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Adobe Captivate 5: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Clone 'Em

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel Ever find yourself in a love-hate relationship with Captivate's default object styles? Admittedly, there is more to love about styles than hate. As far as I'm concerned, styles are a wonderful enhancement in Captivate 5. And if you haven't used styles yet, I urge you to dive in. Styles allow you to quickly update the look and feel of objects throughout your project with just a few clicks. Anyone who has developed eLearning using Adobe Captivate 4 or older knows how ineffective those pesky Apply to All buttons were. Note the sarcasm here.) However,

A Challenge For Designers Of Game Based Learning

Upside Learning

I came across a challenge posted on the Innocentive website titled – Games for Health: Inspiring Adolescents to take Control of their Health. This challenge was posted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N). Key Healthcare Issues. Critical Issues That The Solution Must Address. C3N wants the game to do (at least) two main things. Next Steps.

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Falling in Love all Over Again with ISD – with Allison Rossett at #ASTD2011

Learning Visions

These are my notes from a session with Allison Rossett “Falling in Love All Over Again—With ISD” at ASTD ICE in Orlando, May 24, 2011. Forgive typos and incoherence… ** ISD got its start in WWII – when the country was preparing soldiers for war. 400 + films – taught standards. Observations in classes to see that standards were met. From the war, these trainer types went into industry – telecom (ATT) Walter Dick – “ISD is applied educational psychology” Instructional design is all abut theory. Behaviorism – incentives and consequences. what it looks like when you can do it. Motivation.

Engagification

Clark Quinn

The latest ‘flavor of the month’ is so-called gamification. Without claiming to be an expert in this area (tho’ with a bit of experience in game design), I have to say that I’ve some thoughts both positive and negative on this. So what is ‘gamification’? As far as I can tell, it’s the (and I’m greatly resisting the temptation to put the word ‘gratuitous’ in here :) addition of game mechanics to user experiences to increase their participation, loyalty, and more. But I want to suggest that we strive a little bit higher. Please.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Stuck with a bunch of Flash-based courses that cannot be viewed on mobile devices? This eBook will take you through the steps to convert existing courses into HTML 5 format and make it compatible with the latest devices and browsers.

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20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Someone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues. I’ve always considered this an example of “e-learning&# because – if you do it right – you are educating people. They just happen to be outside of your organisation. So here are 20 suggestions… Face to face. Social Media Club. Cases. Fiskateers. Bubble O’Bill. • 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Reports. State of the Blogosphere. Books.

Cultural Issues in Dealing with Clients

Learn and Lead

Puja Anand writes another guest post for Learn and Lead. In this post, earlier published on her blog Accidental CEO Strategic Mom , Puja shares her experiences of dealing with clients from different cultures. Into my third or fourth year dealing extensively with Asian clients, with a few American/UK clients thrown in, I had formed most of the ideas written here. However, I shied away from this topic because it is a form of stereotyping, and being an Indian expat living in Singapore, I have seen enough of stereotyping applied to me to be wary of it. You have to work much harder to build trust.

All about Dynamic Views for Readers - Blogger Help

Learning and Technology

All about Dynamic Views for Readers - Blogger Help The Dynamic Views in Blogger is really cool. don't know if it is new, but it let's you have an overview of blog content

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New to E-Learning? Here are Some Simple Steps to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

To a novice even simple things seem complex. And when things appear complex, we can become frustrated or feel like we don’t have the skills to accomplish what it is we want to do. recall years ago when I was learning video production. felt like my skills were inadequate (which they were). He said that this would help me focus less on the glossiness of the commercials and more on their construction.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Companies are increasingly dissatisfied with online learning tools, prompting many to reinvest in technology that supports a modern training approach. Download the report from Brandon Hall Group to see how new investments are bringing real business results.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. The problem though lies in the execution. Easy to use home dashboard, cleverly laid out. Click on the button feature in the dashboard. Click and move buttons on the sidebar to the screen. Average. SCORM 2004, 1.2 compliant.

4 Ways to Boost Training Retention and Memory

Mindflash

Whatever the field in which you’re training or being trained, there’s one thing that can improve the experience – a better memory. Whether the subject is chess,  computer coding or cookery, better recall will help students reach mastery sooner and with fewer headaches. So are you simply cursed (or blessed) with whatever memory capacity your brain was born with? Say words aloud.

