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Engineering firm creates mission-critical simulation training using Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop

Faced with a challenge to migrate his workforce from legacy to leading edge, Dave Lukasik (Professional Services Inc.) needed a rapid eLearning tool that could help him provide 21st Century Training quickly, effectively and without confusion or complexity.

“We chose Adobe Captivate because of its exceptional ease of use and ability to support rich media and interactivity,” says Lukasik. “We learned how to use Adobe Captivate very quickly. And, we have been able to make our courses interactive to keep learners engaged.”

Check out the PSI Success Story here; http://bit.ly/4r1hUD

 

eSeminars: Mobile eLearning, Screen Recording, LMS Integration

I’ll be hosting a series of eSeminars for the eLearning community over the next few months. I hope to see you there. Use the links in the table below to register for the sminars and get them added to your calendar. Don’t hesitate to use the comments section for questions / comments. 

 

Seminar Title

Schedule

Registration Page URL

Description

How do I make eLearning mobile?

11.00 am – 12.00 pm EST, January 13, 2010

http://bit.ly/8b1IB5

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

Is it really time for mobile eLearning?

12.30 – 13.30 EST, January 13, 2010

http://bit.ly/7WpVIu

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.

Basic Screen Recording with Adobe Captivate

11.00 am – 12.00 pm EST, February 10, 2010

http://bit.ly/7tIMhC

A step by step walk through of each of the screen recording methods used in Adobe Captivate.

A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of screen recording as an instructional tool

12.30 – 13.30 EST, February 10, 2010

http://bit.ly/6iFrRZ

We’ll investigate the relative theories ranging from the classic Clark/Meyers psychology based recommendations, to the emerging trends toward experiential learning and ask important questions about whether audiences are actually changing?

Integrating your Quizzes with Moodle

11.00 am – 12.00 pm EST, February 24, 2010

http://bit.ly/7MkE4W

A step by step walk through of the process for creating SCORM compliant Captivate sessions with Quizzes, and then uploading the modules to your Moodle server.

An examination of Assessment and Assessment Methods

12.30 – 13.30 EST, February 24, 2010

http://bit.ly/5QzDl6

We’ll take a deeper dive into eLearning assessment methods and investigate potential variations to standard procedures. Are current methods appropriate for today’s learners?

21st Century Skills Sessions online

Its been a great holiday and as we return I wanted to share the links to the online recordings of last month’s sessions on 21st Century eLearning. I had a little trouble with the first few minutes of the Advanced session so I’ve included three links below, The extra one provides an introduction to the advanced session. Hope you enjoy. These were very good  sessions with loads of good feedback. Thanks again to all who attended.

Title:

Basics: 21st Century Skills & Adobe eLearning Suite

Duration:

00:57:26

URL for Viewing:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?id=1575504&event=register%5Fno%5Fsession&loc=en%5Fus

Summary:

Need a reliable educational solution that enables knowledge transfer, training, or general education in your institution? Why not empower everyone to rapidly document, explain, and develop rich, interactive, pedagogically sound educational resources? Dr. Allen Partridge hosts an entry level overview of Adobe’s E-Learning Development and Management Tools. Focus is on the Adobe eLearning Suite as a powerful productivity aid for all your education needs.

Language:

English

 

 

Title:

Introduction-Advanced 21st. Century

URL for Viewing:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?id=1575508&loc=en%5Fus&event=register%5Fno%5Fsession

Summary:

This is the first few minutes (Introduction) of the Advanced session on 21st. Century eLearning. When you finish, you can view the remainder of the session here (https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?loc=en%5Fus&id=1575512&event=register%5Fno%5Fsession ). There is no end of buzz today about Digital Literacy, Interactive Communications Technologies, and 21st Century Skill sets for students. Isn’t it time that we start identifying practical methods and tools to facilitate knowledge and skill development in this arena? And who better than Adobe to provide the tools that guide students to mastery in visualization, creative problem solving, interactive communications and media literacy? Dr. Allen Partridge frames these questions against the newly released Adobe eLearning Suite and explains how this powerful combination of tools has the potential to transform schools and students throughout the coming years.

Language:

English

 

 

Title:

Advanced: 21st Century Skills and Adobe eLearning Suite

Duration:

00:34:31

URL for Viewing:

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?loc=en%5Fus&id=1575512&event=register%5Fno%5Fsession

Summary:

There is no end of buzz today about Digital Literacy, Interactive Communications Technologies, and 21st Century Skill sets for students. Isn’t it time that we start identifying practical methods and tools to facilitate knowledge and skill development in this arena? And who better than Adobe to provide the tools that guide students to mastery in visualization, creative problem solving, interactive communications and media literacy? Dr. Allen Partridge frames these questions against the newly released Adobe eLearning Suite and explains how this powerful combination of tools has the potential to transform schools and students throughout the coming years. * The first few minutes of this session was cut off. For the viewers convenience I’ve uploaded a brief introduction here; (https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?id=1575508&loc=en%5Fus&event=register%5Fno%5Fsession).

Language:

English

 

The Captivate Twitter Widget Sneak

Shameer Ayyappan, Captivate Product Manager, posted a Connect recording of his very cool Captivate Twitter Widget presentation to the Captivate Blog.  He says…

I’ve finally managed make a decent recording of my session at the Adobe Learning Summit. The session was titled ‘Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter’- and showcases a new idea around how we believe Captivate courses of the future can help bridge the gap between ‘Classroom based training’ and eLearning. Follow this link to view the demo (runs 18 mins).

You can check out the original post here.  Basically this is a widget that makes it possible to do in place (on the right slide at the specified location) commenting – using Twitter & or in Captivate. Think of it as “In-Context Tweet Commenting”. 

What is Captivate? What is eLearning Suite?

In their 2008 eLearning Guild 360 Report on eLearning Authoring Tools and Software, the authors quite sensibly divided eLearning tools into four categories; Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools, Simulation Tools, Deployment Tools & Media Editors. It’s actually an incredibly helpful segregation and does a lot to help put the field of eLearning today into perspective.

 

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(While the chart is from me, the concept of dividing the field this way comes from http://www.elearningguild.com/research/archives/index.cfm?id=126&action=viewonly The eLearning Guild’s 2008 360 Report on Authoring and Development Tools.)

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About the Author


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Allen Partridge, Ph.D. – Product Evangelist, Adobe Systems.

Dr. Allen Partridge is the Product Evangelist for Adobe eLearning Suite, Captivate, & Shockwave and teaches doctoral courses in eLearning. In addition he is the Director of the Applied Media and Simulation Games Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. With more than 20 years experience in higher education, Partridge has written several articles on eLearning and both educational and commercial simulations / games. His books, Real-Time Interactive 3D Games & Creating Casual Games for Profit and Fun leverage his expertise at writing and developing interactive training resources for a wide variety of content.

Celebrate Community: Announcing a new series of eSeminars on eLearning

Adobe will be hosting a series of eLearning eSeminars beginning next week, for both beginners and more advanced users of Captivate and the eLearning Suite.  These sessions will generally be held every two weeks (on alternating Wednesdays, skipping the winter shutdown at the end of December) and will aim to provide basic information about

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