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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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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? The video below shows Flash content running on iPad Safari browser using Frash –.

Audio-Video Sync in Captivate published movie

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash Player that plays the Adobe Captivate movie also plays the audio along with the movie. Sometimes, you may notice a lag in the audio timing and that it is not synchronized perfectly with the movie. Adobe Flash Player plays the Captivate published audio and stops only when the specified duration elapses or when you intervene and stop it. AVI,WAV).

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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eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame

eLearning Weekly

JB:  A SCORM video player. TT: Like Josh, I enjoy this opportunity to start a new business focused on extending learning opportunities across enterprises but if I had to choose something else, I’d be producing children’s movies. Interview eLearning eLearning Start Up LMS Open Sesame SCORM Video Player Thought LeadersCan buyers run the elearning on their LMS? The hoodies! Sweet.

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. I can’t imagine being on a treadmill at the gym with an iPad in my hands.

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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?

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.

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


To give you a breathing example, try to recall the story of your favorite movie. Taking the overall digitally aware population into consideration, it is seen that around 75% people are gamers, i.e. They’ve played games on their devices at some point or the other. (50% casual and 27% moderate to frequent players). ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Horrifying enough?

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

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.

What Learning Professionals Can Learn from "Moneyball"

Ellen Wagner

Today is the premiere of "Moneyball", the long anticipated movie starring Brad Pitt. Based on the book by the same name, this is a story of how the Oakland Athletics baseball team actively leveraged player statistics as business intelligence, and. Analytics Diffusion of Innovation Trends

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.

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. 3. 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. Adobe Edge Animate. It’s free! 2.

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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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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. little enthusiasm goes a long way.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

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.

What are Serious Games?

Growth Engineering

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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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 Quicklessons. Ghost Factoid: William Castle was the master of “shock” campy in movies. New offline player – since Claro is SaaS – you can push your course info for people taking it into Claro and generate some statistics (more on this trend, later on). SCORM.

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.

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?

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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?

#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.

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

Ignatia Webs

Other You can also simply use a MP3 player, as these will enable you to share audio material (e.g. this was critical too me, as I like to record high quality movies and pictures for later recall (visual person). That way your mobile device can be used as a media broadcast device (I like such a feature a lot, also enables me to share pictures and movies when visiting family).

VideoScribe HD App

Dont Waste Your Time

link to Dropbox for image import, music and exporting Movies. draw the movie left handed, right handed or without a hand. Amazon Cloud Player App. VideoScribe HD (iPad): I’ve enjoyed watching videos from RSA Animate, as have others, that take an audio track (usually a presentation or speech) and animates the drawing of concepts and take-away quotes. move-in drawing style.

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. ”  How would that fly over?  Exactly. Build training and learning.  Benefits?


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 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.

Is Your Elearning Design Responsive?

Origin Learning

An innovative way to use multiple screens simultaneously is in gaming: consider a game of scrabble where the board appears on a tablet kept in the middle and each of the two players has his own alphabet racks appearing on his smartphone. For example, you start watching a movie on your laptop and continue it on your mobile phone when you are travelling. What is Responsive Design ?

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

SWF: (Shockwave Flash) It contains vector designs, animations, audio, and videos for web browsers using Flash player). AVI: (Audio Video Interleaved) It supports both audio and video output with high-quality and a heavy file size, and can play in any player such as VLC and Windows Media KM player. Adobe Captivate 9. This format is useful when the images are to be compressed.


What to take into account when chosing a mobile device for learning?

Ignatia Webs

You can also simply use a MP3 player, as these will enable you to share audio material (e.g. With these 'simple' phones you can already exchange pictures, movies, and discuss what these audiovisual materials you gathered with peers. Choosing the best phone for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. Let's say you want to explore mobile learning, these are some of your options.

Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

Visual Lounge

When the recording is stopped, the TechSmith Snagit Video Player opens. Animated GIFs are silent movies. This post was written by guest author, Neil Boyd. With the release of the newest version of Snagit for Chrome, TechSmith included a wonderful GIFt. Fear not, it will not take long. I’ll be done in a GIF’y. The Ingredients. One TechSmith Snagit App. Install them both.

Preparing a massive open online course on mLearning, balancing old and new thinking

Ignatia Webs

It will emphasize the possibilities of using mobile devices for educational or training purposes (basic cell-phones, to smartphones, mp3 players, tablet pc's,). Look at the movie from the wonderful Dave Cormier to get an idea of what it is. A couple of weeks ago I started to structure an idea I had on organizing an MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the subject of mLearning.

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Captivate 6 vs. Articulate Storyline

In the Middle of the Curve

Articulate Storyline PowerPoint-like interface makes it easier to teach and less intimidating for new users Pre-developed interactions very easy to edit Default to end of slide vs. having to reset the timing for every object like in Captivate Love the scene organization - makes it easier to find and edit sections of the tutorial Movies - really easy to create. Works clean iPad HTML Does not work without Articulate Mobile Player app Will not find the page at all. Phone used not compatible with the Flash Player app needed. I am a Captivate shop. Exact same steps. Captivate 5.5

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

Lots of interesting stuff happening over in the HR space, but this analysis is all about our beloved e-learning and thus wonderful LMS flying machines (anyone see that movie? There are really two big players as I mentioned before, and ELF is the better one. It is over.  A big expo with several LMS vendors along with a few HR focused vendors who had a “learning component” to their systems. Anyone?). Let’s jump right in – but first let me say this – I for the life of me cannot understand why the conference on day one did not provide free lunch boxes? .

Virtual reality with purpose


AR enhances the real world rather than putting the player in a virtual one. The True Player Gear’s Totem , CastAR and Valve’s Prototype are bringing virtual components back into the real world. Virtual Reality’s primary benefit is being able to teleport the player to any environment; to any time and place. They are attempting to be the first to produce a full VR movie.

Using Lessons from Video Games in E-Learning

Learning Developments

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. remember text-based games like Zork and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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, So, what steps should video creators and marketers take? Here, we’ll discuss 3 best practices for mobile video optimization.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

Wait, wrong movie.  If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down.   I should note that Saba is another HCM possible player, and that the majority of their customers also buy two modules (learning and performance). Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. Why am I so happy?  It is HR Tech.  Seeing if the folks in the booths are interested in us, or themselves.

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. I’m curious to know: how do you approach elearning design? Have you heard of The Toolbar ? It’s a podcast by Brian and Judy on e-learning. And beer. Why not? Which is a great thing.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

like the fact that Android has arrived with Storyline2, but let’s not forget that a player is not the same thing as a native app. Exceptions – Superman 2, Godfather 2, All that Batman movies (C.Nolan films), Bad News Bears Breaking Training, a couple of Planet of the Ape movies (the originals from the 60’s). Hollywood is well known for making  sequels.  Never. 

“I’m not an idiot!” – A Letter from an Agonized Adult Learner


operate DVD players, music system, home theatre, and the multiple remote control sets in my house with ease. perform all my online activities with ease, whether it is fixing an appointment with my doc, booking a movie ticket, or transacting online with my bank - so far I have never had the need for audio assistance to reiterate on-screen instructions. have been reading since I was 5!

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. I’m curious to know: how do you approach elearning design? Have you heard of The Toolbar ? It’s a podcast by Brian and Judy on e-learning. And beer. Why not? Although I’m not a Mac user, I hope that doesn’t completely eliminate me as a target listener). This week they talked a bit about storyboarding. Which is a great thing. think it’s a sign of an engaging program.

What the Horrible Video Game E.T. Can Teach Us About Training


was based on the classic Steven Spielberg film, which was one of the most successful movies of all time. The design of the game missed everything that made the movie a hit: The story was absent, even when judged by the low bar set by Atari 2600 games. It’s not as if the game was so challenging that players couldn’t finish it. The Extra Terrestrial. Why does this happen?

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Donna Haraway (2004) makes a point of singling out Rachel - a replicant character in the sci-fi movie Bladerunner - as 'the image of a cyborg culture's fear, love, and confusion.' We have seen many other popular culture examples of the cyborg, from the six-million dollar man to Robocop - and each is endowed with superhuman strength, or enhanced senses. Post human. Can we become Human 2.0?

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