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5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

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Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  Therefore, when you add elearning and mobile learning to the mix, you are asking or demanding that your learners add more information to what they consume each day.

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

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"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

Desktop Screen Video Resolutionator- anator for eLearning Screen Video Sessions

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When creating graphics, screens, or courses, I always layout my screen with margin and functional guides before I begin. You know, the lines pulled from the rulers that assist in element layout. Over the years and hundreds of screen video sessions later, I realized there is one layout tool that I use all the time for screen video sessions, and I wanted to share. being used in my elearning courses.

Adding A Little Perspective to eLearning & mLearning

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I always work add as much depth and dimension to my courses as possible. Often times, if you just know the right tool and process, you can achieve great results. Today, we are going to focus on a simple visual engagement technique; adding a little visual perspective to your screen. DEVMore Videos

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Managing SMEs #2 - Creating ISD & SME Collaboration in eLearning & mLearning with SME Content Development Plan

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If we don't communicate what we need, how will those  around us know what to do?  . As of this year, my wife and I have been married eleven years, and we have 3 kids, ages 10,8, and 6. Suffice it to say,  we have some conflict everyday. The daily grind of work, house, school, kids, and a dog create family issues. Resentment builds in relationships because of poor expectations. Sound familiar?

QuickTIP - Loading a External Mobile Video in Mobile SCORM Shell

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Many people are asking, "How do I take video content that I already have on a web server or youTube and make it mobile with SCORM tracking?" This article is demonstrates a simple method, on the course authoring side, to get your videos on mobile devices with some SCORM tracking. A few things to be aware of before we begin: 1. DEVMore Videos

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #1 Don't Build Courses - Design Programs

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I live in what is called a "master planned community" meaning a team designed our community architecture, layout, streets, parks and amenities.down to the last detail. We all have very similar houses, mailboxes, fencing, and color scheme. . In a housing development such as ours, houses are built in days, not months. We get new neighbors all the time. The results: . High Quality Homes.

Using the New Custom Content Page and Alternate Mobile Content

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With the November 27th release, we have added a new custom content page. This page now allows you to add and create custom Flash or HTML5 data to your courses. You are able to do this 2 separate ways. You can either add a Flash or HTML5 file that you have already created or you can use our WYSIWYG editor and create your own HTML5 data. It can be found under the Custom category. eLearning Strategy

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Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

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When creating your course, there may be times that you will need or want to incorporate PowerPoints that you have previously created. You can quickly load these pre-made pages into your project but there are a few key things to remember when doing so. When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. For the most part, you won't notice any difference. Tools

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

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Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. By my count, with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, we connect through technology to our lives and businesses at least a dozen ways.  Therefore, when we add elearning and mlearning to the mix, we demand that learners consume more information each day. Timely generally being the most difficult.

Make it Personal - Increase eLearning Retention with Personal Connections

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I live the American Dream. went to school, have a great career, and my family has a higher standard of living than my parents. attribute much of those achievements to technology, as a matter of fact without technology, more specifically elearning, my life would be very different from what it is today. Instructional Design

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Managing SMEs #3 - Tools and Tips for Gathering SME Content for eLearning & mLearning Development

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I've done the email thing, the word doc thing, and the spreadsheet thing. What's the right tool for you and your team when it comes to SME information gathering? That’s an interesting question. You have to find the right tools, process and workflow for your team.  . In this article, I will try to give you some tips and tools to gathering SME knowledge and experience. eLearning Strategy

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Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

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I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. It's a flexible full featured animation tool.  The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters.

