It's been a little while since I've hit you with a dose of unsolicited inspiration, so here you go.
HTML5 Learner Integration
Fair warning: you may get this mediocre pop song stuck in your head. But pop song aside; check out Jasmine Villegas's Internet Explorer-sponsored music video to show how using HTML5 can produce some really interesting viewer interaction. What if we incorporated this into our eLearning? Imagine, instead of fashion forward teenagers lamenting high school antics, there was a scene from World War II where you were fully immersed in the learning module--pictures of yourself and all. Dispersed throughout could be content-relative games. Imagine how fun (and interactive) learning could be then. Also, if you're the technologically savvy type, click the "Behind the Tech" link below the video to learn how these effects were created.
I've been playing around with this new iOS app for a little while now and I must say I really like the crisp design. The app is gorgeous. But looks aside, I see this being really useful as an on-the-go eLearning and mLearning tool. How's it work? Simply snap photos/videos from your smart phone and upload with the steps to complete the desired task. Large scale eLearning decks certainly have their place, but what if some workplace related tasks could be conveyed just as clearly this way? So easy!
SnapGuide is currently available for the iPhone only. You can search for it in the app marketplace, or visit this link and they will text a link to download directly to your phone for free.
Google's Project Glass
You have probably had your fill of news on Google's Project Glass. However, not only is this an exciting development for Augmented Reality in general, but the possibilities as they apply to eLearning and mLearning are pretty exciting. I've written about Google Goggles before, and how that technology could be applied to learning. This takes it a bit further. What if you didn't even have to point your phone at that building, landmark, statue, etc; instead, information automatically popped up, just by looking at it? Clearly, that is not the case today, but this latest Google project shows just how not-so-far-off that technology could be.
AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations: Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations.