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January 25, 2013

Book Review: Adobe Captivate 6 Essentials and Beyond Essentials by Kevin Siegel

Picture1By now you must have realized that I love reading books, especially if they are related to eLearning, Instructional Design, mLearning, or Captivate. This time I picked up books authored by Kevin Siegel, who is a fantastic trainer and a fabulous person with a great sense of humor.

I’ve attended some of his face-to-face and online trainings in the past and he has a magic mantra of keeping the audience engaged in the class throughout the session. There’s absolutely no dull moment in his class and I really admire him for that! So, my self-assigned task while reading these books was to gauge if his books were as engaging and effective as his training sessions are! :)

The mission started with Continue reading…

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January 18, 2013

Congratulations to the winners!

Knowledge sharing challenge logoYesterday during our Captivate training session, we announced the results for Adobe Presenter Knowledge Sharing Contest. Thanks to Anita Horsley, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Rayes for judging the contest entries.

Here are the winning entries:

First prize goes to Dave Dunbar for his video on Using Xtranormal for Education to Engage Your Students! Dave has won $3000 cash as the first prize!

Second prize: Rod Ward for his video on New Infosemantics Widgets for Adobe Captivate. Rod has won a full licensed copy of Adobe eLearning Suite 6 + Logitech HD Webcam + Blue Yeti Mic

Third prize: Dave Buell for his video on Adding a Captivate Quiz to InDesign / DPS. Dave has won a full licensed copy of Adobe eLearning Suite 6 + Logitech HD Webcam + Blue Yeti Mic

Congratulations Dave Dunbar, Rod Ward, and Dave Buell for winning the contest! :)

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January 15, 2013

Use eLearning Characters as Presenters

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Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, President of eLearningArt, a company that provides thousands of eLearning templates and images, and author of the Assets eLearning Blog.

eLearning Characters make Great Presenters

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…
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December 11, 2012

eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 1

Adding interactivity in an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising in Multi-Part series to learn the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will learn using various examples that can be used in every eLearning courses.

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November 27, 2012

Training: Teaching and Learning with Adobe Captivate 6

Topic: Teaching and Learning with Adobe Captivate 6

Description: When you Google ‘Captivate 6′, the first hit you come to features this quote – “Adobe Captivate 6 software is the industry-leading elearning authoring software for rapidly creating and maintaining interactive eLearning content.” A bold statement but what does that mean in the real world? What makes one eLearning authoring tool more ‘industry-leading’ than another? Continue reading…

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Training: Making of the Best Soft Skills eLearning Course!

Topic: Making of the Best Soft Skills eLearning Course!

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, eLearning DemoFest 2012 winner for Best Soft Skills Course, as she shares the secrets of creating an award-winning scenario-based course. She will be taking you through the entire journey of creating the Captivate Customer Service Team Training course from content acquisition, analysis, storyboarding, graphic design, audio recording and editing, to course integration.

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November 15, 2012

My First ‘Captivating’ Blog!

Guest Blog by: David Dunbar, Seasoned Educational Professional at Mochrum E-Learning Development

When trying to think of how to begin my first ever ‘official’ blog, I thought about trying to make some profound or controversial statement, to provoke a response amongst the Captivate community! However, when it comes to Education, it would be difficult to say something very new or different, as teaching and learning affects absolutely every single person, in the whole wide world!

From nurseries, to adult education, kindergartens to IT courses for the elderly, we all learn, and are taught, which makes the job of the educational technologist difficult yet exciting, puzzling yet challenging, all in equal measure!

Therefore, rather than beginning my very first Captivate blog with a profound or controversial question, intended to make an impact, I offer a small but perfectly formed conundrum -

How can Captivate be used by educationists to cope with the puzzling, challenging, fun and infuriating world of education today? Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh11:42 AM Permalink
November 6, 2012

Training: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Topic: Making the most of Learning Interactions in Adobe Captivate 6

Description: Adobe Captivate 6 allows you to add out-of-the-box learning interactions like accordions, tabs, timeline, process circle, glossary, and many more such exciting interactions. Join Sara Henderson, as she shares some of the best practices of using these interactions in your eLearning courses. She will also show you some nifty examples on how and where to use these interactions in the course. Don’t miss it!

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Training: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Topic: Presenter and Captivate: Together at Last!

Description: This year, Adobe Captivate 6 and Adobe Presenter 8 were both released. Used individually, they are both great tools for creating eLearning. Together, they are more than the sum of their parts. In fact, when used together, you can capitalize on the strengths of both. But how? What are the best ways to ensure success? Joe Ganci, eLearning expert lo these many years, and an expert in both Captivate and Presenter, will guide you through the steps that will get you up and running quickly. He will also give you a few choice tips you may find difficult to find elsewhere. Come with your questions too. Joe will do his best to answer them.

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Training: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

Topic: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

Description: Adding audio to your eLearning courses brings the courses to life. It also leaves you with a lot of real estate space on the screen, as you can get rid of the Onscreen Text and utilize the space for adding  graphics, animations, and videos to explain the content better. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to explore the capabilities of Adobe Audition CS6 for audio recording and editing. They will also show you the Audition roundtripping feature in Adobe Captivate 6.

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Posted by poojajaisingh2:15 PM Permalink
October 20, 2012

Update available for Adobe Presenter Mobile App!

We recently released an update for Adobe Presenter Mobile App for iPad. It has few bug fixes, as well as some enhancements. To showcase these enhancements, I thought of creating a Presenter course.

When I was immersed in the thoughts of which topic to choose, I heard my third grader mumbling ‘What makes living things different?’, and that instantly became the topic for my course. Before we look at that fun course that I worked on, let’s talk about enhancements we have introduced in this update: Continue reading…

Posted by Vish11:37 AM Permalink
October 3, 2012

Announcing Adobe Presenter 8 with new support for 64-bit MS PowerPoint.

You are no longer forced to use the 32-bit version of MS Office, just because you want to create PowerPoint based eLearning. The new 64-bit Presenter 8 now works with your 64-bit MS PowerPoint.

How do you find out if you have 32-bit or 64-bit of MS-Office? It’s very simple, open MS PowerPoint and go to File> ‘About Microsoft PowerPoint’> … it would show you if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Do remember, there are separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit version of Adobe Presenter. So, when you are downloading the installer, make sure you select the correct one.

Download the Adobe Presenter 8 64-bit version here.

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Posted by Vish8:59 PM Permalink
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