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Writing an eBook: Lessons learned on how, where, and why

Dont Waste Your Time

Those of you know me will know I published two eBooks earlier this year. Looking at published work and personal experience I have collected my blog posts together in this eBook and added further commentary and notes to provide the background to the posts and the work I am engaged in.” If you are producing the same content for different mediums (soft back, hard back, eBook, etc.)

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Educate the Mobile Generation: Convert WORD documents to ePub and MOBI

eLearning Acupuncture

Can my students easily get the materials in my course onto their mobile device be it an iPad , iPhone , iPod Touch , Android Smartphone , Sony eBook Reader , Amazon Kindle , or Barnes & Noble Nook , etc. So I decided to try something new. I am converting my WORD documents to ePub and MOBI formats. It’s an eBook reader software for computers. mobile ebook readers convert

Project: The Really Useful #EdTechBook

Dont Waste Your Time

eBook. The links below are where you can currently purchase the eBook or paper copy from: Amazon.com  (print & eBook). Amazon.co.uk  (print eBook). Kobo (eBook). Inge de Waard: “Tech Dandy, or the Art of Leisure Learning” Sharon Flynn: “Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?” Openness.

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. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. The Interactive Trifecta. Relevance. Decision-making.

Upcoming the Really Useful #EdTechbook and chapter

Ignatia Webs

Julian Stodd: “How gadgets help us learn in the Social Age” Terese Bird: “Students Leading the Way in Mobile Learning Innovation” Inge de Waard: “Tech Dandy, and the Art of Leisure Learning” Sharon Flynn: “Learning Technologists: changing the culture or preaching to the converted?” books ebook eLearning instructional design lifelong learning mobile mobile learning online learning paper

The why and how of moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 (eBook)

Upside Learning

But ‘how can Flash-based eLearning be converted to HTML5?’ Much has been said, spoken and written about ‘Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? Flash’s incompatibility with some mobile devices and HTML5’s easy adaptability for multi-device learning have acted as a catalyst to this shift. ’ is a question that remained unanswered. Until now. Our new […]. Mobile Learning Flash To HTML5 Flash to HTML5 Conversion Moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 Moving from Flash to HTML5

Interview with Sharon Flynn, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

know your chapter is looking at Learning Technologists and the culture(s) we work in, and whether we’re “preaching to the converted or affecting a culture of change”, but is an active online presence a good thing? As part of a series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book.

How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Cathy Moore’s Dump the Drone presentation is a good example of the type of presentation a client might ask you to convert and put online. If you can, convert some of your text to graphics. Get creative.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices. Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 Adobe Edge Animate.

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How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Cathy Moore’s Dump the Drone presentation is a good example of the type of presentation a client might ask you to convert and put online. The idea here is not to convert Cathy’s slides verbatim. Get creative.

7 Amazing Things You Can Do With eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

Use eLearning Game Templates To Make an eBook with iBooks Author. It’s a free eBook development tool where you can make interactive eBooks fun and engaging. We This tool converts HTML, CSS, Javascript into iOS code for mobile development. 6. There are tons of eLearning Templates and eLearning Stock assets that enrich every member of the eLearning Template Library.

Adobe RoboHelp 10: ePubs Even Easier

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Once you had your ePub, you needed to use a few different processes to both validate the ePub (ePub's will not be accepted by most vendors, such as the Apple iBookstore, unless the ePubs validate) and convert it to the mobi format for use on the Amazon Kindle. To convert to the mobi format, I used a converter found in  Calibre , a free ePub reader. Thanks.

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How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

Then convert the bullet points into more meaningful content. Worst case, start with a case study to convert the content into a meaningful story. There’s a lot of good generic content , free ebooks , and of course tutorials to learn the software. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Register here.

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Amazing Free e-Learning eBooks Collection

ZaidLearn

LEARNING eBOOKS COLLECTION I suppose to continue with the spirit of learning and sharing during this special month, I have compiled an ' Amazing ' collection of free e-Learning ebooks in a quite visual stimulating chunked manner (Instructional Designers please evaluate!). pptx ), meaning you don't need to convert to PDF or.ppt before uploading (if you are using Microsoft Office 2007).

