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Apple iBooks Author for Interactive Textbooks and Mobile Learning [VIDEO]

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Today Apple unveiled iBooks 2 for the iPad and iBooks Author for the Mac. What I didn’t know was how easy Apple would make it for anyone to create these interactive books, using video, audio, Keynote presentations and even simple-to-create quizzes, that’s where iBooks Author for Mac comes in. The whole process feels a lot like developing eLearning courses, but with a mobile learning twist to it. Mobile Learning , mLearning , Apple , iBooks. It really is something. It’s fascinating for sure. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

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This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. In Apple iBooks Author, you simply click the Preview button and voila, your Interactive book is sent to your iPad. Apple iBooks , Author , mLearning , eLearning , Techcomm. Too much work. What do you think?

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Best tools for cross platform app development


As part of our work on the MoLE project we have been revisiting the rapidly growing number of frameworks, libraries and platforms that developers can use to create cross-platform mobile apps If you are new to app development, you may know there is a constant debate between app developers, building “native” apps, and mobile web developers, championing “web apps”.

The State of Rapid Development Tools for Mobile Learning: Webinar Recording Now Available

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If you were not able to attend our Webinar yesterday on mLearning and the state of rapid development tools for mobile learning, the recording is now available. Here are some interesting stats we provided: Apple sold 15.4 We also talked out the need for a ”soft reset” in Learning and Development as we transition from eLearning to mLearning. Send to Kindle.

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New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Problems and 7 Solutions

New to Mobile Learning Development: 3 Big Prob- lems and 7 Solutions Mobile Learning is Here to Stay With the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, a mobile computing revolution. Problem #1: How do we develop learning content that works on all of the different. Problem #1: How Do We Develop Learning Content that Works on All of the. Apple iOS, Google Android, etc.)

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad

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The development of Frash is still in progress. This is what the developer has to say about it –. “…Frash currently only runs on the iPad, but support for other devices (3GS+ only due to technical restrictions) is planned, as well as support for iOS 4… …Video and keyboard input are currently not supported. The keyboard input and video playback are yet to be supported.

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Kids Apps: as selected by miss 4

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Great for imagination and developing oral language. the original talking creature app – repeats what you say in fun and interactive ways – very good for developing oral language skills. uLearning Apple apps children iOS Kids mlearn mlearning toddlersAs tested and selected by my Miss 4 1/2 – a 3 1/2 year iOS veteran. Special mention: Clara. link]. link]. link].

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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

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On the 15th of December 2011, the Android Developer Relations team at Google launched the beta version of Android Training — a collection of classes to help developers build better Android apps using best practices in a variety of framework topics. This initiative targeted at developers will help to raise the quality of Android apps developed in the public realm. From Tracy and Matts Blog - Apple iPhone

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Tuesday, January 09, 2007 From Tracy and Matts Blog - Apple iPhone IMHO, I still wont touch it if the service is from Cingular ! I wish Apple made a better partnership or offered a CDMA version. Apple iPhone Specifications Screen size 3.5 Camera 2.0 x 2.4 learing+2.0 New Le.

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

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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. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. 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. Let me explain. Absolutely we can.

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These Stats Bode well for Mobile Learning

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I believe we are getting very close to a ‘mobile-first’ approach to developing content and I can’t wait to see we can come up as a community when it comes to mobile learning design. Having said that, here are three very compelling stats that all bode well for mobile learning: Apple recently announced that they had sold 15.4 Apple sold 15.4 million iPads.

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

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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. Here’s another statistic that bodes well for mobile, Apple sold more iPads in Q4 2011 than any individual PC manufacturer sold PCs. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

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Native Apps vs. Mobile Web: Pros and Cons [infographic]

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One of the questions I hear often with regards to mobile learning (mLearning) is whether companies should consider building mobile apps or developing mLearning that can be consumed by learners via browsers on mobile devices. On the one hand, mobile apps provide more possibilities because developers can make use of features like location services, camera, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.,

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

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Looking to develop interactive training and support videos, flawless screen capturing for tutorials, etc.? This mobile learning solution from Kenexa allows you to rapidly develop content and deploy it on all popular mobile devices and tablets including iPad, iPhone, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows, and Android. This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad. Claro.

Tools 98 Apple and Cingular Team Up on new iPod Phone

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Sunday, January 07, 2007 Apple and Cingular Team Up on new iPod Phone Leaked tonite for tomorrows Wall Street Journal. One of Apples big announcements tomorrow will be the partnership with Cingular to market a iPod phone. While I love Apple, I hate Cingular. New Le. Training.

Apple Mobile Learning Roadshow


I attended the Apple Mobile Learning Roadshow last week, held at Sydney’s Maritime Museum; and I know other M-Learning bloggers will be interested to hear about this event. As a designer myself, I happen to love love Apple products - but I am no “fanboy&#. Over the past couple of years, Apple have done a great deal to redress these initial shortcomings.

mLearning Developing while Mobile

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Most of my mLearning friends are undoubtedly aware, but there is a great tool for developing learning content while mobile. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 Google Docs are available on mobile browsers. I have found in my adventure drafting my first book on mLearning , that inspiration can happen anywhere, at anytime. I caught myself recently in a restaurant waiting for my order with a thought about something to look into. I grabbed my Blackberry Pearl , opened Google Docs, and added my thoughts to a notes document I created.

uLearning Blog - Untitled Article

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Every year at this time, Apple has used the opening of its World Wide Developers Conference to preview what the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system will bring. mlearn accessibility Apple iOS iPad iPhone Siri updateWhat will be in iOS6 for educators? I’ll also touch on something that might be a concern. Accessibility – Guided Access mode. Siri for iPad 3.

M-Learning: Google vs Apple as Web Apps square off against Native Apps

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Google and Apple appear to have different outlooks on mobile application development, and those differences will certainly have an impact on how we consume mobile content. Apple is very strong in the native app market, where it’s App Store is a marketplace for all sorts of applications. But both companies overlap in certain places. Ultimately, it comes down to money.

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

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We can hope that our learners will continue using traditional PCs to access the training we develop, and that they never try to access our content via mobile devices. Among the statistics provided in the report, one in particular stood out to me, namely: By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2017 there will be nearly 1.4

Tech Innovation Now Led by Hot New Bands

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It works best using Google’s Chrome browser, but its connection to mobile is that it demonstrates some of the new possibilities of HTML5, a standard that will be supported by all new mobile devices, including Apple. Developers of both mobile and internet apps need to pay attention to the capabilities of HTML5. Here are two examples, both involving mobile. Enjoy, and be amazed.

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

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I personally happen to think that Adobe’s recent news that they would be stopping further development of Flash on mobile is just the beginning of the end for Flash on Desktop, too. Mobile Apps — If there’s one thing the mobile Apps revolution has shown us is the unbelievable creativity developers have shown with virtually every app that comes out. Fun times. What do you think?

This Week in mLearning Podcast #8 – mLearnCon, Captivate 6, Camtasia 8, MS Surface, iOS 6, Nexus 7

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Apple´s World Wide Developers Conference: MacBook Pro, iOS 6 and more on its approach to a single computing experience. RJ Jacquez wrote more about Apple´s mobile story here: [link]. Google I/O 2012: Google Nexus 7, Google chrome for iOS, Google Drive on the Apple´s App Store, Google+ app. Surface by Microsoft: a new tablet. Find RJ Jacquez´s impressions here: [link].

Adobe 29 Corporate eLearning Development: Corporate eLearning Podcast EPISODE1

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Back from a year-long Sabbatical from Tech: 9 Things I’m excited about

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Techsmith’s new AppShow, Mac and Windows mobile features, including TechSmith Fuse – I see that my friends over at TechSmith have been busy embracing the mobile revolution by adding features that make it easy to develop mLearning. Looking back, perhaps I should have done this right after leaving Adobe. Here’s a short video: [link]. Storyline 2.0 Kudos to Articulate!

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Building your own apps? Try these top tips!


