The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice
MAY 1, 2013
The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Animated gifs don’t scale and we want the site to look good on all devices including computers, tablets, and phones.” “We want the site to load quickly.” About Absorb LMS Team Design eLL GUI Interface Usability UX Web design
12 Must-Know Learning Industry Sites
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
If you have an interest in elearning or instructional design, undoubtedly you have your list of favorite sites that you visit for coming up to speed with new trends and happenings. Below are some sites that are well known in this field. Elearning Learning – This site is designed to pull in the best content on the web related to the elearning industry. The List!
5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility
OCTOBER 24, 2014
If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares. A Section 508 Web Accessiblity Success Story. Introduction to Section 508 Compliance. 1) Locate Your Audience on the 508 Continuum.
JULY 12, 2016
And sometimes, particularly when there’s a potential tangible relationship, I will actually go visit sites. When I go to sites (not from familiar companies, but new ones), one of the places I’m very likely to visit is the ‘About Us’ page or equivalent. There are sites that are clearly out to make money, and some that are out to meet a real need. And when you get both together, need and clue, you have a site you are willing to investigate further. I get asked to view a lot of things. They’re linked, but separable. And why them?
The changing Web
Learning with e's
AUGUST 24, 2012
The web is constantly changing. Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Doing this, they tend to engage more deeply with learning, and find themselves collaborating more and learning from each other, as a result of using Web 2.0
Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,
Web 2.0 culture
Learning with e's
MARCH 16, 2012
Secondly, it is so you can reap the exponential rewards the social web offers. But the ethos of sharing on the social web goes deeper than the act of sharing content. It's also the adoption of a new mindset and a new culture for many professionals - the culture of Web 2.0. and will probably already have accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook.
Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends
AUGUST 11, 2015
Web Conferencing Pricing. Separate pricing for webinars versus web meetings – Sure there are vendors that do not, but more on the whole that do. and sharing them with folks in the conference, including PPT too; web touring, scheduling meetings/conferences, registration links, reminders; viewing via webcam or whatever web video device you are using. I also am seeing more on-site deployment, which I admit seems backwards. Every one is pushing SaaS and yet, there are web conferencing vendors offering on-site deployment as a useful feature.
Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]
JUNE 8, 2012
Having said that, I personally think that going the mobile web route is a better way to go for mLearning. Mobile Native Apps for mLearning, the Mobile Web or both? Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post''s poll. I’m becoming a huge fan of infographics, they are everywhere. What do you think? Send to Kindle.
Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
According to the leading news and information resource site Mashable 2013 is the year of Responsive Web Design (RWD). But with varying devices with different screen resolutions, it becomes increasingly difficult for web developers to make the content compatible with every device and, at the same time, provide a uniform user experience. This is where RWD fills the gap.
This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts
MARCH 28, 2013
Web designers are making strategic decisions about how to optimize their websites for mobile devices. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes. Heck no! Where do you start?
President Elect Brings Web 2.0 to the People
NOVEMBER 10, 2008
We all know that President-elect Barack Obama used text messages and his web site to a distinct advantage in the election. He just launched Change.Gov The web site will be used to revolutionize the way the commander in chief communicates with the American people through online videos and interactivity via the web.
Web vs Apps: The Battle Rages On
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
The Web was the undisputed king, and with the advent of AJAX and modern CSS, future software was going to be written for the browser. A year earlier, Joel Spolsky, who had helped create Visual Basic and was a project manager for Excel, had written an article saying that Microsoft had lost the API war, and that the Web makes the operating system irrelevant. So, is the web doomed?
Web 3.0 and onwards
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Web 3.0: I was invited by Vitalmeet to present my latest views on the future of the web in education, so I chose to talk about 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?' I promised I would post them up on my Slideshare site so they could gain access. My Web 3.0 Web 3.0 slideshare blog Web 3.0 The way forward? View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. and beyond.
3 Reasons Why Your Small Business Could Benefit from Using a Ratings and Reviews Site
DECEMBER 8, 2014
In this age of technology and web-based solutions, there is an overwhelming number of products, applications, and services that aim to woo big and small business owners and decision-makers with promises to rake in profits. One strategy to ease this burden is to use ratings and reviews sites. How easy is it for your business to realize its goals? Business
Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!
OCTOBER 13, 2015
We’ve built eFrontPro from scratch with a revamped architecture and the latest web technologies to showcase our vision for how a modern eLearning platform should be. In fact, the first of these new versions has just landed, bringing along two great new features: the Site Builder and the Gamification engine. Let’s get site building. Can’t wait?
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.
Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Removing The Web Page Margin
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 12, 2012
Save and close the HTML file and then open in your web browser. If you're looking for some awesome Captivate widgets, check out Rod's site. by Kevin Siegel I received an email from a Captivate developer asking if it was possible to remove the white space that appears between the browser toolbars and SWF when a lesson is opened within a browser. In the image below, notice that there is white space above the SWF (just below the browser's menu bar). Thankfully, there is a simple solution to removing the white space above the SWF.
Using Screenshots to Streamline Your Web Design Process
MARCH 29, 2016
Anyone who has been involved in the Web development process can likely attest to all of these aspects. Web design is a visual medium, and annotations are the most effective way to give feedback throughout the entire process. These are just a few of the many ways you can use screenshots throughout your web design process. Designs. Deadlines. And Differing Opinions. Design.
The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 9, 2014
Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students. blogs disruptive innovation education higher education learning social web Technology the future of education VLE wikis
Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics
MAY 31, 2011
Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. You would assume that pricing for web conferencing products is cut and dry. For month to month, when it comes to web conferencing, they prefer the credit card or EFT option. web cam) capability.
What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. You also can’t leave out m-learning platforms, assessment tool providers, web conferencing, audio conferencing and a couple social platforms.
Creately Web Based Diagramming Tool
OCTOBER 28, 2011
A little bit of cross posting between my blogs here but if you have use for a diagramming tool and not come across Creately yet, then I think it is well worth paying a visit to the site. There are a number of pricing models available, including a free version that has plenty of features. Upon completion diagrams can be exported in either png , jpeg or Creately format. regards Barry
Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design
JULY 16, 2013
The technology site Mashable even declared 2013, “The Year of Responsive Design.”. To a user browsing your site from her Android phone, the site might be a single-column layout with a small dropdown menu. Are you unsure if your site is responsive or what it looks like on various devices? Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design - July 16, 2013.
The web at twenty
AUGUST 6, 2011
Tim Berners-Lee invented the web. The act you’ve known for all these years, The incredible, mind-expanding world wide web. Twenty years ago, pre-browser, I remember logging onto the web, not quite sure why. You had to log on to this very machine, the one in the photo, this server, because it ran the entire web. And Sir Tim’s amazing World Wide Web!
PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. Attachments can be added in the form of a file or web URL. SlideShare. authorSTREAM.
When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?
MAY 11, 2015
You might be new to the Web analytics scene, but if you’ve ever had anything to do with the analysis of Web user behavior, you’ve no doubt heard of Google Analytics (GA), the “Big Predecessor” of them all. Again, remember that the power of Web Analytics data is found in the analysis of and insight into it, not just in the amount provided. ” .
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. These stagnant accounts clog up the Web and use up valuable memory on someone's server somewhere. Some complain that they find it difficult to follow Twitter, update their LinkedIn site and carry on blogging, because there is just not enough time in the day.
Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing
APRIL 1, 2014
I In this blog series, Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics, I''ll be sharing high-level summaries of virtual classroom tools, including chat , breakout rooms , whiteboards , application sharing , synchronized web browsing , and survey and feedback tools. Synchronized Web Browsing. It provides the opportunity to use the entire World Wide Web as potential content in the classroom.
Learning Web Design & Development is fun when Gamified
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
DECEMBER 19, 2011
TeamTreehouse.com The blog post points out the use of gamification elements in the web development learning environment created by Team Treehouse. I have a couple reasons for sharing this with you: 1 ) I really like the design of both the site and the video lessons. Gamification is a buzzword that is frowned upon by many. The videos are well done. Go for it! Enjoy!
The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning
JUNE 28, 2011
A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. A brief overview of the content of the article: Traditional use of the Web (i.e. Per-person consumption of traditional Web content fell by 3 percent between March 2010 and March 2011 in terms of minutes. And, frankly, they often don’t.
Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources
AUGUST 10, 2010
I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. 28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. Conference Survival Guide for the Web Worker. It’s a guess why.
Ecommerce: One Size Does Not Fit All
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 3, 2013
It’s as if companies forget everything they know about customer service when they build a Web site. A New York Times article about online books quotes Peter Meyers, author of “Breaking the Page,” as saying: A lot of these [Web-based] solutions were born out of a programmer’s ability to do something rather than the reader’s enthusiasm for things they need. This is not easy.
Optimizing Web Media for Mobile Learning
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
Focus On A Few – We all want our sites to work perfectly across the whole range of browsers and the multitude of devices that may access it and seek information. While idealistic, discard this thought right away, its just not practical for designer and developers to create a universally portable site like that. Isn’t that true of every site? Optimizing for the Mobile Web.