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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Or maybe you're going to use Articulate Storyline? If Articulate Storyline is your tool of choice, developers who use that tool have told me that Storyline is on a par with Captivate. Assuming you are satisfied with the original PowerPoint content, and you don't need to add additional content (beyond possibly a quiz) in the eLearning tool, the production time for converting PowerPoint to eLearning should be no more than 1 hour of production time for every minute of eLearning playtime. We teach a one-day  class covering that tool through ASTD. Recording.

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to convert linear, click-and-read courses to something more interactive. October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). October 23: Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ). October 24 : Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ). Articulate Storyline: Advanced E-learning Made Simple. Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. Relevance.


Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player.


Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , eLearning Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player by Kevin on July 13th, 2010 In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to build the graphics for the skin of your player. However, after deliberating with myself I asked, “Self, this should be two parts.”

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Is there a simple way to convert info from a blog into an existing training program, such as a new employee orientation (so you can edit and update the orientation program as you discover things that need to be covered from your new employee's blogs)? Can you articulate what Web 3.0 or Learning 3.0 or Social Networking 3.0. Tools for eLearning. But I also see things that I feel need to be addressed.

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

Many elearning courses start as classroom content that needs to be converted and put online. The subject matter expert has been using that content for years in a successful classroom setting and now wants that converted to elearning. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Learn to Use Articulate Storyline. Easy enough.


A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good

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But it will help you quickly convert existing slides that may be a bit sloppy and inconsistent into something that looks better and is intentional in its design. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). Two sessions: Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro and Create Interactive & Engaging E-Learning with Articulate Storyline. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Tidbits.

Here’s a Simple Screencasting Tip That Will Save Time & Frustration

Rapid eLearning

For example here’s a recent tweet about a free video converter and elearning & training jobs. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Join me for a free Articulate jam session on April 18. Two workshops in one: Rapid E-Learning Workshop and Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. This is the annual Articulate users’ conference hosted by Leeds. Tidbits.

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8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

Resist the temptation to simply convert your eLearning desktop to HTML5. Here''s a recent Keynote Presentation I delivered for ASTD Houston: [link]. September 5-6 : I''m teaching a two-day Articulate Storyline class online: [link]. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! million activations a day, that’s roughly 39 million activations a month. iPhone) and Android (e.g.

How to Create Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s simple, but it’s an easy way to convert your click-and-read content to something more interactive. Next up for me are the two workshops in California and then off to the UK for the Elearning Masterclass and the Articulate User’s Group Conference. If you want to learn more about Articulate Storyline check out the upcoming workshops below. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

Rapid eLearning

Get more life out of your graphic assets by converting them to silhouettes. Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. I’ll be working the Articulate booth. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics.


How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

That’s very similar to what we do when our subject matter expert hands us a 300-slide PowerPoint file to be converted to an elearning course. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). Join me for the free Articulate jam session on April 11. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Working on a free Articulate jam session for this event. Infographics are the hot!


6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Well articulated BYOD policies will need to feature in your strategy whether you allow or disallow staff to use their own devices for mobile learning. 4. Check out this webcast from ASTD covering Qualcomm case studies). 5. We sometimes find organizations trying to convert their existing elearning to mlearning. Establish the Need. Ask yourself -. Assess Readiness.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

Considering how fast it converts the images to speaking avatars, I’m pretty impressed with the overall quality. Convert Static Images on the Slide: You can also add the image to the slide. Convert Simple Clip Art: Don’t limit yourself to real images, feel free to experiment with some of the clip art that’s available to you. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.

Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

The goal is to place the learner in the rain forest so we walk through the process of converting a simple PowerPoint slide to something more immersive. The London workshop covers general elearning and the Leeds session is focused on Articulate. Louis (ASTD). We’ll follow the presentation with a free Articulate jam session. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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Some people might convert their PPT to a video (it can be done) OR they have that production facility and shoot their own high quality videos OR they purchase 3rd party content video courses. The biggest and best known of the initial RCATs is Articulate Studio, which uses PowerPoint as a cornerstone to their product. . ASTD now called ATD -  Once referred to as Association of Training and Development – a worldwide association for T&D folks, they changed their name to ATD – Association of Talent Development. Remember those two words – gaming elements.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Use Image Filters to Convert Boring Clip Art & Bad Photos. Most graphics editors (and PowerPoint 2010) offer simple filters that help you convert your image. It’s easy enough to take photos in-house and then convert them to silhouettes. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. People don’t have money.

Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse

Rapid eLearning

Most rapid elearning tools are like Articulate Presenter and convert PowerPoint slides to Flash (and soon HTML5). One of my favorite features in Articulate Quizmaker is being able to switch to slide view. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). Two sessions: Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro and Create Interactive & Engaging E-Learning with Articulate Storyline. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Learn to Use Articulate Storyline. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ). October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ).

Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.

Rapid eLearning

Perhaps you can take one of your linear courses and convert it to an interactive scenario using the same structure and outline as the soldier scenario. Swing by the Articulate booth to check out the soon-to-be released Storyline. Louis (ASTD). We’ll follow the presentation with a free Articulate jam session. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). Context.


Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

As you can see we took what’s a typical looking slide and converted it to one that has more visual appeal. also just added information for the free Articulate jam session while I’m in Jacksonville. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). Join me for the free Articulate jam session on April 11. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Change Your Background Image.

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The Designer’s Toolbox

Jay Cross

You don’t hear about tools like these at ASTD meetings and traditional training gatherings. vary the diversity of situations and articulate the common aspects so that students can transfer what they learn. We’re software nerds, change agents, standards developers, experience designers, game developers, and problem solvers. Mindmapping. Visual Language. This is vital.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


Text reader converts text to speech automatically. SpokenText SpokenText lets you easily convert text in to speech. Record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? YAKiToMe !

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

If you’re an Articulate user, the community offers hundreds of great how-to tutorials. There’s even a generic course on how to take a PowerPoint file and convert that to an elearning course. If you want to build more engaging courses at work, then convert one of the typical courses into something more engaging. Software vendors like Articulate make the tools to use, but it’s the community of users who develop the best practices and tricks to get the most out of them. I see the community as an extension of your cubicle. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

And besides, the rapid elearning tools are so easy to use there’s not much of a difference in production time between creating a job aid and converting a PowerPoint file to Flash. Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. I’ll be working the Articulate booth. That’s kind of a tricky question.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post I mentioned that the PowerPoint-to-Flash tools convert your slides to Flash movies. Swing by the Articulate booth, pick up a Smiley and say “Hi.” November 4: San Diego, CA (ASTD)— Your Turn to Learn. David Anderson will be leading a couple of hands-on Articulate Workshops. Swing by the Articulate booth to check out what’s new.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

The Articulate Community team uses Screenr every day. Then you’ll need to convert it to a format that plays on the iPad. There’s an iPad preset so all you need to do is click one button and convert the video. Following is the Duarte demo that I converted to video. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, one on elearning and the other on graphics.

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Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

We need to be more intentional when converting from one type of learning experience to another. So it’s common to see a course built using Articulate Presenter’s player structure combined with custom Flash interactions. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). Join me for the free Articulate jam session on April 11. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Tidbits.

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Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip

Rapid eLearning

All of these tips will help you convert what may be a sloppy start to something that at least is consistent and looks better. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Interactive E-Learning Made Easy with Articulate Storyline. January 29 & 30 : London ( Learning Technologies ). I’ll be at the Articulate booth.


How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. great resource for free content is by connecting with your user community. I can’t speak for other communities, but I can tell you that the Articulate user community is quite generous. For example, James Kingsely, one of the Articulate MVPs, does a lot of custom programming and hacks. Voila! Beyond Getting Started.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). Other conference information : June 27 : Austin, TX—SITE Annual Conference: Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro: Articulate Style. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template.

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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. Dunlap Protocols for Online Discussions Joanna C.

Get More Life Out of Your Clip Art with This Simple Trick

Rapid eLearning

In this case, we’re looking at filters that convert the image to something hand drawn. Tidbits: I’m in Vermont this week, raking leaves and filling up on maple syrup. I’m also doing a session for the local ASTD on September 17. I’ll be in Baton Rouge ASTD on October 12. I’m setting up a free Articulate Jam session for October 13 (8:30-11:00). Create a Hand Drawn Look.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Better than Bullet Points Develop a treatment Apply Richard Mayer’s SOI model Choose graphics with soul, interactions with meaning, and animations that teach Taking an existing classroom course – think about TRANSFORMING it, not converting it. 1. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. ASTD Keynote: “People Lie&# Richard Hilleman Electr. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Not PPT 101. Why PowerPoint?

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0 You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January. The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Browse eLearning Content at

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Taking the ego out of education - Learning Technology Learning , June 2, 2010 There are a number of barriers when it comes to approaching the tricky subject of converting an existing face-to-face course to being purely online. You might get ideas from this recording of a webinar that I gave today for the Baton Rouge ASTD. Articulate, Moodle, and SCORM , June 8, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory.