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Gramophone to IPod: What Has the Journey Got to do with E-learning Development

CommLab India

The world of audio players has come a long way in the last 70 years, from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPods. As an e-learning professional, I believe the evolution of audio players has a lot in common with the evolution of online learning. The history of audio players as well as e-learning development can be divided into 4 phases. Change is the only constant.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player ( According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on most of the world's computers.  Learners using an Apple mobile device, such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions of potential learners), cannot use SWF content. When you produce a SWF in Camtasia, the output includes a  Smart Player.  window, select  MP4-Flash/HTML5 player.

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Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

mLearning Revolution

Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. Many people may argue that it was the iPhone in 2007 that catapulted the mobile revolution forward, but I believe the iPhone wouldn’t have existed without the iPod. Happy 12th Birthday iPod!

Video iPod Comes to Your Glasses

Kapp Notes

Let's continue the iPod discussion. While schools are banning iPods as fast as they can (see Hire that Kid!), several companies I work with have placed Standard Work Instructions onto iPods. Actually onto video iPods. So, my son's Karate instructor has 100s of Katas loaded onto a hand held video player which he keeps in his pocket. In this case, he uses the video player to refresh his memory and to enhance his instruction. Now take that video iPod to the next level and create glasses that allow you to view the video heads-up.

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

mLearning Trends

We're pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery. We launch with support added to most of our core CellCast Widgets including all Android-based devices, Apple iPhones, iPad and iPod touch media players, BlackBerry devices (running BBOS 4.5 and v6.5.

Brain-based Learning, Backchannel, Pics. ipods, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

Have an iPod. - They began using the iPods to create their own "content," making audio recordings of themselves and presenting them. Players of "prosocial" games got into fewer fights in school and were more helpful to other students. Leadership Styles. Authoritarian. I want both of you to. Delegative. You two take care of the problem while I go. Participative. Futhey said.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player ( According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the vast majority of the word's computers. by Kevin Siegel    You've probably heard by now that Adobe released Adobe Captivate 6 late last week.

Influence, Innovation, Inspiration

Origin Learning

The non-conformist and the creator of products like the iPad and iPod that are an integral part of our lives. KalamRudraveena player. …and the power of great minds! Two luminaries have permanently etched their name in the knowledge era. Two individuals who have left their imprint in the planet in ways that make them very special to people across the globe. Remember October 5, 2011?

TV In The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

Google and Apple are already formidable presences in this market, and you never know what technology is lying around the corner seeking to disrupt established players. For example, a single application that can control content, data and presented on a HDTV, iPad, iPod or other displays within that eco-system. Over time, TV and video have been used in learning initiatives in a big way.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Supported mobile platforms are all the Java supported phones, Windows Mobile, PocketPC, Palm and virtually all those that have XHTML web browser – including iPhone and iPod Touch. Published content can be accessed through Pushcast Player installed on user’s BlackBerry smartphone. The Pushcast Player takes care of tracking and reporting to server. Chalk Pushcast. Lectora.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

documentary maker and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch developer kit. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. iSpring Suite - Supports HTML5 output, audio and video narration, awesome feature set including branded player, SCORM 2004, 1.2 YouTube.

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

MP3 Players? While the iPad may have an impact over the music industry, it don’t think it would affect the mp3 players market at all. If you just have to listen to music the iPod Nano had great size advantages over the iPod Touch and that explains why iPad won’t impact mp3 players. You can’t disagree that the iPad looks very cool. Gaming Devices?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 Brian Goble - Hipsoft: developed 16 self-funded titles to date.

eLearning Podcasts (and a few others)

The eLearning Coach

Some people dance with their iPods. I’ve been happy with my inexpensive Dynex cassette adapter , which seems to work with all types of MP3 players (okay, so my car is so old it has a tape player). I learn with mine. I’m addicted to podcasts because they’ve changed my life. I listen while driving, working out and washing dishes. Must … find … more.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

4 Kookabura Studios – Professional Presenter X – another fav of mine back in 2010 and still a strong player in 2011. New features include a documentary maker and iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad developer kit (awesome!). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Before I get to the list, people always want to know how do I decide what constitutes the best of the best. Here are my criteria. Desktop vs SaaS – a factor in the decision making.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

The iPod happened. When it comes to players, to programs, to services, think of them as ships bringing you to the music you need, have always needed, will continue to need. I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc. In a previous posting, Does it matter if you are late to class in a MOOC? Digging in the crates.

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Do it yourself education

Learning with e's

With its lurid red cover and aggressive image of a fist gripping a pencil (I would have suggested an iPod Touch or iPhone instead) while wearing a wrist band that proclaims DIY U, the books holds a lot of promise. Like some seasoned livestock farmer, she herds her illustrations, examples and 'key player' profiles together, to reiterate this theme throughout. High ideals indeed.

