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Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Articulate Storyline 2. Yeah, they added new features and new capabilities, but they also took a product that even “Articulate folks” I talked with told me that Studio users using Storyline would have a learning curve.  In this new version of Storyline 2, not needed.  Articulate and a few of the other big dogs are holding on to desktop for dear life. Love it. Never. 

4 Tips for Building Successful Courses with Articulate Storyline

Voice of Clarity

Articulate Storyline’s popularity is surging, in large part because of its incredibly user-friendly interface and customizable features; in other words, you don’t need to be a code whiz to create and publish dynamic, interactive courses. Track learner experiences with SCORM, Articulate Online, or Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free tool for tracking web activity.

Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

Design Thinking offers a set of tools to make sense of “wicked problems” and mysteries, and in this post I attempt to narrate my ideational journey in making sense of learning by digital means, the concept that I call learning experiences, and a notional (but far from complete) model for learning activities designed for individuals to experience. What Are Activities? Combat-Readiness.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

Historically, society has created knowledge institutions that mirror what is done with information in a particular era – see McNeely & Wolverton. In this line of reasoning, we can best understand the future of education by understanding what is being done with information today. social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. The main idea is that learners need a way to express and articulate what they know.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

to articulate goals that will help the organization reach those lofty missions and then. activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need. Sometimes they’re informative, so take notice. Participate actively in the discussion forum. More specifically, use your blog to articulate your learnings from the mooc. Concentrate your discussion activity on only one or two threads each week. Your goals may change.

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). Informal/Social Learning Design Competencies. SKILLS: 6. ATTITUDE: 8. Power to the Learners : An interesting read!

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

He articulates his position as such: “…a one-or-the-other choice between the two is a false choice between knowledge-dissemination technologies and community-building tools. Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Within such a framework, any tool can securely interact with any other tool, passing user IDs and course and role information. Amen to that.

The 25 Most Popular eLearning Templates of 2015

eLearning Brothers

As each piece is placed, new content information appears and a picture is revealed. It comes with a drag and drop activity and a content slider, along with all of the other layouts you need to get started on your course. Our Template Package is the most popular bundle we offer, providing access to both our eLearning  Template Library and Cutout People. Yarrr, matey! Avast!

Feel the Power Behind These Executive Storyline Templates

eLearning Brothers

Similarly, we’ve created six Articulate Storyline templates that allow you to put your training content into eLearning action. The three interactions included in this set of Executive templates includes two tabbed interactions and a drag and drop activity. The drag and drop activity is also a great follow-up activity for these types of information.

eLearning Activities and Interactions

eLearning Brothers

There are many times when you have various concepts or “chunks&# of information on a page. If you have a lot of information to share you could package it into a scenario. case study would be more intense and could include background information, bios on persons involved, current setup/date/time, multiple phases/steps, twists along the way, and decision points. Scenarios.

Not all e-learning design has to be responsive

The eLearning Nomad

Each new version of Articulate Storyline (DynaMind’s preferred tool to develop these stand-alone modules) has improved ‘responsiveness’. Some are, some aren’t – it depends on the instructional design approach (informed by the subject) and the needs of the target group. They might use their mobile for collecting information or evidence, but not for completing the tools.

Simplifying Variables for Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In either case, it’s a way to collect information that is used elsewhere in the course. So to help you out, I’m assigning three common activities that will give you an opportunity to practice using variables. Track how many correct items a user selects during an activity. Great for a team practice activity. Interactive Video Made Easy in Articulate Storyline.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

Here are some tips to help you find the right tools as you wade through reams of the vendor’s marketing information. Another good example of a form-based tool is Articulate Engage. Thus having an active and engaged community is important, especially one full of resources. And if you want to save time, just choose Articulate. Form-based authoring. Simple as that.

Now Shipping: "Articulate Storyline 2: The Essentials" Workbook

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Articulate Storyline is one of the hottest eLearning development tools in the world. We are proud to announce that our newest book, "Articulate Storyline 2: The Essentials" is now shipping. "Articulate Storyline 2: The Essentials" is a step-by-step workbook that teaches you the top Storyline features and will have you creating interactive eLearning projects in as little as two days. There are tons of activities supported by a mountain of screen shots. Click here for more information or to order. Articulate Storyline

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann


I had the pleasure of interviewing eLearning guru Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community at Articulate and the author of the Rapid eLearning Blog , the most popular blog in the eLearning industry with over 100k subscribers. Note: As a special bonus to my readers, I’ve been running an Articulate Storyline 2 Giveaway  that ends soon. Articulate has such a strong community? ” .

