The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

As we learned recently, Adobe has decided to stop releasing the new Flash Player for mobile devices after version 11. With so much eLearning courseware developed using Flash-based technologies, this announcement has naturally caused some turbulence in the learning community and raised some concerns about the future of online learning technologies. I had a good […]

Mobile Learning - mobile first design

mLearning, or mobile learning, is not really something new. The origins of mLearning trace back to the 1970s or even before, when people took courses using audio tapes. Today, the evolving technology has made it more feasible and effective to deliver a richer learning experience through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Some […]

Jess Elmquist presents at Fredrickson Learning's Learning Leadership Summit

Our November 8 Fredrickson Intersect meeting featured volunteer speaker Nancy Hoffman of the Minnesota Historical Society. Nancy reviewed with us the advantages and challenges of making available the data owned primarily by public-sector organizations. When given visibility and straightforward access, these volumes and volumes of data can be reused in ways that may make a […]


Author’s Note: This blog entry is part of a series I started to explore two of today’s most popular eLearning rapid development tools: Articulate Studio and Adobe Captivate. Here is a link to an article that contains the whole Articulate vs. Captivate series. In my last blog entry in this series, I explored Articulate Studio […]

Jess Elmquist presents at Fredrickson Learning's Learning Leadership Summit

Thanks again to Jed Becher, Web Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, for putting together the presentation for our August 9 Intersect meeting. Also, thanks to Rachel Dobbs, FredComm’s own analytics guru, for chiming in on how the Webtrends tool works in comparison with Google Analytics. So many of us are curious about […]

Social Learning

Marshall McLuhan would have turned 100 years old last Thursday, July 21. What would he have made of a world of smartphones and Facebook and nanotechnology? Many of us today associate McLuhan with a couple of catchphrases – “the global village” and “the medium is the message” – and not much else. Even though Wired […]