Adobe Builds Rome in a Day

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

According to Dove, "This product lets users produce printed, electronic, and Web-based documents featuring integrated graphics, photos, text, video, audio, animation, and interactivity. Project Rome offers output in formats such as PDF, SWF, JPG, PNG, SVG, or FXG or Web files for either an Adobe or third-party-hosted Website."

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9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Photo Resizer. Photo Resizer is kind of an interesting tool. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. SWF Player. SWF Player lets you view Flash SWF files. Click on the SWF file and SWF Player lets you see what it is and view the file’s properties. This is a very handy tool and makes viewing the SWF files on your PC a breeze.

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How to steer your client away from an information dump

Making Change

To produce the slides and SWF, I used Keynote 08 ( not Keynote 09! ). The images of Allison used in the Flash come from one of several sets of fun stock photos designed for use in scenarios, available from ElearningArt. For a quick overview of the Action Mapping process described in this interaction, see Be an elearning action hero. For in-depth help with applying this process to your own materials, check out the Elearning Blueprint. How I designed and built the scenario.

Thank You! Camtasia Turns 10.

TechSmith Camtasia

We've added support for many different file formats like SWF, MP4, WMV and MOV. If you have a few minutes to spare, please send me a photo with yourself holding a sign about Camtasia (I heart Camtasia or similar sign) or a Camtasia box. We owe you a big thank you for the last 10 years. This month we're celebrating Camtasia's 10th birthday thanks to you and your support. Camtasia was launched at "Comdex":[link] in November 1999. A lot has happened over the last 10 years.

Elearning applications

eFront

CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning ► September (1) 5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront ► August (2) From version 3.6

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning - Mobile

Swiffy converts SWF files to HTML5. Apart from supporting many common SWF features such as vector graphics, embedded fonts, images and timeline animation, it also converts basic ActionScript 2.0 You can add text and images with easy-to-use drag-and-drop feature and use multi-touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, keynote presentations, 3D objects, and lot more, and publish the eBook.

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Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Each image is analyzed, and the best setting is chosen (based on whether it is a screen shot, a photo, etc.). You have the option to compress full motion recording SWF files and to set the compression level. For example, you can set up Adobe Photoshop to be your photo editor in Lectora and in Captivate. In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Photo Resizer : use this application to quickly resize images to a specific resolution. Image editing software : Paint.net : free image and photo editing software that probably does most of what you need for elearning. You can find photos, illustrations, video clips, and some Flash files. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

You can import photos from a digital camera, edit them, and make and share Picasa Web Albums online. CamStudio can record all the screen actions on your computer, as well as an audio narrative, and create AVI files which can converted to a streaming Flash (SWF) format. I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

New Webinar: Overcoming the Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Engaged Learning , April 3, 2009 photo credit: youngthousands ( WEBINAR REGISTRATION LINK ) This one is going to be good! (As Coming back after a week of being mostly disconnected I'm woefully behind on email and even more so on my reading. Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers.