There’s a growing interest in creating interactive digital books for learning. The challenge is that there are several publication formats and many different vendor applications to use to build an interactive book. Knowing which format and/or tool to use, when to use it, and what’s involved in creating your content in the format provided by the vendor can seem overwhelming.
In this hands-on session participants will learn the process for building eBooks using iBooks Author. You will explore the authoring environment and discuss the processes that are involved in building an eBook. You will discuss and apply the pluses and minuses of each file format using iBooks Author. You will leave this session with an understanding of the latest tools, gain an understanding of what each format offers, and discover how you can take advantage of it in your organization.
A look at what HTML5 is and how people use it today to deliver the next generation of learning content and applications via browsers, native apps, and hybrid apps. You’ll learn what you need to consider in designing content along with technical guidelines. Get an introduction to five hot features in HTML5 that you can start using today, and prepare for developing with the new standards. You’ll discover the five challenges you need to know in order to make sure your first app or delivery is a success and you’ll learn whether to launch a native app or web app.
Presented @ mLearnCon15
Designing a Performance Support Solution on a Shoestring Presentation @ Performance Support | mLearnCon15
You need a performance support solution, but getting approval to implement a larger, more costly solution takes time—if you have the budget at all. But maybe you don’t need the larger, more costly system. Maybe you can start your performance support journey using tools you already have available.
In this session you will explore how using open-source-based products can help you launch and support your audience without breaking the bank. You will learn from demonstrations on how to use these tools to prototype and test a concept to develop the best workflow and meet your audience’s needs. You will receive a breakdown of open source and free technologies that can be used to build a solution with a minimal or zero budget. You will leave this session understanding what’s needed, and how to plan, demonstrate, and launch working versions of several key performance support tools that you can model and implement within your organization.
Presented at eLearningGuilds Performance Support 2015 Conference – June 2015
Responsive and adaptive designs are extremely popular in the world of mobile learning, but they are also very commonly misunderstood concepts. Today’s mobile learning professionals need to understand what responsive and adaptive designs really are in order to plan and implement them effectively with HTML5-based solutions.
Pingendo is a cross-platform free WYSIWYG application for prototyping web pages. It uses Twitter’s Bootstrap as a base, and responsive web design support ensures your sites will adapt to fit phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. (Review)
Download at: http://pingendo.com
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
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
Great example of drawing, music and lyrics to create a catch, fun way for kids to learn about the states. My 10 year old was shown it in school as part of their Social Studies project.
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.
Learn more: http://goo.gl/V6kfna
Watch the Best of LS DemoFest: http://goo.gl/hkLEmF
Here’s the presentation deck from the November PANMA event in Philadelphia.
Whether you are creating a new project, developing a app or launching a new website, join us to learn about the latest strategies in brainstorming and prototyping. During this session we will highlight specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off any project the right way. Learn how to communicate a concept, beginning with low-fidelity prototypes, gather user feedback and translate into high-fidelity prototypes BEFORE you start development. So bring your pens, crayons, markers and paper to get your ideas out of your head and make them a reality!
What you’ll learn:
- How to get started, the tools, techniques and applying prototyping to your process
- Techniques for paper, web and app based prototyping
- New web based apps to accelerate the process
- Collect feedback, review and prioritize next steps
- Mobile based apps and tools for quick prototyping
- Dozens of resources and tools to get started
What did you notice about it?
How did it make you feel?
What did they use for audio?
What about the graphics?
Lots to think about and get inspired by…
This one is from 2014 WWDC called Perspective, interesting effect and message.
In this workshop you will learn the latest strategies, techniques, and best practices for using audio and video in your learning programs. You will discover how to plan your media using storyboards, discuss the importance of selecting and preparing the talent that will be featured in a video, explore how to create a video or audio file, and how to edit and prepare the source file to ensure it is the highest quality while still being accessible to your audience. You’ll examine techniques and interactivity that you can add to video and learn about the latest standards. You will explore the various low-cost hardware and software that is needed to create your own in-house studio for under $1,500.
Learn more at goo.gl/83VN5Y.