Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
In this tutorial, I’ll discuss ways to gather clips and media to create an old time movie effect. I’ll also show you how to use Camtasia Studio to build and produce your Old Time movie. Here is a sample old time movie made with Camtasia Studio: [link]. Here is a link to the old time movie project. Nothing says old time movie like bold, dramatic intro slides.
A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One
MARCH 14, 2013
He then moved into designing and creating simulations for learning. It was titled “Simulations and the Future of Learning: An Innovative (and Perhaps Revolutionary) Approach to e-Learning.” It is structured much like Internet Movies DataBase, but focused on educational simulations and serious games. simulation simulationsAny future books in the works?
What does the 80's movie WarGames tell us about learning games?
FEBRUARY 19, 2012
recently watched the 1980's movie WarGames with my son. As a dad, I often use movies like that as an opportunity to teach something new to my son. The movie is about a young computer hacker, played by Mathew Broderick , who unwittingly accesses a NORAD supercomputer controlling United States military nuclear weapons during the Cold War. As a child in 1983 I was captivated by the science and drama of the movie. Lesson 1: Games can be used to simulate real work environment situations. by Jonathan Shoaf. Of course, I explained that things were not that simple.
A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One
MARCH 14, 2013
He then moved into designing and creating simulations for learning. It was titled “Simulations and the Future of Learning: An Innovative (and Perhaps Revolutionary) Approach to e-Learning.” It is structured much like Internet Movies DataBase, but focused on educational simulations and serious games. simulation simulations Any future books in the works?
What is eLearning Gamification?
DECEMBER 4, 2013
You know you have become an eLearning nerd when watching a movie all you think about is gamification and instructional design. During the movie Ender plays and interacts with a variety of game simulations and interactive graphics. They have a simulation room. My version was in Adobe Flash and not in a hypoxia chamber. I had to simulate the activity. But first….
Gamification in E-Learning – Are you Game for it?
JANUARY 3, 2016
To give you a breathing example, try to recall the story of your favorite movie. This gamification concept by the way of simulation will bear fantastic results in the mechanical industry as well, where precise eye-hand co-ordination is required to handle the machinery. 3. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Is Gamification in E-learning really Needed? Horrifying enough?
Great Reads on Gamification
OCTOBER 15, 2014
This post from the eLearning Brothers discusses the movie Ender’s Game and all the cool game simulations and interactive graphics in it. Gamification is everywhere—from Cheez-It Scrabble Junior , which gamifies snack crackers, to the popular Fitbit fitness tracking bands. And just this morning, I heard a commercial announcing that Monopoly is back at McDonalds.
The psychology of gamification in education: why rewards matter for learner engagement.
OCTOBER 30, 2015
We all know it is there, and that clearly millions of people love gaming, but video games just don’t seem to get everyone excited in the same way that, say, movies do. The reality is that the video game (gamification) industry is twice the size of the movie industry and three times the size of the music industry, going on 2013 figures. So is gaming or gamification as big as we think?
How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
All current military training depends on a blend of learning , such as classrooms, simulators and field practice etc. The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. The intent is to create an experiential , and engaging learning environment.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. JeL SIM- simulations requires experience of the Java programming language to create a numerical model of the system/concept being simulated. Tools these days come in three flavors. combination of both.
Designing An Effective Elearning Content Strategy
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Ever wondered why is it so convenient for people to watch movies or read novels? If your budget allows, go for full fledged game-based and simulation-based learning and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see your audience enjoying their training! Content strategy is the plan which outlines what form of content will be made available to learners in what form. Say no to generality.
Why Just-in-time Learning is the Talk of the Town
AUGUST 4, 2016
When you watch a movie, you carry certain glimpses back home. What makes them stay with you even after the movie ends? Use Micro Learning to Help Your Gen Y Sales Force Achieve More Microlearning, Scenarios, and Simulations – Use Them Based on Your Training Needs. What do you seek as a training manager? Training your sales force effortlessly. It is Relevant.
Are we nearing entrance to The Matrix?
MAY 6, 2008
The ideas and concepts of the widely popular movie The Matrix are closer than many people think. The new system also boasts better simulations of hard contact, such as a three-dimensional virtual object hitting an appropriately hard virtual wall. Imagine a completely simulated environment where everything feels and looks real.
DIY Virtual Reality: World of Warcraft Thinks Inside the Box at Comic-Con 2015
AUGUST 10, 2015
But with the 2016 release of the World of Warcraft movie, big names and big budgets have been thrown around to make a flick that hardcore gamers can appreciate. The WoW solution was to give diehard fans and curious looky-loos a chance to experience WoW through virtual reality simulations. Let’s face it: Virtual reality simulations aren’t cheap. Mass-Market Virtual Reality.
What every Simulation/Game Designer Needs to Know about Story
The Learning Circuits
AUGUST 6, 2005
In my work on designing simulation games for elearning, I'm continually trying to help people understand how games differ from linear experiences. In What Every Game Developer Needs to Know about Story on Gamasutra, a game developer site, John Sutherland gives us some very valuable concepts about how to design an engaging story that works for a game (not a movie). Worthwhile reading
Whither higher education? To the opera!
MAY 3, 2014
I often think about the condition of higher education, but was concerned not at all when I went to see “La Boheme” in a movie theater at the mall. Opera in a movie theater has much to offer: Technology delivers access to superb talent. My first movie opera cost $22. Opera in San Diego. Opera is very much on the minds of San Diegans. All hell broke loose.
