Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

beta to developers and content providers at the same event. What does it mean for elearning (or should I say mlearning) industry? Flash is the favorite delivery platform (development tool) for eLearning courses due to its huge install-base and ability to produce engaging content. So if you do some mlearning development the solution would most probably limit its access to the targeted device only.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. Lectora and Lectora Online provide templates specifically designed for iPhone and iPad.

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mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

Mobile shouldn’t be viewed as simply another way to consume traditional eLearning…it should be a true solution to a specific problem that cannot be solved by a desktop solution. iPhone and Android provide similar user experi-. Whether users would report they prefer using an iPhone over an Android is a separate discussion. • As soon as pilot concluded, they decided to allow a range of personal devices that included both iPhones and Android phones.

13 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 25

Upside Learning

If this remains true for eLearning, why shouldn’t you have a strategy for mLearning too? How do you then create quick and simple content for the iPhone? Quick and Simple mLearning Content for the iPhone. Getting started developing eLearning content is relatively easy; however mLearning is a different ball game altogether. HTML5 offers amazing opportunities to us for designing and developing formal and informal learning solutions.

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eLearning Software for Blended Learning

B Online Learning

This blog is the continuation for this series on the how’s and why’s of developing and delivering a good blended learning experience for the learner. This one looks at the second platform for the delivery of your blended course, the eLearning development software. In a nutshell the eLearning development software you use needs two things – it needs to be flexible and it needs to be functionally robust. Android/IPhone.

Diving into mLearning: How to get started

Bottom-Line Performance

By the time pilot ended, IT departments were opening things up to include iPhones and Androids with the assumption/realization that people would use personal devices for work tasks. Will you save money over traditional eLearning delivery? They used the feedback from these sales reps to decide which prototypes to continue developing. However, the mobile courses they are developing still comprise a small subset of all courses that would be available to employees.

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. If I have to carry my iPhone and a laptop anyway; why would I carry another device?

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This Week on #TalkTech: Mobile Friendly Sites, Game Based Learning Checklist and Design Tips from LucasArts

Bottom-Line Performance

Our blog is clear and readable on iPhone, but how might a mobile only version or responsive design make it better? We are used to following an ADDIE model (or similar alternative) to develop eLearning, but what about games? It turns out game developers in the entertainment space have been using all sorts of tools and frameworks to streamline their design process. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

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15 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –10

Upside Learning

This week we deliver you a dose of the latest in mobile learning, Web design & development, eLearning and Social Media. Lists some of the best apps, available on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad (some of which may have Android and Blackberry equivalents), which will help you plan on the go , sketch out your presentations and rehearse almost anywhere. Bridging The eLearning Skills Gap. eLearning Outlook For 2011.

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iPad for eLearning

eFront

I have read several articles about iPad for eLearning and I believe that we are missing the point. iPad was not created for supporting eLearning and (or) mLearning instead it was created as a media device that supports books, magazines, newspapers, games, music, video and web access. So the question is, why all the professionals involved in the e-Learning industry care about the use of iPad for eLearning?

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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) ”. Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Is it ready for eLearning Development? More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development? in Flash Based eLearning Development?

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. However we need more from our Industry and it’s my hope that 2013 will be the year we fully immerse ourselves into what I call the ‘ Post-eLearning era ‘ and seize the potential of mLearning. iPhone) and Android (e.g. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Personalization: The Secret Ingredient of eLearning Success

ProProfs

Ask any eLearning expert about the ingredients of achieving success with online learning and their answer is likely to include – ‘choice of platform, ‘features offered’, ‘learner’s ability’, ‘trainer’s knowledge’ and may be even ‘luck’. . This holds true for eLearning as well where personal learning environments (which enables learners to manage and control their own learning experience) are sought by many. What is Personalized eLearning?

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers, Maestro eLearning. How did you get your start with eLearning design? Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. As you know, good quality eLearning modules are expensive.

Learning on the go: how to develop engaging mobile-friendly courses

TalentLMS

And when it comes to eLearning , things are even tougher. The answer is yes — and in this post, we will share a few tips on how to create the best mobile-friendly eLearning experiences for your learners. Just the first 2 would get you pretty far, audience reach-wise, but factor in the different devices (the myriad Android phones, various iPhones, the iPad, etc.) Incorporating Blogs, Journals, Wikis & Discussions to your eLearning.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

For those of you that are unaware of TweetDeck, it is essentially a social media aggregator (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buzz, Foursquare and MySpace) that can be used on almost any device (PC, iPhone, Android, iPad, Google Chrome, and more).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I create eLearning. I have even had the light bulb go on once I let them know that I developed eLearning. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training. I find the role of IT trainer works best for me, as my actual role title Systems Learning and Development Designer is a bit of a problem, particularly on forms! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!