UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program

TechSmith Camtasia

The students love it because the quality is superb yet the file size is low, not to mention it works on mobile devices. The program makes it easier for institutions to get started with technology in the classroom, as a number of them don’t have the knowledge, capacity or budgets to start these by themselves. The permanent installation will replace the pilot and is implemented on a technology platform that offers a more robust, scalable and secure service.

Review: NXPowerLite

BrightCarbon

NXPowerLite is the latest incarnation of a nifty Office compression solution which helps to reduce file sizes in a multitude of ways. However, our penchant for pretty and persuasive presentations can lead to fairly large file sizes.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 23, 2018

Mike Taylor

These seven guidelines from Pablo Stanley ( @pablostanley ) of InVision are relatively easy to implement, can help you get closer to meeting the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), and work on the most commonly used assistive technologies?—?including Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany. Squoosh – a really refined way to reduce the file size of your images. February 13-14: Learning Technologies , London, UK.

Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs, but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Audio Captivate eLearning mLearning Online Training Technical Communications Technology training by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to.

Why PowerPoint crashes and how to prevent it

BrightCarbon

Monstrous file size. Reason : You probably have a mighty large file in your presentation. Solution for your computer : Try to reduce the size of images where possible, or convert.tiffs into.jpegs. PowerPoint productivity Presentation technology

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Every week I include a few design resources and useful tools in my Learning, Design, and Technology newsletter. Files.Design – Professional resources for digital designers including templates, sounds and other files made by Great Simple Studio. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file. VectorMagic -Easily Convert JPG, PNG, GIF Files to PDF, SVG, EPS Vectors.

Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files.

Adobe Captivate 7: Publishing Video Demos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd be surprised if any Captivate developers reading this article haven't published at least once via File > Publish. You can also select Media from the options at the left and publish as a video file. As with a cptx project, you still choose File > Publish. And that's exactly what you get should you click the Publish button--an MP4 file that will play nicely on YouTube and just about any computer or hand-held device that supports video playback.

Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

time to record and edit, increased output file size and storage space needed, etc.), Instructional Design Technology Audio eLearningBy Shelley A. Gable. I recently completed an eLearning course (as a learner, not as an instructional designer) on project management. The entire course was narrated. I enjoyed the narration at first – given all the time I spend reading and typing, it was nice to mainly listen. But I changed my mind after five or so minutes.

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Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Take into consideration the different screen sizes of the devices learners will access their learning on, while deciding the onscreen elements (HTML5 courses can be accessed on any device such as desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or any other Smartphone). The choice between the two depends on the smallest file size. This helps decrease the file size without compromising on its resolution or quality. This also helps you keep the project file size small.

How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Things like connection speeds will help you determine the technology to use for your m-learning, and also the file size and the type of elements you use. Make bit-sized learning. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size. This helps to edit each graphic element separately by changing the shape, size, position and adding color.

5 Things You Should Know to Launch Your Course on Your LMS

eLearningMind

Know what file types and sizes are accepted by your LMS. You might have 40 hours of webinar footage you want to make available to your learners, but if your LMS can’t support that file size, you’ll need to come up with alternative delivery methods. Get to know your LMS so you’re not producing learning that is too big or created in the wrong file format.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. When it fails, PowerPoint has no choice but to create a new layout or even worse in some cases, a new master with many layouts in your presentation file. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file). PowerPoint productivity Presentation technology

types of SCORM Supported by QuoDeck?

QuoDeck

Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). Ensuring these compatibility and content size guidelines enables you easily use the SCORM content with QuoDeck LMS. We restrict the SCORM file size being less than 50 megabytes considering the internet Bandwidth Limitations of Mobile Learning Environment.

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Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

Question from a reader, hoping you can provide your thoughts: I am in the process of selecting an elearning tool that is easy to use, quick to create the demos and does not bloat the file size much. Qarbon Pros: Less File size. Cons: Worried about file size for both of them The more I am researching, the more I am getting confused. eLearning Technology.

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What is a Mobisode? and Why They Are Useful

Infopro Learning

Some of the challenges we hear from our customers when developing mLearning is: Mobile Technology is too complex. First, file sizes are kept at a minimal for each video so learners do not need to wait to load a large video file. Being MP4 videos, mobisodes are simple to produce so you don’t have to worry about mobile technology hurdles, they are compatible on any device, and they can easily be delivered to your audience with or without an LMS.

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Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. If you have videos of heavy size in one format, you have many online conversion tools to change them to a convenient format. Learning Technology LMS

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

E-learning to M-learning: Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

CommLab India

Keep the content crisp, and bite-sized. It could be the small screen size of the mobile device, the limited battery life, bandwidth issues, and data security. Small Screen Size – Use responsive design to design an m-learning course that automatically adapts itself to different browsers, screen sizes and resolutions. Network Bandwidth Issues - Limit the size of the m-learning courses and compress images to reduce file size.

