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Making Forklift eLearning Interesting w/Examples

Submitted by Kingsley on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 09:36

About a year ago I was presented the opportunity to create some online training for folks getting certified to drive a forklift. The objectives were to familiarize them with the parts and pieces of the forklift, point out differences between forklifts/cars, and stress safety.
Right away I thought... "This could get boring for the student within a few slides!" So I set out to build some useful interactions and look for ways to display data in a non-traditional format.

My G1 had to be put down Saturday.

Submitted by Kingsley on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:52

My G1 has survived a lot of abuse at my hands. Many wipes, hacks, failed mod attempts…

However, what ultimately led to its demise was a simple hardware failure; also possibly my fault.

It seems as if the Red Power button was stuck down. So no matter what I was doing the Power Off menu kept popping to the foreground. As soon as I would dismiss it, pop! It would be back again. Which made it impossible to anything with the phone.

Google uses cool eLearning to introduce Wave

Submitted by Kingsley on Wed, 10/07/2009 - 09:25

Got my wave invite this morning ( thx @jeffl8n ).
As soon a I logged in I checked out the first 'wave'.
Google embedded a youtube video of a guy explaining how to use wave.
It's nothing fancy (just 2 mins) but I think it is a good example of how eLearning doesn't have to by long and complex to make its point and keep users interested.
I made a screenr of it for you:

Print Quizmaker results w/javascript #screenr #Articulate

Submitted by Kingsley on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 12:59

In the Articulate Forums Squid asks:
"I'm using a kiosk that has the toolbar locked down to prevent internet surfing. Is there a way to print to a network printer without a print icon?"
Basically all that needs to be done is to create a button with a hyperlink to javascript:window.print();
I created a quick screenr to demo it.

video fun

Submitted by Kingsley on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 16:01

My friend Greg got a new HD cam a few months ago and we've been itching to shoot something.
We decided to do a cooking show spoof. We both loving cooking too...
Our wives graciously volunteered to star as our chefs.
We shot the whole thing in about 2 hours and hope to edit it this week.
So maybe this weekend we will have a Grand Opening!
Here are a few seconds of video I took with my phone.

Mobile Themed my Drupal site.

Submitted by Kingsley on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 16:07

I wanted to offer a 'lighter' theme for mobile visitors so I tried out the Mobile Tools module http://drupal.org/project/mobile_tools
I got it to work for me after I made some customizations.

It is very good module that has a lot of options...
The method that appealed to me the most was an option to display a block asking the user if they would like to switch. It even detects if its a mobile user browsing the desktop version. That way you don't have to have the block up all the time.

Drupal, blogapi, Twitter, PixelPipe &Android

Submitted by Kingsley on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 16:31

I like all the items mentioned in the title.
I use the drupal twitter module to send tweets when I add content to my site. I use pixelpipe to send content to my site from my android phone via drupal's blogapi module.
Unfortunatly the blogapi module does not trigger the twitter module.
One work around is using the actions/trigger module but that doesnt pipe the URL though tinyurl first.
Here is my solution.
I altered the twitter_actions.module so that it automagicly converts the url (using existing code)