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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. Please note, I haven’t considered full-fledged development tools like Adobe Flash, for which some amount of technical proficiency is required. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. SCORM 1.2,

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. So here’s the tally for "runs batted in (or attempted)" during the 2010 mLearning season. The arrival of Adobe's Flash Player v10.1

What's Up With the "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application" Option?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Question About Adobe Captivate 5: What's Up With the "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application" Option? I'm confused. know that Apple and Adobe are at war with regards to SWF output playing on the iPhone or iPad. But I just noticed in Adobe Captivate 5 that there is a check box when you publish that says: "Enable SWF for conversion to iPhone application." Adobe has officially stopped ceased further development of the Packager. " Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate

Publish to iPhone – From Captivate 5 and eLearning Suite 2

Adobe Captivate

Apple’s recent announcement that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for the publishing options available from Captivate 5 and Adobe eLearning Suite 2. You can now author your elearning courses in Captivate and publish them as a swf to run on any Flash enabled device, or follow the steps below to publish the same as an iPhone app.

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Adobe Captivate

Till Adobe Captivate 4, Full Motion Recording (FMR) SWF editing feature existed as a separate application outside captivate. With Adobe Captivate 5 this feature has been integrated within captivate.  If an FMR SWF is readily available, then inserting a blank slide and changing the slide background to the SWF using the property inspector would create an FMR slide.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR.

Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The cross-platform application is available both as an Adobe AIR desktop program and as a browser-based Web service. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website." Jackie Dove of introduces you to Project Rome , a new all-in-one content creation and publishing application targeted to consumers, small businesses, and educators. " You can learn more about Project Rome on the Macworld site.


Adobe RoboHelp 8: eLearning & Help Join Forces

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel When I teach my RoboHelp class , one of the RoboHelp features that most excites my students is RoboHelp's ability to import eLearning lessons published by Adobe Captivate. Here's how you can quickly incorporate Captivate content within a RoboHelp topic: Using Adobe Captivate, create and publish a Captivate video as a SWF. Insert the Captivate video into the topic by choosing Insert > Adobe Captivate Demo. Navigate to the location of your Captivate published SWF and open it. No worries. Preview the topic and click the link. and fast?

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers. swf, *.flv, Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development? flv, *.js, js, *.html,

Adobe's Project Rome

eLearning Cyclops

Project Rome is the latest coming out of Adobe Max. The outputs include PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, FXG or web files. Project Rome is available for download as a free preview. There is also a Project Rome for Education. Project Rome can be used to produce a variety things including publications, presentations, websites and even animation. will keep everyone updated.


Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. The new update in the Apple’s Developer Program License Agreement has once again broken Adobe’s hopes of running Flash based apps on the iPhone and iPad.

Yes, your Captivate Sim can drive your Lectora Course

Integrated Learnings

Frequently, we embed Adobe Captivate simulations within a Lectora eLearning course. But note that if you simply insert the Captivate simulation as a Flash swf file into Lectora without doing anything to limit the course navigation, then the learner can easily click right on through to the next page in the title. Autoadvance Lectora when the Learner finishes a Captivate Simulation.


Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). have used these controls in an Adobe Captivate project (.cptx cptx and SWF file) and attached it here for your reference. To hear how the voices modify the actual text, open the SWF file, plug-in your headphones and listen to the narration. Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. Prosodic controls. pause.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices. This is an outcome of the Adobe initiated Open Screen Project , which was started a couple of years back. Here’s one of them to give you an idea of what it really means: Why is Adobe really doing this? Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. What’s Adobe’s contribution? How’s it going?

Balancing image quality and SWF output size in CP 5 – 1

Adobe Captivate

In this two part blog series we look at information that you can use in Adobe Captivate 5 to parallel decide the quality of an image and the SWF file size and bring forth the differences between the publishing of images in CP 4 and CP 5. Size of SWF output files is an important consideration for many content developers as it takes longer time for end users to download larger files. Adobe Captivate 5 lets you choose the level of quality for an image, based on the number of colors and transparency levels you need in the output. link]. link] /. Under the hood

Something You Won't See on The iPad

eLearning Cyclops

[link] The devices shown have Adobe Flash, but the iPad does not. So much e-learning is made in Flash, or published as SWF files, and iPad users will not have access to it. What What a shame. flash


Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG. Chrome 5, Safari 4 and Opera 10.53.


Frankenstein Course Development

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Flash - My favorite tool of choice. Adobe Captivate - The course will contain many "try me" sims for a software upgrade in which we are implementing. I am developing these in Captivate, which in my opinion is the best out there for creating software sims. In this case I will take my Flash course and import the SWF to the first page of Articulate Presenter.

Loan Officer Branching Conversation Simulation – Twitterpated with.

Twitterpated with Learning

created this simulation (and the rest of the course) using a combination of Adobe Flash CS5, ActionScript3, and XML.  All of the text and most of the simulation logic are contained in the XML, so it can be edited and translated without editing the published SWF. I’m going to write about the internal mechanics of this simulation in future post. You’ll need Flash Player 10.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2


Driven in part by Apple’s decision in 2010 not to allow SWF files to run on the iPad, there has been an accelerating move away from Flash and towards the new emerging HTML 5 standards which allow most (but not all) of the same effects to be delivered without the downsides of dubious security, buggy code and outdated plugins. Not any more. eLearning instructional design

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

swf) and use it in your next course. To-date we have tested in Articulate, ProForm, Unison, Captivate 4, Atlantic Link, Adobe Presenter, Udutu, Adobe Connect, Lectora, and Toolbook. swf) Download. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. How it works: 1. Choose an interaction from our online library. 2. Input your text, images, and audio. 3.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

And from Adobe, Creating e-Learning Content , which includes configuring learning interactions and tracking to a SCORM or AICC compliant LMS. Of course any sims developed in Captivate (also SWF files) can easily be included, or launched from, a course developed with Flash. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Tools flash e-Learning

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Unlike screen capturing tools, the published output is not just a passive video, but is in a fully interactive format such as Flash SWF. Adobe Captivate is one such popular tool for developing guided or exploratory software simulations. Here we just wrote about the Adobe Captivate CS5 which is the part of recently released Adobe eLearning Suite 2. In the past I was involved in development of some courses where we didn’t have chance but to use Adobe Flash to develop the guided application simulations. However, a screencast is not necessarily interactive.

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CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. Enjoy!

Alternate Reporting – How to post results from SWFs launched locally

Adobe Captivate

When an Adobe Captivate SWF is distributed to clients to be launched locally on the client machine using the browser or standalone Flash player, there are chances of the SWF being launched from an untrusted location. When this happens Alternate Reporting will not be able perform the necessary task. This is because of Flash Player’s [.]. How do I


Small Microsoft PowerPoint & Adobe Flash Objects in Captivate 4 after Flash Player 10.1 Installation

Adobe Captivate

After upgrading to Flash Player 10.1, you may notice that imported Powerpoint images and SWF animations appear smaller in the Edit area and Storyboard. Select Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX and click 'Remove' button. 4. The issue does not affect published content. This issue affects authoring space appearance of several Captivate objects, like the FMR animations, text animations, any third party animations and widgets. We are investigating this issue. At this point we are recommending the following work around. Un-install Flash Player 10.1 Please follow the following steps: 1.

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M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

Umm, lets see: Swf (yes, Flash and not Flash lite either) – An e-reader already boosts this as a new feature into the marketplace.  Ipad is going to use HTML5 instead of.swf, assuming they can get it to work in the near future, but its Flash sans Adobe. I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH?? What about the smart phone, I mean they have been pitching the smart phone.  Yeah, I am well aware of it. The screen is too small.  However with an e-reader, I would be able to see the course since the screens are larger (more in a sec. on that).  Color. Wi-Fi.


eLearning Suite Workflow eSeminar

Adobe Captivate

Understanding the Adobe eLearning Suite Workflow. Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online e-Seminar for intermediate users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. The core issue will be expediting eLearning development with the complete toolset provided in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. Below is a SWF of the slides I used in the session. Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player In last week’s eSeminar we focused on the eLearning Suite Workflows. link]. link].


Nearly Instant Download & Playback of Captivate Files Online

Adobe Captivate

People often ask me about Captivate file sizes and how to optimize the learner experience accessing online content. The crux of the question of course is how can i make playback start right away and keep size small enough that it downloads smoothly on the learners' computer. It's actually a lot easier than you might think.


Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Hosting provided by Adobe partners. Alternate Web server for Video : Sometimes you need to host video on an alternate web server (other than the one which is hosting your SWF). Re publish the project and view the SWF either locally or from your server. Re publish the project and view the SWF either locally or from your server. Tags: Uncategorized Adobe Captivate 5 Captivate 5 FMS FVSS Progressive Download Streaming video One of the most important factors to think about while using Videos in learning courses is how the video will be delivered to the learner.


Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. For example, Cornerstone On Demand, 46.6M USD in 2010, 29.3M USD in 2009. The reason Cornerstone suffered losses in 2010, was largely caused by a change in fair value of preferred stock warrant liabilities. In 2009 and 2010, many vendors in the LMS market, tossed in items that at one time were extra fees. It is small for now, but there are more vendors offering it, then in 2010. Adobe Learning Suite only works on 32 bit computers. good thing? Months.

SyberWorks Media Center Presents New Article – “Deploying Online Courses with Video”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

swf) files, which are played directly by a Flash Player. Specifically, all of the video software in the Adobe Creative Suite has features that support processing and delivering online video. I don’t think I need to convince anyone that online course videos benefit students. The article, “Deploying Online Courses with Video” , can be found in the SyberWorks Media Center. Summary.