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eLearning Trends for 2016 – Players in the Realm

Upside Learning

Isn’t it something more associated with games, comics and superhero movies? Realm? You might think. Well, theoretically yes. But, look at this from a different angle. Can’t we say that eLearning a realm in itself? And if anything, eLearning has been around way longer and has been evolving rapidly. Newer technologies, devices, and budding concepts […]. eLearning eLearning trends eLearning Trends 2016 eLearning Trends For 2016

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The future of entertainment

E-Learning Provocateur

Up to 6 players can traverse the 400m 2 physical floor space as a platoon. virtual reality 360 AFTRS Australia Australian Australian Film Television and Radio School entertainment film future game game-based learning GBL interactive Melbourne movie social Sydney VR VR Noir Zero LatencyIn the space of a couple of weeks, I have previewed the future of entertainment twice.

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

About a month back I blogged about Smokescreen which allows advertisers to run simple Flash movies on iPad/iPhone using HTML5/JavaScript. It’s an effort to take the Android implementation of Flash Player to run on iPad/iPhone. Related posts: Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player? Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– The development of Frash is still in progress.

Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits


Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July. If a user has Flash ‘Click-to-Play’ enabled , then they will see a box where the Flash movie is and must choose to play it manually.

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Turn Your Product Knowledge Training into a “Hero’s Journey”

Knowledge Guru

We see The Hero’s Journey all around us: in movies, in books, in classical myths and modern stories. In addition, many customers create a broader theme or narrative that they use within their LMS and throughout email communications sent to players. Players begin a heroic journey to become a Knowledge Guru. What is an engaging learning solution? Start With a Challenge.

Replay Videos With a Single Click in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

It offers an option to insert an mp4 video file in the course and apply the default video Player settings to it. The default Player settings consist of Play/Pause, Timeline to control the video. by selecting (checkbox) the Show Video Controls option in the Movie Tools tile from the Menu. How can we solve this issue? The answer lies in adding a few simple triggers.

The psychology of gamification in education: why rewards matter for learner engagement.


We all know it is there, and that clearly millions of people love gaming, but video games just don’t seem to get everyone excited in the same way that, say, movies do. The reality is that the video game (gamification) industry is twice the size of the movie industry and three times the size of the music industry, going on 2013 figures. So is gaming or gamification as big as we think?

Alternate Reality Games: a model for engagement?

Growth Engineering

Practically speaking, the Alternate Reality Game can be considered a collaborative art form, where the players engage in two main activities: hunting for fragments of a larger story, and sharing what they’ve found with the other players. It’s a game that happens in reality, but it works on the players’ assumption that it’s ‘not a game’ and that reality isn’t all it seems.

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you Game for it?


To give you a breathing example, try to recall the story of your favorite movie. 50% casual and 27% moderate to frequent players). ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. This quote holds quite a relevance because it is a commonly observed behavior that people tend to forget almost 90% of what they’ve read. Is Gamification in E-learning really Needed? Horrifying enough? Contact us Now!

Engage Your Learner: Add Suspense, Mystery, Intrigue

Kapp Notes

A sense of suspense, mystery and intrigue draws people into games, movies and novels…but rarely learning events. When playing a game, inevitably, players become curious—what happens if I go over to this place or explore this room. Game players explore gamespaces to see what happens. What if I run into the open? What if I open this door or go out through a window? Design

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry


On nicer days, games could be structured outside the facility to aid in employee morale, and eventually, we may get cool practical apps or glasses that can project emails and vital information right in front of us like in sci-fi movies of the past. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. Pokémon Go is a phenomenon which is quickly taking over our cell phones. Gamification.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

A video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). In the case of the second option that's a lot to look at, so the embeddable player provides the option of viewing the media component in a separate pop-up window. The system allows you to deliver the presentation in three formats: A video of the presentation alone.

Articulate 360: What Does the New Subscription Model Mean for You?

E-learning Uncovered

For many months, Articulate has been previewing some of the features, such as the new responsive player. Then you can publish a movie that switches back and forth between the two or uses picture-in-picture. Storyline 360 has a responsive player, but the slides themselves don’t change based on device size or orientation. All of that gets recorded into a movie. Articulate Storyline users have been anxiously anticipating the release of Storyline 3. Well, the release came on Wednesday, and it wasn’t Storyline 3 but rather Articulate 360. How does the subscription work?

The Unstoppable Force of M-Learning


For the most part, mlearning tools involve handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones, and tablets – the primary focus being on the mobility of the learner. One study indicated that roughly 38% of all children under the age of eight have used a cell phone, or other mobile device to play games, use apps, watch videos, TV shows an movies. Popular and Growing.

The Office Hunger Games: Why Competition Works at Work


Running through an arena and fighting for your life is one thing, but does competition work as well in the office as it does in the movie theater? If you’ve ever seen The Hunger Games movies, you know that competition can be a huge motivator–especially when life is at stake. Competition causes a mild form of anxiety: How are the other players doing? Tweet This).

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Beyond winning points: reflections on ‘gamification’ (Part 1)

Spicy Learning

42% of game players believe that computer and video games give the most value for their money, compared with DVD’s music or going out to the movies. But that said, what is it that makes the experience meaningful to the player? What is it that makes the player play and want to play more? So, an activity that meets these criteria is likely to be received by players as engaging and fun. Like most of Londoners, I rely on tube transportation to travel around the city. When on the tube, I usually spend my commuting time playing video games on my smartphone. Right?

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Tutorials can be improved with tools like content tags and bookmarks that facilitate re-watching, for example, by using LectureScape, the enhanced video player I described in a previous article. You don’t need a full movie studio and video editing team to create great educational content, but as you can see, simply winging it won’t do either. A little enthusiasm goes a long way.

