Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives

Dashe & Thomson

For whatever reason, getting “just-as-good” alternatives is something of a hobby of mine. issues tracking. Issues-tracking: Lighthouse. Anyone who has ever tried to manage testing and review of a web-based training system without a robust issues-tracking system knows that it is not an experience worth repeating (sadly, I’m talking from experience here). The time tracking is well done, but the other features are merely so-so.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning


Instead, you should use images to make—or reinforce—a point in a clever, clear and captivating way. Ask yourself these five questions as you’re selecting images: Does the image reinforce your message? Your image should be more than just generic clipart. Stop filling space!

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The Importance of Storytelling in Elearning

Origin Learning

One way is to define it like this: A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs.

Custom, Accessible Quiz: Development Highlights

Adobe Captivate

To determine which scenario was in play, I used Captivate’s cpQuizInfoAttempts system variable to track whether the quiz had previously been attempted. This is the branch you can see in the image. I recently posted a showcase – a Custom, Accessible Quiz.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. accurately describe images on first sight. image of their workspace. Track and Analyze Exactly.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

The alternative approach: “Thought and Action are One” (learn and apply, learning by doing) gained popularity. Without presenting an alternative way of writing content, SMEs will cling to these traditonal methods.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

And there are lots of articles floating around that discuss how much faster the human brain can supposedly process images than it can process words. Visuals allow everyone looking at the image to see the same thing, which gives them a common starting point.

Will at Work Learning: Technology for Measuring Social Interactions. Can We Use This For Learning?

Work Learning

MIT researchers have developed a technology to track peoples social interactions, for example, at a conference. The system could track the number of interactions the store manager had with each employee, and the interactions the employees had with each other. Admittedly, quantity doesnt equate to quality, but by tracking such social contact, managers might get a start in thinking about increasing the number of "learning opportunities." View an alternate.

Off the rails?

Learning with e's

Amy Burvall has sent me three images, and my task is to create a blog post out of one of them. But we comply with them, because there is no alternative. Now and then I deviate into some alternative practices, which have been documented on this blog and elsewhere.

4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make


If those images relate to the material, that’s well enough. But there’s only so many generic images of smiling, corporate settings a learner can take before they become an irritation. Instead, plan some of your time and development budget to creating custom images—including infographics. And think carefully about what images accompany which slides. Instead of tracking their progress through the lesson, learners begin to zone out.

Gamification of Learning and Training

Kapp Notes

Sun Microsystems has conjured up two, Dawn of the Shadow Specters and Rise of the Shadow Specters, which take place in an alternate universe called Solaris, colonized by a race of people who happen to reflect the company’s values. A leaderboard keeps track of the best scores.

Quiz Tweak 3: Play Audio/Object Audio

Adobe Captivate

In a first Tweak post I explained how to replace text feedback messages by images. Alternative for Slide audio. This alternative means that you don’t need Closed Captioning, or at least that you don’t want to use the CC feature of creating it. Intro.

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Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective


Graphics and images used were culturally diverse to avoid any kind of bias. The ALT (Alternate Text) images were incorporated. The client wanted to incorporate the option for the learner to switch to either of the modes in between without losing progress tracking of course.

Articulate Rise, A Responsive Authoring Tool


Alternatively, you can start from scratch and use ‘blocks’ that allow you to build courses by selecting module types. The navigation is adaptable so the learner can move menus out of their way, zoom in and out of images, making interactions feel smooth and precise. These course formats track learner progression in various ways. You can track using course completion, quiz result, or a Storyline block.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline


Alternatively, there are also a variety of ready-made theme-based templates available that can be utilized. Images and text can be synchronized with audio or video to create a ‘WOW’ effect. Synching Image Presentation with Video.

Answers to Challenge ‘Sequence in advanced action’

Adobe Captivate

Why is using a shared action not considered to be an alternative. Action A will always show the same image, in this case image 4. Remember: the user variable v_click is tracking the number of clicks, there are 4 images to show in sequence and a loop has to be created.

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Tips and Tricks to Making Accessible Content More Interactive


However, you can still use alternative methods and hidden text to simulate many interactive elements, including rollover text and tool tips as well as pop-up messages on the page. To “display” the pop-up, trigger an action to Hide the image or shape.

