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.

Benefits of Software Simulations in E-learning

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Software trainings giving employees the blues? Simulations are here to the rescue. Learning Technology software simulations

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Making a Game Out of Software Simulations

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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.

Software Simulations – Learning benefits

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Are you sure they have enough training on the new software to operate it flawlessly? Did the training course include simulations? Let me tell you about the benefits of simulations in software training so that you can have an informed discussion with your training partner. The traditional approach to software training focuses on explaining the working of the software. The software is used the right way and yields better output.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

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If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. Simulations give learners an opportunity to “ watch ” and get familiar with the nits and grits of the software tool. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

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

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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.

Simulations Just Got Simpler: Courtesy Adobe Captivate

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Explore the power of Adobe Captivate for creating powerful software simulations. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

Developing Effective Online Simulations Made Easy with Adobe Captivate

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This blog highlights the features of Adobe Captivate that are helpful in developing software simulations. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

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Related posts: Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development. Tags: Mobile Learning Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Frameworks mLearning Rapid Authoring Tools

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

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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. Tags: Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Freeform Vs Template Based Instructional Design Rapid Authoring Tools

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

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Related posts: Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts. Tags: Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Frameworks Rapid Authoring Tools I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

eLearning: More Reflection

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by Kevin Siegel      Last week I wrote about how you can use  Reflector to create software simulations and demonstrations  from your mobile device. I received emails from several people who, having read the article, downloaded Reflector and attempted to create a simulation using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. Continue this process over and over until you have completed all of the processes you wish to simulate on the mobile device.

What is an LMS authoring tool?

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While e-learning authoring tools are a must – in every L&D toolbox – new technologies are changing the way we produce and deliver digital learning. Introduction.

Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?

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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. Immediately you can see from Adobe’s website that Captivate 9 is centered on mobile technology.

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Adobe Captivate 7: Trim Video Demos

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When the Recording Area appears, you record your screen actions just as you would if you recorded screen actions using the Software Simulation mode.   Unlike a typical Software Simulation (where there are multiple slides and Timelines), a Video Demo consists of a single video and just one Timeline. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearning TechComm Technical Communications Technology training

Adobe Captivate: Record Simulations Using Smart Shapes Instead of Text Captions

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While there is much to love about Smart Shapes, a perceived downside to Smart Shapes is that you can't use them to automatically get captions when recording a Software Simulation. The next time you record a Software Simulation, the project will automatically contain Smart Shapes instead of Text Captions. by Kevin Siegel        Text Captions have been available in Adobe Captivate since before Captivate was Captivate (think RoboDemo).

Adobe Captivate: Kill the Click Sounds

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by Kevin Siegel      I received an email from a new Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstrations and simulations. In his simulations, the same click sound was heard every time the learner clicked a click box.  To disable the mouse click sound in a software demonstration, select the mouse pointer on any slide.

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5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

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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. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate: Customizing Smart Shapes and Captions for Simulations

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Adobe Captivate has made the task of creating software simulations quite easy. In this blog, we will see how to customize elements such as smart shapes , highlight boxes, and captions that are generated in online simulations developed in Captivate. Related Posts Get Creative – Customize Simulations in Adobe Captivate 9 Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Software Simulations Using Adobe Captivate What Kind of Training Programs Goes Well with Adobe Captivate 7?

Adobe Captivate – The Ideal Systems Training Development Tool

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Similarly, executing tasks on a software application is learned well by observing the procedures and trying them again and again. Doing this on a live software application might lead to undesired consequences. For such a scenario, software training simulations can be a solution. What is a software training simulation? Here are the steps to create software simulations with Adobe Captivate. Perform the function you want to simulate.

Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

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From this position, you can create a new project, record a software simulation/demonstration, or access recent projects. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology training UA User Assistance by Kevin Siegel      Last week I told you about the great enhancements you'll see in Adobe Captivate 8 when it comes to  image buttons.

eLearning: Is Right-Clicking Right?

