Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. The sad thing is that the technology is just as willing to disseminate e-learning that’s boring. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. The sad thing is that the technology is just as willing to disseminate e-learning that’s boring. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

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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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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. Immediately you can see from Adobe’s website that Captivate 9 is centered on mobile technology. If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday.

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How to Prepare for the End of the Flash

Magic EdTech

But with technology, the change happens faster than the speed of light. These organizations have been developing Flash content for education since Macromedia offered Flash 1.0 content will be usable if the Flash content is converted to some other technology. . Its next iteration was as FutureSplash where it attracted the attention of larger technology companies, such as Microsoft, Netscape, and Adobe. In 1996, Macromedia bought FutureSplash and renamed it Flash.

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Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

Suw Charman-Anderson is the catalyst behind Ada Lovelace Day , “an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology.”. I think our little corner of the blogosphere – the edusphere – has a fair amount of women who understand that “learning technology” encompasses a much broader definition of both learning and technology. Allison Rossett , Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University.

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. Skillsoft Cornerstone OnDemand RWD Technologies

My daughter, poster child for 21st Century learning

Allison Rossett

And, like those “Where’s Waldo” pictures she and I shared when she was little, she now searches for anything, anytime, anywhere courtesy of the technology of today. These students will find a way; with technology and access we just need to let them. 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.

My daughter, poster child for 21st Century learning

Allison Rossett

And, like those “Where’s Waldo” pictures she and I shared when she was little, she now searches for anything, anytime, anywhere courtesy of the technology of today. These students will find a way; with technology and access we just need to let them. 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.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Tags: Innovation Learning Design Learning Technology eLearning Development Authoring Development Flash Silverlight

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Tags: Innovation Learning Design Learning Technology eLearning Development Authoring Development Flash Silverlight

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. My children are adept at using these technologies. 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.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Tags: Innovation Learning Design Learning Technology eLearning Development Authoring Development Flash Silverlight

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. Macromdia currently owns Breeze, and the Flash Communications Server (FCS) which is the underlying technology for many of the real time audio and video collaboration service offerings. 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.

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. Learning Technology Adobe CaptivateAdobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo.

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

mLearning Revolution

What a difference three short years make in technology. The sooner we embrace this truth and rally around tools and technologies that can enable us to deliver compelling learning experiences across multiple devices anytime and anywhere, the better off we will be as an industry. I really like the idea that Adobe built Prime from the ground up using new technologies such as HTML5 and not Flash.

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. Information Technology. 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.

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

mLearning Revolution

The idea that I can get all of this great technology from Adobe for $29.99 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. Why not implement the amazing Adobe Shadow technology right into Captivate 6? Adobe Shadow in my mind is one of the best pieces of technology to have come out from Adobe in recent memories.

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. I think this makes a lot of sense, especially with the pace with which change happens in Technology these days.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

Those were all read-only technologies, Web 1.0 During this time, a number of sophisticated technologies significantly boost the progress of eLearning. High-speed Internet technologies including broadband and wireless LANs for faster connections. Bluetooth for short-range connectivity to devices such as phones and printers improved browser technologies for better user experience. In 2005, Adobe bought Macromedia and transformed it into Adobe Flash.

Learning Flash

Tony Karrer

Remember End of an Era – Authorware – another Macromedia/Adobe product. eLearning Technology. 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.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. When we started exploring technology support for learning beyond filmstrips and audiotapes, we looked to the power of “branching” capabilities, to be able to respond to each learner’s capabilities. For those of you who may not know, Michael W. Allen is a leader in the field of design, developing and delivering online instruction.

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ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: Dave Buell

TechSmith Camtasia

Dave Buell is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience and has a master’s degree in Information Technology. He was an avid Authorware (Macromedia) developer and has continued on over the years to create many different sources of educational materials including Interactive PDF’s, iBooks, and eBooks. I am so passionate about technology and like helping people break down their barriers and getting them to be productive.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

So unless you are working in a tightly controlled internal environment, your SCOs should only be using client-side technologies such as HTML, Flash and Javascript. SCOs are web-based and script-enabled – consisting of HTML, Javascript and any other client-side technology (images, Macromedia Flash, etc). Got SCORM? A Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?” ” By Brian Kleeman. Download PDF (110KB). Introduction.

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The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

It’s hard to image a time when Social Media did not exist, but I was thinking about when Macromedia acquired eHelp Corporation in 2003, then makers of RoboHelp and Captivate, and how almost immediately the company let us all go, and in that single day, I was completely incommunicado with business contacts I had made. First and foremost, Happy New Year!

The Year in Learning: 2019 Edition

The Learning Dispatch

John Markoff at the New York Times has an excellent overview of current technology for transcribing audio. Probably Gregory Barber’s article on using science fiction to teach about ethics and technology. that is, Macromedia Flash.). “What’s past is prologue.”

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Soon Flash became a source of frustration for the world’s largest technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The design, creation and implementation of corporate training solutions, especially ones that are highly reliant on technology, are very complex projects with many aspects to consider. The objective of this white paper is to provide guidance related to the planning of e-learning solutions as well as to present a survey of the many instructional and technological building blocks that should be considered as part of your solution. Enter technology.

DevLearn2006 - Recap

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Interactive 3D Simulation Training Using Macromedia Director This is a fun session to do because I think many people still see interactive 3D as being out of reach, or "too hard". They both touched on a similar theme of rapid change, technology, and user-generated content and conversations.

O Collaboration - Where Art Thou?

The Learning Circuits

To me Real Time Collaboration (RTC) solutions like Macromedia Breeze , Centra , WebEx , Elluminate etc replicate oh so many of the problems we face in the traditional face-to-face model. Macromedia - stop asking for my mailing address when I go to view the archive. 1) tools - the thing I hate most about Real Time Collaboration events is the lack of pre and post follow-up using other collaboration technologies.

Breakthrough eLearning: Time = Money: The Driver for Rapid eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

Authoring software such as Macromedia Breeze, Lectora (by Trivantis), or Articulate Presenter make it easier for non-technical people to produce eLearning. focus waaay to much on technological quick fixes in this field.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The new workforce will want a more flexible workplace and may prefer flexibility to higher salary The use of gaming in training or "Nintendo meets Macromedia" is not that far in the future. According to the "ASTD 2004 State of the Industry Report," technology-delivered learning has increased each year since 1999.