The ultimate guide to cloud-based elearning authoring tools


Elearning authors will need to store their images, videos etc on their desktops, uploading them into the courses they’re working on each time. Images, videos, resources etc can be uploaded once, then stored in the tool’s asset library to be shared between all authors.

How to Convert your eLearning PowerPoint to Video


Alternatively, if you don’t want audio, just skip this step. However, a video with audio, images and more makes your content come to life. An invaluable feature that your LMS should have is video tracking.

Apps and Digital Tools to Improve College Life


It is quite useful that images on whiteboards can be turned into Word documents, while the information from the business card can be transferred directly to the contacts in your mobile phone. In addition to taking notes, students can annotate PDFs, images, GIFs and record lectures.

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Compared to text or images, consumers report that video content is more memorable. Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. You can always provide alternatives for video accessibility.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn


Updates range from improved learner progress tracking and video optimization, to easier formatting and GDPR compliance features. Learner progress tracking and Completion API. One of the first challenges that Hawthorn tackles is learner progress tracking.

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Will Crypto-Currencies replace Cash?

Your Training Edge

Bitcoin, in case if you have been in touch to our posts in last few weeks, is an alternate money system having no physical currency. Unfortunately, the anonymity of cryptocurrency has led Bitcoin to take on a rather nefarious image.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

Create a click and zoom effect to view images. Hide and reveal background fill and an alternative example using T agxedo. Use PowerPoint as an image editor. Tips on manipulating images in PowerPoint. Get more out of the free images you get from Microsoft Office.

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

And similarly, Google’s search has been the best, and with a browser extension and some adjustments, I was getting ads blocked, tracking stopped, and more. And I hadn’t figured out how to do an image search with DuckDuckGo (something I do a fair bit) the last time I tried, so that hadn’t been a search option. And the fact that they’re not tracking me is important. Sure, my ISP still can track me, and so can Apple, but I’ll keep working on those.

8 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference To Your eLearning Videos


Our brains are programmed to react strongly to images. If you‘re using basic images when you make training videos, your learners will never feel the emotional connection you want them to. Your video sound is as important as the images.

LCMS vs. LMS: A Guide to Learning Content Management Systems


It’s a platform that allows you to create, manage, host and track digital learning content. You would like the option to track using xAPI rather than SCORM. You create blended learning pathways that need to be tracked. Basic SCORM tracking is enough.


A quiet invasion

Learning with e's

This image shows students taking notes. Whenever I show this image, I see many people in my audiences nodding in recognition. Teachers might respond to this image in two ways. It seems to be a familiar, every day occurrence in some classrooms.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


Trello makes it easier to coordinate everyone’s input and track the status of different tasks. Its simplicity makes it all the more likely you’ll add and track tasks, improving your productivity. Google Docs provides an alternative to Microsoft Office.

A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

I also wanted an alternative to an LMS system that could only mark someone’s status with a course as “completed” or “incomplete. ” I wanted detailed tracking of what people were learning – and weren’t learning. Image from the classic Guru Game.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Feedly tracks what you''ve read, enables you to star articles to save for later, and easily share your favorites across your social media networks. Fit Brains Trainer features more than 350 games and puzzles to challenge your mind, as well as tracking to measure your progress.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?


With the massive worldwide adoption of the web at the start of the 2000s, a lot of brand new learning technologies were developed, allowing learners and teachers alike to have an alternative experience. Managing and tracking learning courses is better.

eLearning Example – Make Compliance Courses Engaging


1: Add characters to background images for realism. One of my favorite elements of the sample is that way that the dialog uses a “stop-motion” effect of still images to give the feel of video. Yukon used the power of Articulate Storyline 2 with variables and states to track the status.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


The many levels of project management that Trello offers – including cards, lists, and boards – makes it easy to coordinate input and track the status of different tasks. IFTTT also makes it possible to keep track of what learners are reading.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide


Creating content in Google Slides: Images and shapes. Inserting and editing images. If you have a word or phrase running throughout your presentation that needs changing, type it into the Find dialogue box and type your alternate into the Replace box.