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Are We Wired For Mobile Learning?

There is a ton of info in this graphic and you will be tempted to skim it... Don't. The data is very revealing.

The data indicates we are ready Mobile Learning.
My personal thoughts (and I have done a bit of work in this area) is that it needs to be innovative and well implemented or it will fail.

Student's need a reason to use it and it should offer something more then traditional eLearning or classroom learning.

Community Files

There are lots of folks out there on the internet creating solutions to enhance elearning. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to find them. And for those of you selling your solutions it can be a pain to set up a site with paypal and then get the word out.
We added a new feature over at eLearningEnhanced.com that lets authorized users submit files for share/sell.
Here is a quick screenr on how it works.

My Articulate 2010 Wish List

Articulate is an awesome product with a great community behind it. Additionally their support rocks. But we should all challenge ourselves to be better.

Having spent a few years using Articulate, and the last year really digging deep into it, I have come up with a few items I would love to see in the next version of Articulate. Feel free to add your wishes via comments.

Articulate Tab(s) that jump to any slide(s) you choose

A month or so ago I create an Articulate Tab that jumps to any slide you choose. Since then I got a few request to add the ability to use multiple tabs.
I had rewrite most of the code as the original relied on Articulates built in module item identification system. Here are the results. Purchase here: http://elearningenhanced.com/products/articulate-tabs-jump-any-slides-yo...
Demo:

#Articulate Tab that jumps to any slide you choose

NOTE: If you need a multi-tab, multi-slide solution look here.

In the Articulate Forums Erika asked "if there's away to create a player tab (like Exit & Attachments) that when clicked will take you to a particular slide number."

Free Community Articulate Skin (Update)

UPDATE:
Thanks to all great feedback I received from community I have made a few changes and posted a new .artpkg
This update addresses two issues:

  • Engage content was not scaled/positioned properly.
  • Mysterious green "shadow" under the outline.

Keep the feedback coming!

ORIGINAL POST:
I am excited to post my first Articulate custom skin for the Community.

I developed most of this skin a few months ago but held of finishing and releasing it until Articulate rolled out their new .artpkg format.

Remove #Articulate publishing from your Flash debug cycle

I recently saw @elearning's screenr on how to reduce time by avoiding re-importing Flash into your Articulate project each time you make a change to the Flash file. http://screenr.com/WTN

It prompted me to share a time saver I use to avoid having to republish/preview Articulate each time a make a change Flash file. It particularly comes in handy when working with the Articulate API because many of the APIs functions don’t really work until you have published your Articulate course.

Lock/unlock game slides with Articulate API

After viewing my previous post"Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples"
A few folks wanted a peek at the code I use to lock the Articulate course until the user completed the game.
It's actually only a few lines
This section is near the top of my code:

var ArtAPI = _level0.ArtAPI;
slidenum = ArtAPI.GetCurrentSlide();
_level44.Presentation.Slides[0].Slide[slidenum - 1].waitforuser[0]._value = "true"; 
if(!_global.baseHit){

Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples

About a year ago I was presented the opportunity to create some online training for folks getting certified to drive a forklift. The objectives were to familiarize them with the parts and pieces of the forklift, point out differences between forklifts/cars, and stress safety.
Right away I thought... "This could get boring for the student within a few slides!" So I set out to build some useful interactions and look for ways to display data in a non-traditional format.

SCORM & Articulate: Help regarding multiple SCOs in 1 package?

We haven't really used SCORM much because our LMS doesn't have an easy way to upload it. That issue will soon be resolved.
I would like to be able to publish several Articulate courses and then combine them into one package. I don't really even know where to begin.
The goal is to let the learner move from one course (SCO) to the next seamlessly.
I assume I publish each course and then edit the existing xml files or create new ones...
Hopefully there is a free/opensource solution that will automate this.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.