Interview about mobile game #AmericanDream on @GettingSmart http://ow.ly/aHT3E #edtech #edchat #edreform #IOLchat
Enjoyng the 1st year of success from helping create iAdvocate, Advanced Authoring begins working on its second venture with Syracuse University. AccessSU will be a mobile website designed to provide accessible resources and information available on and around the Syracuse campus for individuals with disabilities. Among the resources, a map showing accessible areas of campus such as parking, restrooms, elevators and building access ramps. Plans are also being laid to provide direct routes, and allow the Syracuse community to share comments and tips to help others.
We took our first step into the e-commerce world helping RACproducts.com deliver parts, support and training to its customers. From keyboard trays to car-wash parts, the site features everything needed to keep a rental-car operation running. The mobile ready site allows agency staff to place orders, on location, directly from the facility. And the site provides bonuses like video tutorials for servicing or installing equipment, video support and mobile ready. In lieu of a service call, smartphone video chats can be used to inspect onsite equipment and provide guidance to an agency’s staff. Advanced Authoring will be joining RACprocuts.com in Las Vegas in March to help advertise and promote the site. See RACproducts.com
We worked with Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital to create a mobile web site that delivers information designed to help patients better manage symptoms that usually occur during bone marrow transplant recovery. The site provides helpful advice from former patients and is designed to be available truly anytime, anywhere help is needed. In addition the application tracks patients’ use of the app, which provides valuable research data for doctors and nursing staff to improve treatments.
The Adobe Education Exchange promises to be an excellent source of Adobe curriculum written by and for teachers and for students from k-16. It also will allow its members (sign-up is free) to share ideas and build networks with other educators in the same disciplines or areas of interest. But resources on the exchange aren’t limited to curriculum centered around Adobe products. Ideas, activities and curriculum are categorized by members who share by age group, activity and area of study to make things easier to find.
After being online for a little over a month, it already has over 900 members.
Check it out here!
Friday, August 6 is my last day as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist, on campus, at Miami University.
I’ll be moving my family to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I will be serving as a consultant and Creative Director/Founder for Advanced Authoring LLC. I started Advanced Authoring in 1996 to create websites and presentations. But, after the successes at Miami and several external requests for interactive learning activities, Advanced Authoring will move into the online and hybrid learning space. I’ll helping a number of universities and businesses fulfill their e-learning, mobile and educational game needs.
Some on the list include:
- Art Institutes
- South University
- Argosy University
- Southern Methodist University
In addition, I will continue support the faculty at Miami.
It’s been a great nine years at Miami. I’ve worked with some incredible faculty and made some great friends at Advanced Learning Technologies. I’ve also been blessed with a team of very talented student workers that help me create these learning activities.
Thankfully, my management always supported my ideas, efforts and creativity to make learning activities more meaningful and engaging to the learner. I also have to thank them for encouraging professional development. I’ve learned so much over the years. Thank you Gail, Carolyn and Robert.
Thank you Miami and A.L.T.!