August 28, 2008

Leaving on a World Trip

This will be my last blog entry for a year, because I am taking a personal leave of absence to travel the world!

Visiting Central and South America plus learning Spanish along the way has always been a dream. This dream is now coming true and tomorrow will be my last day at work - at least for a year. I'll be back - no worries.

You will be in good hands with Aunindo Ghosh (you can meet him at the Adobe Learning Summit), Marketing Manager for Director and now Adobe Captivate, and RJ Jacquez, our Senior Evangelist. Plus, you'll 'hear' from me soon - in September, we will be publishing a white paper I just wrote on eLearning going green with lots of tips and ideas for your department to adopt a sustainable strategy (once published, you'll find it on our Adobe eLearning page).

I also want to thank you - some of you have visited this blog whenever I posted new content. I loved receiving comments and suggestions and meeting some of you at conferences. I enjoy the elearning industry and will miss being in touch with you. There will definitely be lots to tell when I am back!

For new tips and tricks and product news, please subscribe to RJ's blog - he'll keep you updated of what's going on with Adobe eLearning.


See you in a year! ... or should I say - Hasta la vista ;)




August 27, 2008

New blog from our product evangelist

Adobe Sr. Product Evangelist RJ JacquezRJ Jacquez, our Sr. Product Evangelist, is now finally a blogger :) I have been bugging him for quite a while to blog, because RJ knows our products inside out and has lots of great ideas and many tips and tricks to share. Be sure to bookmark his blog - he'll let you know about upcoming betas, new eseminars, any promotional discount codes for our online store, events where he is speaking, and more. You'll be able to meet him in person at the Adobe Learning Summit, where he'll do several sessions, including the Sneak Peek session (hint: you'll get to see what's new in Adobe Captivate 4).



August 26, 2008

Tips on submitting videos in the Adobe eLearning Challenge

I uploaded a sample file to our contest and noticed that uploading works best in Firefox. If you have created Flash files for your learning content, you can easily convert those files into video using Sothink SWF to Video converter.

Make sure to use the conversion mode Interactive and uncheck Auto end capture at the last frame in the Capture Settings when using the converter. If your content has audio, you can capture that too by checking Record from current SWF file.

You may want to start recording your project where there is content on the screen - otherwise your entry will look like mine - it's just a red blob - the background color of my first slide. Once you play the video, you'll see the content fade in...



August 25, 2008

Adobe eLearning Challenge - Submit and you can win great prizes!

Adobe eLearning Challenge

How do you engage your learners?

Show us what you are doing with Adobe technology to engage your learners. Today, we launched our first contest to recognize learning professionals for the amazing content they create with our tools. You can enter the contest by submitting an avi screen recording of your content, a video of yourself about your use of our tools for eLearning, a screenshot image of your projects with a description, or a story how our tools helped you solve eLearning challenges.

The community will rate your entry and our team will select the winners from the top rated entries. When you submit, don't forget to tell your friends to vote for you (there is even a nifty way to include your entry in your MySpace Bulletins so your friends can vote).

The winners are invited to show their project at the Adobe Learning Summit and will also receive a full copy of CS3!

Enter the Adobe eLearning Challenge today!



August 22, 2008

Captivating! The Adobe Captivate Podcasts

Rick Zanotti's podcasts on Adobe Captivate

Rick Zanotti is doing a great job posting video podcasts on Adobe Captivate. Several episodes are already posted and cover topics from microphone tips to recording a movie. Rick also came down to San Diego to interview RJ, our Sr. Evangelist, and me. If you are a Mac user, you probably want to check out those interviews :)





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