Reaching & Teaching - Mobile Provides Opportunity for Virtual Coaching

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Why create Mobile Learning? It's not what you think. So there's lots of buzz on "learning street" about mobile.  Why create mobile content? Many think it's to keep up with technology, however, I believe there's a stronger need and motivation. Mobile devices are an extension of us. An extension of our learners. eLearning Strategy

DECLARE - Instructional Design for Everyone

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I had been teaching 2D Animation (Flash) for about seven years, and the final semester projects always required each student building a small multimedia lesson to teach something. Generally, five content pages with animation, interactivity, video, text, images etc. Um.sound familiar? Their final projects were basic online courses built all in Flash. Instructional Design

On Alaskan Cruise: Needed Offline Access for Mobile Content

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Last week, I was lucky enough to take a belated honeymoon Alaskan cruise. have had the pleasure of being married 11 years, and it was time for our first true vacation. I'm not a slouch, I was teaching the Fall semester at Baylor University in 2001 when we got marrid, and I couldn't leave, the kids came along, and finally we got to go. realized a couple of things: 1. photo by jB). Tools

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Are you just filling the page? - DRAWMore Fireworks Video #1

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I remember the first time I created a transparency or PowerPoint slide, and I was happy to see there was clipart to help me fill in the screen. However, as I began to develop CBT and online courses, I needed to improve my graphics skills. VIDEO >>   Are you just filling the page? Brief discussion on the effectiveness of simple graphical models. Happy Development,  . The Developer: On Duty.

Uploading Your Own Page Templates

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 . Because it is standardized on XML and Adobe Flash, you can create your own page templates to help decrease development time and to adapt to requirements that change from project to project. For example, lets say that every course you create comes with an objectives page that looks very similar. The only difference is the content. Below is how to add your custom page template Rapid Intake.

Helpful Hints When Trouble Shooting: Clearing Your Cache

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At times when creating courses you will come across issues where all is needed to do is clear your browsers cache. Below are the steps on how to do that for Internet Explore, Chrome, and Safari. Internet Explore: These steps are relatively the same for versions 8 and 9. With your browser open click on the small gear icon on the Right hand side of the window. eLearning Strategy

Adding Custom Course Style

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One of the great features of the authoring tool is having the ability to add your own custom course style. After you create your style you will need it upload it to your account. This can be done under the "Admin" tab on your account. Once there you will want to look for the option "Add or Update Custom Course Styles" under the Customization Topic. eLearning Strategy

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

Adding an Articulate Storyline course

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Because of the way Articulate Story line is set up, there are a few things you need to do to add a course to the Review tool. These steps are as follows:  . You will first need to create a new project. Do this by click on the "Add Project" button as seen below. Then Click on the "Review" Button. . On the next screen you will need name your project and select and assign you team lead and members.

Rapid Intake Course Style Samples

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I created this video so that we can have an easy way to see how each of the Flash and mobile course styles look and function.  . eLearning Strategy

Rapid Intake Course Style Samples

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I created this video so that we can have an easy way to see how each of the Flash and mobile course styles look and function.  . eLearning Strategy

Using the New Custom Content Page and Alternate Mobile Content

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With the November 27th release, we have added a new custom content page. This page now allows you to add and create custom Flash or HTML5 data to your courses. You are able to do this 2 separate ways. You can either add a Flash or HTML5 file that you have already created or you can use our WYSIWYG editor and create your own HTML5 data. It can be found under the Custom category. eLearning Strategy

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Linking to a separate page

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When creating a link in your course you have a few different options opened for you. You can link to an outside website. You can link to an PDF that has been loaded to your media manager or an image as well. You can as well link to a page that is in the course itself. To create a link to another page in the course, you set it up to begin with as any other link. eLearning Strategy

Linking to a seperate page

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When creating a link in your course you have a few different options opened for you. You can link to an outside website. You can link to an PDF that has been loaded to your media manager or an image as well. You can as well link to a page that is in the course itself. To create a link to another page in the course, you set it up to begin with as any other link. eLearning Strategy

Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

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When creating your course, there may be times that you will need or want to incorporate PowerPoints that you have previously created. You can quickly load these pre-made pages into your project but there are a few key things to remember when doing so. When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. For the most part, you won't notice any difference. Tools

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Mobile Learning: Two Ways to Communicate With the SCORM LMS

