eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #9

Upside Learning

HipLogic is a new real-time, web-based platform intended as an alternative user interface for some mobile phones. 5. Firefox for Mobile – Fennec. Mozilla has been steadily creeping towards it goal of releasing the first Firefox browser for mobile phones. On Friday, Firefox 1.0 Firefox for the Maemo 5 platform has a few interesting conceits that set it apart from other mobile browsers, like Opera Mobile and Opera Mini. HipLogic.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? Main | Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?)

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG)

Mark Oehlert

You install an extension into Firefox (you are using Firefox arent you?), June 28, 2007 in Games | Permalink Technorati Tags : games , MMOG , PMOG TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) : Comments Eine weitere alternative sind Flashgames und dort gibts auch TDs!

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

And in a comment, I mentioned that the recent launch of the new Firefox browser was prompting me to switch. I had used Safari over Chrome because I trust Apple a wee bit more, and Firefox was a bit slow. All this changed with the release of Firefox’s new Quantum browser. Now, I want to have an integrated experience across my devices, so I downloaded the Firefox versions for my iDevices as well.

Trying and failing to print a page from a Captivate module

Adobe Captivate

I’ve tried IE11, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Chrome browsers. Is there an alternative? Hi all, In one of my e-learning courses, I’ve created print buttons that allow the user to print certain pages of interest; in another, a custom Certificate. certificate widget is not suitable for my purposes). For both I’ve used the JS window.print() command. That works, the printer dialog opens, I print preview… outcome is a blank page.

Things to know about HoloLens 2 Headset

CHRP-INDIA

Microsoft also has announced that open-source web browser company Mozilla was creating a prototype Firefox reality browser for HoloLens2. Also Read: 4 Best Alternative of HoloLens 1. HoloLens 2 shows great potential over HoloLens 1 in terms of better computing power. Compare to the previous version it is more advance in Full hand tracking and potentially object recognition, a larger field of view, eye tracking, USB-C charging and potentially accessories.

Course of the Week: Protect Your Data From Latest Security Issues

OpenSesame

Computer Emergency Readiness Team and its UK counterpart are advising Internet Explorer users to consider an alternative browser until a major flaw is repaired. Firefox. While Microsoft addresses the security flaw in its Internet Explorer browser, consider using Firefox as an alternative. Firefox is a free web browser with an intuitive interface that also blocks viruses, spyware, and popup ads.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #5

Upside Learning

Alternatives to Second Life. Karl Kapp puts some alternatives to Second Life on his blog. The Glide OS is available as a browser plugin for IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Interesting products, although some will cease to exist starting next year. Windows Mobile for Gaming. Microsoft to make Windows Mobile a gaming platform. While other mobile OS developers are jockeying for position to become the game platform of choice for mobile devices, Windows mobile lagged behind.

Maintaining Keyboard Focus – Accessibility Tip

Adobe Captivate

When it comes to accessibility, people usually first think of closed captions and alternative text. Firefox and Chrome also, in my opinion, have faint focus indicators. But a major issue often overlooked is the importance of keyboard focus. There are individuals out there who are unable to use a mouse and rely exclusively on the keyboard to navigate on the computer.

Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

Storyline 360 supports these screen readers with HTML5 and Flash courses: HTML5 : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version). You can also add alternate text to screen objects that need it by clicking in the Alternate Text box next to each object.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

However, HTML5 is supported and has matured at a fast pace, providing an alternative platform to deliver rich multimedia content over the web. There will no longer be updates and support for Flash Player on many browsers including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Firefox. The end of support from Adobe by 2020 will require conversion of Flash-based eLearning courses into an alternative technology, such as HTML5, to be future-ready.

Phasing out Flash: all your courses will be mobile ready by 2019

OpenSesame

In addition, the most recent updates for many leading browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, have been disabling Flash by default. . Many of the OpenSesame elearning course publishers have already replaced the Flash content in their titles with HTML5, which has been gaining momentum as a steady Flash alternative. In the early 2000s, Flash became the dominant platform for online videos, interactive sites, and games.

Phasing out Flash

OpenSesame

In addition, the most recent updates for many leading browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, have been disabling Flash by default. Many of the OpenSesame elearning course publishers have already replaced the Flash content in their titles with HTML5, which has been gaining momentum as a steady Flash alternative. In the early 2000’s, Flash became the dominant platform for online videos, interactive sites, and games.

How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

Further, some of the most popular internet browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have blocked Adobe Flash technology for speed and security reasons.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, WCAG requires that non-text content (such as images) have a text alternative (often referred to as “alt text.”). One method is to accept the limitations of the tool, develop courses that are as accessible as they can be, and create an alternative version of the course that is accessible (an approach that WCAG finds acceptable, if less than optimal ). Is there a need for (and if there is, a plan for) an accessible alternative version of the course?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, WCAG requires that non-text content (such as images) have a text alternative (often referred to as “alt text.”). One method is to accept the limitations of the tool, develop courses that are as accessible as they can be, and create an alternative version of the course that is accessible (an approach that WCAG finds acceptable, if less than optimal ). Is there a need for (and if there is, a plan for) an accessible alternative version of the course?

30 Best Social Media Automation Tools & Practices You Need to Try Out

learnWorlds

It also comes with a browser extension that is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Postoplan presents a great alternative choice as it is packed with many features that aim to make your work easier.

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

This attachment to multimedia means businesses were waiting for a viable alternative way to send out their multimedia communications - and it appears they have received one in the form of HTML5. Firefox joins the crowd. VentureBeat reported that the most recent version of Mozilla Firefox, 37, supports improved performance for YouTube videos in HTML5 mode. Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . A browser is a software application used to access information on the web suchs as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Content creation tools for e-learning

eFront

Prefer one of the so-called “evergreen” browsers (like Chrome and Firefox), that is, a browser that is constantly auto-updated to the newer version rather than one whose releases are tied to OS update cycles (like IE and Safari). For e-learning needs (that is, anything sort of full-blown graphic design work) you’re gonna be OK with any of the several much cheaper alternatives, such as Paint.net, GIMP, PaintShop Pro, Acorn and Pixelmator.

Why Do We Need a Content Modernization Strategy Now More than Ever Before?

Harbinger Interactive Learning

One of the key objectives of developing HTML5 was to have a better alternative to Flash. By December 2020, Adobe will stop supporting Flash; In fact, browsers like Chrome and Firefox have announced that they would stop supporting Flash from as early as July 2019. To adapt to technology disruptions and meet the modern-day learners’ demands, many organizations are looking at modernizing their existing learning material.

How to Convert XML to ePUB – A Step-by-step Guide

Hurix Digital

GroupDocs is a free online XML to ePUB Converter to convert XML to ePUB online from any device, with any browser such as Chrome, Opera, and Firefox. . Alternatively, you can right-click the file, so you load it using Microsoft Word or Notepad.

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Basic tools for e-learning students

eFront

We suggest that they use one of the so-called “evergreen” browsers (like Chrome and Firefox), the industry name for the browsers that are constantly auto-updated to the newer version as opposed to those whose releases are tied to OS update cycles (like IE and Safari). We suggest you avoid the legacy FTP protocol, though, and use its secure alternatives SFTP and SCP, instead.

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The Best eBook Platforms for the Post-Readium Era

Kitaboo

As a result, the digital publishing industry is currently facing a great challenge and is actively searching for alternate solutions to substitute Readium. There are a number of alternative reading systems based on Readium technology (ReadiumJS, Readium SDK and/or Readium LCP) available.

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Facebook - the next Operating System?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

From INSIDE FACEBOOK So what they also get are the 2 brains behind the creation of Firefox. Firefox's incredible flexibility and openness is what made it attractive to the Facebook folks. Firefox did the same and grew quickly as the #1 alternative to IE. Facebook buys Parakey Facebook has just acquired an Operating System. A WHAT? Why in the heck, would a social networking company buy an OS company?

eLearning Observations, Codeyear and Web Tools

Moodle Journal

Si I recommend giving this one a try, though at the present time you will require either Firefox or Google Chrome browsers to run the service. Looking through examples they do present a new a refreshing approach and alternative to the more traditional presentations styles and approaches that we have become accustomed to using, and again I think you will find its worth looking this one over.

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Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Modern browsers like Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and eventually Internet Explorer all became equipped to provide the powerful features associated with Flash, such as animation, scripting and video playback. It’s certainly helpful that SCORM and Tin Can modules can be rendered using HTML5 as an alternative. The alternative may be a dramatically diminished user experience for learners unable to access Flash.

