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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.

¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

mLearning Revolution

No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning. Desconozco las cifras exactas pero me atrevería a decir que más de 98% de todos los cursos de eLearning estuvieron o están basados en Adobe Flash (es decir, el estudiante necesita instalar Adobe Flash Player).

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Learning Flash

Tony Karrer

My posts around the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash and my post from a CTO perspective that I Cannot Bet on Flash for new development stirred up quite a bit of response. A lot of it said quite correctly that HTML5 is not there yet. And that Flash provides things that you can’t do in HTML/JavaScript. However, there are some pretty amazing things you can do without Flash. Should I hold off on learning Flash. know a very little about Flash and made it a goal to learn more, but now I wonder. And Jeff suggests both Flash and HTML 5.

We're All New at This

ATD Learning Technologies

At the time, King was one of the leading people at Macromedia (soon to be Adobe) working on making integration with SCORM happen in products like Flash and Captivate. It was February 2005. I was sequestered in a conference room during Plugfest 9 with Philip Dodds, chief architect of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM™) and a few people on the ADL technical team. With us was Tom King, who helped create Authorware. Click here to read full version

My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

We had moved away from proprietary and were now using Macromedia Director. We created custom elearning programs in Flash. We do a lot of work in Flash and Articulate, but see ourselves as tool agnostic. 20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. It sounded really glamorous to me. We are adapting as we speak.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

really like the idea that Adobe built Prime from the ground up using new technologies such as HTML5 and not Flash. As someone who worked on RoboDemo when it was an eHelp Corporation product and later at Macromedia and Adobe, on the Captivate team, I couldn’t be happier to see Adobe taking this great product in the right direction. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. Conclusion.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

In 2007, most of the options for creating interactive elearning required Flash. If you wanted to build courses, you were required to either learn Flash or hire a Flash programmer. But along came the PowerPoint-to-Flash products. They enabled people to create their content in PowerPoint and convert it to the Flash. How Has E-Learning Changed? Updated!

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Launching from the Flash Platform

The E-Learning Curve

Adobe Flash has evolved considerably since Macromedia Flash was used to create animations and develop and run interactive Web-based content. According to the current developers, the Adobe Flash. Tags: e-learning platform content development Adobe eLearning Suite adobe captivate adobe flash content authoring web-based learning content delivery The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here. Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player. Flash Player 10 is becoming very popular and in December 2008 , was already installed in more than 50% of the computers surveyed worldwide. We particularly like the following new features in Flash CS4: 1.

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Before I share my thoughts on why I believe the new Articulate Storyline changes things for all of us in eLearning and makes a big splash in mLearning, I’d like to preface by saying that the reasons I mention below are based on my experience working intimately on Adobe Captivate for over 13 years, dating all the way back to its early days at eHelp (when we called it RoboDemo), later becoming a Macromedia product and more recently working 6 years at Adobe as the Senior Product Evangelist for Adobe Captivate and the eLearning Suite. HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning. Conclusion.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

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. Michael was, of course, the creator of Authorware, a highly powerful tool from the CD-ROM era, which Adobe eventually gave up on after they inherited it from Macromedia. Anyone who wanted to do top-end development had to do serious coding in Flash. The have one thing in common and lots of differences.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

2005: The Rise of Flash Video. In 2005, Adobe bought Macromedia and transformed it into Adobe Flash. Developers who worked with it discovered just how flexible Flash is. Flash didn''t require a lot of bandwidth as older methods would have used. Flash became an animation and authoring tool overnight, a tool so crucial at creating multimedia content. Web 2.0

5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles

LearnDash

Prior to these kinds of software elearning had to be painfully developed in flash or something similar. Macromedia Captivate (later acquired by Adobe) was one of the first major players into the game. If you have been around the elearning world for more than just a few hours you are likely to hear about rapid elearning development software. elearning

7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

mLearning Revolution

HTML5, Flash y aprendizaje móvil. Por En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Embarcarse en el proyecto tan ambicioso de desarrollar una aplicación como Storyline, desde cero, no es una tarea sencilla. Sin embargo, si existe una compañía que puede lograr eso, definitivamente es Articulate. Completamente fácil de usar.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.). It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. No, I can skip the middle man and produce entire courses in Flash.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. In other words, it’s an effort to make the Flash platform a de-facto development & delivery standard for the entire gamut of devices. Is there competition for Flash?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Adobe Captivate Macromedia Dreamweaver fr. Articulate Presenter Lectora Macromedia Flash Profess ion. Altova XMLSpy CustomDoc Macromedia Authorware fro. Unfortunately, my blog is not wide enough for these images, so click on the image to go to a page with the full size image. List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand. RapidBuilder® (Software Simul.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? Macromedia Authorware and similar products. Macromedia Director. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. Eventually, Macromedia Dreamweaver came into the picture.  Screen recorder or desktop recorder converted into Flash or.AVI or.WMV or MP4 format or other formats, with audio/video editing and recording (not all mind you offer audio/video editing). That was then. MLOAT.