Free e-Learning books


Novices will find information on what other people are doing in this medium, which kinds of training and education are best suited to it, how to convert existing classroom content for delivery online, how to lead effective and compelling live learning events on the Web, and how to promote these events to obtain maximum participation. Thanks for this information. Dunlap Learning 2.0

How to effectively architect information for your elearning course

The Learning Generalist

As Instructional Designers, its always a challenge to balance meaningful instruction with information. Cathy Moore's action mapping framework is a great way to create lively elearning that allows you to include just the right amount of information in your elearning course. I've found a middle path, especially when using Articulate Studio '09. Here they are. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.

Build eLearning Scenarios in Articulate Storyline


Scenarios are one of the best eLearning approaches because you’re adding interaction (choices and feedback) instead of just pushing information in a “click-click-click” course. And that’s what scenarios are all about: shift from learners “knowing” information to “doing” something better. Tom Kuhlmann calls his the “3-C model” of Challenge, Choice and Consequence, while Michael Allen splits up the acronym into his 4-element “CCAF model” of Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback. Articulate Storyline Resources Tutorials Download the free template. Why scenarios?

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


Policy-Driven Paralysis – When a decision is made to embark on a community and collaboration journey on the duly selected enterprise collaboration platform, organizations become suddenly fearful of all the possibilities of information leakage, open expression of sentiments by irate employees, sharing of sensitive and politically incorrect information, and so on. ” 3.

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies. Create other activities that will encourage learners to immerse themselves in the performance support tool, such as: Scenario-based case studies. Scavenger hunts for information. So, managers say they need to be trained again.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. Articulate sponsors two blogs: the Word of Mouth blog features Articulate-specific news and the Rapid E-Learning Blog offers general elearning tips and tricks.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Informal/DIY Learning: Montessori School for Adults? But there seem to be some similarities between that and informal learning/DIY learning -- all this adult stuff weve been talking about lately. Big kids model new activities for the little ones. This informal style is the rule, even at the middle school level. Hell be 4. Self-directed. eLearnin.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager


Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful. The activity stream turns into an overwhelming flood and people lose control of their information flow. It’s our job to help the teams articulate their objectives and enable them to design their community experience in a manner that supports their objectives. THE HAT OF A CHANGE AGENT.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


How should we be using that to inform our strategy and make it meaningful? And then the final, critical, skill is our ability to articulate and demonstrate business value…. New models of learning have started to be articulated. Knowing this about our own staff can really inform how we design services to support them. ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity). Help me’.

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. Check out the screenr gallery and my personal favorite: Dave Anderson of Articulate: [link] Tom Kuhlman’s Rapid eLearning Blog Tom is the VP of Community at Articulate and quite a rockstar. So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? link] Want more?

An eLearning revolution: From professional development to knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

It has become so easy to publish information instead of just consuming it. Posting information on the web doesn’t require any technical knowledge anymore. We sold our solution through a global network of partners to instructional designers, competing with tools like Articulate and Lectora. Internet has changed everything and it is changing eLearning fundamentally. Old school.

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward


” “ ADL is considering how to provide soldiers on the battlefield with the information they need at the precise moment of need.” Here are a few excerpts from this interview: “We will notice a subtle shift from ‘information gathering’ to ‘knowledge sharing’.” ” “Learning should be constantly interwoven into a person’s daily activities.”

The gradebook module


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/23/2010 The gradebook module The brand new eFronts gradebook module combines results from online activities (tests, participation, projects) and offline activities (written tests, teacher judgment,) to produce grades for users. Lets see a practical example.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


In this post, I want to break down the activities based on the tools/platforms we already have at our disposal, and often access on a daily basis. Articulating a dilemma or a question or a learning adds clarity and often brings insight. Thus, in contrast to the fast-paced, real time, informal sharing on Twitter, SlideShare requires a more thorough output.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

But in my quest for an informal M.Ed, Ive got to get into theory a bit, right? Rather than segregating learners by different styles where they will receive "one-dimensional instruction", we should instead create "multidimensional instruction" using a variety of activities and presentation modes. Vary activities to maintain interest and attention. Getting an Informal M.Ed

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. As stable as the API is, it has a number of limitations: Activities must be launched from the LMS. Activities must have a constant internet connection to be recorded. It can record information on social interactions.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


They will need to actively help the workforce build the required skills well-articulated in the PKM framework developed by Harold Jarche. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. That is the topic for another post. But how?