ZaidLearn: Amazing Free e-Learning eBooks Collection

ZaidLearn

Amazing Free e-Learning eBooks Collection. LEARNING eBOOKS COLLECTION I suppose to continue with the spirit of learning and sharing during this special month, I have compiled an Amazing collection of free e-Learning ebooks in a quite visual stimulating chunked manner (Instructional Designers please evaluate!). eBooks. FREE JUICE: Download eBook. RAMADAN MUBARAK!

How to Get Started with E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most elearning developers I meet are transitioning from face-to-face training and usually start by converting their classroom content into elearning courses. The challenge is that effective elearning is more than converting existing classroom content. Here’s why I like the community: Free ebooks that cover everything you need to get started. What’s better than free?

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Dawn of Learning

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. changed the game by providing us with a new direct channel for ILT materials – the eBook.

eBooks - a potted guide to what I wanted to know

Learning Rocks

A great session at weelearning recently left me fired up and thinking about ebooks like I've never considered before. What's the problem with ebooks? I've had a number of ebook readers on my Android phones but have always been bamboozled by their boasts about compatibility with dozens of formats. Provided, that is, that they are already in ebook formats. screen).

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 Zenler Studio – Another PowerPoint driven product with some very cool feature sets including: eBook, screen recording, narration, simple to use, scenario builder (win!) Everyone loves lists. 100% independent. No spin. Top Ten.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

Some content was converted/repurposed from textbooks to PDFs or interactive CD-Roms. eBooks. Isn’t it amazing to think how far eLearning has come since the early 1990′s? It is truly remarkable how things have evolved so rapidly. Without a doubt, eLearning is evolving for everyone. Beginning Stage of the eLearning Man. Notable advancements: . Personal home computers. SCORM.

E-Learning Tutorial: Easy Way to Make an Image Interactive

Rapid eLearning

And as you can see, it doesn’t take long to convert the static image into something a bit more interactive. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Here’s an easy way to turn a single image into an interactive image. needed a separate image for each character to create my interaction. Learning Tutorial Video.

Here are Three Free Apps that May Come in Handy

Rapid eLearning

used to convert my slides to images and then tweet the images. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. I like to play with new apps and test them to see how they help me be more productive or get better at building courses. Today I share three free apps that you may find to be time-savers or help be more productive.

Take A Leap Of Faith With Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Mobile’ is a unique device that brings together the capabilities of numerous disparate devices – like a phone, a camera, an audio/ video player & recorder, a computer, eBook reader, a GPS device, a game console – all in the palm of your hand. This is like the mad rush to convert all ILT training to eLearning that we witnessed a decade ago. So what ails mobile learning?

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

They enabled people to create their content in PowerPoint and convert it to the Flash. Essentially, each slide was converted to a Flash movie. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. I’m not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. How Has E-Learning Changed?

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The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

Why this eBook? I had the interesting challenge of working on some of the least known products at Adobe (as compared to the Creative Suites), for example RoboHelp, FrameMaker, the Technical Communication Suite and Captivate for that matter, which in comparison to the Creative Suites, it is not that well known by the general public. First and foremost, Happy New Year! Not really.

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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The essence of visual thinking is to convert your text-based information to images and text that show concepts and the flow of ideas. Convert a bullet point slide in one of your courses from fox to hummingbird. One way to overcome these challenges is to increase your visual thinking skills. What is Visual Thinking? Yet, elearning is a mostly visual medium. Dan Roam Presents.

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Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

In PowerPoint 2010 files are saved as.wmv and need to be converted to.mp4. What you build in PowerPoint is converted to Flash or HTML5 to meet your elearning needs. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider''s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro The post Top PowerPoint Tips appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. My advice?

8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS

Upside Learning

With an LMS, you can convert all your manual assessments into an online format, which will not only make conducting tests and assessments easy for the administrator, but also for the learners to take them online. FREE eBook. This was mainly focused on organizations that were currently leveraging their LMSs for managing blended learning. Needs, Objectives and Plan. Infrastructure.

Technical Communications: Online Versus Paper

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

For instance, eBooks reflow to fit the user's device (think about how popular eBook readers such as the Amazon Kindle have become in just the past few years). There are many reasons for converting paper documents to online documents such as cost, efficiency of updating, document control, accessibility, and discoverability. For example, the paper documents are scanned and converted to PDF. While a PDF may open on a tablet or smartphone, it won't re-flow to fit the user's screen like an eBook. What tool do you use to convert from print to online?

