Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Making a Game Out of Software Simulations

Integrated Learnings

I recently worked on a lengthy course that included a lot of software training. The intent of the training was not only to introduce learners to the software, but also to build fluency with several key tasks. To make it fun, we combined a handful of simulations into a web-based game. The game starts with a playful, fictional backstory, which provides a reason for needing to complete the selected tasks in the software quickly and accurately. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate

CommLab India

Are you finding it difficult to develop applications that teach the use of software effectively and in a timely manner? Or are you trying to develop your own software training? Then, you can develop software simulations that engage your learners with Adobe Captivate easily. This blog is a step-by-step guide for developing software simulations using Adobe Captivate. You can expand or condense the recording window based on your simulation requirement.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

LearnDash

Articulate wasn’t the juggernaut that it is today, and aside from learning how to program Flash, Macromedia Captivate was your next best option. What I loved were the software simulations that I could create and how impressive (and useful) they were for clients. We created simulations for in-person training as well as strictly elearning. Articulate Storyline allows for simulations as well and many swear by it over Captivate.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Maybe eventually Flash based tools will gain significance for mLearning provided Flash gets supported by major smartphones and mobile platforms (save the iPhones and iPads). Related posts: Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

To focus more on rapidly authored eLearning content, I am excluding the screen recording tools which are mainly used for software simulation type of courses. While developing courses using our internal rapid authoring framework, we often use a few custom complex interactivities – like small games – developed through Flash and integrate it in the course as external interactivity. in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Frankenstein Course Development

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Flash - My favorite tool of choice. In this case I am making the course itself in Flash. This includes each page, characters, animation, and interactive elements with the exception of the software simulations (sims) and the final assessment/quiz. Adobe Captivate - The course will contain many "try me" sims for a software upgrade in which we are implementing. Each sim will launch in a new window from the Flash course.

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

Known for its learning solutions, Paradiso is the best elearning software that offers video-based content by allowing users to convert the data from PPTs, PDFs or web pages into videos to improve knowledge retention.

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  This beginner Adobe Captivate training class will quickly have you creating eLearning and mLearning lessons that include software simulations, demonstrations and soft-skills (compliance training). And you will learn how to publish your lessons for the widest possible audience including how to output both Flash (SWF) and HTML5 (so that your lessons will play on such mobile devices as the Apple iPad).

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Articulate in my experience builds software that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also intuitive and easy to use. I remember the first time I installed Articulate Engage, I thought this is how software should be built, it’s beautiful and engaging. Storyline approaches making software simulations in a whole new ways as compared to Adobe Captivate. HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning.

Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. Just because Articulate is easy to use and creates cool eLearning projects, doesn't mean we should use it to do a true to life software simulation. Creating a software simulation? ActionScript Captivate HTML5 Business Need Twitter Flash

Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. Just because Articulate is easy to use and creates cool eLearning projects, doesn't mean we should use it to do a true to life software simulation. Creating a software simulation? ActionScript Captivate HTML5 Business Need Twitter Flash

Top 10 Authoring Tools that Deliver Engaging Learning Content

Paradiso

Known for its learning solutions, Paradiso is the best elearning software that offers video-based content by allowing users to convert the data from PPTs, PDFs or web pages into videos to improve knowledge retention.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations. Like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Captivate is the ideal choice for creating software simulations. Its screen capture capability allows you to create robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session.

Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

While it was a very useful collection of interactions, it mainly featured a bunch of memory aids such as flash cards. It is not easy to design HTML5 interactions from the ground up and make them behave exactly like their Flash counterparts. With this new Raptivity extension, you don't have to spend hours thinking about how to emulate Flash-like interactions in HTML5.

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Usually in a classroom setting, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works. This risk-free or test environment can be created using simulations. Using simulations, you can show the step-by-step process of the ERP system and allow the learner practice in a safe, interactive environment as if they were in a live ERP environment. Now let’s see how to create and convert those screenshots into simulation-based software training.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s been little innovation in video around interactivity and engagement as compared to what we may find in a Flash-based interaction for example. Perhaps this is why in eLearning we have always gravitated toward using tools that publish learning in the Adobe Flash format in order to create engaging desktop experiences. That is exactly what Mayra did for this post using the new Camtasia Studio 8 software. Re-Thinking Traditional Software Simulations.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1

CommLab India

By using these rapid authoring tools, we can develop simulation based e-learning courses too quickly, at low cost. Here I am going to share the top ten authoring tools you can choose from to build effective and efficient simulation based e-learning courses. Adobe Captivate 8 is a rapid responsive authoring tool widely used to develop software demonstrations and simulations that can be accessed on all devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, Smartphones, etc.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

I don’t find developing software simulations to be particularly rewarding, for example, because there often isn’t a ton of creativity. A: I wouldn’t learn Flash right now. Most Flash e-learning now is done with rapid tools anyway. Usually if the Flash work requires a programmer, there’s a separate team for that. I’ve mostly learned everything on my own, with the exception of Flash (I had to take a course for that).

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. Flash fails to meet this requirement as it is incompatible with most of these mobile devices and modern browsers. Another disadvantage of Flash is that it takes a long time (several weeks and even months) to develop online courses. Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support.

2014 Lectora User Conference Sessions Sneak Peek!

Trivantis

By gathering information about the client and the topic, you can take your courses up a notch, without having to be fluent in Flash, HTML or photo editing. Creating a Software Simulation Using Lectora and Snagit. Hear your presenters share the knowledge they gained creating a software simulation for new client training using only Lectora and Snagit.