A good week for Moodle

Moodle Journal

Macromedia Flash arrived for the VLE Content Development team, and the Support Workshop requested a support course in Moodle so they can carryout demonstrations for users!! It’s been a good week for the Moodle rollout, printed off and personally delivered this month’s newsletters to staff mailboxes; about 300. I did think about email, but I really want everyone to see this and emails are to easy to delete and its gone forever and looking around my desk there seem to be pieces of paper that have been here forever, QED, or is this just me I wonder?

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Flash - An essential tool for creating highly interactive elements, including animation, games, immersive learning simulations, and almost anything else you want if you can manage writing or finding the actionscript. And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning. Being able to create SCORM/AICC compliant courses that imports Flash SWF files and plays well with the LMS makes my ability to implement e-learning much easier. Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. old habits are hard to break. Learnin

Macrodobe or AdobeMedia?

The Learning Circuits

With the acquistion of MacroMedia it looks like Adobe will be leaping into the collaboration space even more quickly. Macromdia currently owns Breeze, and the Flash Communications Server (FCS) which is the underlying technology for many of the real time audio and video collaboration service offerings. The statement from the Adobe press release this morning says "The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better. would love to hear what you think about this most interesting acquistion

Why Articulate Storyline Is My Go-To Authoring Tool

Sudden Insight

used to build e-learning in Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash, and I know the difference that power can make. Articulate plans to have similar functionality between the HTML5 and Flash-based players, but there are some limitations with HTML5, and HTML5 browsers, so feature parity won’t be available for awhile. This post is my answer. It’s strong in both areas.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

So unless you are working in a tightly controlled internal environment, your SCOs should only be using client-side technologies such as HTML, Flash and Javascript. In reality, it is simply a single compressed file containing all the files (html, images, flash swf, etc) necessary for the SCO to function. SCOs are web-based and script-enabled – consisting of HTML, Javascript and any other client-side technology (images, Macromedia Flash, etc). Got SCORM? Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?” ” By Brian Kleeman. Overview.

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Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

Please upgrade your browser TOOLS: The Articulate SDK: The first two lessons do not require the SDK as we are simply building the ‘skin’ for the player in Flash. Adobe Flash: The Articulate Player is published to the output file extension known as.swf or phonetically pronounced, “swiff.” Hence, the main tool for building a Custom Community Player is Flash. should be fine.

It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll

eLearning Development

This is a huge upgrade, and the first time Adobe has released a unified upgrade for all the Adobe and former Macromedia products. Flash CS4 Professional. Articulate Presenter is arguably the most popular PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool available. It’s also an easy way to create Flash animations from slides. I’ve used it for several months and haven’t been disappointed. If you don’t already have the Flash Video Encoder (which comes with Flash) then this tool will be useful. It works fine, I just prefer Flash Video Encoder.

DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

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. beta when Intel partnered with Macromedia to get 3D into Director. I had high hopes for that being a critical piece that kept Director in the game.but no such luck. Ya know everyone's complaining about Flash not being on the iPhone, but maybe Apple's waiting for the new Shockwave? Am I dreaming?

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Today, because of increased bandwidth and web programming tools such as Macromedia Flash, it is possible to implement many training simulations on the web. The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. By Ed Gipple. An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Download PDF. Introduction. The design, creation and implementation of corporate training solutions, especially ones that are highly reliant on technology, are very complex projects with many aspects to consider. good plan is the starting point.

Why Articulate Storyline Has Already Become My Go-To Authoring Tool

Sudden Insight

used to build e-learning in Macromedia Director and Adobe Flash, and I know the difference that power can make. Articulate plans to have similar functionality between the HTML5 and Flash-based players, but there are some limitations with HTML5 (and HTML5 browsers) so feature parity won’t be available for awhile. It’s strong in both areas. Let me explain what I mean.