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

With the advancement of mobile technology and hardware in the last decade, mobility of learning has also become increasingly popular. While traditionally, technology-aided learning existed only within two separate spheres: classrooms and at learners’ residents but now the availability of technology is perpetually available. M-learning has much in common with traditional forms of face-to-face and online learning with respect to both: its pedagogy and its use of technology.

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6 Advantages of Hosting Videos on an LMS [Infographic]

CommLab India

The huge file size of videos may create problems while hosting them online on a normal server. Learning Technology LMSVideo-based learning is one of the most effective and engaging learning strategies. It helps the learner learn complex concepts easily. The challenge comes when you want to host a training session online, to deliver it to a global audience. Another issue is protecting the confidentiality of the video.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Facing These Challenges with Mobile Learning? Check Out the Solutions

CommLab India

In the last few years, no other technology has evolved and advanced as much as mobile phones. Even though it’s flexible and convenient, mobile learning has numerous technological and social drawbacks that prevent it from being a fully accepted method of education. File sizes and formats that are compatible with a computer often lead to performance problems for mobile devices. Learning Technology mobile learning

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means

G-Cube

For one, the learning content created with images and text has smaller file size and thus can be disseminated easily – even if learners are using hand-held devices to access the content or have limited or slow internet connections. Technology-aided software training provides higher quality, more effective training experience for employees, all at an affordable cost.

TechSmith Fuse – Anywhere and Everywhere

TechSmith Camtasia

I find this setting gives me good results and a decent file size. You can also upload files from your iPhone library, and your Relay server will process them as if they’d been recorded with Fuse. Tips & How To's Camtasia Relay Education educational technology fuse observation researchYou’ve got a Camtasia Relay server, and you’re just dying to use it but don’t know what to use it for? Yeah, me too.

Placebo Effect in Video Games, Photoshop’s Hidden Gems, & Non-Linear eLearning: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Submitted by Brandon Penticuff, Technology Director . Names on layers are limited to 256 characters, separated by commas and with the file sizes specified. Simply click Enter after entering the layer names, and files are generated in different sizes in your folder. Personally, I love this feature, and think it speeds up the process of sizing images…whether it’s used for web apps in digital publishing or print material.

Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

An open-source screen recorder built with web technology. Quickly find media that is inflating the file size and reliably and easily replace fonts throughout your presentation. iLovePDF iLovePDF is an online service to work with PDF files completely free and easy to use.

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6 Top Considerations For Designing Mobile Learning

CommLab India

The course size should be small; keep in mind that people will be accessing these courses anytime and anywhere, so ideally they have to be focused, compact, and capture the attention of the learner. The size and type of content should be carefully selected because too much content can result in poor user experience. The default font size should be 14 points, the minimum font size should be 12 points. File Size. Learning Technology mobile learning

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. When it fails, PowerPoint has no choice but to create a new layout or even worse in some cases, a new master with many layouts in your presentation file. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file). PowerPoint productivity Presentation technology

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. Diversity in the screen sizes. Avoid using visuals of large file size, as they cannot be accommodated into the small screens. However, in mobile learning, it must be used intelligently because: File size has to be limited. It is imperative to use compatible file formats that load faster. Learning Technology mobile learning

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

The higher the sample rate, the better quality your audio, but the larger the file size will be. Tags: digital audio file format Audio content development Audacity content production process educational media technology in education podcast authoring podcast Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

Although not acceptable for eLearning, these voices have the advantages of being small and fast programs and so they find application in embedded systems and in applications where naturalness is not required as in toys and in assistive technology. For lower fidelity applications like telephony, the acoustic unit files can be made smaller by using a lower sampling rate without sacrificing intelligibility and naturalness, making a smaller database (smaller footprint).

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense. Learners don’t all have the same level of comfort with technology. So, directions like “browse and select a file to use” may be straight forward to tech-savvy learners but may confuse others who aren’t familiar with how to navigate file structures. It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning.

Something new under the hood

TechSmith Camtasia

And with today's release of Camtasia Relay 3.1 , users of our enterprise product on both Mac and Windows get this new, under-the-hood technology too! Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. But somehow our dev team managed to suspend one of the laws of nature and dramatically decreased the file sizes of recordings.

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Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools

CourseArc

While Section 504 of the act stipulates general accessibility requirements, Section 508 speaks to electronic media and information technology accessibility, including the importance of captioning of videos to maximize their accessibility for hearing-impaired or international students. (In Automatic Sync Technologies, LLC. Has some video file-size restrictions (current max: 15 minutes). Depending on paid plan, offers liberal video size uploads.

Brand-New Instilled Video Plugin Available for Open LMS Clients

Instilled

Through a new partnership and integration between Instilled and Open LMS , sister companies within Learning Technologies Group , Open LMS clients will now have access to the robust video learning capabilities offered by Instilled. Instilled supports a huge variety of video formats, and clients can either choose from videos already within their media gallery or can drag and drop new content regardless of file size.

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