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The virtual classroom: the ups and the downs of collaborative learning

Spicy Learning

What is a virtual classroom? Many of you reading this will already have participated in some form of virtual classroom learning. In its more mortal guise, the virtual classroom is an application of web conferencing technology. So if you’ve ever participated in a webinar, perhaps hosted by one or two instructors taking you through a PowerPoint presentation, you have already been initiated into the world of virtual learning. And indeed, Second Life is used as a platform for education by many institutions such as universities, colleges and libraries. Could it, dare I say, be bad?

Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, there are a number of changes to the authoring tool landscape coming in the next few months.  We thought we’d help you decide which tool might be right for you. We’ve created a quick grid to show what we feel are the key differences between the major authoring tools on the market: Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, Flash, and the about-to-launch ZebraZapps. To keep it simple, we stuck with features that might distinguish one over another, rather than features that are common to all of them (such as the ability to add audio or images). What do you think?

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Adding Multiple Click-based Animations on a Screen with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

You are creating a simulation-based course and you need to demonstrate a couple of related workflows which include just about six to eight steps each. You are not convinced to create separate screens for such small demonstrations. So, what should you do? Looks like you need a screen where you can include all these simulations [.]. How do I. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Whats new Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Animations Click-based rapid elearning Trigger-based

The Mouse and the Wizard: Thoughts on ASTD Day One

CLO Magazine

It’s been a while since I’ve spent time in Orlando, but it was my impression that it’s the land of the Mouse, as in Mickey Mouse. So it was with a bit of surprise that I noted after deplaning Sunday afternoon that the first thing I see is a store chock full of Harry, as in Potter. Change appears to have come to the land of Mickey and Disney World and Harry Potter and his band of wizards are taking center stage. From my first impression of day one at the American Society for Training and Development conference here yesterday, it seems like a similar change has come to the training industry.

Ignorance is NOT bliss!

Tayloring it

Before you point out the obvious, I knooooow that I don’t work in the education sector… but on this occasion I think that it really is a worthwhile investment of time to take a closer look at a 2009 OFSTED report. Essentially the OFSTED report finds that there is a greater online risk to individuals whose schools use ‘locked down systems’ than for those students whose schools allow them but alongside the provision of education surrounding their safe use. All the school has done is prevent a risk arising from use of their machines. What do you think?

Review: Adobe's Latest Upgrade — Creative Suite 5.5 by Stephen Haskin

Learning Solutions Magazine

Upgrades just became a little more interesting and possibly a little more complicated, at least where. Adobe’s Creative Suite is concerned. Here’s a quick look at CS5.5, and some guidelines to help you decide. whether you need to buy the upgrade, rent it, or just wait for the next major upgrade. Development Strategies Graphics Media Tools

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. After all, we’ve managed pretty well up to now, so surely another year can’t hurt!

All about Dynamic Views for Readers - Blogger Help

Learning and Technology

All about Dynamic Views for Readers - Blogger Help The Dynamic Views in Blogger is really cool. don't know if it is new, but it let's you have an overview of blog content

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-24

Jane Hart

Tweet. 100 people already signed up for “30 ways to use social media to work & learn smarter&# starts 30 May [link] # lrnchat #astd2011 #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ tloh @audioswhite @ sahana2802 @marksandspencer #. The state of learning in the workplace today [link] # altwebinar #astd2011 # lrnchat #. Yammer keyboard shortcuts [link] #. RT @ WebWorkerDaily : PBworks Gets a Better Interface for Improved Collaboration [link] #. RT @ tmiket : Self-Organizing Conversation as an Invitation to Serendipity # yam [link] #. Powered by Twitter Tools.

Lectora User Conference iPad2 Winners Announced!

Everything E-Learning

At the 2011 Lectora User Conference, three individuals went above and beyond to show their dedication and appreciation for Lectora

The Added Benefits of Grade Schools Going Green

eLearning 3.0

In a nation with educational programs continually on the chopping block, it makes sense more than ever for our school systems to wean themselves off the absolute need for pulp. Student response systems and other electronic methods of exhibiting information and collecting work are a worthwhile investment for any school administrator looking to cut down the long term costs of paper. Schools go through paper like crazy when you think about it: all those tests, study guides, copied hand-outs, printed packs of research, et cetera, really add up to tons of trees and millions of dollars every year.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

The Added Benefits of Grade Schools Going Green

eLearning 3.0

In a nation with educational programs continually on the chopping block, it makes sense more than ever for our school systems to wean themselves off the absolute need for pulp. Student response systems and other electronic methods of exhibiting information and collecting work are a worthwhile investment for any school administrator looking to cut down the long term costs of paper. Schools go through paper like crazy when you think about it: all those tests, study guides, copied hand-outs, printed packs of research, et cetera, really add up to tons of trees and millions of dollars every year.