Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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.

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We're All New at This

ATD Learning Technologies

At the time, King was one of the leading people at Macromedia (soon to be Adobe) working on making integration with SCORM happen in products like Flash and Captivate. It was February 2005. I was sequestered in a conference room during Plugfest 9 with Philip Dodds, chief architect of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM™) and a few people on the ADL technical team. With us was Tom King, who helped create Authorware.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

LearnDash

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. If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Specifically, they released their learning management system and Adobe Captivate 9.

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Informal Learning Blog » Google Desktop as learning platform

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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

Adobe Captivate 5: The Mother of All Upgrades!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Gone are the dreaded windowshade buttons that were made popular by the late, great Macromedia. Those of you who don't know the history might be surprised to learn that Captivate was once owned by Macromedia before Macromedia got swallowed up by Adobe.)

5 Must Read ELearning Software Articles

LearnDash

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. A simple search on that topic will yield results from major players Adobe Captivate, Articulate (Storyline and Studio), iSpring, among others. You may be wondering, “why are there so many programs out there for rapid elearning development?”

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This workflow has been around for over 10 years from Adobe (well, technically Presedia, then Macromedia, and then Adobe Systems). by Sean Mullen. This will be the first in a series of newsletter articles which cover the Learning Management System (LMS) offering from Adobe Systems--Adobe Captivate Prime. In the title I mentioned "best LMS effort to date" because it's good to know where Adobe has been on the topic of LMSs. 

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

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.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

Colleges were just starting to offer Photoshop courses and were just including HTML and Macromedia in their curriculum. I remember the days when Web Courseworks’ customers did not have online course instructional developers or designers and LMS administrators on staff.

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.

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.

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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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.

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. I had never heard of elearning and did not own a computer. I had never sent an email; I had never made a call on a mobile phone.

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.

Flash

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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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. In this Q&A podcast , I speak with Ethan Edwards, who facilitates ATD’s E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate and Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Also there are strong reasons for HTML 5 not being able to replace Flash as pointed out by a former Macromedia person Jeremy Allaire in this article. Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices.

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eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here. Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player.

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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.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

Since the advent of e-learning, Macromedia products were popular, and enormous quantities of content were generated using platforms like Director and Flash. The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle. The longer your company has been in business, the more you’ve been creating training material, which has resulted in large libraries of content in various forms.

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. I am a big Camtasia fan, so I’ve just downloaded Studio 8 and taken a quick look and I see several things that are exciting:-. Grouping objects on the timeline.

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.

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.

¿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. No hubo otra industria en el mundo que resultara más afectada por la decisión de Apple de no adoptar Adobe Flash en sus dispositivos iOS como la industria del eLearning.

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.

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.).

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.

Webinar: Captivate + Connect Pro

Adobe Captivate

He was one of the original consultants Macromedia tapped during the Robodemo days. We have a new Captivate webinar coming up on Wednesday, October 21st, and we have a new speaker in Rick Zanotti. Rick has been creating eLearning content for decades and is an old hand at Captivate. Also, Rick is a hardcore practitioner and runs his own eLearning development firm out of Camarillo, California.

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

mLearning Revolution

Here’s how I concluded my review of Adobe Captivate 6 back then: Sadly I’m very disappointed with what I’ve seen out of the new Captivate version, and I say sadly because for years this product was my baby, from my early days working at eHelp, later Macromedia and more recently Adobe as a Senior Product Evangelist for Captivate and the eLearning Suite.

Gestando la Revolución del Aprendizaje Móvil [en Español]

mLearning Revolution

” 3) Finalmente, estoy lanzando un nuevo Blog titulado [link] que me servirá para compartir mi experiencia en Adobe como Evangelista Técnico, conforme escribo un libro basado en mis años como Evangelista en Adobe y también en Macromedia. Bienvenidos a una nueva sección de mi Blog donde encontrarán información en Español.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

Articulate Presenter was around well before eHelp (one of the leading companies) was purchased by Macromedia that was purchased by Adobe. I’m not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The first edition of the free e-book was released in 2007, and as you can imagine a lot has changed in our industry. This new addition addresses some of those changes and offers more practical tips and tricks. How Has E-Learning Changed?

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