pOddcasts??

Why is it that sometimes animated characters make content more compelling and sometimes they seem, well, creepy? It seems like this can be the case, even for the same use, but just with different viewers. My friend and colleague, Professor Mark Salisbury, produces 2-3 minute segments on Knowledge Management for an NPR affiliate in Albuquerque, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released

From PortableApps.com | Your Digital Life, Anywhere™:"Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released"Submitted by John T. Haller on April 28, 2006 – 12:38pm. Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 has been released. Portable Firefox is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with […]

Must-have Resources for Authorware

It has been 18 years since I first saw Authorware (then Course of Action) in grad school and 15 years since I first drew a paycheck from using it. Once again I am deep into Authorware development. I’m updating some projects to make better use of Javascript and XML technology as well as improvements to […]

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?).