Thursday, June 03, 2010

#IEL2010 - Conversations and Observations

I have had a series of interesting conversations during this conference.

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Jim Rich cornered me after Brent Schlenker's session. I sat down and wrote some notes. I trust he will add to them in the comment area ;)

mLearning Media Agility
- make the original item agile enough for different devices.

Idea from color-printing. 1 image, standard master. Multiple / different kinds of color inks.

Master file / then make pdf, mlearning, html, print. Documentation. Generally – how do you make your content more agile?

Think about the eBook process. Make your own book sites.
How do you get there?

Content is content.

Do you re-do it every time? Was problem in print until 15 years ago. Now easier to adjust with the new technologies.
- Depending on the media – may have different design elements (font sizes, layout etc)
- Smart agents to guide to right output.

Skill – how do you re-package? How do you design so that it works across all media?
- Search and reuse?

Think beyond the single use.

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Did I mention that Sid and I won the GameJam Judges choice award?

Hope to post on the Game Jam contestants later......

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The usual suspects (Aaron, Rovy, Brent, Clark, Stephen Martin....) are doing the conference with the iPad vs. a laptop. Feedback is positive from all corners.

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We are still talking about user-centered. Have been for at least 5 years.
The notion of anytime/anywhere training and support is not entirely new.

Yet when we get back to our desks - we are still designing teacher-centered (to varying degrees).

Why?

Are we making this harder than we need it to be?

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