This week I am traveling in Orlando, FL. attending our fourth Adobe Learning Summit, and staying the rest of the week for the Learning Solutions 2011 conference..
Our Adobe eLearning conference went very well and I’d like to thank everyone who spent their day here with us learning and sharing what they do with our software.
Not surprising, one topic that stood out this year was Mobile Learning (aka mLearning). During the closing session, our panel received many questions on this very topic, and we shared some of the things Adobe is working on, including Wallaby, which is an experimental technology on Adobe Labs for converting Flash files to HTML5, Device Central, as well as what the availability of Flash Player 10.2 for the Motorola Xoom, which runs Honeycomb means to mLearning.
On Friday, Adobe released Flash Player 10.2 on the Android Market for Android 3.0 devices, namely the Motorola Xoom, which I happen to have here with me at the conference. The timing of this release couldn’t have been more perfect, as I was able to install Flash Player 10.2 and play around with a sample course developed in Adobe Captivate 5.
During my session I showed how I was able to go through a Captivate Show-me, Try-me and Test-me Simulation on my Motorola Xoom, through the Browser and via the Flash Player 10.2, just as we do today using a desktop computer. I had to repeat several times that I did not need to do anything special to my Adobe Captivate project to make this happen, all I did was publish the project and then uploaded the course to my blog. This is a direct result of the consistency the Flash Players gives us across desktop computers and now Tablets.
If you have a Motorola Xoom and want to experience this yourself, here’s the LINK to the Captivate simulation. Note, the project is a bit large, so please be patient as it loads.
For those of you who do not have this tablet, I recorded a quick video showing what the experience is like. Please check it out and let me know what you think.