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October 28, 2013

Adobe Learning Summit & Dev Learn 2013 – What’s the Buzz?

300x250px_static banner_opt-5One of the best things about going to conferences is that we get to hear from colleagues around the world and see what they’ve been up to. Last week in Las Vegas, eLearning Developers, educators and trainers from around the world gathered to share industry trends, the latest techniques and teaching / training methods and to learn from one another at the Adobe Learning Summit (Monday) and at DevLearn, the annual eLearning Guild event during the remaining week.

teamAtALSThe Adobe eLearning Team was out in full force to host the Adobe Learning Summit on Monday. We kicked off the day with a keynote from Author and Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:46 PM Permalink
October 16, 2013

Create Amazing Videos for Free – Adobe introduces Presenter Video Express Worldwide

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You may never see video creation the same way. Just one click to record both your desktop and your webcam and minutes later you could be publishing professional quality videos on YouTube, to mobile devices or just about anywhere you’d like. Better yet, it’s free, it’s an App for Mac, and it’s available worldwide.

Creating great videos has not traditionally been an easy task. People usually find that there are plenty of obstacles. From cameras to lighting, editing and publishing – making your own videos can be a lengthy and difficult process. Adobe changed that earlier this year with the introduction of Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing new tool enables anyone to quickly create professional quality show and tell videos. It’s ease-of-use is stunning, and we’ve heard customers telling us that they love using it to make videos for everything from rapid eLearning to game walk-throughs.

If you are using a Mac, you can download Adobe Presenter Video Express at the Mac App Store. Here’s that link. The tool is free to download and you can publish videos of any length for free (with a watermark.) If you’d like to publish videos without the watermark, you can either pay a small $1.99 fee, or you can acquire free publishing coupons by sharing news about the app with your friends.

It’s incredibly simple to use Adobe Presenter Video Express. You just click a single button to begin recording both the computer screen and your web cam. Once you’ve finished recording you can easily switch the final view between your webcam and your desktop – rapidly creating a professional video that shares your message with the world. Publishing from Adobe Presenter Video Express is simple, with options to publish the video to your local computer (as an mp4 video) or online to YouTube or Dropbox.

ReferAFriendIt’s also now possible to earn watermark free publishes by sharing Adobe Presenter Video Express with your friends and colleagues. To use this feature, just choose Refer a friend from the application menu. You’ll get a link to an online dialog that let’s you refer Adobe Presenter Video Express to friends. For each of your friends who downloads and installs PVX, you’ll earn 5 Free – Watermark Free video publishes. (Your friends will get 2.) referAFriendDialog

Adobe Presenter Video Express is now available to Mac users worldwide via App Stores around the world. If you are using a PC, you can download a free trial of Adobe Presenter 9 here – and experiment with the PC version of the application.

Posted by Allen Partridge12:10 AM Permalink
August 27, 2013

What is a flipped classroom and how can it help me?

Child standing upside downFlipped Classroom (sometimes called flipped teaching) is an approach to education that blends both online instruction and offline learning. Generally in Flipped Classrooms the online learning is done with videos and quizzes offered offline and this gives the teacher more time to spend engaging directly with learners in activities and exercises during class.

It earned the name ‘Flipped’ because traditional in class activities (like lecture) are moved to homework time, and traditional homework activities, are moved to the class meeting time. The advantage of this Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:49 PM Permalink
July 22, 2013

Adobe Learning Summit is Back!

300x250px_static banner_opt-5We are thrilled to announce the Sixth Annual Adobe Learning Summit, co-located with DevLearn 2013 hosted by eLearning Guild in Las Vegas. At this event, you’ll get a chance to meet Adobe experts, industry luminaries, experienced eLearning and Education professionals, and the engineering team at Adobe.

You can choose your sessions from five different tracks based on your skill level and interest. The five tracks are: Getting Started, eLearning Pros, eLearning & Education, eLearning & Mobile, and eLearning & Analytics. Stay tuned for more information on session and speaker details soon.

The registration fee for this one-day event is Continue reading…

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June 3, 2013

Everything You Need for eLearning with Amazing Adobe Captivate 7

CP7_boxshot_3in_shadowAlready praise is flying in for Adobe Captivate 7, “Is it worth the jump? Positively YES“, says Jim Liechliter of CaptivateDev.com. I wholeheartedly agree with Jim. The team has described this release of Captivate as ‘Everything You Need to Create Anything in eLearning’ – and it’s a completely appropriate description. There are some positively wonderful surprises for eLearning developers who’ve become accustomed to Adobe Captivate’s powerful toolset, and there are some incredible new features and enhancements for everyone who needs an eLearning authoring tool.