Microsoft Viva – The Answers you are Seeking

eLearning 24-7

I never cared for IE, and would use alternative browsers when ever possible, Maxathon (still around), Opera (still around), Avant to mention a few. IE though retained its dominance of usage, even with Firefox. I remember when Internet Explorer appeared for the first time on the net.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Alternatively, HTML5 underpinned courses are responsive, intuitively adapt to varying screen dimensions, and can be optimized using meta tags meant for handheld devices. Support for HTML5 courses is extended by all browsers including latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer by Microsoft, iPhone or Apple devices’ Safari etc. ELearning courses have to be interactive replete with high quality animations and compelling graphics.

LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers

eLearning 24-7

And yes, Firefox supports 64 bit. If you want to hit the alternative browser market – go after Opera (which some Smartphones use) or Avant (another small segment of population use). Firefox 3.0+. I realized I left out three additional gems that vendors seem to have just fallen off the planet when it comes to the REAL WORLD! Operating Systems. They are not going away, and yet an enormous amount of vendors do not support them, let alone Safari.

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Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

There is a whole range of open source applications that you can use including browsers e.g. Firefox (link) and alternates to Microsoft Office such as OpenOffice. The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Almost all forms of learning have been impacted. In Australia, as in other parts of the world, corporate training budgets have been cut and any training considered “discretionary” (read non – compliance) is being questioned.

Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018

The Learning Dispatch

For example, a requirement might state that an image needs to have a text alternative. But what counts as a good text alternative? Using a validator and an automated checker point to the same thing: automated testing tools may not catch everything, but they’re good at catching what they can—they may not be able to tell you whether you have good alternative text, but they’ll tell you if alternative text exists. Making elearning accessible is the right thing to do.

Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

Aptara

Alternative languages such as HTML5 can even cross between the mobile and desktop worlds, ensuring information only has to be encoded once. The source explained that as long as users are running an up-to-date browser such as Chrome or Firefox's latest beta, they will see the same video content as always, just without any need for the Flash plugin. Rich content being viewed on mobile devices. Businesses are gravitating toward rich content to spread their messages.

Why Do We Ignore the Most Important Tools We Use?

Mark Oehlert

So I was reading about new developments on the browser front, Firefox 4 is under heavy development , Opera 10.63 We also now have syncing in Chrome and Firefox. Firefox Add-Ons , Chrome Extensions , Opera Widgets ) This is not a rant against IE either but where is the questioning about why in so many instances, IE is just the default browser? Are we searching for alternatives?

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

Player customizations, such as background color, color schemes, or alternative fonts will be reverted to default. In my experience, the courses will behave adequately as long as you stay away from Microsoft Internet Explorer ®, and use latest versions of Google Chrome ™ , Mozilla Firefox ® , or Safari ® instead. One of the most popular questions coming from our clients in relation to Storyline-authored content is about offline viewing options. The reasons for such requirements vary.

Principles and Tools from “Modern Accessibility Techniques,” Hiram Kuykendall’s AAUG Presentation

The Learning Dispatch

Chief among them is using short alternative descriptions, or “alt text,” for graphic elements. Juicy Studio Accessibility Tool Bar for Firefox — Gives developers tools to review the accessible content on their sites. Jaws Screen Reader — An alternative to the NVDA screen reader.

10 Systems I’d recommend on any given day

eLearning 24-7

not working in the office but at home), and the browsers – Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari (not all do), IE Explorer (usually version 7 at the min.). If you are using an alternative browser such as Brave, Vivaldi, Opera, always ask the vendor. To be quite honest, I could easily name 100 systems that I would recommend on any given day, depending of course on your use case, business goals/objectives, feature sets, and so forth.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

I’m sure they tested with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, but what about Opera? Firefox 4.0? So can you say without a doubt, that your statement of your LMS being optimized 100% on the iPad, exists when people are using Atomic browser or another alternative browser and not Safari? In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

It is essentially a web-based free photoshop alternative. Alternatively, if you are going big and have a budget to spend you could go for the more professional option of Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit. Keywords Everywhere is a chrome or firefox extension tool that is ideal for researching keywords and makes your search of keywords easy. Keynote is the alternative option of PowerPoint for Apple users.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Free Alternatives to Photoshop With All the Bells, Whistles, Filters, & Layers - ReadWriteWeb , July 21, 2009. Keep Firefox Open When Closing the Last Tab [Firefox Tip] , July 2, 2009. Informal Learning Flow Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day - HarvardBusiness.org , July 20, 2009.