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If you're responsible for creating a software simulation that teaches a learner how to make Word text bold, which of the commands are you going to simulate? While you could simulate multiple options, I'd encourage you to focus on just one (adding multiple options is going to take you too long to produce). Personally, I'd simulate the menu option or the toolbar button. Showing a right-click in a software demonstration is fine, but not a simulation.).

Adobe Captivate 8: A Cleaner, Simpler User Interface

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After selecting  New , you'll find the usual suspects including Software Simulation, Video Demo, and From PowerPoint. Prior to upgrading, I suggest that you make backups of your legacy projects just in case you need to open them in the older versions of the software. And you cannot drag panels around your screen like you could in legacy versions of the software.

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

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To create an online course, you need to develop and publish the content and host the course on a technology platform. Articulate Storyline is the industry’s favorite software for creating interactive courses.

eLearning: Playbar or No Playbar? Let the Debate Begin

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If your eLearning lesson is interactive (perhaps it's a software simulation with a quiz, or a soft skills lesson with buttons for navigation), the learner who navigates via the playbar instead of the interactive slide objects can derail the lesson. The most common location for the playbar is below the video or simulation.

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

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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.

Get The Most Out Of SAP

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Software Simulation – Interactive Demos, Practice, and Test Modes. Digital Transformation Learning & Development SAP Technology Adoption Enable Now Training user adoptionLeverage SAP Enable Now As Your End User Adoption Development Tool. Whether you are a long-time SAP user or are planning for a new implementation, Enable Now is the ideal tool for end-user adoption development because it was made by SAP, for SAP.

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

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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.

3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016

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E-learning development technologies are constantly evolving. Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. The e-learning development software is a PowerPoint add-in, and anyone familiar with the Microsoft application can use iSpring Suite 8.5 is its capability to develop dialog simulations.

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

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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.

The Most Popular e-Learning Tools [GRAPH]

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When it comes to how I have used Captivate, it has mostly been for software simulations, but occasionally for uploading PowerPoint. One thing to remember is to not to get too comfortable with just one technology - stay versatile and on top of industry trends. Source: [link]. It seems like every day there is another e-Learning tool claiming to be the be-all, end-all for e-learning development.

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eLearning in the Workplace

TalentLMS

Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. Emerging educational technology and learning content is now platform and time independent. Based on a popular survey ICT Test Bed technological maturity model, authors Underwood & Dillon (2004) revealed six distinct types of e-learners in the work-place: The Novice: These learners know very little about eLearning.

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

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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. Adobe Captivate is a good e-learning development software that has become synonymous with the development of web-based software training courses. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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

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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. Learning Technology Adobe CaptivateAdobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. Its current versions include that core plus a whole lot more. With the new version 9.0.1,

How can we overcome tech paralysis?

CLO Magazine

Coined by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, the concept refers to how technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the “internet of things” are merging with the physical lives of humans, “blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.”. With so much technological transformation happening around us, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed — both as individuals and within organizations.

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

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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. Learning Technology Articulate 360Welcome to the seventh post of the series. In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses.

Storyline 360: Simulation and Assessment-Development Capabilities

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In the first post , we saw that the e-learning development software constitutes nine elements. Today, we will look at the capabilities of Storyline 360 to create software simulations and assessments. Software Simulation-development Capabilities of Storyline 360. Storyline 360 allows you to insert screencasts of your software application in demonstrations, tutorials, and videos. Creation of Online Lessons on Software is Made Effective.

Building the Leader of the Future

CLO Magazine

in 1996, the veteran technology entrepreneur led the company’s growth into a global powerhouse by supplying the routers, switches, software and networking products that form the infrastructure of the internet economy. What has emerged in recent times as business has gone global and technology has infused it with unprecedented speed is a rising level of complexity that requires learning organizations to more closely examine what they expect of leaders and how to develop them.

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

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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.

E-learning in the Telecommunications Industry

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Strongly driven by technology, the industry is evolving at a rapid rate and is forever in a state of flux. Great advances in network technologies now allow the industry to deliver so much more than just the means to talk to each other. Continuous employee training is crucial in this industry, to make sure that the staff is apprised of changing product offerings, service parameters and technological advances.