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Unison

Clive on Learning

I had an online demo of Rapid Intake's new online authoring tool Unison , and I must admit I was impressed. Unison has the flavour of a web 2.0 Unison is created in Adobe Flex, with an attractive Flash interface. I intend to try authoring for real with Unison to see whether it lives up to its claims. tool which, although not free, is pretty close. The per month figures ramp up so, for say $499/month, you and an unlimited number of colleagues can be working on up to 40 projects at a time.

Unison - Collaborative eLearning Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

When I first saw Unison a few months ago, my only thought was, "WOW! Unison is focused on providing a great experience for the entire development team and supporting the collaborative development process. I look forward to seeing more of Unison at AG|08 in April. Rapid Intake has been quietly working on a killer elearning app. I totally dropped the ball on this one.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Multimedia in eLearning

PulseLearning

I believe kick-ass eLearning results when all elements work in unison to deliver the message, however it’s surprising how many get this fragile balance wrong, bombing their […]. I’d rather watch grass grow than sit through boring eLearning. As a designer, I thank my lucky stars for multimedia, the holy grail of delighting and dazzling learners.

eLearning Development News » Have you seen Unison yet?

eLearning Development

The Hour of Code: Kids Learn to Code

Visual Lounge

shouted a classroom of excited fourth graders in unison after taking part in the second annual Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a movement. A global effort to show the world that anyone, anywhere, can learn to code. As of today, over 104,000,000 students have been reached in over 180 countries, with more events and opportunities popping up every year. Can’t see the video?

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

7 Rapid Intake Unison – One of the first RCATs to offer collaborative capabilities on the net. Unison ranked earlier, ProForm – hopefully shelved at some point and mLearning studio. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Before I get to the list, people always want to know how do I decide what constitutes the best of the best. Here are my criteria. If they are stale – seriously do you deserve to the best? An additional note.

The Aesthetics of Games

Kapp Notes

In Civilization V, the animation of the farmers cultivating the land in unison creates a sense of people at work which again supports the story. Regardless of the game, aesthetics play an important role. Chess pieces require certain aesthetics to distinguish a bishop from a pawn, a knight from a queen and even to tell one side (white) from the other (black). Star Wars Chess Pieces.

Storytellers Become The Story: Obama and Hilary

Vignettes Learning

When trouble develops, they gasp in unison, and when desires are fulfilled they smile together. Synthesis: Results of a neuroscience study explain how storytelling builds empathy among people who collectively listen to it. If plain storytelling could already create impact, imagine what interactive narratives using state-of-the-art technologies could further achieve. They feel what you feel.

What is it about games.?

Learning with e's

One delegate tweeted during the event that they had never before witnessed such a bizarre occurrence at a conference - several professionals in unison shouting out ''kill that insect!'' Just what is so special about games playing? Why is it so popular with all ages? And what is it that divides opinion so deeply about whether games have a place in the curriculum? Unported License.

Rapid Intake® Unison™: The Pros and Cons of Authoring e-Learning in the Cloud by PJ Babcock and Dan Cox

Learning Solutions Magazine

As SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions become more widely adopted, movement to. collaborative online course authoring is increasing. This review explores one example of these. always on” tools that are accessible from any Web browser. The authors identify some. attractive advantages, as well as some potential reasons for staying with desktop authoring.

New mLearning Authoring Offerings - Wave #1

mLearning Trends

Rapid Intake is considering releasing their mobility options as both a standalone mlearning authoring tool as well as via an extension to their core Unison offering. As detailed in my list of mobile learning predictions for 2011 , a collection of smart and savvy authoring tool vendors offering solutions for online training delivery will start to introduce specialized tools that will enable some form of single sourcing that outputs mobile-friendly content with little or nominal effort over and above what's already been invested to create online courseware and training materials.

Allison Rosset Guest Post: Evaluation—Words Into Action?

The Learning Circuits

When workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals are asked about the four levels of evaluation, in the USA and beyond, they respond in unison: “Level 1 is reaction, 2 is knowledge; 3 is behavior in the workplace; and Level 4 is results.” This is one of those topics that never goes away. It reigns supreme in just about every needs study for workplace learning professionals. We say we want to do more and know more. We are eager to check out more tools, and get a better handle on the situation. The topic—evaluation. We speak fluent Kirkpatrick. Is it different today?

