Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results! Clearly the Apple iPad has drawn much applause and an equal amount of criticism in the last few weeks. Let’s start by looking at this promotional video from Apple.

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Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology

Origin Learning

million users in 2010, the number has gone up to 63.2 iBeacon is an indoor proximity system designed by Apple Inc. The number of iPhone users has been growing steadily. From 17.5 million in the US alone, and this number is continuously rising.

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Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry

Upside Learning

I have great respect for Apple as an organization particularly because I use an iPhone and I think the iPhone has definitely become one of those game-changers in the smartphone world and by a large margin. I was looking forward to the Apple iPad even more so as we have been doing good stuff on mobile learning and putting up applications and tools on iPhone as pilots and on a trial basis. I have failed to understand reasons behind Apple’s continued ignorance of Flash.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. Now, I understand that Apple’s rabidly focused on the customer experience ( I like the usability), and limiting development to content is a way to essentially guarantee a vibrant experience.

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry.

Wordcamp 2010

Jay Cross

Criticizing the Apple “iGroan&# and the Amazon “Swindle&# is one thing. Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. October 25, 2010 Open for use?

Apple or Peach? Meet-up in New York City or Atlanta!

Visual Lounge

I'm on the road with my buddy, Screennoms , in the Big Apple, New York City, this week for the O'Reilly Tools of Change conference. You can see some pics from our adventures here. Would anyone like to meet-up? They still have ice skating at Rockefeller Center!

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

Apple, Adobe, and the Flash eLearning Future

Take an e-Learning Break

Garin Hess, CEO of Rapid Intake posted a very comprehensive article on the Apple vs. Adobe Flash discussion. Check it out: [link

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. From Social Media to Social Strategy - , April 1, 2010. The iPad isn’t a computer, it’s a distribution channel - OReilly Radar , April 13, 2010. Collaboration and Cooperation - Half an Hour , April 12, 2010. Manual for Civilization - The Long Now Blog , April 6, 2010. The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book - , April 23, 2010. Cognitive Edge , April 9, 2010.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

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Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. To begin with it will be available on Android in 2010.

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

Upside Learning

How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Tags: Innovation Mobile Learning Adobe Apple Frash HTML5 ipad IPhone mLearning Mobile

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

Jane McGonigal’s 2010 TED talk showed us all how gaming can make a better world. Brandon’s App of the Week: Apple Releases New Podcast App. This week Apple threw it’s hand into the Podcast arena with it’s own “Podcasts” app.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Acquires Yammer, Jane McGonigal’s SuperBetter #g4c and Apple’s New Podcast App

Bottom-Line Performance

Jane McGonigal’s 2010 TED talk showed us all how gaming can make a better world. Brandon’s App of the Week: Apple Releases New Podcast App. This week Apple threw it’s hand into the Podcast arena with it’s own “Podcasts” app.

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The 35 Dollar Tablet Computer

Upside Learning

Tags: Future Learning Mobile Learning Apple Tablet Tablet Computer Tablet Computers for Learning in India

My mLearning Predictions for 2010

mLearning Trends

After many years of sitting on the sidelines and reading the postings of others, I've decided to enter 2010 with this new mLearning Trends blog where I can post my own scattered thoughts and musing about all things "mobile learning" and begin sharing my own experiences in the design, development, deployment and support of mlearning solutions for the enterprise. I'll start things off by offerings my own list of mobile learning-related predictions for 2010.

Cisco’s Tablet Cius

Upside Learning

Strangely, Cisco has said that it doesn’t want the device to be perceived as a consumer device or as a direct competitor to the popular Apple iPad. Tags: Future Learning Mobile Learning apple ipad Cisco's Cius Cius Tablet Computer Tablet Interface

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Another Tablet Computer – Blackberry Playbook

Upside Learning

As a contrast to the Apple iPad, this browser supports Flash. Tags: Future Learning Mobile Learning apple ipad Blackberry Playbook Tablet Computers Tablet Interface It’s been in the rumor mill for some months and was confirmed by Blackberry only recently.

LMS Template

eLearning 24-7

Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. vendoranalysis.xls.

Apple's iPad: What does it offer for e-Learning?

Take an e-Learning Break

Plus: Potential new platform for mobile learning, for social networking, and for content creation in Weblogs and wikis. Minus: The absence of a camera and the continued lack of support for Flash. Check it out: [link] Mark Cuban's perspective: [link

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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #8

Upside Learning

Apple’s Tablet Interface. There is speculation that the Apple Tablet (if there is one) will push the envelope of UI design. Printliminator. The Printliminator is a bookmarklet with some simple tools you can use to makes websites print better.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II - Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. But. - Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010.

Apple's iPhone OS 4.0: What Will It Mean for Mobile Learning? by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

In a 90-minute session this morning, Apple unveiled the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0. This, after the iPad launch, was one of the most-anticipated announcements of 2010, and thousands “attended” from around the world by watching live blogging feeds and Twitter. But what does the new mobile operating system mean for mLearning? Here are our thoughts.

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)


In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform.

Apple's iOS 4: Ready for the Enterprise, But What About e-Learning? by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Apple’s new devices, the iPad and the iPhone 4, will soon have two things in common: sleek hardware design, and the operating system that runs them. Previously called iPhone OS, Apple’s newly-branded iOS 4 provides a number of features that make the devices running it far more suitable to a work environment than past releases.

A Play Date with the iPad: Real People Experience Apple's New Tablet

Take an e-Learning Break

According to a research report from Ball State University titled “A Play Date with the iPad,” the iPad is best for leisure activities. It found that content creation is too difficult on the device but ideal for content consumption. The free white paper is available for download through BSU. Check it out: product_id=30

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Tween's Playing Online Games Like Never Before

Kapp Notes

In 2010, when M2 Research asked a similar question, they found 91 percent of boys and 93 percent of girls aged 8-11 are playing games online on a regular basis. Tween's playing a video game. Most of them do on a regular basis.

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The Big Question: What will workplace learning technology look like in 2015?

Clive on Learning

My first instinct was to pass on this one, because it seems only a few months since we made our predictions for 2010. It doesn’t really matter if it’s Microsoft or Apple, HTML 5 or Flash, proprietary or open source, so long as it delivers content and allows humans to interact.

Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5.

Apple's iPad: What does it offer for e-Learning? by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

After months of speculation and much hype and punditry, Apple launched the iPad today at a Special Event. Is it a device that will change civilization as we know it? Is it doomed to failure? Here is our fearless assessment!

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Acrobat: Portable Indeed!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Two trends seem to have led to this exciting bit of news: Apple's turning of their back regarding Flash on the iPhone/iPad devices; and Adobe's welcoming embrace toward Google's Android mobile operating system. by David R.

The iPad and learning, education, and training: Is a learning revolution unfolding?

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve watched eagerly as Apple moved from concept to launch with the iPad. Flash is what most websites are developed in - refusing to support Flash (as Apple has) means that users are cut off from a huge amount of content.

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