Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

There is a multitude of ways to do a simple task, like measuring a piece of string, you would expect there to be an exponentially wider array of approaches to a more complex task, like developing a piece of digital learning content. We see this building content for clients and for the clients we consult with and the clients we train. the developer makes the call about interactivity or screen layout as they develop. Content source. Content build.

Mobile expansion brings content development urgency

Aptara

Mobile expansion brings content development urgency. The addition of mobile devices to the office is hugely unsurprising given the staggering popularity of flagship smartphones and tablets from Apple and Samsung. Therefore, when thinking of an approach to content conversion and creation, it's important to remember just how far things have come. Developing functional apps that will work well within the business setting is not just a one-and-done exercise.

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Mobile hardware future will heavily involve Apple

Aptara

Mobile hardware future will heavily involve Apple. It's important for mobile content developers to keep an eye on these changes, especially as they apply to major industry players such as Google and Apple, to keep their materials relevant. What's next for Apple? CNET recently delved into one of the most important questions for the mobile field: What will Apple do over the course of 2015?

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Flexibility is critical for mobile content development success

Aptara

Flexibility is critical for mobile content development success. The value of mobile content is no longer in dispute. Decision-makers in every industry have come to realize that only by producing robust, customized mobile content can they hope to attract new customers and retain existing ones. As more consumers turn to their smartphones and tablets to shop, research, entertain themselves and more, the utility of custom content development will only continue to grow.

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HTML5 development poised to rise, Apple responsible

Aptara

HTML5 development poised to rise, Apple responsible. Working in the HTML5 coding language has remained an intriguing proposition for content developers over the past few years. As such, HTML5 conversion and development have cemented their position in discourse, helped along every once in a while by an announcement from one or other of the constantly competing tech giants that make up the overall IT industry. Apple drives HTML5.

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Apple announcements point to mobile content future

Aptara

Apple announcements point to mobile content future. When it comes to the future of mobile devices, manufacturers and content producers have one common goal: It would be better for all parties if tablets and smartphones remain not only popular but indispensable. If these devices remain a constantly-on part of individuals' lives, the case for mobile-friendly content distribution formats for products such as eBooks becomes ironclad. Apple's next OS.

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IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use

Aptara

IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use. Companies creating content for B2B marketing and outreach have had to go mobile in the past few years to keep consistently reaching their prospects. This means that B2B content production depends heavily on the mobile landscape. IBM and Apple unite. Per recent announcements, Apple is entering such a phase, backed by industry titan IBM. What will the effect be beyond the Microsoft and Apple dichotomy?

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Apple strikes against lagging sales rates with new iPads

Aptara

Apple strikes against lagging sales rates with new iPads. All of this activity on the part of Apple, Samsung, HTC and their fellows has implications for content conversion - if tablets stay relevant over the long haul, they will be important platforms for media. By the same token, if they add new functionality en masse, those features may become relevant for interactive content developers. Apple's new lineup.

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Accelerating eLearning by Focusing on Context

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Accessibility to massive content in this Digital Information Age can be overwhelming and sidetrack even those with the best intentions. It is therefore important that designers focus on the intended context of their lessons rather than allow themselves to be distracted by too much information during elearning development. Minimizing content to its essentials can be an effective way to accelerate eLearning. In this light, context takes precedence over content.

The Dream of Personalization – Far fetch but Possible

Vignettes Learning

Stacking Experiences The chart above indicates that learners respond to content because they find them meaningful. The content strikes a chord. But much data is warehoused by private companies like Facebook, Apple, and Fitbit, maker of a popular pedometer. Related Blog Learning Facts and Foundational Knowledge with Stories Effective Rapid eLearning from Classroom Learning Content?

Workarounds: Why They Help Learners Learn

Vignettes Learning

Do you know that with an iPhone app you can walk to the Apple store, scan the price in iPhone and pay with your iPhone without having to talk with a cashier? storytelling ray jimenez compliance content development technical training Interactivity scenarios micro-scenarios vignettes eLearning story-basedWe hate standing in line. We disdain flight delays. We abhor slow and tedious processes. we avoid ways of doing things that weigh us down. Workarounds Compare these two videos.

