Delivering streaming video to mobile devices

TechSmith Camtasia

And mobile video is at the center of the fracas. Which is helping to drive the adoption of HTML5 as an alternate method of delivering video to mobile and desktop browsers. Here are some recommendations for making your video content more accessible on mobile devices for now. To direct someone to the mobile view of any video or channel on YouTube, simply replace the www part of the URL with the letter m. Pretty easy: Put mobile-friendly videos on

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent of total mobile data traffic for the first time in 2012. Mobile network (cellular) connection speeds grew 20 percent in 2014. These are just some excerpts from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update for 2014 to 2019, but they clearly prove a point.

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Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Thanks Jenni for agreeing to post some of your thoughts on mobile tech and learning. Based on 2013 Ed Tech Magazine’s data , 94% of college students (18-24 years old) in traditional American colleges own and use mobile devices for academic pursuits. They practically use it for eLearning by conducting online searches, visiting virtual libraries, streaming media contents, and purchasing ebooks. mobile learning

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Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

With a mobile device on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer, you point your camera at your screen, and the course magically launches on your device. You can now create a virtual reality eLearning project that learners can view on their computer screen, mobile device and even using a VR headset. YouTube Streaming. YouTube youtube streamingFluid Boxes – Adobe is Listening!

Self actuated mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation of my short series of blog posts on mobile learning. In previous posts I have argued that mobile learning is increasingly popular as an informal activity, and that personalisation of learning is an important characteristic of smart phone use. We are a now mobile, itinerant society where tethered computing is becoming increasingly anachronistic. Diversity is clearly one of the most important attributes of mobile learning.

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


If you’ve watched anything on YouTube or any other video streaming provider, it’s guaranteed that you’ve used Flash to view it. The Adobe honeymoon period started to end in 2010 when Apple famously refused to allow Flash on iPhones and iPads— in part because it was originally designed for desktop browsing, not mobile, which led to performance problems and battery drain, and also due to its security flaws.

Rich content being viewed on mobile devices


Rich content being viewed on mobile devices. The mobile movement. When it comes to device choice, people have been electing en masse to use their mobile devices. It appears that if content creators operate in formats that don't work well on mobile devices, they may end up showing potential viewers a host of broken links instead of the high-quality visuals these people looking for. Mobile Readiness.

Tips For Creating Video-based Content And Choosing The Right Technology To Support It: Getting The Value Advantage Of Video-based Learning


The text alternative to a tutorial video is also useful for returning learners who wish to search for a specific topic or refresh their memory by skimming the content. ? Delivering Video-based learning with the ‘right’ Technology: Video-streaming technology has been under research now for many years because of the importance of this new tool in the delivery of video-based content to learners. Thus video-streaming is moving beyond the entertainment area into training and learning.

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Presenting in a networked age

Clark Quinn

Alternatively, they can be doing other things, like checking email, surfing the web, or other, unrelated, activities. In the last presentation I gave, it was awkward when a moderator had to read me the questions from the audience, and I couldn’t ask a general question an just survey the stream. I realize it’s difficult to both present and monitor a chat stream, and not all presenters can do it, so having a moderator can be a benefit.

The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020


This has proven to be especially true as we saw COVID-19 forcing things to change, encouraging businesses to consider alternative ways of exchanging information. 7 Alternative Ways to Host a Webinar. It supports chat, it has mobile collaboration capabilities and its phone features allow for more communication options. The budget-friendly alternative. Zoho meeting and webinars is the budget-friendly alternative to this list. It offers a mobile app.

Tin Can in action


A wide range of systems can now securely communicate with a simple vocabulary that captures this stream of activities. It is suitable for use in any kind of learning including: mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning. In the same example activity you may also use an alternative LRS, such as the public LRS provided by SCORM Cloud.


Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

Singlelink – A free & open-source Linktree alternative — LT Browser for Live Mobile Testing | Test on mobile and tablet simultaneously on our browser and debug user issues and see their impact on the go on over 25+ devices!

