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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.  by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.  by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.  by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower course makers and unleash their creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. The plethora of available video editing software makes it hard to choose one. Here are the top 34 tools we selected and tested for you.

How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)

ICDTranslation

This will require an employee investment of salaries, paid leave, compensations, proper authoring software and tools. Using innovative approaches in presenting new information and teaching skills is always a fun and productive method. Make sure to use all available tools, like innovative forms of learning, proper translation and localization, professional voice over, etc. E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate. But I wanted a tighter relationship between the video and the Excel software simulation lesson. That is actually a screenshot of an Excel software simulation created in Adobe Captivate.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate. But I wanted a tighter relationship between the video and the Excel software simulation lesson. That is actually a screenshot of an Excel software simulation created in Adobe Captivate.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Endless confusion resulted when she tried to discuss editorial changes with authors--Is that on page 2? Acrobat picked this number up from the desktop publishing software used to create the document. But how do you discuss your comments with an author who is looking at a printout that has the "logical" page numbers on it?   Need help with Acrobat's many editing tools? by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Click the bottom half of the Track Changes tool, and select Change Tracking Options. If you choose By author , Word automatically assigns each person who comments on the document a different color. At the bottom of the Styles pane, click the Manage Styles tool. by Jennie Ruby.

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Writing & Grammar: Where Did My Name Go?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When the copies came back, every change was marked as coming from "Author." In Word 2003, that function is found under Tools > Options > User Information. A second test, making sure that the By Author setting was active throughout the process, again failed to reveal the makers of each change. The Inspect Document tool is found by choosing Office Button > Prepare > Inspect Document. On most documents, that tool is grayed out as unavailable.

Writing & Grammar: Make Your Own Style Sheets and Feel the Awesome Power!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

These were the questions of one reader this week, and these questions come up in nearly every writing class I teach ! Your readers have seen other publications that use capitalization for the names of on-screen tools and buttons, and the tools themselves display names that are usually capitalized. For software training documents, follow the on-screen displayed names of things. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation. Even if a reviewer of the edited document wanted Power Point to be printed with a space, you would not allow it, because PowerPoint is the proper name of the software. Despite these contraindications, Word's Track Changes tool is still the way to go for indicating text edits for review.

Writing & Grammar: Ways to Deal With Tracked Changes Aversion

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

" Editors and publications people take my classes, but then express despair at the thought of getting their colleagues to cooperate in doing their reviews with the software: "I can see a fight coming." " When I first started teaching "electronic editing," or editing with red-lining or tracked changes, I figured I would have a couple of years of teaching the subject and then the entire industry of editing would be using tracked changes routinely.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Mind Mapping

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Circles, boxes, and lines on large paper have long been the tools of writers in search of an outline. Add colors, sketches, faces, and numbers, and you have a writing tool called mind mapping. The third person represented the voiceover narrative in a CBT. About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can restructure or recast a sentence to put information in the order the reader needs it: Original: Click the Chart tool from the Illustrations group on the Insert tab. Your reader cannot see the Chart tool until the Insert tab is selected. Recast: From the Insert tab, Illustrations group, click the Chart tool. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

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Also, the instructor uses various techniques to teach the subject –role plays, questions, stories, etc. But these teaching techniques, or instructional design strategies as the e-learning fraternity calls them, are not “reflected” in the PowerPoint presentations. You also need to decide whether you need a male/female voiceover. Choose the Right Rapid Authoring Tool. Quite a few rapid online course authoring tools are available today.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received stories about one trainer who had a roomful of people singing out loud, and another who cracked up a group with a fun "test" question that let learner's admit that the software they were learning could be a pain. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Once that tool is on your status bar, you can turn Track Changes on and off without a trip to the Review tab. Some of these are present by default, others must be selected from the right-click menu, but each of these tools is more than a simple indicator.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

That fact leaves us at square one unless we do learn the marks, educate our colleagues about them, use some online tools, or do all three. Even when using Acrobat to communicate corrections, I find that I, and many other editors, like to grab the Pencil tool and just make the standard proofreading mark right on the PDF. Acrobat has built-in tools for Text Edits, but not all reviewers know how to use this tool, and not all designers consider Text Edits easy to use.