How Virtual Reality Became 2015’s Comeback Kid
OCTOBER 14, 2015
File this under “Topics Most Likely to Have Been a 1980s Sci-Fi Movie Plotline”: A 26-square mile real-life Sim City is currently under construction deep in the New Mexico desert, designed to test new technologies on a grand scale. Online, you could create an avatar, interact with other plays, and create an entire fantasy persona using simulations. Simulate This!
9 instructional design principles for building an eLearning course
JUNE 13, 2016
The best books and movies start with a strong opening that keeps readers engaged. Simulation eLearning is one technique that allows learners to practice skills as they progress through modules. Train4TradeSkills , a program which allows trainees to practice skills in a virtual reality environment, is a brilliant example of simulation eLearning. Grab attention. Guide learners.
5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
clear goal is the same to a video that a theme or central idea is to a movie. Simulation videos are one of a kind. You can even insert interactivity in simulations so that the steps are guided and controlled using questions and answers between course and learner. eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. Be Brief.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? SCORM. Articulate.
The Right Time for Learning
JULY 18, 2016
Your most effective learning tool isn’t a tricked-out, technology-rich smart classroom or a snazzy, high-powered simulation. As any student of Buddhist philosophy or fan of kung fu movies will tell you, an old saying captures the essence of true learning: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Your most important learning investment isn’t the LMS. Learning Delivery
What are Serious Games?
MARCH 1, 2016
good game, like a good movie, has a gripping storyline. In these sectors, the cost of failure is always high, which means that virtual simulations become a practical necessity. In the world of online learning buzzwords, serious games have raised their heads time and again, but what are they? Are they any different from game-based learning and if so, how? Why do we need Serious Games?
11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. Thinking Worlds enables designers to create and publish highly immersive simulations and games. Panda 3D Image from a game created in Panda3D Panda 3D : Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs.
AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning
MARCH 6, 2012
Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It differs from virtual reality in that it modifies the real world instead of replacing it with a simulated one. Introduction to AR.
Training Conf 2017 Keynote:Template Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard #trngcon
JANUARY 30, 2017
So much you can do through virtual reality and simulation. The key = loving relationships. (He tells the story of the end of the movie Ghost: “The amazing thing, Molly, is you can take the love with you.” ) Servant leadership is love in action. My live-blogged notes from the opening keynote at Training Conference 2017 , happening this week in San Diego, CA. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Three keynotes speakers in this morning’s session: Temple Grandin, Anant Agarwal, Ken Blanchard Temple Grandin Temple Grandin was non-verbal as a child, autistic. The answer is SIX MINUTES.
Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach
MARCH 23, 2016
Animated movies and videos. It could be in the form of a story, real-world scenarios, an interactive simulation or a game. In addition, scenarios are effective for making learning relevant and for simulating the situations that occur in the real world. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, the “eLearning Coach.” With that said, let’s get into the interview!
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
Big blockbuster movies – some that will make you cheer and others that you will demand your money back. Think of it as going to the movies – you can see one that is in the small shoebox theater or one in the large size theater – with lots of seats and a/c that always works. Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else.
Top 5 eLearning Technologies To Look Out For In 2016
JANUARY 18, 2016
The idea of simply slipping on a headset and immediately being immersed into another world seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, but virtual reality gadgets, such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift and others, are making it possible. The eLearning industry is experiencing a revolution. Cloud-based Development Tools. Wearable Technology. Virtual Reality Eyewear. Training Telepresence.
10 Steps to Create Your Own Learning Objects (L.O.s)
MARCH 30, 2016
Or maybe some technical employees working on a simulation exercise to practice the right protocol from the safety of their computers? An interface can be as simple as content display with navigation, or it could be a highly interactive experience that simulates a lab experiment or programming development. What kind of images come to your mind when you think of learning objects ?
TCC09: Digital User-Generated Content and Our Emerging Digital Literacy
APRIL 14, 2009
This preliminary study uses examples of digital user-generated content, specifically digital stories and movies, to examine the types of information that appear to convey effectively. Digital movies–didn’t train their students due to complexity, but also had male and female reviewer. Posted in e-Learning, Games & Simulations, Read/Write Web. Research in Sims 2.
Learning with e's
MARCH 3, 2014
She showed several images of recent movies such as Ellysium, I, Robot and Avatar to emphasise her point. The blockbuster science fiction movie Minority Report featured gestural computing, targeted advertising through biometric data scanning and augmented reality technologies. All of these were possible at the time the movie was being produced, and have been for some time.
Respect Your Learners to Maximize ROI
APRIL 27, 2016
After all, even our dreams are unique “movies” we play in our brains during sleep. Training programs designed by Sharon have been featured in Simulations and the Future of Learning, Digital Game-Based Learning, Training and Simulation Journal, Time Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times and on NBC TV and CNN. Recently I spoke with a senior leader about a survey her organization had administered to its workforce. One of the questions it asked was how the organization could improve its performance. The majority of respondents said, “Eliminate training.”
Design: En Media Res
JANUARY 4, 2007
It's a familiar technique: the viewer is catapulted immediately right into the middle of the action, usually a dramatic pivotal moment upon which the rest of the plot is constructed The idea, used in television and movies is to drop the viewer (or in our case, the learner) into the middle of the situation and allow him or her to then determine what is going on before the plot or lesson is being explained. The learner is placed into the context of the learning situation immediately. In instructional design terms, it is a lot like Gagne's idea of gaining attention.
Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
The ability to make a screencast video can also be used to showcase your creativity when playing games like Minecraft and recreating scenes from movies and/or filming music videos in simulation games like The Sims. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners. They can be used to: demonstrate processes step-by-step in a tutorial. share pointers for playing a game.