Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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Or maybe you're going to use Articulate Storyline? If Articulate Storyline is your tool of choice, developers who use that tool have told me that Storyline is on a par with Captivate. We teach a one-day  class covering that tool through ASTD. by Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content.

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

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One of the most frequent questions I get is how to convert linear, click-and-read courses to something more interactive. October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). October 23: Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ). October 24 : Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ).


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Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player.


V. Converting Graphic Elements to Symbols One final tip before we move on to the next lesson creating the buttons. Select the F8 key (or in the file menu: Modify > Convert to Symbol) to convert the shapes to a symbol.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Is there a simple way to convert info from a blog into an existing training program, such as a new employee orientation (so you can edit and update the orientation program as you discover things that need to be covered from your new employee's blogs)? Can you articulate what Web 3.0 an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning.

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners

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Many elearning courses start as classroom content that needs to be converted and put online. The subject matter expert has been using that content for years in a successful classroom setting and now wants that converted to elearning. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ).

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A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good

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But it will help you quickly convert existing slides that may be a bit sloppy and inconsistent into something that looks better and is intentional in its design. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Learn to Use Articulate Storyline.

Here’s a Simple Screencasting Tip That Will Save Time & Frustration

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For example here’s a recent tweet about a free video converter and elearning & training jobs. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Join me for a free Articulate jam session on April 18. This is the annual Articulate users’ conference hosted by Leeds.

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How to Create Interactive E-Learning

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It’s simple, but it’s an easy way to convert your click-and-read content to something more interactive. Next up for me are the two workshops in California and then off to the UK for the Elearning Masterclass and the Articulate User’s Group Conference. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

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Get more life out of your graphic assets by converting them to silhouettes. I’ll be working the Articulate booth. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics.


How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?

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That’s very similar to what we do when our subject matter expert hands us a 300-slide PowerPoint file to be converted to an elearning course. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). Join me for the free Articulate jam session on April 11. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ).


8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

Resist the temptation to simply convert your eLearning desktop to HTML5. Here''s a recent Keynote Presentation I delivered for ASTD Houston: [link]. September 5-6 : I''m teaching a two-day Articulate Storyline class online: [link]. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

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Considering how fast it converts the images to speaking avatars, I’m pretty impressed with the overall quality. Convert Static Images on the Slide: You can also add the image to the slide. While I’m in town, I’m going to set up a free, Articulate jam session on August 17 (9-12).

Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses

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The goal is to place the learner in the rain forest so we walk through the process of converting a simple PowerPoint slide to something more immersive. The London workshop covers general elearning and the Leeds session is focused on Articulate. Louis (ASTD).

Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse

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Most rapid elearning tools are like Articulate Presenter and convert PowerPoint slides to Flash (and soon HTML5). One of my favorite features in Articulate Quizmaker is being able to switch to slide view. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). Two sessions: Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro and Create Interactive & Engaging E-Learning with Articulate Storyline. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Learn to Use Articulate Storyline.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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Use Image Filters to Convert Boring Clip Art & Bad Photos. Most graphics editors (and PowerPoint 2010) offer simple filters that help you convert your image. It’s easy enough to take photos in-house and then convert them to silhouettes.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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Some people might convert their PPT to a video (it can be done) OR they have that production facility and shoot their own high quality videos OR they purchase 3rd party content video courses. The biggest and best known of the initial RCATs is Articulate Studio, which uses PowerPoint as a cornerstone to their product. . As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon.

Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.

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Perhaps you can take one of your linear courses and convert it to an interactive scenario using the same structure and outline as the soldier scenario. Swing by the Articulate booth to check out the soon-to-be released Storyline. Louis (ASTD). April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ).

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

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As you can see we took what’s a typical looking slide and converted it to one that has more visual appeal. I also just added information for the free Articulate jam session while I’m in Jacksonville. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ). April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ).

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Well articulated BYOD policies will need to feature in your strategy whether you allow or disallow staff to use their own devices for mobile learning. Check out this webcast from ASTD covering Qualcomm case studies).

