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. My hope is that effective wearables could start to reverse this.

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Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology

Origin Learning

iBeacon is an indoor proximity system designed by Apple Inc. The answer to this lies in examining the effectiveness of those training programs. The number of iPhone users has been growing steadily. From 17.5 million users in 2010, the number has gone up to 63.2

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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.

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Apple Announces Textbook Revolution

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This morning Apple held a press event to announce their entry into the world of textbooks. So, the big story is really about how this effects the billion(s) dollar industry of textbook publishing. Apples iBooks will sell for no more than $14.99. But the exciting thing is that if you are familiar with Apple apps then it won't take much more than that for you to start writing a fully interactive textbook of your own. From the Apple web site.

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Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning

Learning Cafe

The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. Samsung, Motorola) have already released smartwatches, Apple has once again redefined this category by fusing the hardware and software to create a whole new experience. Watch a video where Apple talks about the vision behind and features of Apple watch. We do need to keep in mind that the Apple watch is a companion device for the iphone. Will I be getting an Apple watch?

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Improving Employee Engagement with Effective eLearning Solutions

Origin Learning

Employers need to take a keen interest in creating a healthy and conducive atmosphere for their staff to learn, grow, and work effectively. What are your thoughts on improving employee engagement with effective workplace learning solutions?

How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)

eLearningMind

In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform.

IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use

Aptara

IBM/Apple deal set to reshape office device use. This is because the tablet and smartphone form factors, despite their role as preeminent consumer products, have become key parts of corporate DNA through sheer convenience and effectiveness. IBM and Apple unite.

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Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity

eLearningMind

In fact, when you think about revolutionary companies, Google and Apple have become the gold standard, with Microsoft bringing up the rear with an old-school image and sometimes lackluster software offerings. Learning is effective when a learner is able to not only understand how knowing and using the information will benefit their life, but also when they are able to choose what they want to learn about.

Six Years of Innovative and Effective eLearning

Upside Learning

We started this company with a passion for delivering innovative and effective learning solutions and I think we have achieved that to some extent. Related posts: Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions?

From Uber to Apple: Mindflash Delivers 7 Million Training Courses to Help Companies Scale

Mindflash

Silicon Valley learning management system, Mindflash (www.mindflash.com),is hitting significant business milestones – on account of growing demand from unicorns to large enterprises to help train their employees, customers and partners in a scalable, effective and measurable way.

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Food, Apple, and learning

The Learning Circuits

Apple follows a similar design ethic, noticeable in the iPod, of taking away complexity until only the essence of the product remains. Full Spectrum Warrior is effective and engaging, but companies aren't racing out to buy X-boxes and build immersive 3D simulations of their own. What do a fantastic meal and the iPod have to teach us about learning? I believe they both have valuable lessons to teach us about scoping our work.

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The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant. The Cornerstone Effect on Traditional. Again, the effect comes into play, loud and clear. Thus the effect is in play.

From Uber to Apple: Mindflash Delivers 7 Million Training Courses to Help Companies Scale

Mindflash

Silicon Valley learning management system, Mindflash (www.mindflash.com),is hitting significant business milestones – on account of growing demand from unicorns to large enterprises to help train their employees, customers and partners in a scalable, effective and measurable way. Today, Mindflash works with companies from Fortune 100s to non-profits — including the likes of Apple, Hilton, Intuit and Uber — to deliver training courses across 177countries.

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Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, Pandora…. The side effects of hierarchy and top down management – obsolete principles, hunger for power and unnatural competitiveness – desensitized the organizations.

The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support

Learnnovators

business problems are more complex and hence demand quicker, effortless, and effective performance support solutions than ever before. Wearable technologies (such as Google Glass and Apple Watch).

This Week on #TalkTech: The Quantitative-Qualitative Divide, Making Training More Effective, and Skeuomorphic Design

Bottom-Line Performance

Apple's iOS7 breaks away from skeuomorphic design. Everyone is buzzing about the new Apple iOS 7 reveal, and one of the biggest changes is that they’re starting to ditch skeuomorphic design. Why Apple ditched its skeuomorphic design for iOS7.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

They help us make learning more engaging and effective and ultimately help learners succeed. They are one of the best mediums for effective learning simply because they offer better engagement. Video production has become easy and cost effective.

The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]

mLearning Revolution

This became known as the rear-view mirror effect. And I saw this effect again yesterday as I watched Microsoft unveiled their upcoming Tablet called Surface. Having said that, I’m not sure I agree with their approach as compared to Apple with their iPad.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

Learnnovators

What are some of the interesting stories of organizations who have already explored or even implemented this successfully for enabling more contextualized and effective ‘learning’? Apple’s recently introduced iPhones come embedded with iBeacons.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

To change your wallpaper back to an Apple default: tap Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper and you’ll see options for Dynamic or Stills. Recording in a clothes closet is also effective. Tips & How To's Apple iPad iPhone Mac Mobile mobile video Screencasting

The Automation Revolution – Chatbots and AI

KnowledgeCity

It is already working full-time in many areas, such as drones and online recommendation services, as well as virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. The automation revolution is here, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

All hail the electronic calf

E-Learning Provocateur

Insofar as these themes relate to e-learning, the obvious parallel for me is the undue influence of Apple. Don’t believe the hype - The ultra effective marketing campaign by the Apple folks would have you believe that the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world.

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Effectus LMS For effective Employee Training Management and Tracking

CommLab India

Let’s see how Effectus helps in managing your training effectively. Effectus LMS has excellent tracking capabilities, you can effectively track online and classroom training activities.

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Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Music, sound effects, and loops. Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion source files included! Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers!

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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

To change your wallpaper back to an Apple default: tap Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper and you’ll see options for Dynamic or Stills. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

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4 Tips to Effectively Convert Adobe Flash E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

Long ago Steve Jobs stopped the usage of Flash in Apple devices. But, as the users of Apple devices around the globe were comparatively low, this decision did not impact everyone. Let’s admit it! Adobe Flash is dying.

An Overview of HTML5

Integrated Learnings

Apple's recent refusal to support Flash is the latest of many headaches web developers have had to endure as the web has matured but standards have been slow to respond. Apple is stopping support for Flash on the premise that HTML5 can solve all the development challenges that previously could only be solved through Flash. This will allow developers to render graphs on-the-fly within a web page, create photo effects, and do animations. Effect on WBT development.

Creating Effective Global Learning for Today’s Workers

Designing Digitally

Delivering an effective message entails staying true to that message consistently in every external and internal communication with the employees.

Changing the world

Learning with e's

That's exactly what I did this week in a glittering lounge in the Carlton Ritz Hotel, when I sat down with Steve Wozniak , co-founder (with Steve Jobs) of Apple. Apple, and its co-founder Wozniak have shaped our desires and crystallised our dreams with innovation after innovation.

Creating Effective Global Learning for Today’s Workers

Designing Digitally

Delivering an effective message entails staying true to that message consistently in every external and internal communication with the employees. Whether it is podcast, screenshot, in person training session, or info graphics, make sure the medium you employ conveys your message effectively.

Free eBook giveaways: Examples and effects

Aptara

Free eBook giveaways: Examples and effects. The source quoted Smashwords data finding that free books in the Apple iBookstore attract 39 times the hits of paid books.

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Disruptive activism

Learning with e's

Think of the Apple iPad and other similar touch screen devices introduced in the last year and consider how they have begun to impact upon the world of learning. Think farther back to see the far reaching effects of the Social Web on learning.

Elearning Development Companies: How to Judge the Effectiveness of a Game

Designing Digitally

A few bad apples really can spoil the whole bunch when it comes to poorly executed elearning games. Title: What are the hallmarks of an effective game? The ones that will stand the test of time as truly effective learning tools will adhere to these standards.

The Corporate University Shift: Why Great Companies Invest in Custom Learning

eLearningMind

By emulating some of the best of the best, any organization can ditch the boring learning for something more meaningful and ultimately, more effective. Apple University: Establishing the “Apple Way” through better culture. Apple sets itself apart by doing things differently, and it expects the same from its army of employees. Apple doesn’t only teach employees how to do things differently, but how to think differently as a fundamental part of their job.

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

Citing the example of Apple’s failure with Newton tablet 20 years ago, but the terrific success of iPad and Samsung Galaxy tabs enjoy today, he makes the point that Time and Technology have a great impact on the success of an idea.

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Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software.

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