01.26.11

Speaking at Training 2011 Conference in San Diego

Posted in Augmented Reality, Speaking at 8:17 pm by Curtis J. Morley

What: Speaking at Training 2011

When: February 9th 12:30-3:30 (2 Weeks from today)

Where: Training 2011 Conference, San Diego Convention Center, Room C4

Topic: Minority Report Learning — How Augmented Reality Makes E-Learning Kinesthetic

Prizes: Two RocketFish HD Webcams

One of the hottest new technologies is Augmented Reality. You will learn through this clinic the easy ways to implement Augmented Reality into your training and websites. You will also learn how kinesthetic engagement can enhance the training from a presentation to a viral experience. You will learn the best practices around the technology and how to make augmented reality a user-driven experience. Learn to:

  • Think differently about the web, mobile, and devices.
  • Use AR to engage users in the learning.
  • Create unique markers to your learning material.
  • Create 3D objects with open source (Free) technologies. Learn about viral coefficient.
  • Deploy on websites.

NOTE: Bring your own laptop computer with wireless internet capability to this session. Please also download Adobe Flash CS5, Blender 3D 2.49, Gimp, Flar Toolkit, Flar Starter Kit, and AR Marker Generator

I look forward to seeing everyone there. As always, Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

P.S. Scan this QR Code with your Android Phone or iPhone to set an appointment for the session.

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03.21.09

Speaking at Elearning DevCon – Flash + Google Analytics = FLOOGLYTICS

Posted in Adobe, Computers, Flash, Flex, Interactive, Search Engine, SEO, Speaking at 10:13 pm by Curtis J. Morley

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at the E-Learning DevConE-Learning DevCon is arguably the best Flash E-learning conference around.  This is one of those hidden gems that people talk about long after they are gone.  Some of the most respected E-learning and Interactive Instructional designers will be at this conference. Sign up quickly because it is filling up fast.

Presentation:

FLOOGLYTICS = Flash + Google Analytics

FLOOGLYTICS = Flash + Google Analytics

Flash and Google Analytics = FLOOGLYTICS
Flash has always been considered the ugly step sister in the world of SEO and Analytics. Well now Flash takes "Center Stage". Using Google Analytics data can be extracted from Flash that could never be pulled from HTML. This session will explore the ins-and-outs of how to setup Google Analytics to work most effectively with your Flash files and how to set up Flash to work most effectively with your Google Analytics account. Go beyond just seeing what users did. See what users meant to do or even wanted to do but didn't. The most important part of the equation is how to refine this gold that Flash and Google Analytics provide. Walk away from this session armed with the tools you need to implement Flooglytics and make your site effective.

Where:
E-Learning DevCon - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

When:
June 17th-19th 3:30 P.M.

So sign up for E-Learning DevCon and I let's make learning exciting again.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

Presenting at E-Learning DevCon – Cognitive Learning

Posted in Adobe, Computers, Flash, Flash 10, Flex, Speaking at 10:07 pm by Curtis J. Morley

I am excited to say that I will be speaking at the E-Learning DevConE-Learning DevCon is arguably the best Flash E-learning conference around.  This is one of those hidden gems that people talk about long after they are gone.  Some of the most respected E-learning and Interactive Instructional designers will be at this conference. Sign up quickly because it is filling up fast.

Presentation:

Cognitive Learning


Cognitive Learning Screenshot

Cognitive Learning Screenshot

This lecture will engage you and bring to life aspects of learning that are only now being tapped through technology. This style of learning walks through how technology can take learning from a passive experience to an engaged and cognitive experience. We will look at how the use of video and divergent paths can engage learners like never before. Curtis will show the product that has only been shown at one other conference - the Global Chinese Conference for Computing in Education. Come at let your brain be engaged.

Where:
E-Learning DevCon - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

When:
June 17th-19th 3:30 P.M.

So sign up for E-Learning DevCon and I let's make learning exciting again.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

01.01.09

New Years Resolutions

Posted in Awards, Error, Error, errors, Flash, Flex, Friends, Random thoughts, Speaking at 11:17 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Every year I am an avid reoslution maker and keeper.  I love to set golas and achieve them.  It all started in High School when I made a resolution with my best friend and cousin Vaughn Jensen to drink no soda for the entire year.  That was the first time that I set (and kept) a new years resolution.

I have many resolutions but I won't list them all here.  The ones I will list relate to this blog and to my life as Flash professional.

So here are my New Years Resolutions in no particular order:

  • Post every ActionScript Error that Flash/Fex will ever produce.
  • Speak on Flash/ Flex/ ActionScript at 3 conferences this year (at least 1 major)
  • Reply to all valid blog comments within 24 hours.
  • Post a Flash tutorial at least once a month (12+ total).
  • Organize all posts into the "Grand Poobah" list of all AS3 errors.
  • Create an AIR app that contains all the errors from my blog.
  • Get my training published on RMI and Lynda.
  • Win one major award for a Flash project that I complete.
  • Get ACE re-certified in Flash CS4, Flash Lite and Flex
  • Become an ACI
  • And finally no carbonation for 2009 (cold duck excluded)

And that is the list.  Check back Jan 1st 2010 and see how I did.

Thanks and Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

11.10.08

Speaking at FITC Amsterdam

Posted in Adobe, Analytics, Analytics, Flash, Flex, Speaking at 10:28 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Flooglytics = Flash + Google Analytics
I am excited to say that I will be speaking in Amsterdam in February at FITC AmsterdamFITC has always been one of the leading Flash conferences and happening around the globe.  This will be the full length version that goes more in-depth into techniques and case studies.

What:

Flash and Google Analytics = FLOOGLYTICS
Flash has always been considered the ugly step sister in the world of SEO and Analytics. Well now Flash takes “Center Stage”. Using Google Analytics data can be extracted from Flash that could never be pulled from HTML. This session will explore the ins-and-outs of how to setup Google Analytics to work most effectively with your Flash files and how to set up Flash to work most effectively with your Google Analytics account. Go beyond just seeing what users did. See what users meant to do or even wanted to do but didn’t. The most important part of the equation is how to refine this gold that Flash and Google Analytics provide. Walk away from this session armed with the tools you need to implement Floogylitics and make your site effective. Combine this session with the MAX session announcing the new developments at Google Analytics and you will be miles ahead of the competition.

Where: FITC Amsterdam

When: Feb 22-24, 2009

Links:

Curtis Morley Speaker Bio at FITC Amsterdam
Flooglytics - Flash and Google Analytics Summary

So sign up for and I will see you in the The Netherlands.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

10.16.08

Speaking at Adobe MAX – Flooglytics

Posted in Adobe, Flash, Flash 10, Flex, Search Engine, SEO, Speaking at 10:12 pm by Curtis J. Morley

Flooglytics = Flash + Google Analytics

I am excited to say that I will be speaking one month from today at the FITC Unconference at Adobe MAXFITC has always been one of the leading Flash conferences and has expanded to locations all around the globe.

What:

Flash and Google Analytics = FLOOGLYTICS
Flash has always been considered the ugly step sister in the world of SEO and Analytics. Well now Flash takes “Center Stage”. Using Google Analytics data can be extracted from Flash that could never be pulled from HTML. This session will explore the ins-and-outs of how to setup Google Analytics to work most effectively with your Flash files and how to set up Flash to work most effectively with your Google Analytics account. Go beyond just seeing what users did. See what users meant to do or even wanted to do but didn’t. The most important part of the equation is how to refine this gold that Flash and Google Analytics provide. Walk away from this session armed with the tools you need to implement Floogylitics and make your site effective. Combine this session with the MAX session announcing the new developments at Google Analytics and you will be miles ahead of the competition.

Where: FITC Unconference at Adobe MAX in San Francisco

When: November 19th 3:30 P.M.

So sign up for MAX and I will see you on Wednesday.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

08.28.08

Heeeee-lariouos – Design Minstrel sings about Flash

Posted in Adobe, Flash, Friends, Random thoughts, Speaking at 5:31 am by Curtis J. Morley

Matt Maxwell Sings at Flash ForwardAll right you Flashers. Stop banging your heads because of the latest Flash Error and go spend a little time with Matt Maxwell. Matt understands your pain and even sings about it. Once you hear Matt's lucid tomes you will be blown away at how well he understands your pain.

Matt recently sang one of his Songs about Flash at Flash Forward to a crowd of raving fans.

This is my favorite:
Flash Song by Matt Maxwell - Long Preloader

Matt is a phenominal designer, Flasher, interactive 3D website creator, and a stinking funny performer.

