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eLearning: Cloud Review and Collaboration with ReviewLink

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Your manager, stakeholders, and subject matter experts can provide feedback directly on any page of a course.

eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

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Provide Continual On-The-Spot Feedback. Everything you do in a game provides instant feedback. by AJ George  If you happened to catch my earlier article on the  gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning.

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eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

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And who was the first person or company to provide eLearning? by Kevin Siegel        I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training).

Adobe Captivate Prime: Adobe's Best LMS Effort to Date

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The goal for this article series is to provide an unvarnished "deeper-dive" on no less than 10 key features of Adobe Captivate Prime. by Sean Mullen.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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    Third , if you are hiring voiceover talent to record the audio, you can provide the script to that professional, slide by slide, so that he or she can record the audio for each slide separately.

eLearning: Designing for Every Learner

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A learner may wish to return to the first scene, provided you allow them to do it. by Sally Cox    In my fantasy world, every learner who takes one of my courses would be tech savvy; and I'd be able to try lots of cool new things to keep them interested.

Moving Classroom Training to eLearning

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But it does mean that we need to break the ideas down in some new ways, provide interactivity to help learners apply the effort needed to learn the material, and supply knowledge-check evaluations to allow learners to gain confidence in synthesizing and applying the concepts. by Jennie Ruby    When information needs to be moved to a new medium, we have a tendency to try to make the new medium fit the mold of the old.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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In fact, home-grown audio works fine provided the audio doesn't contain loud, annoying, distracting background noise, or the narrator has a very thick accent that hinders learner comprehension. by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Learning and Development: What Makes Videos Effective?

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You need to understand the problem, and what information or instruction will help to provide the solution. by Matthew Pierce      When you think of what a trainer or instructional designer (ID) does, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not video communication.

Training: Live Training vs. eLearning. Which is Better?

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Even just the ability to re-wind and re-watch the action provides added value. by Jennie Ruby    I felt like a video star the other day. Well, at least in a tiny little way. I taught a class a few years ago. It was for a fairly large organization. The section of the class I taught had an attendance of about 40 people, and they had several more sessions scheduled. But I didn't teach them--at least not in person.

Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams

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You have an obligation to provide that feedback to the developer who's coding it. That product knowledge directly feeds in to you producing higher-quality content that provides information that users really want. by Alyssa Fox. Technical communicators have historically faced several challenges when working on development teams.

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Create a Branching Scenario in Microsoft PowerPoint

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by Thomas Reyes-Cairo      A branching scenario is a great way to help a learner apply knowledge by providing a simulated situation from real life.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Articulate: A Complete 360

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by Kal Hadi, CTT,  COTP       The long anticipated Articulate Storyline upgrade was announced recently by Articulate and came not as Storyline 3 (as many expected) but rather in the form of the subscription-based  Articulate 360 , a suite of tools that includes every tool that Articulate makes. Articulate has decided to change the way upgrades to their products are going to work in the future.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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by Jennie Ruby  If you've taken any of our  Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline classes , you are probably aware that these programs provide a selection of screen characters--cut-out pictures of professional actors in business, medical, or business-casual clothing posed as if they are talking to you.

Free eBook: 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity

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eLearning veterans such as  Cammy Bean ,  Sean Bengry ,  Tom Bunzel , Paul Clothier ,  Sarah Gilbert ,  Amy Jokinen , Amy Leis ,  Susan O'Connell ,  Erick Summa ,  Kevin Siegel  and  Deborah Thomas  provide 68 tips for making sure eLearners are fully engaged.

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Learning and Development: Effective Videos, Part 2

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  Some participants in the study indicated that they actually wanted different information from what was provided in the videos they had seen. by Matthew Pierce    In last week's article about  creating effective eLearning videos , I wrote about video viewership and the ideal length for a video. This week, it's all about keeping viewers interested and the best information to present.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Broad ning ur persp ctive 5The Secret to Getting eLearning Results Isn't What You Think We work hard to provide learning. skills and provide opportunities to practice; we build exceptional self-paced online. Training Model (shown below) provides a framework for.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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For example, when delivering narrative audio, it is important to provide captions at the same time. If your project contains visual multimedia, provide information about the multimedia for users with visual impairment. by Kevin Siegel. A few years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company.

eLearning and Documentation: To Translate or not to Translate. That is the Question!

