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Vivid’s MD on expert panel

Mick Landmann, Vivid’s MD, will be on an expert panel at the Education Investor Summit in London on 17th. April 2012. One of the key topics is the ‘Digital revolution and what it means for education’.

The Education Investor Summit is the annual destination for the education industry, bringing the entire sector together in a single forum to discuss common concerns and provide opportunities for networking at the highest level.

In-App purchasing added to App

Vivid have just added in-App purchasing to MacMillan’s Sounds: The Pronunciation App. This allows users to buy new wordlists from within the app to use in the app.

in-App wordlist purchasing choicesA choice of 12 new wordlists can be purchased and more lists will be added to this each year.

Wordlists are graded (based on existing Macmillan course books) allowing learners of English to progress to more and more complex words.

After purchase, new wordlists are integrated into the current app and so can be used throughout: wordlist text and audio, practice questions and quiz.

Additionally, these new wordlists come with some example phrases (text and audio), putting some of the words into an everyday context.

This latest development is a great example of how Vivid are using mobile technology to provide solutions for clients to enhance their products.

Wordlists screen

Sounds: The Pronunciation App version 2 (April 2012) is available from either the App Store or  Google Play (formerly Android Market).

Vivid MD stranded abroad (updated)

Mick stuck abroad

Is this Vivid MD Mick Landmann stranded in Lanzarote as a result of the Iceland Volcano, hard at work or is it a banker who has just received details of his latest bonus!

Vivid MD Mick Landmann has been the victim of the Icelandic volcano having been stranded in Lanzarote following a week’s holiday there. He has been in contact with the office back home via email and text and is due to fly home soon after an additional week on the island.

Here’s what he had to say:

“It may seem idyllic to be stuck in somewhere like this but actually it has its stresses.

My 15 year old daughter has important exams she really doesn’t want to miss having worked hard all year for them. We did actually get her mock GCSE PE exam emailed to us and she sat the exam in as near to exam conditions as we could manage here. The results were emailed back to the school for marking. She also misses her friends, Mum, Dad and younger brother being a poor substitute.

My 12 year old son by contrast thinks it’s Christmas secretly hoping for more volcanic ash to be spewed into the atmosphere.

All in all, though, we are looking forward to being back home and life getting back to normal.”

UPDATE: Rather annoyingly, Mick has now found his way back to the UK and is once again lurking in the office.

Mick’s musings

Vivid Interactive MD, Mick Landmann, has set up a blog to discuss issues around education and digital media. He is very keen to extend his discussion to anyone who is involved in or has views on education in the 21st century.

Mick’s musings

We’d like to see you at BETT 2008

Thank you for coming to our new website.

We will be at BETT 2008 and if you are interested in what Vivid have to offer and you will also be at BETT let us come to you for a chat.

Just contact our Managing Director, Mick Landmann, with your contact details, stand number and preferred times (if any) for Mick to come and see you at your stand (or indeed anywhere else).

Look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to our new website

Thanks for coming to the site. We have completely revamped our website to reflect changes going on in the world of digital media and changes going on within Vivid Interactive in response.

In a nutshell we are in the midst of a communications revolution with the spectre of digital media changing the ways we all communicate and the way information, in its varied forms, is distributed.

The world is changing and so are we.

Whilst embracing the whole of digital technology, we are wholly focussed on the use of this technology for education. This is our passion and what we do best.

To fully address the whole of the technology we are involved in the Digital Horizons project, as its name suggests a project that aims to explore the full potential of digital media.

We are also establishing collaborations with others in the worlds of gaming, mobile phone content, film and TV, to further consolidate and broaden our 20 years experience of producing high quality digital media education resources.

The website tells the story. Have a look and contact us for more.