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

iPods and Podcasts: The Touch, the Nano, the Shuffle, the Classic, you name it, versions of the iPod popped up and grabbed our attention in the noughties. First appearing in 2001, the iPod series is now the most successful digital audio player in history with over 220 million worldwide sales at the time of writing. perhaps we could do without ringtones. Clever.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

Apple has never allowed Flash on iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads), but these devices are way too popular for us to ignore their users. And just recently, Adobe announced that it is stopping development on the version of Flash Player that is used on all other mobile devices, as well. No doubt you’ve heard at least a whisper about HTML5 over the last year. It’s a Flash-killer. It’s the only way to get multimedia on mobile devices. It’s not going to be ready for use until 2022. It’s going to save the world. There’s a lot of hype. Sit this one out? Change jobs?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Games in a variety of shapes and sizes: Console Games (for the Xbox or Wii) MMORPG (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game): World of War Craft, Club Penguins. Player controls that celebritys job. Player is managing a celebrity). Player goes on a shopping mission (the celeb wants to buy something). Player goes up a career ladder based on decisions made.

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips

Upside Learning

However, it’s important to mention that some mobile devices like the iPod can be used offline; they can be connected to a computer and files copied onto them, avoiding download and bandwidth costs. Related posts: The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology Skill-Pill: Just-in-Time Mobile Learning Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– & Nikolaou, N. We hope the tips help.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

It is also possible to generate three activities that can be used with iPods, PSP players and other portable devices. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. A client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun. I suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. So, the eLearningGuild research again to the rescue.

Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Your learners do not need Captivate installed on their computer to use an SWF, but they do need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the majority of the world's computers.     Publishing in Captivate takes your source content and outputs it into a format that can be consumed (viewed) by the learner.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads. While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!! Thank You BBC! Thank You BBC! Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to

MP3s for Everyone

Kapp Notes

I have been having a “technology in schools discussion” with one of my readers who mentioned that it is too expensive to place electronic gadgets like MP3 players or iPods in schools and since every student can't have one, we shouldn't use these gadgets. You can't integrate cell phones or media players or PDAs into the curriculum UNLESS EVERYONE HAS ONE. At all.

m-Learning Devices

eLearning Cyclops

As far as the other devices like phones and PDAs, you must apply “m-learning” design due to such things as the small screen, limited processing speed, lack of Flash players (in some cases), etc. Here is the list from the Don't Waste Your Time.poll : Phone / iPod Touch MP3 Player Mobile Phone Smart Phone Laptop Netbook eBook Reader (Sony, Kindle, etc) PDA Games Console (PSP, Nintendo DS, etc) Thanks Don't Waste Your Time. The Don't Waste Your Time blog posted a poll regarding the best devices for delivering m-learning. There are gray areas such as laptops and netbooks.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

Instinctively, I reasoned another one of the "Big 10" LMS/Talent Management platform players was finally joining the mLearning party with their own well conceived and highly polished solution for the creation, packaging, delivery and tracking on mobile-friendly content to on-the-go workers via their now omnipresent smartphone devices. Thump !

Hire that Kid!

Kapp Notes

Kids are using iPods and MP3 players to cheat on tests. An article by Associated Press called “ Schools banning iPods to beat cheaters ” outlines how “schools across the country are targeting digital media players as a potential cheating device.” A teacher at San Gabriel High School in San Gabriel, Calif., And, they do it alone. Don't ask anyone for help.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

The recent release of our CellCast Widget for Android Tablets has been well received by customers especially with the inclusion of a new Flash Player template we produced that transforms Articulate Presenter content into something that sizes and plays well on Android mobiles. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1 And much of the promise of Adobe’s Flasher Player v10.1

Twitter # 21 - Worthless Wrist Watch

Vignettes Learning

Time is not in all other gadgets: iPods, Cell phones, Car dashboard -- eventually either wrist watches do more work, or it will be obsolete. Hmm how about wrist "pod" that is my GPS, music player, PDA, cell phone. How do you know if you are really behind the curve in technology? You wear a wrist watch. Why use a wrist watch? What does it do? What?!!! It only does one think - tell time?" -- this is what a young person would say! Ray Jimenez, PhD "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning"

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning

It is a jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices. iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad compatible website or web apps. Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– You can read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The big question is – Are you building web apps or native one? Video.

So how are people really using the iPad?

Clive on Learning

Owning an iPad had a much lower impact on people’s intentions to go on and buy a netbook (32%) or MP3 player (29%). When you consider the ubiquity of the iPod and the number of iPhone and MacBook users out there, this is providing Apple with a host of new potential customers for their other products. A recent posting on Mashable reports some interesting data from Resolve Market Research based on an online survey of potential purchasers and active users of iPads, smart phones, e-readers and portable video game devices in the USA. For many people it will be all they want.

CellCast Widget for iPad Released!

mLearning Trends

Everyone concurs these iPad devices should slot into the mobile learning device market quite nicely and, as one of the mobile device market analysts stated earlier this week, should only cannibalize market share from Apple's existing iPod touch media player while replacing those sales with higher price/higher margin iPad sales!

iPhone, uCompute

Learning with e's

New and proud owners of the device - which is a hybrid phone containing a touch-sensitive screen, and an a built-in iPod media player and wireless media browser - will be able to access over 7,000 wireless hotspots around the UK. So O 2 has won the franchise to sell iPhones in the UK. But caveat emptor! unlike most modern phones the iPhone can't access high-speed 3G networks.