Some Things to Look for in Online Safety Training Courses

Convergence Training

Mobile Safety Training Apps. Alternate Viewing Methods: Streaming. Although eLearning courses used to be available primarily through LMSs, now there are many opportunities to view and complete online safety training courses in streaming format the same way you watch movies from Netflix or Amazon Prime, and you can often buy in a per-per-view or subscription format. Click to learn more about streaming online safety training courses. Mobile Learning.

Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning

Origin Learning

It provides a simple interface on devices like smartphones, tablets and computers to capture the streams of activities that learners undertake by converting them into simple statements. A LRS can be a standalone platform; alternatively it can be embedded within a Learning Management System (LMS) too.Tin Can API basically allows LRSs to communicate with each other by sharing data and transcripts via multiple devices.

7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

However, owing to glaring security gaps, performance, and stability issues that Flash games presented on mobile devices, a need for change became more pressing. The advent of HTML5 – the open web standard – with versatile native multimedia features offered the alternative needed for a departure from Adobe Flash. It accepts inputs from the end-users through a mouse, camera, microphone, or keyboard, thus supporting bi-directional streaming capabilities.

Using Video in eLearning Part One

ICS Learning

Whether you choose to deploy your video as a simple standalone clip delivered via mobile devices or as an element of a larger eLearning course, video enables you to build a collection of learning stories from your industry’s high performers, key demonstrators, and leaders. Thanks to popular video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, using real “in house” footage is now a viable, affordable alternative. Video is a learning game changer.

Create a Collaborative Company Culture with an LMS


Streaming video. In the article Strategies for Collaborative Learning , Soren Kaplan says that the buddy system is basically “a support structure…that keeps people engaged,” where learners are responsible for “joint participation and contribution (co-development of a case study, alternating postings in the discussion area, etc.).”. TOPYX charges zero per-user fees and features mobile learning, eCommerce, language localization, learning tools interoperability, and much more.


Spark Your Interest

As well, if you’ve heard of, but aren’t completely sure about Articulate 360, Moodle, Thinkific, learning models, flipped learning, blended learning and mobile learning, don’t worry. If mobile learning is important then plans will be included to ensure the course is mobile friendly. Mobile Learning. With the increasing use of mobile devices, no guide on developing online learning could ignore mobile learning.

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Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools. 10) Mobile Apps.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn


Optimized video quality with adaptive video streaming. One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge. But, if you don’t want to put your video content on Youtube, an alternative option is Amazon S3. With Hawthorn, you now have the ability to offer both video streaming options with adaptive video streaming. You can use ffmpeg , which is free to use to set up the HLS stream.

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Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

ePubs and web-based reference tools offer a terrific alternative – at a fraction of the cost of eLearning course production. Video is also a terrific replacement for Flash animations inside eLearning courses, providing a mobile-friendly solution to creating animation effects. You can also use YouTube or Vimeo to let you stream it rather than sucking up your own server space.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

Mobile-First Learning. From addicting us with games and entertainment that can be streamed to apps for social networks; the smartphone controls us. This has been systematically achieved by blocking non-work-related websites; though employees continue to fidget with their smartphones to post statuses and stream songs when at work. This report from Forrester states ‘Why Mobile is the Face of Digital’. We are nearing the end of 2018.

Phasing out Flash


If you’ve watched anything on YouTube or any other video streaming provider, it’s guaranteed that you’ve used Flash to view it. The Adobe honeymoon period started to end in 2010 when Apple famously refused to allow Flash on iPhones and iPads— in part because it was originally designed for desktop browsing, not mobile, which led to performance problems and battery drain, and also due to its security flaws.

How to teach online? Useful and easy tips to follow - Technology meets Education

Often technology fails, especially when it comes to using it in frontan audience or doing a demonstration using a technology tool, so having alternatives is imperative. It is really common for technology to fail, especially when it comes to using it in front of the world or doing a demonstration using a technology tool, so alternatives are imperative.