Check out his stuff:

www.MattMaxwellDesign.com

www.designmnistrel.com

Hopefully this will give you a break from those wicked Flash/Flex/AS3 errors and give you a good laugh.

Happy Flashing,

Curtis J. Morley

06.02.08

Speaking at TTIX

Posted in Speaking at 8:38 pm by Curtis J. Morley

I will be presenting again this year at TTIX. This year I will be talking on the GoCourse Learning System. The topic will be "Challenges and Advantages of Online Learning". This will be a fun and interactive session. Everyone attending will get a login and can test drive the system. For more details visit the TTIX website.

http://ttix.org/blog/challenges-and-advantages-of-online-learning/

Thanks,

Curtis J. Morley

03.06.08

Speaking on Flash and Flex at UVSC

Posted in Flash, Flex, quicktip, Speaking at 7:09 am by Curtis J. Morley

Thanks to Thor for having me come present in the Multimedia Dept. The class was great. As promised here are the links to examples, applications, and books that I talked about.

Applications that I have been a part of

Rifle Builder - Shopping Cart application built originally in Flash 5
LDS.org/cm - The Original Interactive Sheet Music Player
MusicRain.com
- Commercial Interactive Sheet Music
LogoMaker.com - HP Purchased LogoMaker in-part because of the success of this application.
Thanksgiving Point Dinosaur Games - Click on the "Games and Coupons" button
RideHarder.com - New design by Element
SolutionOverview.com - Green Screen interactive video
BrainHoney - Learning tool for self publication, uses mashups and Facebook integration. upload whatever files you want and make a lesson or learn what you don't know.

Applications turned into web apps:

Photoshop:
http://www.flauntr.com/ -
http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome
-
http://www.splashup.com/
- Fauxto now caled Splashup This is the most fully featured one I have found.

Mapping -
FlashEarth.com -
maps.yahoo.com -

Microsoft Word:
BuzzWord.com
Grant Skinner Spell Checker for text editing

Image seam carving:
http://swieskowski.net/carve/ - Neat example
http://www.quasimondo.com/archives/000652.php - Example with code
http://rsizr.com/ this one is amazing and you can do it yourself

Video Editing:
RichFLV - Flash Based Video Editing Tool done with Flash/Flex and published with AIR

Motion detection & Vid Cam like Minority Report etc..
incomplet.gskinner.com

Sheet Music Applications -
LDS.org/cm - The Original Interactive Sheet Music Player
MusicRain.com
- Commercial Interactive Sheet Music

Books:
Adobe Digital Editions

Quicken:
mint.com - Web based version of Quickenfor money management

The Radio:
www.pandora.com - the music genome project

iTunes:
www.anywhere.fm/player

Outlook:
www.goowy.com/index.aspx - Flash web based Outlook knock-off.

Great Books For Flash, Flex, and ActionScript -

ActionScript

Intermediate Books

Begining Books

Books not to buy

  • AS3 Game Programming University - Only buy this book if you have never used Flash. The games are good BASIC games but the graphics are horrible and the examples don't really teach the prinicples behind game design.
  • Flash CS3 The missing manual. - You might as well buy the Dummies book(see below) if you are going to buy this one. Not a good place to start. Not comprehensive. Not well written.
  • Flash CS3 On Demand - This book should not be allowed to be called CS3 because some of the examples are not even using AS3. If you own Flash 8 then you will want this book but not for CS3.
  • Flash CS3 for Dummies - You are not a dumb, but may feel like it after spending any money on this book. They do have good cartoons though.

Thanks,

Curtis J. Morley

06.17.07

BRAINhoney Beta @ NECC Conference

Posted in Flash, Speaking at 10:35 pm by Curtis J. Morley

BRAINHoney

We will be presenting the Beta of the next wave in education at the NECC conference in Atlanta Georgia. This educational revolution is called BRAINHoney. We are excited to demo this new online collaborative learning community & the tools that bring rich multimedia lesson development into the hands of everyone, everywhere, at anytime.

If you are at NECC please come see the full demo presentation and sign up to be one of our Beta testers. We are also giving away iPods. BRAINHoney is a product of agilix inc. & can be found in the conference program. If you are not going to be at the conference & would still like to get one of the limited spots on the BRAINHoney Beta team, then please post a comment here & we will contact you.

As always Happy Flashing & Happy Learning.

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