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) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Is it ready for eLearning Development?

Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. When recording voice-over narration, capture all of your audio at 16 bit, 44.1KHz, in mono using the WAV format in Windows, Au format for Unix-based systems (like Linux), and AIFF for Apple Mac.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

Nowadays, I have been observing that various new online learning solutions are popping every month and conventional classroom settings are getting even keener than ever to integrate new technologies into their content and strategies. Many education experts forecast that 2016 is going to be the year when automation is finally becoming a critical aspect of both content development and processing [1]. This is the area under extreme development.

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Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development

Upside Learning

One of the key challenges associated with mLearning development is to manage development across varied types of devices and platforms. It helps preview and test any content developed for various mobile devices using the Creative Suite. Device Central lets you select multiple mobile device profiles and start creating the application or content for them using supported Creative Suite products simplifying mLearning/eLearning creation.

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Enterprise mobility: A different world than consumer usage

Aptara

Companies that produce content viewable on mobile devices will no doubt want to base their approach on the appropriate market's dominant trends. Considering the current high profile of mobility as a way to view online materials, this is a huge spectrum of developers that should be taking notes. Users within offices will simply look for different things in their mobile devices than consumers, and this is an element of mobile content development that deserves close inspection.

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Guy Kawasaki on the Future of Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

learnWorlds

He’s originally from Honolulu and was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. His clients include Apple, Nike, Gartner, Audi, Google, Microsoft, and Breitling as well as dozens of trade associations.

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

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Soon Flash became a source of frustration for the world’s largest technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. Increases in the use of mobile devices for learning, and the maturity of HTML5 to present content over the web, have also led to a decrease in the development of content supporting Adobe Flash Player.

Thoughts on DevLearn 2015

Web Courseworks

He said, “It was highly concentrated with course development companies, which is a new phenomenon compared to years ago when it was concentrated on LMS providers. ”. Dr. Hicken then contributed, “Content is king. Quality content has to be made by people who know instructional design, and there is a trend toward investment in high quality design. Companies apparently are shopping for content development assistants rather than buying large software systems.”.

Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Even if you have a training department, they are probably so bogged down with mandatory compliance and classroom course development and delivery, there’s probably not an experienced eLearning instructional designer available for guidance, much less available to work on your new project. Spend your time focusing on your strength, management, not course development. You were selected to lead the project, not become a content developer.

Pondering a tablet-powered business future

Aptara

When creating business-focused rich digital content, companies need to consider the screens that users will employ to view their efforts. The recent alliance between Apple and IBM could cement the place of iOS devices in this role, so organizations commissioning custom content development should consider that it will likely be viewed on the thin screen of an Apple device. One of the primary rifts in the professional software world is between Apple and Microsoft.

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Mobile evolution marches on via new device announcement

Aptara

The latest releases from the main tech hardware producers have a great deal of meaning for content developers. Mobile content development is a field with shifting objectives, which means that each time the top industry businesses begin the hype machine for a new handset, it's time for creators to take notice. Along with Apple, Samsung is one of the leading producers of smartphone hardware. The Apple response.

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

For developers, it has been good times as they have been given room to explore different mediums – including one that has shown immense success – Video. But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. To save your content being illegally downloaded, Flash seems to be the better option again.

The Essentials of Mobile Learning

Origin Learning

If you have budget constraints and it is not a massive learning curriculum that you are developing, then a responsive website makes monetary sense. When one integrates an element of gamification within the learning content, it further enhances the efficiency of the end-product. Blame it on the craze for gaming apps or the sleek and shiny Apple products that brought in a new meaning to ‘Design’. We have reached a stage where mobile is no longer the future of learning.

