7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file. What PDF tools do you use?

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Converting a Text-heavy PDF Document into an Engaging E-learning Curriculum

CommLab India

Do you have stacks of documents in the PDF format, each running into hundreds of pages? Well, you can convert each of the PDF documents into an e-learning curriculum, comprising several microlearning modules to train your people effectively. Step 1 – Analyze the PDF document.

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How to Transform a PDF into an eLearning Course

360 Training

In this post, we will shed light on how to transform PDF content (training material) into an online course. PDF and PowerPoint are the two major formats that we use for training material and/or presentation. If you already have the training material in a PDF format, you are good to go.

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Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Administration back-end – Navigation is good, some of the features such as Best Practices from LinkedIn Learning is illogical (especially since in my test, because only one best practice had anything of use for the administrator (from the product or value add standpoint).

Agile Microlearning Explained

transformations lead to new solutions, advanced ideas, and increased productivity and profit. platforms are designed around a one-and-done usage pattern, which can decrease learner engagement. may be a Topic, and Designing a Secure Password may be a Concept.

HTML superior to PDF for STM publishing

Aptara

HTML superior to PDF for STM publishing. Most publishers now use the Web to distribute their products and nearly every STM journal is currently published online as well as in physical form. A PDF is a static document that cannot be updated as information changes.".

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Design Thinking for Educators

Upside Learning

IDEO is one of the companies I admire for solid and contemporary product design and especially follow their Play and Digital Experience areas on their website. I recently heard on twitter that they’d launched a toolkit for educators to assist with Design Thinking at [link]. IDEO has broken design thinking down into five elegant steps and describe them as: 1. If you haven’t already, head on over there , register and download the PDF.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Lots of options, because reference materials, no longer have to be PDF, word docs or excel files. API E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted Litmos LMS mobile learning Product Review SAAS SCORM Uncategorized craig weiss elearning vendors learning management system litmos

A Simple Course Production Tip to Use Every Day

Rapid eLearning

Often it’s a PDF, where this tip really make a lot of sense. What simple tips do you have that help in your day-to-day production? Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Here’s a simple tip that I use all the time. In fact, I use it multiple times a day. It’s fast and efficient. Create a blank text file on your desktop for quick access. That’s it? Simple. Right? Here are three reasons why this is a good tip.

Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

The hype on the product was huge, after all, the company’s revenue has increased significantly over the past two years. Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Product in general. Here it is in its original form (with no design changes).

XML Workflow: The New Content Process Publishers Need

Magic EdTech

XML also allows publishers to easily repurpose content for other products such as collections of articles or custom products. All deliverables are created and passed through the editing and production cycle as one XML file.

How to use an LMS for product training

LearnUpon

You may currently run product training in person or through webinars, however, if you want to scale your product training efforts you’ll need to use an LMS. Without an LMS, managing product training can become a real challenge, especially at scale. Product training.

Learner Assessment in Online Courses: Best Practices Course Design

learnWorlds

How should someone design assessments in online learning? Good course design that aligns competencies with outcomes is critical. Given that course objectives are measurable, it is effortless to design the assessments based on them. How would you create or design…?

MagicBoxTM is Exhibiting at ISTE 2019

MagicBox

Attendees : Ang’john Ferreri , AVP, Product Sales, Hemant Gautam , Senior Consultant for Digital Strategy. Over 500 leading companies and 1,400 industry reps will showcase the latest Ed-tech products and services in this massive annual expo event.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

Sales Funnels, Product Launches, and Paid Ads for Course Creators with Jennifer Tamborski

LifterLMS

Learn about sales funnels, product launches, and paid ads for course creators with Jennifer Tamborski in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. If you could design a sales funnel, a simple sales funnel to put in front of that, what would it look like?

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

When converting to PDF – which CreateSpace requires – check the page size again in the printer settings. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality.

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Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

In this four week workshop we will look at the different aspects of planning, designing and running a learning campaign or challenge, and you will have the opportunity to start the design of your own challenge or campaign, and share it with the other participants. Week 2: How to design a learning campaign or challenge. All participants will receive a free copy of the PDF version of the MWL book and membership of the MWL Association.

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Whom Should You Outsource Healthcare Product Training To?

CommLab India

“The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles.” In this environment, training, sales teams on every new product is a big challenge for Jason.

Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A

E-learning Uncovered

Diane and I had the pleasure of sharing some ways we have streamlined our production process in last week’s “Best of DevLearn” Webinar presented by The eLearning Guild, which you can view here. How to map out your production process at both a macro and micro level.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

When converting to PDF – which CreateSpace requires – check the page size again in the printer settings. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality. When the PDF is produced, check yet again the size of the pages. It’s important to appreciate that PDF is a WYSIWYG technology: What You See Is What You Get.

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Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Frankly, there’s nothing most online courses do that a PDF can’t. Anyone (and I mean just about anyone ) can create and update a PDF. The finished product can be added to the ILE as another learning object. Shift the bulk of the content to PDF.

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40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields.

Celebrate Women’s History Month Year-Round

CLO Magazine

This push for women’s recognition was championed by President Jimmy Carter, who urged the nation to designate March 2-8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month.

How to Design a Knowledge Guru Game in 5 Steps

Knowledge Guru

You can design a Knowledge Guru game from start to finish by following the five step process outlined below. The Game Wizard is crucial to most of these steps, but taking time to do a design meeting and plan out the topics and learning objectives FIRST is essential to success with the Wizard.

Artificial Intelligence: Value-add

Docebo

But the question needs to be asked: what if you design your business to have AI at the heart of what it offers? Docebo Blog Learning Technology Trends artificial intelligence Learning technology solutions lms productivity

5 Commandments for the Modern eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Sure, anyone can design an eLearning course. The question is: how can you become a better designer? To become a better designer, you have to understand fully how information works in a distributed or networked environment. Get to know who you''re designing for.

Mobile Learning 101: Everything an Instructional Designer Needs To Know

SHIFT eLearning

With its rise come many benefits , from higher productivity to better engagement. That''s why we''ve gleaned some links to resources specifically to help instructional designers get a holistic view about the subject. What’s unique about mobile learning design?

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

You can see how I’m designing the activity job aids below. In case you’re interested in how it looks, you can download the PDF here. How to Get a Nice Course Design If You’re Not a Graphics Artist. So how do you get a course design idea?

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Training Reinforcement: An Insurance Policy for Your Training

Knowledge Guru

Here’s the honest truth: training won’t get you the results you want unless you include training reinforcement in your overall design. What good is a support PDF if it is already out of date the moment you email it or paste the link in your LMS?

Expert insight on designing valuable B2B content

Aptara

Expert insight on designing valuable B2B content. The primary objective of a piece of content may be to sell a particular product, with its overall tone reverse-engineered from there.

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

Experiencing eLearning

Front End Analysis: 9% Instructional Design: 13% Storyboarding: 11% Graphic Production: 12% Video Production: 6% Audio Production: 6% Authoring/Programming: 18% QA Testing: 6% Project Management: 6% SME/Stakeholder Reviews: 6% Pilot Test: 4% Other: 1%.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. Media Library upload is fast, but I’m running at 20Mbps for upload, the only time it was somewhat slow was when uploading a PDF file. In test version, product did not work in FireFox, had problems in Safari, but worked well in Internet Explorer.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. But this doesn’t mean designing for 508 compliance is an impossible mission.

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