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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 9, 2013

Brace Yourself: eLearning Just Got Social

PVX LogoIn case you missed the news last week, Adobe has just released another in a long series of serious innovations in eLearning. Adobe publishes two of the most significant applications in the eLearning authoring space, Adobe Captivate – the long time leader in eLearning authoring, and Adobe Presenter 9, a simple to use Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge3:55 AM Permalink
July 8, 2013

August eSeminars for Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter: Register now for free!

Here’s the list of eSeminars we’ve planned for the month of August. Feel free to register for the eSeminars you wish to attend.

Topic: What’s New in Adobe Presenter 9

Date and time: Thursday, 1st August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she demonstrates some of the new and enhanced features in Adobe Presenter 9. Learn how to use the new audio workflow and filters, add a drag and drop question, use scenario templates, enable in-course collaboration and learning analytics, and use the new learning interactions in Adobe Presenter 9. Don’t miss it!

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Topic: Introduction to Advanced and Shared Actions in Captivate 7

Date and time: Wednesday, 7th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Complex interactivity in Adobe Captivate is a snap with Advanced Actions and Shared Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this introduction to Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for total Beginners and learn how to easily add complex logic to your Adobe Captivate Courses.

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Topic: Making of an Award-winning Interactive eBook

Date and time: Thursday, 8th August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and mLearning DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations and interactions using Adobe Captivate, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!

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Topic: Working with the Learning Analytics Dashboard in Adobe Presenter

Date and time: Wednesday, 14th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this live interactive session on working with the new Learning analytics dashboard in Adobe Presenter.  You’ll learn how to set up in course discussions, questions and collaboration and get a detailed explanation of how to work with the resulting data from your students. You’ll learn how to easily identify students who are succeeding and those who need assistance and learn the ways to use the dashboard to easily notify your learners and communicate with them about their progress.

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Topic: Advanced & Shared Actions in Adobe Captivate 7 for Intermediate Users.

Date and time: Wednesday, 21st August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Learn to go the next step in interactive course creation with the session on Advanced and Shared Action Scripting. You’ll see practical examples of scripts that can be used to help you create your projects more quickly and learn the fundamental principles of writing Conditional Advanced & Shared Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this informative and empowering session.

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Topic: Prepare and Share Advanced Actions

Date and time: Thursday, 22nd August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Adobe Captivate 7 now offers the much awaited possibility to reuse advanced actions, not only in another project but also within a single project. Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert, for this webinar to learn how to prepare those ‘shared’ actions: logic, variables, labeling, parameters for standard and conditional actions.  We will explore the new interface of the Advanced Actions dialog box, with its hidden new filter possibilities in the dropdown lists. Be sure to grab a lot of practical tips about the work flows for sharing within a project or between projects.

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Topic: 21st Century Classroom Skills: Media Literacy Made Easy

Date and time: Wednesday, 28th August, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Are you feeling challenged to provide your students with the domains identified for 21st century learners, yet at a loss for how to begin?  Integrating media literacy into your curriculum should be fun, not a burden. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates the incredibly simple way that you can empower your students to learn 21st century media literacy with Adobe Presenter.  You’ll learn how to help your students create powerful, on-topic, professional quality videos in just minutes. You’ll see how these tools can be adopted in your classroom and learn how to use them.

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Topic: Starting with eLearning

Date and time: Thursday, 29th August, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: In this session, Renaldo Lawrence, Adobe Education Leader, will look at how he uses and plans on using various tools to help engage both students and staff.  Renaldo is starting a new job in September at Chiswick School and part of his job is to ensure each department is using eLearning materials to help enhance their students learning.  Besides  teaching, Renaldo will work with each department to create content and work with teachers on the delivery of the content to their students. Renaldo says “the important thing for me to do is to help each of the members of staff become engaged with technology”. Even though I know they are using technology he says that he “has ideas which can help engage and push learning forward”.  Ideas which include the use of iPad apps, ibooks, Adobe Captivate, and Adobe Presenter.

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Posted by poojajaisingh12:38 PM Permalink
June 26, 2013

Say Hello to Adobe Presenter 9 – And Hello to Video, Audio and PowerPoint Everywhere You Need It

cropped-Presenter-9_facebook-banner_2.jpgToday Adobe introduced the new Adobe Presenter 9, a fantastic tool for anyone to create interactive content and videos. Presenter has a long tradition of innovation. If you are in business, education or training, the new Presenter has a LOT to offer you.

