TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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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.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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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.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking.

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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.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking.

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Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

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by Jennie Ruby Teaching or writing training materials can sometimes feel like making students memorize a rulebook: "Never place a comma between the subject and the verb." When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." " But in grammar teaching, as in soccer coaching, and probably as in every kind of training, there are different kinds of rules.

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

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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. E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training.

BOOK REVIEW: “Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen

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Setting up slides, quizzes, links, buttons, voiceovers, inserting images, videos etc. The author starts from the A-B-Cs of the subject like “How do we remember?” Blog eLearning Instructional Design instructional_design online course online education online_learning teaching training

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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A lesson to teach?   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. If you are teaching “The Flower Theory of Persuasion,” you might include images of flowers, for example.). Add voiceover or music – or both!

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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A lesson to teach?   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. If you are teaching “The Flower Theory of Persuasion,” you might include images of flowers, for example.). Add voiceover or music – or both! 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.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

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  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. 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: Confusing Pairs

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.   by Jennie Ruby If you have been confused by the use of the word inflammable , you are not alone.

Writing & Grammar: Politics, Religion. and Hyphenation

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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. 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.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel.     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.

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

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If you choose By author , Word automatically assigns each person who comments on the document a different color. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

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     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. by Jennie Ruby. In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Infinitives and Who versus Whom

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    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. by Jennie Ruby.   To be, or not to be, asked Hamlet, making those two infinitives among the most well-known phrases in English.

Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

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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. 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.

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

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Endless confusion resulted when she tried to discuss editorial changes with authors--Is that on page 2? But how do you discuss your comments with an author who is looking at a printout that has the "logical" page numbers on it? To create a summary numbered to match the author's printout, return to the Preferences dialog box ( Edit > Preferences > Page Display ) and select Use logical page numbers. by Jennie Ruby.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

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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. 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: Who is Who (or is it Whom?)

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    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. by Jennie Ruby. Who's Who books do have their grammar right. The proper usage is Who is who.

Writing & Grammar: Less than or Fewer?

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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. 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: Introducing an Acronym

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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. 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: Is It Website or Web Site?

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Having the answers to style questions right on my iPod Touch lightens my briefcase for teaching editing--no need to carry an extra style guide--and adds the fun of using an electronic device to the tediousness of having to look things up.   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.

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Writing & Grammar: "If I Were" or "If I Was?"

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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. 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: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

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After answering these questions, we can write a much more content-packed sentence: This article teaches you five ways to use Photoshop's batch processing to save time and eliminate errors.   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. by Jennie Ruby.

Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

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How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? About the author: Rick Zanotti is an instructional designer, multimedia author, voice-over talent, video producer and Management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in IT and Learning. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

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Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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My authority for this is the Chicago Manual of Style , 15th Edition, paragraph 7.46. My authority for this? 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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Do I use a or an before the word historic ? Do I use everybody or everyone ?

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

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These were the questions of one reader this week, and these questions come up in nearly every writing class I teach ! 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. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Premise vs. Premises

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     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. by Jennie Ruby. OK, I know we all love the police talk. Law & Order, CSI, COPS, etc. have made police blotter jargon extremely popular. Legalistic language is everywhere.

Editing the Custom Dictionary in Word and PowerPoint

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  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. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

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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. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and. by Jennie Ruby What role, if any, should humor play in technical and training materials?

Writing & Grammar: Where Did My Name Go?

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When the copies came back, every change was marked as coming from "Author." A second test, making sure that the By Author setting was active throughout the process, again failed to reveal the makers of each change. 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 Workshop: Mind Mapping

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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. Jennie teaches two classes popular online classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

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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. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby I was happy to receive multiple responses to my humor article last week.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who versus Whom

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In every custom grammar class I teach, I get a request to review who versus whom.   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. by Jennie Ruby. The choice between who and whom is arguably the hardest decision in grammar to make correctly.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

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    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. 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

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. by Jennie Ruby Recasting sounds like something a fly fisherman would do, but in writing and editing it means to restructure a sentence.