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January 14, 2013

Why Your Organization Should Support a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Segretaria stressataThere is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind of ‘insurance’ plan.

Have you ever heard a colleague proclaim “If I’m the only one who knows how to do this, ‘they’ can never fire me.” We’ve all heard similar comments and perhaps even nodded along, or said the words ourselves. But what is the actual cost of this kind of environment of knowledge hoarding. Research in fact suggests that it cuts much Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge11:56 PM Permalink
January 12, 2013

Become the Superstar of your University’s Online Course Catalog

iStock_000017992167XSmallAre you teaching at a college or university that is rapidly adopting online courses? Do you want to enhance your traditional classroom experience with more online course materials? Are you one of the thousands moving to mostly online teaching? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to use Adobe Presenter 8 & the new Video Creator to take the course materials you’ve got, and create amazing interactive experiences your students will love.

Join me for this eSeminar, free online on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. Just click the link below to register for the session and the system will send you link info and a reminder.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128318&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge3:07 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Teach, Test, Re-Teach, Re-Test: Quiz Remediation for Online Courses

thumb_scenarioCourseHave you been wanting to add that extra something to your eLearning courses? Why not create cool interactive content that helps the student learn even as they’re taking an assessment? Remediation in your courses enables you to re-teach a concept when the learner isn’t able to pass a simple assessment. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of Quiz Remediation in Adobe Captivate 6. We’ll walk through each step involved in developing courses that employ remediation and explain how to create your own remediation navigation and workflow in projects.

Join me for this session, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific time.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128315&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:49 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Listen Up: Understanding eLearning Audio in Adobe Captivate 6

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Learn how to make the most of audio in your Adobe Captivate 6 course modules. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in adding audio to your eLearning courses. We’ll explore the basics of the audio interface and discuss how best to use audio in various contexts in your course modules.

Join us for this session on Audio on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 10:00 AM US Pacific.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128312&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:41 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Create Drag & Drop Questions in Your Online Courses

Tablet computer with handJoin Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of quiz creation using Drag & Drop Questions to tackle a variety of assessment scenarios in your eLearning. Learn the fundamental concepts behind drag and drop mechanics in eLearning and join the discussion of best practices for adding these questions to your courses.

Have you ever wanted to add a question to an assessment that used those crazy cool drag and drop interactions? Want to make that simulation a little more realistic? This session will help you understand how all of that can be done in a simple manner.

The session will be held at 10:00 AM US Pacific time on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. You can register for the session here:

REGISTER: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=session&id=2128311&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:32 AM Permalink

eSeminar: Social Networking Communications & eLearning: Tweeting in Adobe Captivate Course Modules

Tablet PC with cloud of application iconsAs the web evolves it’s impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly. Advancements to the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget are designed to facilitate this sort of immediacy within your courses by leveraging the Adobe Captivate Course Companion to send instant, context relevant messages from inside Adobe Captivate course modules between educators and learners & even between students & their peers. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a walk-through of this social media learning innovation, in order to learn how you can introduce social networking into your own courses.

I hope you’ll join me, along with Adobe engineers for a closer look at social media and Captivate. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can register using the link below.

REGISTER: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2120534&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge2:25 AM Permalink
January 11, 2013

You got funny in my course module! Humor in eLearning

Laughing and pointing emoticonWe all love to laugh. We’re wired that way. In fact researchers believe that laughter itself is a social behavior. The crux of the theory is that laughing is in fact a social bonding mechanism. The grunts and guffaws we make when delighted and surprised are a physical manifestation of the sudden emotional shift from alert and stressed to amused and relieved.

Conventional eLearning wisdom says, avoid humor – it’s far too dangerous. You won’t have to look hard to find dozens of stories of someone who has been reprimanded or fired for offending someone else in the name of a good gag. These stories are legitimate, and the stakes are Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge1:28 AM Permalink
January 10, 2013

Adobe eSeminar now on demand: Louder, Faster, Funnier: Humor & Learning

Dozens gathered this morning to join my weekly eSeminar and share a laugh as we discussed the use of humor in online learning. You can check out the PowerPoint deck below, or enjoy the on Demand recording of the session here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=register_no_session&id=2145820&loc=en_us

Funny is Money! At least that’s the perspective of many in the entertainment industry, but is comedy a viable tool in educational content, specifically within eLearning? What issues are introduced when eLearning modules depend on humor and what kinds of humor are most and least effective? Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a tongue in cheek examination of laughter and learning. We’ll explore the latest ideas & research on humor in learning and look for special applications and exceptions that apply to online learning. You’ll probably laugh, and you might even learn something.

Posted by Allen Partridge4:22 AM Permalink
January 4, 2013

NYC-area User Group Meeting. RSVP today!

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Hi Adobe eLearning fans, we have some exciting news! We’re launching a NYC-area user’s group! Justin Mass will host the monthly UG gathering at the beautiful Adobe offices in Times Square, NYC! Each month you’ll have an opportunity to network  and learn from other eLearning professionals. The meetings will be informal and we encourage you to bring current projects with you, share your challenges & questions, work in real time together, and enjoy pizza and beer (our treat!). You may also have your own tips and tricks to share, and the monthly meetings will be a great venue to teach as well as learn. We plan to connect with members of the product team over video conference from time to time to address your burning questions. I hope you’ll join us for our kick-off meeting on Thursday night, January 24, from 6-8pm. To RSVP, please email Justin at jmass@adobe.com

Posted by Shameer Ayyappan2:54 PM Permalink
December 13, 2012

eSeminar now on demand: Working with Simple Buttons & Actions

Today’s eSeminar was loads of fun as dozens gathered to explore the use of basic buttons & actions in Adobe Captivate 6 with me. You can see the PowerPoint deck below, or enjoy the on Demand recording of the session here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=register_no_session&id=2122197&loc=en_us

Learn how to make the most of simple interactive buttons in Adobe Captivate 6 in this introduction to interaction and Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to get deeper control of your projects with Captivate’s Advanced Actions and how to connect those actions to your interactions.

Posted by Allen Partridge3:24 AM Permalink
October 6, 2012

I’m “All in” for Adobe Learning Summit, Vegas, Oct. 29, 2012

I’ve spent much of the past week preparing for Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas at the end of this month. This is the premiere event for fans of Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Connect. The annual event has become a welcome tradition, featuring more than twenty phenomenal sessions on mobile learning, data/LMS integration, Captivate, Presenter & Connect tutorials and tips. You can learn about the latest in Video, Rapid eLearning, Advanced Actions and more.

The most exciting thing for me is that Adobe has Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:26 AM Permalink
September 24, 2012

eSeminar: Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 2: Create Rapid Training Courses with Pizzazz

Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 2: Create Rapid Training Courses with Pizzazz
October 24, 2012
10:00 AM US Pacific

Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration of the powerful and simple tools in Adobe Presenter 8 for Rapid eLearning Authoring. Learn how, why and when to integrate characters, how to add interest and enhance engagement with smart learning interactions and how to work with the Presenter 8 eLearning Templates to rapidly create sensational looking, branded and customized eLearning courses.

Posted by Allen Partridge1:54 AM Permalink
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