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

If you’re an Articulate user, the community offers hundreds of great how-to tutorials. There’s even a generic course on how to take a PowerPoint file and convert that to an elearning course. If you want to build more engaging courses at work, then convert one of the typical courses into something more engaging. Software vendors like Articulate make the tools to use, but it’s the community of users who develop the best practices and tricks to get the most out of them.

The Designer’s Toolbox

Jay Cross

You don’t hear about tools like these at ASTD meetings and traditional training gatherings. vary the diversity of situations and articulate the common aspects so that students can transfer what they learn.

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3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

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And besides, the rapid elearning tools are so easy to use there’s not much of a difference in production time between creating a job aid and converting a PowerPoint file to Flash. I’ll be working the Articulate booth. September 15 : Lincoln, NE (ASTD)— Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro. $80

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

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In a previous post I mentioned that the PowerPoint-to-Flash tools convert your slides to Flash movies. Swing by the Articulate booth, pick up a Smiley and say “Hi.” November 4: San Diego, CA (ASTD)— Your Turn to Learn. Swing by the Articulate booth to check out what’s new.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

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The Articulate Community team uses Screenr every day. Then you’ll need to convert it to a format that plays on the iPad. There’s an iPad preset so all you need to do is click one button and convert the video. Following is the Duarte demo that I converted to video.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


Text reader converts text to speech automatically. SpokenText SpokenText lets you easily convert text in to speech. Record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

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We need to be more intentional when converting from one type of learning experience to another. So it’s common to see a course built using Articulate Presenter’s player structure combined with custom Flash interactions. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).

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Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip

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All of these tips will help you convert what may be a sloppy start to something that at least is consistent and looks better. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Interactive E-Learning Made Easy with Articulate Storyline.


How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. I can’t speak for other communities, but I can tell you that the Articulate user community is quite generous. For example, James Kingsely, one of the Articulate MVPs, does a lot of custom programming and hacks.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). Other conference information : June 27 : Austin, TX—SITE Annual Conference: Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro: Articulate Style.

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Get More Life Out of Your Clip Art with This Simple Trick

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In this case, we’re looking at filters that convert the image to something hand drawn. I’m also doing a session for the local ASTD on September 17. I’ll be in Baton Rouge ASTD on October 12. I’m setting up a free Articulate Jam session for October 13 (8:30-11:00).

PowerPoint Animations Made Easy with This Free Tool

Rapid eLearning

Convert multiple motion paths to a single path. Here are a few events that may interest you: I’ll be in Baton Rouge ASTD on October 12. I’m setting up a free Articulate Jam session for October 13 (8:30-11:00). I’ll also facilitate some Articulate-specific Breakfast Bytes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Better than Bullet Points Develop a treatment Apply Richard Mayer’s SOI model Choose graphics with soul, interactions with meaning, and animations that teach Taking an existing classroom course – think about TRANSFORMING it, not converting it. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

Hot List - Second Half of January

Tony Karrer

As I was at ASTD last week, I missed doing my Hot List for the week. Hot List - 1/17/2009 - 1/31/2009 Posts Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Building a Learning Portal YouTube videos inside Slideshare Learning 2.0 You can find out more about this in Hot List and Hot Last Week. So, I've compiled the list for roughly the second half of January.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review

E-learning Uncovered

But wait for it… from the demos that Articulate has been showing lately, I’m betting that Storyline is extremely close to release and it is supposed to publish to HTML5, as well. I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience!

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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Taking the ego out of education - Learning Technology Learning , June 2, 2010 There are a number of barriers when it comes to approaching the tricky subject of converting an existing face-to-face course to being purely online. You might get ideas from this recording of a webinar that I gave today for the Baton Rouge ASTD. Articulate, Moodle, and SCORM , June 8, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

When I’m on the road, I try to squeeze in some informal Articulate jam sessions to answer quick questions or offer a tip or two. I’m doing a session for the local ASTD. And the next day, I’m hanging around for an informal Articulate jam session where I’m available to answer questions.