Wed.Jul 13, 2011

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6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists

The eLearning Coach

Bullets make lists of important points easy to read. When those near-perfect little circles are vertically aligned, readers can quickly process the text. Yet too many bullet lists in an eLearning course or slide presentation can be repetitious and mind-numbing.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information. Yet, in the tradition of building bulleted lists in PowerPoint, text dominates many eLearning courses. As a text-oriented person myself -- someone who finishes reading an article's text and then goes back to view the tables and charts -- translating text into images does not come naturally for me. So, over the past year, I've made it an informal personal goal to get better at it.

Anatomy of the Perfect Employee

Mindflash

Ever wonder what the perfect employee would look like? Well here he is, in all his glory. Click image to enlarge). Mindflash employee

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The Forge - Karl Gude and the Importance of Visual Communication

Visual Lounge

Last year on The Forge , we had a lot of wonderful guests visit. In our second episode ever, Michigan State University's School of Journalism Professor Karl Gude came for a wonderful conversation. Karl Gude is the founding father of MSU's information graphics program.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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The personal web

Learning with e's

With the Southampton PLE Conference #PLE_SOU at full throttle, I thought it would be a good time to reiterate my views on the personal web. Personal Web Tools (PWTs) are thought by some to be synonymous with PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) but the two should not be confused.

Trust, Employee Engagement, and Customer Service

The Peformance Improvement

The latest " 10X10 " (ten tips and ten resources) from RealTime Performance is about customer service. It's a useful list of ideas for improving employee performance as it relates to customer service and a book title that corresponds to each suggestion.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

So that a more constant date is set each week for this blog, the topic “Latest Content Authoring Tools Trends&# will be posted Tuesday morning, July 19th. Then going forward, each Tuesday a new blog posting will appear. This month’s news and notes includes details on the E-Learning 24/7 Course Authoring Tool Shootut, A new Content Authoring Tool Directory along with interesting data points, LMS Info and final tidbits.

Social Learning & the Hourly Employee

CLO Magazine

In giving talks about social learning, I am often asked various questions about building a case for social learning. However, in our efforts to justify why a social learning program should be implemented or even why one should be stopped, we often miss the opportunity to have someone speak from the workforce-centric perspective. Specifically, how do we support the needs of a workforce of hourly workers?

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

Review: Michael Allen's Successful e-Learning Interface by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

While User Interface (UI) guidelines help designers solve usability issues on Web sites, eLearning must satisfy a different set of needs in order to provide an effective experience for learners. This learner interface can be at odds with the UI requirements.

Captivate Training: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Roundtripping Adobe Captivate Content with Adobe Flash Date and time: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to instantly update Flash applications used in Adobe Captivate projects, invoke Flash from within Adobe Captivate, and synchronize the files in Adobe Captivate and [.]. Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5.5

Steel Texture Flash Templates

eLearning Brothers

The other day I posted a blog about designing a custom steel texture background and adding it to a PowerPoint template. It turned out so nice, I thought that I’d make some matching Flash Activities and Flash Games. Click each sample below for a demo.

Adding Event-based Effects to Objects with Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

In Adobe Captivate 5/5.5, you can add different effects to your objects, like motion path, color effect, filter, emphasis, etc. The common path to add effects to your object is time-based effect, where you simply right-click the object and apply the desired effect(s). When you preview the screen, the effect appears as soon as the [.]. How do I. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Animations Event-based Effects

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

How to Design a Glossy Button

eLearning Brothers

Today I’d like to show you one of my favorite ways to design buttons. The end result is a nice and simple glossy button. This technique is very easy and even though I’m demonstrating it in Adobe Photoshop, you can follow the same steps in other applications as well. Hope you enjoy….