was going to say! I had to write my essay, then create an outline based on what I had said. took from this experience the idea that I was just a person who could not write outlines ahead of time. Not until I started writing training materials as an adult did I really learn to create outlines. No wonder I could not outline in advance.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Is your company ready to move beyond the annual performance review? Where do you start? What are the keys to success? In this guide, you’ll gain an understanding of: the forces driving change, three foundations of success and take a deep dive into the skills gap many managers have that will sink your efforts before they start and how to address them.