Gramophone to IPod: What Has the Journey Got to do with E-learning Development

CommLab India

The world of audio players has come a long way in the last 70 years, from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPods. As an e-learning professional, I believe the evolution of audio players has a lot in common with the evolution of online learning. Change is the only constant.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: One Smart Player

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Although your learners will not need Camtasia installed on their computer to use a SWF, they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player ( According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on most of the world's computers.  Learners using an Apple mobile device, such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone (that's millions of potential learners), cannot use SWF content.  window, select  MP4-Flash/HTML5 player.

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Happy 12th Birthday iPod! [The Beginning of the Mobile Revolution]

mLearning Revolution

Apple iPod vs. Diamond Rio MP3 Player. Twelve years ago yesterday, Steve Jobs and Apple introduced the first iPod using the amazing tagline: 1,000 songs in your pocket. Happy 12th Birthday iPod! What do you remember thinking about the first iPod?

Gramophone To IPOD: 4 Different Eras Of E-Learning Development [Infographic]

CommLab India

Doesn’t it astonish about the evolution of e-learning from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPod’s? The history of audio players as well as e-learning development can be divided into 4 stages.

CellCast mSCORM Player Announced

mLearning Trends

We're pleased to announce the availability of the CellCast mSCORM Player , the latest extension to our CellCast Solution platform for enterprise mobile learning delivery.

Adobe Captivate 6: HTML5 At Last!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Your learners will not need Captivate installed on their computer to use a SWF, but they will need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player ( According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the vast majority of the word's computers.

Brain-based Learning, Backchannel, Pics. ipods, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

Have an iPod. - They began using the iPods to create their own "content," making audio recordings of themselves and presenting them. Players of "prosocial" games got into fewer fights in school and were more helpful to other students. Leadership Styles. Authoritarian.

Influence, Innovation, Inspiration

Origin Learning

The non-conformist and the creator of products like the iPad and iPod that are an integral part of our lives. KalamRudraveena player. …and the power of great minds! Two luminaries have permanently etched their name in the knowledge era.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

documentary maker and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch developer kit. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Tools these days come in three flavors.

TV In The Future Of Learning

Upside Learning

Google and Apple are already formidable presences in this market, and you never know what technology is lying around the corner seeking to disrupt established players. In the last couple of posts, I have been exploring themes that are related to the future of technology-mediated learning.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Supported mobile platforms are all the Java supported phones, Windows Mobile, PocketPC, Palm and virtually all those that have XHTML web browser – including iPhone and iPod Touch. Published content can be accessed through Pushcast Player installed on user’s BlackBerry smartphone.

Apple iPad: Who Is It Really For?

Upside Learning

MP3 Players? While the iPad may have an impact over the music industry, it don’t think it would affect the mp3 players market at all. A Google search on ‘Apple iPad’ throws up an excess of 30 million results!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

eLearning Podcasts (and a few others)

The eLearning Coach

Some people dance with their iPods. I’ve been happy with my inexpensive Dynex cassette adapter , which seems to work with all types of MP3 players (okay, so my car is so old it has a tape player). I learn with mine.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

4 Kookabura Studios – Professional Presenter X – another fav of mine back in 2010 and still a strong player in 2011. New features include a documentary maker and iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad developer kit (awesome!). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product.

Do it yourself education

Learning with e's

With its lurid red cover and aggressive image of a fist gripping a pencil (I would have suggested an iPod Touch or iPhone instead) while wearing a wrist band that proclaims DIY U, the books holds a lot of promise.

Our eLearners are suffering from information glut. What does this mean for our eLearning designs?

Coffee and Design

The iPod happened. When it comes to players, to programs, to services, think of them as ships bringing you to the music you need, have always needed, will continue to need. I have been thinking a lot lately about the concepts of information glut, data smog, information overload, etc.

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Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

iPods and Podcasts: The Touch, the Nano, the Shuffle, the Classic, you name it, versions of the iPod popped up and grabbed our attention in the noughties. Tags: Nintendo DS MySpace YouTube iPod Touch PLE Nintendo Wii Twitter Ringtones podcast Google FaceBook Bebo

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

Apple has never allowed Flash on iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads), but these devices are way too popular for us to ignore their users. And just recently, Adobe announced that it is stopping development on the version of Flash Player that is used on all other mobile devices, as well. No doubt you’ve heard at least a whisper about HTML5 over the last year. It’s a Flash-killer. It’s the only way to get multimedia on mobile devices.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Games in a variety of shapes and sizes: Console Games (for the Xbox or Wii) MMORPG (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game): World of War Craft, Club Penguins. Player controls that celebritys job. Player is managing a celebrity). How much fun is player having?

Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips

Upside Learning

However, it’s important to mention that some mobile devices like the iPod can be used offline; they can be connected to a computer and files copied onto them, avoiding download and bandwidth costs.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

It is also possible to generate three activities that can be used with iPods, PSP players and other portable devices. Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. A client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun.

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

First it was the iPhone, then the iPod touch and finally we have the iPad. The iPad combines a newspaper, music player, video player, data storage and web browser.


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Want RealPlayer without ads? Thank You BBC!

Mark Oehlert

According to this article in the Washington Post, the BBC required Real to produce a version of its player without ads. While the article doesnt give a direct link, I think this is the one here - of course I cant install Real Player at work so Ill have to wait until I get home or rely on someone out there for confirmation that this version of the player is sans ads but Im hopeful. Apple/iPhone/iPod Application Becomes the Platform Arrghh!!!

Publishing Adobe Captivate Projects: SWF, HTML5, or Both?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Your learners do not need Captivate installed on their computer to use an SWF, but they do need a modern web browser and the free Adobe Flash Player. According to Adobe, the Flash Player is installed on the majority of the world's computers.

MP3s for Everyone

Kapp Notes

I have been having a “technology in schools discussion” with one of my readers who mentioned that it is too expensive to place electronic gadgets like MP3 players or iPods in schools and since every student can't have one, we shouldn't use these gadgets.

m-Learning Devices

eLearning Cyclops

As far as the other devices like phones and PDAs, you must apply “m-learning” design due to such things as the small screen, limited processing speed, lack of Flash players (in some cases), etc. Here is the list from the Don't Waste Your Time.poll : Phone / iPod Touch MP3 Player Mobile Phone Smart Phone Laptop Netbook eBook Reader (Sony, Kindle, etc) PDA Games Console (PSP, Nintendo DS, etc) Thanks Don't Waste Your Time.

Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure.

Hire that Kid!

Kapp Notes

Kids are using iPods and MP3 players to cheat on tests. confiscated a student's iPod during a class and found the answers to a test, crib notes and a definition list hidden among the teen's music selections.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

The recent release of our CellCast Widget for Android Tablets has been well received by customers especially with the inclusion of a new Flash Player template we produced that transforms Articulate Presenter content into something that sizes and plays well on Android mobiles. A.K.A.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

iPod, mobile phones, YouTube, message boards, e-mail. Courses that can be seen on your HDTV via a connection from your computer, which is capable via Blu-Ray, some game players, internet TV, TV tuners (and considered by many as truly the next evolution of television, uh not the course part that is) – YES. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began.


Twitter # 21 - Worthless Wrist Watch

Vignettes Learning

Time is not in all other gadgets: iPods, Cell phones, Car dashboard -- eventually either wrist watches do more work, or it will be obsolete. Hmm how about wrist "pod" that is my GPS, music player, PDA, cell phone. How do you know if you are really behind the curve in technology? You wear a wrist watch. Why use a wrist watch? What does it do? What?!!! It only does one think - tell time?" -- this is what a young person would say!

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning

It is a jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices. iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad compatible website or web apps. Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

So how are people really using the iPad?

Clive on Learning

Owning an iPad had a much lower impact on people’s intentions to go on and buy a netbook (32%) or MP3 player (29%). When you consider the ubiquity of the iPod and the number of iPhone and MacBook users out there, this is providing Apple with a host of new potential customers for their other products.

iPhone, uCompute

Learning with e's

New and proud owners of the device - which is a hybrid phone containing a touch-sensitive screen, and an a built-in iPod media player and wireless media browser - will be able to access over 7,000 wireless hotspots around the UK. So O 2 has won the franchise to sell iPhones in the UK.

CellCast Widget for iPad Released!

mLearning Trends

It's officially iPad Launch Day and we're pleased to announce our CellCast Widget for iPad was included in the inaugural 1,000 applications shipped in support of Apple's revolutionary new tablet computing device.

The one-sided battle

Clive on Learning

Both have achieved this (one with operating systems and office applications, one with MP3 players and perhaps eventually with smart phones). To show just how one-sided these wars have become, most PC users are perfectly happy to buy iPods and the English are happy to holiday in Wales, whereas you won't often see a Mac user buying a phone running Windows Mobile or a Scotsman cheering on England playing Germany at football.