Nice Maps of Elearning Vendor Landscape

Somehow I stumbled on to this diagram or "mind map" of the elearning vendor landscape at European analyst Elearnity Research. Elearnity Research – Vendor Navigator A combination of that chart and the Clark Aldrich Chart of Consolidations might make for quite an interesting discussion of the future of elearning. Or at least make someone look […]

November 10 eSeminar on Captivate 2

On November 10th at 10am Pacific [1pm Eastern] I’m hosting an Adobe eSeminar on Improving Elearning Experiences with Captivate 2. The presenter is Paul Clothier who will demonstrate design approaches and Captivate techniques that will help you create more compelling content. He has come clever menu example and will discuss use of FLV video with […]

Synchronicity: Is ISD Dead or am I dead tired?

I am at Masie’s Learning 2006 having a great time working, learning and networking. This is the most lively I’ve seen this conference or its predecessor since 1998 or so. Lots of GREAT speakers, new ideas, new vibrant attendees, fun things, compelling discussions/sharing and cool technologies too. I’ve posted to the Learning 2006 Wiki twice […]

Back from MAX and Elearning Events Updated

I’m back from the Adobe MAX Conference where I did a session on Elearning Standards. I hope to get my content posted to the Adobe site this week. If you missed MAX, John Dowdell has nice terse summaries and links to the relevant detailed summations. The more punctual speakers already have their presentations available on […]

Open Source LMS Projects

Is getting an LMS accepted and running already so much of a challenge that training managers and departments won’t even consider an open-source LMS? There are quite a few open-source LMS projects going on in the academic world. I’m not sure how many of these have significant commercial implementations. There is of course, Moodle, and […]

Quick Links- Comics and PENS

Two quick and mostly unrelated links to discuss. Mark Oehlert references a great book, Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud, which I first saw back when I was working on training for the F-22 figher in the 1990s. Yes, even fighter pilot training can benefit from storyboarding, communication and visualiztion tips from comic art techniques. Anyway, […]

New Cool Tool- Articulate Engage

Articulate Engage is an awesome tool to add to your rapid elearning quiver. It isn’t the standard PowerPoint-to-Flash tool, nor is it another capture-based tool like TechSmith Camtasia or Qarbon ViewletCam. Engage gives you interactions that break out of the rapid elearning tutorial "box" that can corner you into only "click next to continue" or […]