I don’t usually talk about buying and selling our eLearning products. I suppose to some this might seem strange. After all, I do work for Adobe and we do make some amazing software. When asked about it I’ll usually say, “I just show how the software works and talk about eLearning, the products pretty much sell themselves.” And honestly, that’s true. The teams continue to improve the products so quickly that I’m almost always able to say “Yes, we can do that.”
In my last guest post, I talked about how you can use characters as eLearning avatars or guides in your eLearning courses. In addition to using characters as avatars, you can also use characters as presenters. For example, you could use a presenter as:
A teacher in front of a blackboard
A news anchor with a TV behind him
An employee with a clipboard (or in front of a whiteboard or on a stage) Continue reading…
There 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…
Are 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.
Have 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.
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.
Join 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:
As 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.
We 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…
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.
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 email@example.com
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.