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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,

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.

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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The Real Problem with Instructional Design

Trina Rimmer

I'm attending ASTD's 2011 ICE in Orlando this week and in every session I hear the same things from my fellow IDs: "Learner's don't want to do mobile learning.".  "My organization won't allow us to access Social Media.".  "Our company isn't ready for informal learning.".  "My management doesn't have a tech infrastructure.". There's no way my company will ever let me do edgy/cool stuff.".

How to Create a Customer Training Strategy

Want to develop an effective customer training strategy for your organization? Download this guide to learn some simple steps you can follow to set your team up for success. Click to download.

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Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

On April 27, 2011, Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Executive Network at Symantec in Mountain View. The Executive Networks people took notes; here are the main points from my presentation. Work Is Changing. Work is no longer just doing just what is in your job description. In 1986, 75% of the knowledge that a worker needed was stored in their heads. Fowler.

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


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?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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?

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

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.

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.

Transform Your Video Strategy for Enterprise Learning & Communication

We sat down with Tom Clancy, former CLO of EMC, to discuss the role of video in the future of enterprise learning and communication.

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?

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!


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

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

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.