Thoughts on Learning in 3D- Virtual book Tour

I’m fortunate that this blog is an early stop on the “#Lrn3D” virtual book tour for Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M. Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll. There is much to come on the tour, from colleagues and friends widely held in high esteem through the learning […]

IMS QTI Still Relevant Despite 2.1 Being Revoked

IMS withdrew the QTI 2.1 spec, despite some existing implementation and information going back to 2006 that is was imminently ready for use. The official IMS wording seems to be toned down a bit, but there is also a clip from early wording on Rowin Young’s blog. Other early opinions ended up on list servers […]

SCORM Vulnerabilities + IMS Spec withdrawal = Excitement

Exciting times for elearning standards. Lots of discussion about two unrelated events. First, SCORM “cheats” are published and the community rallies to address the issues. Secondly, and coincidentally, the IMS recently withdrew the QTI spec from further work by IMS membership. I’ll follow-up on the IMS QTI issue in a subsequent post (likely linking to […]

They Saw It Coming, BUT… Newspapers Now, LMS Next

I just read Clay Shirky on Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. Substitute “LMS/Central Training Department” for instances of “Newspaper/publishers” and it is a real wake-up call. Read it. Think about it. Who are the real-world, radical change-observing “pragmatists” and who are the in denial status-quo with incremental-change “revolutionaries” in your organization? Are the people who […]

Elearning Events Updated for 2009

The Elearning Events Calendar is updated with key elearning conferences and trade shows from January 2009 – June 2009. I didn’t do a good job of updating it from August-December 2008, but I’ll try to be better. If you are aware of a conference I missed, send an invite or email to events(at)mobilemind.net and I’ll […]

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 […]

CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver 8 has been released

I just checked the Macromedia area of Rapid Intake website and saw that CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver 8 is now available for download. As a reader observed in my earlier post about the CourseBuilder beta, this release makes CourseBuilder compatible with Dreamweaver 8, but does not offer new functionality (yet?).

Flash in a Flash: Collaborative Template-based Elearning Authoring

I don’t know quite what to call them, but they are growing in popularity. They are web-based applications that create "LMS-ready" elearning, supporting SCORM and/or AICC standards. A year or two ago, this seemed to be more of an in-house tactic with 1-2 commercial products along these lines. Now it seems like there are half […]