What does it do?
At it’s core, Adobe Presenter allows anyone to easily convert Microsoft PowerPoint projects to either videos or interactive applications. Along the way you can add a wide variety of ‘no programming required’ interactions and quizzes, add your voice and even add amazing video from the comfort of your desk. Adobe Presenter installs right inside Microsoft PowerPoint, so you’ll have no problem creating content, and it adds additional tools that are super simple to use, and that help you add great audio, beautiful video, awesome animation and engaging interactions – all without any programming.

Who Uses It?
Adobe Presenter 9 is used by a lot of people in many different fields. Not surprising, because so is Microsoft PowerPoint. Here are some of the biggest groups of users. Trainers, Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts and eLearning Authors. These folks use Adobe Presenter to easily create Quizzes and content and get it out to their learners quickly. Adobe Presenter is also very popular with Sales, Marketing and Business Managers. Adobe Presenter features a revolutionary video tool – it’s totally intuitive to use and saves time and money while opening the door to social video creation for everyone in enterprise. Traditional educators also love Adobe Presenter for a couple of really big reasons. It makes video creation so simple that students from Kindergarten to College can easily use it to create fantastic videos. That builds a technology bridge for 21st century skills that help teachers meet their educational objectives and provide 21st century skills experience for all of their students without missing a beat. Teachers also use Adobe Presenter 9 to flip their classroom – putting lectures online, so that they have more time to spend during class working directly with students.

What’s new in Adobe Presenter 9?
I’m incredibly excited about the new features in Adobe Presenter 9. Top of my list is Learner Collaboration and Intervention. These brilliant new features combine modern social media experiences with innovative tools in learner tracking.

Learner Collaboration provides you with a sensational way to introduce conversation, questions and discussion into your published course modules and Presenter Projects. Whether you want learners to interact with instructors or potential customers to interact with you and your team you’ll find that the collaboration tools are ideal for hosting social interaction. Educators will especially enjoy this option as it effectively re-introduces class discussion into courses and it makes the experience even more powerful by tracking the interactions that students have with you and one another, encouraging robust communication. You’ll be able to evaluate student participation and can even automatically include it in the course grading criteria.

Learner Intervention extends the social collaboration experience and integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing the student learning outcomes in your course. Just click on the handy dashboard link from your authoring ribbon (right inside PowerPoint) and you’ll see real-time data displayed in easy to understand charts and graphs, letting you see first hand how well your learners are doing on every aspect of a course. You can easily click through to individual students and get an immediate sense of which students are doing well, and which students need additional attention from you. Finally educators have the power to detect early potential problems with learning and to intervene early – improving the chance that the student will meet and even exceed their expectations.

Another amazing new feature in Adobe Presenter 9 is the speech to text & annotation enabled personal video creation tool. You’ll be making your own custom YouTube videos in seconds with this super-simple video tool. It was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 for ‘Best Video Tool’ and after just a few minutes you’ll see why. The video creation solution seems almost magical. It easily generates sophisticated ‘studio quality’ videos with animated transitions, professional looking titles and lower third graphics and sizzling hot pan and zoom effects. With just a few buttons you feel like a video pro and as you think of the thousands of dollars you’re saving bypassing expensive studios and recording sessions – you’ll feel like a wealthy video pro. In every field there are tools that we remember. The ones that signal the move from creation by a few super-geeks with specialized skills to creation by the rest of us. With the video tools in Adobe Presenter 9, you’re bound to see that video is no longer only for super geeks. We can all make great looking, professional videos and we don’t need tons of money or time to do it.

Also new in Adobe Presenter 9, Drag and Drop Interactions. Now you can create drag and drop quiz questions without any programming, right inside Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s simple and quick and you’ll be able to easily design and create all kinds of cool interactions.

One of my favorite new features is the scenario builder. Using the scenario builder Presenter will generate complex multi-path navigated scenarios for you, and all you need to do is drop in the text. Whether you’re creating sales training, soft skills solutions or just experimenting with scenario based learning – the scenario tool will save you time and hassle by solving many of the most challenging problems for you.

Accessibility has been a crucial issue for most of us for quite a while now, and around the world the expectations to maintain accessible material online continues to escalate. Adobe Presenter 9 contains many Accessibility enhancements to help you easily create 508 and WCAG 2.0 compatible content. From support for screen readers via arrows and tab keys to speech to text automatically generated after video recordings Presenter 9 has powerful Accessibility tools to support your content creation needs.

