Posts tagged "Partridge"

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
April 4, 2013

Soft Skills / Scenario Based Training Full Source Example for #AdobeCaptivate

1B_FinalA few months ago I began working with a very talented team of developers from eLearning Brothers. Together we conceived and created a very cool soft skills training module using Adobe Captivate called ‘Quarantine.’

Quarantine is a scenario based / soft skills training module designed to teach new officers at a prisoner of war camp how to engage with prisoners and respond to prisoner requests. The catch? It’s a POW camp for Aliens.

The basic story is that Aliens known as the Lacertae have invaded earth and that there are now Aliens being held in various Prisoner of War Camps around the planet and in orbit. You are a part Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge7:15 AM Permalink
January 14, 2013

Why Your Organization Should Support a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Segretaria stressataThere 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 Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge11:56 PM Permalink
July 25, 2012

Is Brick & Mortar Education Going to be Left in the Dust by Online Learning & Flipped Classrooms?

Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health raised this provocative issue in his recent article for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies “Online Learning is where Online Music was five years ago.

Maynard reports in the wake of a heavily attended special session on education from VidCon’s Third Annual Conference, held the last week of June in the Anaheim Convention Center. According to Maynard, a distinguished panel of experts largely from commercial and independent video production identified with wide consensus that Online Video-Based Education is on the cusp of something really big. The transition is led by an influx of online educational resources centering around YouTube and featuring famous Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge4:25 PM Permalink
June 3, 2012

eLearning eSeminar: Low Cost – High Quality Avatar Animation 4 Scenarios

The eSeminar on Avatar Animation for eLearning with low to no cost tools is now available and of course free as always on demand. You’ll find the eSeminar here: http://adobe.ly/LYTlMa

Creating scenario based training presents us with both a wonderful opportunity and a significant challenge when it comes to asset generation. In this eSeminar you’ll find a solid introduction to the process of creating, finishing and integrating high quality animations into your eLearning Scenario-based training without bearing Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:10 PM Permalink
June 1, 2012

Adobe Captivate 6 Sneak Peek: Themes

I’m so excited about the upcoming release of Adobe Captivate 6. I’m going to burst if I don’t share something, so here it is. From deep inside the labs I’ve sorted out the details of one of the incredible new features coming in Adobe Captivate 6, and it’s absolutely wonderful. You’re going to love using the new Themes. Check out the video to learn more. Enjoy! :)

Still starving for more information about Adobe Captivate 6? Follow me on twitter @adobeElearning and be the first one to know about what’s in store for you in Captivate 6.

You also stand a chance to win a full licensed copy of Adobe Captivate 6. Here’s how Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge10:22 PM Permalink
February 20, 2012

Content Curation and the end of Intellectual Property

The past couple of years I’ve been blessed to get to go to Brussels for Thanksgiving and honored to meet with some of the world’s foremost leaders, thinkers, and even trouble-makers in the area of education. The European Union sponsors a wonderful conference on Media and Learning – which is genuinely filled with amazing attendees and speakers and always provides a great opportunity to enjoy great company and sensational food in an extraordinary city.

This year I was a little nervous about my presentation. I wanted to explore some time-honored principles in education and eLearning, and Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:28 PM Permalink
January 2, 2012

Getting Practical: Composition and Layout for online Rapid eLearning with #AdobeCaptivate

Creating online learning materials isn’t always the easiest thing to do. That’s one reason a lot of Instructional Designers turn to cookie-cutter software and templates to churn out lessons that conform neatly to templates that were created to be as generic as possible. Unfortunately generic is seldom the best or most relevant approach to communicating the primary learning objectives of a given course module, so often times the end result looks at best dull and at worst is less than effective and engaging.

I also know from years working with Ph.D. students in Instructional Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:54 PM Permalink
November 18, 2011

The principles of eLearning (cognitive theory of multimedia design)

I did a ten part series on the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer and based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Often people ask me about how to access the eSeminar recordings so this blog entry is to provide a shortcut for folks looking to watch the seminars.

10: Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 10: Individual Differences

Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:19 PM Permalink

The How & Why of iPads, HTML5 & Mobile Devices in eLearning, Training & Education

I’ve been itching to write some about the proliferation of mobile devices in the wake of Tablet computers like the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy, the Blackberry Playbook and a myriad of others for quite a while. Much of what I’ve read is very technical and always seems a little heavy on hype and light on practical solutions for eLearning. The salient question is, should we as eLearning developers be looking at ways to move our content onto these mobile devices in order to more effectively reach our audience? The answer is that we of course should, but also that we are faced with a host of new challenges as soon as we attempt to Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge5:11 PM Permalink
October 17, 2011

Make ‘em Laugh: Is Comedy Appropriate in eLearning?

After you’ve been creating eLearning for a while you’ll no doubt begin to find humor, or the potential for humor in the content that you develop. As we often work in teams, and report to a variety of personnel ranging from legal departments to subject matter experts – this generally gives rise to a very appropriate question: Should we add a joke?

The question of whether to educate or entertain is as old as learning itself. It’s no surprise that contemporary research has some answers for us. Zach Stambor did a very nice Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge4:11 PM Permalink
August 22, 2011

Is There Room for Common Sense in eLearning? How about in business processes?

Is there room for common sense in modern business and eLearning. Radical thinker and eLearning Rebel*, Cathy Moore started our morning this morning with a heretical tweet;

Client: “Teach them how to complete our complex process.”
You: “Is there any way to make the process less complex?” #IDideas
- @CatMoore

Now you may be asking yourself, why does Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:00 PM Permalink
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