Forrester report finds US tablet ownership doubled this year

It has been a long time since I posted but this is interesting news – tablet ownership has doubled year on year: From a recent Forrester study: 19% of Americans have at least one tablet. 14% of adults over 47 have at least one tablet. Also 84% of adults go online every day (up from [...]

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The end of mobile flash

According to a report on ZDNet: Adobe will cease development on mobile browser Flash and refocus their efforts on HTML5. And so, 8 years on from my personal switch from html to Flash, development of courses now HAS to switch back to html. As my fundamental belief is that more and more training will be [...]

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Which tablet operating system?

I started this site talking about the demise of the HP Touchpad. At that time I had great faith that the BlackBerry Playbook was going to be a strong contender in the tablet space. As of this writing, that doesn’t appear to be the case. BlackBerry’s tablet fortunes may still change. I don’t believe we [...]

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eLearning Immersion – Software

My last post discussed the immersion potential of tablets from a hardware perspective. This post will focus on software and user interactivity. As elearning designers, we want to get as close to modelling the real world as possible, with as little interruption from the outside world. Android and iOS, for better or worse, have truly [...]

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eLearning Immersion – hardware

The post on immersion is going to be split into two parts: hardware and software. This first post addresses immersion potential on computers and tablet devices. The Webster dictionary defines “Immersion” as The state of being overhelmed or deeply absorbed; deep engagedness. The most immersive experiences come from devices or items that have very little [...]

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Why are tablets the future of eLearning (part 3)?

In the first two posts in this series we explored a few of the foundational concepts of eLearning delivery, its ever pressing need to move forward, and why mobile learning didn’t quite take off. This was to be the final post of this series, but I realize that there is too much material to cover [...]

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Why are tablets the future of eLearning (part 2)?

The age of mobile learning What is mobile learning? There are lots of different definitions of mobile learning out there, a general thread that appears in all of them is that there is some form of learning event that occurs on a mobile platform. When did mobile learning begin? It is hard to get exact [...]

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Why are tablets the future of eLearning (part 1)?

So, are tablets the future of eLearning? Why will tablet based training succeed when mobile learning never really took off? A little history Previous generations of eLearning – computer-based and web-based – were very similar in layout, they were designed to fit on a computer screen. Space eLearning courses tend to need a lot of [...]

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Tablet Based Training

I would like to propose a new term for training on tablets (if no one has already) – Tablet-based Training, or TBT. Previously, there was CBT (computer-based) and WBT (web-based), it is only natural that we now add tablet-based Training to that list. “TBT” is definitely a lot better than “training on tablets, iPads, Androids, etc.”

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The end of the TouchPad

It seems strange to start a new blog named “TrainingOnTablets” with a post about the discontinuation of a tablet and its whole product line. The end of the TouchPad is not really a bad thing for the eLearning industry or the future of tablet based training. One of the most difficult parts of eLearning development has always been [...]

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