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While they are familiar with your company, you may sacrifice the expertise a professional translation company can provide, and this approach could end up costing you more in the long run.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

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For example, when delivering narrative audio, it is important to provide captions at the same time. If your project contains visual multimedia, provide information about the multimedia for users with visual impairment. by Kevin Siegel    Several years ago I was in Canada teaching Captivate for a large Toronto-based company.

Digital Publishing: Controlling Page Breaks in an ePub

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These tools provide a lot of the "heavy lifting" for you: they create the title page, a table of contents, and the topics themselves.      Help Authoring Tools, in short, provide you with rudimentary control over page breaks.

User Assistance: Electronic Ink

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The radio frequency emitted by the scanner provides enough power to roll the ping-pong balls.) A by Tony Self    Electronic ink technology (eInk) is one of the most overlooked inventions in publishing.

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Adobe Captivate 5.5: At Long Last. Publish Support for Apple Mobile Devices

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Once you've selected MP4 as the Type, a Presets drop-down menu will provide access to YouTube and the Apple devices.

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Writing & Grammar: Punctuation and Compound Sentences

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It then provides a pause during which the listener can prepare for the next instruction. And by providing a pause before the next instruction, the speaker calls attention to it. by Jennie Ruby. No "correct" answers came in from my last punctuation challenge.

Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

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Provide audio feedback in response to the learner's drag-and-drop actions. by Kevin Siegel. In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years. Like it or not, the upgrade cycles have gotten shorter and shorter. How long was it between Adobe Captivate 5 and 6? 14 months? Adobe has promised a more aggressive upgrade cycle for its programs that will make even the recent upgrade cycles look almost snail-like.

eLearning: Tips for Better Data Representation

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Additionally Tufte pointed out the seemingly obvious (but often overlooked) idea to provide data side by side for comparisons as well as placing important things adjacent in space. Streamline Design While Tufte advocated providing more (in fact, as much as possible) information in our data representation, he was clear that he did not mean more stuff, ie "chartjunk." by AJ George. I recently attended an Edward Tufte course on "Presenting Data and Information."

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Adobe Captivate 5.5: YouTube Anyone?

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Once published, a results screen will appear providing a link to the published content that can be shared with your learners. by Kevin Siegel Adobe announced the immediate availability of Adobe Captivate 5.5 late last week.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

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Many of the best LMSs provide free trial periods and open contracts to allow you to confirm that they work as advertised without locking you into heavy service fees. by Ashok Sharma    Picking a Learning Management System (LMS) to host your eLearning content is a crucial, but often overlooked, step in the eLearning development process. The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose.

eLearning: YouTube Adds Creative Commons Content

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 In another I provided some resources for deciding whether or not the content you would like to use can be used legally. This new feature provides users with more content that can be used without fear of copyright infringement. by AJ George.

Adobe Captivate: Highlight Boxes in Reverse

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Highlight Boxes added to a Captivate project provide an excellent way to direct a learner's attention to a specific area of a published eLearning lesson. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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And if someone has provided assets for you, you can use the Import menu item (shown just above Export in the image above) and import multiple assets at once.

Adobe Captivate 6: Instant Answer Feedback

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One solution lies with Captivate's ability to provide an explanation as to why an answer is right or wrong (above and beyond the standard correct/incorrect captions that most developers use). My next goal is to provide feedback should my learners select either of the other answers.

eLearning & Training: Casting Cross-Cultural Voice-Over Talents

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Providing high-quality voice-overs is a tremendous feat in only one language or accent. This may go without saying, but the voice talent must be fluent in whatever language your eLearning materials will be provided in. For example, English voice-overs may be provided in English (language) for the United States (dialect) with a southern twang (accent). by Jen Weaver.

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