I’m thrilled to share that Adobe has announced an amazing competition for students and teachers ages 13 and up. It’s an awesome chance to strut your creative stuff and compete for fantastic big money prizes. Top prize is $2000 with a $1000 second prize and a $500 third prize.
Now money can be good. It can even be awesome. But what’s really awesome about this contest is that participants will get a chance to show off their creativity, and express their ideas about a social issue that matters to them. In this contest, entrants will create a short video (using the new Adobe Presenter Video Creator) that explains how they would Change the World for the better. It’s a great opportunity to let others hear your ideas and to demonstrate your creative abilities. Wouldn’t you love a chance to share your ideas and compete for big cash prizes? How about the people you know? You should share this article with your kids, your friends, your family and colleagues. (Hint, hint)
Check out this video to learn more about the competition.
We have released an update for Adobe Captivate — version 6.0.1 (Build 240), which is available for download through Help Menu > Updates… This is available for Windows as of now, we will have the Mac version soon. A bunch of key issues are addressed through this update including the following fixes.
Output from Trial version - Before this update, content created through trial version of Adobe Captivate 6 would expire in 30 days from the project creation. With Adobe Captivate 6.0.1, the published outputs will expire in 30 days from the date of Publishing. Continue reading…
Educators have searched for quite some time for ways to shift from a didactic (teacher centered) classroom to a more experiential (student centered) classroom for decades. In this one hour eSeminar Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge will offer some practical solutions to moving from primarily didactic instruction to primarily student centered, activity driven learning. You’ll get practical Advice for Educators who want to instantly create fantastic online resources from their lectures and slide decks. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of practical tips to capture your lectures, economize their length and distribution and make them available to your students.
When trying to install Adobe Presenter 8 after uninstalling the previous version, if you still get an error that ‘Previous version of Presenter is already installed,’ follow these steps to resolve the issue.
Date and time: Wednesday, 5th Sept, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Join Dr. Allen Partridge, veteran College Professor for this fascinating demonstration and discussion of flipping the college classroom. Participants will learn the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, the advantages of the constructivist approach, and how to easily migrate their lessons & lectures into online modules that students can use to investigate and research the principle topics. Includes demonstrations of Adobe Presenter 8 aimed specifically at supporting the technology needs of the flipped classroom.
Date and time: Wednesday, 26th Sept, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Just downloaded Adobe Captivate 6 and want that perfect starter tutorial? Looking for more info before you launch your first course module? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this handy introduction to creating your first course module in Adobe Captivate 6. Aimed at beginners, this session will guide you through the basic steps of course creation, demonstrate how to add your own content to a project and integrate quizzes. You will learn to publish your content and even get a good sense of how to deploy it to a learning management system.
Depending on your perspective, Microsoft PowerPoint is either the birthplace or deathbed of eLearning. Few issues in online learning inspire such deep and divisive disagreement. The core of the problem is in many ways tied to the debate between didactic instruction (think one teacher or trainer giving a lecture) and discovery based education (think simulations, scenarios and self-teaching.)
The truth is that there is some merit to both approaches and that we don’t have to push one approach away in order to embrace the other.
For many years eLearning authors have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create Continue reading…
Navigating from a question slide based on the answer chosen is not only engaging but also proven method of teaching a topic or a concept. Doing this in Adobe Captivate is very easy by using the power of a property for Answer option called ‘Advanced Answer Option’. Watch the video below to learn more and let us know your thoughts…
CTRL SHIFT G While you have a gradient selected. That’s the shorthand version of today’s hot Captivate tip on Gradient Goodness. Gradient Fill was added to Adobe Captivate 5.5, and it’s so intuitive and easy to use that immediately I saw tons of people taking advantage of this quick, simple way to get more interesting looks in their projects. But one question that often comes up is what are those little Continue reading…