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Feb 13 2015

The slow (painful) demise of Flash

Author: Stephen Victor
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Late last month, YouTube completed its switch from Flash to HTML5, making HTML5 the default video player on the site. About five years ago Steve Jobs made his (in)famous decision to stop supporting Flash on iOS in favor of tools like HTML5. What happened next?

Apr 22 2015

A few members of the Obsidian team went to the ATD Houston Technology Expo recently. It was a great networking experience, and we learned a lot (and had a yummy lunch). Because Obsidian is always exploring the latest learning technologies, particularly mobile technologies, I was especially interested in a presentation on the upcoming CMI-5 spec, which will be the "mobile SCORM." The presentation was given by Art Werkenthin, President of RISC, Inc., and a member of the AICC...

May 28 2015

Are you going to mLearnCon 2015?

Author: Stephen Victor
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This year's mLearnCon 2015 Mobile Learning Conference and Expo is on June 10-12 in Austin, TX. Obsidian Learning will be there both exhibiting and presenting. Erik Pettine will be manning Booth 319, and Monica Savage will be presenting on “Reshaping your mLearning workflow.”

Oct 21 2015

When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. How you are going to deliver the course? Do students need to be face-to-face with the instructors? Will learners have access to computers? What resources already exist? What cost considerations are there? Here is a breakdown of the three most frequent approaches we use:

Mar 9 2016

Guest contributor, Christopher Pappas, shares; From increasing knowledge retention to filling performance gaps in a fraction of the time, microlearning offers a variety of different benefits. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips that can help you take advantage of microlearning in your online training program.

Jan 23 2017

Did you know that a lot of people hate PowerPoint? I didn’t realize how many until Penn Jillette made an offhand remark during the Q&A session that followed his hugely entertaining talk on "The Magic of Storytelling and Learning" at DevLearn 2016. David Kelly asked Jillette what he thought about PowerPoint…and Jillette responded that "PPT is destroying our culture." Like many in the crowd, my immediate, visceral response was to clap and holler….but then I started to think about it a bit more.

Oct 16 2017

What is The Learning IRIS?

Author: Monica Savage
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The Learning IRIS is a shiny new concept supported by a customizable app. Along with the ever-increasing need for "just-in-time learning" comes the challenge of providing the appropriate content in the most effective way. It's something I've been thinking about for a while now...

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