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NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

While PWA is a very good alternative to having native on/off mobile apps, I understand that it is something that just a lot of vendors will not do, and I get that. Mobile is great, with on/off synch, native apps. I love the mobile Knowledge Arcade which is very cool and tied to the LMS, but not a fan that to use it – in terms of adding content to it, you need Genie their authoring tool. Minus is the lack of mobile apps, including on/off synch. Welcome.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . Learn more about Learning Pool’s LxP Stream here. Mobile learning. Mobile learning refers to any e-learning delivered on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. . It can be easy to get lost in the jargon and acronyms that can dominate the chat of our industry. But fear not, Learning Designer Andrew Trotter is on hand to break down this language and help you become fluent in online learning.

Why engagement is a critical ingredient in successful sales training?


If you think of learners as consumers or ‘app users’ in the modern mobile learning context, problems become a little more apparent. In the context of mobile learning, any training app is competing for mindshare with platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. What is attractive about these apps, is that they serve up a constant stream of content for users to consume.

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How to Create a Custom eBook App to Reach a Wider Audience


Customers who enjoy your app will return to it for repeat purchases with a single click on their phones instead of looking for alternatives on the web. Increase in Sales: Easy browsing and check-out processes on apps encourage buyers to make repeat purchases on a need basis and not put them off for another time, thus, diversifying your revenue stream. The world of publishing has been in the midst of an unprecedented flux over the last decade or so.

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22 Reasons Why WordPress+LearnDash is the Best for an Online School

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

You can get details about how many attempts someone took to complete a quiz, where they’re in the course at the moment, and how they’re interacting with the course content through a Live Course Stream. Absolute mobile compatibility.

What is Big Data?


Now, cloud computing provides an alternative approach to Big Data analysis, as Big Data systems can now be hosted in the cloud. Big Data Benefits leisure and entertainment: It makes it possible for video streaming platforms to analyze viewer preferences and identify prevalent watching patterns. Big Data is about large amounts of digital information. It is, in fact, so large in size that managing it is complex – it is difficult to store or transport and complicated to analyze.

Reboarding: How to Successfully Bring a Team Back Post COVID-19


Related: 5 of the Best Softwares for Online and Mobile Learning in 2020 To execute reboarding successfully, you’ll need to first have the right remote learning tool on your side. Will shifts be changed or crews alternated to uphold social distancing?

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Ten Reasons I Hate Email

Tom Spiglanin

Sadly, very little time is devoted to thinking through alternative communication media, which are often more effective, before sitting down to type. This is especially problematic on my mobile device where hovering doesn’t exist. I only hope that place is significantly diminished as activity streams and online collaborative work spaces become an integral part of the work environment. Source Yoel Ben-Avraham on Flikr. I hate email.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. 6) Are credentialing programs becoming a viable alternative to higher education? Think about sending members a daily question or case brief via email or mobile app.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning


Though not a problem for most desktop PCs these days, mobile devices and smaller laptops struggle to deliver a smooth user experience when Flash is involved. Android tried and largely failed, to deliver a rich Flash experience on mobile devices. While the rendering and streaming of eLearning video content will also be affected, SCORM and Tin Can courseware is most vulnerable, built as it is on Flash technology.

6 Best VR Headsets for Corporate Training [2020]

Roundtable Learning

Here’s how they compare to the alternative. That gives learners increased comfort and mobility while navigating a VR training scenario. The gains in mobility, cost-effectiveness, and easy setup come with a loss in power. Establishing a virtual reality training program is no joke.

How Skillshare is Changing the Face of Design and Lifestyle Courses in the World


With layers comprising nginx web servers, PHP and Backbone.js, its interface provides flexibility to customers to access courses from their tablet screen while riding the subway, while just as easily from their mobile phone while riding an Uber. Alternatively, charge customers per course that they purchase. Engage with influencers and collaborators to talk about you on their platforms, and tap the power of live streams on Twitter and Facebook.

Top online learning tools for successful solutions


Learning Launchpad: skip the admin and use our tool to create mobile-friendly elearning portals which everyone can access. Take a look at: Stream: use this platform for social and self-directed learning with personalized recommendations. If you want to avoid the disruption and cost of face to face (or it’s just not possible), webinar software could be an alternative. Take a look at: WebEx: this software allows you to stream your webinar to up to 40,000 attendees.