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Online Learning Conference: eLearning Development

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This crew has been hard at work writing scripts and producing eLearning using every tool under the sun including Adobe Captivate, Adobe and Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, and Techsmith Camtasia Studio. Adobe Captivate We're deep into day 2 here in Chicago.

9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips

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In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. These could be eLearning interactions , graphics, quizzes, design elements, etc. The post 9.5

Top 5 ELearning Development Programs

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If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. 1. Adobe Captivate – Along with Articulate, this piece of software is the workhorse of the industry. That said, it is a solid offering.

Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

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One of the most common questions we hear during our live, online classes is how long does it typically take to create eLearning using Adobe Captivate. The answer is dependent upon several factors, beginning with how long a lesson or course is expected to run (in minutes), your comfort-level using Adobe Captivate, access to resources, and the amount of support available to you.

Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?

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On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. You can read about it here and here On the face of it, it looks like the best thing to have happened to eLearning Development ever since Steve […]. eLearningFlash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC.

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The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind. That said, it’s daunting to figure out just how to do mobile eLearning right , and building mobile training apps is not necessarily the easiest thing in the world. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Tools for Native eLearning Apps.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

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One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. Put quotes around a phrase like “Responsive Adobe Captivate Templates” and be amazed.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

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As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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Introducing Adobe Captivate Draft: Storyboard and design eLearning on your iPad

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One of the greatest new features in Adobe Captivate 9 is the addition of a pre-production workflow for Captivate. In fact with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft for pre-production design and storyboarding, and the addition of Adobe Captivate Prime (an all new LMS from Adobe) it is now possible to complete your entire eLearning […].

A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8

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Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book,  E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . We’ve teamed up with Artisan E-learning to offer the new  E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8 book along with an eLearning Template Library subscription for just $499 and receive the Book FREE, a $29.99

How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Captivate 8

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More than a year ago Brother Bryce wrote a successful blog on 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline.   I’ve always enjoyed this eLearning tip, so I figured it would be a good idea to do the same thing in Adobe Captivate 8. Printable Results Page in Adobe Captivate 8. Good news! added some code to bring up the print dialogue box as well.

Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario

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We are excited to announce our Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario. Adobe Captivate came out with a new update with new features that support mobile. That’s a good enough reason to go get Adobe Captivate 8 right now. Read our recent post about  What’s New with Adobe Captivate 8. Sign up for a free account to get this Free eLearning Template.

Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

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Since its last release in June 2013, Adobe Captivate 8 leapfrogs the current paradigm of eLearning development and addresses the needs of today’s eLearning developer with it’s all new mobile responsive design. This is the most significant release of Adobe eLearning software yet because of the totally reimagined user interface.

Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

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Get a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningand quickly. this beginner course is for you. During the 6 chapters that make up this course you'll learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. The lesson will include adding slides, applying themes, adding images and text, and adding interactive buttons. and why. and in multiple languages.

What’s the Best Tool for Custom eLearning Development? Articulate vs. Captivate

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Right now, two players dominate the eLearning landscape: Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.  When it comes to providing your students with the very best custom eLearning, it is necessary to. Hospitality Hotel Restaurant Retail Text Posts custom elearning development hospitality training hotel training restaurant learning management system restaurant lms restaurant training retail training retail training hotel training retail training software safety training click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

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Canvas - Web developers can now create 2D drawings controlled by JavaScript. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight. Interactive Elements – details, datagrid, command & menu These are interactive elements included for development of web applications. Or does it?

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Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

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Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? Import/Export. Recording.

Designing Mobile Learning with Adobe Captivate (Free Online Adobe eLearning User Group Event)

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You're ready to take the plunge into designing and developing true mobile learning, but where do you start? During this session, Joe will explain the pros and cons of including certain instructional design features and show how to design and develop alternatives for those elements that will not work on mobile devices. Joe Ganci  is President of  eLearningJoe, LLC , a consulting and training eLearning company located outside of Washington, D.C. Joe has been involved in every aspect of eLearning development since 1983.   Price:  Free!

Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses

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Elearning developers need ways to optimize Adobe Captivate, and get more creative inspiration. The Adobe Captivate blog is the place go. Word of Caution: To be fair to Adobe Captivate, they say on their site, “You may download and use any of the project files or samples. Here are some ideas for developers: Learn the basics of Captivate. Good news!

Is Adobe EDGE Animate Ready For eLearning?

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As more and more eLearning development moves towards HTML, many of us can't escape that niggling wish for the richness and smoothness of Flash output. Adobe EDGE Animate CC is one such tool. […]. eLearning Adobe EDGE Adone Edge Animate Edge Tools and Services HTML Animation So any tool that offers a promise of similar output, but for HTML, with the same ease and flexibility definitely raises interest.

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Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

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Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. It has many new APIs and better performance which were not available in the previous versions of ActionScript [AS 1.0 & AS 2.0] and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. can load and play the files developed in AS 1.0

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. As a bonus to smaller SWFs, shorter lessons will allow your learners to move through the modules fast--something that all eLearning developers should make a priority. Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5? by Kevin Siegel.

Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

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A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As However, PowerPoint, Storyline and Captivate are robust development tools and if you aren't trained, you'll quickly find yourself doing the "hunt and peck" shuffle as you learn on-the-fly. It depends mainly on two things: your budget to purchase an eLearning tool (are you a one-person shop buying a single license or are you part of a team requiring multiple licenses?); and the output you are trying to provide your learners.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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by Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use to produce the lessons? Is it Adobe Captivate? While there's a hot debate as to which of these tools is the best for eLearning, all three are capable. Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce? have extensive experience using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.

Adobe Captivate: Saving Changes to Object Styles

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As I've continued to  teach Captivate  to new eLearning developers, one of my challenges is ensuring that object styles are used efficiently.   Adobe Captivate Essentials  and  Adobe Captivate Beyond the Essentials (Advanced). Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel    Object styles were introduced in Captivate 5. Changing the way a selected object looks is fast and easy via the Properties panel.   The change took mere seconds. We offer two live, online classes. 

New to eLearning? Try Adobe Captivate 8!

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Guest post by Coline Son Lee, Principal & Learning Strategist at Everest CS, Orange County, CA How Adobe has broken the entry barrier to developing eLearning with a more powerful and responsive product! As an eLearning developer, I am often asked by others considering making the leap from developing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning what […].

How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

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Many rapid content authoring tools are either based on or an add-on to PowerPoint (PPT), including: Adobe Captivate,  Articulate Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, as well as Digitec’s own Direct-to-WEB. While “Death by PowerPoint,” is a popular expression in eLearning, you are not limited to click-and-read presentations. Include interactivity.

Adobe eLearning Community Formed Supporting Maryland, DC, and Virginia

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IconLogic's  Kevin Siegel  has been named the manager of Adobe's new eLearning Community supporting eLearning developers living in or around DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Kevin and the IconLogic team will be hosting regular meetings featuring tips and tricks on creating effective eLearning using such tools as Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter. Join the group on LinkedIn to keep up to date on meetings and share your experiences with other developers. More information.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

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With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. Before using videos in your Flash project, you would need to encode them in a format compatible with Adobe Flash (FLV or MPEG-4). Related posts: HTML 5 and eLearning Development How Can Adobe BrowserLab Help in eLearning Development?

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Adobe Captivate: There's a Widget for That

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  Captivate is an awesome eLearning development tool, and it's loaded with functionality. However, Adobe simply cannot anticipate every scenario, every use-case you'll find for the program. While widgets are used in Captivate projects to improve the eLearning content, the widgets themselves aren't created by Adobe Captivate. Volume controls?

Adobe Learning Summit & Dev Learn 2013 – What’s the Buzz?

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Last week in Las Vegas, eLearning Developers, educators and trainers from around the world gathered to share industry trends, the latest techniques and teaching / training methods and […]. Adobe Presenter Community Conferences and events eLearning this week Uncategorized Whats new One of the best things about going to conferences is that we get to hear from colleagues around the world and see what they’ve been up to.

