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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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Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

Developer on Duty

I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters. DEVMore Videos

Happy birthday Flash

Clive on Learning

Today I sat down to write a short column for a magazine on the use of Flash as a delivery medium for e-learning. While searching for some history, I came across this Flash History by Rick Waldron. It seems Flash has its origins in a product called SuperSplash Animator, based largely on the work of graphics enthusiast and programmer, Jonathan Gay. Anyway, Macromedia acquired this product, renamed it Flash 1.0 So, happy birthday Flash and launched it in November 1996. quick look at the calendar to check and, yes, that makes it ten years ago this month.

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

Why We Still Use Backbone.js

Enspire Learning

Back in the early days, Enspire was, like most e-learning developers, heavily invested in Flash. It is now the popular opinion that Flash is the scourge of the internet and should only be approached with a large dollop of scorn and mockery. We were constantly pushing the bounds of what we could squeeze out of Flash to make new and immersive experiences. So, we rolled the dice.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

LearnDash

Our relationship goes back a long way too as I can recall the days of using Captivate when it was owned by Macromedia. Articulate wasn’t the juggernaut that it is today, and aside from learning how to program Flash, Macromedia Captivate was your next best option. If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Time will tell.

Flash

The Learning Circuits

In the old days, web purists ranted against Flash. Is the fact that Macromedia owns Flash a hang-up It was proprietary. It wasn't web-like. How do people feel now? I'm thinking more of posting on the open web than in a controlled in-house environment. I'd like to replace Abode pdf white papers with a new design I'm calling a "brief." Briefs are created in FlashPaper. Take a look.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

Developer on Duty

I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters. DEVMore Videos

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.

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

"Sorry Flash, You're out of luck"

Ellen Wagner

I have a special fondness for Flash. Having worked at Macromedia in the years before it was purchased by Adobe, and then staying with Adobe for a few years after the acquisition was completed, I came to know a fair.

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.

PPT2Flash Top20: How To Convert PowerPoint To Flash (by Robin Good)

ZaidLearn

Click here to view the full article "Find out why converting your PowerPoint presentation to Flash may be a great advantage for both you and your potential audience. Listed for you the twelve great reasons why Flash is a "killer" presentation tool for both live and "online" presenters and the best twenty tools to start converting now your presentations to this ubiquitous Macromedia format.". learning tools

PPT2Flash Top20: How To Convert PowerPoint To Flash (by Robin Good)

ZaidLearn

Click here to view the full article "Find out why converting your PowerPoint presentation to Flash may be a great advantage for both you and your potential audience. Listed for you the twelve great reasons why Flash is a "killer" presentation tool for both live and "online" presenters and the best twenty tools to start converting now your presentations to this ubiquitous Macromedia format.".

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.

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.

LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, What Does it Mean for L&D and HR?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash was the standard technology, which has been almost obsoleted by HTML 5 when Apple Inc. decided not to support Flash in its products. Last week LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Lynda.com , a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction. For me, this is a "back to the future" type of deal.

The writings of Lee Kraus

Learning and Technology

Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media March 2, 2004 tags: technology I was looking at a presentation on Flex , a new Macromedia product that supports a titghter integration of database systems and Flash. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. The idea is that the programmers and graphic artistis can build easier-to-use interfaces on their systems. wonder if this would give our new LCMS a competitive advantage? How much would it cost? Very interesting. Lee Kraus, 2010. Powered by Blogger

Captivate 6 vs. Articulate Storyline

In the Middle of the Curve

Have been since Macromedia existed (Captivate 2?) Android HTML Will not find the page at all Kicks to “get flash player” app but my device won’t work with it - then nothing. Phone used not compatible with the Flash Player app needed. I am a Captivate shop. I've used Captivate through UI changes, a couple squirelly updates and the long wait for right-click functionality. So I go at this tool evaluation more than a little biased. Because dangit - change is hard and scary. Especially changing long-standing habits. But I have more folks I need to support now. Exact same steps.

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.

New ways to distribute content: part 2

Onlignment

While HTML has many capabilities, it has not until recently had much functionality to offer in terms of animation, audio and video, a gap that has been filled largely by Adobe Flash. However, the next generation of HTML, version 5, promises to remedy these deficiencies and could eventually lead to the demise of Flash. Flash : Flash was developed originally as an animation tool called FutureSplash Animator. It was acquired by Macromedia in 1996 and by Adobe in 2005. Flash. Learning content can be distributed online in a number of formats. Part 1.

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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.

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.

The elements of online communication 4: animation

Onlignment

Macromedia introduced the Flash format in 1996 as a way of adding animation capabilities to web pages. Because Flash stores graphical elements in vector format , the animations (stored as Flash ‘movies’) are small in size and can be scaled up or down without losing quality. Most but not all browsers can run Flash. The subject this time is animation.

Putting the Internet of Things to Work

Ellen Wagner

I've been interested in mobile learning solutions since 2004, when our VP of Macromedia Solutions Marketing wanted to see if there was market for mobile Flash in education. The short answer to that question was a big N-O. Lots of.

Wonderful Chaos: Nonlinear Learning on the Web (Part I)

Electronic Papyrus

It’s only in the past few years that tools have emerged to take advantage of a nonlinear approach and put it within reach of educators, not just programmers (remember Macromedia Director and Toolbook? One tool we’ve discussed here before is Pachyderm, a multimedia web-based authoring program that creates highly interactive flash presentations without having to be an Adobe Flash programmer.

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

Jing Project - Screen Capture & Share On-the-Fly

ZaidLearn

It had no choice if it wanted to keep Camtasia alive (Free easy-to-use CamStudio with its Flash conversion capability was certainly a threat at that time to commercial screen capturing software). Output formats: Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. URL: [link] What is this thing called Jing? Share in email, IM, or blogs.

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Jing Project - Screen Capture & Share On-the-Fly

ZaidLearn

It had no choice if it wanted to keep Camtasia alive (Free easy-to-use CamStudio with its Flash conversion capability was certainly a threat at that time to commercial screen capturing software). Output formats: Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. URL: [link] What is this thing called Jing? Share in email, IM, or blogs.

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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.

Skating to wear the puck is

Ellen Wagner

Having connections to both men help make the interview particularly enjoyable; I had the pleasure of getting to know Kendall and his team from the Wharton School when they were the rock-star, go-to team for telling the Flash platform story in education, and I have continued to be an avid reader of their Knowledge@Wharton e-zine since those days. Stephen Elop was our EVP of the worldwide field organization at Macromedia when I started working in solutions marketing, and my boss, Penny WIlson, was a direct report of Stephen's, so I have my "close to greatness" connections here as well.

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.

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