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The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

By collaborating effectively with researchers, the practitioners can become co-constructors of eLearning programs and and work in unison to brigde the theory and practice gap. Often, eLearning professionals believe that they have been working on the latest educational technology. In short, they feel they are ready to serve the learners through their eLearning programs. Let’s find out!

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

You can remix, edit and combine material from different presentations or existing Podcasts by adding other rich media – this is the Unison product. With Unison you can integrate right into their other product – the platform called Focus – which provides video capture – oh, output includes mp3, mp4, avi, wav and mov. Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. This was my third TK in a row to attend, and as usual it contained some WOW on the part of some products, some “huh” on others and even a few “boos” Overall Expo Analysis.

Talent Management is an Emerging Business Strategy

Training Industry

It requires many moving parts to work in unison. Many would say that talent management is a mature approach to building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline for companies. Additionally, the term was popularized from a McKinsey publication in 1998 entitled, “War on Talent.” This study looked at organizations from around the globe and the best practices among global companies for how they manage a comprehensive talent management strategy. Understandably, training is the most relevant of these to our readers. And, training is much larger than just HR. So, why is that an issue?

Thumbs Down to Top Down Leadership

CLO Magazine

Army expects and enables soldiers in small teams to effectively act independently but in unison with other similar and larger teams. For most of the 20th century, leadership models were defined by paternal, hierarchical organizational structures. Influenced by several wars and the Great Depression, this pecking order was structured along military lines to establish control. People climbed the ranks in search of power with an even keener eye on money. Furthermore, the U.S. If the inspiration for your structures has developed, why haven’t you? The U.S. We want to make a difference.

What eLearning Strategy?

Zephyr Learning

Learning should always run in unison with work, therefore access to learning and how the learning fits in to this culture is important. I had a conversation with someone recently (we will call her Ann) who gave me her view of elearning within her organisation. She wasn’t complaining, she loves her work, but she needs to learn. She then proceeded to tell me about the ‘time’ constraints!

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Rapid Intake Unison. So that a more constant date is set each week for this blog, the topic “Latest Content Authoring Tools Trends&# will be posted Tuesday morning, July 19th. Then going forward, each Tuesday a new blog posting will appear. This month’s news and notes includes details on the E-Learning 24/7 Course Authoring Tool Shootut, A new Content Authoring Tool Directory along with interesting data points, LMS Info and final tidbits. E-Learning 24/7 and E-Learning TV presents: Rapid Course Authoring Tool Shootout. The Shootout will go from 6 to 3 to 1 winner. Lectora.

How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Spinning Their Business Wheels

The Peformance Improvement

A company needs everyone rowing in unison. I have written about the power of visioning in recent blog posts. Gino Wickman, in his book, Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business , explains in a very practical way, how entrepreneurs can turn a vision into reality in their businesses. Rather, this is about involving employees in the visioning, planning, and implementation process.

New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like?

New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!

eLearning Brothers

Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like?

One prediction already on target

Clive on Learning

" I was either inspired or lucky (you choose) because since then a beta of RapideL-i was announced and then earlier this week I was treated to a sneak preview of a new tool called Unison from Rapid Intake , the makers of Flashform. By comparison, Unison and RapideL-i have different feature sets and very different routes to market, but they join their predecessors in providing the most essential benefits of online authoring, not least easy collaboration amongst those working on the development team. On January 3rd I laid out my e-learning predictions for 2008.

How to Build Branching Scenario Simulations by Jeff Batt

Learning Solutions Magazine

Here is a five-step tip for creating these in ProForm Rapid eLearning Studio and Unison Collaborative Course Authoring. You can build branching soft skill simulations that play like a game. The simulations you build can have multiple outcomes.