E-Learning in Education – Features on the Rise

eLearning 24-7

Publishing components – eTextbooks, eBooks (a couple of systems you can create eBooks),  built-in authoring tools but not what you would ideally want sans the asynch based courses, in which case the authoring tool is not great but will work. system today can wrap behind the scenes a video converter and even an API to transform the content into SCORM content.  As anyone who has ever gone to school knows (excluding higher ed) when the bell rings that means you are in your seats ready to start the day. RING RING RING RING. Hey Aaron get in your seat. Features Unite!

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Any slide you create in Storyline (or import from PowerPoint) can be quickly converted to a drag & drop interaction. Learn how easy it is to convert any slide to a drag & drop interaction. For example: you insert a video, but the client wants to convert that to a simulated software interaction. Some people lament this democratization. But that’s all just nonsense.

Moving to Mobile

eContent

free) eBook conversion / server software, Calibre. In fact it may be a misnomer to think of Calibre as eBook software. better description might be software which allows one to convert pdf files to the standard ePub format for mobile devices. However, Calibre takes the process one step further and allows you to convert for specific devices (i.e. iPhone, Blackberry, etc).

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. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Typically elearning courses start from existing content.

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Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

By using a mobile device as a learning platform, one can leverage its unique features such as camera, audio/ video player & recorder, computing device, eBook reader, GPS, gaming compatibility etc. Q 2. These tools can help you in converting your existing eLearning courseware into a tablet-compatible format (mEnablement) or in creating new eLearning for iPads (and other tablets). Q 19.

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Converters. Today, people are using video converters, audio converters – and this is not just your learners using these tools, many people in the e-learning side, do it as well. Open source converters exist today – so vendors can offer these tools through the cloud, a couple of tools are free, open source. Vendors can create their own e-reader within their product, think Calibre which is free and opens up multiple ebook formats including.epub. Each one of these features could be implemented into systems in six months or less. Online Storage i.e

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How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

Essentially you use your PowerPoint skills to build your content and whatever you create in PowerPoint is converted to an elearning course. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. Select E-Learning Software by Understanding the Type of Tools. Form-based authoring.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Courses could be a course built in an authoring tool, built in an authoring tool outputted with a compliance standard, created by a 3rd party shop with compliance standards or without, a video (as long as people can learn something from it, better if you tie it to the learning path),  a video with standards wrapped around it – doable with some systems or go ScoTube which is free (convert video to SCORM 1.2 And yes, any document, including sticking your ebook online for learners to read would constitute online learning content. . Did we really walk on the moon? IMO, totally).

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

Visual Lounge

We'll have a Snowball, Yeti and their Spark XLR mic with an Icicle XLR-USB converter on-hand to use during ScreencastCamp! Daniel has sent several copies of this ebook to give-away to some lucky Campers! We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp. There are still some spots left if you'd like to attend - register here. And, the price is right - it is free to attend!

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. Cam Avatar Creator. So I installed it.

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

Rapid eLearning

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. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro In a previous post we reviewed how to avoid the Frankencourse. She got it from her subject matter expert and the file was a mess.

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. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro I had a great time in Atlanta last week.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash.  It isn’t. SaaS – while desktop still rules, SaaS is slowly gaining converts.  I believe SaaS is the way to go – the only way to go and consumers are showing that to be the case. eBook publishing capability – I see this as a real winner by 2014, but right now only a couple of vendors are offering it within their RCAT, heck even LMS.  People are reading a lot of eBooks on tablets too. What does it all mean? Early Signs for 2012. People want it.

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. Dunlap Protocols for Online Discussions Joanna C.

QR Codes: In the Classroom #QRCode

Dont Waste Your Time

Use your code reader to find out what it has stored): So, you see, you have to be careful about, not only, what information you store, but how you generate the information BEFORE you convert it into a QR Code. But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is. Example: The BIT.LY address for my blog is [link]. Classroom.

5 Reasons why you should join the Articulate Community if you are in eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Companies that are able to convert passive users into superfans win today. When I registered I received a nicely written eBook entitled “The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro,” and it’s really a good read. Here’s a recommendation, even if you don’t use Articulate eLearning apps, u should join their community. They have the most ‘engaged’ users. — RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) January 2, 2012. One company I have been in touch with and extremely impressed with is Articulate, the makers of Presenter and Engage and the whole Articulate Studio product.