Every day now the world seems to get more mobile with it’s computers. It’s become an expectation that content we create will run well on mobile devices and Adobe Presenter 9 meets and exceeds that expectation. Using Presenter 9 you can simply publish your file as a SWF for playback in online browsers, and the free and terrific Adobe Presenter Mobile App (both for iOS and for Android) will automatically play back that Flash file on iPads, iPods, iPhones and Android devices.

These are just a few of the many amazing new features and enhancements in Adobe Presenter 9. If you haven’t tried it out – what on earth are you waiting for? Download your very own free trial copy of Adobe Presenter 9 here; http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter/

Posted by Allen Partridge2:09 AM Permalink
June 7, 2013

Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter eSeminars for July: Sign up now for free!

Here’s the list of eSeminars we’ve planned for the month of July. Feel free to register for the eSeminars you wish to attend.

 

Topic: Learner Intervention & Course Collaboration in eLearning

Date and time: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Tracking your quiz results is wonderful, but what about the role of real, live, important and thought provoking discussion. Why should conversation be missing from our eLearning? It doesn’t need to be.  Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he demonstrates simple methods that you can use to integrate effective and immediate learner communication, questions, conversations and even track those contributions as the instructor using Adobe eLearning tools. You won’t want to miss this amazing session.  Register for Free today!

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Topic: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 11th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7. During this demonstration, you will learn how to use the new interactions, drag-and-drop, HTML5 enhancements, shared advanced actions, accessibility enhancements, system audio, equation editor, and more. Register today!

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Topic: Moving from Knowledge Hoarding to Knowledge Sharing with Adobe Presenter Video Creator

Date and time: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: 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 deeper than just the upfront issues with bottle necks and heavy retraining costs. The most serious costs of a knowledge hoarding culture are that the institution is stifled when it comes to innovation.

In this session Dr. Allen Partridge will share research on Knowledge sharing and demonstrate how Adobe Presenter Video creator can close the technology gap and facilitate a knowledge sharing culture in your organization.

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Topic: Create HTML5 Courses with Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 18th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create interactive eLearning content and publish it to mobile devices, including iPad, using the HTML5 publish option in Adobe Captivate 7. Send scoring data from these courses to leading Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress. Also learn about the different publishing/embedding options for Adobe Captivate 7 courses to create apps and eBooks for devices.

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Topic: Adobe Presenter for Total Beginners

Date and time: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Learn to create your first eLearning course using Adobe Presenter. Dr. Allen Partridge will guide you through an overview of Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn to work with basic content, insert quizzes, manage and share your courses and even create cool show and tell videos.

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Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 9

Date and time: Thursday, 25th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

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

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Posted by poojajaisingh5:05 PM Permalink
May 14, 2013

Adobe Presenter wins 2013 CODiE award for ‘Best Video Tool’

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The winners of this year’s CODiE awards have been announced by the SIIE and we’re very pleased to share the great news regarding Adobe Presenter. Adobe Presenter Video Creator, one of the favorite new features in Adobe Presenter 8, has been recognized as the winner in the Best Video Tool category.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

It is an honor to be recognized for Adobe Presenter Video Creator, and we hope you’ll Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge1:16 AM Permalink
May 10, 2013

Training: Interactive eLearning and Adobe Captivate 7

Topic: Interactive eLearning and Adobe Captivate 7

Date and time: Thursday, 6th June, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Interactions 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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Training: Creating Interactive and Scenario-based Learning with Adobe Presenter

Topic: Creating Interactive and Scenario-based Learning with Adobe Presenter

Description: Adobe Presenter is widely known for its ease of use to create eLearning courses from PowerPoint slides. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how you can take it a step further and add engaging interactions to your courses. They will also show you how you can easily transform your slides to scenario-based courses using Adobe Presenter.

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Posted by poojajaisingh12:26 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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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
April 9, 2013

Creating a Drag and Drop Interaction is as easy as 1-2-3

Gone are the days when you had to do heavy programming to add a drag and drop interaction to your eLearning courses. Now with the new Adobe Captivate 6 update (exclusively available for Subscription and ASA customers) you can create a drag and drop interaction in three simple steps. Just identify the drag object, identify the drop target, and show the relationship.

Drag and Drop Steps

Can’t believe it’s that simple? Watch this Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh9:10 PM Permalink
April 8, 2013

Training: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 7

Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 7

Date and time: Thursday, 16th May, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish 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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