Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool.

Adobe Captivate Prime: Adobe's Best LMS Effort to Date

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This workflow has been around for over 10 years from Adobe (well, technically Presedia, then Macromedia, and then Adobe Systems). by Sean Mullen.

RoboHelp 9 Question: Will It Upgrade My Legacy X5 Project?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Question: I've been using Macromedia RoboHelp HTML X5. I am considering upgrading to Adobe RoboHelp 9. Before I do so, do you know if RoboHelp 9 will open my project? I know that X5 is very old at this point but if RoboHelp 9 rejects my X5 project, I'm stuck using X5. Answer: Yes, your X5 project, while old, will upgrade. I have tested this on RoboHelp X5, RoboHelp 6, RoboHelp 7 and RoboHelp 8 projects.

eLearning Event Calendar

Tony Karrer

Tom King, formerly with Macromedia, has created a Google Calendar for Elearning Events which he says he will keep up to date by emailing him at: events@mobilemind.net. You can see the calendar for October Elearning Events. And Tom was nice enough to post my event in September

eLearning Weekly » Using Adobe Captivate for eLearning: A Love/Hate Relationship

eLearning Weekly

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?


Our relationship goes back a long way too as I can recall the days of using Captivate when it was owned by Macromedia. Articulate wasn’t the juggernaut that it is today, and aside from learning how to program Flash, Macromedia Captivate was your next best option.

Have RJ Jacquez Speak at your Event

mLearning Revolution

Before that, Jacquez worked for Adobe Systems and Macromedia as a Senior Evangelist. We have entered a new era of mobile computing.

5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles


Macromedia Captivate (later acquired by Adobe) was one of the first major players into the game. If you have been around the elearning world for more than just a few hours you are likely to hear about rapid elearning development software.

Happy birthday Flash

Clive on Learning

Anyway, Macromedia acquired this product, renamed it Flash 1.0 Today I sat down to write a short column for a magazine on the use of Flash as a delivery medium for e-learning. While searching for some history, I came across this Flash History by Rick Waldron. It seems Flash has its origins in a product called SuperSplash Animator, based largely on the work of graphics enthusiast and programmer, Jonathan Gay. and launched it in November 1996.

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Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Adobe Captivate Macromedia Dreamweaver fr. Articulate Presenter Lectora Macromedia Flash Profess ion. Altova XMLSpy CustomDoc Macromedia Authorware fro.

Launching from the Flash Platform

The E-Learning Curve

Adobe Flash has evolved considerably since Macromedia Flash was used to create animations and develop and run interactive Web-based content. According to the current developers, the Adobe Flash. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

Michael Allen describes the future of authoring systems

Jay Cross

In case you didn’t know, Michael was chief architect of Authorware, the precursor to Macromedia and granddaddy of digital authoring systems.). A t DevLearn 09 , Michael Allen gave us a peek at a new authoring system under development at Allen Interactions. (In

My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

We had moved away from proprietary and were now using Macromedia Director. 20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. I worked as the Assistant Aquatics Director at a JCC, teaching and coaching swimming.

A good week for Moodle

Moodle Journal

Macromedia Flash arrived for the VLE Content Development team, and the Support Workshop requested a support course in Moodle so they can carryout demonstrations for users!! It’s been a good week for the Moodle rollout, printed off and personally delivered this month’s newsletters to staff mailboxes; about 300.

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Make older programs run in Windows Vista or Windows 7

Take an e-Learning Break

After struggling for a couple of days trying to get an old copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver Extension Manager to install an old version of CourseBuilder on a Windows 7 machine, I came across this article in the Microsoft help system. Most programs written for Windows Vista also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all.

How to Make E-Learning So People Really Learn: Q&A With Ethan Edwards

ATD Learning Technologies

Ethan has been designing online instruction for almost 25 years, beginning with work at the PLATO laboratory at the University of Illinois, continuing through positions at Authorware, Macromedia, Microsoft, and as a consultant with a host of top companies in the United States and abroad.

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

I have been and continue to be a big fan of Flash from my days when I worked at Macromedia and more recently at Adobe and was pretty ticked off when Apple posted Steve Job’s Thoughts on Flash. There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Not too long after that, Macromedia acquired eHelp and released the software under the name Captivate which was later acquired by Adobe Systems. Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam.

¿Por qué el hecho de que el iPad y el iPhone no soportan Adobe Flash es un gran incentivo para el mLearning?

mLearning Revolution

Siempre he sido y soy un gran admirador de Flash desde que trabajaba en Macromedia y más recientemente en Adobe y me sentí algo disgustado cuando Apple publicó las impresiones de Steve Jobs acerca de Flash.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

As someone who worked on RoboDemo when it was an eHelp Corporation product and later at Macromedia and Adobe, on the Captivate team, I couldn’t be happier to see Adobe taking this great product in the right direction. What a difference three short years make in technology.

Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning

Tony Karrer

Does anyone from Saba, SumTotal, Adobe/Macromedia/eHelp, Lectora, etc. I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? suggests to me that we still are not getting the fact that we are likely facing exactly the kind of situation that is known as the Innovator's Dilemma - in other words, incremental improvements won't get us to what is needed. A leap is needed.

Macrodobe or AdobeMedia?

The Learning Circuits

With the acquistion of MacroMedia it looks like Adobe will be leaping into the collaboration space even more quickly. The statement from the Adobe press release this morning says "The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better. It also looks like Adobe has acquired MacroMedia to enable them to expand more rapidly into the market for audio and video applications for handhelds and other gadgets.


The Learning Circuits

Is the fact that Macromedia owns Flash a hang-up In the old days, web purists ranted against Flash. It was proprietary. It wasn't web-like. How do people feel now? I'm thinking more of posting on the open web than in a controlled in-house environment. I'd like to replace Abode pdf white papers with a new design I'm calling a "brief." Briefs are created in FlashPaper. Take a look.

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The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. Eventually the land saw Macromedia Breeze and Dreamweaver enter the lands, with these items called templates. Gazing upon the Tower of London it occurred to me that upon this tower where many folks lost their lives, another one recently had fallen. Chopped by the ax as they would say. Brought down by the tool or tools, another retorted back.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.).

Techsmith Camtasia Studio 8

Steve Howard

It has been a few years since Adobe/Macromedia’s software releases have generated such a buzz in the Community. Techsmith quietly released Camtasia Studio 8 last week. Camtasia Studio 8 gains a more complex interface as great new features are added.

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning. Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. Thus far, 203 people in the e-learning field have submitted their list. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses.

The New Adobe Captivate 7 Marches Backwards into the Future [Review]

mLearning Revolution

A year ago I wrote a post entitled An Honest Assessment of Adobe Captivate 6 [First Impressions] , which garnered 81 ReTweets and 62 comments, and to this day is the most read post here on my blog.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/23/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

Best take(s) on Adobe-Macromedia deal. Now that everyone has thrown in their two-cents, I thought I'd pull together some viewpoints on the Adobe-Macromedia acquisition. Tapping into the brains behind human behaviour. Scientists' understanding of the brain will one day be so profound that the brains of serial killers and paedophiles could be "rewired" to stop them offending, according to a leading scientist.

My daughter, poster child for 21st Century learning

Allison Rossett

He has been a speaker at Macromedia/Adobe User Conventions, NASA and the East Coast Games Conference; and was the 2011 recipient of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Immersive Learning Award. Tweet.

7 razones por las que Articulate Storyline cambiará radicalmente el aprendizaje electrónico y móvil

mLearning Revolution

En primer lugar, permítanme felicitar a quienes trabajaron en el desarrollo y lanzamiento de Articulate Storyline. Embarcarse en el proyecto tan ambicioso de desarrollar una aplicación como Storyline, desde cero, no es una tarea sencilla.

Here’s how Adobe Captivate 6 could have been a Game-Changer for mLearning

mLearning Revolution

In my years working for Adobe and Macromedia, one thing I learned was the importance of leveraging technologies from various products across the rest of the company.

Virtual Corporate University : Thomson Netg

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

My early 3D simulations were done in Superscape, then Visual BASIC, then Macromedia DirectorMX. If you are still wondering what Secondlife is all about and how it is being used in corporate universities, then you must check out this video from Thomson Netg. The New Media Center held an inworld tour of the ThomsonNetg campus this morning. I now remember why I've been a big advocate of interactive 3D learning for 10+ years.

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eLearningGuild Session - 3D Simulations, DirectorMX

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

My session was Interactive 3D Simulation Training Using Macromedia Director MX (session 401) If you attended today, or view the video, I would love to get your feedback. I just finished my first web session for the eLearningGuild. Breeze is very cool. Seriously.even if its negative. If you want to see the video again click the link below: The Simulation video (google video) Also, If you want to see more, I am leading several sessions at DevLearn2006.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Because it is Adobe – the same folks who came up with Photoshop a long time ago, who brought us Premiere – a long time ago and who bought Macromedia – again, a long time ago.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Macromedia Authorware and similar products. Macromedia Director. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. Eventually, Macromedia Dreamweaver came into the picture. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing.

Learning Flash

Tony Karrer

Remember End of an Era – Authorware – another Macromedia/Adobe product. My posts around the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash and my post from a CTO perspective that I Cannot Bet on Flash for new development stirred up quite a bit of response. A lot of it said quite correctly that HTML5 is not there yet. And that Flash provides things that you can’t do in HTML/JavaScript. However, there are some pretty amazing things you can do without Flash.