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. Ok back to our discussion.

Potential of Instructional Games: Uncharted and Civilization

Kapp Notes

The cinematic, the game-play and the story which engrosses the player speaks to how compelling and deep a video game can become. It is like you are in the movie and making action happen. The game has interesting graphics, intriguing decisions the player needs to make and even sprinkles in a little history about great civilizations. Uncharted 3. Civilization V. Design

Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.

eLearning 24-7

As one of the greatest movie lines was said (via Valley Girl – masterpiece), “It isn’t always the most popular one.” On-Off synch app (not one for your desktop like some lameo player) – See the above. Fun fact – The Top 50 2017 LMS Report is available for purchase. Makes a great gift for your or company or organization, etc. Thank you. Da-Da-Da.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Geared towards the masses.

SCORM for E-learning Courses: WHY?

CommLab India

When you get a new movie DVD, you don’t check if it works with the DVD player you have. A regular DVD will run on any DVD player out there in the market or the one you have at home. This is because the movies in DVDs are produced using a set of standards that help the movie run on any DVD player. It can be leveraged to convey a wide variety of subjects.

What are Serious Games?

Growth Engineering

A good game, like a good movie, has a gripping storyline. At its simplest form, the player’s main challenge is to beat their high score. In the world of online learning buzzwords, serious games have raised their heads time and again, but what are they? Are they any different from game-based learning and if so, how? What could be more serious than that?! Why do we need Serious Games?

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

For iPads, content can be played via Safari browser but for an enhanced experience, you can publish it for Articulate Mobile Player , a native iOS application that optimizes courses only for iPads. So here’s a few – 15 actually! – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So let’s start with…. It’s free! Claro.

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DIY Virtual Reality: World of Warcraft Thinks Inside the Box at Comic-Con 2015


But with the 2016 release of the World of Warcraft movie, big names and big budgets have been thrown around to make a flick that hardcore gamers can appreciate. With a relatively small investment, thinking inside the box will pay off big time with movie ticket sales next year. At the same time, WoW needed to find a way to turn the general public into fanboys and this year’s Comic-Con.

Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.

eLearning 24-7

As one of the greatest movie lines was said (via Valley Girl – masterpiece), “It isn’t always the most popular one.” On-Off synch app (not one for your desktop like some lameo player) – See the above. Fun fact – The Top 50 2017 LMS Report is available for purchase. Makes a great gift for your or company or organization, etc. Thank you. Da-Da-Da.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Ghost Factoid: I n recognition of those lists identifying the scariest movies, here is my top five: Exorcist, The Shining, The Changeling (1980 version), Poltergeist (fun fact: the exterior of the house – seen in the movie, is only five blocks from where I live) and Ju-On (2002). #9 Ghost Factoid: William Castle was the master of “shock” campy in movies. In the “Tingler” he placed buzzers under certain seats, and when the time was right, the movie staff pressed them – which resulted in a person jumping out of their seat. #8 SCORM.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

The ability to make a screencast video can also be used to showcase your creativity when playing games like Minecraft and recreating scenes from movies and/or filming music videos in simulation games like The Sims. Whichever software you choose, video recording software is a must if you are a teacher/educator, game player, or blogger. share pointers for playing a game. CamStudio.

Procurement and the LMS – Friend or Foe?

eLearning 24-7

Speaking of which, I know some of you feel the same way, uh the meal err recipient when certain players get involved with the LMS decision making – I’m looking at you Greg (oh, wrong movie reference), I meant I am looking at you Procurement. Hello from down under, Peter the Koala says hi, which is funny because Mr. Cutie pie Koala could rip your arms out and munch on them if he wanted to – so please, please stick your hand a little closer to. Yes, I said it. Procurement. I can’t figure it out. ” How would that fly over? Exactly. Benefits?


Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

I wrote a blog article last year about what the 80's movie WarGames teaches us about learning games. These techniques include leveraging teachable moments and encouraging you to learn from other players. I'm a child of the 80's. Everyday I am reminded of that by the marketers who want dollars from the 30-something crowd. The fact that I grew up in the 80's puts me in perfect place to see the evolution of video games. Yes, I played Pong back in the day. The Atari 2600 stole hours of my elementary years. I remember text-based games like Zork and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Storyboarding, prototypes and e-learning design

Spark Your Interest

But, without the pitch (think The Player , as in the movie), then I find it hard for the client or SME to get it and agree that this the kind of experience you are going to build together. Have you heard of The Toolbar ? It’s a podcast by Brian and Judy on e-learning. And beer. Why not? This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Which is a great thing.

#40years of Educational Technology: First days

Learning with e's

The first Star Wars movie was still a year away, and showing at the local cinema was David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth. My technical team would supply projectors for slides (Kodak Carousels), 16mm film (see the image above) and filmstrip, occasionally accompanied by an audio cassette player, where you changed the slides each time a tone sounded on the sound track.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Compared to the other big players – dominKnow Claro is a steal. Why would someone want to take a rapid authoring tool course on a CD player?

3 Key Tips to Optimize Video for Mobile

KZO Innovations

Your unique video landing pages for mobile viewers should be a more trimmed-down version to ensure they get the full value of the player without missing out on the extra text and images that are provided. With this “adaptive streaming” you can stream a movie on your phone, and then cast it to a bigger screen and it still looks great. Mobile video consumption is growing at an enormous rate, and 50% of video views will be via a mobile device by 2016. So, what steps should video creators and marketers take? Here, we’ll discuss 3 best practices for mobile video optimization.