Category: Tools

Tool: Zoom Meetings for Collaboration (Desktop / Mobile)

We moved to Zoom last month and loving it. I work with several teams every day brainstorming, reviewing, and focusing on creating new experiences for our audiences. We had been a Webex house for several years and during a recent visit to San Francisco last month saw a billboard with Zoom.US on it and decided to check it out. Wow, it is powerful, what I love in the first couple weeks:

  1. Using an iPad Pro in a meeting with an Apple Pencil to quickly communicate, highlight, sketch or visualize a concept while someone is sharing their screen. Great for quick feedback and communication. Previously, would have to switch presenters, files or take a picture we can now focus on the creative side. (Quick video highlight below demonstrates remote view, while I am drawing on an iPad, viewers can see the highlights, and we can brainstorm the user experience.)
  2. Recording can be automatically saved to your desktop or the cloud and shared immediately.
  3. Quick visual feedback with icons or via chat.
  4. No problem sharing an invite and having first-time users view in their browser or quickly install and video chat with no roadblocks to date (using with several users around the world.)


Checkout the helpful App & Web Resource – #learning #lscon

If you haven’t played with app Flipboard,  you should download the latest version for iOS or Android. It easily allows to select from hundreds of categories and web resources and then easily review them daily or weekly based on your schedule. The web version is also great when you are on your desktop station and want to check out the latest stories.

Great design inspiration in the layout, be sure to look at it on the phone and tablet in portrait and landscape to learn how it moves and reacts to the users preference. I use it several times a week.




iPad Pro Landscape:

2 Flipboard Landscape Tiles


iPad Pro Portrait:







Download / Resources for Compressing Audio and Video for Desktop and Mobile Delivery from #trgconf

From Training Magazines 2016 Conference in Orland this week.

Updated with the latest tools, resources and techniques to compress your media for optimal delivery to mobile and desktop devices. This session will provide an overview with everything you need to know about editing, preparing and delivering the highest quality video and audio to your audience. We’ll discuss techniques and interactivity that can be added as well as the latest standards and how you can take advantage of open source, free compression tools, as well as the latest applications for getting the smallest file sizes and the highest quality.

OLC Prototyping Speed Session

For this attending the Online Learning Conference on Tuesday 10.6, here’s a quick reference document to use back at your desk. This guide provides overview of 4 products. 060715s Prototyping Handout OnLineLearning


You can also download a presentation deck with additional materials at:

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:

Web Link to Hemingway App

Form – Mac App for iOS Prototyping – Free from Google

Form is a new approach to interaction design and prototyping. Form lets you build custom prototypes directly on the device. Form prototypes are native and they have access to the device’s camera and other sensors. Prototypes built with Form are as powerful as their coded counterparts.

Watch the intro tutorial: