Posts tagged "Rapid Authoring"

November 14, 2013

Getting Started with Adobe Presenter: Scenes, Characters and Scenarios

Guest post by Kevin Siegel, Founder and President, IconLogic, Inc.

Often times the hardest part about creating an eLearning course is getting started. Many people struggle with the look and feel of the individual lessons, quality images, and workable scenarios. You’ll be happy to learn that Adobe Presenter provides some wonderful tools that will help get your eLearning course jump-started. I’m talking specifically about Presenter’s Scenes, Characters and Scenarios.

Scenes

Scenes are helpful when you’re trying to quickly create an eLearning course, but you don’t have the time to draw the background elements to support the slides. To use Presenter’s Scenes, you can begin with something as simple as a brand new PowerPoint presentation. On the Adobe Presenter tab, Insert group, you simply click the Scene tool.

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On the Insert Scene dialog box, you can select Continue reading…

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August 30, 2013

Six New eTrainings announced for Adobe Presenter: Register today for free!

21st centuryTopic: Build 21st Century Skills in Media Literacy in Your Classroom

Date and time: Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Are you still feeling challenged to provide your students with the domains identified for 21st century learners, yet at a loss for how to begin? Integrating media literacy into your curriculum should be fun, not a burden. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for part two of an examination of media literacy education in the modern classroom.  Dr. Partridge will demonstrates the incredibly simple way that you can empower your students to learn 21st century media literacy with Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn how to help your students create powerful, on-topic, professional quality videos in just minutes. You’ll see how these tools can be adopted in your classroom and learn how to use them.  In this special second session Dr. Partridge will also provide examples of in-class uses of media literacy to integrate 21st century skills with the traditional curriculum.

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FlippedTopic: Create Videos for Flipped Classrooms with Adobe Presenter 9

Date and time: Thursday, 5th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.

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Effortless video creationTopic: Effortless Video Creation from the Comfort of your Desk

Date and time: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Dr. Allen Partridge introduces video editing best practices for Adobe Presenter 9 Video Creator and Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing tool lets a total novice create incredible high definition personalized videos from the comfort of their desktop. Learn how to easily combine shots of yourself and your screen and how to add professional quality lower third text and intro/outro movies along with rapid shot succession and tons of other great tricks.  Dr. Partridge will reveal the secrets that make his videos look great every time, and show you how to do it yourself from the comfort of your own desk.  You won’t want to miss this session – chock full of tips and tricks to make your videos look like the pros without any of the time or money traditionally required to create great videos.

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collaborationTopic: In Course Collaboration & Performance Tracking for eLearning

Date and time: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Adobe has put the social back into eLearning. With in-course collaboration and tracking in Adobe Presenter 9, teachers and students are finally able to discuss topics, ask questions and collaborate on projects and topics.  You’ll also be able to gain insight into student progress and even get recommendations from the system to help you identify which students need extra help and attention based on their performance.

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gamificationTopic: Gamification 101: Building Fun and Play into your eLearning Courses

Date and time: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Isn’t it about time you put the fun back into your classes. Why should online courses be dry and dull? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this practical overview of ways to add a little play into your online courses.  We’ll discuss the guiding concepts behind the gamification movement and explore & demonstrate ways to add these elements in appropriate ways into your courses. We’ll talk about the limitations of these approaches and as always, bring it back to the fundamental teaching objectives for your course.

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collaborate and learnTopic: Let your Students Collaborate and Learn!

Date and time: Thursday, 26th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to use Adobe Presenter 9 to enable collaboration in an eLearning course and assign scores for student participation. You will also see a short demonstration on how students will be able to ask questions, and participate in course discussions, from within the context of the course and how teachers will be able to track and incentivize this participation.

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Posted by poojajaisingh9:53 AM Permalink
August 28, 2013

What is a Flipped Classroom and How Can It Help Me?

Child standing upside downFlipped Classroom (sometimes called flipped teaching) is an approach to education that blends both online instruction and offline learning. Generally in Flipped Classrooms the online learning is done with videos and quizzes offered offline and this gives the teacher more time to spend engaging directly with learners in activities and exercises during class.

It earned the name ‘Flipped’ because traditional in class activities (like lecture) are moved to homework time, and traditional homework activities, are moved to the class meeting time. The advantage of this Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge8:44 PM Permalink
June 7, 2013

Adobe Presenter Webinars for July: Sign up now for free!

Here’s the list of Webinars we’ve planned for the month of July. Feel free to register for the Webinars you wish to attend.