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

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Today I’m happy to report that our much anticipated update of Adobe Presenter with full support for ActionScript 3.0 (AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite. You can learn more about Adobe Presenter 7 by visiting our Presenter pages online HERE. eLearning

Is the iPad Driving eLearning Towards HTML5?

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The battle between web technologies (read ‘ Apple and Adobe ‘) started a couple of years back when Apple decided to not support Flash on its newly launched iPad terming it buggy. Apple backed HTML5 to be the next big thing and single handedly forced the developer community to take sides. Also HTML5 was not ready for eLearning development then.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

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Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). One of the other major advantages of Flash is that is supports close designer-developer collaboration. Is there a competitor to Flash?

Toolkit: Adobe Captivate 7 by Joe Ganci

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Adobe released version 7 of its market-leading eLearning development tool, Captivate, one of the. most feature-rich eLearning development tools around and one of the very few that work equally well. Design & Development Tools Getting Started Immersive Learning Training Strategies on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. long-time favorite.

eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

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Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. At that point, it would be a simple matter of adding hotspots and text to the backgrounds to create interactive eLearning. started Adobe Captivate and recorded a Software Simulation. Adobe Captivate

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eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

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by Kevin Siegel        I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training). Then RoboDemo came out (RoboDemo later became Adobe Captivate) and I was quick to add that to my toolbox. As I mentioned above, I began developing eLearning 20 years ago.

eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

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by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning lessons using any of the top development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio), you need to take the size of your learner's device into account. If you make your eLearning lesson too large (I'm talking width and height, not how many megabytes the lesson might be), learners with small displays may have to scroll to see your content. Because screen resolutions are higher than ever, developers are seeking an optimal viewing experience for learners.

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Career Advice from an Award-Worthy eLearning Developer

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Guest Post Andy Chan has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the Maestro eLearning Awards [ [link] ] , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Andy and the award’s organizers, Maestro eLearning [ [link] ]. Q. To start off, I am currently a Senior Instructional Designer/eLearning Developer at Symantec Corporation. My path to Instructional Design, specifically eLearning, began about six or seven years ago. In the midst of grad school, I started a new job that utilized my eLearning skills.

Is Adobe Captivate 7 the Best Tool for Custom eLearning?

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Is Captivate 7 the best tool on the market for custom eLearning?  But Adobe’s Captivate certainly receives a lot of attention in the realm of. There are certainly many tools that are effective.  click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

Adobe Captivate 8: A Cleaner, Simpler User Interface

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by Kevin Siegel      Adobe last week announced Adobe Captivate 8, a significant upgrade to one of the top eLearning development tools in the world. You could publish a Captivate lesson as HTML5, but the way a lesson looked when viewed on different screen sizes wasn't something a developer could control. You'll also see a brand new.

Allen Partridge of Adobe Tells us How Captivate 7 Will Make Your Custom eLearning Shine!

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Allen Partridge, Senior eLearning Evangelist from Adobe tells us how Captivate 7 helps eLearning developers create brilliant custom eLearning courses in all formats including HTML5. Also, we get a. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective. But perfect audio wasn't my goal. I was trying to create quick video demos to share with fellow eLearning developers.

New 3-Hour Mini course: Creating Responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8

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This trend has led to a need for eLearning developers to create courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. The size of the screen that learners use to access eLearning lessons can vary widely. You could develop several Captivate projects that contain the same content, but are sized to work on specific devices; however, the problem is that you’d have to edit and update several projects! Responsive design is an approach to development that allows for flexible layouts and flexible images and assets. eLearning developers.

eLearning: More Reflection

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received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. While most folks were successful in reflecting the mobile device onto the computer, several people reported that none of the actions they took on the mobile device were captured by the eLearning tool.  If clicking over and over again to create a simulation sounds too difficult, all three of the top eLearning development tools (Camtasia Studio, Captivate, and Storyline) excel at creating videos.