By 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!
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…
Are you teaching at a college or university that is rapidly adopting online courses? Do you want to enhance your traditional classroom experience with more online course materials? Are you one of the thousands moving to mostly online teaching? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to use Adobe Presenter 8 & the new Video Creator to take the course materials you’ve got, and create amazing interactive experiences your students will love.
Join me for this eSeminar, free online on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. Just click the link below to register for the session and the system will send you link info and a reminder.
As the web evolves it’s impossible to ignore the ever rising tide of social networking. The ability to micro-message, inquire, post & share our ideas, thoughts and questions in virtually every context has given rise to expectations that within our eLearning modules, students and teachers should be able to communicate effortlessly. Advancements to the Adobe Captivate Twitter Widget are designed to facilitate this sort of immediacy within your courses by leveraging the Adobe Captivate Course Companion to send instant, context relevant messages from inside Adobe Captivate course modules between educators and learners & even between students & their peers. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a walk-through of this social media learning innovation, in order to learn how you can introduce social networking into your own courses.
I hope you’ll join me, along with Adobe engineers for a closer look at social media and Captivate. The event will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM US Pacific. You can register using the link below.
Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 2
Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.
Funny is Money! At least that’s the perspective of many in the entertainment industry, but is comedy a viable tool in educational content, specifically within eLearning? What issues are introduced when eLearning modules depend on humor and what kinds of humor are most and least effective? Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a tongue in cheek examination of laughter and learning. We’ll explore the latest ideas & research on humor in learning and look for special applications and exceptions that apply to online learning. You’ll probably laugh, and you might even learn something.
Description: HTML5 is becoming a popular format for distributing learning content. With HTML5 publishing capability in Adobe Captivate, now anyone can easily create content for iPad in very less time. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on a journey of creating courses for iDevices in HTML5 format.
Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in multi-part series to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate 6. In these sessions, we will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.
Learn how to make the most of simple interactive buttons in Adobe Captivate 6 in this introduction to interaction and Advanced Actions. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in interactivity and engagement for your eLearning courses. You’ll learn to get deeper control of your projects with Captivate’s Advanced Actions and how to connect those actions to your interactions.
Description: Assessment and Tracking is an integral part of any eLearning content, Adobe Captivate 6 has improved Quizzing capabilities to do decision-based branching to Branch-aware quizzing. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn various techniques used in creating smart branching with the course using the advanced capacities of Adobe Captivate 6.
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.
A few days back, I started reading Damien’s Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 book. I would say that it’s a great resource for people who wish to learn and master Adobe Captivate 6. It’s a comprehensive guide to help you create your eLearning course from start to end, and covers everything from pre-production to publishing stage.