Fast and Easy – You’ll have beautiful content in minutes
First and foremost, Captivate 7 is easy, easy, easy to use. The numbers are in and Captivate users love using Themes, Characters, Smart Shapes and most of all, Smart Learning Interactions to create beautiful content out of the box. Smart Learning Interactions are an incredible tool you’ll only find in Adobe Captivate. Just choose an interaction and then add your own text, sound and images. You get fantastic, fully animated, fully interactive, games, charts, learner activities and interactions that work where you need them – both on desktop and laptop computers, and on mobile devices via HTML5. Adobe Captivate 7 ADDS 15 Brand new Smart Learning Interactions to the bundle, and enhancements for the original 10! Some highlights: A YouTube Interaction, to put YouTube content right inside your course, and even navigate to a precise time within that video, A Web Interaction, to include entire Websites, online or offline in your course, and a Note interaction – with it, your learners can jot down notes about the course for their own reference.

Drag and Drop is as easy as 1-2-3
Only in Captivate, Drag and Drop is easy as 1-2-3 and like virtually everything in Adobe Captivate, no programming required. Instructional Designers often recognize that physical manipulation of items provides an opportunity to meet a wide variety of learning objectives. Adobe Captivate 7 provides an incredibly simple to use – and insanely powerful way to create Drag & Drop interactions for your learners.

Easily Convert PowerPoint (PPT/PPTX) to HTML5
With Adobe Captivate 7, Adobe is providing a simple method to convert Microsoft PowerPoint files into HTML5 easily. Just import the file into Captivate 7, then Publish the document as HTML5. Poof, PowerPoint to HTML5 – and best of all, your text, bullets, animations, SmartArt, and even Triggers are retained. This one feature alone would make Captivate 7 well worth the cost, but Captivate has hundreds of amazing features like this.

Fantastic Tools for Education
Educational use of eLearning hits a new high with this release of Adobe Captivate. Now MathMagic is BUILT RIGHT IN! That’s right, math and science teachers, engineers, and other assorted geniuses around the world are having a collective celebration because Adobe Captivate 7 includes an incredibly powerful and totally familiar Equation Editor. Just ‘Insert Equation’ and use the built-in MathMagic Editor to bring your formulas to your learners with ease. (I bet you’re starting to see what I mean about Everything you Need.)

A GIFT for Importing Quiz Databases of Any Size
Also a hit with Educators … Import massive Quizzes with support for Moodle GIFT format file imports. Moodle’s GIFT format is commonly adopted by quiz database translators, and now you can take a GIFT format quiz database and import it into Captivate, INSTANTLY creating a fully formatted, grade generating, review page optional quiz. And I do mean instant. With added support for ALL Quiz Question Types in HTML5 that means that you are just seconds away from converting your entire Quiz Database into an incredibly beautiful online module when you are using Adobe Captivate 7. I am doing an eSeminar on this topic tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5, at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can register for FREE, here.

Hello Tin Can, I’m Captivate
They make an adorable couple – Adobe Captivate 7 has Tin Can support and even includes a custom Moodle template to make configuring Captivate to report to SCORM in Moodle is easier than ever. In fact, with built in Scorm.com drivers Adobe Captivate 7 will work out of the box with virtually any SCORM compliant or AICC compliant LMS. But why stop there? Adobe Captivate 7 will report your data to Adobe Connect, or to Acrobat.com. You can even report your data to a lightweight LMS (Alternative Reporting) that is included in your Adobe Captivate 7 Goodies. There is simply no more versatile tool for reporting your data to an LMS. And hey, that headache you get when you think about an LMS – Adobe Captivate 7 is like a jumbo painkiller for LMS headaches. Team Captivate is on the spot whenever problems arise – just jump into our incredible forums at captivate.adobe.com and you’ll find help in a Flash.

Powerful Accessibility Enhancements, Including support for WCAG2.0 and ADA
Adobe Captivate 7 is pushing Accessibility to new heights. The content you create can easily be made Accessible to all of your users. We know that many in Education and Government face serious limitations when it comes to course development and Accessibility, so we’ve created intuitive and powerful tools to help you build courses that meet the needs of every learner. I’m giving an eSeminar on Accessibility in Adobe Captivate 7 ‘Understanding Accessiblity Standards for eLearning‘ featuring Adobe’s Greg Pisocky, Accessibility Specialist on June 12, at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can Register HERE to attend the live session FREE.

But Wait, there’s still more!
Captivate 7 includes support for system audio recording, sharing of Advanced Actions between projects, and even includes the Multi-sco packager! There are enhancements to the A3C (Adobe Captivate Course Companion) which include the ability to facilitate in course communication between learners and educators, as well as between learners.