In case you missed it – 2011 in posts

Clive on Learning

Get on a train Why does learning content seem so much more exciting on an iPad? Before I take my leave for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2011. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly significant from my point of view. December Where is the model for e-learning? Massively scalable training * Face-to-face is for special occasions * Can we dispense with email?

Snapshots of the smartphone industry show space in transition

Aptara

This is the environment mobile content developers have to deal with when determining how to shape their next offerings. Spence noted that Microsoft is betting on developers being more friendly to its ecosystem when mobile and desktop software are one and the same. The Apple and Samsung battle. According to MarketWatch, Apple is finally catching up to Samsung when it comes to hardware shipments. Snapshots of the smartphone industry show space in transition.

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Next smartphones and tablets may be heavily specialized

Aptara

The tablet and smartphone market is a puzzle constantly being pieced together in front of content developers. Apple and Google have long been locked in a competition to rule the mobile operating system market, with Android and iOS gaining and losing traction amongst the public as rivals including Windows and BlackBerry hang back. These are the Samsung Galaxies and iPhones of the world, and their presence can help direct content production.

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eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

An eLearning development vendor should have eLearning as its core (if not the primary) business. To evaluate capability you should: Review their website not just from the design but also from the content point of view. Samples can provide insights into their expertise in learning design & development. Ask for profiles of development team members who may work on your project. Understand their development processes and see how well would they work with your setup.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

During the last decade, the association has accumulated a wealth of learning-related content in its LMS. However, finding the desired content type, format and size — on-demand — was a struggle. Learners who couldn’t locate desired content in the moment of need either abandoned the LMS or called the association for personalized assistance. They are built to find content, support mobile devices, gamification and social interactions.

eLearning Development Guide for iPhone

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Apple posted an iPhone content development page. about the eLearning for the iPhone and how it will influence mobile learning. The Corporate eLearning Weekly Podcast will be talking about the iphone on Friday. Time: 07/06/07 12:00 PM EDT Phone Number: (724) 444-7444 Talkcast ID: 8702 You can simply call in, but its much more fun to join the TalkCast and that requires a short download and setup so give yourself plenty of time to get setup

Learning Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

Harbinger Interactive Learning

Instructional designers will now need to think beyond course instructional strategy, chunking content, and storyboard creation. Delivering learning content in newer ways based on learner behavior would be their new agenda. Redefined eLearning Course Development and Design. The delivery formats would now also include interactive infographics, AR content, and other such interesting forms.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. This is valuable for large scale authoring and translation of content. These are classic requirements for learning content management.

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Next steps incoming for tablet market

Aptara

Faced with these mixed signals, it's time for mobile content developers to consider their next steps. A recent eWEEK report summarized notable developments in the tablet market over the past few months. It was based on the fact, as reported by IDC, that there is a persistent slowdown endemic in device shipments, which has even dented Apple, a giant in the field. This is news that content developers can use. What makes content work on tablets?

EBook profits: A shot in the arm for content producers

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EBook profits: A shot in the arm for content producers. While traditional publishing houses no doubt recoiled in horror as screens took the place of books in consumers' hands at the turn of the century, they have bounced back on the realization that it could be their content on those screens. Digital Content Development. Reaching beyond traditional media has emerged as a sensible strategy for nearly every company that once made its money on printed materials.

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Tablet market changing and maturing

Aptara

When it comes to distributing content that carries a company's message, a few new options stand tall. Of course, these new and resonant forms of custom content development are significantly weaker if the use of advanced devices falters. Developers should therefore take heart from the tablet market's shift into maturity. The early years of the tablet form factor's popularity took the form of a rush among some consumers to acquire Apple iPads.

Immersive Learning, VR, AR, MR

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps, the better question or the way it should be phrased is what level of immersive learning content will be quality wise better? Let me jump back to “custom content development” with VR, regardless if it is PC-powered, smartphone or standalone. . Where can you find the content if you wanted to dive into immersive learning in 2017? . It will not be though immersive learning content/courses, let’s be clear on that. But rather, VR content.