January 29, 2013
I don’t usually talk about buying and selling our eLearning products. I suppose to some this might seem strange. After all, I do work for Adobe and we do make some amazing software. When asked about it I’ll usually say, “I just show how the software works and talk about eLearning, the products pretty much sell themselves.” And honestly, that’s true. The teams continue to improve the products so quickly that I’m almost always able to say “Yes, we can do that.”
So why a post about subscriptions. Well today is a very special day. It’s a day of a promise fulfilled. Today, subscription, Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) and other customers who have various forms of subscription agreements will get early access to Adobe Captivate features in Continue reading…
January 14, 2013
There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind of ‘insurance’ plan.
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 Continue reading…
January 12, 2013
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.
January 4, 2013
Hi Adobe eLearning fans, we have some exciting news! We’re launching a NYC-area user’s group! Justin Mass will host the monthly UG gathering at the beautiful Adobe offices in Times Square, NYC! Each month you’ll have an opportunity to network and learn from other eLearning professionals. The meetings will be informal and we encourage you to bring current projects with you, share your challenges & questions, work in real time together, and enjoy pizza and beer (our treat!). You may also have your own tips and tricks to share, and the monthly meetings will be a great venue to teach as well as learn. We plan to connect with members of the product team over video conference from time to time to address your burning questions. I hope you’ll join us for our kick-off meeting on Thursday night, January 24, from 6-8pm. To RSVP, please email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 6, 2012
I’ve spent much of the past week preparing for Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas at the end of this month. This is the premiere event for fans of Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Connect. The annual event has become a welcome tradition, featuring more than twenty phenomenal sessions on mobile learning, data/LMS integration, Captivate, Presenter & Connect tutorials and tips. You can learn about the latest in Video, Rapid eLearning, Advanced Actions and more.
The most exciting thing for me is that Adobe has Continue reading…
September 24, 2012
Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 2: Create Rapid Training Courses with Pizzazz
October 24, 2012
10:00 AM US Pacific
Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration of the powerful and simple tools in Adobe Presenter 8 for Rapid eLearning Authoring. Learn how, why and when to integrate characters, how to add interest and enhance engagement with smart learning interactions and how to work with the Presenter 8 eLearning Templates to rapidly create sensational looking, branded and customized eLearning courses.
September 22, 2012
Practical Uses for Adobe Presenter 8: Part 1: Video Lecture Capture & Knowledge Sharing
October 10, 2012
10:00 AM US Pacific
Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a practical discussion and demonstration of basic uses of Adobe Presenter 8 Video Creator for knowledge sharing and lecture capture. Learn why Adobe Presenter 8 is the latest sensation in personalized video creation, and see for yourself how you can revolutionize training & education efforts in your organization with minimal investment.
From Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side
October 03, 2012
10 AM US Pacific
Educators have searched for quite some time for ways to shift from a didactic (teacher centered) classroom to a more experiential (student centered) classroom for decades. In this one hour eSeminar Adobe eLearning Evangelist, Dr. Allen Partridge will offer some practical solutions to moving from primarily didactic instruction to primarily student centered, activity driven learning. You’ll get practical Advice for Educators who want to instantly create fantastic online resources from their lectures and slide decks. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a discussion and demonstration of practical tips to capture your lectures, economize their length and distribution and make them available to your students.
August 27, 2012
There is nothing like a trip to remind us that life’s journey’s are our only real destinations. Whether you ascribe such wisdom to Chinese Proverbs or “One Tree Hill”, the wisdom in recognizing that the process is more important than the product is universal and ageless.
I have spent the last couple of weeks traveling. I have driven through Continue reading…
August 7, 2012
Date and time: Wednesday, 19th Sept, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for a discussion and demonstration centered on knowledge sharing in your organization. Business communication today is growing increasingly dependent on clean, well-produced video content, and corporate culture has sent forth a clarion call to leverage internal knowledge in order to cut costs and protect the business process understanding resident in virtually every knowledge worker. This is sometimes a stark contrast to a prevailing knowledge hoarding culture. How can your organization facilitate both the cultural changes needed and the technological innovation required to move from knowledge protection to knowledge sharing within the group? Dr. Partridge will discuss the issues and demonstrate the technologies. You’ll learn how you can spearhead the knowledge revolution in your organization.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2074774&loc=en_us&sdid=JZZHZ
Date and time: Wednesday, 5th Sept, 2012 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Join Dr. Allen Partridge, veteran College Professor for this fascinating demonstration and discussion of flipping the college classroom. Participants will learn the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, the advantages of the constructivist approach, and how to easily migrate their lessons & lectures into online modules that students can use to investigate and research the principle topics. Includes demonstrations of Adobe Presenter 8 aimed specifically at supporting the technology needs of the flipped classroom.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2074765&loc=en_us&sdid=JZZHW
August 5, 2012
By now you’ve likely heard about the amazing new HTML5 capabilities in Adobe Captivate 6 – creating an ideal workflow for iPads and other OS devices. But wouldn’t it be cool if there were a mobile workflow for Adobe Presenter 8 too?
Well you’re in luck, because now you can easily download Adobe Presenter Mobile, a new app from the iTunes App store that plays your Presenter Flash files, right from the web on iPad and other iDevices. Yep! It’s that simple. No need for special publishing, no need to build and deploy your own Apps on the iTunes store. You just publish Continue reading…