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August 8, 2011

Adobe eLearning Master Class: Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning

I’m thrilled to share with you all that early next month I’ll be hosting another Master Class; Adobe eLearning Master Class: Cathy Moore chats with Allen Partridge on Saving the World from Boring eLearning. The session is scheduled for September 07, 2011 from 8-9 AM US Pacific time.

Award-winning instructional designer, Cathy Moore will Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge7:26 PM Permalink
July 29, 2011

#AdobeCaptivate Timelines Demystified

Hello Captivate Rock Stars young and old. I’ve been plugging away on this one for a while now – in part because I realize how really central it is to understanding Captivate as a whole. I’ve always been fascinated by learning, but there is one phenomenon in learning which I find particularly Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:17 PM Permalink
July 18, 2011

Add Wicked Word Clouds to your Adobe Captivate Projects [Cool, Free, Super-Fast]

I love word clouds. You know, those cool clusters of words that give instant summary of concepts by making words bigger and bolder the more times they are used somewhere. Today I thought it would be fun to show you how you can make wicked cool word clouds based on your Adobe Captivate (and even Microsoft PowerPoint) projects in just Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge6:19 PM Permalink
July 16, 2011

An Adobe Captivate Advanced Actions Interaction Example

One of the cool things about Adobe Captivate is that you can actually develop more complex interactions using the Advanced Actions feature. This post is for users with a fair amount of experience in Captivate and it presumes Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge12:19 AM Permalink
July 11, 2011

Is your eLearning Racing in Circles?

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the nature of business, eLearning and the deceptive influence of speed. Riddle me this…

One man starts at the beginning and drives 200 miles at 200 miles per hour and when he stops at his destination he exits the vehicle to find he’s arrived at exactly the same location as he left.At the same time a woman starts Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge7:10 PM Permalink
March 8, 2011

From Film to Game to Training and Education: Is the Entertainment Model the eLearning Model?

I suppose that if my former students had a conference to pick 3 catchphrases for me, they would list:

  • Show, don’t tell.
  • Don’t think, do.
  • Rip and Redo.
  • .
    Today I want to focus on the first, “Show, don’t tell.” I guess that we all imagine we have a unique perspective once we reach a certain age. Heeding my father’s advice that there is no idea completely “new under the sun”, I’ll simply say that my Continue reading…

    Posted by Allen Partridge9:25 PM Permalink
    March 7, 2011

    eLearning Suite & Photoshop CS5 – Getting super clean edges on alpha objects

    People often ask me how I got such a clean cutout of an image in Adobe Captivate 5. The answer is that it’s pretty easy with eLearning Suite 2, because Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Captivate 5 work together to make for a simple solution to complex problems like that one. Sure, it’s easy to get a clean selection when all the background pixels are the same color, but what do you do when you need to clip a foreground object or figure and the subject and the background are far more complex? In the video below I Continue reading…

    Posted by Allen Partridge4:08 AM Permalink
    February 11, 2011

    Preparing The Workforce of Tomorrow: Plenary Keynote for Media & Learning, Brussels

    In November (2010) I had the pleasure of joining the extraordinary community of eLearning, training and university educators who attended the Media and Learning: Brussels 2010 Conference. I was thrilled to give one of the plenary keynotes, and wowwed by the strong positive feedback overall as well as the wonderful new friends and colleagues I encountered at the event.

    The good folks at Media & Learning have since placed both the slide deck and an abbreviated video (about 20 of the 35 minutes) online. You may also Continue reading…

    Posted by Allen Partridge9:37 PM Permalink
    January 15, 2010

    mLearning eSeminars now aVailable

    I couldn’t resisted the opportunity to highlight the growing number of lowercase aTtachments to various terms in an attempt to describe efficiently the evergrowing array of associations. 😉

    We’ve created links to this weeks Adobe eLearning eSeminars at the locations below. The sessions were well attended and each lasted about an hour. The first has a more pragmatic emphasis with a focus on creating and delivering mLearning solutions using Adobe Captivate and the eLearning Suite. The second is a deeper dive into the issues surrounding mLearning. Is it time to explore this channel? Are we hitting a new wave? Is it all still just hype? Links are below;

    Title: How do I make eLearning mobile?
    Duration: 01:00:29
    URL for Viewing:

    Summary: A step by step walk through of producing mobile eLearning content with Captivate and the eLearning Suite.
    Language: English

    Title: Is it really time for mobile eLearning?
    Duration: 01:03:48
    URL for Viewing:

    Summary: mLearning; Beyond the Hype. A discussion of deeper issues relative to mobile delivery and eLearning. What is the critical tipping point? An examination of the mobile environment demographics and fiscal motives. A quest to find and share information about successful, and unsuccessful attempts at eLearning with mobile delivery.

    Language: English

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