A Leadership Makeover at Ingersoll Rand

CLO Magazine

They allow us to march forward in unison to achieve more than we possibly could independently and together to arrive at premier performance.” A common leadership language, measurable competencies and a heightened level of accountability helped Ingersoll Rand create a high-performance culture that resulted in engaged employees who better satisfy customer needs. An interesting thing about change is that every change leads to another change. Just ask industrial conglomerate Ingersoll Rand. The company went through a series of acquisitions and divestitures from 2000 to 2008.

How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations With Embedded Audio and Synchronized Animation by Jeff Batt

Learning Solutions Magazine

While Unison is a good tool for creating interactive activities, you can also use it to upload and convert PowerPoint presentations, including animation, audio, and synchronization timing settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide!

Market, Sell and Deliver your Courses Online with the Shopify LMS Integration

Paradiso

Further into the blog, let’s find out what happens when these two amazingly amazing platforms, i.e. Shopify LMS blend into unison. Having put in a considerable amount of time and money in creating fantastic course content, have you ever felt that you could probably sell your courses to those who need it? About Shopify! They claim to be giving you ‘More ways to sell than ever before’!

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Rapid Intake: Unison. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began. In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. Some acquisitions, some goodbyes, but overall very strong. Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. Yet, there were some products that stood out, if nothing else – for taking the lead and doing something that says “yes it is possible, and oh, it works&#. 31st). Dynamic.

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Is training an investment?

Clive on Learning

"Oh, please accept our apologies for this misunderstanding," say the senior management team in unison, "how much money is it that you want?" With the economic downturn in full swing (assuming, that is, that downturns can swing) and training budgets as ever looking vulnerable as the first candidate for cuts, I'm beginning to hear once more that well-honed argument that training should be regarded as an investment and not an expense. As if that was all there was to it! " Some chance. Is that enough to open the purse strings? They need to learn and quickly

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

To-date we have tested in Articulate, ProForm, Unison, Captivate 4, Atlantic Link, Adobe Presenter, Udutu, Adobe Connect, Lectora, and Toolbook. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming. How it works: 1. Top 5 Amazing Features.

Online authoring tools not so novel

Clive on Learning

My prediction was that in 2008 we'd see more online rapid e-learning authoring environments come onto the market and the reason I claimed that this prediction was on target was because of the announcements by established authoring tool vendors of two very promising new online products, Unison from Rapid Intake and RapideL-i. My posting One prediction already on target created a bit of a reaction. I suppose it was only to be expected that other tools were on the market that I didn't know about, including Composica and MyUdutu.

The missing ingredient (secret sauce?)

Spark Your Interest

Dan Pontefract had us chanting (in unison) “Tear Down This Wall&# at various points in his talk. Image via Wikipedia. On Saturday, October 23rd, I was lucky enough to be one of the select participants at the TEDxUBC event – themed FastForward Ed. It was a great experience, although I definitely had some talks that I preferred to others. . Elyssa Hogg rocked her talk. Stretch.

Online Course Review for Courses in Development

Take an e-Learning Break

Rapid Intake, the guys who gave us ProForm and Unison, announced its new online collaborative course review software, called REVIEW™, that allows any course developer to post a course online and collect and manage course review feedback and comments. The reason I will use the program is its ability to load courses for review that have been developed with different types of e-Learning programs such as Articulate Presenter, Captivate and other Flash-based training. The actual review process rocks. The course loaded quickly and I was able to access it immediately to make review notes.

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

By collaborating effectively with researchers, the practitioners can become co-constructors of eLearning programs and and work in unison to brigde the theory and practice gap. Often, eLearning professionals believe that they have been working on the latest educational technology. In short, they feel they are ready to serve the learners through their eLearning programs. Let’s find out!

E-learning News September 2010

eLearning 24-7

When you register and attend Social Learning: C the New, C the Possible and C the Evolution , you will be entered to win a one year subscription to Rapid Intake’s online, collaborative rapid authoring tool, Unison™. Unison allows e-learning developers to build, test, review and publish Flash-based courses in minutes, from any computer connected to the internet. A lot of news happening this month, so let’s get started right away. 911 E-Learning Webinar Series Kicks Off. There will never be a charge to the 911 E-Learning Webinar Series, and questions are encouraged.