Creative Conglomerate

A recent client project led me to look at the available services and solutions from Adobe. Below is a partial list. While impressive, it may also be overwhelming. How many can you describe? A dozen? 30? 40? 60? Things have sure changed since my days at Macromedia. Acrobat Pro – https://creative.adobe.com/products/acrobat Acrobat Reader for iOS […]

App Icons for iOS, AIR and Android

I’ve been making HTML5 apps with PhoneGap and helping co-workers using Flash CS5 with the iPhone & Android packagers. There are a bunch of icon sizes needed when you make a cross platform mobile app, especially if you want to cover the sizes for phones, tablets, normal and “@2x” retina display resolutions. Here is a table I’ve […]

Will Adobe XFL revolutionize Rapid Elearning Workflows?

For some time Adobe insiders and followers have been talking about XFL, a package file format for Flash (here, here, here and more in search). XFL combines XML and some binary assets in a zip archive. Currently Adobe CS4 applications use XFL as an interchange format. How does this impact rapid elearning? Office automation tools […]

iPod-based Language Learning w/Virtual Characters

I saw that 9to5 Mac picked up a story on iPods as mobile training devices for soldiers to learn new spoken languages. I immediately recognized this from some demos I’d seen from Carol Wideman of Vcom3D. Fantastic to see that this is in the field, well-received and effective. We’d met several years ago and a […]

Adobe Solutions Panel for Authorware

Short notice, I know, but there is an Adobe online eseminar today (November 14) at 11:00am Pacific time that will essentially repeats the DevLearn discussion panel on Authorware End-of-Development issues that occurred last week at the Adobe Summit. Also worth noting is the availability of preliminary results from the AICC Survey on Authorware End-of-Life Issues […]

Authorware Impact Survey

The AICC (Aviation Industry CBT Committee) is hosting a discussion forum on Authorware End-of-Development and developing an Authorware Impact & Issues Survey to help assess the impact and move towards solutions for heavily-invested corporate customers. A presentation used for live discussion is available from the AICC site, as are the AICC Meeting Minutes with additional […]

Adobe eSeminar on SCORM- August 3, 2007 at 10am Pacific

I’m hosting an Adobe eSeminar on eLearning this Friday and my guest will be a good friend & colleague and a true SCORM expert/pioneer, Schawn Thropp of CTC. CTC has been a key contractor for the ADL to do the coding and development of SCORM, and Schawn has been there since the begining. Here’s the […]

Flex for Learning Integration, Visualization and Actualization

These are exciting times for learning & talent management systems and for Adobe Flex. A few weeks ago at LMS 2007, Elliott Masie addressed what he saw as the powerful potential of Flex for visualization of enterprise learning and human performance information. As a follow-up, the Masie Center is working with Learning Consortium members and […]