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One of the biggest challenges facing mobile learning course authors today is how to communicate with the learning management system (LMS). Most LMSes are either SCORM or AICC conformant. These are two standards that makes sure that courses can communicate student data with a wide variety of LMSes, regardless of the vendor. Development

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

A better way to develop front-line managers !It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

QuickTIP - Loading a External Mobile Video in Mobile SCORM Shell

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Many people are asking, "How do I take video content that I already have on a web server or youTube and make it mobile with SCORM tracking?" This article is demonstrates a simple method, on the course authoring side, to get your videos on mobile devices with some SCORM tracking. A few things to be aware of before we begin: 1. DEVMore Videos

Adding A Little Perspective to eLearning & mLearning

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I always work add as much depth and dimension to my courses as possible. Often times, if you just know the right tool and process, you can achieve great results. Today, we are going to focus on a simple visual engagement technique; adding a little visual perspective to your screen. DEVMore Videos

Why eLearning/mLearning Professionals Should Still Learn Flash

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I have read dozens of articles about the death of Flash, and the advantages of HTML5. However, there's a fundamental role in which Flash can play for non-FlashPlayer environments. It's a flexible full featured animation tool.  The issues with Flash and mobile devices revolve around FlashPlayer. Before that I was using Macromedia Director then Flash to create animated models and characters.

Managing SMEs #3 - Tools and Tips for Gathering SME Content for eLearning & mLearning Development

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I've done the email thing, the word doc thing, and the spreadsheet thing. What's the right tool for you and your team when it comes to SME information gathering? That’s an interesting question. You have to find the right tools, process and workflow for your team.  . In this article, I will try to give you some tips and tools to gathering SME knowledge and experience. eLearning Strategy

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

In the US alone, companies spend over $70 billion on corporate training and about $1000 on individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what's the result? Companies end up wasting millions of dollars each year on ineffective training practices.

Managing SMEs #2 - Creating ISD & SME Collaboration in eLearning & mLearning with SME Content Development Plan

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If we don't communicate what we need, how will those  around us know what to do?  . As of this year, my wife and I have been married eleven years, and we have 3 kids, ages 10,8, and 6. Suffice it to say,  we have some conflict everyday. The daily grind of work, house, school, kids, and a dog create family issues. Resentment builds in relationships because of poor expectations. Sound familiar?

Managing SMEs #1 - Understanding ISD & SME Tensions in eLearning & mLearning Instructional Design

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"You can't design a course with them, and you don't have good content without them." In too many organizations, this statement sums up the relationship with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). In order to create good courses, Instructional System Designers (ISDs) need good information and experience. eLearning Strategy

Are you just filling the eLearning page? - DRAWMore Fireworks Video #1

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I remember the first time I created PowerPoint slide for an e-learning course, and being happy to see clipart to help fill out the screen. However, as I began to develop more CBT and elearning courses, I needed to improve my computer graphic skills. VIDEO >>   Are you just filling the page?  | Flash | Mobile |- Brief discussion on the effectiveness of simple graphical models. Happy Development,  .

Make it Personal - Increase eLearning Retention with Personal Connections

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I live the American Dream. went to school, have a great career, and my family has a higher standard of living than my parents. attribute much of those achievements to technology, as a matter of fact without technology, more specifically elearning, my life would be very different from what it is today. Instructional Design

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #3 Build an Asset/Media Library

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My students often laugh at me when I say, "You need to go to the library." They grew up with a completely different strategy for research. Google first, Google  second, if you don't see you topic on the first page, change topics. That's where search engines fail us a bit, and where the good old library can sometimes be a better resource. eLearning Strategy

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #1 Don't Build Courses - Design Programs

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I live in what is called a "master planned community" meaning a team designed our community architecture, layout, streets, parks and amenities.down to the last detail. We all have very similar houses, mailboxes, fencing, and color scheme. . In a housing development such as ours, houses are built in days, not months. We get new neighbors all the time. The results: . High Quality Homes.