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

Rapid eLearning

The files were used for a practice activity on creating simple exploratory learning interactions. They let the learner collect information. Once they have the information, you could continue the interaction by having them use the information to make a decision. Challenge Activity: Webcam Video Challenge. Free E-Learning Games for Articulate Storyline.

5 Ways Managers Can Encourage Staff To Do Professional Development Online

Web Courseworks

How To Encourage Informal Professional Development At Work. So here’s the question: What can you do as a manager to encourage staff members to engage in free, informal, and useful professional development activities during work hours? Managing eLearning Team Management blogs elearning elearning guild informal learning instructional design Web Courseworks Great!

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


The Situation Cognition Theory was first introduced by Brown, Collins, and Duguid in 1989, who suggest that learners should be immersed in eLearning activities and content that mimics real world situations. These best practices are inspired by Herrington and Oliver’s guidelines: Authentic context and activities. Articulation and assessments. Situated Cognition Best Practices.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning


“ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. Given below are excerpts from both. What does this imply for L&D/HR?

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know


Bullet points have dominated the elearning scene for a long time (and probably will not be going away anytime soon), but not there are new ways to present information, such as with images. More Emphasis on Active Learning - In its raw early form, elearning looked a lot like Microsoft PowerPoint wrapped in a pretty package. You ultimately want to convey some key points to your learners, so make sure those are clearly articulated and not bogged down with extra confusing content. Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. Below are five emerging elearning trends.

How you can build Meaningful Interactivity into your eLearning

The Learning Generalist

So last week I tweeted an example of immersive learning scenario built entirely in Powerpoint and published using Articulate Presenter. The key as Cathy says, is to 'solve real problems in the real world.' so we need to think of ourselves as 'experience designers ' and not 'information developers'. All I did was pretty it up a bit and place it in Articulate Presenter.

Open Badges; issuing with the xAPI

Stoatly Different

It’s social, gamified, blended, active, synchronous, informal and all the rest of it. We know we can use the xAPI to start tracking all of these different forms of activity. Statements of activity alone are meaningless. What we need is a modern recognition system for learning that can tap into the evidence provided by the xAPI and provide context for all that activity.

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The 4 Passions of an Instructional Designer

The Learning Generalist

Look at billboards for inspiration on visual design; watch news shows to learn how you can make information interesting; read different kinds of books to develop your lateral thinking and ideation abilities; learn the art of story-telling from movies -- I could just keep going on and on. Tags: yam articulate learning instructional design elearning Let me explain what these are.

The one-right-answer problem

The eLearning Nomad

Good e-learning designers will build activities where they don’t give you the right answer straight away. All the Articulate modules developed by DynaMind eLearning are created in this manner too. Use Articulate and similar software for compliance training only. The information is on the training page on our website. For compliance training, this works fine.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

What are the key differences between Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Articulate Studio? In October 2013, an eLearning Guild report showed the most common authoring tools were Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, and Trivantis Lectora, and those tools are still leaders in this market. Learning Authoring Tools. Course Design.

Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. When I first meet with a client I try to distinguish the information type courses from those that require changes in performance. January 28-29 (London, UK). I’ll be at Learning Technologies, swing by the Articulate booth #42 to say “Hi.” Swing by the Articulate booth to say “Hello.”

Once Upon a Time, Stories Transformed eLearning

Voice of Clarity

Using story-based assessments and activities in both online and in-person settings requires learners to not only examine their own experience, but articulate it for others—a process that enhances the learning process by making it reflective and experiential. Story-based learning (SBL) uses narrative as the main way to present course material. The benefits of story-based learning.

Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information

Performance Learning Productivity

Charles Jennings argues that the adage 'access to knowledge is power' is more fitting in today's information-swamped world. Information overload is more serious than ever." In his job at Amazon he had to be smart about using information if he was to help his employer make best use of the vast volume of the stuff that was arriving in its data centres every few seconds.

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