115 BYOL: Adapt—Getting Started with an Open-Source eLearning Tool
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 25
In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to get started using Adapt to create highly customizable eLearning. You’ll explore the basic functionality of this tool and find out how it can solve your eLearning development challenges. You’ll then find out how to create custom plugins that extend Adapt’s functionality and can be added by non-developers. The development skills you’ll learn in this session will help you focus on creating tools that support the content designer, instead of spending your time copying and pasting pages and pages of eLearning content that they provide.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the unique capabilities of Adapt as an eLearning content platform
- How to create highly customizable eLearning content using the Adapt authoring tool
- How to create a custom plugin for Adapt to extend functionality
- How to add your custom plugin to the Adapt authoring tool for use by non-developers
discussed in this session:
The Adapt framework and the Adapt authoring tool.
A laptop with Node.JS installed. The presenter will provide text editor files before the session.
Managing Partner, Strategy and New Product Development
Chad Udell is the managing partner, strategy and new product development, at Float. Chad is author of two books on mobile learning-related topics, Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training and Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success. Chad leads his design and development teams to successful outcomes and award-winning work via a strong background in both disciplines and a singular focus on quality. He is an instructor on interactive design at Bradley University, and in 2015 was presented with The eLearning Guild’s highest award of Guild Master in recognition of his impact on the learning industry.
Augmented Reality Developer
Steve Richey is a software developer at Float focusing on mobile, augmented reality, and machine learning. He was the lead developer on Cydalion, an application that uses the Tango sensors on select Android devices to provide navigational assistance to people who are blind or visually impaired. Steve has also done AR research for the US Department of Defense, crafting a holistic solution for challenges faced by users in operational environments for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). Before joining Float, Steve was a nuclear electrician in the US Navy and earned his MBA at Illinois State University.