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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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. At Upside Learning we’ve been thinking about ways the Apple iPad can be useful for eLearning – especially in the workplace. Let’s start by looking at this promotional video from Apple. Apple has this thing about their products.

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Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them.

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Apple iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks and Mobile Learning [VIDEO]

mLearning Revolution

Today Apple unveiled iBooks 2 for the iPad and iBooks Author for the Mac. What I didn’t know was how easy Apple would make it for anyone to create these interactive books, using video, audio, Keynote presentations and even simple-to-create quizzes, that’s where iBooks Author for Mac comes in. Mobile Learning , mLearning , Apple , iBooks.

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Apple Educational Technology Essentials for K-12

When used effectively, technology elevates the educational experience. This eBook creates a vision for your school’s educational ecosystem, shows how schools have found success with technology, and provides resources for a harmonious educational environment.

Bad Apple

E-Learning Provocateur

Eight days later – just as I’m starting to suspect Apple has ignored me – I receive an email from another support guy. This isn’t the hip and cool Apple I’ve become accustomed to. It’s the fact that the sticker is so damn hard to remove and the code so easy to damage, that you can only wonder whether Apple is doing it by design. If I were lucky enough to own Apple shares, I’d sell them.

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Apple Initiatives in Education Domain


Apple has stepped up its Edu-Software and App games to manage the student and teacher experience, and has launched a new $299 iPad for schools with Apple Pencil support thereby making the education market quite interesting. Some people think that Apple is too late to close in on Google’s lead in the EdTech market that has over 60 percent market share in the US, however, Apple being a big player can turn the tide in their favour. Apple School Manager.

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Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology

Origin Learning

iBeacon is an indoor proximity system designed by Apple Inc. For example, a worker working in an assembly plant can get information such as the plant map and layout, names and specifications of the equipment and the names and contact details of the technical staff available in the vicinity (of course, this will have the names and details of those staff members who have Apple devices themselves). The number of iPhone users has been growing steadily. From 17.5

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24 Hours with the Apple Watch

Tom Spiglanin

My Apple Watch arrived a few days ago. The packaging itself is classically Apple. Also in typical Apple fashion, the instruction manual was a few pages at most, in a dozen languages with lots of photos. In seconds the Apple logo appeared and I walked through the setup process, pairing it with my phone in just minutes. Apple markets the watch as their most personal device yet, and this is precisely why I wanted one.

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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. Industry experts believe that Apple has done this solely to block the new feature of Adobe Flash that will allow the Flash developers to publish Flash files to iPhone app without any knowledge of iPhone SDK or Objective-C.

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Apple’s New Device…Let’s Be Careful with wLearning

Kapp Notes

So Apple launched a new watch which is, I admit, very cool looking and something many people have wanted since they first read a Dick Tracy comic book.

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Bigtincan Brings Day 1 Support for Apple iOS 14


It’s hard to believe it’s already September, and even in these unusual times a new Apple iOS release has arrived. Bigtincan also works great on Apple Watch 6 with support for notifications, content views, voice notes, remote presentation control and more.

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Benefits of Apple iOS Compatibility with Bigtincan


Since 2015, Bigtincan has been a member of the Apple Mobility Partner Program. Our team worked closely with Apple’s design team to design our platform, ensuring our sales enablement tools run seamlessly with iOS, and has the look and feel of a native iOS application.

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JoomlaLMS Mobile is on the Apple Store Now!


Dear clients, we would like to let you know that starting today JoomlaLMS Mobile App for iOS is available for download on Apple Store. To remind you, an Android compatible version was released a few weeks ago, but the release of the iOS compatible version was delayed due to a long review process. Blog articles

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What L&D can learn from the Apple marketing strategy

Sponge UK

Apple store. Apple is. It’s not going to be easy to build the kind of association with quality of a brand like Apple, but there is a simple way to start. Try an Apple inspired phrase: Learn differently, work smarter. Whether you’re offering a new type of training that your staff have never experienced before, or an update to a tried and trusted course, there’s something Apple can teach you. Blog apple L&D marketing

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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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Using Snagit with Apple’s Messages

TechSmith Camtasia

By utilizing Apple’s Messages , Mac users have a better way to send their snags. Messages is the Apple version of SMS texting. Whenever an iPhone texts another iPhone (or an iPad or a Mac) it’s using Apple’s proprietary Messages service. ” The post Using Snagit with Apple’s Messages appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. People send me texts like this all the time… No, I’m not referring to hilarious memes featuring seals.

An apple for teacher

Learning with 'e's

Our entire conversation, sat out in the shade of an apple tree in my Dad's garden, was wide ranging, including (but not limited to) digital technology, marmalade making, schools and education, American teachers, studying art and music, (Picasso, Genesis, Supertramp, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire and Rihanna), vinyl records, philosophy and politics, can be heard on the link below.

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Apple that one

Kapp Notes

Yes, I am in San Francisco and yes I am at a conference where a representative from Apple is the Keynote speaker but's Jon Burgess of Apple presenting to ICT Educators. So the keynote was by Jon Burgess of Apple who did an excellent job outlining what educators should focus on for the future. All in all a great keynote and I am sure the other guy from Apple did a good job as well.

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Apple iPhone Opens Up.

Kapp Notes

Apple has just released its developer stuff. the Apple March 6th event. Check out this video of Jobs talking about what you can do in terms of software creation for the So this weekend, get a hold of an iPhone and start developing some neat software.

