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.

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.

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

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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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 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.

Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The lovers are typically Apple fan-boys who are crazy about anything Apple, so their devotion to any bit of technology that Steve Jobs throws into the market is taken for granted. The baiters are mostly alternate technology lovers and who will hate pretty much anything that Apple develops; simply because of Apple’s “captive/lock-in users&# business model. On the other hand, Apple’s business practices aren’t the ones I find inspiring.

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PowerPoint 2010: I Installed Lion and Now My Shortcuts Don't Work!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I do a lot of work in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 on the Mac by using Parallels. From the top menu bar on your Mac, choose Apple > System Preferences. by AJ George. Recently I updated my iMac to OS X Lion.

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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.

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.

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Seventh Day.

Visual Lounge

Most recently, the visualization network has been developing a visual cooking application for the iPad called VizChef due to be released in the Apple App Store in January 2011. Have you ever heard the quote, "Practice make perfect"? This also applies in screencasting.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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.

Adobe Founders Write an Open Letter to Apple

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Adobe co-founders  John Warnock and Chuck Geschke have written an open letter to Apple computer about the lack of support for Flash content on Apple devices (namely the iPhone and iPad). In part, the founders say "As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers.

Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe Captivate

Apple’s recent announcement that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for the publishing options available from Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2. Steps: 1. Get an iPhone developer certificate from Apple.

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mLearning Demand Is Growing

Upside Learning

The Horizon Report 2010 on Mobile Computing also points out some interesting trends that will alter the way we live and learn. These include content creation and applications for tablet computers like the Apple iPad, learning games etc.

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?)

Mobile Learning Survey Results Summary

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Other Feedback from the Survey Responders Some feel that the lack of support for Flash by Apple will be a huge detriment to the development of Mobile Learning and others reported that they would like to get involved more in Mobile Learning but their companies are slow to consider Mobile Learning tools as an option. by Rosie Hausler.   A few weeks ago I created a survey about Mobile Learning. Thanks to everyone that took time out to answer. The results are summarized below.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. With the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0

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.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

To assist the development of applications, Apple has provided the user interface guidelines document which provides information about types of applications you can develop and user interface guidelines to make effective applications.

3 Ways to Introduce the Element of Surprise into Your Online Training


One of the most powerful ways to use surprise in training or presentations is to bust the expectations of the audience with a “big reveal.&# For a recent example of this technique in action, watch the following segment from Steve Jobs’ launch presentation for the Apple iPad.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true. At the end of the year, we will be saying: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” But I also thought I’d cheat and use what eLearning Learning is telling me the hotter topics are for the first 3 months of 2010.

Molotov cocktail = Weak ties x complicated knowledge

ID Reflections

The Molotov cocktail exploded for Sony and their Connect, leaving Apple with their iPod the sole market winner. Preamble Some time back, I was asked to conduct knowledge transfer sessions for a new team member. Here is an outline (rather cryptic) of the situation.

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Beyond the Hype: Understanding HTML5 and its Potential for e-Learning and mLearning by Judy Unrein

Learning Solutions Magazine

As mLearning adoption grows, and as the stalemate between Adobe and Apple remains in place, the critical question for many e-Learning developers is: Flash or HTML5? This is not as simple a question as it may seem. This article explains the issues that you must consider in making decisions over the next few months, and provides links to resources you can use.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

Ted takes pride in never having joined Adobe, Apple, or Cisco. It took PARC and Apple to convert some of Doug’s concepts into practice. A new unbook.

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.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines – Part III

Upside Learning

It decreases your development time plus it brings stability to your application in case tomorrow Apple decides to change the appearance of standard icons and buttons.

Buying a phone

Spark Your Interest

Much of my aversion to the iPhone is related to the Apple brand. I have agonized (teeth gnashing and fretting) about getting a new phone. I am probably one of the last people on the planet still using a “dumbphone&#. It has taken me months to finally decide and buy. Here’s how it went down… In general. There is a lot of freaking ads on tv, radio, newspaper inserts about mobile phones. Everytime I turn around someone is pitching a phone’s features.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

Some enable audio, video, plus more.epub is the standard format used by nearly everyone including Apple, but not Amazon who is still in proprietary mode. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

But the community has been in major chaos as Apple denied deploying apps developed using Flash IDE. Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform.

Will the iPad continue its tablet domination? A look at the market landscape


Since Apple launched the iPad in April 2010, the first in the new generation of media tablets to hit the market, it has sold more than 30 million units. According to a study by Gartner published in April, 70 million tablets will be sold in 2011, 300% more than in 2010.

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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.

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Apple is stopping support for Flash on the premise that HTML5 can solve all the development challenges that previously could only be solved through Flash. Apple's lack of support for Flash is already becoming a problem for WBTs built with these tools. Lectora Captivate HTML5 Articulate Flash Apple

The end of publishing as we know it

E-Learning Provocateur

I have since published Ryan the Lion via Smashwords too for similar reasons, but principally because of their distribution deal with Apple. In my previous article , I pondered how we are – finally! entering the age of the e-book.

Using the iPad in Sales Training: Case Study by Lora Davis

Learning Solutions Magazine

instruction, one sales training team has already been successful in using Apple’s new device in blended. While many e-Learning producers are struggling to understand how the iPad may be useful in online. instruction in the classroom. Here’s their story.