Category: Education

Download a copy of Location based Learning for a Mobile World #Adobe #DevLearn

Download a copy of my presentation at the Adobe Learning Summit on creating Location based Learning for a mobile world.

Overview: In this session, you will explore how, using Adobe Captivate and HTML5, you can design and customize mobile learning content based on where your learner is located. You will learn what works and how to get started, and explore samples, tips, and recommendations for implementation with best practices. You will also check out a tutorial and sample file you can experiment with both at the conference and when you get back to your office.

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Learn how changing technology, innovation, interactive gaming and e-learning all combine to transform a line of data on the screen into what is known as serious gaming. If kids love to spend hours on video games, why not make video games that teach? It turns out North Carolina is the gaming industry’s east coast hub. Watch as game designers demonstrate how to build a video game backed with higher level thinking. Ask students to use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.

Source: Game to Learn | Science | Classroom Resources | PBS LearningMedia

Need to analyze your writing readability, check out the Hemingway Editor #devcon #chat2lrn #lrnchat

Great web based tool (a desktop version is available) to check your writings readability. Great for creating directions, help or just about any type of content. Provides a quick break down of paragraphs, sentences, words and characters as well as providing analysis on the writing level with Grade level analysis.

Great resource for writing: http://www.hemingwayapp.com

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Attend my BYOL pre-conference session on Launching a Mobile App: From Concept to Delivery at #mLearnCon on 6/9

Join me for a hands on session, June 9 at mLearnCon in Austin, Texas. You will learn how to plan, designing a prototype, testing your concept and what’s involved in delivering a mobile app with HTML5 and PhoneGap.  A great way to understand whats involved, how to get started and great resources and information to get you on the road map of creating your own mobile content and apps.

Learn More @ http://goo.gl/zRo1mK

 

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Attending Learning Solutions 2015, be sure to attend DemoFest #LS15

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If you are attending eLearningGuild’s Learning Solutions in Orlando, FL 3/24-27, be sure to join us at DemoFest on Thursday from 4:45 – 6:45pm. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what our peers are doing in developing learning solutions, what tools and techniques are being utilized and what challenges they face during development. It’s a great chance to ask questions and share so plan to take advantage of this great opportunity.

 

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Learn more:  http://goo.gl/V6kfna

Watch the Best of LS DemoFest: http://goo.gl/hkLEmF

 

Join me on 6/4 for a free educational webinar on Thinking Mobile Learning First

Whether you are developing a new course, selecting a new LMS or thinking about developing a mobile app you’ll need to understand what’s involved in designing and delivering content on mobile devices from smartphones to tablets to hybrids, this webinar will provide a overview of what you need to define, how to sketch out concepts, prototyping and testing your ideas and then how to deliver. You’ll learn about apps vs web apps and understand which works best.

The webinar topics cover:

    Understanding Mobile technology and how to take advantage of it
    Analyzing your audience and how they are accessing your content
    3 Major types of Apps, how you can use them in learning and looking beyond them
    Prototyping tips and techniques from paper to functional prototypes
    Several App and Course examples under the microscope

Register:
http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/nick_floro_jun4

Adding a AppleTV – Why you may want one, especially if you are thinking about a iPad #edhcat, #lrnchat

 

Using AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2nd and 3rd generation and Mountain Lion

Wow your audience in the conference room, classroom, or living room. AirPlay supports video mirroring. Which means you can wirelessly — and securely — stream whatever’s on your iPad 2, 3 or on you Mountain Lion Mac  to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly what’s on your display up there on the big screen.


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Connecting a Mac for Mirroring or Extended Desktops
If you are using a newer Mac, purchased in the past 18 months, chances are you have what it takes (processor wise) to take advantage of mirroring via AppleTV as well. This is great, because its wireless and allows you instantly share whatever’s on your mac desktop. Whether you’re working with a team to design, working together on a presentation or just want to share something the family its easy to turn on or off and take advantage of this great feature. If you have a older Mac checkout AirParrot which will work with Lion or Snow Leopard and older macs.

You can also use your mac in extended display so you can move content and windows between your built-in screen and the big TV. Works great for wireframing, presentations and design. We replaced our conference room projector last year with a 46″ LED TV and added the Apple TV and couldn’t be happier. You can also get a direct cable connection from your laptop to the TV if you want to just take advantage of the extra screen and skip the extra peripheral.

 

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The AppleTv is a small device that easily sits next to your TV and for $99, it will extend your capabilities. You can also locate it on sale, during the year for as low as $89 via third party resellers.
Bonus: If you have a Netflix account you can easily stream content or rentals or programs you have purchased via the iTunes.
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Connections: Couldn’t be Easier
Just plug in the power cord and hdmi cable to your tv and your up and running. After it boots up, select a wireless router and your set.

 

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New to eLearning? Don’t miss the eLearning Foundations Intensive 3/19-20 in Orlando, FL #LSCon

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I had the opportunity to both participate in a small part in the eLearning Foundations Intensive, part of eLearningGuilds Learning Solutions conference, last year and was blown away by the content and speakers. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the field or wanting to master the fundamentals. The pace and content flow is great and you can learn a lot in the 2 days that you can immediately apply to what you are doing back in the office. 

When:
Monday and Tuesday, March 19th & 20th
Orlando, Florida

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Lego’s Life of George interacts with the iOS platform – very cool Augmented Reality

Life of George includes both a building game mode with single and 2 player mode, as well as creation mode where you design and capture your own models. In the building game you receive challenges on your iPhone/iPod Touch that you build with real LEGO bricks. In the 2 player mode you can challenge a friend and compete on 5 different models to see who builds the fastest. There are various difficulty levels determined by the models and the time setting you choose (easy or hard).

Expecting one from Santa, will report after I, I mean the little one gets to play with it.

Learn more at:
http://george.lego.com/

Order at:
http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Life-of-George-21200?CMP=EMC-SH2011_Oct_LifeofGeorge_US&HQS=Hero_CTA&RRID=1234232&RMID=SAH_2011_10_Life_of_George_PR_US

Amazon Prime – Great resource if you order several times a year

I discovered Amazon Prime, back in 2006 and find it to be a great way to save time, money and make it easy to order products. If you order several products a year, you can get free 2 day shipping and overnight shipping on most items for $3.99. It costs $79 per year but you can easily save that after several shipments.

If you order books, movies, hardware, or software I would recommend taking a look at the program.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/subs/primeclub/signup/main.html

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