Paul Clothier is Chief Learning Guru at TapLearn, a consultancy specializing in mobile learning content solutions. Paul is a learning specialist, designer and writer and has been in the technology training and learning field for over 25 years. He is a regular contributor to various training and e-Learning magazines and journals.
Articles by Paul Clothier
Many vendors offer ways to upload and share PowerPoint presentations online. One of these services is Brainshark Mobile, which targets smartphones and tablets as delivery destinations. Here is a review of Brainshark’s offering, including the major features that are available at no charge as well as those in the upgrade offerings.
Creating mobile learning applications requires a different approach compared to creating other forms of eLearning. Try experimenting with simple mLearning content, using PowerPoint and PDF files, to get the hang of it. Paul shows you how to get started.
“How to make e-Learning that plays on tiny screens?” and, “How to work without Flash?” are key questions in designing mLearning content for smart phones in general, and for the iPhone in particular. Would you be surprised to learn that you may already have the tools that you need to solve these problems? Many other tools are cheap or free. This article explains the workarounds.
Adobe’s announcement, on February 24, 2010, of the release of Connect Pro Mobile, a synchronous conferencing application for the iPhone, was one more development elevating interest in mobile e-Learning. Here is the latest hands-on information about the new app and an interview with Randah McKinnie, Senior Product Manager for Connect Pro Mobile and eLearning Solutions at Adobe.
Writers, speakers, and filmmakers know the power of the “hook” — the content that gets the audience engaged immediately. Why do we see so many e-Learning applications that utterly fail to hook learners? What are the best methods for engaging learners early and often? This week’s article provides you with some answers!
Perhaps no tool for creating e-Learning is more frequently used — or more frequently disparaged —than PowerPoint. Some developers create masterpieces of e-Learning with PowerPoint as their basic tool, while others create applications that may actually reduce learning. How can these extremes be possible from the same tool? In this article, an e-Learning guru explains the differences.
M-Learning — e-Learning delivered through mobile computational devices — is one of several Next Big Things that Guild members are watching. What are the thought leaders thinking about where this channel is headed? This interview with Ellen Wagner contains some clues.