LearnCast – UEA Convention – Mobile Technologies for Schools

LearnCast – ( Achieve LabsInc.,) showing mobile content publishing and delivery system in Salt Lake City at the UEA.

The goal of this presentation is to show mobile education, real examples of how teachers are integratng LearnCast into the class room and at home. Theachers who are interested in learning more about mobile technology should attend this show.

Let us know if you are coming to UEA for a “special” preview of MobiMentoring and MobiForce.

LearnCast – DevLearn San Franscico 2010!!

San Franscisco – 2010

LearnCast has a grand showing at MLearning and DevLearn should be as exciting and rewarding for LearnCast.

We are ready to share new features, usage cases and results – is there anything else???

If you are coming to DevLearn – come over to our little “square” and see us – we want to understand what your needs are and how we can help you move into a mobile solution.

David Clemons

Idaho Tech Conf – LearnCast to Exhibit and Present

Boise Idaho, LearnCast to help sponsor and present at Idaho Technology Conf.

9:00 am -  10:00 am    ***Mobile Education*** – Hands on Workshop with LearnCast

Bring your mobile device, fire up your laptop, JUST CREATE mobile learning. This 50 minute session is presented by David Clemons co-author of managing mobile workforce (McGraw Hill), and founder of LearnCast.

Learn how fortune 500 companies are using mobile publishing tools to create content to create mentored learning approach in small bites with frequency, focusing on engagement and users words. Learn how multiple schools have developed mobile content and measure the assessments with classrooms and the “at home” learner.

Come early and get connected to free mobile learning TOOLS!

David Clemons www.LearnCast.com

LearnCast Update Great New Features

Performance Measurements with in Dashboard

LearnCast Updates

The LearnCast team has made some really nice updates to our system(s). Thx goes out to everyone who added their ideas and suggestions on improving our system and user experience!

1. MobiMentoring is now live. With the right combination of e-learning, ILT and MobiMentoring …ANY company or school can take advantage of the Social Messaging “MobiShouts” ( Kinda like twitter but way simple and very relevant to the group)

2. MobiPolling is live and well – sound like we have a few teachers already using the MobiPoll Dashboard projected up on the white board!!! The learners interact with real time comments from the polls ( Very cool)

3. Information mapped resources for quizzing – Ok now that is a really interesting feature – as we now support Mp3 audio pods, Video files ( Most formats) , Images ( several types) and docs with text on the fly integration.

4. Performance Measurements in oe beautiful SIMPLE dashboard – My Favorite Improvement.

Actually there were 15 new add-on features that our customers asked for. All live at LearnCast.com.

Appreciate your very kind and considerate help in advice and (Trail and error) patience, the important thing is the software is really rolling smoothly and we are excited to hear how you like it. Dont be shy!!!!

David

Mobile Flash – LearnCast Supports Flash Uploads

LearnCast is watching the battle between Apple and Adobe ( Flash vs. HTML5) , with both sides creating concern within schools and  companies / users who have invested time and expense adopting Flash and creating a standard in web based  rich media.

LearnCast  supports  most media types when publishing educational materials, including Flash. We use a Flash to H264  transcode “On the Fly” or “On Demand” . We are solving the issues facing rich media on the mobile device!

1. Device detection – any device that requests the Flash Media – LearnCast transcodes on demand with the correct formats.

2. Media uploads – We allow our “Authors” to upload a wide variety of media formats including Flash video and audio and we use our Transcoding technologies to repurpose into H.264 formats.

3. We repurpose existing content so that mobile devices and desktops together can view the educational programs.

This is an OPPORTUNITY for LearnCast to show its powerful solutions and we expect fully to take advantage of this !!

Adobe states that 1.8 Billion internet users with 99% of those users have Flash installed. That’s not going to change in the next few years.  Apple is a disruptive, competitor ( let’s not forget awesome, innovative). It’s their goal to out position Adobe – by not supporting Flash rather using HTML 5 as an “Open Standard”. It’s an interesting position, and LearnCast can help any company that is facing this problem, especially where mobile devices are introduced into the mix.

From Apple – “Apple has many proprietary products too. Though the operating system for the iPhone, iPod and iPad is proprietary, we strongly believe that all standards pertaining to the web should be open. Rather than use Flash, Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.”

“When websites re-encode their videos using H.264, they can offer them without using Flash at all. They play perfectly in browsers like Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome without any plugins whatsoever, and look great on iPhones, iPods and iPads.”

READ MORE – http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

LearnCast Updates Sept 2010

Achieve Labs Inc.,  LearnCast has been deep in the Labs updating the LearnCast feature set based on customer requests. The feedback we receive daily shapes our companies development schedules and priorities.

These updates what you have asked for – and we are excited to show off these new updates to our customers. Hopefully, our continued interest to be proactive and to respond based on your inputs, keeps us in your planning of your own mobile delivery and strategy.

LearnCast Updates

1. Copy Command - This allows our Authors to create a “Template” or a series of mobiCourses.

2. Dash Board View of Exams, Quiz, Polling and Comments - This new feature was a top priority of our mobile enterprise customers.

3. Customized E-Mail Landing Page Showing Brand/Logo ( Custom) – Now the first page that is shown to your customers is your own brand -

4. Mobile Polling and Reporting with Comments from Learners – Heavy request from our teachers in public education the dashboard now allows the Author/Teacher to approve comments on the fly and present if within the classroom.

5. MobiMentoring - another ENTERPRISE driven feature. LearnCast launched two Fortune companies that are using the mobiMentoring. This is a remedial training and retention program with content, smart quizzes, feedback and auto timed ALERTS !  WOW!!!

6. Mobile Analytics tools – these tools help our customer and tech teams better understand issues and costs. This is a very important piece of our offering to both schools and enterprise.