Matt Wilcox posted an interesting argument about the CSS3 standard; I think the central points of the argument can be applied to SCORM and where we’re potentially headed with SCORM 2.0.
Here’s a list of common pop-up blockers with links to the manufacturer’s instructions for handling said blocker. Enjoy.
Here’s a quick rundown on the dos and don’ts.
Here are some great web-based alternatives to Microsoft Word and Google Docs.
I had a hard time sorting this out, so I figured I’d post it in case anyone else needs to know.
Assumptions: You have Parallels v4 for Mac, and have already created an Ubuntu 8.10 image.
A quickie post about FlashCamp and Flash CS4
I don’t often link to other blogs, but I think Cathy Moore has written a very good overview of a common issue: corporate-speak killing readability. Quick ways to increase your score and sound like a human being Say "you" and "we." Cut 98% of adjectives and adverbs. Write active sentences that make clear who does what. Use strong verbs instead of wimpy "is." Look for tacked-on clauses ("blah blah, which", " "blah blah, because"). Turn them into standalone sentences. This is important not just for courses, but for documentation and specifications, too; no one likes to read what Cathy calls …
The transition is almost complete: I have ditched my Windows-based PC for a MacBook Pro.
Funny stuff. 🙂 The Adventures of Bollywood Blackboardwala Here’s a small series of humorous episodes related to recent Blackboard and Open Source Learning Management Systems. The mashups are made with snippets of classic Hindi Bollywood films, overlaid with user created subtitles, from a fun online tool called BombayTV from Grapheine. The role of Blackboardwala is played by none other than Amitabh Bacchan, of course. http://metamedia.typepad.com/metamedia/2008/04/the-adventures.html [link no longer available] [from e-Literate]
Sorry to give everyone the runaround, but after trying Google Code for a month, I found it seriously lacking and not very fun to use. Therefore as of tonight, all of my SCORM files (and other goodies) are back at pipwerks.com on a dedicated downloads page.