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Friday, November 03, 2006

Incredibly Cool! Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development

Last week I moderated an event on Web 2.0 where we had speakers from IBM, Google, Microsoft, Sony and others talking about what it really means (especially for corporations). One of the most interesting things was the Enterprise Mashup demonstration by Rod Smith at IBM. He basically showed how a business-user would be able to wire together an application. This is very similar to what I discussed back in March - Promise of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 - Comparison to Macros, IDEs, and Visual Basic.

Now, you have a chance to play around with this kind of thing yourself. Do the following:
  1. Go to
  2. Click "Add tab" at the top
  3. Drag and drop Comics onto the page
  4. Click the little drop down arrow top right in the comic widget to change the comic
  5. Click the little blue down arrow below the list of widgets to see more
  6. Play around a bit

But is this usable by me? Now go look at the Google Gadgets which work on Any Web Page.

What's this got to do with eLearning? Now go visit my previous article: Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups. Take the poll while you are at it.

Wow, you mean I could put a dynamic poll in the middle of my courseware? Yep. Or allow them to make notes to each other? Or ???

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