Last month at DevLearn 2013 conference, I participated in the 9th Annual eLearning DemoFest event and showcased an Interactive eBook for iPad on how to use Adobe Presenter to create eLearning courses. There were 81 participants at DemoFest showing off their latest and greatest development efforts, offering the DevLearn conference attendees an opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges, and information about the tools, technologies and processes they used to build them. And the good news is that we won Best of Show-Vendor and Best Open Entry awards for the interactive eBook on Adobe Presenter. Continue reading…
Posts tagged "“Elearning authoring tools”"
Topic: Things you thought you could never do with Advanced Actions and Variables
Description: Shhhhh! It’s a secret, which will be revealed during this exciting session on Advanced Actions and Variables, where Dr. Pooja Jaisingh will demonstrate how to make the most of this feature in Adobe Captivate 7 and a lot of things that you never knew you could do with Advanced Actions. Register now to secure your seat!
Topic: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9
Description: Now-a-days, video is considered the best form of content delivery. There is a video available for almost everything. Even the trainers and educators are adopting this form of content delivery but there are some questions that plague their minds: Are my students watching the videos? Are they watching the videos more than once? How much are my students learning from these videos? Are these videos effective? Do the students have any doubts about the concepts they are being taught in the video? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in this interactive session to get answers to all these questions and more.
Topic: Making the most of Themes in Adobe Captivate 7
Date and time: Thursday, 7th November, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Themes in Adobe Captivate 7 help your project look better with coordinated colors, well-planned layouts for slides, fonts and effects. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she shows you how to make the most of the preloaded Captivate themes, customize them to suit your requirements, save them as a new theme, and reuse them for other projects.
I’m busy prepping for my concurrent session at Adobe Learning Summit on Monday, 21st October. During this session, I’ll be sharing some cool tips on how to use the drag and drop interaction in Adobe Captivate 7. And guess what… It’s becoming really difficult to wait until Monday to share all these amazing tips, so here’s one of them, just for you!
When you add a Drag and Drop interaction, you get the ability to add a generic audio feedback for correct and incorrect answers. This audio feedback gives an indication to the learner if the response was correct or incorrect, but they don’t get to know why the option was correct or incorrect. In these interactions, it will be beneficial for the learners to receive Continue reading…
Adobe Captivate 7 is shipped with some great looking themes to help you get started with your eLearning course creation easily. These themes help you save a lot of time that you would otherwise have to spend in creating graphical assets for your eLearning courses. These themes are bundled with multiple eLearning screen layouts to choose from, so that you can easily select the one that suits the content type for your eLearning course screens.
Along with the ability to use existing themes, you can also create your own themes and add them to the themes panel and start creating your courses from there. This is especially useful when you have to use a branded template for your eLearning course creation and need a consistent look and feel for your courses.
Let’s take a look at Continue reading…
Guest Blog by: Joanne Nichols, Adobe Certified Trainer and an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Captivate
When creating eLearning it is important to ensure you keep the user engaged. By nature we are inquisitive, so why not create eLearning to capture the learner’s interest using this to our advantage. Rollovers are a great way to do this. (Obviously this means that these rollover effects that I am teaching you today cannot be used for mobile learning. However you can replicate the effects using click boxes and advanced actions, but be mindful that on mobile devices there is no rollover state so you would just skip the “on rollover” portion of the effects).
One way I have done this is to create a category game, so rather than having a boring slide with button menu items like this:
Why not engage the learner with a hidden category game. The category is hidden and the user has to rollover the category badge to reveal the category. By using effects we can Continue reading…
Topic: eLearning 101; A Quick Start for eLearning First Timers
Date and time: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Every Year More and More Companies are joining the online learning movement. Whether it’s a late realization that online courses can save your institution money or eLearning is just ‘new to you,’ it can be tough to wrap your head around the various aspects of eLearning content creation deployment, distribution, assessment, tracking and the myriad of other things that make up the world of eLearning. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this total newcomer’s introduction to the world of eLearning.
Topic: Creating Interactive Courses using Raptivity and Captivate
Date and time: Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Joe Ganci, eLearning and Captivate Community Expert to learn how eLearning developers can enhance their learners’ experience by using Raptivity and Captivate in conjunction. Learning interactions form an integral part of the eLearning courses. But these interactions have to be wisely chosen so that they augment learning instead of providing mere ornamental value to the course. So as an eLearning developer, there are quite a few considerations when selecting tools for designing interactions. One of the most important factors is whether the interactions produced with that interactivity builder tool will integrate seamlessly with their course authoring tool. In this webinar, Joe will focus on how eLearning developers can use Raptivity interactions to augment their Captivate courses. He will also demonstrate how easy it is to seamlessly integrate Raptivity interactions with Captivate. You will also get to see some interesting example courses created using these tools and how one can leverage the capabilities of both these tools to create interactive and engaging courses rapidly without programming.
