Thursday, December 12, 2019

How to Convert PowerPoint to eLearning #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

While this is really an advert for iSpring it does contain a lot of useful things to consider when developing a PowerPoint for your lessons. While it targets eLearning (students self directed) the ideas can also be useful for face-to-face classes to.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Using MS teams as an LMS in Higher Education #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

High tech for higher ed: An Australian engineering professor revamps student learning with Teams

citizen developer - Microsoft Power Automate #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Building connected business solutions with Microsoft Power Automate 
Microsoft Power Automate is a low-code and no-code tool that empowers citizen developers ( Citizen developers are employees who work on the front lines of their organization, so they are more readily aware of opportunities for improvement and innovation than their IT counterparts. ) to build systems that complete sophisticated workflows by connecting familiar productivity tools and applications, which drives value for the business. Microsoft uses Power Automate to approve off-cycle payroll, take time off, and run meetings with multiple presenters.

Monday, May 27, 2019

How to Speed up Wordpress #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvweb

Some of the most effective techniques for boosting the performance of your WordPress site 
Chambers, J. (2019) 21 Ways to Speed Up WordPress. Retrieved from

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Samsung AI brings the Mona Lisa (or any other picture) to life

Futurist AI technology will allow realistic  videos of talking heads... So effectively video fakes will be nearly impossible to detect.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Are 'Learning Styles' Real? #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'
A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked (Khazan, 2018)
One of the biggest myths known to teacherdom is learning styles (Wheeler, 2011)  

Khazan, O. (2018, Ape 11)The Myth of 'Learning Styles', The Atlantic. Retrieved from
Wheeler, S. (2011) A convenient untruth. Retrieved from

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

70 Social Networking Sites (That You Should Know About in 2019) #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

This article reviews an extensive list of platforms, meant as a complete resource to find more ways to get "social" online. 
2019 Order of "You need to know - English centric)
  1. Facebook (2.23 billion, English-US)
  2. WhatsApp (1.5 billion, English-US)
  3. Snapchat (300 million, English-US)
  4. Twitter (321 million, English-US)
  5. Twitch (Video) (4.6 million, English US)
  6. Tencent (QQ) (694.1 million, Chinese)
  7. WeChat (1 billion, Chinese)
11. Instagram (1 billion +, English-US)
14. FB Messenger (1.5 billion, English-US)

70 Social Networking Sites (That You Should Know About in 2019) (n.d.) . UK Web Host Review . Retrieved from

Thursday, February 28, 2019

5 UX career trends for 2019 | Inside Design Blog #vmvwiki #vmvux

1. UX Specialist
2. UX freelancing
3. Skills beyond the screen (augmented and virtual reality, voice user interfaces and chat bots) 
4. Self learning(E-learning) 
5. Ethical design

Monday, February 18, 2019

Presentation design principles for better PowerPoint design #vmvwiki #vmvmmedia #vmvppt

Lots of design principles to make your presentations stand out. 

Emotion Detection/Recognition #vmvwiki #vmvsocial

Maps facial and or verbal expressions. Used by marketers to test products and security firms. (Wikipedia contributors, 2019)

Product test with three different testers.

Participants have to rate two different portions of chocolate. Their emotions are captured with a webcam and the offline software for desktop computer process the information instantly. Data and metrics are obtained in real-time.

Real-time sensory test with emotion recognition. Software for desktop computer [2:24min] (2018) Retrieved from

Emotion-detecting AI (video & audio)

Emotion-detecting AI: If a marketer can get you to cry, he can get you to buy (2018)  [2:00min]. Retrieved from


Wikipedia contributors. (2019, February 17). Emotion recognition. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:51, February 18, 2019, from

(Thanks to student MC 2019)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Top 10 technologies to watch in 2019 #vmvwiki

So far unimpressed with VR. Headsets too clumsy and hard to watch a movie with screens so close to your eyes. 
There is enough resistance to 3d glasses for TV's... Enough that manufacturers have ceased 3d TV production (though hope passive 3d for ultra HD will reappear). 
Dumb phones will be a short fad.. A few will adopt.. A bit like vinyl records. 

Top 10 technologies to watch in 2019 - NZ Herald