Writing & Grammar: Do You Know Your Dashes?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Two hyphens in a row are used to represent the em dash in situations (such as typing on a typewriter--and when using the software in which this newsletter is created) where the technology does not allow for the em dash. " Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

5 steps to getting started with Immersive Learning

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Then, we use behavioral learning science to begin developing a curriculum that will teach your associates the right things that: a) should be taught in VR, b) can be measured, and c) tie into your overarching goals. One of our best practices is to use spaced learning, and a cadence of test, teach, practice, re-test. After the shoot and post-production, instructional designers actually build the experiences in the Strivr software platform. About the Author.

5 steps to getting started with Immersive Learning

STRIVR

Then, we use behavioral learning science to begin developing a curriculum that will teach your associates the right things that: a) should be taught in VR, b) can be measured and c) tie into your overarching goals. One of our best practices is to use spaced learning, and a cadence of test, teach, practice, re-test. After the shoot and post-production, instructional designers actually build the experiences in the Strivr software platform. About the Author.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching. by Karin Rex, COTP.

Writing & Grammar: Editing in the Cloud

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat have a "Send for Review" tool. Here is an overview of the two programs' tools for reviewing documents. The Microsoft Word Send for Review tool requires Outlook as your email program. The Comments tool allows for more extensive discussion of the document. The Acrobat Send for Review tool enables you to invite multiple reviewers to collaborate on a document using cloud technology. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When WordPerfect came out with their "redlining" feature, I jumped on it, but stick-in-the-mud reviewers and authors balked, claiming the marked up text was hard to read. For those who still like to see the insert carat and strikethrough deletions, Adobe Acrobat's Text Edits tool does the trick, mimicking, like the old Red Pencil program, the hand-written carat symbol with inserted text in a separate pop-up note. Acrobat's graphical mark-up tools?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: The Reverse Outline

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

At this stage, I like to type the labels into Microsoft Word or into specialized outlining software so I can drag and drop the labels until I am satisfied with their order and hierarchy. If you have used outlining software, such as Mindjet's MindManager, export your outline to Word. If you are using Word, you can use the View Side by Side tool to view the two documents at the same time. by Jennie Ruby.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching. by Karin Rex, COTP.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching. by Karin Rex, COTP.

Writing & Grammar: Do I Italicize the Comma After an Italic Word?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Now type the word Maryland : the software will automatically abbreviate the state name.   Italics can cause kerning (spacing) problems that are visually distracting and that must be corrected manually in your design software. The problem is aesthetic, and you have to decide whether it is worth the time to fix this typographic nicety through manual kerning (if your software can even do that). by Jennie Ruby.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

The most common way to create an 'eLearning Course' is with a rapid-authoring tool like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate. The longer I spend working in this industry, the more skeptical I become about creating content using these interactive tools. I don’t want to dismiss the effectiveness of interactive eLearning completely - I have delivered several successful projects with these tools. 5) PowerPoint with voiceover.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better? The Results Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Another reader gives us reasons students like having an instructor with them: "I was a college lecturer for over 11 years teaching computer graphics. "I've been a trainer for many years, in areas ranging from competitive equestrian sport to computer software skills. So, for us, the next best thing is interactive software training. We offer task-based tutorials on how to learn our software. Some of our software packages have these tutorials built in.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. We are seeing the beginning of lots of Mobile Learning tool offerings.

Adding the human touch to digital learning content

Clive on Learning

In short: 'Relationships matter when attempting to teach human beings.’ Text that uses a formal, impersonal, third-person style tends to make the author seem invisible, whereas the use of first-person narrative makes each student feel as through the teacher is communicating directly with them. We respond emotionally to the human characteristics exhibited by on-screen text and voiceover. Learning is a very human experience.

Benefits of Bilingual Education and E-learning  

ICDTranslation

The term bilingual education means that academic teaching is done in two languages – the native language of the students and a secondary language. If you are going to include a video, you need to think which language you are going to do for the voiceover and which for the subtitles. .

What new designers really need to know

Clive on Learning

In my post last week, I identified four elements that I felt needed to be in place if an organisation was to make a success of in-house e-learning development: tools, talent, training and, above all, time - the four Ts. If we teach our designers this way, it’s not surprising that they then go on to develop self-study content for their audiences which is equally unbalanced. How this content can be put together using the chosen authoring tool - basics only.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great - Mindflash , October 21, 2010. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , October 18, 2010. Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010.