Topic: Learner Intervention & Course Collaboration in eLearning

Date and time: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Tracking your quiz results is wonderful, but what about the role of real, live, important and thought provoking discussion. Why should conversation be missing from our eLearning? It doesn’t need to be.  Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he demonstrates simple methods that you can use to integrate effective and immediate learner communication, questions, conversations and even track those contributions as the instructor using Adobe eLearning tools. You won’t want to miss this amazing session.  Register for Free today!

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Topic: Moving from Knowledge Hoarding to Knowledge Sharing with Adobe Presenter Video Creator

Date and time: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: 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 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.

In this session Dr. Allen Partridge will share research on Knowledge sharing and demonstrate how Adobe Presenter Video creator can close the technology gap and facilitate a knowledge sharing culture in your organization.

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Topic: Adobe Presenter for Total Beginners

Date and time: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Learn to create your first eLearning course using Adobe Presenter. Dr. Allen Partridge will guide you through an overview of Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn to work with basic content, insert quizzes, manage and share your courses and even create cool show and tell videos.

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Posted by poojajaisingh5:47 PM Permalink
April 16, 2013

eTraining: Creating Adobe Presenter courses for iPad

When? Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, 8am-9am US/Pacific

Description: Adobe Presenter converts your PowerPoint Presentations into exciting eLearning. Now you can also access these courses on your iPad using the Presenter Mobile App. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a step-by-step demonstration on creating an engaging mLearning course in Adobe Presenter for best viewing experience in Presenter Mobile App.

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April 8, 2013

Training: Flip the Classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator!

Topic: Flip the Classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator!

Date and time: Thursday, 9th May, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.

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Posted by poojajaisingh8:18 PM Permalink
March 7, 2013

Check out the exciting new features in Adobe Presenter 8 Update!

AdobePresenterUpdateLast month, we released a new update for Adobe Presenter 8. This release grants an early access to fantastic new features and is available only to customers on Adobe Software Assurance plans for Adobe Presenter and eLearning Suite (as well as customers on maintenance agreements and eLearning Suite 6/6.1 subscriptions.) For customers not on these plans, these new features are expected to also appear in the next full release of Presenter.

In the announcement post for Adobe Presenter 8 updates, Dr. Allen Partridge talked about some of the key features, like the new audio workflow, enhanced Adobe Presenter Mobile App, automatic closed captioning for Presenter Video Creator, Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 support, and enhanced interactions library. Along with these key features, we also have some interesting new features added to Adobe Presenter 8, which are accessibility support, closed captions, direct option to hide playbar, and ability to add a title at the beginning of the videos created using Adobe Presenter Video Creator.

Let’s talk about these features in detail: Continue reading…

Posted by poojajaisingh7:13 PM Permalink
February 12, 2013

eTraining: From ‘Just PPT’ to ‘Wow eLearning’ with new Adobe Presenter 8 Update

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 8am-9am PST
Description: Converting PowerPoint Presentations to eLearning is a need that we all have, and Adobe Presenter makes it a complete solution as a plug-in for powerpoint. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the key features of latest Adobe Presenter update to take the PowerPoint Presentation to next level by adding Media and assessment capabilities of Adobe Presenter.
Posted by Vish12:36 AM Permalink
January 12, 2013

Become the Superstar of your University’s Online Course Catalog

iStock_000017992167XSmallAre 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.

REGISTRATION: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=2128318&loc=en_us

Posted by Allen Partridge3:07 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.

Register at: http://adobe.ly/Zc1aHc

Posted by Vish4:53 PM Permalink
November 6, 2012

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.

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Posted by poojajaisingh2:18 PM Permalink

$2000 Top Prize in the Adobe Change the World Challenge

I’m thrilled to share that Adobe has announced an amazing competition for students and teachers ages 13 and up. It’s an awesome chance to strut your creative stuff and compete for fantastic big money prizes. Top prize is $2000 with a $1000 second prize and a $500 third prize.

Now money can be good. It can even be awesome. But what’s really awesome about this contest is that participants will get a chance to show off their creativity, and express their ideas about a social issue that matters to them. In this contest, entrants will create a short video (using the new Adobe Presenter Video Creator) that explains how they would Change the World for the better. It’s a great opportunity to let others hear your ideas and to demonstrate your creative abilities. Wouldn’t you love a chance to share your ideas and compete for big cash prizes? How about the people you know? You should share this article with your kids, your friends, your family and colleagues. (Hint, hint)


Check out this video to learn more about the competition.

Competitors will use the new Adobe Presenter Video Creator (available as a free trial here) to create a personalized Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:57 AM Permalink

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