Posts tagged "rapid elearning"

January 10, 2013

Adobe eSeminar now on demand: Louder, Faster, Funnier: Humor & Learning

Dozens gathered this morning to join my weekly eSeminar and share a laugh as we discussed the use of humor in online learning. You can check out the PowerPoint deck below, or enjoy the on Demand recording of the session here:

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.

Posted by Allen Partridge4:22 AM Permalink
January 7, 2013

eTraining: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 3

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.

Recording available here


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Posted by Vish2:28 PM Permalink
December 13, 2012

eSeminar now on demand: Working with Simple Buttons & Actions

Today’s eSeminar was loads of fun as dozens gathered to explore the use of basic buttons & actions in Adobe Captivate 6 with me. You can see the PowerPoint deck below, or enjoy the on Demand recording of the session here:

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.

Posted by Allen Partridge3:24 AM Permalink
November 30, 2012

Book Review: Mastering Adobe Captivate 6 by Damien Bruyndonckx

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.

Here are some of the striking features of this book: Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh8:24 PM Permalink
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…

Posted by poojajaisingh2:40 PM Permalink

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.

Recording Link


Posted by poojajaisingh2:31 PM Permalink
November 19, 2012

My Experience with Creating a Scenario-based Course: Part 5

I demonstrated this project at the eLearning DemoFest 2012 event, where a variety of solutions for day-to-day eLearning challenges including tools, technologies, and processes are showcased. And the good news is that this course won the Best Soft Skills Course award. :) :)

For DemoFest, I used the same course that I’ve shared with you in this blog series, made some cosmetic changes to it along with adding a lightbox-style menu and used some canned interactions to create the Top Issues and New Features pop-ups. I’ll share a few short tutorials on how to create these interactions in a couple of days on the Captivate Tutorials page. Stay tuned!

For now, let’s take a look at this new and improved course: Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh4:44 PM Permalink
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 9, 2012

eTraining: Trackable Quizzes with Adobe Presenter 8

When?  Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create quizzes, add various types of questions and question groups, enable the quiz for reporting and publish the course with Adobe Presenter 8.

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Posted by Vish4:53 PM Permalink

eTraining: Captivate your Learners with Amazing Simulations

When?  Thursday, November 29, 2012, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for an exciting session on capture workflows using Adobe Captivate 6. In this session, you will learn how to create application recordings in demonstration, training, and assessment mode — all in one go. You will also learn how to enhance the recordings with additional objects in Adobe Captivate 6, to make the captured content more effective.

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Posted by Vish4:49 PM 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!

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh2:21 PM Permalink

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.

Recording Link

Posted by poojajaisingh2:18 PM Permalink
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