by Joe Ganci
One of the things readers ask for most is reviews of authoring and graphics tools, especially of lesser-known tools. Toolkit is our newest monthly column, designed to deliver those reviews. Joe begins by introducing you to Roleplay, a Web-based tool designed to create sophisticated, decision- driven, online scenarios.
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.
Do you enjoy a challenge? The author had to determine if specific harvest skills had been transferred from a workshop to lead farmers and then on to individual farmers in remote villages in Rwanda. The key to his success was the “clicker”: an audience response system. Not working in Rwanda? His tips will help you use clickers to lead focus groups in the corporate world, too.
Google+ has generated a great deal of interest in the past month, even though it is not officially “public.” Early adopters are busy figuring out how to use its social features in eLearning, as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE), and elsewhere. There are many comparisons to Facebook’s user interface and functionality (for good reason). Here are some first impressions!
The rapid evolution and adoption of mobile computing devices, including but not limited to smartphones, is driving many changes in the way we do business and in the way we learn. The next step is the creation of the Semantic Web, which links learners and content through persistent context, including location. What does this mean for eLearning professionals?
Twitter is no longer a solution looking for a problem. Users find more uses for this microblogging service every day through apps, and that includes uses for personal and organizational learning. Here is a handy list of apps that will improve your Twitter experience!
by News Editor
(Press Release) Education software company Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners.
by Joe Ganci
Adobe has upgraded Captivate to Version 5.5 by providing a new interface for faster development, a number of new features, and several improvements. Is it worth the cost to upgrade? Joe takes you through the important changes to help you decide.
by News Editor
[Product Announcement] Xyleme announces Pastiche™, a new tool for developing interactive learning apps for iPad, at mLearnCon 2011.
by Patti Shank
How can you tell a professional’s screen design from a rookie design? The professional makes sure all the elements on the screen align with each other. This is an important point, and it is easy to do. Patti shows you how.