Many thousands of people are developing apps. This is shared with in-house enterprise apps, where quite often the employee gets them for free, allowing the developers to focus on making apps as useful as possible, rather than stressing about pay-per-download. The connection is that Apple have recently released an excellent guide for in house app developers , listing top tips, and advice that - although aimed at iOS developers making in-house apps, are in fact useful to ALL app developers, across ALL platforms. The answer: learn from the gurus.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

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You may have noticed already – mobile platforms (or operating systems) are jostling for larger share of the pie with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android together ruling the market as of now. Chose Delivery/Development Models. Cross platform development tools may try and resolve this issue but not quite. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness. Identify Content. Corporate eLearning Development: Podcasting with iChat and GarageBand

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The New Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) is a Sign of the Mobile Times

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It is also worth pointing out that this launch in some way marks the reinvention of Adobe as a company after the whole Apple vs. Adobe Flash debacle. First, I would like to congratulate my former Adobe colleagues, who worked on the new Creative Suite 6 apps. Not only did Adobe withstand the battle but in the end I would argue that it came out stronger than it went it. Send to Kindle.

Adobe 64 Educational Development for the Gameboy Generation

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Tuesday, February 14, 2006 Educational Development for the Gameboy Generation Educational Development for the Gameboy Generation An interesting opportunity is popping its head out in the future of M-Learning. The original full article was posted at New Le.

Hacking Siri for Learning

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When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software. A developer was able to hack Siri to find and play content through media center software. You can find out more about it here: [link].

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

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However, now that the desktop has been reduced to just one of many screens we have to develop learning for, coupled with the fact that Flash is no longer the ubiquitous technology it once was, perhaps video is about to play a bigger role in how we develop the next generation of learning experiences, that will be consumed by learners across a multitude of mobile devices. link]. link].

The iPad and its impact on m-learning.


And a large proportion of his work was in pursuit of a computing device to support learning – he is indisputably the first person to research and develop digital m-learning, and was involved with much of the design of the OLPC. Mobile Products alan kay apple ipad jef raskin olpc prediction tablet

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

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Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. For most organisations, adopting mobile learning raises the BIG question of “What do we do with our existing content (probably developed in Flash which doesn’t run on the iPad)? Watch this amazing video.

Flash 44 Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Paper-based Learning - DIY Job Aids

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * * mLearning World Live Friday, January 26, 2007 Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: Paper-based Learning - DIY Job Aids Finally, some practical thought. mlearning m-learning mobile-learning mobile+learning podcasting iphone apple web+2.0 learing+2.0 Hi Matt! I love that. New Le. Training.

Mobile Devices: Breaking Through the Walled Garden

The Mobile Learner

There’s Apple and their iOS platform and there are the other devices that use Android. If you don’t use one of the two major platforms, it’s unlikely developers will spend the time and resources to build an app. The podcast makes the point that Adobe Flash, once a standard for viewing animation and video, is becoming obsolete mainly because Apple decided not to support Flash on its mobile devices. Imagine one day Apple decides to block all Google products (i.e. Let me provide a little context. Every tried to access iMessage though Android?

mLearning Demand Is Growing

Upside Learning

This is compounded by the fact that a large number of organizations and institutions are opting for new modes of learning as part of training and development. At Upside Learning, we constantly strive to develop new solutions in tune with the technology and market demand, which helps us deliver the best and the latest to our clients. You can read more about it here. Will at Work Learning: Assessment Mistakes by E-Learning Developers

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► 07/06 - 07/13 (2) mLearning Developing while Mobile Detecting Mobile Browsers- Applying CSS ► 06/29 - 07/06 (5) Script to Detect iPhone and Blackberry OnPoint Digital CellCast- Opinions Our Domains Reminder Learning Solutions Mag- Mainstreaming Mobile Learn. Generally, like most professionals, 90% of assessments seem to stop at the L2 level. New Le. Training. iTunes 7.7

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

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A good starting point is our blog post – 5 Rapid Authoring Tools to Publish Courses For Your iPads – where we talk about some of the authoring tools that can be used to develop HTML5 courses for iPads. Naturally, Apple have their own – the iBook Author, an eBook authoring application. and later. Surprised? So what’s the fuss about HTML5? learning.

10 Things the Motorola Xoom does Better than the iPad

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On the iPad, unless you actually tap the App and visit the App Store, you won’t know if there are updates for your installed Apps, which means that if you don’t frequently visit the App Store, you may miss out on important updates posted by the development community. Motorola Xoom , iPad , Tablet , Honeycomb , iOS , Android , Apple. For the last 3 weeks, I have been Tweeting and Blogging about my experience with the new Motorola Xoom Tablet, which is the very first Tablet sporting Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. No PC required to get started. Widgets. Notifications.