Most games today, focus on telling a story, providing a puzzle or provide you with a challenge. As you advance, you can level up, saving your progress or restarting from the last point. This new game by Bennett Foddy offers the complete opposite where he provides impossible gameplay and forces you to lose everything and start over. Good, bad, or just something you need to try because it is just different. Why not?
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:
- 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.)
- Recording can be automatically saved to your desktop or the cloud and shared immediately.
- Quick visual feedback with icons or via chat.
- 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.)
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Register today for the best of DevLearn 2017 DemoFest Webinar where you can learn about the winning solutions and what worked, lessons learned and gain some inspiration for your next project.
Excited to be attending and participating in this week’s DevLearn. If you are new or experienced attendee, 5 reminders of things to check out at the event.
HYPERDRIVE – Tuesday 3.30-6.30pm, this is a fun in-depth look at several select projects where you learn about the challenge, problems, outcomes and lessons learned. I love this session herding about what worked, what didn’t; and seeing real projects and thinking what I might apply to a future project. Each project is scored by a panel and 3 projects will be selected to present a more in-depth version on Wed.
Morning Buzz 7:30 – 8:15 – Get up and connect with the community about the latest topics and trends to have a conversation and share your insights, Wed-Friday.
DevLearn HyperDrive Showcase 1.15-2.15pm – Whether you were able to attend HyperDrive or not, check out this session for a little more time and insight on the winning projects. Must watch for ideas and inspiration.
The Guild’s keynotes have been amazing in recent years, but especially loved Glen Keane earlier this year at Learning Solutions and walked away inspired and excited about what we do. Whether you have seen him or not, if you want to be inspired and get a creative boost attend his keynote 4.15-5.15 on Embracing Technology-Based Creativity.
DemoFest – With each eLearning Guild major conference, attending DemoFest on Thursday evening from 4-6 will showcase over 80 tables where you can learn about projects that were using in VR, Mobile, Onboarding, Academic among other themes. This is a great opportunity to connect with peers and learn about what they did, what worked and what didn’t and while listening and viewing think about what you like, what you don’t and what might apply to your next project.
Hope to connect, share and swap notes!
Get the most out of your conference experience by starting with this morning brainstorming session with award-winning eLearning expert Nick Floro. You’ll explore design trends and walk away with resources, tips, and techniques to help you build your next generation of learning.
Keynote: DESIGNING ELEARNING: THE FUTURE IS TODAY
Creativity and design thinking are essential for educators to provide engaging learning experiences. In this talk Nick will unleash your creativity showing how good design in everyday things can be a source of inspiration to spark ideas for new and better ways to teach with technology. You’ll get practical tips, see examples of new tools and learn about innovative design strategies that can be applied in simple ways to produce learning results without a huge team or budget. You’ll also hear about several trends, just around the corner, that all instructors and learning designers need to know to be an effective 21st century educator. Fasten your seat belts for a fast-paced and fun exploration of design for learning with technology.
Session: USING YOUR MOBILE DEVICE TO CREATE NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Learn about amazing apps and new techniques for quickly creating, editing and delivering new course content using just your mobile devices to maximize learning. You’ll also learn how to best capture, record and share content via your mobile devices.
Workshop: eLEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN: TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY
Learn the latest strategies, workflows, and tools for creating eLearning products using a prototyping design process. Get hands-on practice communicating a concept beginning with low-fidelity mock-ups; gather user feedback and translate into high fidelity prototypes before you start development. Come to this session with at least 2 project ideas for further development.
This new app from Microsoft is to help with disabilities by describing what it sees, identifying people who have been tagged (as well as their emotions) and reading words to the user.
Great overview and quick tips to take advantage of iOS 11 screenshot and markup feature.
The new OS is amazing and makes the iPad invaluable in the creative process. Playing with iPad Pro 2017 tablets and the Pencil responds pixel perfectly.
Side Note: Jeff Benjamin is great at creating video based stories.
Join me at theFocus On Learning Conference on June 18th for a pre con workshop on Designing and Developing Game Apps for Learning. Learn more: https://www.elearningguild.com/sessions/session-details.cfm?session=8278
FYI: promo built using iMovie in just under 2 hours using footage from ShutterStock.com
With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action.
Part of the announcements this week from Microsoft’s Build event, Fluent is their new design language. It’s still in development but got to love the concept and direction they are heading in.