Branching Simulations Best Practices- Your Thoughts

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Creating branching simulations in eLearning is often an exercises in patience and organizational skills. There are several development tools out there that say they specialize in branching simulations. What is more important in creating branching simulations in eLearning?

More thoughts on Branching Simulations

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In a previous post, I challenged my readers on what they felt was more important with branching simulations, the tool or the process. I recently re-discovered a post by the eLearning-Guru that challenges the effectiveness of branching simulations in general. In this interview branching simulations come up in the topic: Clark Aldrich : Any time you don't have the right simulation genre that is a failure.

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mLearning-World.com: The Learning Circuits Blog: What simulations are good at capturing that books are not

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Follow up to read the paper on simulation constructs. The Learning Circuits Blog: What simulations are g.

mLearning-World.com: E-Learning Queen: The Thinking Persons Sims for Business and Education

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skip to main | skip to sidebar * Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi * mLearning World Live Wednesday, December 06, 2006 E-Learning Queen: The Thinking Persons Sims for Business and Education Reference on simulation tools & strategy for later reading.

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

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Re-Thinking Traditional Software Simulations. Speaking of embracing simplicity in our learning design, perhaps it’s also time for us to re-think traditional software simulations, especially as we start thinking multi-screen design.

Check Out Adobe Captivate eLearning Content on the Motorola Xoom Tablet via the Flash Player 10.2 [VIDEO]

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During my session I showed how I was able to go through a Captivate Show-me, Try-me and Test-me Simulation on my Motorola Xoom, through the Browser and via the Flash Player 10.2, This week I am traveling in Orlando, FL.

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Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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Using the Insert SWF button , you can supplement your Presenter projects with software demonstrations and interactive simulations created with Adobe Captivate 5 and 5.5. Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0

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Five Practical Mobile Learning Tips

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Ask if you want to push and track content – that means the use of some form of media; these could be simple presentations, animations to more sophisticated simulation/games designed to push content.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate 6 for iPad Publishing [FAQ]

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Take a traditional software ‘try-it simulation’ in Captivate 6 that is scored, convert it to HTML5 and then use your finger to try and find the right tap-target and you will see what I mean.

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7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

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Storyline approaches making software simulations in a whole new ways as compared to Adobe Captivate. Storyline also comes with a feature called Action Fine-tuning, which allows you to go back and make fine adjustment to your software simulations. First, let me start by congratulating everyone who works for Articulate for the launch of Storyline. Undertaking a monumental job such as writing an application like Storyline from the ground up is no easy feat.

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The Mobile Learning Edge: Table of Contents

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Learning by Communicating, Interacting, and Networking 127 Network Science 129 Collaboration and Community 131 Mobile Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds 133 Mentoring, Support, and Cognitive Apprenticeships 139 Text Messaging 140 Personal Media Production 143 Social Media 144 7.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

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Learning Through Situated Simulations: Exploring Mobile Augmented Reality. Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

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When I worked at Adobe and we announced Acrobat.com, I was so excited with all the free Cloud services included, and it also meant that I could leverage the story in promoting my apps because of some of the integration between them that we had built.

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Very Impressed with the work TechSmith (i.e. Camtasia) is doing on iPad

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My point is that not too long from now, we will be recording and editing app simulations like we do today on the desktop using products like Adobe Captivate, the question is who is going to bring these mobile apps to us.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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Finally, I had a chance to see one of NexLearn’s simulations – normally a Flash-based deliverable – running on an Apple iPad tablet using a new new delivery format they are working on.

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Flash Lite on More Mobile Devices Means More Mobile Devices with Rich E-Learning Content

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Think simulations, games and other traditional Flash e-Learning on your mobile device. Microsoft is now licensing Flash Lite for Windows Mobile. This is a good thing if you’re hoping to develop or port e-Learning content to Windows Mobile Devices.

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What I Learnt About Mobile Learning Design

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Provide tools and not just content: Mobiles’ ability to compute and display, combined with their personal and intimate nature, presents with lots of possibilities – geo location-based tools, networking tools, access to search and information databases, games, and simulations.