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Adobe Founders Write an Open Letter to Apple

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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eLearning: Apple's WWDC Announcements and the Industry Impact

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  At the 23rd annual  WWDC , Apple announced its new lineup of Macbooks and new stuff Siri has learned, as well as  (some pretty cool) new features coming with iOS 6. Apple's iPad Officially Passes the Higher Education Test. For eLearning professionals, a couple of the new iOS 6 features may be of particular interest.

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iOS 7 Prepares The Ground For Apple’s Hybrid Tablets

Upside Learning

With the launch of iOS 7 it is now apparent that Apple will soon be coming out with hybrid laptop/desktop and tablet devices. Patently Apple reports that Apple has already filed a patent for hybrid notebook/tablet whose display can be removed from the base containing the keyboard. Mobile Learning Apple''s Hybrid Tablets iOS 7

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Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store

The E-Learning Curve

Finally the official Moodle mobile app for iPhone is now available for download from the Apple App Store. Finally, the official Moodle app on Apple Store is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning apple app elearning LMS Moodle

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Adobe Captivate 5.5: At Long Last. Publish Support for Apple Mobile Devices

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel Anyone who created eLearning lessons using any version of Adobe Captivate older than version 5 is painfully aware that Captivate does not offer publishing options for any of the Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod). It's been a real issue for developers who love Captivate, but are required to create content for the Apple devices, and are therefore forced to use other tools such as Camtasia.

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Apple’s Taking Over Textbooks — Are Training Manuals Next?


With its unveiling last week of the second iteration of its iBookstore and new e-book-creation “Author” application, Apple appears to have set its sights on reshaping the world of educational publishing. And while most of the conversation has focused on Apple’s potential to overhaul the textbook-publishing landscape and maybe even re-make the public education model , it’s fair to wonder what Apple’s newest bid will mean for professional workforce training.

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Comparing Apples to Apples: 5 Components of LMS Selection

ATD Learning Technologies

Too often, organizations select an LMS without thoughtful planning or a systematic approach. As a result, they risk a flawed and cumbersome implementation process, lack of system adoption, and frustrated end users. Click here to read full version

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This is how Apple improved their employee retention rate by 28%


Apple is a company with 510 retail stores and more than 137,000 employees in numerous countries across the world. Google and Apple are the only two companies to have ranked every year for the 11+ years the list has been published. Source: Apple’s Genius Training Student Workbook.

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Learnlets » The Apple of my Design

Clark Quinn

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#TwistedTropes 20. Adam's poisoned apple

Learning with 'e's

The Bible never says it's an apple but Steve Jobs thought it would be a great marketing ploy (surely this can't be true - Editor). Lucifer's idiotic fall Adam's poisoned apple by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Photo by Patrick McFall on Flickr A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, it's said. Twisted Trope no. 20 is all about knowing too much, and/or overstepping the mark.

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Tim Cook, the man who really saved Apple

Nomadic Learning

STORIES FROM THE FIELD: APPLE’S NEGOTIATION WIZARD. A quiet, even-tempered workaholic, Cook dove into his new role by negotiating innovative agreements with contract manufacturers in China and other places that would pull Apple out of the manufacturing business. Apple boasted a consistently high sales volume and enviable cash reserves; contract suppliers craved stable cash-flow above all else as a hedge against uncertainty.

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Rotten Apple!

Learning with e's

I have had no problems with my Apple iPod at all. Experts point to the lithium ion batteries Apple use as the source of the problem. As you would, Ellie’s parents contacted Apple to report the incident and ask for a refund. Apple responded by offering to refund the money, but only if the Stanboroughs kept quiet about the incident. If the Stanboroughs talked to the press, said Apple, there might be legal action taken out against them. Cor, what a rotten Apple!

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and the Race for Artificial Intelligence


Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Echo; and Google is looking for Google Home to be the next big thing in artificial intelligence. But Apple hopes to change all that sby banking big and bringing on developers and experts to build out their slow-moving AI division. Google has long been king of giving users what they want before they ask, and Apple hopes to contend in a space that it has been uncharacteristically lagging.

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#DevLearn Edition of #TalkTech: Big Changes for Apple, MOOCs in Education and Jon Landau’s Presentation at DevLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: What’s next for Apple? Browett and Forstall are leaving Apple. Somebody call Perez Hilton, because Apple is at the forefront of celebrity gossip in the tech world this week. What is Mr. Cook’s plan for the company and how will it affect consumers’ perceptions and consumption of Apple products? Big Changes for Apple. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

#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’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: CNET Live blogged the iPhone Keynote. Credit: CNET/James Martin).

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Apple Proves Mobile makes the Desktop better: A lesson for us in mLearning and eLearning

mLearning Revolution

I think it’s fascinating that Apple is bringing Mobile features such as notification and Dictation to the Mac. Like millions of people around the world, I too was glued to my computer on June 11 2012, following closely every news announcement Apple shared at their annual WWDC event. The next version of Apple’s iOS was also shown and it comes with some nice features, including Passbook and Maps, just to name a few.

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The prodigal Apple

Clive on Learning

The announcement today that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple brought to mind how long has been my relationship with the company he established with Steve Wozniak in 1976. The Apple II was sleek enough, but what about the colour monitor, the 5.25" drives and the dot-matrix printer? As my friends and colleagues know, I am a prodigal son when it comes to Apple.

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