E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison

E-learning Uncovered

Lectora is $1600 for the core e-learning software, while their Inspire suite with extra multi-media tools is $2500. Storyline wins because it provides three options with one publish: Flash, Storyline mobile player for the iPad, or HTML5. Lectora has always been mobile friendly because it never relied on Flash. Once again, Studio is a non-starter here as it is only outputs to Flash (but will output to HTML5 in v2013).

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Storyline is widely used to convert Flash-based e-learning content, which cannot be accssed on most Smartphones and tablet PCs, into the mobile-compatible HTML5 format. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. You can use Storyline to publish technology-enabled learning content to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native app available in both iOS and Android flavors. How can you develop a good web-based training (WBT) material?

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

We looked at each feature such as their ease of use, possibilities in animations, developing software training simulations, built-in interactivities and the ease of customizing them, flexibility of characters, recording and editing audios/videos, creating assessments, and publishing options. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Specializes in creating software simulations. Users require training to get acquainted with the software.

How to design software training, part 2: Practice activities

Making Change

Are you expected to “train” everyone on new software? Make the software easier to use (yes, it’s often possible!). Listed the specific, observable job tasks that people use the software to complete. Asked for improvements to the software to make it easier to use. Consider plunging people into realistic simulations or scenarios in which they complete a task similar to the task on the job.

iSpring – The One-Stop Shop to Build Online Courses in PowerPoint

CommLab India

That’s not all – you can include interactivities, multimedia elements, assessments, simulations, conversations, and more, to transform a staid PowerPoint presentation to a riveting online knowledge nugget, based on adult learning principles and instructional strategies. iSpring has just the thing you need – its inbuilt TalkMaster tool to build dialogue simulations for effective conversations. Software/ERP Training: Rest your quest for a tool to build software simulations.

eLearning Guild Research Reports

Tony Karrer

In my last post on Flash Quiz Tools , I mentioned how I had used the eLearning Guild Research to streamline my effort of find the right tools. Immersive Learning Simulations Learning Management Systems Synchronous Learning Systems Mobile Learning Measurement

eLearn Authoring Round-Up

Learning Developments

Both have a different focus (HTML vs. Flash; Word vs. PowerPoint). SoftChalk , www.softchalk.com Easy to use Works like Microsoft Word Provides an good organizational structure for courses Content is easy to add and includes multimedia, flash, and questions QuizPopper, TextPopper, and Activities are easy to add Exports to HTML and is SCORM compliant Articulate , www.articulate.com.

eLearn Authoring Round-Up

Learning Developments

Both have a different focus (HTML vs. Flash; Word vs. PowerPoint). As my organization selects an LMS and gears up for web based training, I've been looking at a variety of authoring tools for online training. I was naive enough to think that tool existed that would have everything I want. I imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007). Most of these fit into the PowerPoint + Audio and most convert to Flash for delivery.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Finally, I could create a lot of the interactivity that I wanted to do but couldn’t because I didn’t have the Flash programming skills. Easily Edit Screencasts & Software Simulations. At a previous company I had to build a lot of interactive software simulations. One of the things I truly enjoy about Storyline’s software simulation is the way editing works. First, you record your software demo.

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What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. The Articulate software allows you to deliver good learning experiences by ensuring consistency in volume, across all learning interactions. Flash objects and interactivities in the SWF format can be inserted. Quizzes can be published to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Player, a native mobile app available in iOS and Android flavors.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. Can insert Flash animations. Games, Scenarios, and Simulations. Can create simple software simulations. Can create complex software simulations. Can publish to Flash. Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. From providing an easy-to-use interface to creating top-notch software simulations for your e-learning, it’s safe to say Adobe Captivate ticks almost all boxes when it comes to efficient e-learning development. Its current versions include that core plus a whole lot more. With the new version 9.0.1,

Developer's Perspective of Adobe Captivate 6

Integrated Learnings

Developers, like me, get excited for new releases of software. Captivate has always been my favorite tool for software simulations. It has nice screen capturing capabilities and lends itself to creating and modifying simulations. Further, a single SCORM package can be exported that will adapt to Flash or HTML 5 depending on the learner's system. by Jonathan Shoaf. Some people get excited about the new fall TV shows in September.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

We saw that the Articulate 360 component enables the development of high quality software simulations and e-learning assessments. Studio 360 is a software application that can be used to transform classroom PowerPoint Presentations into engaging responsive web-based courses. Option to publish your web-based courses to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native mobile app available in both iOS and Android versions.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 3.

eLearning Cyclops

Adobe Flash - The initial interface was built in Flash. However, the Flash movie sits within Articulate Presenter and navigates to an assessment made in Articulate Quizmaker which also sits within the same Presenter project (more on this later). Adobe Captivate - I used this for creating every simulation in the course. Articulate Presenter - This is what I plopped the Flash and Quizmaker into. The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

One Acrobat.com service I thought about was having a light-weight version of Adobe Captivate as part of Acrobat.com that would enable customers to do simple screen recordings or even software simulations, that could be shared and posted everywhere, on YouTube for example, or even right on Acrobat.com somehow.

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

CommLab India

So, you must identify how you want a particular subject to be taught in the e-learning course – using online scenarios, utilizing a virtual guide (an avatar), or letting learners explore a simulated environment. For example, if your learners are not comfortable using computers, you can go with a passive level of interactivity (page turner courses with no interactivities whatsoever), and if they are tech-savvy, you can go with complex or real-time interactions such as simulations.

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Articulate 360 – Animation and Interaction Abilities of Storyline 360

CommLab India

Replay 360 – An application that can be used to develop software simulations. Rise – A responsive e-learning development software. For instance, you can use the Articulate application to create an online sales simulation where a customer reaction is determined by the rep’s response to an objection. Storyline 360 allows you to include mouse cursors in demonstrations of software applications to generate the effect of a moving mouse.