The very first website with parallax scrolling effect was designed by Ian Coyle in 2011. It was the site for Nike “Nike Better World”. These days parallax scrolling is overused by a wide range of websites. However, it’s a great tool that gives pleasant user experience and is a perfect solution for storytelling. In this roundup I put together 30 fantastic examples of parallax scrolling websites for your inspiration. Feel free to click on the images to see the parallax scrolling websites in action....
“ “ Download Aurasma, then check out how to add depth and engagement to your Prezis using augmented reality.” (RT @Bcodesal: Prezi + Aurasma: Add depth and engagement to your presentations with augmented reality!”
Via Pekka Puhakka
"Digital storytelling http://bit.ly/1cs2x9O ; is an art form conveying a message. It uses images and voice narration to convey emotion with the message, and to ignite empathy from the audience. It incorporates storyboarding and writing a script. It is created with digital tools and published on the Internet."
Via John Evans
“ Haven't you always wanted to get closer to a Blue Weevil? What about a Western Hercules Beetle? Well now you can, thanks to an Augmented Reality experience developed by Arium3D Technologies LLC, a ...”
Via Pekka Puhakka
Want an easier way to log into your Gmail account? How about a quick tap on your computer with the ring on your finger?
This may be closer than you think. Google’s security team outlines this sort of ring-finger authentication in a new research paper, set to be published late this month in the engineering journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. In it, Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and Engineer Mayank Upadhyay outline all sorts of ways they think people could wind up logging into websites in the future — and it’s about time.
2012 may have been the year that the password broke. It seemed like everyone on the internet received spam e-mail or desperate pleas for cash — the so-called “Mugged in London” scam — from the e-mail accounts of people who had been hacked. And Wired’s own Mat Honan showed everyone just how damaging a hack can be.
Public ServiceUK Education: Digital revolution bypassing UK educationeGov monitorTeaching and learning in the 21st century needs to be 'turbo-charged' by educational technology rather than using technologies designed for other purposes, according ...
And if there is a topic dear to my heart around learning and education in general, specifically, in a corporate environment, that would have to be Informal / Social Learning. What else? That's why today I thought I would share a ...
In 2011, Joey J. Lee, Ph.D and Jessica Hammer, an Assistant Professor and Graduate Fellow from Teachers College Columbia University in New York, published this paper on the subject, entitled Gamification in Education: ...
I believe all the technology being developed today will not solve the problems of education if it does not deliberately and purposefully include the social element. And I believe in the power of open social learning systems to ...
The bold visual design of Infographics makes it easy to digest facts and figures about a given subject. There’s some great infographics based on interesting topics related to web design, from articles explaining the benefits of responsive design to interesting statistics about the industry. Today I showcase 15 interesting Infographics that every web designer will enjoy. Give your scrolling finger some exercise as you browse through this lengthy post!...
A new report on prestige brands says that Instagram is the Superman of social media, especially in terms of engagement.“Instagram has demonstrated more traction than any other platform in 2013, and it registered the strongest year-on-year growth among mobile apps,” says Scott Galloway, founder of L2, a think tank for digital innovation, in its report. And with its clear strategy for monetization and “continual innovation, it's an obvious choice for consumer brands.”The survey of 249 luxury brands finds that 93% are currently on Instagram, up from 63% in July of last year. And while it is just one-tenth the size of Facebook (which acquired it back in 2012), it has 15 times the level of user engagement that Facebook does. And Pinterest, about a third of Instagram’s size, has only about a third of the level of engagement that Instagram users do. All that “makes Instagram arguably the best tech acquisition of the past five years.”“”
Via Jeff Domansky
"We’ve taken a look at QR codes before–how they can be used to empower student voices, for example.
While the potential is great, in short a QR Code is a physical link that can be scanned by smartphones or tablets in mobile learning circumstances. The following list from listly user Marianna Talei offers a huge variety of QR resources, from QR code generators to attaching images and hosting QR code treasure hunts."
Social media is one of the most effective ways for you and your business to get more traffic and generate new leads. Having a presence on all the major networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is a necessity these days for any business. But what tools are the social media gurus actually using to manage these multiple accounts?
This is a continuation of my previous post on What theory best supports Future Education and Learning? Here is Stephen Downes nice post on MOOC. I found Stephen's talk resonating, especially when he says: I think that in ...
Wiley and Blackboard Launch Combined Digital Learning IntegrationMarketWatch (press release)Nearly 2000 institutions have adopted Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, Blackboard's flagship learning management platform, to take advantage of its improved ...
ePals, which operates the largest social learning networking site specifically designed for children and teachers, has been focused on creating a safe and secure education experience for children for more than 15 years.
Ultimately the strength of Vygotsky's learning theory stands or falls on his social constructivism, the idea that learning is fundamentally a socially mediated and constructed activity. This is a detailed recasting of Marxist ...
Adobe has announced the launch of version 2.0 of its Open Source Media Framework(OSMF), an open software framework for building media players and applications, based on the company's closed source Flash platform. Kelash Kumar, Adobe Video Solutions Group Product Manager, says that the new version of OSMF includes a number of improvements aimed at helping developers "create even more engaging experiences" and notes that the developers have "reworked the inner workings of OSMF".
OSMF 2.0 includes changes to the Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) algorithm and APIs that improve overall performance, and updates the default Switch Manager, which determines when a bit rate change should be made and to what quality. Doneness support in version 2.0 means that the framework can now distinguish between HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) content streams shutting down due to server-side problems and shutting down because an event stream has completed.
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