Acrobat X: Help. Anywhere!

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Mankin    Help. The Acrobat Help System is available with a quick press of the F1 key, and it's been that way for as long as I can remember (regardless of the version of Acrobat). Later versions of Help were HTML based documents, and opened in your default browser. In

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PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part II

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Last week I shared a couple of the lesser-known PowerPoint tricks to help speed up your workflow. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard will help this, but by default it will nudge the image 6 points. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Secret Passageways, Part I

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When you work with PowerPoint frequently, every little tip could help improve your productivity time. by AJ George. A quick Google search will turn up a list of common keyboard shortcuts for working in and presenting with PowerPoint, but here are a few lesser known tips I'd like to share.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

After having a great first day at the Learning Technologies 2010 I was looking forward to an exciting second day. Source: Predictions for Corporate Learning & Training 2010 by Bersin. These are essentially BlackBerry application that helps Barclays deliver small quick training.

GBL 2010 – Recap (Day 2 Part 1): Serious Games

Upside Learning

We all enjoy playing games and to socialize so it is only natural for us to be playing games and social media is just helping make that easier. This game helps health professionals to understand the signs of patient deterioration, use correct assessment protocols, and intervene effectively.

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Adobe RoboHelp 8: eLearning & Help Join Forces

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In this age of visual communication, incorporating interactive eLearning with your help content just makes sense. by Kevin Siegel When I teach my RoboHelp class , one of the RoboHelp features that most excites my students is RoboHelp's ability to import eLearning lessons published by Adobe Captivate. You know the old saying: "A picture is worth a thousand words."

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Moodle in 2010

Learning Visions

Last week over 200 attendees joined in the Learning Technologies Moodle seminar which Kineo helped out with – How Companies are Making the Most of Moodle. Mark Berthelemy writes a nice overview of how Moodle can help corporate L&D departments out of the box, and what Moodle can’t do without customization. Join us at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2010 in Orlando, March 24-26. Back in June, I asked if the corporate Moodle was at a tipping point ?

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Online Training and eLearning: Are You Helping to Save the World?

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by AJ George If you're using eLearning or attending your classes online, you just might be helping to save the world. Believe it or not, you are drastically helping to reduce CO2 emissions by not  traveling to an onsite class.

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

We hope you found this post helpful. By Shelley A. Gable. Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE.


Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

His main point is pirates are looking for gaps outside the market and actually helping innovation of new products and services before they go main stream (when bigger companies copy them). I attended the two day conference on Game Based Learning held earlier this week in London.

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Informal Learning - 2010

eLearning Cyclops

I think there is little doubt that it will grow further in 2010, but I also expect it to find more of a foothold in corporate training departments where its adoption been a challenge. Here are some great resources on informal learning that help us understand this transition from the formal to informal. Informal learning (a.k.a. social learning) grew immensely in 2009.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap

Upside Learning

That’s the message I’ve been hearing loud & clear from Learning Technologies 2010. A few things that I really like about the Dare2Share platform are: - There is a tag cloud presented in the right panel (similar to what you see on this blog) which helps users select their areas of interest.

eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report

Learning Visions

In case you missed this, the eLearning Guild has recently released the 2010 Salary and Compensation Report (United States) by Temple Smolen, culled from data provided by eLearning Guild members. Having a Masters Degree does help, giving you a +3.2%

Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Year

eLearning Cyclops

So, I took a look at my most popular posts during 2010. Here are the top 10 posts written in 2010: My e-Learning Don’ts A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June’s Big Question Looking for THE SCORM Resource?

PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

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The Ruler will help with this.  by AJ George. For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

Helping Your SMEs Help You

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve encountered instances where my SMEs for a project were not the same group of people that helped me design the program. It helps me make sure I get all of the information I need and keeps them from having to remember one more thing. I love working with SMEs. (OK, OK, most of the time I love working with SMEs. But really, I only love working with people in general most of the time.) Subject matter experts are great because they’re subject matter experts.

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PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

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I may be able to help and then share the solution here. by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In

Mike Myatt's Top 31 Leadership Blogs for 2010

The Peformance Improvement

It helps me sort through the thousands of blogs that I don’t have time to read. Mike Myatt gives us some help on the topic of leadership with his list of Top leadership blogs. If you’re like me, you appreciate seeing someone else’s “top list” for a topic of interest.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Reflections on ISPI 2010

Clark Quinn

Now, it probably helps to explain that I’ve been eager to attend an ISPI conference for quite a while. Early in the year, I gave a presentation online to the Massachusetts chapter of ISPI (the international society for performance improvement), and they rewarded me with a membership. A nice gesture, I figured, but little more (only a continent away). To my benefit, I was very wrong.

