Beyond eBooks

Clark Quinn

Because, frankly, the ebook formats are still too limited. We can now embed the digital media within ebooks. Why ebooks, not on the web? However, we can’t quite do what I want with ebooks. The ebook standards don’t yet support it, though they could. Apple’s expanded the ePub format with the ability to do quick knowledge checks (e.g.

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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.

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ePub format

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This inquiry will explore the ePub format and its potential for creating unbooks. It’s an ebook. Ten days ago (late August 2010), Apple released an upgrade that enables Pages (Apple’s answer to Microsoft Word) to output documents in ePub format.

Adobe RoboHelp 10: ePubs Even Easier

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Once you had your ePub, you needed to use a few different processes to both validate the ePub (ePub's will not be accepted by most vendors, such as the Apple iBookstore, unless the ePubs validate) and convert it to the mobi format for use on the Amazon Kindle.

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

It also means your e-book will be in Kindle format (not ePub). I originally chose Smashwords because of their distribution deal with Apple, but I have since found them to be a pleasure to work with. Smashwords can publish your e-book in multiple formats: HTML, PDF, Kindle, ePub, LRF and PDB. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Good for group authored ebooks or collaborative projects. Good for getting information from a multitude of experts on a topic in a conversational format. Apple University. Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Web 2.0 Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Examples. Wiki. A wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site. A wiki is a discussion.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

I give you Facts you give me an Apple. And yes, any document, including sticking your ebook online for learners to read would constitute online learning content. . To me, the former applies more when it comes to content without it built within the infrastructure of a course whether it is built via an authoring tool or without – which video courses can be achieved and achieved with great learning success (oh, and also in a non-linear format).

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps. Another counter-balanced trend gaining momentum will be the use of eBook style delivery formats that make it easier to produce and manage long-form content that is far more feature rich than static PDF files.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

Before you spend a lot of time reworking your current content it’s important to know that the Android devices and most non-Apple tablets already play your current Flash content. Then you’ll need to convert it to a format that plays on the iPad.

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Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming. As Apple says, the iPad is slightly smaller than a magazine. In terms of input, the iPad has a virtual keyboard and Apple offers an auxiliary physical keyboard that connects to and charges the iPad.

mLearning: The Latest Trends and Why You Should Care

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Apple sold its one millionth iPad on Friday, April 30, just 28 days after the device's release. million ebooks have been downloaded from the new iBookstore. Learners will have had time to apply the new material they learned during the course and mLearning is a perfect format to bring the group back together for a quick check-in and follow-up session to drive the main points home. by Rosie Hausler Mobile Learning (mLearning) has been around for quite a while now.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #1

Upside Learning

This doesn’t involve a Silverlight player/plugin at all, but what looks to be a much smarter backend solution with IIS Media Services.They are translating the content to support the MPEG2 v8 [decoder] format that the IPhone supports; they are moving it to Apple’s adaptive streaming format. It supports following file Import formats Nendo (NDO), 3D Studio (3DS), Wavefront (OBJ) ,FBX (on Windows and Mac OS X), Adobe Illustrator 8 (AI), Lightwave/Modo.

iLust? Changing the game

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, in case you’ve been living under a rock, Apple released their take on the tablet computer, the iPad. Apple is coming out with iPad versions of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote (spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software, respectively). eBook readers are changing that market, but only the mechanics, not the inherent nature of the experience. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and now Apple, are creating a new market for the old product.


M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

So, without further adieu: Screen, Color, uh I don’t know file format? Do you think Amazon is going to let Apple have a color tablet with e-reader capabilities and Amazon will stay in non-color field? File Formats. In a nutshell it was created to thwart piracy of the vendor’s file format i.e. to pirate e-books. This is already and soon will become even more so the most dominant e-book format. Other File Formats – Relevant to Us.