Posts tagged "Rapid Authoring"
Lynda.com has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. This course is also very useful for folks who want to get started with responsive eLearning course creation with Adobe Captivate 8.
Here’s one of the videos from the course. Continue reading…
With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. You can author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. You can also tweak and/or design content for specific devices and use the in-product preview to see how your course will appear on various screens. And finally publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device.
To make the most of responsive feature in Adobe Captivate 8, here’s a list of best practices you can follow: Continue reading…
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. Because the technology is different, developing courses for both devices have unique attributes. The dilemma is – do we develop two separate courses that contain the same material but are published on different devices? Who wants to update the same course twice? So the approach then, is to craft a single course that provides optimal viewing and an effective learning experience across a wide range of devices. Anita Horsley and Karen Blades will present how to develop eLearning/mLearning course that have a professional look and feel, and provide an effective learning environment for students. This presentation is geared toward designers and non-designers alike to improve learning objectives using successful design techniques when publishing to both mobile and desktop devices.
Guest post by Coline Son Lee, Principal & Learning Strategist at Everest CS, Orange County, CA
How Adobe has broken the entry barrier to developing eLearning with a more powerful and responsive product!
As an eLearning developer, I am often asked by others considering making the leap from developing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning what is the “best” tool to learn/use. And this loaded question is often narrowed down to two options – Captivate or …?
My response isn’t usually a simple one. I take the time to peel back the layers of their motivation to uncover and understand what the originator of the question is trying to accomplish. Will eLearning benefit your organization? What resources (budget, time, talent) are or will be dedicated to this endeavor? Once we get past this step of verifying the business case for eLearning, my recommendation is to take the plunge and learn Adobe Captivate.
A Robust Tool That Sets You Up for Success!
To help them understand my recommendation I use the analogy that using Captivate is like driving a “stick shift” or manual transmission car. Stick shift transmissions give drivers more control over the car’s power and fuel economy. Plus – once you learn to drive a “stick”, you pretty much set yourself up to drive any type of car. However, the same isn’t usually true when you do it in the reverse. Going from automatic to manual requires a new learning curve as the driver fumbles with the clutch to control the car. Likewise, there are many rapid development tools available for eLearning development, with varying levels of ease-of-learning, but like my car analogy, if you develop your skills with a robust tool such as Captivate, transitioning to any other tool is a breeze and development in a broad sense, more intuitive.
Captivate 8’s Street Cred Continue reading…
Case Study: Transforming the classrooms with Adobe Presenter
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she shares her experience on how the Government School teachers from Bangalore were able to transform their traditional classrooms to collaborative classrooms with the help of Adobe Presenter. She will also show you how the school teachers were able to convert their PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning courses and instructional videos in few simple steps.
Topic: The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet
Description: Too many Adobe Captivate features are hidden and not well known. In this session, Joe Ganci, President at eLearning Joe, will show you many of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Why is it important to know about those features? Using the layers of sophistication found in some of Captivate’s features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into external resources more easily. Joe will also show you some of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool, including how combining the use of variables, Advanced Actions, and effects will result in a useful example that you couldn’t create otherwise.
Topic: The exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn about the new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7.0.1. She will demonstrate the enhancements related to HTML5, Advanced Actions, Variables, Color Swatches, new Millionaire interaction, and a few more enhancements.
We recently released a free update for Adobe Captivate 7 and it includes some stunning new features and enhancements like support for iOS 7.0.3, Android 4.2 and later, Mac OS 10.9, and Windows 8.1, color swatches, lock size and position of objects, star shape, millionaire interaction, and this list doesn’t end here… The most awaited enhancements in this list are related to Advanced Actions and Variables. Let’s take a look that these enhancements in detail:
Copy actions across projects:
You can now copy an action, advanced action, and shared action into another project by copying the objects or slides associated with the actions and pasting them in the target project. While copying Continue reading…
Topic: Is it Possible to Predict & Enhance Learning with Big Data
Date and time: Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Learner Intervention in Adobe Presenter 9 extends the social collaboration experience and integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing the student learning outcomes in your course. But the analysis goes beyond simple display of statistics. The software is able to make recommendations, evaluate the probability that learners will succeed or fail, and ease the process of intervening for the trainer or teacher.
Finally educators and trainers have the power to detect early potential problems with learning and to intervene early – improving the chance that the student will meet and even exceed their expectations. In this session Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Sr. eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the Learning Intervention and Collaboration technology in Adobe Presenter 9, and discuss the state of Learning outcomes prediction, recommendation and intervention in eLearning today.
Topic: This is how I created an interactive eBook!
Date and time: Thursday, 5th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and DevLearn 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 the eBook page layouts using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations, quiz questions, and interactions using Adobe Captivate, interactive web pages using Adobe Muse, 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: Is Knowledge Hoarding Costing Your Company More than You Realize? The connection between innovation and Knowledge Sharing
Date and time: Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: 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 deeper than just the upfront issues with bottle necks and heavy retraining costs. The most serious costs of a knowledge hoarding culture are that the institution is stifled when it comes to innovation.
Topic: Shared Actions for Mobile Learning
Date and time: Thursday, 12th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert and Sarah Gilbert, Mobile Learning Expert as they show you how to build mLearning courses using advanced and shared actions in Adobe Captivate 7. They will share some tips on how to prepare and design content for mobile deployment and steps to build custom navigation for best use on mobile devices. They will also show you how to reduce the file size with advanced and shared actions. Register today!
Topic: Quizzing on the Go: mLearning Solutions for Quizzing
Date and time: Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Have you found your learners expecting more and more mobile content from you? Wondering if you can create quizzes that will be as effective and as able to record outcomes when you deliver those quizzes on mobile devices? Worried about iPhones, iPads, iPods and Androids? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this useful session explaining the nuances of delivering mobile quizzes. You’ll learn how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it.
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.