Topic: Multiple Decisions Using Advanced Conditional Actions
Date and time: Thursday, 10th October, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Advanced conditional actions take eLearning to the next level by providing complex conditional-based interactive scenarios. Although quiz questions have advanced features, sometimes developers prefer to create their own knowledge check questions. In this demonstration, Anita Horsley will show you how to construct a knowledge check with multiple decisions and consequences using advanced conditional actions. In order to grasp this training, the participant should have a fundamental understanding of variables, actions and advanced standard actions.
Topic: Mobile Learning in Minutes; Creating Cool Video Learning Content for Tablets & Smartphones
Date and time: Wednesday, 16th October, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Getting content out to your learners in a mobile friendly format can be a significant challenge, but it does not have to be. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this hands on demonstration of creating eLearning videos that will run perfectly on your iPhone, iPad, Android Tablet or Smartphone. Learn to easily create amazing, professional quality videos, easily publish them, and get them running on the mobile devices that learners are asking for.
Topic: Trick or Treat; A Halloween eLearning Adventure
Date and time: Wednesday, 30th October, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for holiday eLearning tricks and treats. Costumes Required. Bring a plastic pumpkin to carry home the goodies.
Topic: mEnable your existing Adobe Captivate Courses
Date and time: Thursday, 31st October, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Damien Bruyndonckx, Captivate Community Expert to learn about the tips tricks and best practices to make your existing Captivate content mobile friendly. The HTML 5 capabilities of Adobe Captivate, makes it possible to access your eLearning courses on mobile devices. That being said, m-Enabeling your content probably requires a bit more work than simply re-publishing it in HTML 5 format. In this session, we will mEnable an existing Captivate project made for the desktop. We will use the HTML 5 tracker to identify the unsupported features of the project and we will discuss how we can replace these features by mobile friendly features. We will also tweak the existing project in order to optimize the learning experience for the mobile devices. At the end of the road, the project will be a bit different than the original project providing a slightly different experience to the desktop and mobile students. Is it acceptable? Do we have to provide the exact same experience to desktop and mobile users? Those are important questions that we will discuss together during the session.
Date and time: Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Are you still 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 for part two of an examination of media literacy education in the modern classroom. Dr. Partridge will 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. In this special second session Dr. Partridge will also provide examples of in-class uses of media literacy to integrate 21st century skills with the traditional curriculum.
Date and time: Thursday, 5th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.
Date and time: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Dr. Allen Partridge introduces video editing best practices for Adobe Presenter 9 Video Creator and Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing tool lets a total novice create incredible high definition personalized videos from the comfort of their desktop. Learn how to easily combine shots of yourself and your screen and how to add professional quality lower third text and intro/outro movies along with rapid shot succession and tons of other great tricks. Dr. Partridge will reveal the secrets that make his videos look great every time, and show you how to do it yourself from the comfort of your own desk. You won’t want to miss this session – chock full of tips and tricks to make your videos look like the pros without any of the time or money traditionally required to create great videos.
Date and time: Thursday, 12th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Maanasa Srinivasulu for an exciting session on how to convert plain text to narration in your Adobe Captivate 7 courses. You will learn about the best practices of using Text-to-Speech voices in Adobe Captivate 7 and make them sound natural by using VTML tags. Don’t miss it!
Date and time: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Adobe has put the social back into eLearning. With in-course collaboration and tracking in Adobe Presenter 9, teachers and students are finally able to discuss topics, ask questions and collaborate on projects and topics. You’ll also be able to gain insight into student progress and even get recommendations from the system to help you identify which students need extra help and attention based on their performance.
Date and time: Thursday, 19th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Joanne Nichols, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to use the Effects feature in Adobe Captivate 7 to create engaging eLearning courses. Learn how to use smart shapes to create tabs, page turning interaction, as well as other great ideas and games.
Date and time: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Isn’t it about time you put the fun back into your classes. Why should online courses be dry and dull? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this practical overview of ways to add a little play into your online courses. We’ll discuss the guiding concepts behind the gamification movement and explore & demonstrate ways to add these elements in appropriate ways into your courses. We’ll talk about the limitations of these approaches and as always, bring it back to the fundamental teaching objectives for your course.
Date and time: Thursday, 26th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to use Adobe Presenter 9 to enable collaboration in an eLearning course and assign scores for student participation. You will also see a short demonstration on how students will be able to ask questions, and participate in course discussions, from within the context of the course and how teachers will be able to track and incentivize this participation.
Flipped 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…
We 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…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.