You won’t want to miss Adobe Captivate 7. You can download a free trial copy here. Join our enormous Facebook community here. Check out tons of great videos here. Learn tips and tricks here. Download Example Courses here. And leave us your thoughts, and share your excitement … right down there…

Oh, and by the way. In my opinion, the Adobe Captivate Community is the biggest and best eLearning community on the planet. You are helpful beyond all expectations, you are kind and clever and come from every corner of the globe. You are also mature, self-critical and full of wonderful ideas. We at Adobe appreciate everything that you contribute to Captivate and we’re proud to share in this journey, building better tools – with each one of you. If you’d like to be more involved with the community, consider joining us on facebook, or participating in the new GetSatisfaction community. You might even like to contribute right here on the Captivate blog, or perhaps write a blog all your own.

Posted by Allen Partridge8:48 PM Permalink
May 16, 2013

Join us in June: Adobe eLearning eSeminars: Sign up now for Free

PresentationI’m thrilled to announce a wonderful lineup of amazing eSeminars scheduled throughout June. We’ve got a solid group of eSeminars prepared for your learning and enjoyment and we hope you’ll jump right in and explore these awesome offerings. As always our eSeminars are free and focus on a broad variety of topics from basic technical implementation of your course modules, to advanced and even theoretical concepts in eLearning. If one is right for you, just click the link to register and get calendar updates.

Developing Large Quizzes in Adobe Captivate from Quiz Databases
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 10:00 AM US Pacific

Students writing at high-school exam teens studyJoin Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this discussion and demonstration of methods for working with an established quiz database to rapidly create beautiful, interactive and effective quizzes using Adobe Captivate.

REGISTER HERE

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 Interactive eLearning and Adobe Captivate 7
Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:00 AM US Pacific

Tablet computer with handInteractions add life to eLearning courses by making it engaging for the learners. It helps learners actively participate in the course and hence improves learning and retention. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how to transform the drab content screens to interactive eLearning courses in a few simple steps. They will also demonstrate how you can easily publish these courses to HTML5 and/or apps for mobile consumption. Don’t miss it!

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Understanding Accessibility Standards for eLearning
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:00 AM US Pacific

Symbol RollstuhlLearn how to quickly and effectively build Accessibility compliant interactive courses in Adobe Captivate. Join Adobe Accessibility Specialist, Greg Pisocky & Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this deep dive explanation of accessibility in eLearning courses. Whether you are developing training for government, education or a commercial organization, you are very likely to face stringent organizational requirements and growing legal demands to ensure that your eLearning content is 100% accessible. Learn how to create your projects in Captivate, deliver them to either online or mobile learners, and deliver accessibility compliant courses to your organization’s accessibility officer that will easily meet standards and guidelines.

REGISTER HERE

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Create Your First eLearning Course
Monday, June 17, 2013 10:00 AM US Pacific

Beautiful young woman studying at home on laptopNew to online course development? Never built an eLearning course in Adobe Captivate before? Never fear, we are here to help. Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of how to build beautiful interactive eLearning courses quickly using Adobe Captivate.

REGISTER HERE

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Drag and Drop Extravaganza
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:00 AM US Pacific

photos on tablet pcLearn how to make the most of drag and drop questions in Adobe Captivate. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. We’ll explore many examples of drag and drop for all different kinds of eLearning applications.

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Posted by Allen Partridge9:08 PM Permalink
April 16, 2013

eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 8

When? Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, 8am-9am US/Pacific

Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh  in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.

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Posted by Vish12:39 PM Permalink

Training: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Adobe Captivate Development Workflow

Topic: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Adobe Captivate Development Workflow

Description: Adobe Captivate developers require an extensive set of tools and techniques in their arsenal in order to utilize the intricacies of the full environment effectively. Anita Horsley will guide you through techniques to optimize your Adobe Captivate workflow. She’ll discuss ways of setting up Captivate for faster, easier development, some best practices, and even several tips and tricks that aren’t in books! Anita will walk you through various  tools, tips, tricks, techniques, and approaches towards development that might make your life a little easier so you’ll get more done in less time.

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Posted by Vish12:38 PM Permalink
March 8, 2013

eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 6

When? Thursday, April 25th, 2013, 8am-9am

Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.

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Posted by Vish9:49 AM Permalink

eTraining: Giving effective Feedbacks through Advanced Quizzing options in Adobe Captivate

When? Thursday, April 4th, 2013, 8am-9am

Description: Giving effective feedback to the learners is very important in the learning process, and Adobe Captivate makes this easier through Advanced Answer options. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh when they take you through a journey of feedback options for the Question Slides in Adobe Captivate.

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Posted by Vish9:47 AM Permalink
February 12, 2013

eTraining: From ‘Just PPT’ to ‘Wow eLearning’ with new Adobe Presenter 8 Update

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 8am-9am PST
Description: Converting PowerPoint Presentations to eLearning is a need that we all have, and Adobe Presenter makes it a complete solution as a plug-in for powerpoint. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the key features of latest Adobe Presenter update to take the PowerPoint Presentation to next level by adding Media and assessment capabilities of Adobe Presenter.
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eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 4

When? Thursday, March 7th, 2013, 8am-9am PST

Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.

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