Flashform: Form-driven SWF-output Elearning for AICC and SCORM

Rapid Intake took on the task of updating CourseBuilder and Flash Learning interactions last year. Now they’ve released an updated forms-based elearning tool that is AICC and SCORM compatible- Flashform Rapid eLearning Studio 2. Flashform looks a lot like the server-based tools you might see from Qmind, Mohive or CourseAvenue. However, it is client side […]

Flash + Google Maps = Flight Simulator

OK, it’s not quite a flight simulator, but Mark Caswell-Davis has built a fun "Flash 8 Google Maps" flight simulator called Goggles Flight Sim. It is really interesting to think about this as a simulation mash-up. Imagine instead of map data if a Flash movie used a business model or other data from a web […]

Return to client-side blogging

My preferred offline/client-side tool, w.bloggar, is back online after some time away. Something went weird with w.bloggar for me July-ish and I couldn’t post using it. I looked for a new copy, but the site was down since at least early August. Meantime, I had been using the Blogger site to do my entries and […]

Finding the Reload Metadata Tool for SCORM

Reload is a metadata editor that supports SCORM 2004 and the SCORM Simple Sequencing and Navigation constructs. However, I couldn’t find it to download it. Looking at the main ADL site, there are quite a few good presentations about it over on the ADLNet site– Reload Metadata Editor Presentations, but no sign of the tool […]

Getting to Know CORDRA

The ADL is hosting a CORDRA event this Fall in Memphis, CORDRA at Work. Folks building content for the US Dept. of Defense and government agencies will want to get to know CORDRA as it will likely be a big part of future online training content. CORDRA (Content Object Repository Discovery and Registration Architecture) is […]

LMS Updates- Blackboard Lawsuit, LMS CEOs, PENS & SCORM News

It seems like there is so much going on right now. Rather than doing 3 posts I’ll do one quick post and hit 3-4 topics. Blackboard Lawsuit– Disappointing to read about Blackboard filing patent-based lawsuits against other LMS companies. Others have followed this more closely and written about it more clearly than I can, like […]

Transitions and a return to blogging

I’m returning to blogging after taking some time away to handle personal priorities. As I mentioned earlier this year, my mother had a stroke in January and was also diagnosed with cancer. Our family rallied to support her, with my brothers and sisters in Wisconsin seeing her daily. She had a few smaller strokes and […]

LMS Upgrades- Lessons Learned from ERP

In the March edition of Communications of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Robert C. Beatty and Craig D. Williams write: One of the most important IT-enabled business innovations during the decade has been the emergence of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Lured by guarantees of improved business productivity, streamlined business operations and, and increased […]