Tue.Apr 12, 2011

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Adobe Captivate: Internalize or Externalize?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel. The common way to publish a completed Captivate eLearning video is as a SWF (small web file). When the publish process is complete, you will end up with three files: an HTML file (which is what your learner will need to open the lesson in a web browser), a JavaScript file (called standard.js) and the SWF containing your lesson.    The three-file output is typical.

The 4 S’s of mobile design

E-Learning Provocateur

Given that smartphone sales are estimated to exceed PC sales by the end of this year, and mobile Internet users are expected to exceed desktop Internet users soon after, I have finally concluded that the time is ripe for mobile learning. While I am no m-learning expert, I thought I’d share with you several tips that I have collected on my journey so far. Simple. if the content is relevant.

Educate the world, don't just feed it

Learning with e's

Some of my Twitter buddies have reminded me today of the torrid picture that was taken of me jokingly emulating Edupunk Poster Boy Jim Groom. There's an image of me floating around the web with 'PUNK IT UP' on my knuckles. Ultimately, the entire speech will boil down to a plea for people to adopt an open scholarship approach to their learning and teaching. It got me thinking. Unported License.

Over 150 Free Fonts to Use in Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Many of us are on a limited budget. So when there’s an opportunity to get something for free I’m all for taking advantage of it. So today, we’ll look at how to get 174 free fonts from Google. Quick Overview. In the past when you wanted to display text on a web page you had some limitations. Today, many of those limitations are gone because you can use web fonts. Google Web Fonts. Download 7zip.

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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Meet Tom Crawford April 21 on The Forge

Visual Lounge

You remember Tom Crawford , right? We did a screencast together on a gondola ! Tom is our guest on this month's episode of The Forge. Tom is an expert at Visual Communication. need your help. What do you want to know from Tom about Visual Communication? Here's your chance to ask him questions that he can answer on The Forge. On Facebook? The Forge 573

Great mobile presentation by Judy Brown on mobile project planning

Ignatia Webs

As the MobiMOOC is well in its second week, the presentations are becoming increasingly inspiring. If you are interested in mobile project planning, Judy Brown's presentation will get you on the way in just a couple of relevant steps. Mobimooc Week 2 - Planning mLearning View more presentations from Judy Brown. mobile mLearning mobimooc

8 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 20

Upside Learning

This week we get serious about serious games. It’s a known fact that the best kind of learning comes as a result of well-designed experiences and as such games, with their high level of engagement and interaction, serve as the right mode for learning. That iPads and smartphones have made their presence felt inside the classroom is a given now. Also get a sneak peak into the future of learning.

Captivate Training: Object Styles and Effects in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Using Object Styles and Effects in Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to add some style to the eLearning content by using object styles and object effects in Adobe Captivate 5 projects. They will discuss how to [.]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Object Effects Object Styles Rapid Authoring

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.

Personalizing eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I don’t remember how I came across this Google book preview but it has been an interesting read. eLearning and the Science of Instruction (Ruth Colvin Clark, Richard E. Mayer). Chapter 8 of the book has some great points that I’d like to share,  “Applying the Personalization Principle&# (page 160). Ways to Personalize eLearning. 1. Conversational Tone. Voice Quality.

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Captivate Training: Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh while they demonstrate how to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables. Registration Link: [link]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Advanced Actions Rapid Authoring Variables

Amazon Kindle Ads

George Siemens

I drive a Honda Civic. It’s a fine vehicle overall, but it has an issue with me not wearing a seatbelt. Like most vehicles, it starts with a mildly annoying beeping sound reminding me to put on my seatbelt. Unlike most vehicles it doesn’t stop reminding me. It beeps for 10 seconds, waits a minute, and resumes beeping. Indefinitely. The obvious lesson: George, wear your seatbelt. learning management system tells me what I can and cannot do. My iphone/ipad bounds my range of actions and options. But…the cloud requires a trade off of control. Or, at least, we should.

Captivate Training: Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Adding Assessment to Your Courses with Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about creating quizzes, adding various types of questions, editing question screens, enabling the quiz for reporting and publishing the quiz. Registration Link: [link]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Assessment Quiz Rapid Authoring

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Congrats to Lesley Scopes aka Light Sequent

Kapp Notes

My 3D colleague and contributor to Learning in 3D, Lesley Scopes recently won the Best Poster Peoples Award 1st place at VWBPE this year. The poster is about an EU project ~ Architecture (ARCHI 21) and language teaching & learning (CLIL). Below are some images from the poster session and a great video. So congratulations to Lesley!! Trophy and Poster. Winning Second Life Poster Session.

Captivate Training: Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Working with Project Templates and Master Slides in Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use project templates and master slides to give a consistent look and feel to your projects and templatize the [.]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Master Slides Project Templates Rapid Authoring

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite

Mindflash

It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. Re-using and re-purposing design elements that have served you well in the past is one great way to enhance your efficiency, but over time, it can lead to a course library that lacks visual identity or personality. Check out this clip for a quick refresher. Try: Workin’ your PLN.

Captivate Training: Question Banking Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Question Banking Made Easy with Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create Question Banks with Adobe Captivate 5. They will show you how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random [.]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Assessment Question Banks Question Pools Quiz Random Questions Rapid Authoring

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.

PPT courses to the iPAD - Which way to go?

Take an e-Learning Break

I recently experimented with various methods of getting aPPT course developed with Articulate Presenter to the iPAD. HTML Articulate player from eLearning Enhanced: Works great. Just wish they had a quiz component (it's in the works). link] Flash on iPAD from iSwifter– works ok. It executes the Flash content in its own data center and then sends video down the pipe to the user’s iPAD, which has to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection. link] PPT2Video from Wondershare – strip out all the Articulate elements and insert audio on the page.

Captivate Training: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Customizing the Project Interface with Adobe Captivate 5: TOC, skin editor and project resize Date and time: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish for an introductory session on customizing the table of contents, playbar and the appearance of the final SWF. They will [.]. How do I. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 playbar Rapid Authoring Rescale project skins Table of Contents

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Social Learning

Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job. By the way, “Surfing the Net” is a great

Captivate Training: Preferences and Publish Settings in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Preferences and Publish Settings in Adobe Captivate 5 Date and time: Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to explore the various preferences and publish settings available in Adobe Captivate 5. Registration Link: [link]. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Preferences Publish Settings Rapid Authoring

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.

Performance Support Tools – Holding Our Hand Through Change?

G-Cube

Advancement in technology brings changes in the way we work. Over the past few decades, these changes have been rapid as well as huge in their impact. From the pen-and-paper traditional desk, to desktop computers, laptops and now, tablets and smart-phones- change has been constant. Every change brings with itself the necessary rigors of adaptation. Whether adapting to a new process or a technology, providing training for every change may seem difficult. This is especially so when taking into consideration ever-expanding numbers and geographical spread of users. Step 1. Step 2.

Beyond Seth Godin: The Best Professional Advice I’ve Heard

OpenSesame

I spent last evening helping my best friend revise her cover letter and resume for a fabulous job opportunity. As we worked back and forth on a few drafts, the text began to reflect her personal ethic and approach to work in order to make her application stand out from the rest. thought I’d share the advice that has made the biggest difference in the way I work.  Good Times

eFront eLearning blog

Courseware Development

I've added the eFront blog to the Blogroll, authored by Christopher Pappas. This is a very good eLearning blog, which features, among other things, Christopher's list of the top eLearning and workplace learning blogs. From the blog, you can also do other things such as subscribe to the eFront newsletter and like the eFront Facebook page. urge all my readers to take a look at this site and participate as desired! workplace learning eFront eLearning