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mLearning Testing Tools & Methods

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And if you want to ensure the best possible experience for every class of mobile learner, you’ll need to build a collection of working mobile devices, simulators/emulators and testing tools to span the potential reach of your target audience.

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Serious game play for learning analytics

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A veteran in the field, Marcus explained that his company has created around 400 serious games, many for corporates with the goal of developing key competencies and testing those skills in a game-based simulation context.

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Mobile Web Grows – But User’s Can Find it Tough

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simulator (will show you what it looks like in the iPhone frame, doesn’t mimic the touch, gestures, etc.) According to this report from MediaPost (a web site devoted to advertising and mobility) mobile web usage continues to grow, which we knew. However, the report also goes on to talk about the frustrations many users experience with the mobile web. You can see the actual stats cited from Nielsen here.

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Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

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The new Cp8 has great features, a simplified user interface for instructional designers, lots of flexibility to build content along with simulations, learning interactions, quizzes and even some simple game-enabled learning elements all through one industry standard and market recognized offering. First off, my apologies to all subscribers for being absent for so long in posting anything new to this blog.

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Barcodes Offer Interesting Opportunities for Mobile Learning

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You could place barcodes on items in the physical world, which would guide learners through an immersive simulation or guided tour. Google is now offering a barcode reader on the Android Mobile Platform, which in itself is not a big triumph for mobile learning, but it’s just the latest company to offer the capability as part of it’s mobile platform.

Training Top 125: Alltel Links Training to Sales Success

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Using Flash, Alltel's in-house training team developed a full-scale CBT simulation that taught sales reps and their managers how to work with data card customers more effectively. By creating an engaging, interactive simulation, she says, Alltel was able to draw learners in and grab their attention. After going through the simulation, Alltel sales reps attended comprehensive face-to-face training that was conducted by their supervisors. Kudos to my team.

Rapid Prototyping For Mobile Learning Applications – II

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The term ‘fidelity’ is also commonly used in simulations and means essentially the same thing. Earlier creating high-fidelity simulations involved programming, today there are tools that allow users to drag and drop widgets, controls and rendering schemes into a functional prototype. These can simulate the functions of the final product, right down to the feature and database interaction.

Publishing our CellCast Widget for iPad

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Keep in mind we're developing something and checking everything using only Apple's simulator (not a real device) so our first chance to see it working for real will also be on/after launch day!

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

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The Tin Can API allows for several new capabilities that SCORM didn’t, like informal learning activities, taking e-learning outside of the web browser, the ability to track games and simulations, to mention a few.

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Basic mLearning with BlackBerries

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The BlackBerry tools and simulators are for Windows only. Download a BlackBerry simulator. Start by downloading and installing the BlackBerry simulator(s) matching the model(s) of your users. Go to the BlackBerry Development Tools and Downloads page and click Download the BlackBerry Device Simulators. Once you install the simulator, go ahead and open it and take a look around. Troubleshooting the MDS Simulator. Re)start the MDS Simulator.

The Fidelity of Mobile Technology continues to Deepen

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So I will again offer up a scenario, and I would like to point out that this level of augmented reality is really a new step in interactivity, one we haven’t seen with gaming systems or computer-based simulations because it allows us to map the virtual world into the physical space at any place or time, you are not tethered to a living room or classroom. If you haven’t seen this new technology being promoted by NVIDIA, you should check it out. link].

Flash Player On Devices – Going Mobile Just Got Easier

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Many simulations use Flash, many games available in e-Learning courses use Flash and Flash is used a lot to deliver graphics, animations and different kinds of user experiences that are not able to be produced with HTML, JavaScript or any other traditional web technology. As one Google guy I spoke with recently said, “everyone is thinking about mobile.&# And that is a really good thing for mobile learning.

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Training Plan For iPhone Application Development

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Using IPhone Simulator. Right now, everyone wants to develop applications for mobile devices and in particular for the iPhone, as it has changed the way we look at mobile devices. There is lots of material available about iPhone development on the web but very little about how to go about it. While working on IPhone development I have collected some links and we thought of creating a training plan for iPhone development for other Upsiders.

A Great Resource for Mobile Learning

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Everything from text message based quiz systems, podcasts, simulations and mobile games are represented. Participatory Simulation for Collaborative Learning Experiences …………………………………………… 197. Click the image to go to the Google Preview. I’ve been doing some research for a paper I’m writing on mobile learning for distribution within my company.

Mobile Augmented Reality – A Brief Overview

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Movements are then mapped to a simulated environment projected on a computer screen. . The integration of innovative technology in learning has always been a goal of educators. In the past two decades, we’ve seen advances in learning technology that allow learners to connect to powerful learning systems and sources of information that were previously unavailable.

Cell Phone Conferencing.Many Uses in Schools

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Another creative option is to have a conference "simulation" or "debate" for homework. Or in a simulation mode, students could create a "constitutional convention" by taking on different figures from the revolutionary time period and debate what should be in the constitution. There is a great new web2.0 for Teleconferecing called Free Conference Pro ! You can sign up for free, and create your own password protected account.

Cell Phone Conferencing.Many Uses in Schools

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Another creative option is to have a conference "simulation" or "debate" for homework. Or in a simulation mode, students could create a "constitutional convention" by taking on different figures from the revolutionary time period and debate what should be in the constitution. There is a great new web2.0 for Teleconferecing called Free Conference Pro ! You can sign up for free, and create your own password protected account.

Business & Economics Classes Can Go Mobile with Projects

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How can Educators Simulate these Mobile Marketing Campaigns with their Students? Economics, Social Studies, and Business Courses Often students in economics or business classes are asked to simulate business campaigns; marketing, selling, and purchasing.

Business & Economics Classes Can Go Mobile with Projects

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How can Educators Simulate these Mobile Marketing Campaigns with their Students? Economics, Social Studies, and Business Courses Often students in economics or business classes are asked to simulate business campaigns; marketing, selling, and purchasing.

One textbook policy = bad idea. Here’s why, from Jansen, Attwell and Spaull

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Rather, we should ask: do you want interactive simulations to communicate complex ideas, especially when many teachers are under-qualified to teach those ideas? Recently the Franschhoek Literary Festival hosted a session titled “We Won’t Get No Education”. Description from the programme: Government’s controversial proposal to limit textbooks to one per subject has raised alarms across disciplines.

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show is BACK!! AND Improved!

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He is in charge of an innovative technology project at Michigan, which includes web-based simulations pairing university students and K-12 classrooms. Starting this Wednesday, Feb. Cell Phones in Learning's live radio show will return at our new time.8:30 30 pm. It is a 30 minute show (so it can be your lead-in to the EdTechTalk 9:00pm shows). First, let me say that I could not host alone. I found it too difficult to monitor the chat room and speak coherently at the same time.

Cell Phones in Learning Radio Show is BACK!! AND Improved!

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He is in charge of an innovative technology project at Michigan, which includes web-based simulations pairing university students and K-12 classrooms. Starting this Wednesday, Feb. Cell Phones in Learning's live radio show will return at our new time.8:30 30 pm. It is a 30 minute show (so it can be your lead-in to the EdTechTalk 9:00pm shows). First, let me say that I could not host alone. I found it too difficult to monitor the chat room and speak coherently at the same time.

mLearning-World.com: Highlights from eLearning DevCon 2006

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While there were many paths available, I wanted to focus on two main areas, integrating databases into e-learning courses and simulation design.

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mLearning-World.com: How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning- Text Messaging

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More thoughts on Branching Simulations. Branching Simulations Best Practices- Your Thought. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Newsletter * LinkedIn * Facebook * 2mLearn.mobi *. Friday, September 29, 2006. How To Create Rapid and Cheap Mobile Learning- Text Messaging.

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Applying the Principles of Animation to CSS3 Animations (Part 2)

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Most software packages just don’t do a great job simulating Easing on their own. Last week I introduced the concept of applying the Principles of Animation to CSS3 Animations. I briefly discussed the origins of these 12 principles and how they can be used to add a great deal of life and interest to your organization’s mobile learning content. Today, let’s continue our discussion and dive a little more in-depth with the next four Principles of Animation.

mLearning-World.com: Nokia gets educational with M4Girls pilot project. | GoMo News

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More thoughts on Branching Simulations A Must Read Blog- New Learning Playbook From Corporate eLearning Blog- Request for Trainin.