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Keynoting Texas Community College Technology Forum 2010

Kapp Notes

I am going to do my part by helping community college educators to expand the four walls of the classroom beyond even what many are doing today. On Friday, I’ll be in the big o’le state of Texas speaking about the future of technology for community colleges. I do a lot of work with community colleges and know first hand the innovative technologies and first class hands-on education that community colleges can provide.

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PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

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This can be immensely helpful if you have several objects overlapping each other and you want to work with one of the objects that is not in front. by AJ George  Have you ever been working on a slide with text, images, animations and some shapes. and then "lost" something?

Adobe RoboHelp 8: Search, Taken Out of Context

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Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp

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Adobe RoboHelp: Why Type It When RoboHelp Will Do it For You?

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Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp

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Plans for 2010

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Blog Big Question of the Month is “ predictions and plans for 2010 “, specifically: What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? As a consultant, my big challenge is always finding more people who I can help. I’ve helped lots of folks, and it’s clear there’s more need, so I’m just looking for more opportunities to really improve things, and ways to find those opportunities.

Adobe RoboHelp 8: Search, Taken Out of Context

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Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Help Authoring RoboHelp

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PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

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All you have to do is this: In PowerPoint 2010, select File > Info. Unfortunately, I have not found a suitable explanation as to why the trim function in PowerPoint doesn't always work, or why compressing the media helps, but it is nice to know that it is easily remedied.  by AJ George.   Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint?

Needs Analysis - Help an eLearning Brother Out

eLearning Cyclops

My next big venture is training for an upgrade to Windows 7 and Office 2010. I have good grasp of my audience, how they use their software, and access to the new OS and Office 2010. I have also casually talked to a few people who use Windows 7 and Office 2010 and they shared valuable information about their transition and what they found easy and what was challenging. What specific features in Office 2010 did you require help with and/or found frustrating?

Using games to help people learn

Bottom-Line Performance

This is a must-try for anyone who wants to explore alternate-reality games (probably one of the more highly complex forms of game play to create!). This game starts TODAY, October 7th, and it’s an experiment funded by the Robert Wood Foundation. The goal of the game is to see if the community can pool together ideas to begin to identify cures for neurological diseases – a group of diseases that cost our country billions – and devastate the lives of millions.

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Are You Playing e-Learning/LMS Help-desk?

eLearning Cyclops

Also provide links to help pages and job aids. Give your organization's help-desk the heads up. When your are not available, add helpful information to your out-of-office message. For example, links to help pages and job aids.

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Adobe RoboHelp: Synchronize the TOC Automatically

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by Kevin Siegel One of the three most common features of any help. However, even while most Help Authors take the time to create a detailed and. seemingly helpful TOC, most Help System customers will not look to the TOC first. when they are trying to get help. Search the Help System or use the Index. Why don't Help customers look. to the TOC first when looking for Help? As helpful as the TOC might seem to a.

eLearning & mLearning: Using Color in Learning

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Green helps to relax muscles and deepen breathing. by AJ George I've previously written about how to effectively use fonts to convey ideas and emotions in your eLearning courses. Effective use of color is equally important and is often overlooked and under utilized.

We need to help schools

Spark Your Interest

I’m working with a district to help them understand what types of technology could help them and how to invest in technology without huge capital outlays. What will you do to help a school today? One of my clients is a school district, which thrills me to bits, as I am a parent with school-aged children and see the wonderful potential that schools have to introduce technology in a powerful way, both as a way to enhance teacher community and as a learning tool.

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BP Spill NOT Fun and Games.but games could help

Kapp Notes

See more at '70s board game contains eerie BP oil spill scenarios Another approach might be to use a video game-like scenario to help think of creative ideas to clean up the spill. Cover of board game that outlined possible disaster scenarios.

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November 2010 Monthly Roundup: 5 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Focuses on how a basic understanding of the Gestalt principles can help create harmonious design and improve the odds that the intended message is conveyed to the learners.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. While the advice was good, for me, more dos and don’ts aren’t really helpful. October 15, 2010 These are slides from a My Kineo webinar I ran this week with Kirstie Greany.