Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix

ICS Learning

First, Articulate continues their excellent product support by releasing yet another software update, this one addressing a plethora of issues – including quiz performance, HTML5 rendering, and AICC/LMS tracking. In other news, a recent LinkedIn discussion noted how Captivate 7’s TTS engine seemed to be performing erratically. And that seemed to fix the issue!

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

My favorite method for learning new or enhanced software product is through project development. I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017.

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5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

corporations used eLearning, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their learning program by 2020. There’s no doubt that the eLearning market is booming, but what tools are most professionals using to create their programs? Everything You Need To Know.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. I try to spot the emerging trends at conferences like this, for this conference there are two. We have two main standards in our industry SCORM and IACC, both of them enable us to track and trace results, both of them confine eLearning within the borders of the LMS. Way to reinforce learning.

The Role of OCR Converters in Digital Publishing

Hurix Digital

Let’s say you want to convert a physical book into a digital format. OCR is a software program that converts handwritten, typed or printed text and images into machine-encoded text. OCR, is thus, a method to digitize printed text. What is an OCR tool?

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Or are you looking to reach a new audience in a more modern way? Yet, where to do you start? Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning. So after reading this article, you’ll know what you need to consider when developing an online course.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Listings can always be found on a new page called “rankings” which will appear in one month – thus eliminating the need to do a search (if applicable). I always prefer going from 10 to 1, it builds excitement. #10: 9 iSpring Solutions- iSpring Suite - PowerPoint add on products are still a hot item in the space. Everyone loves lists.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

They are a great way to learn system navigation without using the actual system. A learner can watch the steps in a procedure with text describing what is happening. Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. While this may be a good way to introduce system navigation, it lacks the interaction required for the learner to truly get “hands on” experience in using the system. By Dean Hawkinson.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Each one has a frightful story to tell. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. A newbie to the rankings. What has stopped the product in the past from being in the top 20 was a lack of clarity in terms of what they were trying to accomplish – at least that was my take.

Top 10 Benefits of ePUB3 Conversion for Publishers

Kitaboo

Though PDF is one of the widely used file formats, it has several flaws, and ePUB3 conversion is the key to overcome these flaws. Also Read: Converting PDF to ePUB | Which is the Better Format for ePublishing? . The latest version of ePUB, ePUB3 is an HTML5 standard-based file format.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. BBQs, swimming and annoying neighbors trying to scam some free food. Well, it is a fun product to create a course. This product achieves makes it happen, especially with a slick UI. Fun - just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 Perhaps you need a summertime refreshment to lower the flow.

Reflowable or Fixed Layout – Which is the Best Layout for your eBook

Kitaboo

When it comes to eBooks, what according to you makes or breaks the deal? And the open secret for a well-designed layout lies in the orientation of its elements in relation to each other. Also Read: 9 Reasons Why Publishers Should Move to Digital eBook Libraries.

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PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

PowerPoint to Captivate Process outline: Content Outline. Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Publish to PILOT LMS. Publish to Production LMS. Verify course title, assign to target audience, and launch into production LMS. PowerPoint to Captivate Process Description. Our workflow has been to build a content outline in Word, this is typically shared as a PDF.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Each one is available today on the Internet for free and these types of products are gaining mass in the global market. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing.

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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. cpappas ) RJ Jacquez Adobe Senior Product Evangelist. Many thanks for adding me to this list.

Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

Two weeks ago I got the wonderful opportunity to speak in OZ, specifically Melbourne, Australia. They were hungry to know more information. Hungry to learn as much as they could and hungry to see what was in the space. I wasn’t thunderstruck, but what I was surprised at was the number of folks who had or were about to purchase the well known authoring tools in the market, Articulate, Captive and Lectora. You can only go so far with this product.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. To start hosting your own meetings you have to sign up for FREE.

DevLearn 2011 The Exhibitors

Unicorn Training

Here's Jackie stabbing wildly at an LMS voodoo doll.And here is a quick summary of the exhibitors who caught our attention.ZebraZapps – Allen Interactions made a big stripy splash at last year’s Devlearn , announcing their plans for a new cloud based approach to content development and asking volunteers to sign up for beta testing. The resulting learning objects can then be published to a web site or the cloud. Very realistic speech synthesis, multiple language options.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/22/2010 Interview on lms-selection.com Recently, we had the change to discuss with Sébastien Fraysse, the Webmaster behind lms-selection.com about eFront. We though it would be beneficial to post the answers on our blog as well as it gives a quick overview of the current status of the project. Version 2 was a reality at the beginning of 2005.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/03/2010 eFront Wins Learning Technology Award We are thrilled to announce that eFront won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category. The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. to version 3.6.6

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. However, where you would expect some to move towards – they haven’t, which is disappointing on multiple tiers.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => You can read the full text of the book here for free. to version 3.6.6

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Here’s the full press release from Adobe: “Adobe Introduces New eLearning Suite And Captivate 4 — Learning Professionals Gain Unmatched Productivity Through Courseware Authoring Tools. Upgrade and education pricing for both products is available.

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Six Points of Comparison – Captivate 9 vs. Lectora 17

CommLab India

When it comes to selecting an authoring tool to develop a course, e-learning developers often face a dilemma. In this blog, we will compare the latest versions of two authoring tools – Lectora Inspire 17 and Adobe Captivate 9. The comparison does not intend to say one tool is better than the other because both tools are suitable for responsive design and their features make them complete authoring tools.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect. From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . FT’s Aura product. Not only was it doing the new “avatar” experience, similar to Storyline, but when you recorded your audio, they claimed it would synch up to the character’s lips – that is right, real synchronization. .

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

I was chatting with someone the other day on this topic and she said to me (and btw she is an end user, not someone in the industry), why would I want to access a course on my Blackberry? However with an e-reader, I would be able to see the course since the screens are larger (more in a sec. She added, I have no desire to take a course on my Blackberry and never would. Other File Formats – Relevant to Us. Who is going to read that?),

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). Questions to.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. I dont have the specifics and Ill try to track him down to find out more because the results were fascinating. So thats one version. So thats the second version. They piloted these two versions and got feedback.

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. With luck I’l also have time to look at some of the myriad new features not covered below.

Adobe eLearning Suite CS4

Big Dog, Little Dog

Probably the two main applications that most designers (I use the term designer to mean instructional designers, developers, and other learning specialists) will use for developing learning platforms are the new versions of Captivate and Dreamweaver. The new Captivate CS4 contains several new features, notably customizable widgets, project templates, and text-to-speech. Acrobat for exchanging documents, such as adding a rich text file to Dreamweaver project.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. You’ll need to press the button (shown here) to get the captions/translation (unless your German is better than mine, which I’m sure it is!). I’m glad to hear it.

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Top 25 eLearning Blog Posts For 2016

eLearning Brothers

By nature, people want to know the top or best of whatever it is they might be interested in. At some point, we should probably create a blog post that ranks our top 10 posts that have “Top 10″ in the title, but for now, you’ll have to settle for our top 25 eLearning blog posts for 2016. 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline. How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google.