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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.

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.

How to Insert an HTML5 Interaction into Storyline 2

eLearning Brothers

There is one important thing to remember: web objects ALWAYS sit at the highest layer (see this article for more information), so if you place a button on a slide and want it on top of the web object, it won’t work. It may seem to work just fine until you publish the course and then the button will disappear or not be active. That way the button can still be active. That’s it.

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.

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.

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.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

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.

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

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

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.

Make Your LMS Work For Informal Learning Too!

CommLab India

There is so much of informal learning that goes on in organizations. These widgets permit your workforce to access social media for official purposes, thereby facilitating informal learning. But, if you offer mobile access to your LMS, the informal learning of your workforce can also be documented. So, take the charge and make you LMS work for informal learning too!

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann

eLearningArt

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? ” .

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.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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’.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

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.

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward

Learnnovators

” “ 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.”

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

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?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

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

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“ 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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Build eLearning Scenarios in Articulate Storyline

eLearningArt

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?

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!

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.

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

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know

LearnDash

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

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.

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 Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Wikipedia has a good detailed definition of social media. I see it as technology that allows people to connect and share information.  To be more specific, it’s about being connected to a community that shares interests and has a desire to share expertise around that interest. There’s a lot of really good information being shared everyday by all sorts of people in our industry.